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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 20 May 2013

We loved the local area, market, vibe and especially the detail of the rooms. We stayed our first and last night in Thailand here, in the Siamese and the Simply Gorgeous. Even though we arrived and left in the wee hours the staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. Wishing we had stayed a few more nights at the beginning or...

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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 start and end your Thailand trip. It's our pleasure being a little part of your memorable holiday. Wish we could accommodate you longer next time. All the best :)

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 19 May 2013

My sister and i spent 4 night's here in May and loved it, Karen and staff we always smiling and happy. The breakfast they provided us with was delicious and on the days we were out early they made a packed lunch for us. We had the siamese room and thought it would be noisey because you are right over...

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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. It's our pleasure having you and your sister here. We'll look forward to seeing you again. Take a good care :)

New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 May 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in April 2013 in the Living Nature room. The room was clean, comfortable and had a relaxing/peaceful vibe. The A/C worked great, which was a nice relief from the Bangkok heat. Karan made us feel so welcome - he was extremely friendly and helpful with his recommendations. The free tuktuk ride every morning was...

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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 and relaxing stay at Focal Local. Even though Bangkok weather was very hot :) Hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again next time. Kob Kun Krub

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Stayed here in Feb/Mar 2013 (apologies for the delay in writing a review) We stayed 2 nights at the start of our SEA tour, and 2 nights at the end, and we enjoyed every minute of it, infact we are happy to say this was the friendliest stay thoughout our whole trip. Karan and his team made great effort with...

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

Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad you were not disappointed and enjoyed your stay at Focal Local. We will keep up good works. You're always welcome at this little home for your next visit. Kob Kun Krub :)

Ruyigi, Burundi
Reviewed 20 April 2013

Focal local is our first and last hotel upon the start of our SEA tour. This is a small place but never fails to give us a homey feeling. everyone seems to be very friendly and offers assistance especially with translating. I just love how they create the unique features in each rooms. Our room is very clean.

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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 your first and last stops for your holiday. We really appreciate having you here. We'll look forward to seeing you again. All the best :)

Reviewed 18 April 2013

Lovely, kind people here. Beautiful room and swish bathroom. Only in Bangkok for one night but would definitely return to Focal Local. Very helpful with directions. Didn't use it but they offer free transport to sky train.

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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. Even though it was short, but we're glad you enjoyed your stay here. Hope we'll have a chance to accommoddate you again in the future. Take care :)

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2013

I stayed here in the summer of 2012 with my girlfriend and I must say that the place exceeded my expectations, the hotel is small and well kept, the food was very good and freshly cooked every day, the rooms were clean and the stuff friendly, and I must say that it was also cheap to stay here.

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

Thank you very much for your time writing a review for us. Please be reminded that you're always welcome here for you next holiday in Bangkok. Kob Kun Krub :)

WHITEHORSE
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We chose to stay at Focal Local based on the reviews we saw on trip advisor and were so pleased that we did. The map and instructions provided to get us to the B&B from the airport were excellent and we arrived at a time in the evening that made for a very fast journey indeed - I can't quite...

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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 time writing the detailed review here. We really appreciate knowing that you had a good time at Focal Local and preferred local lives in this area. Please note that you're always welcome at this little homey B&B. See you in 2015. Kob Kun Krub :)

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 :)

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: ₹ 3,556 - ₹ 4,764 (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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