137 Pillars House – Chiang Mai, Thailand
From £286 or $371 per night (November 2020, Booking.com)
137 Pillars House in Chang Mai is a painstakingly-restored old house, which remains true to Thai traditions whilst offering guests all the modern services and amenities. Set on the Mae Ping River, Chiang Mai is a fascinating city and the unofficial capital of Northern Thailand. This is an exciting place that’s far less frantic than the much-busier Bangkok.
Chang Mai is a cultural paradise. For those keen to explore, 137 Pillars House is the perfect base. Drive for 5 minutes and you arrive at Thapae Gate Market or 10 minutes to find yourself in Chang Mai city center. Have a drink at The House by Ginger where you can listen to live Jazz or take a tour of Araksa Tea Garden. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple is the most important temple in Chiang Mai and a must-see for visitors.
Back at the hotel, each suite is fitted with parquet flooring and features a walk-in closet as well as balcony, patio, and spacious living area. Bathrooms come with a Victorian bathtub as well as an open-air shower and all of the interiors are sophisticated and contemporary. For your evening meal, the dining room offers a menu of à la carte Thai dishes to try.