We spent two lovely nights at Focal Local and would absolutely recommend it. We've spent a lot of time in Thailand over the years; Focal Local exceeded our expectations on all accounts. After a long journey to Bangkok from Krabi, we were greeted with smiles and delicious iced tea. The room was beautifully decorated and had a rainfall shower (with a shower curtain!), very soft sheets with duvet, minifridge and TV, and a great AC unit. The bed in particularly was a nice feature after a few weeks in a much less comfortable setup in southern Thailand.
Karan is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He went out of his way to make us comfortable and is clearly gifted in his ability to accommodate guests. Breakfast was great as well.
Focal Local is located in the Thonburi area, a bit off the beaten path but easily accessible by taxi, tuktuk, sky train, and ferry. We used all four over the three days we were there and did not find that the location was a problem. My husband is accustomed to staying in the Khaosan Road area and even he was happy to be in the more residential area where Focal Local is located. There are numerous food carts just up the street where we found delicious options.
Overall, Focal Local offers far more comfort and style than other hotels we've encountered in Thailand. Karan and his staff really seal the deal with their hospitality. We fully intend to return to Focal Local on our next trip to Bangkok and enthusiastically recommend it to our fellow travelers.
- 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