Where to Stay in Bangkok: 137 Pillars Suites and Residences
A few months ago, James and I went on a 2-week excursion to Asia. Our first stop: Bangkok. Since we only had a few days in the city, I didn’t think we’d have enough time to get some much needed R&R. Thanks to 137 Pillars Suites and Residences we found our sweet escape; in the heart of bustling Bangkok nonetheless. Located in the Sukhumvit district, this newly opened boutique hotel is the sister property to the award-winning 137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai.
After a long flight that included a 15-hr flight to Qatar, a 3-hr layover and another 6-hr flight from Doha to Bangkok, we arrived at 137 Pillars completely frazzled and running on a few hours of sleep. To say we were exhausted is an understatement. I was so happy to see friendly faces welcoming us and handing out refreshing drinks at the Leonowens Club, an exclusive lounge for suite guests and private members that offers complimentary harvest breakfast table with full selection a la carte breakfast, international newspaper and guest services. My favorite thing about Leonowens Club aside from the food is the view. We savored our breakfast while enjoying the unobstructed skyline views of Bangkok.
Every morning, we feasted on a variety of dishes prepared by their wonderful chef. We tried almost everything on the menu! Some of my favorites are the Nua Yang (sizzling wagyu minute steak with fried egg, green shallots, grilled tomatoes and soy sauce), Mee Sua (stir fried noodles with chicken, prawns, eggs, green shallots, tomatoes and garlic), grilled atlantic salmon fillet, french toast, eggs benedict and the oh-so-yummy belgium waffles! I’m salivating right now just thinking of it.
I was very impressed with the amenities they offer. Aside from the in-house dining, the hotel also boasts a top-notch spa, a gym, yoga and fitness studio, swimming pool with jacuzzi plus an infinity sky pool and cabana lounge on the rooftop, golf driving range, stimulation studio and a hair salon. There’s so much to do inside the property alone that you wouldn’t want to leave! I know I didn’t want to. Most of our free time were spent at this gorgeous pool with sweeping views of Bangkok. I seriously couldn’t get enough of it! James had to practically drag me out because I wouldn’t leave. Another favorite of mine is the jacuzzi located right next to the pool. I remember hanging out there with James on our last night, just relaxing and gazing at the city lights below.
As much as I loved the amenities, our stay in the Ayutthaya Suites was the highlight of my whole experience with 137 Pillars Bangkok. The suite was exceptional. It came with a large living room, private dining area, maxi bar, pantry, guest bathroom, walk-in closet and a spacious balcony. The marble bathroom was massive! It has a ginormous bathtub w/ a built in tv (that could probably fit 5 people inside), a smart bidet and walk-in shower. Right beside it is the bedroom with a king sized bed which I loved so much! It was so comfortable and soft, it seriously felt like I was sleeping on a cloud. The only flaw was the water temperature in the shower. We had a hard time getting the right temperature despite changing the knob. But other than that, it was such a perfect suite.
You can’t go to Thailand and not get a massage. The management team was kind enough to offer us massages on our first night in Bangkok. After that grueling flight, how could we say no. For someone who frequently goes to Chinatown to get a $20 massage, I was so excited to experience this kind of pampering. Right after we arrived, they offered us butterfly pea flower tea and some cold towels to cool off. We changed into robes and disposable undies before starting our massage. James got the Deep tissue massage while I opted for the Aromatherapy one. Our massage therapists were so attentive to our needs, often asking if the pressure was okay. It was so relaxing that I think I dozed off a couple of times. James told me that I was even snoring. Oops! To finish it off, they gave us ginger tea, warm towels and some dried fruits.
After our relaxing massage, we had dinner at Nimitr, their very own Thai inspired modern gastronomy restaurant. The decor was very classy and upscale. It kinda reminds me of the Great Gatsby or even the art deco period. For dinner, we had tom yum soup, lobster and duck. For someone fairly new to gastronomy restaurants, I thought the food presentation was appealing and inspired. As for the taste, it was delectable and flavorful. I definitely recommend it!
They also have a bistro and deli called the Bangkok Trading Post located in their lobby. They serve artisanal breads, jams, coffee, eggs, cakes and pastries. We failed to try their breakfast here but we did get to dine-in on our second night at the hotel. Although the staff was wonderful, the service could use some improvement.
Overall, the property was immaculate and the amenities were amazing. I don’t know if its just the “Asian hospitality” but the hotel staff were incredible not just to us but to every guest I have observed. Thank you 137 Pillars for hosting us. I can honestly say that you guys made our stay in Bangkok worthwhile. And to think we almost missed out on this incredible experience. We can’t wait to visit again someday!
- If you guys are looking for accommodations in Bangkok, then check out 137 Pillars Suites and Residences. They just launched their magic code campaign “stayat137“. Use the code and book directly on their website to get the best deal. Click this link to visit to their site: 137 PILLARS BANGKOK.
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