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Focal Local Bed & Breakfast

279-283 Soi Charoennakorn 28, Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand 10600 (Show on map)

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Area: Thonburi Number of Rooms: 7

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Bhavna P. Families with older children United States of America, December 27, 2013
Wonderful service. Easy access to transportation.

Staff, food, atmosphere.
Our family had a wonderful stay. While it wasn't luxurious, it was clean, comfortable and a taste of the local life.
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Diane M. Families with older children United States of America, November 19, 2013
Friendly, comfortable, out of the tourist center

Staff eager to help and friendly, clean classy rooms, good access to sights, but out of the tourist crowd
The breakfast was wonderful, the staff very friendly and responsive to any questions or needs, and the location in a regular neighborhood in the city, not the tourist centers. Good access to restaurants, massage, river taxi. They even packed sack-breakfasts for us when we had to leave early. Wonderful stay in lovely boutique hotel. Thanks for a great visit to Bangkok!
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Bertrand M. Couples France, September 30, 2013
Cozy and friendly B&B

Room design, attentive staff and local situation
This B&B is managed by a very attentive and nice staff who can provide helpful information on Bangkok and things to do around. The one way tuk-tuk shuttle offered by day is a real plus and all rooms are clean and have their own design. Only the permanent noise of the street (mainly caused by motorbikes) is a con but the Focal&Local staff cannot do anything about that (maybe providing ear plugs would be nice). Definitely to recommend if you are looking for an alternative to backpacking and big impersonal hotels. Try the street food around is a nice way to discover how delicious Thai food is.
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Celina T. Couples Canada, September 21, 2013
Highly Recommended

Awesome staff, great breakfast, really nice rooms
We loved the location of this B&B. It was in a residential area so you could see Thai people in their every day life and get away from the downtown tourist trap. Breakfast is awesome and included. Also included is a free tuk-tuk ride daily to the river or skytrain, both are very easy to navigate to the tourist attractions. Karan the owner is really friendly, knowledgeable and kind and he will help you with anything you need to know. The rooms are really clean and cute.
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Ariel B. Solo travelers United States of America, August 24, 2013
somewhat different, but not enough for the price

effort is made to be creative
Cute artistic decor, perhaps a bit cloying, but the effort towards creative, artistic decor and ambiance is welcome and appreciated, room is clean and nice, however, the price is rather too steep. If such a place were located right in Sukhumvit or something this price would be understandable, but for a place out in Thonburi as it is, it should be one third to at most one half of the current price.
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Azil B. Couples Malaysia, August 23, 2013
Beautiful city, lots of things to discover

Very friendly and helpful staff, clean and comfortable hotel
One of the best hotel we ever stayed. Owner and staff very helpful and friendly. Free daily ride to MRT station or River Pier. Great breakfast and comfortable room. Hotel very near to local market and local restaurant. Lots of tips and guide with maps and directions in Thai for us to go interesting places in Bangkok. Highly recommended hotel.
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Alexander S. Couples New Zealand, August 17, 2013
really good

nice rooms, good service
small but really nice rooms, good place to stay in Bangkok, 15 min walk to the ferry pier or skytrain, will book again next time
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Carena W. Couples Malaysia, July 28, 2013
Comfortable, Staff very friendly

Staff friendliness, room comfortable, free taxi service once a day to the sky train or river pier
The location wasn't as good as I thought, takes 5 mins walking to the main road to get a taxi. If you plan to take the free taxi to sky train, that would be only 5 mins from the hotel. Massage was 15 mins walking distance from the hotel, not convenient. Staff was very helpful and friendly, would give us suggestion on how to avoid the traffic and get to the destination on time.
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Feifei D. Solo travelers China, July 26, 2013
very nice staff, sweet breakfast

reception, breakfast, assistance
very nice staff, sweet breakfast, kind assistance. We wanted to extend for another night, but it was fully booked, however, the reception staff helped us book another splendid guest house. Everything was perfect here.
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Shuo Y. Families with older children China, July 17, 2013

Friendly staff, great design.
The manageris 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) ,she 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 the little drawback is location, especially at the time when u first arrived, around 1.3 km from the BTS station, make sure u got the address printed in Thai so that the driver could find the hotel easily. Good news is u'll have one free tuk tuk to the riverside or bts station.Anyway A++ rating,we really appreciated. Many thanks!
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