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Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

This special place goes above and beyond for all of its guests. The rooms are to die for, the staff are delightful and the service is superb. We recently got engaged and Nick (the owner) surprised us with our very own cake for dessert - seriously who does that?! Do not miss out on this hotel!! I wish I could...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Wow - thank you! I’m delighted to read your super review this morning and wish too that you could have stayed longer! I’ve just replied to another reviewer who said exactly the same so, maybe it's up to us to try harder, and encourage our guests to extend? Who knows, maybe you’ll inspire others to do just that? Thank you...

Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We were lucky enough to have three nights in this wonderful location. From the moment we arrived we were treated superbly. The staff were discreet but so, so attentive...the team work was amazing. Nick was the perfect host ..entertaining, informative and incredibly welcoming, we truly felt this was a home from home. The food was delicious. Nothing was too much...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your perfect review but moreover, many thanks for coming to stay and being perfectly lovely guests! You could not have arrived at a happier time with your stay coinciding as it did with that of several other great guests and, the arrival of ‘Rocky’ our new mischievous mascot. Feeling deflated for some weeks since the passing of...

Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Unfortunately we had only one night at Buckingham Place and our evening meal was a bit hurried as we were wanting to see the Turtles on the beach. This was a real shame as the food and service were lovely - however, the turtles were amazing so it did compensate ! Nick has big plans for Buckingham Place but I...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

We wish you had stayed longer too! However, I send thanks from us all for coming to stay in the first place. We do recognise that every traveller has a different itinerary and, that many like to keep on the move which, is why we welcome all guests regardless of duration of stay - for 1 night or, as the...

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 5 August 2015

I meant to complete this some time ago, please forgive my tardiness. My wife and I stayed at Buckingham Place at the end of April for five nights; we wish it had been for five weeks. From the time of arrival being met with cooling flannels and refreshing drinks to the time you leave you are made to feel special,...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your absolute gem of a review which, being far from tardy as you suggest, underlines how fond your memories and wish to support us really are. As I often reveal to guests, those who thoughtfully pay tribute to the hotel and its team during or after their stay, that each time someone does so it’s as if...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 30 July 2015

From the moment we arrived until we departed, Nick and his team waited on us hand and foot. The accommodation was as good as I have seen anywhere in the world, the grounds are impeccably kept and the gorgeous deserted beach a few yards away was something to behold. I cannot praise this boutique resort enough. The menu although limited...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you, we’re grinning from ear to ear! I read aloud your fabulous review last night and it caused quite a buzz amongst the Team! Not all have seen it yet but those who have, and have translated it, are thrilled to bits – myself included. To be told Buckingham Place has the best staff you’ve ever met fills us...

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Beautiful place in a great location within easy walking distance of Rekawa beach for the turtles - the service was absolutely spot on too, the best we received in Sri Lanka. Every possible detail thought of. Big thanks to Nick and all his staff for a wonderful stay.

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

An 'impeccable' short but very sweet review, thank you... Many thanks for coming to stay and for following up with such concise helpful feedback. Always I’m amazed by and appreciate guests who support us via Trip Advisor, especially after a very short stay. I send sincere and respectful thanks for your kindness and good custom along with a reminder, that...

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2015

As always, Nick and his staff provided a first class welcome and stay. The room was clean, the food inventive and freshly prepared and the staff were very attentive. We visit Sri Lanka frequently and this hotel provides a haven of calm and relaxation during what are usually very busy trips. Thank you Nick and all your staff for another...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind, very helpful review, to which I reply; hosting your visits is a pleasure for us too as well as a privilege. I’m genuinely grateful for this faultless follow up, after all, what better recomendation can a traveller or I wish to read than one written by regularly returning guests? It pretty much says it...

Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We were here for three nights. we had planned to go sightseeing in the nearby town, but after we have spent a day, understood that the best was to spend slowly in this hotel. In fact, we enjoyed paddling in a canoe in quiet lagoon(it is a free activity), and walked around in the village. The village people was very...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

I was sorry to miss saying goodbye… Thank you for your heartwarming compliments but to be honest, extending hospitality towards such charming, appreciative guests comes naturally to us - you are both a joy to host. Thank you so much for coming to stay and for being so nice us all, so far only a handful of Japanese travellers have...

Manly, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately, we only had one night there. Nick and the staff are incredibly friendly and hospitable. Food & beverages were first class. Accommodation is very chic. Buckingham Place is an idyllic retreat. Happily recommend to anyone looking for a serene experience. Michelle & Mark Stevens from Manly, Australia.

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

To; two more lovely Australians...... thank you for stopping off at our hotel while touring Sri Lanka and then, following up with such a strong endorsement for what we do. On behalf of us all I’m thrilled to note that despite the brevity of your stay you feel as warmly and as positively as you do about the place. Certainly...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

What a gem Buckingham Place proved to be. After an arduous six hour drive from Nuwara Eliya we were greeted by Nick Buckingham and his hospitable staff bearing delicious welcome drinks. The next three days slipped by in a tranquil haze. Delicious meal interludes were enjoyed by us all. In fact, Nick's kitchen produced the best food across our entire...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Perfect Family Found…! I took great pleasure witnessing your entire family’s enthusiasm for Buckingham Place and, seeing you get the best from your stay - and us. Your enthusiasm culminates with this wonderful review which I read with pride and obvious satisfaction. Being told how well we do our jobs makes certain all the more, that we keep doing them...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: €140 - €226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buckingham Place 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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