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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 February 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at Focal Local for 4 nights at the start of our trip and 1 night at the end. We had originally booked a room at a bigger hotel across the river, but we are SO glad that we ended up staying here instead (after reading the excellent reviews). This place certainly lives up to the...

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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 instead of the big hotel. We're glad you were not disappointed and enjoyed your stay here. It's our pleasure being a part of your memorable holiday. Hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again in the future. All the best :)

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 11 February 2014

I was so relieved to see this place, after a hectic morning in Bangkok it was exactly what I needed. The entire place is very cozy and quiet and the rooms thoughtfully decorated. It's located in a quiet alley in a part of Bangkok I would have normally skipped but would like to return to. The staff was extremely friendly...

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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 for your stay in Bangkok. We're really happy to know that you had a good time here and liked this part of Bangkok. Also thank you for the tip about getting the directions for taxi drivers, it will help other travellers. Hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again. Kob Kun...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 February 2014 via mobile

My wife and I are on our final day having stayed here just a couple of days but we could'nt have asked for a better place to stay. We arrived 2am and were greeted immediately with no fuss. Karan and his father Tom? both speak excellent English and were both extremely helpful and friendly. Being my first day ever in...

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

Thank you very much. It's our pleasure having you here and knowing that you enjoyed your stay with us. This little B&B will always welcome you for your next Bangkok visit. Kob Kun Krub :)

Laramie
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We arrived around midnight and were greeted at reception with tea and a smile. The front desk was fabulous about offering suggestions for places to visit, and areas to avoid. We felt like we were being wonderfully looked after at this guesthouse and are really glad we chose them as our guesthouse.

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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're glad you were not disappointed and had a good time here. Hope you've arrived home with lots of good memories from this trip. All the best :)

Skofja Loka, Slovenia
Reviewed 7 February 2014

The managment and all another things like our Room "simply gorgeous"! Great people, great food, boat taxi and BTS are very clos. Managment werry helpful, arranged us a cheep Taxi to the Bus station for Kanchanaburi:)

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

Thank you very much. We're glad you enjoyed everything at Focal Local. We'll keep up the good works. Hope you had a pleasant trip through Thailand. All the best :)

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 February 2014

We stayed as a group of 3 couples for 2 nights for our quick Bangkok visit. Everything was amazing - coordination with Karan was very easy (we kept changing, adding more people, etc), rooms were cozy and comfortable, shower great, breakfast fresh and tasty. He also gave us great info how to see the city quickest way, where to eat...

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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. It's our pleasure having you all here. We appreciate knowing that you had a good time here and liked the area. I'm glad you recovered from the food poisoning quickly and still had time to explore Bangkok. Hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again. Take care :)

New York City, New York
Reviewed 30 January 2014

We stayed here one night and really enjoyed our stay. Karan's dad greeted us and helped us settle in and then directed us to a wonderful restaurant around the corner from the hotel. We stayed in the Chic Suite which was tiny but cute and served its function perfectly. We enjoyed our breakfast the next morning and then we really...

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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. Even though it was a short stay, but we're glad you had a good time here. We'll look forward to seeing you again. Kob Kun Krub :)

Athens, Greece
Reviewed 21 January 2014

I stayed here for two nights after coming back from Vietnam. This is a lovely thai guesthouse located within walking distance to the BTS (tuk tuk service is provided by the hotel). Rooms are spotlessly clean and you feel like being a local (breakfast is basically thai). Still the main asset is the friendly manager who will go out of...

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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 felt like being a local. That's our core concept :D We'll look forward to seeing you again. Kob Kun Krub :)

Reviewed 16 January 2014

we stayed there three times within 5 weeks. this b&b has 7 rooms, every room is different, very stylish and super clean. for the breakfast you can choose between western and thai. food was excellent. what this place really makes out are the people working there. karan and his team are very kind and helpful with everything. rooms streetside can...

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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 3 times during your trip. It's our pleasure having you here. You're always welcome here for your next holiday in Thailand. Take care :)

Tucson, Arizona, USA (The Desert!)
Reviewed 13 January 2014

First off, Asok is great! Actually, all the staff was fantastic! The breakfasts are delicious (my wife and I had the Thai meals each day), and they will get you tea, coffee, and the fruit juice of the day. The rooms are simple- we stayed in Splash, and it was very simple yet comfortable. They took care of the room...

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

Thank you so much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed staying in our little B&B surrounded by local neighbours rather than big hotels in town. Hope you've gone back home with memorable experience. All the best :)

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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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