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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I completely loved the place. I'd stayed in a 120$ hotel in a posh part of the city (at a large conference), and apart from the large foyer and continental breakfast there was nothing in the large hotel that matched this place. I then spent an additional week R&R and so moved to this place at my cost. The rooms...

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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 valuable review here. We're glad you were not disappointed and really enjoyed your stay here. We will keep up all the good works and hope we will have a chance to accommodate you again next time. All the best :)

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 27 June 2016

It was really good and comfortable to stay here. Room and staff was really nice and kindly. I didn't to expect breakfast, but it was surprised,is thai style,very delicious. If i have second time to bangkok i will stay here again.

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. We appreciate hearing that you enjoyed your stay and loved our Thai breakfast. Hope we will have a chance to accommodate you again for your next trip in Bangkok. All the best :)

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Karan (the owner) is by far one the nicest people we met on our trip. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable and the breakfast is amazing! It is close to the BTS Skytrain and Karan will arrange a tuk-tuk to take you to the station. Everything from the welcome board with our name on it, to the comfortable beds, to...

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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. It's our pleasure having you and your family here. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and loved the local experience. Hope you've arrived home with all good memories. We will look forward to seeing you all again. Kob Kun Krub :)

Tirschenreuth, Germany
Reviewed 28 May 2016

As the Title says, but it is not a tourist area. Near the Sathorn pier, a five min walk to the sky train, and a free tuk tuk to either, each day. The staff are the nicest i have met in years of travel, and its real! The owner prides himself on his business, its clear. the front desk girls...

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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 all here. Thank you for your kind review as well. I will pass on to all our staff. We're glad you enjoyed staying at Focal Local and loved the surrounding local touch. We will look forward to seeing you again. Kob Kun Krub :)

Yokohama, Japan
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Booked this after a friend recommended it. I have to say, this little place is AMAZING as far as customer service. The room type I wanted wasn't available, but they were able to help find a room that would suit my needs. The breakfast (traditional Thai food with western food available) each day was delicious--especially the fresh fruit! Karan also...

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

Thank you very much for taking your friend's recommendation and staying with us. We're glad you had a good time here and found that our location is not a problem at all. Hope we will have a chance to accommodate you again. All the best :)

Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

What can I say that I have not said before about Focal Local. This was our third visit and still remains our favourite in Bangkok. Just love the new larger rooms all uniquely decorated by Karan the young owner. Thai style breakfast very tasty and the fresh juice delicious. Friendly staff and great service in the real Bangkok. Will be...

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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 for the third time and for your review here. It's our pleasure having both of you again. We're glad you love our new rooms and enjoyed everything here. I'm sure we'll get a chance to serve you again. Kob Kun Krub :)

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Thank you for a great introduction to Bangkok. Could not have been more helpful in helping me find my way around. Really beautiful building and room, great breakfast! Nice to stay somewhere quiet a little away from the hectic centre.

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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 as a first stop of your trip. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here as well as the local surrounding. Have a pleasant trip and hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again. Take care :)

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Me and my boyfriend have stayed here for 2 nights in March. The staff is so friendly and breakfast is amazing. Rooms are very spacious and tidy! What made it even more special is a Tuk Tuk service provided to the Ferry or train station. Charming local bed and breakfast with a personal touch. We will be back!

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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 valuable review. It's our pleasure having both of you here. We're so glad you enjoyed everything at Focal Local. Hope we'll have a chance to serve you again in the future. Kob Kun Krub :)

Chesterfield, Missouri
Reviewed 28 April 2016

My wife and I thouroughly enjoyed our brief visit at Focal Local. The location is convenient to all forms of transportation, Sky Train, river taxi and regular taxi. The local neighborhood has much to offer in markets, temples and local Thai culture. Karan, the owner, as well as his entire staff were extremely helpful before and during our stay. 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 for your very first trip in Bangkok and for your kind review here. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. We will keep up good works and will look forward to seeing both of you again. Kob Kun Krub :)

Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend stayed here for 3 nights and cannot fault anything. We arrived at 2am and even though it was the middle of the night, we were still greeted with a cold drink and friendly intro. The staff all go out of their way to help you plan your days. They write directions and place names in Thai...

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Thank you so much for your valuable review. We're so glad you enjoyed everything at Focal Local and you were happy traveling like locals in Bangkok. We will keep up the good works and hope we will have a chance to serve you again in the future. Kob Kun Krub :)

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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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: RM232 - RM246 (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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