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Reviewed 17 December 2015

Located a short walk form Rekawa beach lies the beautiful Buckingham Place hotel. Beyond the gates are 15 gorgeous rooms, each with air-con, bath, shower and veranda. Surrounding the rooms the tropical gardens, including a plunge pool, are well maintained and full of wildlife. A great place to relax. Without doubt, the service at Buckingham Place is legendary, staff are...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Many thanks for painting a glorious picture of your stay and all of us working here, my only wish is that I could write about the hotel as succinctly as you have! It was a pleasure to meet, host and serve you both and I’m truly delighted that you had such good time. Also, I’m happy to note from another...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Just completing six days at Buckingham Place. Feeling like a royal couple. The place, and the food is wow, but the service is even more incredible, 15 out of 10! Mr Nick, the owner is very welcoming and attentive to his client needs. The staff are absolutely amazing lets not forget the great chef. No doubt the staff are happy...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

A first! I was somewhat taken aback when, upon chatting to you in our restaurant, you told me you were writing your first review. So, ‘a first’ for you but also, a first for us – we’ve never actually ‘caught’ anyone before!! Thank you for writing passionately about your stay which, we enjoyed immensely too, but also, for forgiving our...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is the fist time I have chosen to write a review for a hotel and it is because this hotel was simply excellent so I feel I have to thank Nick the owner and his team (and the pony!). The rooms are lovely and spacious and beautifully decorated and the location on the beach and the lagoon is fantastic...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

It’s what we do! Thank you for coming to stay and for such kind reassurance we can still get it right 5 years on. However improbable this may seem, until applying for the necessary approvals and licences, I was unaware of the term ‘boutique hotel’ and much less, considered what classification I was aiming for with the construction - if...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Having had the pleasure of visiting Buckingham Place in early December, just wanted to say a few words about our sublime stay. As a middle aged couple who like many guests who have stayed here are widely travelled, we actually cannot fault this quirky intimate and incredibley friendly boutique hotel. If you ever get the chance please do not hesitate...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Reply from the Tower! Unhesitatingly, with certain relief I can say, our guest lists - unlike those of a certain 'palace’ - boast few royals, world leaders or ‘a-list’ celebs (if any). However, Buckingham Place does boast what I consider to be the most charming, pleasantly diverse and interesting guest list of any hotel I know and, is a hotel...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I have stayed at probably 60+ hotels in my life, many of which marketed themselves as 5*; some justifiably, some not. Of those many hotels, Buckingham Place is, by a country mile, the best I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. The boutique hotel has only 15 rooms and is situated in Rekawa Village, about 100m from the splendid...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

I sit and wrack my brain but alas! No words come to mind to adequately express my gratitude for your choice of hotel, valuable custom and this incredible review. All I can think to say is, it was without doubt our privilege to host one of the most charming, easy going and gentle couples we have ever hosted at Buckingham...

Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

It took a while to reach this hotel and we arrived at 4.00 am. The staff put us in our room straight away which was great as it was well before a normal check in time. It is a very quiet and secluded resort with a great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Unfortunately my wife had booked through Agoda and...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing in strong support of what we do here, especially, given that you were with us only a few short hours ago! Rarely but inevitably the hotel is unsuitable for certain types of traveller - advice we endeavour to impart via our website Info Page and ‘third party’ industry partners. Occasionally however, quite unintentionally and...

Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

I came to Buckingham Place on my own a very stressed and exhausted person from my job in Dubai, and left a new person. Nick and his beautiful team are nothing short of incredible, and the hotel is quite possibly the most stunning place I've stayed at anywhere in the world. Buckingham Place's personalised details, value for money, sincere service...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Amazing change… I and in fact many former guests too, highlight the opportunity to relax and, the sanctuary Buckingham Place provides for those lucky enough to stop life's ‘treadmill’ long enough. Thank you for underlining this message, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and passing the time of day with you but also, it was a delight seeing you de-stress and, to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2015

We arrived at Buckingham Place after a really busy first week in Sri Lanka and very much in need of some quiet relaxation. Thankfully, we were in the right place! The grounds are beautiful and peaceful, with the sounds of the waves always in the background. We had a Balcony room which was lovely, with an amazing bathroom. The food...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous endorsement of Buckingham Place and with it, lovely news that you’ll “definitely be back!”. There’s nothing more rewarding or reassuring that we could hope to read than this - its big world out there, brimming with alternatives. Your review is perfectly timed, coming as it does at the beginning of the ‘season’, as it tells...

Reviewed 4 December 2015

Beauty resort area, swimming pool could have been bigger, all the suite has all you need. Nice/large in/out bathroom. Excellent breakfast/dinner and fantastic tuna fish for dinner. Beautifull beac near byh..

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Many thanks for rewarding Buckingham Place with your “Excellent” seal of approval. Your short but sweet (and valuable) review contributes towards ongoing motivation and performance of the Team - including me, plus of course, the sustainability of 45 village livelihoods. In due course a larger pool and other facilities will be available for guests, in the meantime I hope you...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Boyfriend and I stayed here for a week and we really couldn't have picked a more beautiful and peaceful hotel. The staff were so friendly and helpful (but not in an overbearing way) and were very accommodating with assisting us book day trips or taking the canoe down to the lagoon. Food was good (srilankan breakfast especially good) and the...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Buckingham Place and following up with your “Amazing!” review. I'm happy to note that whilst painting an excellent picture of the hotel overall you fairly remind me we're not perfect and must remain on our toes. Sorry again for the Wi-Fi failure and being late with your first meal, and whilst the former I...

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: ₹ 9,011 - ₹ 15,299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buckingham Place 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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