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Reviewed 4 April 2012

We were collected from the airport by a driver organsed by Karan at Focal Local, an easy start to the holiday. The accomodation was great couldnt be faulted. The advice was incredibly helpfull, would reccomend to anyone and are going back there on our way back to uk.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Digory
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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2012

Thank you very much for your review. We'll look forward to welcoming you again :)

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Reviewed 19 March 2012

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.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank ColoradoGirl76
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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2012

Thank you very much. Your reveiw would definitelt helps other travellers get the pictures of Focal Local. It's our great appreciation being a little part to complete your trip in Thailand. We'll look forward to welcoming you again...All the best :)

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Reviewed 17 March 2012

Nice and safe place in urban area of town.
Nice unique designed aircon rooms.
Not far from the river boat station or skytrain. Hotel offers complimentary Tuktuk ride to reach skytrain or riverboat once a day.
Staff was extremly helpfull even in non standard situations (We had a small car accident).
Thai food for breakfast was delicious. If you want western stuff you can also get it as well.
When i go to Bangkok a second time i would choose this hotel again.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2012

Thanks a lot for your review. It's our pleasure having you as the guests here. We'll look forward to seeing you again :)

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Reviewed 17 March 2012

What a relief, after a horrible day of travel, to be welcomed into such a great place. The rooms are very modern, well decorated and very clean and comfortable. I will actually be 'borrowing' some of their decorating ideas. The free Tuktuk service is very convenient given it is a little west of all the action. The breakfast is a nice meal to start you day off. The real 'Gem' of the place is Karen. I inquired about a tour to get my feeling for Bangkok. He phoned several places and then told me they were to expensive and he took a map and drew a tour for me. I had a wonderful day following his suggestions.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Focal-Local, Manager at Focal Local Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2012

Thank you very much, We're glad to assist you getting the most of 1 day in Bangkok. Wish you could stay longer and see more of Bangkok next time...Have a safe journey! :)

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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.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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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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