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Ossining, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Focal Local is the perfect combination of high quality comfort and detail in a charming inn that doesn't feel like it could be just anywhere in the world, but has a distinct feel of the beautiful Thai culture. In a country where excellent service is a priority and a way of life, the service here was the best on our...

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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 and for your kind review here. We really appreciate knowing that Focal Local is your most favorite place during your Thailand trip. We will do our best to retain the good standard. Hope we will have a chance to accommodate you again some day. All the best :)

NY
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Extremely comfortable room, great breakfasts, but the highlight was the super-caring, efficient staff. In a residential neighborhood, but walking distance to the river and the skytrain. Ate street food on the main drag every night and had a blast.

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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 and for you valuable review. Your review is a great support. We will keep it up and hope we will have a chance to serve you again one day. Kob Kun Krub :)

Budelsdorf, Germany
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We enjoyed our stay at this nice little guesthouse. It was very clean and the staff was very friendly. Even if it is not on the eastside of the river where you can visit the most famous attractions it is easy to get there by ferry, boat or skytrain.

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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 enjoyed your stay and did not have any problems getting around Bangkok from our place. Hope we will have a chance to accommodate you again in the future. All the best :)

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Tucked away from the hustle, bustle, and chaos of the crowded big city of Bangkok, this was the perfect place for us as first-time visitors to Thailand. Our host, the owner of the B&B, was always around for questions, suggestions, and cultural etiquette advice. The room was comfortable, the breakfast was beautifully prepared and presented, and the location was convenient...

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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 very first Bangkok visit. It's our pleasure making your stay impressive. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip and hope we will have a chance to serve you again in the future. Kob Kun Krub :)

Reviewed 11 February 2017

Nice location with nice fur furnishing. Very attentive service. Perfect basis if you like local original thai- or chinese food from a local markeuor restaurant. Great service with tuk-tuk to the nearest BTS or pier.

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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 and for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We will look forward to seeing you again. All the best :)

Vancouver
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Focal Local is a lovely guesthouse and Karan, the owner, is one of the nicest, most efficient B&B hosts we have ever encountered. He made us feel really welcome and provided a wealth of information and assistance. I had requested a quiet room and the ground floor "Living Nature" by the garden, away from the road was perfect for a...

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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 enjoyed your stay and found that our location is not a big problem for you. We do our best to retain our standard. Hope we will have a chance to serve you again in the future. All the best :)

Clare, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Prompt communication from Karan, with helpful suggestions even before arriving! Considerate host: cool drink on checking-in, given maps as well as suggestions for sightseeing, eating & travelling options. My room (Siamese) was spacious with seating, cupboard space & room to spread out. Fridge, safe, TV, DVD player (extensive DVD library), kettle, tea/coffee sachets provided. Complimentary toiletries. Breakfast is generous with...

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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 both of you here. Your review means a lot to us. It gives us full of energy to run this little B&B. Have a pleasant travel and hope we will have a chance to accommodate you again in the future. All the best :)

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The B&B is located near a BTS station and the river pier in a non touristic thai neighborhood, so it is easy to go to the main touristic attractions. The inn offers a tuk tuk ride per day to the station or pier, but if you are willing, it is only a 15 minute walk, while you can enjoy and...

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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 and for your kind review. We really appreciate knowing that you enjoyed staying at Focal Local rather than the big hotels. We'll pass on your compliment to our staff and we will keep up the good works. Hope we will have a chance to serve you again in the future. All the...

shipley derbyshire
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stayed one night before a trip to Kanchanaburi and then returned for 4 nights .This is a gorgeous place .Beautifully designed with a wonderful attention to detail, Good towels and linen and excellent air conditioning.The Wi Fi is fine also . Karan though is the man .He has the local knowledge and the most helpful owner we have ever...

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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 both of you here. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and loved the local neighbourhood. Your review keeps us running this place with love. Hope you have a pleasant trip and we will look forward to seeing you again. All the best :)

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Overall, Focal Local was a wonderful place to stay in Bangkok! The staff were friendly, the rooms were modern and comfortable. Welcome: We were warmly welcomed at Focal Local after our private transfer from Suvarnabhumi airport. Karan and the Focal Local team were not only polite, but so very friendly. Since we arrived mid-morning, before the posted check-in time, we...

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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 valuable, detailed review here. This really helps other travelers know Focal Local better. We appreciate knowing that you had a great time during your stay. We will retain our good standard and hope we will have a chance to accommodate you again in the future. All the best...

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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: $69 - $75 (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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Rayong Province, Thailand
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“We loved our quiet Living Nature room, on the end of the row of ground-floor rooms.”
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“We loved our quiet Living Nature room, at the end of the row on the ground floor.”
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“Quieter rooms are located further from the roadside, though overall, I'd say that they're all pretty quiet due to the location.”
 of 5 bubbles Capilano_13, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Living Nature ground floor at the end of the walkway is great if you want a quiet room.”
 of 5 bubbles binderdundat, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had two rooms on the second floor during our first visit, and two on the first floor on the second visit, and they were all excellent.”
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