Located in the heart of Wat Gate, an area in Chiang Mai that was formerly designated to foreigners by the government, 137 Pillars House sits idyllically along the Ping River, adjacent to Wat Gate Khar Rham Temple. Combining the regality of traditional Thai elegance with modern luxury, this boutique hotel offers amenities including high-speed wireless internet access, laundry service, a 24-hour on-call medical professional, babysitting services, a spa, outdoor swimming pool and a fitness facility. The Dining Room offers classic Thai cuisine, one of the many dining options offered at the hotel. 137 Pillars House is approximately 25 minutes by car from Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX).
Individuality: The 137 Pillars House is a recently opened, renovated, historically colonial boutique property of select suites.
Added Extras: Guests receive complimentary breakfasts, soft drinks and beer from the mini bar.
Location: Situated in one of Chiang Mai’s most stylish areas, by the Ping River and near unique art galleries, antique shops, coffee houses and just a stone’s throw from some of the cities most up-market nightlife venues.
This new boutique property has 30 inviting suites oozing nostalgic elegance and class. Architectural historians and conservationists restoring the historic property focused on keeping the original structure as close as possible to its original 1800s colonial style form. Guest suites have antique and period style furniture, sumptuous soft furnishings and plenty of modern amenities and high-tech entertainment systems subtly placed in their timeless designs.
Rajah Brooke Suites are over 753 square feet and have one bedroom, a tiled veranda with daybed and planter's chair, and an en-suite bathroom. The rooms are fitted with luxury 400-thread count bed linen on four-poster king or super-king beds, and Sealy Posturepedic Premier Ultra Plush mattresses. Rooms are well equipped with added extras such as a personal in-room music system with iPod connectivity, books on Thailand, WiFi, 43" flat screen cable TVs, DVD players and a DVD menu. The rooms also come with a personal bar, espresso machine and in-room safe.
East Borneo Suites measure around 807 square feet and are accessible by a private corridor. The suites have one super-king bed or two twin beds, a tiled veranda overlooking a tropical garden, a walk-in closet and an ensuite with a Victorian style bathtub. The rooms are fitted with luxury 400-thread count bed linens and Sealy Posturepedic Premier Ultra Plush mattresses. The rooms also come with a personal bar, espresso machine and in room safe.
These 860-square-foot suites offer spacious accommodation for up to four guests traveling together. Unique to this lodging option is the "al fresco" conservatory, which is a light-filled, air-conditioned living space, decorated in a vintage style with rattan rocking chairs, cane blinds for privacy and a plush daybed that can be converted into an extra sleeping space. Amenities include a personal in-room music system with iPod connectivity, WiFi and a 43" flat screen cable TV.
The William Bain Terrace Suite overlooks the historic pillar house, swimming pool and lush green gardens. The large suite is comprised of one king bedroom, a generous living room, a tiled veranda and an ensuite with a sunken bath. The rooms are fitted with luxury 400-thread count bed linens and Sealy Posturepedic Premier Ultra Plush mattresses. Modern conveniences include a personal in-room music system with iPod connectivity, WiFi, a 43" flat screen cable TV, DVD player and a DVD menu. Smoking and non-smoking and interconnecting rooms are also available.
There are two top-tier Louis Leonowens Pool Suites covering a large area of 1,453 square feet. The sumptuous suites are made up of a living room and super-king bedroom with French doors over looking the infinity pool and tropical garden below. Each suite has a sizeable walk-in closet, an ensuite bathroom and a secluded private pool. The rooms are fitted with luxury 400-thread count bed linens and Sealy Posturepedic Premier Ultra Plush mattresses. Rooms come with a music system with iPod connectivity, WiFi, 43" flat screen cable TVs, an in room safe, DVD players and a DVD menu. Added touches include a personal bar, espresso machine and books on Thai culture.
Step into the wellness spa for a full body massage, skin wraps, scrubs, reflexology and facials. The spa is equipped with the lasted health and beauty technology and staffed by well-trained therapists. Guests may feel totally relaxed in private treatments rooms and have tailor made treatments to their own requirements discussed in a short primary consultation with the therapist.
The hotel swimming pool is ideal for laps swimming or just lounging around on the adjacent comfy sunbeds. Guests will be treated to complimentary homemade sorbets, cool towels, and mineral water to refresh them in the warm Chiang Mai climate. Poolside dining is also available.
The wooden paneled Palour Lounge is decorated with unique and antique furniture from Asia and Thailand. Wooden shutters open out towards a beautiful lawn and let in plenty of natural light. The elegant Palour Lounge offers afternoon tea or coffee accompanied by a tiered spread of Thai and western desserts, cakes, and savories.
The all-day Dining Room provides a refined and atmospheric environment to savor delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The menu is diverse and covers international favorites, Thai specialties and in-house creations. Suggested menus allows guests sample authentic Thai and northern Thai cuisine. There is alfresco and inside seating available.
The grown-up Library Bar is bursting with hand-picked books on Chiang Mai and Thailand. Guests may read or relax with a drink of their choice sat on the comfortable sofas. Alternatively there are board games for fun and international magazines and newspapers to browse. The bar serves a variety of fresh fruit shakes, Italian and local coffee and teas, wines, brandy, port, sherry, cognacs and aperitifs.
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