My husband and I stayed here for two nights (November 2011) at the beginning and two nights (December) at the end of our 5 weeks’ vacation. We decided to extend our stay in Vietnam and Karan went out of his way to make to accommodate our change of plans. On our request, he contacted our optometrist (Bangkok has very affordable prescription lenses and frames) to explain to her that we would only collect our reading glasses at the end of our trip. On our return, he arranged and received us in the very early hours of the morning. We would recommend this B&B to anyone looking to stay in an authentic Bangkok B&B. The rooms were really very clean; the bed very comfortable, the breakfast is typically Thai with their personal touch and interpretation. My portion was far too much for me and I often felt like asking for a take away to eat later - it was so delicious! We had 4 different breakfasts during our stay, which introduced us to the Thai way of eating breakfast. The chicken fried rice was my favorite. The fruit platter at the end is a very nice touch; the service from the kitchen staff is great.
As this is not our first visit to Bangkok, we did not need to be close to the main attractions. We looked for something different away from the huzzle and buzzle from Bangkok. We loved his funky website and appreciate his focus on giving every guest his best service and attention. Karan pays for tuk tuk (trip is around 10 min) to the sky train and the business card with the Hotel address will assist in getting back to the hotel. It is a bit too far to walk. On your first arrival, it would be advisable to arrange a taxi (900 baht) to take you to the hotel. We will most definitely be back here next year!
- 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 Hotel Bangkok
- Focal Local b&b