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137 Pillars House

Chiang Mai, Thailand


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Luxury Holidays At 137 Pillars House

Housed in historic teak buildings surrounded by blossoming gardens and immaculate lawns, 137 Pillars House may still exude old-world Orient charm, but the superlative service and lavish amenities that make this boutique hotel one of Chiang Mai’s most popular are nothing short of modern luxury. Every stylish suite is named after a founder of the building’s original occupants, the East Borneo Trading Company, with every one affording a culturally inspired design, while you can find out more about the property’s fascinating history in the on-site museum. When it comes to cuisine, The Dining Room and Palette serve fresh, flavoursome food, while you’re also welcome to a relish Afternoon Tea in the tropical gardens, or a handcrafted cocktail at Jack Bain’s Bar. Exploring Chiang Mai on your luxury holiday couldn’t be easier with this 19th century building as your base; the Old City is a ten-minute tuk-tuk ride away and the grand Wat Ket Karam temple is only a short stroll from your doorstep.

  • Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Summary: A restored, 19th-century property with character
  • Feature: Private and peaceful, yet perfectly located
  • Rooms: 30 Suites
  • Nearest airport: Chiang Mai International Airport
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Location and transfer

Approximately 20 minutes from Chiang Mai International Airport by private car transfer


The 30 suites are all exquisitely appointed, tended to by an attentive butler service. Every suite includes an ultra-comfortable four poster bed, freestanding Victorian bath tub and indoor/outdoor showers and a vintage tiled verandahs with large daybeds.

   Rajah Brooke Suite :expand_more
  • Rooms: 12
  • Size: 70m²
  • Room View: Garden View
  • Facilities: This one-bedroom king suite includes a vast walk-in wardrobe, a spacious living area, en-suite bathroom with an outdoor shower and a beautiful verandah with a plush daybed. These suites can also be offered in an interconnecting format for families.
   East Borneo Suite :expand_more
  • Rooms: 11
  • Size: 75m²
  • Room View: Garden View
  • Facilities: Accessible via a private corridor, these suites are available in a king or twin bed format. They also feature a walk-in wardrobe, an en suite bathroom with outdoor shower and a verandah overlooking the gardens with a cane shade for privacy.
   David Fleming Macfie Suite :expand_more
  • Rooms: 3
  • Size: 80m²
  • Room View: Garden View
  • Facilities: This spacious suite includes a king-size bed, along with a customized divan which can be converted into a sofa bed. It also features a spacious living, along with a conservatory which can be air-conditioned or open air. There's also a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom with an outdoor shower.
   William Bain Terrace Suite :expand_more
  • Rooms: 2
  • Size: 100m²
  • Room View: Pool View
  • Facilities: Overlooking the historical homestead and the infinity pool, these super-king bedroom suites have a generous living room and airy vintage tiled verandah, along with a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom with dual washbasins and a sunken bath overlooking tropical foliage.
   Louis Leonowens Pool Suite:expand_more
  • Rooms: 2
  • Size: 135m²
  • Room View: Pool View
  • Facilities: Set across two storeys, these suites feature generous living rooms and super-king bedrooms with French doors overlooking the infinity pool. They also have walk-in wardrobes and en suite bathrooms, as well as there own private, five-metre swimming pool.

From a harvest breakfast in the Dining Room and Afternoon Tea on the lawn, to a gourmet dinner in the privacy of Palette, dining is a real delight at 137 Pillars House.

The Dining Room:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Traditional Thai cuisine
  • Setting: Located adjacent to the teak homestead, this beautiful setting allows you to dine indoors or al fresco in the courtyard, with breathtaking views of the tropical gardens.
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
Palette :expand_more
  • Cuisine: Western cuisine
  • Setting: An intimate space seating up to 24 diners, relish culinary delights as you admire walls filled with local artwork.
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
Property Highlights:expand_more
Culture & History

The history of Chiang Mai is believed to date back over 700 years, so there's centuries worth of culture to unearth! A short walk or tuk-tuk ride and you're quickly immersed in the historic Wat Gate area, where leafy, laid-back streets lined with coffee shops and designer boutiques guide you to the towering temple at the heart of the district – just one of ancient monuments you find in culture-filled Chiang Mai. Another cultural experience is the Sunday Market – otherwise known as Walking Street – where you'll mingle with the locals and have the opportunity to purchase handcrafted products, passing by street entertainers and more awe-inspiring temples as you go.


Intimate and idyllic, this 30-suite property is perfect for a luxury couples holiday to Thailand. Whether you're hoping to go temple-hopping, looking for adventure or simply wish to relax by the slimline pool, you're promised privacy and peace as you spend time together. For the ultimate in secluded serenity, stay in a two-storey Louis Leonowens Suite, where you can unwind in your private plunge pool.


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