137 Pillars House

The boutique hotel is a beautifully restored 19th Century Thai homestead, full of character and Old World charm but with contemporary luxury features. Emanating a friendly and hospitable atmosphere, 137 Pillars House offers all the high-end luxury room amenities one would expect of a five star international hotel.

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GEO Information

The 19th century homestead boasts a prime position overlooking the river in Wat Gate, an area of Chiang Mai which was formerly designated for foreigners by the Government. Use the beautiful historical surroundings as your base to explore the fascinating sights of Chiang Mai.

137 Pillars House is located adjacent to Wat Gate Khar Rham Temple, and just 10 minutes by car from Chiang Mai airport.

  • Introduction

    An authentic flavor of the Old Orient mixes with contemporary comfort and luxury; discover 137 Pillars House, an oasis nestled between the Mae Ping River, towering pagodas, and lush vegetation.

    This charming suites-only hotel features several restaurants and bars, serving mouth-watering cuisine, next to a wide selection of New and Old World vintages. The Swimming Pool and Spa will take care of your physical fitness, while the intimate Spa will soothe your mind and alleviate any tensions your body may harbor.

    Experience Thai hospitality at its best and discover a world of adventures on your doorstep.

  • Restaurants & Bars

    The hotel offers a range of atmospheric dining and drinking venues to choose from. Whether it's afternoon tea, fine wine, authentic Thai cuisine or the flavours of home that you're craving, you're sure to be satisfied by the hotel's impression selection.

    The Library Bar

    Surrounded by books on Thailand plus coffee table books, mysteries and histories, paperbacks, magazines and newspapers, this is a characterful spot for a drink.

    The Parlor

    Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the cozy surroundings of The Parlor, or sample a coffee or some Thai sweets.

    The Dining Room

    Breakfasts, lunches and dinners including classic Thai cuisine made from high-quality organic ingredients as well as international favourites are served in the stylish surroundings of The Dining Room.


    A delight to the senses, where guests can enjoy exquisite cuisine in an intimate setting, as well as displaying engaging Nouveau Asian Art exhibits. Palette is located in the hotel's original teak homestead which dates back to the 1800's. The restaurant seats up to 20 diners. An additional 16 diners can be accommodated in the intimate Wine Cellar and private open air verandah. The restaurant can also be booked exclusively for private functions and special occasions. Palette's menu is light and artistic, offering a selection of cuisine with a brilliant array of colour and flavors using locally sourced and organic produce.

    Private Dining

    Order a delicious meal to enjoy in the privacy of your room or choose a peaceful spot in the hotel grounds to enjoy it al fresco. BBQs, picnics and lunch boxes can also be provided.

    The Kitchen

    The hotels' gourmet chefs as well as visiting culinary wizards host meals and conduct cooking demonstrations in this popular venue.

    The Wine Cellar

    New World and Old World vintages plus notable Thai wines can be enjoyed here as part of a wine tasting event or a private event with cheeses or Thai tapas.

  • Activities and Recreation

    The contemporary hotel gymnasium is equipped with the latest multi-station free unit and free weights as well as cardiovascular equipment.

    There's also a beautiful 25 metre infinity pool surrounded by trees to enjoy at the hotel, with staff on hand to offer snacks, drinks and refreshing cold towels and atomizer mist.


    • Pool
    • The Gymnasium
    • Library
    • Business Centre
    • Personal Butlers
    • Concierge
    • Babysitting Service
    • Laundry, Pressing & Dry Cleaning Service
    • 24 Hour Doctor
    • Private Airport Transfers
    • Pre-Registration In-Car and In-Room Check-In and Check-Out
    • Express Check Out

    Near-By Attractions:

    • Wat Gate Khar Rham
    • Huai Kaeo Falls
    • Royal Winter Palace
    • Doi Pui Tribal Village

  • The Spa

    Massages and spa treatments including traditional and current Asian methods are available at The Spa, including Thai massage, aromatherapy and yoga.

    The essential oil is distilled on site and many of the freshly-made beauty products come straight from the garden. All of the ingredients are natural, with the treatments combining local organics and ancient know-how.

    Spa Facilities:
    • 2 Single Treatment Rooms
    • 1 Couples' Treatment Room

    Spa Treatments

    The signature Sukhothai Surrender is an indulgent two hour treatment aimed at bringing about deep relaxation using pure oil blends and rich aromas and a combination of techniques including Traditional Thai Massage, Luk Pra Kob and Swedish massage.

    The Enrich treatment uses antioxidant and nutrient-rich coconut oil as a base for this full body massage. Hints of ylang ylang and vanilla bring their calming properties to this treatment.

    The 60-minute Foot Blast uses ginger and organic coffee and focuses on the legs and feet. A hot wrap and deep massage with exotic scented oils help to relax weary feet.

  • Wat Gate Khar Rham

    Explore the Thai temple which consists of multiple pagodas, living quarters and a museum, founded by 137 Pillars House's owner, Jack Bain. Pottery, historic photographs and the clothing of Chiang Mai royalty are amongst the quirky artifacts on display.


    Huai Kaeo Falls

    Marvel at the two beautiful waterfalls tumbling over a 50 metre cliff into a lake. Huai Kaeo means crystal stream in Thai. There are also several restaurants overlooking the falls, and a monument devoted to Khru Ba Srivichai, who built the road up the mountain. Local people go there to pay their respects to him with incense and candles.


    Doi Pui Tribal Village

    Doi Pui is the highest peak in the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. Visit the hilltribe village and see their way of life and fascinating culture including handicrafts and musical instruments. The villagers wear traditional Hmong clothes and live in traditional homes made from natural materials found in the area. There's also a small museum.


    Awards & Recognition

    The hotel was the winner of the Chiang Mai Design Awards in recognition of the architect's fine redevelopment of the historic building. It also featured in Travel+Leisure's It List: The Best New Hotels 2012.


Rooms & Suites

The villas of the Colonial teak boutique hotel capture the essence of its past. The accommodation has a refined character but also a personal touch. Contemporary elements have been tastefully included in order to provide all the amenities and comfort of the present day.

All of the villas feature romantic four poster beds.

Louis Leonowens Pool Suite

The gorgeous 135sqm Louis Leonowens Pool Suites offer the ultimate in romance. Enjoy a dip under the starlight in your own private pool. Room Features include: ~ Private Pool ~ Super King Size Four Poster Bed ~ Luxury 400 Thread-count Linen ~ Pillow Menu ~ Sealy Posturepedic Premier Ultra Plush Mattress ~ Day Bed ~ Living Room ~

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William Bain Terrace Suite

The stylish 100sqm William Bain Terrace Suites overlook the infinity pool, pillar house and garden from the upper floor. Enjoy a relaxing bath in the sunken bathtub overlooking the tropical foliage. Room Features include: ~ King Size Four Poster Bed ~ Luxury 400 Thread-count Linen ~ Pillow Menu ~ Sealy Posturepedic Premier Ultra Plush

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East Borneo Suite

The 75sqm East Borneo Suites are accessible via a private corridor. Relax on your comfortable planter's chair in the shade of the cool verandah. Room Features include: ~ King Size Four Poster Bed/Twin Bed ~ Luxury 400 Thread-count Linen ~ Pillow Menu ~ Sealy Posturepedic Premier Ultra Plush Mattress ~ Day Bed ~ Bathroom (Dual Washbasins,

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Rajah Brooke Suite

The one bedroom Rajah Brooke Suites are a spacious 70sqm in size, each featuring a king size bed. Stand on the vintage tiled verandah and admire the beautiful tropical gardens. Room Features include: ~ King Size Four Poster Bed ~ Luxury 400 Thread-count Linen ~ Pillow Menu ~ Sealy Posturepedic Premier Ultra Plush Mattress ~ Day Bed ~

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