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Reviewed 20 July 2013

We chose to stay at Focal Local based on the reviews we read on trip advisor and we were so happy that we did. The surrounding is in a local neighbourhood! which means your away from the hustle and bustle of the city - which is great if that's what your looking for! Travelling into the city can take up...

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

Thank you very much for your review and for remembering all little details that we served you. We really appreciate it. Please note that this little home will always welcome you for your next Bangkok visit. Kob Kun Krub :)

Reviewed 19 July 2013

The manager Karen is a really nice guy, who helped us plan the trip and provide a lot of useful suggestions. Although a little accident happened (we missed the flight to chiang Mai) ,Karen helped us check the availability of train ticket and book a taxi to the station which only costs 125 +45 toll fee for 15.5km. One of...

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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 your stay with us and had a pleasant trip to Chiangmai. Hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again. All the best :)

Manhattan, Kansas
Reviewed 15 July 2013

The staff here, especially the young man who staffed the front desk and made breakfast, were fantastic. His English is absolutely fluent, and he gave us great advice about how to get around town (and avoid potential scams). We have been to Bangkok several times before and stayed in much fancier and more expensive places; this was the end of...

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

Thank you very much. We're glad we made your stay in Bangkok enjoyable. Hope we'll have a chance to serve you again next time. :)

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 6 July 2013

I don't know where to begin and have a feeling this will be a long review. But here is a quick snapshot for those in a hurry 1) The rooms are fabulous 2) The whole B&B has so much character 3) You'll be able to find like minded travellers 4) This is family run and the staff is 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 and for your time writing a detailed review for us. We really appreciate it. We're glad you enjoyed your stay here and enjoyed being on this side of Bangkok. We will look forward to seeing you again :)

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 23 June 2013

My husband and I stayed at Focal Local for two nights in late May. While we were impressed by the comfort and cleanliness of our room and by the amazing breakfasts, we were blown away by how kind and helpful Karan and his staff were. If you choose to stay at Focal Local, you will not be disappointed.

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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 had a good time at Focal Local. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in Thailand as well. We'll look forward to seeing you again. Kob Kun Krub :)

White River, South Africa
Reviewed 16 June 2013

This has to be BY FAR the best place to stay in Bangkok! Words cant describe how fantastic these owners and staff are. NOTHING but nothing is too much trouble for them. We walked in any time of day asked for coffee or cold water and in a flash it was served with a smile.The free tuktuk to the skytrain...

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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 all here. We're glad you loved Focal Local. Your encouragement is valuable for us. We'll look forward to welcoming you again next year. Take care :)

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 10 June 2013

This hotel is set in a real (not touristy) section of Bangkok. It's neither terribly close to the Sky-Train nor the river but the staff will hail a tuk-tuk and send you on your way (actually VERY convenient). They husband and son are INCREDIBLY helpful in helping you to find your way around Bangkok. SO nice! The breakfasts are some...

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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 hearing that you had a good time here. We all will look forward to welcoming you again. Take care :)

Sarasota, FL
Reviewed 1 June 2013

I love love love Focal Local! They really have a good thing going there. The rooms are cute (we stayed on the first floor in Chic which has super cool damask wall paper) and they're certainly big enough--what do you need a big hotel room for, you're in Bangkok! The air conditioning was cold and the wifi was fast--my two...

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

Thank you so much for your valuable review. We really appreciate it. It's our pleasure having you two here and we're glad to be one of your favourite accommodations. We really hope to see you again some days. Kob Kun Krub :) ......(I couldn't stop smiling at "2 peices of toast" :D)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Very nice B&b in an upcoming neighborhood on the west side of the river. You feel indeed very local there! Close to BTS, free tuktuk a day or you can walk through nice little streets. Small room, but clean, new and modern. Good breakfast with fresh fruit and fresh orange juice. If you don't like Asian, just ask for eggs....

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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. We're glad you were not disappointed and you've seen the real local lives. We'll look forward to seeing you again. All the best :)

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 26 May 2013

We had a great stay at focal local. We stayed in the Living Nature room for three nights. The room was very clean and the A/C worked well. The staff was very helpful with tips and great advice for exploring Bkk. Each morning we had a very tasty breakfast prepared for us of a traditional thai variety that was typically...

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

Thank you very much for your review. It's a great fuel to run our small Bed and Breakfast. We're glad you enjoyed your stay here. And we're sorry about the street noise, we've replaced the new windows with the thicker glass. It is a little better now. Hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again next time. Kob Kun...

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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 - $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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