We live in Chiang Mai and The Pillars is one of our favorite places for dinner though under the current year problems of covid, we have not visited it except for Christmas day. We enjoy the Jack Bains library setting and feel like we are back in time. There were not many people when we arrived but we came towards the end of the time frame. The fresh cream, scones, eclairs, macarons, and salmon savories, were decorated in reindeer, santas, Christmas trees, and ingenious and artistic designs. There were so many we took some back home. The grounds here are beautiful with a wall covered in natural greenery by the pool. such a peaceful setting. There are smaller rooms outside the library and make for a nice area to have a quiet drink with friends.
I have been visiting Chiang Mai for years and have found my new favourite hotel! Pillars 137 is a storied property with incredible history and beauty. You almost feel like you are stepping back in time when you arrive, it is a magical destination. Someone took great care and love in restoring this property and it shows everywhere. All rooms are essentially suites with indoor as well as outdoor showers and clawfoot tubs. Beds are comfortable and every room has a Butler looking after you. Beautiful terraces with couches await with lighting and orchids surrounding if you want to just chill. There is also a beautiful "green' swimming pool area. Internet is fast and free and the Breakfasts were served by a most friendly staff of persons who were always willing to chat about the hotel or Chiang Mai. This could be said for all of the staff. Everyone smiled, was genuinely friendly and helpful and made us feel at home. After a 5 night stay we didn't want to leave...We ate dinner one night at the hotel restaurant and it was OK/Good, better to dine out and taste the Northern Thai flavours. Their High tea was spectacular though, fantastic sweets and Savouries. If you are choosing between the Four Seasons Chiang Mai or Dhar Devi (30 minutes out of city center) and Pillars, I would say Pillars is the way to go, it is right in the old center, close to everything and almost as physically beautiful as both of these properties with Location Location Location. I will return to Pillars hopefully sooner rather than later. Safe Travels to all!…
My family and I loved this hotel. Beautiful and traditional Thai style rooms and restaurant. It reminded me of a luxurious version of the Jim Thompson house. The freestanding bath tub and gorgeous outdoor shower area were my favourite. The beds were extremely comfortable! Service was faultless throughout the hotel. The a la carte food and breakfast buffet was great. The Michelin tasting plate at the restaurant was disappointing when it came to the main course and dessert so we would not choose that again if we return. Overall it was a wonderful experience.
We spent a weekend there just 2 nights...quite short, but long enough to be impressed by such an impeccable service from staffs starting prior to arrival til the time of departure. I love the warm and cozy surroundings as much as the spacious room with nice decoration! Every staffs I met were so friendly, helpful, polite and connected - I really meant all of them. One of the best things in this trip was the afternoon tea...huge compliments to pastry chef and the team. I love all the bakeries they made!!!
Greenery modern with stylist room & swimming pool in the mid of Chiangmai city. The pool is really great (without lot of guests) & perfect for your chic photo. The room is gorgeous with larger bathroom space with European bath tub. Staffs are attentive. You can spend time at hotel for spa, dinner & relaxation. Breakfast is just alright but with western & Asian choices. Parking is available but maybe you need to call & check during long weekends.