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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Stayed in yesterday room from 24 Nov - 27 Nov 2013! This Room Faces away from road so it's quieter! Very nicely decorated! Very clean and furnished with all basic neccessities! Very friendly and helpful staff! Owner (Karan) was exceptionally helpful and brilliant cook! (He cooks all the breakfast!) The only down side for me and wife was the noise... 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. It's our pleasure having you with us. We're glad you had a good time at Focal Local. We do apologise for the lumpy pillows. We've also investigated and now pillows in all the rooms have been replaced. Hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again in the future. Take a good... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I loved this place! Our room was very clean and cute. The breakfast in the morning was always amazing and delicious. I loved the location of the guesthouse also. Set in a real neighborhood, but still close enough to transportation to the rest of Bangkok. The service is impeccable, and everyone was very willing to help with any questions or... More 

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

Thank you very much for your valuable review. We're happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We'll look forward to seeing you again. Kob Kun Krub :) More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The Focal Local is a beautiful gem in a hectic city. Located in a road that could best be described as an alley, it beatifies what would otherwise have been just that. The owner, Karan, is the most Friendly, helpful, and thoughtful of hosts. He makes himself available to guests day or night, and the breakfasts he makes are excellent.... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. It's our pleasure accommodating your family. We're glad you enjoeyd your stay here, even though the street noises bothered you a bit. We're planing for a renovation moving the rooms to the back to avoid the noise. Hope you've arrived home well with memorable experiences. Take a good care. :) More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Summary: A great family owned guesthouse, providing fantastic service for low cost. Definitely recommended! Detail: We booked a 3 night stay at Focal Local on the basis of the great reviews on Tripadvisor and as usual the TA community did not let us down! Before you book a stay at Focal Local (which I whole heartedly recommend you do!), please... 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 and for the detailed review with lots of useful information. That makes TripAdvisor travellers see the true pictures of Focal Local as we've wanted. We're glad you enjoeyd your stay here as a start of your holiday. Hope you had a pleasant journey through Thailand. We'll look forward to seeing you again.... More 

North Ferrisburg, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We have visited Bangkok many times and have finally found the perfect place. The whole staff at Focal Local is helpful, kind and willing to go the extra mile to help. We loved being in a real Thai neighborhood and appreciated the recommendations from Kaaren about where to go. I agree 100% with the praise from the other reviewers. This... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate knowing that you had a good time at Focal Local, even thoguh you've visited Bangkok many times already. We'll keep up the good works and will look forward to seeing you for your next Bangkok visit. Kob Kun Krub :) More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I arrived in Bangkok from Phuket for 5 days. Unfortunately, I had eaten something bad before I left Phuket and arrived late at night feeling very ill. I am so happy I chose Focal Local for lodging! As a 68 year old grandmother traveling alone, being sick in a foreign country can be a frightening experience. Thanks to Karaam and... More 

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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 twice. I feel sorry for your sickness during your stay. However, we're glad you still enjoyed your stay and felt like home at Focal Local. It's our pleasure having you here. This little home will always welcome you whenever you come back to Bangkok again. Take a good care. :) More 

Basel, Switzerland
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

I can but confirm the excellent reviews on this B&B. It is a dulcet oasis after a long day in the chatoyant city. Each room is individually decorated with love and the staff makes you feel very welcome. The biggest jewel is Karan who makes every possible move to help you make the most of your stay. Not only would... 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. It's our pleasure having you here and making your stay enjoyable. Hope you've arrived home with memorable experience. We'll look forward to seeing you again. All the best :) More 

Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My husband and I had never been to Bangkok before, but had three nights there before heading off on the next leg of our vacation. We always want to stay away from the tourist zones, and Focal Local was perfect. It was a real neighbourhood, with locals restaurants and shops, rather than expensive western-style malls. The food was incredible, and... 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 to accommodate you for the first Bangkok visit. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and the surrounding local atmosphere. Hope you've arrived home with memorable experiences. We'll look forward to seeing you again. Kob Kun Krub :) More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

After spending time in the north, Bangkok was a flurry of activity. Such a big city and so spread out. As such, it is imperative to find a location that affords you a local experience without having to travel too much. Traffic is terrible so the river is important to utilize. With these things in mind, Focal Local was perfect.... More 

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

Thank you so much for choosing Focal Local to accommodate you in Bangkok. We're glad to show you the different side of Bangkok. We really appreciate knowing that you enjoyed your stay here. We'll keep up the good works. Looking forward to seeing you all again. All the best :) More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The moment we came in from our 20+ hours of travel, Karan made us feel welcome and alive again! The cool lemon drink helped, of course, but it was mainly his genuine smile that did the trick! As we found out during the days of our stay, Karan was one of the reliable Thais.. :) He warned us against the... 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 and for your review. We're glad you enjoyed staying with us. We appreciate being a little memorable part of your Thailand visit. Hope we'll have a chance to accoommodate you again in the future. Take care :) More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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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
Location: Thailand > Bangkok
Price Range: $53 - $64 (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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