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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.

where to stay in Bangkok: 137 pillars suites and residences

where to stay in Bangkok: 137 pillars suites and residences

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.

where to stay in Bangkok: 137 pillars suites and residences

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.

where to stay in Bangkok: 137 pillars suites and residences

where to stay in Bangkok: 137 pillars suites and residences

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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.

where to stay in Bangkok: 137 pillars suites and residences

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.

where to stay in Bangkok: 137 pillars suites and residences
where to stay in Bangkok: 137 pillars suites and residences

where to stay in Bangkok: 137 pillars suites and residences

where to stay in Bangkok: 137 pillars suites and residences

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 mediocre 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.

where to stay in Bangkok: 137 pillars suites and residences

where to stay in Bangkok: 137 pillars suites and residences
After our relaxing massage, the management team arranged a dinner for us 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!

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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.

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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!

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137 Pillars Suites and Residences Bangkok
38 Sukhumvit Soi 39
Klongton-Nua, Wattana
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Phone number: +6620797137

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and was written in collaboration with 137 Pillars Suites and Residences in Bangkok. As always, all opinions are my own and unbiased. 


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    Glenda Cates

    August 13, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Sounds like a amazing time and the view was incredible as for me a Massage and Pool would be a perfect get away and something I wish I was able to do.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 17, 2017 at 11:34 pm

      The view was really stunning! I could spend all day there. And that massage was amazing 🙂

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    Megan Indoe

    August 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Wow, this hotel is incredible! I love that infinity pool and that breakfast spread is out of this world. I love the modern chic interior style too. We will have to check this out next time we are in BKK!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 17, 2017 at 11:36 pm

      It’s pretty incredible right Megan? I really enjoyed my stay there. Hopefully you get the chance to check out the hotel when you visit Bangkok someday.

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    Ambuj Saxena

    August 14, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Wow! 137 pillars suites residence in Bangkok looks like heaven! Your photography skills are perfect to review a place! I wish I could recommend you to a few upcoming hotel chains in India too!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 17, 2017 at 11:37 pm

      One of the best hotels I’ve stayed in! And thank you for liking the photos. I had fun taking them and exploring different parts of the hotel. That would be amazing. I’ve never been to India!

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    August 15, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    What a gorgeous hotel. And that view! Between the amenities and the beautiful suite, I think I would have to force myself to leave the hotel to explore Bangkok. I would certainly consider staying at 137 Pillars Suites and Residences when I finally get to visit Thailand.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 17, 2017 at 11:39 pm

      That view was incredible! I couldn’t stop hanging out poolside because of that. I actually had that dilemma. Obviously we had to explore Bangkok but at the same time I didn’t want to leave the hotel because I was too damn relaxed there haha. And yes pls do check them out when you visit Thailand!

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    Paige W

    August 15, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    This definitely looks like a stunning hotel! I would love to sit on the edge of that pool. What a view! The food looks amazing as well. That bistro is what I would love for my future-home to look like.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 17, 2017 at 11:41 pm

      Isn’t it? Such an amazing hotel! That view gets me every time I look at my photos! They have such an incredible style. I loved the decor and design of that bistro too!

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    Bituin Marikit

    August 15, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    A very impressive place to stay. ?Marvelous and grandious ?

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 17, 2017 at 11:41 pm

      It really was! Wouldn’t mind going back to Bangkok and staying here again! 🙂

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        Bituin Marikit

        August 20, 2017 at 9:26 pm

        Great! With what’s going abroad like the recent terrorist attacks, what would be the next place to visit and you would feel safe?

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    August 16, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Ufff hello! A jacuzzi with a view sounds like heaven, as well as a foot massage and all that delicious breakfast food. This sounds & looks like a fabulous place to stay!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 17, 2017 at 11:42 pm

      That jacuzzi was just as amazing! We spent our last night in Bangkok just relaxing at the pool and that jacuzzi. And their breakfast spread is sooo yummy! You should definitely check them out Claire when you visit Bangkok!

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    August 18, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Wow this looks like a beautiful hotel. I love the contemporary design. 137 Pillars seems like somewhere I could definitely settle into for a few nights (at least). That view is amazing and very Bangkok, the food looks like it could get me into trouble so thankfully they have great gym amenities. I’m writing this one down, it looks fabulous.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 22, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      It was absolutely beautiful Skye! From the suites to the amenities, everything was immaculate! The design was something I really appreciated too! I seriously didn’t want to leave the hotel. That pool was such a nice spot to enjoy after a long day of exploring the temples. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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    Kavey Favelle

    August 19, 2017 at 12:21 am

    Great timing, I’m currently planning my first trip to Bangkok and looking at different accommodation options. It’s a regular trip not a press trip this one, but I’m sure I’m going to be inspired to write lots, especially about the food, culture, temples, national parks. Can’t wait!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 22, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      Ooh awesome! You’ll love Bangkok! Have fun Kavey. 🙂

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    August 19, 2017 at 1:15 am

    I was in Bangkok a few years back on a budget backpacking trip, so it would be amazing to go back as a semi-successful adult (ha!) and stay here. Those views are fantastic!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 22, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      Haha its nice to splurge every now and then during your travels. We certainly feel the same way. We like to keep our budget to a minimum but we also spend our money on nice accommodations and food (sometimes). 🙂

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    Jenn and Ed Coleman

    August 19, 2017 at 11:02 am

    That infinity pool looks amazing. It gave me shivers watching you on the edge. You are so right about Thailand and massage. for 30 baht, I would get a massage every day. In fact, we darn near did.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 22, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      That pool is one of my faves! I love the view from up there! And yes, Thailand is the best place for a massage. I love that its sooo cheap!

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    August 19, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    This hotel looks stunning from the pool to the room to the food. Great post and beautiful photos.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Absolutely heaven, Lisa! I loved our stay here. Thanks for liking the post 🙂

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    Michelle Joy

    August 19, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Your pictures are great! This place looks lovely.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      August 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks so much Michelle!

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    Sandy N Vyjay

    August 19, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    This is a lovely hotel in the heart of Bangkok. We stayed at Sukhumvit Road a couple of years ago and liked the area. The 137 Pillars Suites and Residences looks like a lovely place to stay. I can see that the hotel is indeed A1 in terms of amenities and luxurious indulgence. Right from the breakfast spread to the rooms to the infinity pool, everything spells class. It must have been an enjoyable experience at this place.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      September 4, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      I 100% agree with that. It really exudes elegance and luxury. But unfortunately not every 5 star hotel I’ve stayed at had wonderful service like 137 Pillars. They really went above and beyond not just to us but to other guests as well. Thanks for the lovely comment Sandy!

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    Gokul Raj

    August 20, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Breakfast with that view is totally priceless. Been to Bangkok but was living in hostels. Missed out on the luxury part.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      September 4, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      Our breakfast view every morning was indeed priceless. I’ve never stayed at hostels before but that’s just my preference. I’ve heard great things about hostels though!

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    Kim-Ling Richardson

    August 20, 2017 at 5:49 am

    This post makes me want to jump onto a plane and head to Thailand, stat! Your cover image with the infinity sky pool is breathtaking. I wouldn’t want to leave it either! The views from Leonowens Club do look amazing! Nua Yang and Mee Sua sound delicious, and I like that the breakfast options include both Asian and western cuisines. The rooms look super opulent and the service sounds impressive! I think we’d definitely have to stay at 137 Pillars when we visit Bangkok next!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      September 4, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      Haha that’s awesome Kim! Maybe plan a trip to Thailand soon? Yes, I really loved their breakfast spread as well. So many to choose from! I hope you guys get to experience how wonderful the service is at 137 Pillars. Thanks for liking the photos and post 🙂

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    Megan Jerrard

    August 20, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Wow, everything here is high class, immaculate and uber luxe! And the service sounds incredile too – I love that they decorated your suite for your anniversary! It’s those small thoughtful touches that really put a hotel in a league above everyone else. Love that this is an escape in the center of the city – the views from the lounge and the infinity pool over the skyline are incredible. Nice to know too that they have a sister property in Chiang Mai. Thanks for sharing your review!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      September 4, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      Aw I know that was so sweet of them to do that. They even gave us some baked goods to enjoy for our anniversary. And yes, I agree with what you said. Those small but thoughtful gestures really goes a long way. That view from the pool is so nice right? I couldn’t get enough of it!

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    August 20, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    I’m totally in love with the place! It’s the ultimate luxury in the middle of the city! I would love to visit too.

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      September 4, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      Me too Chloe! We love their property in Bangkok and Chiang Mai! It really was the sweet escape we needed in the middle of bustling Bangkok.

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    Lydia Smith

    August 21, 2017 at 12:14 am

    I’m surprised somewhere in that busy Bangkok can have such luxury. Someone mentioned 137 Pillars Suites & Residences to me but not with pictures, so I never really considered it great. My impression of Bangkok is bussle and hustle. Now I get a view and understand the rave. It is really lovely, decor + food = an interesting stay. You are right, Asians are very respectful, seriously. I’ve experienced such with them and even people I know do mention that part of their politeness

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      September 5, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      It was the sweet escape we needed after braving the busy streets of Bangkok. I didn’t really think too much of Bangkok before but after our trip, I do recommend visiting the city even just for a day or two. And pls, do check out 137 Pillars when you decide to go to Thailand. You won’t regret it! 🙂

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    sara | belly rumbles

    August 21, 2017 at 6:46 am

    How lovely it would be to have the facilities of the Leonowens Club to settle you into your stay. 137 Pillars looks like the perfect place to stay in Bangkok. Quite luxe, and hello to massages!!!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      September 5, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      The massage was super relaxing and luxe. I usually don’t splurge on massages so I wasn’t sure what to expect but I think its worth it after a tiring and stressful day of traveling. And Leonowens Club has some of the best breakfast spreads I’ve tasted.

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    Mia Herman

    August 22, 2017 at 9:59 am

    This is a stunning hotel with an incredible view! Everything is so sleek, modern, and clean – just how I like it. I know some people like to go to Thailand and spend the least amount possible but I’d rather splurge on something like this. Actually, with the exchange rate, this really wouldn’t break the bank. The food and the spa services would entice me to book this place in a heartbeat. Hanging out at Bangkok Trading Post would be an all day thing for me as it looks pretty chill!

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      September 5, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      I agree with you Mia. I think it’s worth the splurge! But I do like that they have an option for the budget conscious traveler. Their residences are quite popular and cheaper than the suites.

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    August 25, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Looks like a beautiful place to stay, especially those incredible views

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      September 5, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      It really is! Such a stunning hotel! 🙂

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    August 27, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    This place is an absolute luxury den. I love the decor and the views outside. The breakfast would have been doubly enjoyable with that amazing spread and the view outside. And to have that Thai foot massage….wow! That is one thing I would have definitely loved. Cheers

    1. Janna C.

      Janna C.

      September 5, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      It was such a wonderful stay Ami. From the breakfast to the amenities, everything was top notch!

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    August 13, 2018 at 4:05 am

    The food was absolutely wonderful, We highly recommend it. The breakfast buffet on Sunday was equally as good. Beautiful photographs you have covered with this topic and I really appreciating the way you have written this article. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work.

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    August 14, 2018 at 3:02 am

    Amazing hotel! I love that water pool and that options for breakfast. I definitely will have to check this hotel again on my next trip to Bangkok!

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