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“One of the best Small Luxury Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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137 Pillars House
Ranked #1 of 374 Hotels in Chiang Mai
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“One of the best Small Luxury Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

137 Pillars House
One of the best Small Luxury Hotel
Date: Mar 2014
Price: $480
Room: East Borneo Suite

We heard of 137 Pillars House from our friend. We have wanted to stay with all the good things we heard about the place. This time we had a chance to visit Chiangmai and 137 Pillars House was one of our destinations.

--Good-- First of all, the place is beautiful. One of the building was renovation of an antique Thai house. It is not often you can find a beautiful old Thai house in such a fine condition. The service is very good. Staff feels like they are well trained. The room is also beautiful, somewhat cozy with Thai-ish modern style.

--Bad-- Just like any other place the photos make the place look big. The room included. The first day of our arrival there were some tour of about 20 people came for sightseeing. It was a bit noisy. Another day there was a wedding, which basically took over almost the entire space because the hotel was not that big. I feel that they don't have staying Guests as their top priority. There is a pub not far away from the hotel, so it is a bit noisy until late at night(2-3am). There should be no problem for those who don't have trouble sleeping, but for those who needs silence may find it an issue. This is not the hotel fault and I am sure they have tried everything in their power to keep their place quiet.

--Conclusion-- To be honest, I found it a bit difficult to write the review. The hotel itself is very good, one of the best hotel I have been to, but I feel that there is still room for improvement. They could make their Good service to Excellent. It could be due to high expectation I had before arrival.

Room Tip: East Borneo Suite is a good choice in my opinion.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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GM137PillarsHouse, General Manager at 137 Pillars House, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to publish your valuable comments regarding your recent stay at 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai.

Please allow me to briefly reply as follows:

With the hotel becoming more and more popular, we receive a large number of requests for site inspections, mostly by Universities (Faculty of Architecture) and schools. We are trying to keep inspection at an acceptable level and schedule them during low occupancy periods. I do fully understand that it may disturb our guests privacy and do apologize that this happened during your visit.

Also, the hotel beautiful hotel grounds serve as a perfect location for weddings, which you experienced as well. It is unfortunate that you had to go through both experiences, but pleased rest assured that all of our guests are of equal importance, the once staying in any of our Suites as well as the ones coming to use our services. Please allow me to invite you back to 137 Pillars House at a time when there won't be any functions on the hotel grounds (during 340 out of 365 days in the year) and again, please accept my apologies for not having been able to provide the absolute privacy you were so rightfully expecting.

I look forward to hearing from you again,

Respectfully yours,

Manfred ILG - General Manager
gm@137pillarshouse.com
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

breakfast, service, grounds, staff, and I will say again, BREAKFAST all perfection. The grounds are beautiful and the rooms are very high end.
Giant claw foot tub and outdoor shower as well as an indoor glass shower opening to the outdoors. Was our favorite hotel quite possibly.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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GM137PillarsHouse, General Manager at 137 Pillars House, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
Thank you very much for this "perfect" review and for having been our guests at 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai recently. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future!

Respectfully yours,

Manfred ILG - General Manager
gm@137pillarshouse.com
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

My wife and I just stayed at 137 Pillars House in Chang Mai and thoroughly loved it. We are frequent travelers and stay in a bunch of nice places, but this one was our favorite on our recent trip to Thailand.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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GM137PillarsHouse, General Manager at 137 Pillars House, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
And what a treat you allowed us by having you as one of our esteemed guests! Thank you for your recent stay at 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai, and please do visit us again soon!

Respectfully yours,

Manfred ILG - General Manager
gm@137pillarshouse.com
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Been to a few top boutique hotels in thailand such a Zevola on PhiPhi and what I can tell you is 137Pillars is a Magical place, a cool luxury haven in the heart of Chaing Mai ! Although expensive it's worth at least a couple of nights as you will kick yourself for not booking the 2nd night! I would also suggest you keep this part of your thai experience for last!

You will not be disappointed !!,,

Room Tip: The ones with the private pool
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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GM137PillarsHouse, General Manager at 137 Pillars House, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
Dear Samuel,

Thank you very much for your recent visit and for your wonderful comments and review! All Associates and I look forward to welcoming you back again in the not too distant future.

Respectfully yours,

Manfred ILG - General Manager
gm@137pillarshouse.com
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Hongkong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Overall environment is nice, especially the balcony and restaurants. Staffs' service are excellent and they can speak good english. Except some mainland china guests are a bit noisy, everything is good

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Japan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

The atmosphere was so comfortable. The sense of their interia was sophisticated. The hotel staffs' manner and attitude were excellent! They immediately tried to solve the problem of the guests. I recommend to go there.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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China
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

Disappointed with the breakfast experience, choices were very limited. I have asked if there's separate menu for more options but the staff answered no… Overall environment was excellent and front desk staffs were efficient and friendly. BTW, swimming pool was tiny...

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: 137 Pillars House
Address: 2 Soi 1, Na Wat Gate Road | Wat Gate, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 374 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — 137 Pillars House 5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This luxurious 30 suite boutique Hotel is built around a colonial teak homestead built in 1880s. It is located in a leafy residential enclave a few minutes walk from the historical Wat Gate Temple, Ping River and boutique shopping area. Four stunning suite types range from 70 -135 square meters; two with small private pools. Tiled verandas, cane shades, rattan furniture and free standing Victorian baths are reminders of days gone by, blend with modern facilities including outdoor gardens showers, flat screen televisions and wi-fi. A range of bespoke dining options include the Jack Bain's Bar, Parlor, Wine Cellar, The Dining Room, Palette, Kitchen and Private Dining, using organic ingredients from the Hotel's garden.Recreation facilities include the Spa, Gymnasium and Swimming Pool. ... more   less 
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