I love love love Focal Local! They really have a good thing going there. The rooms are cute (we stayed on the first floor in Chic which has super cool damask wall paper) and they're certainly big enough--what do you need a big hotel room for, you're in Bangkok! The air conditioning was cold and the wifi was fast--my two big litmus tests : )
And the food! The Thai breakfast they serve is absolutely delicious; they were very accommodating and wrangled some tofu for me instead of the chicken and pork that my husband had (which he said was amazing). And you get a breakfast dessert! We had mangosteen a few mornings--so good.
But what really made it special as a landing pad in Bangkok was the helpfulness and sincerity of the staff. Karan, the owner, and his father are incredible people and wonderful hosts; always quick with a suggestion or guidance, they are a great resource. What's more, they include 1 free tuk-tuk ride to the SkyTrain or the pier--who does that?! Brilliant! Just brilliant. And getting a taxi back from the SkyTrain stop is only a few minutes and ~40 baht. (Don't believe the map--it would be a loooong walk.)
I can't recommend Focal Local enough; it reminded me of Adler's Hostel in Singapore, another one of my favorites. Karan did a phenomenal job here. (All I have to say is, *2* pieces of toast ; ) Thank you for a wonderful time!!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Focal Local b&b
- Focal Local Hotel Bangkok