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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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,... More 

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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... More 

Oslo, Norway
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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... More 

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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... More 

Bath
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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... More 

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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... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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... More 

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3 Thank Laille
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... More 

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79 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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... More 

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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... More 

Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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... More 

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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... More 

Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015

My wife and I stayed for six nights at Buckingham Place towards the end of January 2015. Buckingham Place is without doubt the best residence we have ever stayed in the world. I repeat --- Buckingham Place is without doubt the best residence we have ever stayed in the world. Nick Buckingham and his team personally made us feel incredibly... More 

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Phew, I’m completely stumped for words... well almost! Only I must just say you’ve made me wish I could get away with rewriting our website and marketing materials in a more err... direct fashion shall I say? Better still, I could ask you to do the rewrite?? A more amusing, more passionate or more direct and to the point endorsement... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2015

by the time we arrived at Buckingham Place we'd travelled all around Sri Lanka & just wanted somewhere to relax & feel at peace. We had very high expectations given all the reviews we'd read & thankfully we weren't disappointed. Tucked in behind all the twisty single track paths that seemed to go on forever, we literally found a little... More 

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Firstly, thank you for coming to stay, for bringing your good custom and... for following up your stay with this fabulously supportive appraisal. I’m thrilled to know you found 'peace and heaven on earth' and 'a little piece of paradise' – these are such lovely sentiments, thank you again. In fact your glowing testimonial for the hotel and us working... More 

Tokyo, Japan
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2015

After a long drive from Kandy, pulling in through the gates at Buckingham Place was truly magical. We were warmly welcomed with plumeria leis and whisked off to our suite. The entire property is softly flooded with tiki lights at night - nice. Our suite (no.2) was gorgeous, modern, massive - I still miss the fab bathroom. Kalpa checked us... More 

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Despite the often frustrating annonomity of a wonderful review, it took me little time putting a face to yours. For me too yours was a memorable stay, as well as a useful reminder of how vital it is to maintain our 7 yrs (plus) child policy; sufficiently grown-up to be considerate towards animals and understand their environment (and have respect... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Based on all the amazing reviews on TripAdvisor I knew this place would be good, but I did not know it would be this good!!! It exceeded all expectations and was by far our favorite place for everything! In fact, it may even be the best place we have stayed in full stop. The best Hotel, the best staff, the... More 

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

My goodness me… just when I thought I should switch off my laptop for the day, another fantastic review appears, renders me almost speechless but, with a compulsion to reply immediately. Wow..!! Never have I read ‘the best’ so many times in a review – eight of ‘em! I’m absolutely over the moon to read your generous praise which, I... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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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 Village, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
Price Range: ₹ 12,858 - ₹ 21,750 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buckingham Place 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Buckingham Place Hotel Tangalle
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#1 Spa Hotel in Tangalle
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tangalle
#1 Family Hotel in Tangalle
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“Presidential Suite”
 of 5 bubbles 72jehanp, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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“Lagoon view rooms if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles simonc462, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any room, you won't be disappointed. We had an extra large double which was absolutely superb.”
 of 5 bubbles himandherwarriner, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Garden rooms are lovely but you will probably get woken by the Langur monkeys”
 of 5 bubbles PaulV929, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
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