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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 April 2015

We stayed in Buckingham Place for 8 nights on a recent trip to Sri Lanka. Even after reading the great reviews on trip advisor, it still went above and beyond our expectations. Buckingham Place is truly magical the personal touches and attention to detail is like nowhere we have stayed before. Thank you to Nick, Kalpa and the incredible staff...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Bless you… we're very proud! I’m absolutey delighted to note that you’ve reviewed the hotel so supportively, but firstly, on behalf of us all, thank you for coming to stay in the first place and for your much valued good custom! We always see it as an extra special compliment, whenever guests are inspired to choose the hotel for a...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 26 April 2015

I am not sure what I should write about Buckingham Place, and if I should really say what I think, as I do not want this exceptional place to be fully booked up next time I want to go... We had a delightful stay with my wife and daughter, thanks to Nick, Kalpa and the whole staff, I would like...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Merci beaucoup is I’m embarrassed to say, the extent of my command of the French language! However, I do sincerely mean it and extend the sentiment from all of us. On behalf of the Team, thank you for coming to stay, thanks too for your valued custom and now this ‘examen formidable’ - and with it, the kind reassurance that...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 19 April 2015

My wife and I stayed here for five days in April with a view to spending some quality time in indulgent relaxation in what looked ideal on the website. Buckingham Place delivers on what it says and more, lots more! Beautiful location, great friendly staff, fantastic cuisine and rooms / suites at a quality standard that needs to be experienced...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

I convey my belated thanks for your lovely, supportive review – due to a glitch somewhere, as I was about to reply, your review disappeared before reappearing several days later. Thank you for coming to stay, I’m delighted to know 'we delivered what we said' and add that I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both and to see you get the...

Surrey
Reviewed 7 April 2015

We visited Sri Lanka for a second time and it’s testament to Buckingham Place that we made sure our trip to Sri Lanka revolved around a visit there. When we arrived we were remembered and greeted very warmly, we felt a bit like royalty! I rely heavily on Tripadvisor when booking hotels and sometimes you have to read between the...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you… Fondly recalling your stay in 2012 and the solo return of your daughter last year, we eagerly anticipated your arrival at the end of March. With returning guests in the House, always there's a feeling of something special in the air which, if your remember, I tried in vain to define whilst you were with us and fail...

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 7 April 2015

The 3 utterly relaxing and peaceful days we spent at Buckingham Place more than made up for and even made us forget the mediocre time we spent at the previous hotel in Dambulla. Everything was sheer perfection! I have never in my entire life received such excellent service (without hovering or constant interruption). The room and the view were exquisite,...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Yours is a wonderfully flawless review in every sense, I thank you heartily and sincerely for it. On the basis that ‘less is more’ I’ll add no more than thank you again, for coming to stay, for being fabulous guests and for being so kind to us all throughout your stay - we enjoyed it too. Please return before too...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Choose this hotel if: - you want to spend a few days away from civilisation - you’re interested in wildlife Don’t choose this hotel if: - you like swimming - you like flexibility in your vacation - you’re looking for a diverse food experience A bit more in detail: isolated location The hotel is located in a wild place 12...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

I’m bewildered as to why some people prefer to complain after the event and give not the slightest hint of dissatisfaction at the time of it..! I’m bewildered too as to how in this ‘information age’ travellers in search of swimming beaches could so mistakenly choose an hotel which candidly and caringly volunteers advise that its nearby beach is unsuitable...

Bath
Reviewed 5 April 2015

This is a complete gem of a small hotel....thoroughly recommened 100%. We stayed here for 5 nights mid march and found the whole place, staff & atmosphere totally unique. This is the ideal location/hotel to visit and appreciate this beautiful part of Sri Lanka away from the usual tourist trail. It is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts....its all around you..you...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you… 100% recommendation…. what more can we wish for….? Thank you for choosing the hotel, your good custom and now this brilliant review. Thanks too for your great respect for the Team throughout and here too. I’m really thrilled the sea plane surprise was a success and only hope that your mobile phone met up with you before taking...

Reviewed 4 April 2015

Words such as tranquil, serene, peaceful, retreat or paradise are not able to fully do justice to what awaits guests at Buckingham Place. Having been recommended by good friends we arrived with high expectations, these were not only met but surpassed in all aspects of our stay. The staff did their utmost to ensure all our needs and wants were...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Another first...! As you’ll doubtless recall I was somewhat overwhelmed to read your review, which appeared while you were still in residence – a first for us and possibly for you too? Recalling the guests who recommended Buckingham Place to you I confidently and accurately predicted the arrival of a perfectly lovely couple. I (too) was not disappointed. Safe to...

Reviewed 4 April 2015

The problem with these reviews is that everyone who has reviewed this wonderful place has used up all the adjectives and hasn't left me any to play with. Oh well, you will have to put up with the old ones all over again! But, there really are not enough adjectives to describe the extreme pleasure we took in our stay...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Had I not set my alarm clocks to wake me before dawn I would have missed the opportunity to say cheerio one more time, and, to wave off two of the most considerate, interesting and appreciative - and franlkly 'good fun’ guests it has been our privilege to host. Though like me ‘slightly senior and walkingly challenged’ the both of...

Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2015

To quote the lyrics from a well known song this place is"simply the best, better than all the rest " - a haven of peace and tranquility with outstanding accommodation, service and food. Although we are still enjoying the last couple of days of our three week holiday on this beautiful Island I felt I could not wait until we...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Hosting ‘simply the best’ guests an hotelier could wish for is a dream of a job. My regret however, is that I didn’t choose this career much earlier in life! Even had I done so I could not have imagined the reward of being told and so frequently, jhow well we do our jobs and how aggreable it is to...

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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: ₹ 9,930 - ₹ 16,103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buckingham Place 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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