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Red Deer, Canada
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We spent a month and a half travelling Southeast Asia this winter and stayed at this hotel on 3 separate occasions in 3 different rooms, we also brought my sister and her boyfriend along for a couple nights as they met up with us in Thailand for a bit. This was our second trip to Thailand within the last two...

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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very very much for staying with us many times as well as the booking for your sister. We're glad you were not disappointed and really enjoyed your stay with us. Also thank you so much for the review with nice details regarding the rooms and everything, including small little things like beer in the fridge and water stain...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 20 May 2014

I rarely take time to write reviews, but I want to be sure that Karan and the staff at Focal Local are acknowledged for their amazing bed and breakfast. I also want people to know that if you plan on staying in Bangkok for any amount of time, I recommend the Focal Local. It is a very reasonably priced space,...

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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying at Focal Local and for your encouraging review. We're glad you loved our place as well as the surrounding atmosphere and you've seen the details we've offered. It's our pleasure having you all here (including the little one :)) Hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again one day. Take a good care...

Reviewed 16 May 2014

a great surprise in Bangkok. We were only there 2 nights. The family owners are very attentive, the decor beautiful, leaving each room with a different theme, all very beautiful and charming. excellent price. The location is good when you want to use the boat to cross the river. but the taxi is cheap, and is getting better as well....

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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate knowing that you enjoyed your stay with us and our location was not a problem for you. Hope we'll have a chance to serve you again in the future. All the best :)

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Stayed here for few days. We were really really disappointed that.......... we have to leave this wonderful hotel. Staff was so helpful always give a very warm smile to us. The breakfasts were great. Room was comfortable with very big bed. Overall , we were pleased with Focal Local B&F service.

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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us and for the impressive review. This little place will always welcome you for your next Bangkok visit. All the best :)

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 11 April 2014

We stayed at the Focal Local twice - and both times we had a beautiful room with enough space, a clean bathroom and a comfortable bed. The entire staff helped us greatly with all our enquiries in a perfect manner. The served breakfast was delicious, and the B&B is just a short walk from the MRT. The W-Lan service was...

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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us twice. It's our pleasure having you here and we're glad you enjoyed staying with us. This little house will always welcome you for your next Bangkok visit. Kob Kun Krub :)

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 March 2014

I stayed at Focal Local with my partner for six nights over two visits. I usually stay at Siam Square in Bangkok but chose this place for a change, with the aim of being more in the 'real' Bangkok. The staff are super helpful and friendly, particularly the manager Karan. They helped us with all of our queries and gave...

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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us. We're glad you wanted to stay away from the centre for a change and were not disappointed. We'll look forward to seeing you again for your next Bangkok visit. Kob Kun Krub :)

mexico
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We stayed at focal local just for one night and was amazing, the staff is great and very helpful, the breakfast is one of the best dishes we had at bangkok. The location is good because you can get there by boat, taxi or subway. The neighborhood its full of small restaurants and its not the typical touristic place.

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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Even though you stayed only a night at Focal Local, we're glad you had a good time here. Hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again in the future. All the best :)

Pasig, Philippines
Reviewed 11 March 2014

The owner/staff really looked out for me. They provide a map w/nearby stores/night markets, local places to eat. Had an early flight back but they prepared a sandwich, coffee, juice for me to take along and also arranged for my cab ride.

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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Focal Local. We appreciate knowing that you enjoyed your stay here and you were happy to stay among real local neighbours. Hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again in the future. Take care :)

Iowa
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Karan, the proprieter of Focal Local, is the best! He makes you feel like you are at his home rather than a hotel. His English is excellent, his advise on what to do and how to get around is detailed and right on the mark. When we arrived my husband was feeling ill, so I asked for Karan to microwave...

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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us. We are happy to hear that you had a good time here, even though your husband was a bit sick. In addition, we're glad that the street noise didn't bother you much and you enjoyed seeing the local way of life through your windows. We'll look forward to seeing you again. :)

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 23 February 2014

I traveled with my fiancé all over SEAsia- and when looking for places to stay in Bangkok, we were a little worried that this place wasn't in the "heart" of it all... We opted here though, for the price and the raving reviews. The place is small enough and run by the owner himself and his parents- not outsourced. Due...

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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us. We really appreciate knowing that you had a good time and felt like home at Focal Local. We'll do our best to keep it up. Kob Kun Krub :)

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Focal Local is a boutique Bed and Breakfast located on Thonburi district in historic downtown Bangkok. Formerly known as the old capital of Thailand, Thonburi district offers the perfect getaway from busy city life without compromising on transport. The ideal location to visit a local touch of Bangkok, with local temples, daily markets and local food stalls. Focal Local is just 5 minutes away from the BTS sky train station and Chao Phraya River by Tuk Tuk [Thai Motor Tricycle Taxi]. Our different themed rooms are designed to match the diverse tastes of all our guests. In addition, the authentic Thai or Western complimentary breakfast is served upon guest's preference. We offer guests extra services including in-room WiFi, Internet corner, and free shuttle Tuk Tuk to BTS sky train or the pier. We can also assist you booking some tours in and outside Bangkok. We look forward to making your stay enjoyable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Focal Local Bed and Breakfast

Address: 289 Soi Charoennakorn 28 | Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok
Price Range: $70 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Focal Local Bed and Breakfast 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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