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Focal Local Bed and Breakfast

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289 Soi Charoennakorn 28 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok 10600 Thailand
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#5 of 1,146 B&Bs / Inns in Bangkok
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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.
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Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Salon
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Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Shops
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Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Residential Neighborhood
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Languages Spoken
English, Thai

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Grade: 74 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.3 miles
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289 Soi Charoennakorn 28 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok 10600 Thailand
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Don Muang Airport15 miSee all flights
Suvarnabhumi Intl17 miSee all flights
Krung Thon BuriBTS Skytrain8 min
Wongwian YaiBTS Skytrain12 min
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318182guy wrote a review Mar 2020
Toulouse, France45 contributions31 helpful votes
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The staff was over-the-top welcoming and helpful. The district is not "central" but for that same reason grittier and more authentic than many other similarly-priced B&Bs in Bangkok. The hotel itself is like an oasis of charm and cleanliness in a bustling working neighborhood. There is a great open market just four blocks away. It's a €2-3 taxi ride to many major sites and embarkation points along the river, and the hotel runs its own tuk-tuk, too. Our room was extremely comfortable and well-appointed. Housekeeping was top-notch. The value proposition here was unusually high. Most of all the gourmet breakfasts were the best we had in all Thailand this trip.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: We were on the top floor, which was quiet and had a great porch area.
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Responded Mar 8, 2020
Thank you very much for staying with us and for your valuable review. We're glad you enjoyed everything at Focal Local and found that our location is great for many reasons. We'll be passing on your compliments to our staff and we'll keep it up. Hope we'll have a chance to serve you again in the future. Kub Kun Kub :)
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Mike N wrote a review Dec 2019
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I know just where to begin. The customer service my wife and I got was the best We’ve had in 32 years. The young team went out of their way to make our 32nd anniversary stay a personable and memorable one. From the nice flowers that greeted us with a happy anniversary card after midnight, yes they left the lights on just for us 😊, to the wonderful breakfasts they served with such care. Each morning, just as we finished breakfast, we were asked about our plans for the day and given very helpful insights into the best shopping and tourist locations and then always placed with care in a tuk tuk to get us to the sky train or water taxi to begin our daily excursions. This is a small B&B, quaint and nicely decorated. I’m definitely going to stay hear again when we come through on our way to Vietnam next year.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast
Responded Dec 30, 2019
Thank you so much for choosing us as a part of your anniversary trip. It's our pleasure having both of you here and we're so glad you loved eveything at Focal Local. Your compliment is the best reward for all of us. This keeps us running this little B&B with love and joy. Please take a good care, until we meet again. Very Happy New Year! :)
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Thailandfansa wrote a review Dec 2019
Nelspruit, South Africa439 contributions77 helpful votes
Once again we had a wonderful stay with Karan and the Focal Local team. Nothing more i can add which i have not posted in my previous reviews except that it is not far to the beautiful new Siam Icon Mall which has to be my new favourite mall in Bangkok. Will be back again next time we have a stop over in Bangkok Thank you.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast
Responded Dec 30, 2019
Thank you so much, Michelle. It's always our pleasure having you and your family back at Focal Local. It's just like accomodating our good old friends. We're glad you felt like home and enjoyed your stay as always. We definitly look forward to seeing you again. Take a good care and Happy New Year! :)
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utah_lilly wrote a review Oct 2019
Tooele, Utah38 contributions47 helpful votes
This was my favorite place to stay during my three weeks in Thailand. It's location was perfect, only 1.5 km from the BTS and a few km from the river transportation. There was coffee shops, bars, malls and local food stalls and stores all within a few kilometers walk. We never had to pay for a taxi, we took the BTS, MTR and river boats the whole time all over the city. This was the only place that provided a local map which was so helpful. It was in the middle of a residential area so there no tourists which was what my husband and I were looking for. The staff were so very helpful and accommodating. The room was very clean and the ac was such a nice break from the heat. Although you were smack in the middle of the city the beautiful natural materials and designs of the building and the garden area made for a relaxing environment. They were only place we stayed at the offered a thai breakfast option, which we took appreciatively so enhance our experience of the culture. They were also accommodating for my vegetarian diet (thank you!). We will definitely be staying here again when we come back.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: The rooms on the lower floor face the garden and are more peaceful
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Response from Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast
Responded Oct 17, 2019
Thank you so much for staying with us and for your valuable review. We're glad you found that our location is perfect to get into town as well as to enjoy the local neighbourhood. And we're so happy you loved everything at Focal Local. I'll be passing on your kind review to all our staff. This is a real support, your happiness will keep us running this little place with love. Hope you've arrived home well and settled after a long holiday. We will look forward to seeing you again. Kob Kun Krub :)
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nanotechusa wrote a review Aug 2019
Fort Collins, Colorado77 contributions45 helpful votes
We recently stayed for 4 nights. We has fantastic stay. The place is located in local neighborhood, not too touristy, but that was the best part. The rooms are clean and spacious. The breakfast is fantastic, every day something new to try! The propels who work there are the kindest!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Focal-Local, General Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast
Responded Aug 14, 2019
Thank you very much for staying with us and for your kind review. It's our pleasure having you all here and we're glad you love Focal Local. Your compliment is the greatest support and it keeps us running this little place with love. Kob Kun Krub :)
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PRICE RANGE
$52 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
ThailandBangkokKhlong San
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Focal Local Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Focal Local Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Wat Suwan (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Focal Local Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bake A Wish, Song Pho Chana, and Good Thymes.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Focal Local Bed and Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Grand Palace (2.5 miles), The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat) (2.6 miles), and Phra Sumen Fort (3.2 miles).