While visiting Bangkok the other week, Christine and I stayed at 137 Pillars Suites & Residences in Bangkok for 2 nights on a media trip via Small Luxury Hotels, which was a lot of fun, since the hotel’s General Manager and Culinary Director are both from Sweden.
137 Pillars Suites & Residences is a luxury boutique hotel with a story, and here’s a review of our stay and experience.
Room Standard (Sukhothai Suite)
In total there are 34 suites at !37 Pillars in Bangkok, and we stayed in one of the Sukhothai Suites. It’s a big suite featuring a bath tub, balcony, luxurious shower with lots of toiletries. The bedroom is fantastic with a big comfortable bed and the softest pillows you can imagine.
If you have trouble sleeping before getting here, just lie down in the bed, put on the tv or some relaxing music, and you will feel like you’re on a cloud in heaven. In terms of style, it’s very modern and fresh, yet with plenty of beautiful details just like in the rest of the hotel.
The bathroom is very big and divided between a toilet, shower, and area for getting ready with two big mirrors, which is perfect if you’re a couple or family where you save time by having two mirrors instead of having to wait until the other is finished.
You also get a comfortable robe and slippers, which is nice. The view is great too, and it’s very relaxing to just sit down on the balcony.
The overall feel of the suite is very “homey” yet luxurious and well-decorated. What I mean with a homey feel is that you definitely feel like home instantly here, and not like on some other hotels where the interior can feel some what boring or stiff.
This is what you get when booking a Sukhothai Suite
Bedroom & Bathroom features
- Down duvets & pillows (Hypoallergenic pillows on request)
- Lightweight high-quality cotton bathrobes
- 400 thread-count cotton with summer and winter duvets
- Plush carpets in bedroom and bespoke marble bathrooms
- Large bath with built-in TV
- Full-size walk-in wardrobe
- Complimentary WI-FI access
- Bedside USB ports for all types of telephone, iPad, and laptop
Services & Amenities
- Complimentary newspaper of your choice
- Multi-line telephones with voicemail
- Twice-daily housekeeping service and turndown service
- 24-hour butler service
- In-suite private dining with full range of butler services
- Yoga mats and in-suite gym available on request
- Private portable bar service
- CD player
- Connection for MP3 players
- DVD player
- iPod docking station
- Satellite TV in bathroom, living room and bedroom
- In-suite flip top safe with laptop charging capability.
- Make-up mirror
- Maxi Bar with private wine cellar and bar fridge
- Private dining table
We had our breakfast in the Leonowens Club, but you can also have breakfast on the ground floor. However, the breakfast at Leonowens was so delicious and lovely that we couldn’t trade it away. Freshly made breakfast meals where you can choose from different dishes, for example, “Healthy Toast” with avocado, mushrooms and sourdough toast, so yummy!
We tried almost everything on their menu, including Eggs Benedict with Salmon (delicious and beautiful),
The breakfast buffet was good and had many options to choose from. Many of the breakfast ingredients come from their own garden, which I really like! I love local produce, and you could really taste how fresh the breakfast was.
What to choose from the breakfast buffet:
- Healthy Toast
- Salmon Fillet
- Eggs cooked in various ways
- Eggs Benedict
- Wagyu Beef
- Fresh fruit and bread
And much more. Another favorite of mine was the health drinks with different flavors. If you would summarize the breakfast at Leonowens it would be elegant, exclusive and well-made, and of course delicious!
Outside the room
You will see details, art, and beautiful dark but colorful touches almost everywhere in the hotel. Most of the interior also has a background story going back to the hotel’s history.
This Club is exclusive for the suites, located on the 26th floor with a great view. Here you can enjoy exclusive breakfast dishes and cocktails. The staff here is attentive and very service minded.
Roof top pool and lounge
Exclusive to the suites is this magical roof top pool with a drop gorgeous view. If you just want to chill out there are sunbeds as well, and umbrella. At the rooftop, you’ll also find a bar and a lush lounge area.
Another pool at floor 27
If one infinity pool weren’t enough, you can also enjoy the second pool at floor 27. This one opens one hour before the roof top pool, and this is a great spot to see the sunrise!
The staff is very service minded, and no matter who you ask, you will always get an answer and help right away. Everyone is constantly smiling and spreading positive energy, and that’s something that I value a lot in a hotel.
In the Lobby, there is also a concierge that will help you to plan activities and tours directly. They also recommended some local places that they liked themselves as well, which was cool.
If I were to say from a scale from 1 to 10, I would give them 11 in hospitality.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the property, and since we went almost everywhere in the hotel, I think it’s safe to say it’s reliable and fast connection just about anywhere, no matter if you’re in the suite, apartments or common areas.
While it’s not located directly in the center (if you can say that Bangkok has a center, it’s such a big city), it’s located in Sukhumvit, and you’re close to anything you could possibly want, and the BTS is just 5 minutes shuttle ride away, or 15 minutes walking.
From there you can go anywhere you want. It’s a calm area, yet you’re very close to shopping malls, restaurants and various points of interest and entertainment. Sukhumvit is one of my favorite areas in Bangkok.
Another great fact of the location is that 137 Pillars, is one of the few skyscrapers here, which means you have a 360 degrees free sight from the rooftop and pool area. If you go more central, the views will be blocked by other skyscrapers, but not here!
The shopping center Emquartier is just a 10-15 minutes walk away from the hotel, and there you will also find the closest BTS station. But you don’t have to walk, as the hotel provides a free shuttle on a half hourly basis during the daytime.
And it’s not just any shuttle, it’s a very special one, an old car named Louis. He’s an old London Cab with an elegant feel and interior. It’s a must to go for a ride!
Summary of our Stay at 137 Pillars Suites & Residences in Bangkok
All in all, I must say that 137 Pillars is one of the nicest and best hotels we’ve ever stayed at. There is this wonderful aura about this hotel, it’s more than just a place to stay. It’s a place to enjoy and relax. That’s something that a lot of hotels are lacking including that personal touch with elegant details.
If you appreciate a nice hotel and would like to have a luxurious, yet humble experience with a personal touch, then 137 Pillars will be my best-recommended hotel so far from my travels. It’s not the cheapest one, but you will get value for your money here!
And if you do, say hello from Alex and Christine from Sweden!