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Focal Local Bed and Breakfast

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 August 2013

This was my third trip to Bangkok. First time I stayed on the third floor of a hostel which was clean, and relatively comfortable but pretty unfriendly and not too helpful. Second time stayed in a much more pricey upmarket hotel in Silom, nice enough but so characterless and impersonal that it could have been any hotel in any city...

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

Thank you very much for staying with us two times. We're glad you were disappointed and enjoyed staying here. In addition, we appreciate knowing that you loved local atmosphere here. It's the signature of Focal Local. We'll look forward to seeing you again. All the best :)

Southport, Australia
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Me and two friends had been trekking for a week in Cambodia, and arriving in Bangkok just hoped the hotel we booked was true to word, and the reviews we had read were accurate. Well the reviews are spot on, the cleanliness and helpful manner of the staff was great would recommend the place to anyone. And the chap behind...

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

Thank you very much. It's our pleasure having you here and we're glad we made your stay in Bangkok enjoyable. You're always welcome here for your next Bangkok visit. All the best :)

manchester
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Arrived late at 9pm and made to feel at home immediately by father Aton and son Karan who are both informal yet professional and informative on their locality and amenities in the area be wary of eating at the restaurant they suggest who are friends they are expensive in comparison to the street cafes on the main drag!! Rooms are...

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

Thank you very much for your valued review. We'll keep up good works. Hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again. Kob Kun Krub :)

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in June 2013. From the moment we arrived until we left the service was excellent, lovely clean room, nice Thai breakfast and the man behind the desk was extremely helpful. He very kindly gave us detailed directions about how to get to all the attractions we wanted to visit in Bangkok and even paid for...

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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 having you here. We're glad to be a part of your memorable trip in Thailand. All the best :)

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Stayed my first night in thailand here and loved it so much that i immediately booked back in for my last night too! The location is amazing, a real low key area of bangkok perfect for seeing the non tourist aspect of the city. Every other traveller i talked to had recieved loads of hassle in bangkok but staying here...

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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 at the beginning and the end of your trip. We're glad you had an enjoyable stay with us and loved this non-touristy area. Hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again in the future. Take a good care :)

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 22 July 2013

I agree 100% with all the glowing reviews here. Heart-warming welcome, original and very nice rooms, excellent advice on things to do and nearby restaurants, best breakfast ever. I would absolutely recommend it and return there. Some of the rooms suffer from street noise, but what else can you expect in a city like Bangkok...

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

Thank you very much for staying with us. It's our pleasure welcoming you and your lovely family here. In addition, thank you for your kind understanding regarding the street noise. We've replaced the thicker glass windows now. They help a bit. We'll look forward to seeing you all again. Kob Kun Krub :)

Reviewed 20 July 2013

We chose to stay at Focal Local based on the reviews we read on trip advisor and we were so happy that we did. The surrounding is in a local neighbourhood! which means your away from the hustle and bustle of the city - which is great if that's what your looking for! Travelling into the city can take up...

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

Thank you very much for your review and for remembering all little details that we served you. We really appreciate it. Please note that this little home will always welcome you for your next Bangkok visit. Kob Kun Krub :)

Reviewed 19 July 2013

The manager Karen is a really nice guy, who helped us plan the trip and provide a lot of useful suggestions. Although a little accident happened (we missed the flight to chiang Mai) ,Karen helped us check the availability of train ticket and book a taxi to the station which only costs 125 +45 toll fee for 15.5km. One of...

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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 with us and had a pleasant trip to Chiangmai. Hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again. All the best :)

Manhattan, Kansas
Reviewed 15 July 2013

The staff here, especially the young man who staffed the front desk and made breakfast, were fantastic. His English is absolutely fluent, and he gave us great advice about how to get around town (and avoid potential scams). We have been to Bangkok several times before and stayed in much fancier and more expensive places; this was the end of...

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

Thank you very much. We're glad we made your stay in Bangkok enjoyable. Hope we'll have a chance to serve you again next time. :)

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 6 July 2013

I don't know where to begin and have a feeling this will be a long review. But here is a quick snapshot for those in a hurry 1) The rooms are fabulous 2) The whole B&B has so much character 3) You'll be able to find like minded travellers 4) This is family run and the staff is extremely friendly...

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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 and for your time writing a detailed review for us. We really appreciate it. We're glad you enjoyed your stay here and enjoyed being on this side of Bangkok. We will look forward to seeing you again :)

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  • Breakfast included
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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
Region: Thailand > Bangkok
Price Range: €46 - €59 (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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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