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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Both our large room and bathroom were beautifully decorated with flowers when we arrived. The Wifi in our room was poor, but good in public areas. There are 2 nice pools, one of which is an infinity pool with a view over the Indian Ocean. Very good food with nice presentation. Nice grounds with a resident horse, peacock and monkeys....

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Many thanks for coming to stay with us and then following up with a lovely and most helpful review. I’m delighted to know you like what we do here and found us as friendly as ever! Sorry about the Wi-Fi however, it’s been problematic forever I know, but… we have listened. I’m happy to say that with the advent of...

Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We stayed here for 8 nights. I cannot compete with some of the other very eloquent reviews of this location but I will try and express our wonderful experience of Buckingham Place. Let's start with the owner, Nick Buckingham. Here is a man who has created something from scratch pretty much out of nothing. He has done this over about...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Despite having read more than 600 fabulous reviews, I never cease to be touched by the amazing care and effort with which guests write about their experiences with us. Your review is extremely helpful insofar as it’s an up to the minute account capturing everything a traveler might wonder about, whilst, passionately reassuring its reader and us that Buckingham Place...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We booked this hotel as part of our honeymoon after reading all the reviews. Very happy to say that our high expectations were met which is not always an easy thing! The staff are some of the most friendly people out of an already friendly country, and Nick the owner was very hospitable, happy to chat to the guests and...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Wow and thank you!! Thank you very much for choosing to spend part of honeymoon with us and then following up with a lovely review. Luckily and a privilege for us all, the hotel has become a popular honeymoon destination over the years which, has certainly added to the already happy ambience of the place. Not without good reason hosting...

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 March 2017

What a nice place ! It's a real jewel hidden in the jungle. The location is very nice, Tangalle is authentic (just please tell your driver to drive safely because there are a lot of dogs (even puppies) in the middle of the road to the hotel). The hotel is incredible, quite small, the room is big and modern furnished....

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Many thanks for your ‘Amazing!’ review, I’m delighted you enjoyed not only the hotel and our service, but the location of Buckingham Place too. A remote access location is quite obviously not for everyone, but it was the very reason I settled here and why, I’m always so happy when others appreciate it as I do! Thank you for your...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A beautifully designed boutique hotel with amazing service and individuality. My husband and I spent 4 nights there and within hours of being shown our spacious room we were trying to plan the next visit. Nick Buckingham had created a wonderful, stylish oasis on one of the most stunning wild beaches I have ever seen. Not somewhere to stay if...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Fabulous! I’m over the moon this morning simply reading our latest reviews, but, I could never really convey just how it feels to read one – two in fact, I’ve just seen your equally fabulous write-up for Oceanfront. Thank you from all of us. You humble us with your praise and thoughtful support. I won’t go on (as I usually...

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Just sublime. Attention to detail faultless. Amazing rooms with stunning bathroom and peaceful lagoon views. Would loved to have stayed longer, laying by the infinity pool watching a turtle surfing the waves was priceless. This is boutique 5 star at its best. Thanks Nick and team.

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Simply the best guests! This may sound odd, boastful even, but I believe this place equals more than the sum of its parts. Sure, our accommodation and facilities measure up, as does the team I’m bound to say! That should be quite enough, but clearly (to me at least) it’s our great guests that 'add the icing' to more than...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2017 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 1 March 2017

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 1 March 2017 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 27 February 2017

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,...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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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: €130 - €220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buckingham Place 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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