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Focal Local Bed and Breakfast

279-283 Soi Charoennakorn 28 | Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok 10600, Thailand (Old City)
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Ranked #4 of 432 Bangkok B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Focal Local twice - and both times we had a beautiful room with enough space, a clean bathroom and a comfortable bed. The entire staff helped us greatly with all our enquiries in a perfect manner. The served breakfast was delicious, and the B&B is just a short walk from the MRT. The W-Lan service was... More

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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 here and we're glad you enjoyed staying with us. This little house will always welcome you for your next Bangkok visit. Kob Kun Krub :) More

Wellington
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Focal Local with my partner for six nights over two visits. I usually stay at Siam Square in Bangkok but chose this place for a change, with the aim of being more in the 'real' Bangkok. The staff are super helpful and friendly, particularly the manager Karan. They helped us with all of our queries and gave... More

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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're glad you wanted to stay away from the centre for a change and were not disappointed. We'll look forward to seeing you again for your next Bangkok visit. Kob Kun Krub :) More

mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 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 :) More

Pasig, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 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 :) More

Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 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... More

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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. :) More

Stamford, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 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... More

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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 :) More

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 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... More

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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 :) More

Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 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... More

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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... More

Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

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... More

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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 :) More

Laramie
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 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 :) More

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Also Known As:
Focal Local Hotel
Focal Local b&b
Focal Local Hotel Bangkok
Address: 279-283 Soi Charoennakorn 28 | Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Bangkok > Old City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 432 B&Bs / Inns in Bangkok
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