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Focal Local Bed and Breakfast

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

My mother and I stayed here on the tail end of our trip around Thailand. We stayed for 4 nights while traveling in and around Bangkok. The B&B is small, with a very personal feel! Karan and staff are informative and friendly and willing to help in any way while you are planning your days. Some might say that being... More 

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1 Thank Shannon S
Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Focal Local to accommodate you at the end of your Thailand trip. We're glad you enjoeyd your stay here. Hope you will be back home with lots of good memories about Thailand. We'll look forward to seeing you again. All the best :) More 

Oosterhout, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We recommend this small hotel very much. This hotel is located in a very nice local area near the skytrain. Everything you want to see you can reach from here. We’ve just stayed here for one night during our last night, but when we come back to Bangkok we definitely come back here. The staff is really nice. They help... More 

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3 Thank Erik V
Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Focal Local. We're glad to be the last stop for you to rest before flying back home. Your review brings a great power to our team. Hope to see you again next time. Kon Kun Krub :) More 

hong kong
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124 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is a nice small place to stay - excellent if you are fed up with the faceless hotels. Things I liked - friendly and helpful reception / owners; good tasty breakfast; clean and comfortable rooms; good wifi; computer for guest use in the 'lobby'; interesting neighbourhood with a variety of restaurants a short walk (10-20 mins) away; toilet off... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. I love the way you put clear plus side and the drawbacks. It helps other travellers to picture Focal Local and the area. Your recommendations are very important for us. All in all, we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope we'll have a chance to serve you again. Cheers :) More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

We booked this B&B based on its ranking and other reviews on Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. It is in a perfect location, just out of the city centre in an area with a less touristy feel but is still just a short tuk tuk or taxi ride away from all the major attractions. Karan was very friendly and... More 

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3 Thank Mike H
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 with useful information for other travellers. It was nice accommodating you here. We'll look forward to welcoming you again. Kob Kun Krub :) More 

Melbourne
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I do not use this term lightly, this B and B is amazing. The hotel staff were just fantastic and the rooms were gorgeous. The bed was so clean and comfortable (which is not easy to find in south east asia) in a quiet location of Bangkok.The room was kept extremely clean, you can tell the staff take and enormous... More 

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2 Thank Jonno S
Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Focal Local and for your review here. It's our pleasure to accommodate you. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Focal Local. Your compliment is valuable and it keeps us moving. Kob Kun Krub :) More 

Shanghai
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

There are about 5~6 rooms in focal local, small but very cleaning, and each room has a subject and name. There is a small garden on the 2nd floor. It looks very beautiful. It will provide 2~3 breakfast options for your select. Although it is less choice, but it is very delicious, especially the tea. The staff is very friendly... More 

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

Thank you very much for staying with us. We're glad to be a part of your holiday in Thailand :) More 

Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
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43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Karan and the team at Focal Local go over and beyond to ensure ones stay is comfortable and memorable. It being our first time to Bangkok, staying at Focal Local was a gentle introduction to the bustling city as we felt that all of our questions were answered and advice was provided in the most friendly / helpful manner. When... 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 first Bangkok visit. We're glad to know that you enjoyed your stay here. Your happiness is a great motivation for us. We'll look forward to seeing you again. Kob Kun Krub :) More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We had a fabulous time at Focal Local. We stayed 2 nights in January 2013. Karan and his staff are so friendly and helpful - they gave us great recommendations for restaurants, thai massage, floating market, and all the logistics like how to get to the airport and grand palace, etc. Breakfast here was delicious. Nice, clean rooms. They really... More 

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

Thank you very much. It's our pleasure having you here. We're happy to know that even though we're not in the center of Bangkok, but you didn't find that is a problem. Hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again. Kob Kun Krub :) More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

Focal Local is a little bit away from the center so they thought about every little detail to make you forget that: complimentary free tuk tuk once a day to get you to sky train or central pear in order to discover bangkok (and get anywhere you want by the river). Tips: when you get to the pear with tuk... More 

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

Thank you very much. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at our little B&B....All the best :) More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This was my third stay at Karan's little B&B ... so obviously I am a fan of the place! The B&B is now 2 years old and is still the same in presentation and service & care. It suits people who want to be a little away from the highnrises and malls & Western restaurants of Sukhumvit Rd and the... More 

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

Thank you so much for being a big fan of Focal Local and staying with us for the 3rd time. It's our pleasure to accommodate you. See you again soon :) More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • 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: $54 - $60 (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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