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Focal Local Bed and Breakfast

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Just want to say first that, if you are reading this review because you are trying to decide whether to stay at Focal Local, just book it. You will be ecstatic that you did, I promise. Karan and his family put a smile on my face so many times during my stay. Breakfasts were gorgeous. I stayed here solo, walking... 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 being the first hotel you wrote for on TripAdvisor. We're glad knowing that you enjoyed your stay here. Your compliment is a great support for Focal Local team. Have a safe journey and we'll look forward to seeing you again. All the best :) More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Everything about this b and b was excellent, from the cute room and great breakfasts, to the fantastic help and advice from the staff. Its in a great location, away from the hustle and bustle but super convenient for the sky train and ferries. They offer a complimentary tuk tuk every day and the staff go out of their way... 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 be the first stop of your Thailand trip. Have a pleasant journey and we'll look forward to seeing you again :) More 

Waikato
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We stopped 2 nights in Bangkok on our way to Laos. 'Focal Local' suited us well, as it was located away from the centre of the manic congested city. It was easy to get tuk tuk's or taxis and there were small shops and food markets nearby. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the rooms clean. There are only... More 

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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 Focal Local and enjoyed the local atmosphere on this side of Bangkok. Hope we'll have a chance to serve you again. All the best :) More 

Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We stayed at this b&b for 6 nights at the beginning of december 2012. It was such a great experience! The staff was so friendly and helped us with everything. They all speak english very well and we had no communication problems at all. Karan is such a nice person and a great cook. Although we usually don't have breakfast... More 

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

Thank you so much for staying with us and for being our nice guests. We really appreciate knowing that you enjoyed your stay at Focal Local. We'll look forward to seeing you again. Have a safe journey :) More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This hotel was one of the better places I've ever stayed. The room we stayed in was called "Splash," and it was a delight to stay in! The walls were brightly painted, and there was even a little perfume oil in the corner of the room. The bed was big, and great. The shower was WONDERFUL! with 2 shower heads... 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're glad that our Splash room and Focal Local brighten your stay. It's our pleasure having you as our guests here...Hope to see you again :) More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights at the beginning of November. It was just what we wanted. Small, friendly, personal and clean. Karan and all the other staff we saw were all very friendly and helpful. Karan told us where we could get a meal when we arrived quite late the first night. It was 5 mins walk away and... More 

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

Thank you very much. We're so happy to know that you had a good time at Focal Local and enjoyed surrounding local atmosphere. We'll look forward to seeing you back in 2013. Kob Kun Krub :) More 

Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We stayed in Focal Local 3 nights beginning of December 2012. We can truly recommend this place! The staff is really friendly and helpful, rooms are comfortable and very tastefully decorated, excellent breakfast, perfect service. The B&B is located in a residential area of Bangkok and very well communicated; guests get a free tuc-tuc ride per day to the nearest... More 

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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 Focal Local as well as your travelling in Bangkok. Kob Kun Krub :) More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights and I am so glad I chose this place! This is the perfect B&B to go if you: 1. Want to stay away from the usual tourist traps and wish to explore Bangkok a little more, than just the usual shopping, eating and massages 2. Want to experience local lifestyle. (There is a local... More 

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

Thank you so much. Your review helps other travellers to have mroe pictures of Focal Local. We really appreciate hearing that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope we'll have a chance to serve you again. Take care :) More 

Tucson, Arizona, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We got to Bangkok flying in from Phuket and a terrible experience with our bed and breakfast there, so we were very skeptical walking in to Focal Local. Luckily, our fears were curbed immediately after we arrived. We were greeted by friendly staff that provided us with cool lemongrass water which was SO refreshing in the heat of Bangkok. Karan,... 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 and for your review. It's our pleasure having you as our guests here. We appreciate being a little part of your memorable trip in Thailand and accomoodating you at the end of your trip. Hope we'll have a chance to serve you again in the future. All the best :) More 

Wien, Österreich
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

just perfekt if you really want to feel you are beeing in Bangkok. There are almost no tourist (apart from people living in the other few rooms). As already mentioned by others you get a daily tuk tuk to the skytrain, although its not far to walk, we did it twice. Everything is close by! Karan is most helpful with... More 

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

Thank you so much for staying with us and for your review. We're happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again. Kob Kun Krub :) More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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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 - $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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