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137 Pillars

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9/10

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Highlights

- Near Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
- Grand, peaceful setting
- Spa, pool, yoga and tai chi

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Overview

137 Pillars is an elegant boutique hotel set in a well-preserved building dating back to the colonial era. One of the most appealing aspects of the hotel is that even though it’s quite centrally located within Chiang Mai, it still offers plenty of peace and serenity. It’s a short walk from the Ping River and the old city, which is unique among Thailand’s other old cities in that its historic walls are still mostly intact. The city centre is just over a mile away and there are plenty of sights to see just a short walk away, including the city’s bustling and atmospheric Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.

All of the suites at 137 Pillars are designed to offer space, comfort and tranquility. They’re tastefully decorated and well-presented throughout, with considerable attention to detail and lots of nice little touches here and there. Those on the ground floor have their own private terrace complete with daybeds and rocking chairs for relaxing out in the open air, while those on the upper floor have their own private balcony with pleasant views of the area. Ceilings are high, beds are large and the en-suite bathrooms are extra spacious. There are four categories of suite altogether and all of them come with a range of convenient amenities, such as a flat-screen TV with DVD player, complimentary toiletries, slippers and bathrobes, air conditioning and a fan.

When not exploring the lively and frenetic city of Chiang Mai, guests can make use of the hotel’s many facilities. There’s a spa and wellness centre offering a variety of indulgent treatments, as well as Tai Chi and Yoga classes. The well-equipped fitness centre is open round-the-clock and there’s a narrow but long 25 meter outdoor lap pool with a striking vertical plant-covered wall to one side. The hotel offers a variety of dining options. Thai and Lanna food is served three times a day in the main restaurant, The Dining Room, with in-room and al fresco dining also an option. Gourmet dinners are served in Palette, and cocktails and ‘light bites’ are on offer in Jack Bain’s Bar with its delightful ‘old world’ feel. If that’s not enough, afternoon tea is also served in the hotel’s picturesque gardens.

Children are welcome at 137 pillars. Some of the Rajah Brooke suites are interconnecting and can work well for families, or extra beds and cots can be brought into rooms on request. Babysitting can be arranged a day in advance, although there are no designated children’s activities on offer. Parents should note that the lap pool is better suited to adult swimming and that children must remain under adult supervision at all times.

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Average Rating

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(5.00/5)

  • Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
    All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
    I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
    I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
    Kind regards, Carol

    MissingCarolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022

  • Hi Lisa
    It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
    Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
    Kind regards, John

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  • Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.
    Carly

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