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Focal Local Bed and Breakfast

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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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 :)

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 10 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 9 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 6 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 :)

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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: RM222 - RM282 (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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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