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Buckingham Place

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09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wish I could have stayed a lot longer than 2 nights! Room was spacious and cool. Bathroom very original with outdoor shower and giant bath. Very nice! Beach is totally private and makes for a great long walk. Infinity pool by restaurant is stunning but I also really liked the small one in the gardens. Food was exceptional and the...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

We too wish you could have stayed longer! Many thanks for your delightful review, and whilst your stay was a little brief I’m very happy to see that you got the most from being here. Many visitors to Sri Lanka face the dilemma that there’s almost too much to see on the island so touring is a must, but also,...

Slovenia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best place we stayed on our trip to Sri Lanka. It was so much better than TAJ hotel in Bentota we stayed in before. Mainly thanks to the owner Nick, who is realy entusiastic about this place and is running it perfectly. As he told me, we built this place from scratch. Good job! Also the stuff...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Special guests… I don’t know why, but Buckingham Place seems to have more than its fair share of special guests! Rarely does anyone arrive at our gates for whom the hotel doesn’t suit them or, they don’t suit the hotel themselves. Of course it does happen but as I say, it’s rare. So another special review from special guests is...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was our favourite of five hotels we stayed at during our two week honeymoon in Sri Lanka! It far, far exceeded our expectations in every way - the rooms were beautiful and spacious; the outdoor bathroom was unique and wonderful; the food was amazing (we're usually ones who like to try different restaurants but the food was so...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Many thanks for your spectacular support, you’ve really made my morning! Its’ heartwarming to read Buckingham Place was your favourite hotel while on honeymoon, thank you for saying so. Your review is spectacular, passionate and clearly mindful of people simply trying to make others happy. More lovely, friendly or sociable guests we could not hope for, your respect both for...

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buckingham Place is situated 20 minutes or so from Tangalle and set several hundred meters back from the beach with is not swimmable and as such is somewhat bleak. The restaurant and pool hold a view of the sea but not of the beach. We stayed in a standard double (no5) which over looked the room directly in front -...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Firstly, thank you for coming to stay and then, for reviewing the hotel afterwards. Though saddened by it, I view what you say as quite helpful as it might inspire travelers to research more thoroughly before selecting this or any other hotel. These days there are abundant resources to reference – including for Buckingham Place. Our own website for example,...

Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 3 days in this fantastic small hotel (top ten in the world, appearantly) with views over the lagoon to one side and the Indian ocean to the other. There is a personal touch and feeling that the staff is one big family headed by Nick, the owner and creator of this little paradise. As a family with children...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

A truly lovely family… Thank you for your valuable good custom and “Outstanding” review (with lovely photos). Hosting you all was an absolute joy and privilege and so we’d love to welcome you back one day? Mostly our guests tend to come as couples (due largely to our 6 years+ policy) but it doesn’t mean families are any less welcome,...

Wiesbaden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately we did not stay in the hotel, but we were blessed to enjoy two dinners in the restaurant. To be honest, I almost have no words for the incredible atmosphere, the delicious food, the amazing hospitality. If you want to experience a very special evening with the absolute best dinner we had during our Sri Lanka trip, than you...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

My goodness, how to reply? I’m already rewarded each day, by guests arriving at the hotel – whether to stay or dine - then paying it huge compliments before a night has even passed! Try to imagine, complete strangers walking into your home all day long and humbling you with praise for how it is. I can think of no...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was refreshingly different to stay here. The staff were friendly the owner lives on site, attending to all the small details and the location itself is spectacular. For a quiet, relaxed holiday, Buckingham Place is your best bet.

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Raising the bar… Many thanks for your incredible compliments, and while I'm sure other boutique hoteliers may disagree with the title of your review, I’ll take this moment to graciously bask in the sunshine of your high praise. Thank you for coming here and then telling the world, I greatly appreciate your passion for what we do here, my only...

Finland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Buckingham Place offered one of the best hotel experiences we have ever had. The location is superb in amidst of the nature; you will see lots of birds, monkeys and peacocks. The beach is amazingly beautiful and you most probably see only couple of other people there. The rooms are stylish, spacious and are furnished in a minimalist way. And...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Happily for me my rusty old laptop gasped its last breath recently, but whilst 2 weeks computer-free improved life no end, I find myself franticly doing catch-up, apologizing to those who’ve written, thanking us for a nice stay and/or supported the hotel by providing helpful Trip Advisor feedback. So, apologies to you and all others for such belated thanks, despite...

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just enjoyed a 4 night stay at this amazing place. There are so many positive reviews on here already that there is little to be said than to agree. The hotel is so good because Nick Buckingham, the owner and creator wants every guest to have a great time. Prasanna, his travel manager, very efficiently arranged transport from our previous...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Happily for me my rusty old laptop gasped its last breath recently, but whilst 2 weeks computer-free improved life no end, I find myself franticly doing catch-up, apologizing to those who’ve written, thanking us for a nice stay and/or supported the hotel by providing helpful Trip Advisor feedback. So, apologies to you and all others for such belated thanks, despite...

Reviewed 18 February 2017

I don't quite know where to start. We had a wonderful stay at Buckingham place, and couldn't fault it at all. We were there for 3 days as part of our honeymoon, and were made to feel very special. Our room was fantastic, and we were in one of the simpler rooms, so the other ones must be outstanding. Very...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Happily for me my rusty old laptop gasped its last breath recently, but whilst 2 weeks computer-free improved life no end, I find myself franticly doing catch-up, apologizing to those who’ve written, thanking us for a nice stay and/or supported the hotel by providing helpful Trip Advisor feedback. So, apologies to you and all others for such belated thanks, despite...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Spa
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sea & Lagoon - small, intimate, hospitable Beach Boutique hotel with direct Beach Access. Relaxed imaginative hideaway on wild deserted Indian Ocean beach, boasts a spectacular elevated sea-view restaurant with 'viewing lounge' above plus, 33m Infinity Pool with bar/relaxation & deep ends. 5 acre beach & tropical gardens include separate 12m cooling-off pool while all 16 spacious 'architect style' bedrooms & suites enjoy the tranquility of elevated lagoon views. Un-pretentious, informal, interactive with soul, character & numerous wow factors, Buckingham Place is refreshingly different to suit quiet discerning couples/solos/small families with kids 6yrs+ in search of warm hospitality, sanctuary, romance, nature & fun! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buckingham Place

Address: Wellawathugoda Road, Rekawa, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle > Netolpitiya > Rekawa
Price Range: $189 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buckingham Place 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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