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Reviewed 14 March 2012

Bangkok is a noisy congested city. Focal Local, although it's on a noisy street, makes it all wonderful. The staff and the breakfasts are both amazing! Karan was so helpful - suggesting activities and giving us explicit directions. The room was nice, the place is spotless, the Thai breakfasts were great, and the staff was outstanding.

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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2012

Thank you so much. It was our pleasure having you as the guests here. Hope we'll have an opportunity to serve you again in the future :)

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Reviewed 12 March 2012

My husband and i stayed at focal local for part of our time in bangkok. The only reason we did not stay the whole time was because it was booked! This B&B is located in a more residential part of the city, so it really gives you an opportunity to taste the food and experience the people. It is short tuk tuk ride from the BTS, or a short walk to the river where a boat can easily taxi you up to the sights. There is also a bus stop almost across the street.

Karan is the owner and makes a delicious breakfast! He is also incredibly helpful in regards to getting around, things to see, etc! and speaks great english which was just so helpful and meaningful in regards to navigating the city. it was fun coming back to focal local and karan would be excited to hear about our day and what we did and experienced. Karan and his staff are the biggest part of what makes this such a wonderful place to stay.

There is really no where else anyone should stay while in bangkok!!!!!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2012

Thank you so much. Your review is really meaningful to us and we'll keep it up.
Hope we'll have opportunity to serve you again when you're in bangkok next time...Kob Kun Krub :)

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Reviewed 8 March 2012

If you wanna be in the middle of the touristy area don't even think about coming to this place. But if you wanna see what Bangkok is really like then this is the place for you. It seems far from everything when you look at it on the map or when you get your first cab to get here but then you understand bkk does not really have a centre of town and as long as you are close to the sky train you are all set.

It's family run, intimate, as gorgeous as it looks on their website, tasty home made breakfast, one complementary tuk tuk everyday to reach the pier it the skytrain, cosy, VERY CLEAN and it's got everything you need. This place is the best way to discover Bgangkok.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2012

Thank you so much. We're really appreciate hearing that you enjoyed your stay at Focal Local. In additon, It's good to know that being off the tourist trail doesn't make you feel left out from the attractons of Bangkok. Hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again....All the best :)

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Reviewed 7 March 2012

We spent 6 nights at Focal Local and loved every minute of it !
First because our host Karan and his staff could not have been friendlier and helpful. Karan always goes the extra mile to make your stay a memorable one giving you tips about where to have dinner in the nieghbourhood, arranging tuk tuk rides. We really felt at home and spoiled!
Second because we really loved the authentic and lively neighbourhood with few tourists. There's the ferry nearby or the skytrain so it's not a problem to go around Bangkok.
Third, THE BREAKFASTS !!! Well, what can I say other than Karan is a fantastic cook ! We were excited to have breakfast every morning ! and now, we miss Karan's breakfasts so much!
Fourth, the rooms and the building were beautifully decorated.

We'll definitely be back! Kop Khun Ka Karan !

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2012

Thank you very much. Your appreciation would be a great fuel for everyone at Focal Local to run our little B&B the best. We were so happy to share things with you like travelling and cultural perspectives and we really felt that you really love our country. This made us happy and so pround to be on the kingdon of Thailand. I'm sure we'll see you again here....Take care :)

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Reviewed 4 March 2012

My wife and I stayed here for two nights and wished we could have stayed longer. Our room was clean and comfortable, the location was great, and Karan and the rest of the staff could not have been more helpful.

We were only there a couple of days, but it quickly began to feel like home. If we ever make it back to Bangkok, we won't even consider staying anywhere else.

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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2012

Kob Kun Krub! I hope we'll have a chance to accommodate you again...All the best :)

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