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henfield
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I stayed at Buckingham place for 8 nights with my partner Irving in December last year and would endorse all of the great comments made about this very special place. We chose go to be on the strength of the trip advisor comments .We were not disappointed. The attention to detail, intelligent use of materials and passion of the owner...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you… I can’t help but feel rewarded when reading such a fabulous review, especially when it jogs my memory back to wonderful moments shared with lovely guests. I recall well your week with us plus, the happy moments spent nattering away at the restaurant. You were delightful to host - thank you, as well as perfect company to be...

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 31 January 2016

These are very spacious rooms, well decorated and with a large outdoor bathroom. They have a view to the lagoon and peacoks on the trees. The commom grounds are also excellent and the food simply marvellous! Please try the Family breakfast which is a srilankan typical breakfast (humm, those hoppers...) Amazingly enough all of this awesomeness is dwarfed by the...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for an excellent review! I’ve taken to my room this morning to reply sans distraction to no less than five wonderful guests – for us a record number of reviewers in one day. I’m both delighted and proud to read and reply to your review, given that you’ve commended us highly and recognize we try hard to make...

Halesworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We only had a couple of days here but could have stayed longer if we had the time and money. Your every need is anticipated in this garden paradise, the restaurant serves up the most excellent quality food and Nick, the eponymous owner, will make sure that your stay here is one that you will remember for a long time....

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

As perfect as guests get! I was bowled over to read your fabulous review – thank you very much. Pleasing an industry colleague, one with years of experience, is a real joy to be frank. Me, barely 5 years a hotelier, I cannot help but be hypercritical (a know it all) when travelling; so, I read your review with glee,...

Reviewed 29 January 2016

After arduous miles visiting northern Sri Lanka, you reach the south coast and Buckingham Place. Nick Buckingham's vision and taste combine here from architectural design to menu. The mandate is to relax and enjoy comfort. Meals are anytime. Nick will greet, chat and tell his story. He brings class and charm to a pristine spot. There is no need for...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Buckingham Place and then contributing towards its sustainability with a remarkably humbling review. As grateful as I am to read all praise - indeed your generosity for me is heaps more than I deserve(!) I’m rewarded to note your praise for my staff team, which I believe, is due the credit for the day to day...

Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We revisited Buckingham Place wondering if it would live up to the great first experience the year before. We had no reason to be concerned! If anything it was better knowing our way around and how everything works. Nick and his team were perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble for us and our son was very spoilt. Booking...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Wow! Many thanks for following up your most recent stay with an equally fabulous review to your first – I’m thrilled to read that you’re already planning another return! I was very touched when you arrived this time, as you did so laden with small, thoughtful gifts for us all - it was a lovely moment, thank you. Truthfully and...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We did a little round trip on Sri Lanka and this was our favorite place!!! It is a definitely a little paradise on Sri Lanka which Nick has created here! Lovely appartments in a beautiful garden and scenery, which is the home of Rocky and other animals, delicious food and last but not least a stunning staff and service! I...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Hats off to you for a really wonderful review! I’m thrilled to read of your perfect stay, thank you for telling us (and the world of course!). Whenever I or the team read of a guests’ satisfaction or, if we are being thanked in person at the hotel, we naturally feel all the more motivated to ‘keep on keeping on’...

Brockenhurst
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Buckingham Place is a special and I would suggest a unique experience in Sri Lanka. The accommodation of only 15 cabins, set in large grounds with absolute privacy, is luxurious. We had a garden suite overlooking the lagoon, with a huge bedroom, dressing room and a spectacular bathroom. From the moment you arrive you are welcomed by all the staff...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to stay and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor… I speak for those who served you when I say, you were an absolute joy to host, and send warm greetings and sincere thanks from everyone here for your good custom, helpful feedback and high recommendation for the hotel. The value of great praise from seasoned...

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Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I spent 5 nights here in early January. I wasn't sure what to expect as although the reviews were very good I wasn't majorly impressed by the hotel website(which I told Nick the owner whilst I was there...) When I left I told Nick that I didn't feel like I'd spent 5 nights in a hotel but...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thanks again for reminding me, I wholeheartedly agree! Our website is long overdue a makeover which, it will certainly get as we open the extra new facilities later this year. Your review is heart warming and helpful. It’s great to know you left here more relaxed than you’ve felt for years – the place must be working?!! It’s great to...

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying here for 3 nights. The setting is very attractive and enhanced by countless birds, monkeys and Rocky the pony. Our room was one of the 'Garden Suites'. The entire floor area must have exceeded 1200 sq feet. The 'outside' bathroom with large circular bath and fab shower was a treat. Big comfy bed from...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Top Guests! A hoteliers day, whilst long, demanding and tiring at times, is fun, rewarding and filled with memorable moments - providing that is, ones guest list is as good as ours! Your residence was shared with typically lovely guests, but both of you are memorable for our friendly exchange, banter and a missed photo opportunity; when our daft pony...

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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

checked in on a rainy evening... but the hotel was already expecting us and got ready big brollies to shelter us to our awesome room. we went straight to the room n the guy patiently showed us ard n explained what we needed to know. room was amazingly spacious and well decorated! it gives a homely feel. tv was small...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review… Each time a guest says something nice to us while here or writes kindly and thoughtfully afterwards as you have, we remain motivated to keep doing what we do, thus ensuring others have a great experience and happy memories of Sri Lanka also. Directly too, your valuable custom and Trip Advisor support helps sustain...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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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: ₹ 8,836 - ₹ 15,643 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buckingham Place 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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