Hotel Review: The Ultimate Luxury Hotel in Bangkok – 137 Pillars Suites Bangkok

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  • 137 Pillars Suites Bangkok

This is one of the coolest hotels that I’ve ever stayed at in Asia. 137 Pillars Suites Bangkok is a part of the Small Luxury Hotels and is a boutique hotel that’s located in Sukhumvit, Bangkok. It’s the ultimate hotel for you who seek luxury, comfort, cool spots for vacation photos, and for you who like to stay central while traveling the world.

I absolutely love everything about this hotel – from the friendly staff and delicious breakfast to the infinity pools and comfortable rooms. For me, the highlights were the infinity pools, the friendly staff, and the comfortable beds. 


Room Standard (Sukhothai Suite)

Our suite was absolutely perfect. It’s a big suite with all the things that you could possibly need during your stay in Bangkok. In the Sukhothai Suite, you get a big and comfortable bed with fluffy pillows and soft sheets. Infront of the bed, you have a flat-screen TV with international channels and also several interesting books that are lying on the table under the TV.

In one of the books, you can read about the history of 137 Pillars Suites. It’s actually quite interesting, and around the hotel, you can see things that are inspired by that history – for example; the rocking chair that all rooms have on their balconies around the hotel.

The bathroom was one of the highlights for me. A spacious bathroom with a shower for 2 and also a big bathtub next to the floor-to-ceiling window. From this suite, you get an incredible view of central Bangkok, which is amazing both during the day and night. Imagine taking a bath in the bathtub seeing the first sun rays light up the city in the morning, or falling asleep in your comfy bed with your fluffy pillows watching the glimmering lights from the skyscrapers of Bangkok.Everything about this suite is good in my opinion. From the bed and bathroom to the view and all other comfortabilities – I must say that I’m very happy with my stay there.

Everything about this suite is great in my opinion. From the bed and bathroom to the view and all other comfortabilities – I must say that I’m very happy about my stay at 137 Pillars Suites.

This is what you get when booking a Sukhothai Suite

  • Comfy bed
  • Fluffy pillows
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Daily cleaning
  • Designer toiletries
  • Big bathtub
  • Big shower
  • High-tech toilet
  • Free water
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryer
  • Air-conditioning
  • Fridge/Minibar
  • Balcony
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Room service
  • Desk
  • Make-up table
  • Safe
  • Tea/coffee maker

Breakfast

I’m totally honest when I say that this is the best hotel breakfast that I’ve had so far. When you stay in a suite, you get access to the lounge, and there’s where we had our breakfast. I’m not sure how the breakfast is if you book a room at 137 Pillars Suites Bangkok, but I’m sure it’s just as good.

In the lounge/bar, they set up a breakfast buffet with lots of fresh fruits, bread, spreads, different kinds of juices and sweets.

You can also choose from their menu if you want something extra delicious. I had their ”healthy breakfast” every morning, which is a delicious avocado toast. I also tried the Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, and it was just as good as the avocado toast.

For drinks, I had coffee with milk and also a glass of cold pressed pineapple/ginger juice!

Once again. Everything was so good, and so far, no hotel has beaten 137 Pillars Suites Bangkok when it comes to the breakfast.

What to choose from the breakfast:

  • Bread
  • Spreads
  • Cold cuts
  • Fresh fruits
  • Yoghurt
  • Sweets
  • Different dishes and drinks from the menu (my favorites were the avocado toast, eggs benedict and pineapple/ginger juice)

Outside the room

Even though we enjoyed relaxing in our room, we spent much time outside our suite. The hotel offers great facilities for your to use such as rooftop pools, café/restaurant, a restaurant with a great view, bars, gym, and a spa. So make sure you have a lot of time in Bangkok because you’re going to spend just as much time in the hotel as out exploring the city.

Alex and I hung out at their rooftop pools a lot since you can take great photos and relax to amazing views of Bangkok. This view that 137 Pillars Suites offer, I’m not sure you can find elsewhere in Bangkok.

Bangkok infinity pool

Restaurant

Alex and I had dinner at their restaurant once during our stay. We had the tasting menu, and also two mocktails.

The tasting menu was very interesting, flavorful and delicious. You can say that it’s fusion Thai food that is just as delicious for your eyes as for your taste buds. I must say; delicious, and very interesting flavors – something that I’ve never tried before.

Our Tasting Menu Dinner:

Truffle Nostalgic – Three version of textures

Unique and interesting flavor with a fluffy texture and fresh flavor. Really hard to put words on, but I liked it. Very nice presentation.

Pillars Suites dish 9

Twist of Som Tum Thai – Papaya, rice paper, green beans, heirloom tomatoes, peanut soil, shrimp feather & lime caviar

This dish reminded me of the famous Thai Papaya Salad, but it was rolled in rice paper into spring rolls. I loved the flavors of this one, and it was actually one of my favorites from this tasting menu.

Pillars Suites dish 3

Taraba Poo Dong – King crab, nam jim tod mun gel, coconut snow, inure caviar, caramelized pork, black sesame sable & basil aioli

This dish was presented very nicely and had good flavors. This was my least favorite dish of them all, but don’t get me wrong, it was still good!

Pillars Suites dish 4

Spicy Tom Yum Goong – Hot & sour soup, wild river prawn, volvariella mushroom, fragrant lemongrass bubble.

This soup was really good and had a perfect balance between the hot and sour. The prawns was delicious and so were the mushrooms. I think that the fragrant bubble on the top was a nice touch, and it made the soup even more flavorful.

Pillars Suites dish 5

Thai Kaffir Lime Granita

A glass of icy lime granita. We had this one in-between our dishes to cleanse our palates before digging into our next dishes.

Pillars Suites dish 6

Pla Hima Nueng Manao (me) – Sous vide snow fish fillet, kaneng, sugar peas, nam yam sauce and ginger foam

This was my absolute favorite dish of the tasting menu. All the flavors were so good together, and the fish was perfectly cooked. It was a very light and fresh dish – something that I really like!

Pillars Suites dish 7

Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek (Alex) – Green curry, confit tomato, shallot, makhuerpuong and coconut espuma

Alex really liked this dish. It was a well-cooked piece of high-quality meat. The meat was really tender, and he thought that it was a good flavor combination.

Chocolate Bar – Caramelize banana, brownie soil, mascarpone fluid, and vanilla ice cream.

This was probably the best presentation of the tasting menu. It looked like a playground of chocolate, and I liked everything about it – especially the chocolate mousse…

To this tasting menu, you can also go for the wine pairing – where they serve you wine that goes well together with the dishes you’re eating.

Pillars Suites dish 8

Staff

The staff was another highlight during our stay. They really made us feel welcomed and looked after us during our stay.

Our waiter at breakfast was so kind, and also very attentive. During our first breakfast at 137 Pillars Suites Bangkok we got to try 5 different ”healthy shots”, and afterward he asked us which one we liked the most. We thought he was just curious, but the day after he served us our favorite one without asking – thumbs up for that great service!

The rest of the staff was of course just as friendly, and they always smiled towards us which made us feel really welcomed.

WiFi

The WiFi worked good in our suite as well as in the lounge, rooftop pools and down in the lobby.

Location

137 Pillars Suites Bangkok is located in Sukhumvit, which is central in Bangkok. A great thing about this hotel is that they have a ”London Cab Style” shuttle called Louie. This shuttle operates after a schedule and takes you to EmQuartier, where you can find a BTS and several buses that take you to different locations in Bangkok.

Summary of my stay at 137 Pillars Suites Bangkok

Both Alex and I are super happy with our stay at 137 Pillars Suites Bangkok. We couldn’t feel more welcomed, and we really enjoyed our room, as well as the breakfast and rooftop pools.

I can definitely recommend you to stay at this hotel in Bangkok next time you visit. It’s worth every penny that you spend on it!


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