Focal Local Bed and Breakfast

Focal Local Bed and Breakfast

289 Soi Charoennakorn 28 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok 10600 Thailand
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#1 of 67 B&Bs in Bangkok
Location
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Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.8
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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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Salon
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Shops
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighborhood
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Thai

Location

289 Soi Charoennakorn 28 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok 10600 Thailand
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 71 out of 100
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Bangkok Intl Airport
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Krung Thon Buri
8 minBTS Skytrain
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Xiao_cactus wrote a review Feb 2023
20 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at Focal local.
We had a family room which was comfortable for our family of 4. There is also a nice outside area on the same floor. The location is great within a local neighbourhood with morning and night markets and plenty of restaurants nearby. The breakfast is fabulous and the Thai dish changes every day.
What really makes this place stand out is the people. Karan and the team have made our stay very enjoyable. They offered free tuk tuk to take us to the pier or the station, they gave us advice on places to visit and they even allow us to use the pool in a nearby condo. My children loved playing in the pool after a hot day.
I would not hesitate to recommend Focal local to anyone!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from , Owner at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast
Responded Feb 15, 2023
Thank you very much for staying with us. It's our pleasure being a little part of your memorable Holiday. The family scenes make Focal Local so warm and lively. We're glad you had a great time. Hope we'll have a chance to serve you again one day. Kob Kun Krub :)
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nishino2019 wrote a review Aug 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is located in a safe and quiet old town area where you can experience the feeling of living in Bangkok. There are morning market, night market, convenience store and many restaurants in the neighborhood. The hotel is also close to Krung Thonburi BTS station and ICONSIAM, Bangkok's largest shopping mall. You can also use free hotel-arranged TukuTuku or motorbike taxis to get there. On cool mornings, you can stroll around the temples with their morning markets and along the Chao Phraya River, and on New Year's Eve you can watch the many fireworks nearby. The building and rooms are spacious and very clean, the breakfast is delicious, and the hotel staff are all very kind. I love this place and visit it often. I stayed here for a week this time. I always use a room on the first floor and relax on the terrace with a beautiful garden.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: A room with a private terrace on the ground floor is recommended.
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Response from , Owner at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast
Responded Aug 22, 2022
Thank you very much for staying with us. Accommodating you every year makes us feel like welcoming good friends. Your stay has brightened up Focal Local after the pandemic. We're glad you had a good time here as always. We will look forward to seeing you again on New Year's Holiday. どうもありがとうございます :)
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RusholmeRuffianKCMO wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I worked ten years in marketing for the world's largest hotelier and I'm an avid traveler. I can't think of a more enjoyable hotel experience than my stay at Focal Local.

This is not a chain hotel experience and that's what makes it so wonderful. From the warm welcome of the staff and proprietor to the most amazing morning breakfasts and the clean and modern rooms, my wife and I were so happy with our stay!

It's a bit off the beaten path but that adds to its charm. It's located in a living breathing neighborhood away from the hordes of tourists that adds to the authentic experience. The owner will proved free tuk-tuk service to the BTS station and there are always taxis and tuk-tuks that you can grab (or you can walk) from the station.

Wishing Focal Local B&B all the success and I hope to be back soon!
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from , Owner at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast
Responded Nov 26, 2022
Thank you so much for choosing Focal Local. Your stay and your review here are the valuable return after the pandemic. These will keep us running this little place with love. We' re glad you enjoyed your stay as well as our lively neighborhood. Hope you've arrived home well and we look forward to accommodating you again one day. Kob Kun Krub :)
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Belen A wrote a review Dec 2023
Valencia, Spain2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I loved staying at Focal Local. Location was great, given that public transport is near and the neighborhood is much quieter on this side of the river.
The room was beautiful, clean and confortable, and the breakfast very good.
But especially management was so nice and helpful in all ways, from giving directions, to finding in my room a packed breakfast with a beautiful farewell note the day I was leaving early in the morning.
Highly recommend, and will surely go back my next time in Bangkok.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from , Owner at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast
Responded Dec 26, 2023
Thank you so much for staying with us and for your valuable review here. We're glad you had a great time and found this part of Bangkok interesting. Hope you've arrived home well with all good memories. We look forward to seeing you again. Wishing you all the best...Happy New Year! :)
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JayNo158 wrote a review Jan 2024
30 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
To get the one downside out of the way first: Focal Local is not in the heart of the tourist attractions of Bangkok, but in a quieter area (all relative, you’re still in city after all). To mitigate this, they offer a free tuktuk to either the BTS skytrain or the main pier nearby (both are a 5min tuktuk ride or a15-20min walk away). What stands out at FL is the two things mentioned in the title: the staff couldn’t be friendlier or more helpful, and the attention to detail really stands out. They try to think of everything that’s helpful and make your stay the best they possibly can offer. Truly amazing imho. Just a lovely place, would obviously recommend and come again etc.
Thank you all at FL for making our stay the best 🙏
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you don’t mind not staying in the heart of all the attractions, do stay here
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Response from , Owner at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast
Responded Feb 12, 2024
Thank you so much for staying with us and for this heart-warming review. Your compliment is a great return and this keeps us running this little place with love. We're glad being a little part of your travel. Hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again next time...All the best :)
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Célia J wrote a review Aug 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff is extremely helpful and nice. I have not come across thins kind of kindness in years. I highly recommend. + the complementary shuttle (tuktuk) to the subway station, for free, is incredibly useful. Thank you so much for your nice welcome.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from , Owner at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast
Responded Jan 15, 2023
Thank you so much for staying with us and your kind review. We are apologize for the late response, somewhat we didn't received the notification. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Focal Local. Your compliment is the great support and we will keep up good works. Kob Kun Krub :)
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kkmjryan wrote a review Jul 2023
Naples, Italy5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful stay! Very clean, delicious breakfast, staff couldn’t have been more helpful and kind. The Tim Tim available to sky train was nice, but we could also walk - took about 10 minutes. Highly recommend Focal Local!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from , Owner at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast
Responded Jul 16, 2023
Thank you so much for staying with us and taking your time for the review. This is a great support. We'll keep it up and look forward to seeing you again. All the best :)
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Eliška wrote a review Nov 2022
Budapest, Hungary3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great hosts who helped us with everything. Great location to explore the real Bangkok. Excellent breakfast and wonderful food at the neighbors. Rooms beautiful and clean. The hotel is small and therefore ideal for people who do not like huge hotels.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from , Owner at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast
Responded Nov 12, 2022
Thank you so much for staying with us and your kind feedbacks. We're glad you enjoyed the stay. We had a real hard time during the pandemic. Your review is a great support and it puts us back on track again. Kob Kun Krub :)
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Jarupan N wrote a review Nov 2022
18 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The name is the good description for this place. It is a hot spot in this local area and suitable for tourists who don't want be in a tourist spots. You can see the real Bangkok life but still can get to the most tourist attractions easily by BTS or boats. Our stay was great, room was clean / good & hospitality services. The breakfast was very special. It was not a big buffet like in chains hotel but we will surely love it. We just feel ike we stayed with our good friends.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from , Owner at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast
Responded Nov 14, 2022
Thank you very much for staying at Focal Local. We're glad you enjoyed your stay here as well as our neighborhoods. Hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again in the future. All the best :)
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Kevin Rov wrote a review May 2024
Scotland, United Kingdom30 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Starting with a very healthy and cold lemongrass welcome juice! The location is little bit out of tourist hub but we had a wonderful time. The staffs are very kind and helpful, manager has well communication and hospitality experience. Room was clean, great with big enough bathroom, minibar, air condition and tea coffee maker kettle. Room decorated as boutique that was amazing. Breakfast wasn’t buffet but many choices and heavy enough so worthy. Definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from , Owner at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for staying with us and for spending your precious time writing a review for us. It's our pleasure having you here and we're glad you had a great time. We'll keep it up and will look forward to seeing you again. Kob Kun Krub :)
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Michael P asked a question Sep 2016
Rayong Province, Thailand7 contributions6 helpful votes
is there free parking available?
Answer from Ron M
Chesterfield, Missouri66 contributions30 helpful votes
There is no on site parking and we did not have a car. I would suggest sending an email to see if they can make arrangements. I agree with the other person who replied, that the owner is extremely accommodating.
John I asked a question Apr 2015
Andover, Massachusetts3 contributions1 helpful vote
How far is this from the airport? Do you have a shuttle to get people from the airport?
Answer from Focal-Local
Bangkok, Thailand
Hi John Thank you for contacting us. We're about 30-minute driver from the airport. We can arrange the pick up service for 900 Baht (we hire a company to do). Honestly, metered taxi would be cheaper, you just need to make sure that the driver goes by meter. If you have further questions, please let us know. :)
Sharon H wrote a tip Apr 2024
27 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are of excellent standard we stayed in double delux room upstairs and it was quiet at night"
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JayNo158 wrote a tip Jan 2024
30 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you don’t mind not staying in the heart of all the attractions, do stay here"
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randman wrote a tip Mar 2023
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be sure to download Grab for easy and inexpensive rides everywhere. "
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omega123 wrote a tip Dec 2022
Singapore, Singapore7,533 contributions126 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Basically all rooms are about the same, no need tips to choose"
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nishino2019 wrote a tip Aug 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A room with a private terrace on the ground floor is recommended."
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PRICE RANGE
$47 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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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) and Harbor Land (0.2 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, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee 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 Ten Of Cups Foffee & Fortune.
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).
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