137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok Review

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Whether you are planning a luxury holiday or celebrating a special occasion, you will find 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok to be one of the best luxury hotels in Bangkok Thailand.

We recently had the pleasure of staying at this stylish hotel and were impressed with the attention to detail, level of service and quality fine dining. With all these features in mind we give you our 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok review.

137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok

Where is 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok

First impressions of 137 Pillars Suites & Residences

Entering the hotel, we were struck by the extraordinary floor to ceiling painting which dominates the lobby. Tall ceilings and dark marble floors add an element of space. Charming elephant inspired lamps and bright white flower arrangements stand out against the deep blue lounges in the comfortable sitting area.   

Large burnished timbers draw the eye to the reception desk where we were welcomed to the hotel by the hotels friendly staff.

Lobby of 137 Pillars Bangkok
The impressive lobby.

Butler Service

A week before our stay our butler contacted us via Email. The Email gave information about our upcoming stay, hotel address, transfer options, dining and spa details. Any questions we had were quickly answered and we felt reassured that all our needs would be met.

After check in our butler escorted us to our room and gave us a detailed room tour explaining the room and hotel features. Our butler arranged our restaurant reservation and informed us of the complimentary afternoon tea and sunset drinks in the Baan Borneo Club.

Butler at 137 Pillars Bangkok

The Suites

137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok feature 34 luxurious suites in four different room styles ranging from 70 to 127 sqm in size.

The suites are located on the top floor of the hotel and offer 24 hour exclusive access to the rooftop 360 degree infinity pool, cabanas and Skybar.

Each suite comes with a butler service who is contactable through an app on the rooms mobile phone which can also be used for free international and local phone calls.

All suites include privilege access to the Baan Borneo Club which offer complimentary afternoon tea, sunset drinks and a selection of hot and cold breakfast dishes. Sunset drinks may also be taken in Jack Bain’s Bar.

Our Ayutthaya Suite

We had the pleasure of staying in the Ayutthaya Suite and from the moment we walked in we were in heaven. The door opened on to a large foyer, to the left was the guest’s bathroom and to the right a large pantry with wine cellar and maxi bar.

The living room

The living room is defined by a large zigzag patterned carpet in light and dark greys. The curved dining alcove and lounge are furnished in grey and the room finished in warm dark wooden features. Splashes of fuchsia accent the room adding a pop of colour. Bold contemporary artworks and exotic flower arrangements catch and please the eye.

Ayutthaya Suite living room
The elegant living room.

On the table was a bottle of wine and personalised letters welcoming us to 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok. Under a glass dome sat a tuk tuk made entirely of chocolate, such a novel and iconic welcome to Bangkok. A garland of tiny flowers decorated the plate and while they looked so life like, they too were made of chocolate. A basket of fruit and plate of biscuits completed this warm welcome.

137 Pillars Suites & Residences room
Cosy dining alcove

The bedroom

From the living room we could see the vibrant colours of the huge painting that fills the bedroom wall. Again, the pinks of the painting and fuchsia throw cushions on the armchair add a touch of colour and tie the theme throughout the suite.

The kings size bed is covered in crisp white 400 thread count Egyptian cotton linen. Fluffy white pillows entice you to sleep in one of the most comfortable beds in existence. Sleeping in this bed is like sleeping on a cloud, the perfect place to head off to dreamland. Just switch off the decorative elephant lamp next to the bed and away you drift.

Next to the bedroom is a large dressing room with makeup table, plenty of luggage space, a handprint room safe, iron and ironing board, robes and slippers.

Ayutthaya Suite Bedroom of 137 Pillars Suites and Residences Bangkok Thailand
The dreamy bed

The bathroom

Of course, the most impressive room of all is the bathroom. The room is swathed in marble and taking centre stage is a large round bath, its smooth lines tempting you in. Fragrant bath salts sit in a container next to the bath and a TV is recessed into the wall, all you need is a glass of bubbly and the time to luxuriate in this incredible bath.

Ayutthaya Suite Bathroom
The stunning bathroom

For those who don’t like baths, there is a large walk in shower with a choice of rainwater shower and standard shower. There is a selection of Harnn bath products in a refreshing ginger scent. The bathroom also has a large makeup mirror and beauty preparation area.

Suite bathroom with double basins.
Twin vanity and Harnn bath products

The vanity has a pair of large twin basins and on each side of the vanity is an amenities bag painted by artists from Art Story, a social enterprise business for autistic individuals and exceptional persons. Art Story enables people with special needs to achieve self-development with dignity. These beautiful bags can be purchased at 137 Pillars Suites & Residences.

Wine cellar & maxi bar

Inside the pantry you will find a maxi bar with a choice of spirits and mixers. With the range of cocktail glasses, full size cocktail shaker and bar set you can try your hand at making 137 Pillars Suites & Residences cocktail of the week.

If wine is more to your liking there is a wine fridge with a choice of white, red, sparkling wines and champagnes. There is also a nook with an espresso machine and kettle for making a select range of teas and coffees.

Wine cellar & maxi bar of suite
The large selection of drinks and snacks in the wine cellar & maxi bar.

Breathtaking suite balcony

Walking out on the balcony you will find breathtaking views overlooking Bangkok. This large balcony holds a day bed, a rocking chair and small table and chairs, the perfect place to unwind and become acquainted with Bangkok.

Balcony of Ayutthaya Suite at 137 Pillars Bangkok
The perfect place to unwind.

Hotel restaurants and bars

The hotel has a selection of restaurants and bars. The Bangkok Trading Post Bistro & Deli, Nimitr for fine dining, Baan Borneo Club, Jack Bain’s Bar, the poolside Marble Bar and rooftop Skybar.

We had the pleasure of trying many of the hotel’s culinary delights, here are just some of the wonderful dishes we sampled.

Nimitr Restaurant

Walking into Nimitr Restaurant was like stepping into a citadel of style. High ceilings and chic mood lighting shimmer and swirl illuminating high walls of shaded blue mosaics. The colours flow and change from a soft blue grey through to deep indigo blue and are accented by the ornate bronze panels that add an earthy tone to the heavenly glow of this tastefully decorated restaurant.

This elegant multihued blue theme is continued throughout the restaurant within the seating, table runners, napkins and uniquely patterned charger plates.  

Nimitr Restaurant at 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok Thailand
The stylish Nimitr Restaurant

Fine dining at Nimitr Restaurant

When dining at Nimitr you can either dine inside the restaurant or outside on the terrace overlooking spectacular views of Bangkok. We decided to eat inside the restaurant, Alan choosing from the a la carte menu while I chose one of the various tasting menus on offer.

Amuse Bouche

The Chef’s special of the day was Prawn Salad, a deliciously spicy Thai style salad with hints of lime and coconut that when combined were an absolute party in your mouth.

Prawn salad
Prawn Salad a spicy Thai delight.

APPETISER

Yam Som O – Pomelo Salad & Scallop

The Pomelo Salad was served with a tamarind dressing, Hokkaido scallops and salmon roe. The scallop was perfectly cooked, and the salad had a fresh clean taste full of the flavours of Thailand, sweet and tangy with a hint of saltiness from the salmon roe.

Pomelo Salad & Scallop
The sweet tangy salty flavours of the Pomelo Salad & Scallop

SOUP

Carrot & Ginger Soup

I fell in love with this soup, a creamy carrot soup which was flavoured with crispy ginger and burrata cheese. Carrot and ginger go so well together and the burrata cheese just took it to a whole new level, a pure delight.

Carrot & Ginger Soup
Deliciously tasty Carrot & Ginger Soup

CLEANSER

Tamarind Sorbet

I would never have thought of using tamarind in a sorbet, but it works so well to cleanse the palate. Of course, it was so delicious I’m sure it would work as a dessert as well.

Tamarind Sorbet
The refreshing Tamarind Sorbet

MAIN COURSE

Ikan Bakar – Grilled Sea Bass

For the main course we had a choice of Black Pepper Duck or Ikan Bakar – Grilled Sea Bass, both Alan and I chose the sea bass, which was served with a crab cake, luffa, sambal matah and ikura.

Alan had a whole fish as he chose from the a la carte menu and I had the smaller size tasting menu portion. The sea bass was beautifully presented and cooked, decorated with salty bubbles of roe, flowers and nasturtium leaves.

The sea bass had a delicate texture and was deboned to perfection while the sambal imparted flavour without taking away from the fresh taste of the fish.

Sea bass main course
Perfectly cooked and presented Sea Bass.

DESSERT

Tropical Texture

This dish is a delectable mix of fresh fruit, yoghurt ice cream and fruits with aspic. The yoghurt ice cream is rich, creamy and the luscious mix of seasonal fruit make for a perfect end to an exceptional meal.

Dinner in the Nimitr Restaurant is served between 6pm and 11pm with last orders being at 10:30pm.

Tropical Texture desert
Tropical Texture the perfect end to a perfect meal

Baan Borneo club

Afternoon tea

Complimentary afternoon tea is held in the Baan Borneo Club between 2pm and 5pm. Here you can try a selection of premium and signature blended teas, coffee and cold drinks, dainty cakes and scones.

Afternoon tea in the Baam Borneo Club
The scrumptious afternoon tea.

Sunset drinks

Between 5pm and 7pm the Baan Borneo Club serve complimentary drinks including soft drinks, cocktails, beer, spirits, still and sparkling wines. It’s a lovely place to sit back and relax after a day of sightseeing.

Drinks in the Bann Borneo Club
Just the place to relax after a day of sightseeing

Breakfast

Breakfast at Baan Borneo Club is a choice of full cooked to order breakfast or a selection of cold breakfast dishes. There are a choice of dishes including health and wellness options such as Quinoa Fruit Salad and old time favourites such as omelette and eggs benedict. There is also a range of Thai and Asian dishes to choose from.

I chose the healthy breakfast of avocado, sautéed mushrooms, ricotta cheese and grilled tomatoes on sourdough. My breakfast was beautifully presented and delicious for something so healthy.

Breakfast dish
Healthy breakfast

Alan had the two eggs any style, fried eggs with chorizo sausage, back bacon, tomato and toasted sourdough, which he thought was equally delicious. Breakfast is served between 6am and 11am.

Baan Borneo Club at 137 Pillars & Residences Bangkok
The tastefully furnished Baan Borneo Club

Jack Bain’s Bar

Between 5pm and 7pm Jack Bain’s Bar is open for complimentary drinks including soft drinks, beer, spirits, cocktails, still and sparkling wines.

Jack Bain’s Bar takes its name from the original Jack Bain’s Bar at 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai, sister hotel to 137 Pillars Suites & Residences. The original Jack Bain’s Bar is housed in a lovingly restored 19th century teak house, a place with a rich history which harks back to the days of Thailand’s once thriving teak industry.

Jack Bain’s Bar
Jack Bain’s Bar

Read our review of 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai here…

Jack Bain’s Bar is the place to unwind with a cool drink while taking a glimpse into the rich history of these heady bygone days.

Pools at 137 Pillars Suites & Residences

When you stay in a suite you have a choice of two outdoor pools. The rooftop 360 degree infinity pool is for exclusive use for suite guests. The pool boasts stunning views of Bangkok, comfortable cabanas for relaxing and Skybar for cocktails and light meals.

Rooftop pool area
Rooftop pool cabana’s with a view.

The pool on level 27 has poolside views, a large sitting area and is serviced by the Marble Bar which serves a range of delicious drinks, cocktails and light meals.

Infinity Pool
Level 27 Pool

Spa & Wellness

The Nitra Spa & Wellness is the perfect place to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. The spa has an extensive range of spa and wellness treatments. Whether it be massage, face and body treatments or holistic therapies, the Nitra Spa & Wellness will have something to energise and revitalise your body.

Gym

The gym is on level 6 and features a range of fitness equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, weights, exercise bikes and Jacobs ladder to name a few.

**For a tour of 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok, click our video below.

Guest services

Complimentary shuttle bus service

The hotel has a complimentary shuttle bus service to and from EmQuartier which is one of Bangkok’s largest luxury brand shopping malls. EmQuartier contains over 1,000 local and international stores over a massive 600,000 sqm of retail space. EmQuartier is the perfect place for a little retail therapy.

EmQuartier is a short walk to Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain station which can give you access to further BTS Skytrain stations, metro lines and the Chao Thaya Express Boat and Tourist Boat.

Last words on review of 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok

We hope you enjoyed our 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok review. We had a wonderful stay and have no hesitation in recommending this luxury hotel to anyone wanting the very best for their stay in Bangkok.

You will come away feeling pampered by the level of service and creature comforts. If you are looking for a fine dining experience Nimitr restaurant will delight both your culinary and visual senses.

Have you stayed at 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok? We would love to hear about your experience.

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137 Pillars Suites and Residences Bangkok Thailand Review
Hotel review of 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok Thailand

137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok
59/1 Sukhumvit Soi 39,
Klongton-Nua, Wattana,
Bangkok 10110
Thailand
137pillarsbangkok.com
[email protected]
T +66 (0)2 079 7000

Disclosure: We were hosted by 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok who provided 2 nights accommodation, breakfast and dinner for 2 people. As usual all opinions are our own.

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