The design of Hotel 137 Pillars House is spectacular, fully capturing the elegance of by-gone days, but with a pleasing acceptance of contemporary facilities
Hotel 137 Pillars House is a new beautifully designed boutique hotel, reviving Oriental luxury within a historic setting. Elegant, with a real sense of occasion. Located close the banks of the Mai Ping river, just a short taxi ride to the centre of Chiang Mai. The airport is 20 minutes away.
Just 30 speciality suites. The 20 Rajah Brooke Suites are Junior suite in style with over sized bedroom and living area and tiled veranda overlooking the gardens. These are the most suitable for families as several are interconnecting. The 6 East Borneo Junior suites are larger. The 2 William Bain Terrace suites have bedroom and separate living room, whilst the 2 Louis Leonowens Suites are the most spacious and luxurious and have their own plunge pool.
Wonderfully tropical gardens
Spa of course
Elegant restaurant and planter style colonial bar
You are also conveniently located to enjoy the numerous restaurant and boutique options that abound in Chiang Mai, with several of the more up-scale just a few minutes walk away whilst the the famous night market is a 8 minute tuk-tuk ride.
Hotel 137 Pillars House is a super relatively new addition to the Chiang Mai hotel scene. The hotel opened in mid 2012, to instant acclaim. The design is spectacular, fully capturing the elegance of by-gone days, but with a pleasing acceptance of contemporary facilities. The old colonial house was built in the early 1800’s as a house designated to foreigners by the Siam Government, and it was built around the construction of 137 pillars, hence the name.
The history of the place is fascinating. The Europeans came up from Sarawak in Malaysia, seeking the King of Siam’s approval to enter into the teak trade. They brought with them a Governess, Anna (Leon) Owen, who later became the personal tutor to the King’s children – The original story of The King & I.
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