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Reviewed 7 April 2013 via mobile

The hotel is very small, but clean and lovely. They draw some very funny and interesting pictures in the room, ;-) you'll see if you are there. The surrounding is really local Bangkok, you'll find local food and market nearby. The crew is very friendly, you'll be good friend with the keeper Karan, he will patiently tell you where to...

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

Thank you very much. We're glad making your stay enjoyable. This little B&B will always welcome you for your next Bangkok visit. All the best :)

Te Puke, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 April 2013

Our host opened the door for us after midnight on our late arrival from Chiang Rai. This B and B appealed because of the homelike feel and the friendliness of the staff. Located in the suburbs but close to the river there was a feeling of being in the "real" Bangkok. The rooms are clean and well serviced but are...

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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, but enjoyed your stay here. We're having a plan to renovate the rooms and make them bigger. We'll look forward to welcoming you again with our more comfortable room next time. Kob Kun Krub :)

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 April 2013

We spent 3 perfect days in Focal Local. IMPORTANT: Make a foto of the adress IN THAI. So taxi drivers will find it faster ;) (Cost around 40THB from Skytrain station). Only take taxis and ask them to turn on the taxi meter, if they don't want to, take another one. Tuc Tucs are for tourists and cost normally much...

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

Thank you so much for your review with useful tips for other travellers. Your compliment is a great encouragement and will keep us working better. Kob kun Krub :)

Langley City, Canada
Reviewed 2 April 2013

We were very pleased with our stay at Focal Local. The staff were incredibly helpful, thoughtful and hospitable. We arrived at 1am and the owner was there to greet us with cold tea, a map and was willing to answer any questions we had at that time! The room was impeccably clean and the breakfast (which is included in 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 to be the first stop for your Thailand trip. It's our pleasure having you here. Hope we'll have a chance to serve you again. :)

Cluj
Reviewed 30 March 2013

It's a b&b simple but clean, with very helpful hosts and a great thai breakfast. You get a free tuk tuk to take you to the train or boat station and it's surrounded by real thai life in one of the oldest districts of Bangkok. The area it's safe and full of tasty street food.

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

Thank you very much. We really appreciate knowing that you had a good time at Focal Local and enjoyed the surrounding local atmosphere. It's exactly what we want our guest to feel and see. We'll look forward to accommodating you again. All the best :)

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 24 March 2013

I came back to Focal Local because I missed Karan's cooking. 555 Upon arrival, we were given this yummy lemongrass drink. Then Karan helped us with our bags and we went upstairs. My mum and I booked Sea Breeze room this time around. The room is beautiful with pictures of blue skies and coconut trees. The windows look out to...

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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 again. We're all glad to see you back. Also thanks for your time writing a detailed review here. We really appreciate being a little part to fulfil your memorable holiday in Bangkok. We look forward to seeing you again. Take care :)

Chorley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2013

We visited Focal Local for the second time since November 2012 earlier in March 2013. This was a last minute decision. All the booking orgnisations we tried to book through said there was no availability but when I sent an e mail direct to Karan he accommodated us . We had to change rooms after 2 nights but this was...

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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 again. We're always excited when we have the guests coming back. It's our pleasure to seeing you again. Also thanks so much for your kind understanding regarding the room switching. Hope you're missing the heat in Thailand already. We'll look forward to seeing you again. Kob Kun Mak Krub :)

London
Reviewed 23 March 2013

I stayed at Focal Local for four nights in early March after 3 + weeks in Myanmar. Originally I'd planned to take off to a beach but decided to revisit some old haunts in Bangkok & have a bit of a rest after a lot of moving around. Focal Local was a great base as a lone female. Close enough...

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

Thank you very much for deciding to have a stopover in Bangkok, so we had a chance to accommodate you. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Focal Local and also the the surrounding areas. We'll look forward to seeing you again. Kob Kun Krub :)

Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 23 March 2013

My mom and I stayed at Focal Local during our Thailand trip. It's my mom's first time to travel abroad and she's very vocal that she liked staying in focal local. The rooms are clean, the breakfast meals taste good and the staff are very helpful. If I'll be going to Thailand again, i will for sure choose Focal Local...

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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 making the first Thailand trip for your mother memorable. Hope we'll have a chance to serve you again. :)

Fujieda, Japan
Reviewed 19 March 2013

I visited this hostel in January and was really impressed by the originality of the rooms. Every detail made it a unique hostel. The hostel owner, Karan, was fantastic and made our visit to Bangkok very memorable. The location was convenient and Karan helped us find a good restaurant! I visited this hostel on the recommendation of my friend Peter...

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

Thank you so much for your review. It's never too late, we really appreciate it. We're glad you loved Focal Local and had a memorable trip in Thailand. We'll look forward to seeing you again. 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: ₹ 3,462 - ₹ 3,734 (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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