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Focal Local Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 752 Bangkok B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

I was staying in Focal Local for 3 nights,in here I feel very safe,warm people and very helpful.Karan did really good job with breakfast and sharing the knowledge about Thailand and his father very friendly also gave lots of information here and there.This thing we might could not find it in 5 star hotel ,but in Focal Local I could get all from comfort and adventure being not local people

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2011

Thank you so much for your review Tarti. It's great to see that you enjoyed local life style here like local park and even a motor bike taxi :) wish you all the best, see you

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Reviewed 21 July 2011

Focal Local is a great experience and easy place to stay and enjoy Bangkok. You will experience the real Bangkok in this area with friendly smiling faces and helpful people. Access to area attractions and shopping are just a few minutes away and a free Tuk Tuk ride to the Sky Train that will take you close to almost anywhere in town. Any questions were answered by Karan and his staff about trips and tours and best times to go as well as scheduled and researched. The breakfast provided is amazing and some of the best food and a store are right across the street as well. Also with a short walk there are many more restaurants and access to stores and taxi's. You can not beat the massages right next door to the Focal Local and they are a great way to end the day. A welcome place for families or couples and safe for children. We will not stay anywhere else when we come back and look forward to returning. Dont miss out by not staying here!

Ryan and Kami S.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2011

Thank you very much for a review. It's a great encouragement that keeps Focal Local moving forward. Thanks for being such an easy and lovely guests. Your stay also makes Focal Local colourful. Hope to see you all again...Take care :)

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Reviewed 7 July 2011

We are a family with 2 children who had the pleasure of being Karan's guests at Focal Local for 3 nights in July 2011. Karan took excellent care of us: cooking a delicious breakfast each morning, giving us advice and directions about places to visit in the city, preparing the takeout food we bought when we were too tired to go out to eat, and arranging relaxing thai massages for us right next door!

We stayed in 2 rooms right next to each other - Sea Breeze and Living Nature. The rooms were meticulously clean, very tastefully decorated, and quite restful. There is also a nice reading nook on the 2nd floor where you can relax and read on a bench next to a small waterfall around which Karan places candles in the evenings. A very pleasant atmosphere!

We would definitely stay at Focal Local when we return to Bangkok!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2011

Thank you so much for a review. We really appreciate hearing that you love Focal Local. We're glad to be a part of memorable moments of your family trip in Thailand. Hope you all have been fully charged your battery and get ready to work :) Take a good care and hope to see you again

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Reviewed 12 June 2011

Having checked out other places prior to staying at Focal Local for 4 nights, I am glad I took the decision to stay here for a multitude of reasons which can be summed up below:
a) The care and attention which Karan gives to his guests makes this a very special place indeed b) The home cooked breakfast is sumptuous and delicious and Karan accommodated my request for veg options as well. c) The The rooms are immaculate, brightly done, very clean and for the prices being charged, it's a real bargain. d) This place is a short distance away from the BTS Skytrain and the Central Pier which makes the rest of the city very accessible and easy to reach. If you are looking for a cosy, quite and homely place to stay in bangkok, Focal Local is hands down one of the best places to stay and I would definitely stay here in my next trip as well.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2011

Thank you so much for a review. I couldn't stop smiling while reading your review :D
We've also learned something useful from you like new approach of tricky people you've seen at tourist areas. I'll definitely pass on this to other guests. We'll look forward to indulging your stay again. Take care :)

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Reviewed 3 May 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed here during the last part of a three week trip to Thailand. After experiencing the weeklong wildness of Songkran and looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, we decided to stay at Focal Local based on user reviews and photos from their website. What an excellent decision it was! Our room was immaculate, tastefully decorated, and comfortable. In fact, the whole bed and breakfast was this way. The service was top notch - Karan ensured our every comfort was met and gave great tips of things to do in the neighborhood. He was hands down the most accommodating and helpful person we met on our whole trip. We loved him!

While there isn't a whole lot to do in this neighborhood, there is an excellent market nearby where meals could be had for very, very low prices. I also got a massage here and enjoyed it immensely. After having received 5-6 massages during my trip, I would say without hesitation that this was the best.

We would definitely stay here again the next time we go to Thailand.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2011

Thank you so much for your review. It's a great drive for our little Bed&Breakfast. We'll look forward to seeing you again :)

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Reviewed 24 April 2011

This is a wonderful place, the owner is very kind, he helps you in everything, you really felt welcome in this place! Im truly recomend Focal Local, is located near to the sky train and you always can take a tuk tuk. It is not in downtown, is in a thailand neighbourhood, so you can see the real thailand... we really enjoy stayed at Focal Local... Best regards, Agos and Gero

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2011

Thank you very much Agos & Gero. We really appreciated taking a part in your homeymoon trip in Thailand. All the best :)

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Reviewed 19 April 2011

It was my second time in Bangkok, so I wanted to see something different. Last time I stayed at Khao-Sarn Road, I think everyone knows what it’s like. This time I and my husband experienced something exactly Focal Local sells. It’s a nice local community. Honestly we didn’t feel like we stayed in Bangkok at all.

The hotel is located in old residential area, but life wasn’t difficult for tourist like us as 7-elven is just around the corner, the skytrain is few minutes away by free Tuk Tuk shuttle. Importantly, staff is very helpful and detail oriented. Thai Breakfast was a bit too much for us, but we finished them all every morning because they were too tasty to waste. Our holiday was very enjoyable.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2011

Thank you very much for a review. We really appreciate that you've seen a different side of Bangkok as that's our core concept....Focal Local: A Bangkok experience like no other :)

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Address: 289 Soi Charoennakorn 28 | Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 752 B&Bs / Inns in Bangkok
Price Range: £40 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Focal Local Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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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