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Lembeke, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just for this hotel I decided to go back to Sri Lanka. It is my second visit to Nick Buckingham's hotel in 6 months. The main reason is that Nick has discovered the secret ingredient that pleases frequent travelers most, make you feel at home. As simple as this may sound only a few hotels can actually put this in...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Amazed! I never cease to be amazed by the enthusiasm of our guests - while they’re here and afterwards. Sometimes, I hardly know how to say my thanks - as in this case, especially when they’re still residing at the hotel! Thank you, your review is passionate in its praise for the hotel, its team and me too, plus, you...

hertshealth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quirky small boutique hotel. Owned and run by Nick Buckingham, an English entrepreneur who keeps a keen and watchful eye on the daily running of the hotel. The staff are keen to please without being overly obtrusive. The food is excellent and service attentive. There is an abundance of wildlife, peacocks, monkeys, land monitors, birds, and the adorable rescue...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your gem of a review and for choosing the hotel over others – I never forget how many there are to choose from... Whenever guests enjoy what I do about being here, the islands flora and fauna and, that feeling of being home, I feel rewarded. It’s especially pleasing too, when feedback is so positive...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much Buckingham Place - Team for the warm welcome and excellent service during my December 2016 stay in your "haven of peace". I really enjoyed the spacious suite, they provide all guests a very friendly atmosphere in a quiet and peaceful location. The staff really cares about the personal wellbeing of their guests and they offer excellent...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

A perfect gentlemen... Thank you for supporting us with your good custom and this wonderful review. It was lovely having you around the place, it was almost as if you’d moved in permanently! Whenever guests extend their stay after arriving at the hotel we read it as great compliment, just as we do when guests return, something I’m delighted to...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfection is a 'big' word to use, but in our experience it's probably not big enough! From the moment we stepped through the gates our experience was perfect. Why? because Nick and his team look after the smallest of details to the greatest degree. The layout, style, attention to detail, attention to you...everything is considered and thought through, it's not...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you... Yes, perfection really is a big word, but its even bigger when one considers the challenge of living up to such an accolade. Whether or not you found perfection here or, whether we can measure up in the same way for others, I’m immensely humbled by your praise and will bask in it for the time being...

Ko Samui, Thailand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at Rekawa rooms were well appointed and private and Rekawa is a great spot . It was easy to get in a tuk tuk and go to nearby beaches. The meals were excellent and there is s very nice pool . Some casual meal options available in room or by pool would have made it even...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your valued custom and helpful review. I’m delighted to know you enjoyed your time here in Rekawa and note too, that largely, the hotel lived up to its reputation. I do wish however, we’d communicated that a ‘no tray-charge’ dining service extends to all rooms, both pools and throughout the gardens and, that a telephone is meant...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, we all felt like we were in paradise. The welcome by the staff was so warm, the food was amazing. The owner came to introduce himself to us when we were having lunch and was very open to inform us about activities and sightseeing in the surrounding area. The infinite...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Your perfect piece on Paradise! Many thanks for bringing a bigger than usual smile to our faces this morning, with a review about as perfect as they get; perfect reassurance for travellers in your footsteps and equally, perfect motivation for all of us. I neither take for granted nor underestimate the importance of rave reviews and believe for the most...

San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful 3 night stay at this lovely hotel in Sri Lanka. The service is top notch and the wild nature that is all around is exceptional. I highly recommend this hotel and top plaudits goes to Nick, the owner, who is one of the most hands on Owners, I have ever seen in a hotel. I loved the...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to stay and, for possibly being the most undemanding guest we’ve ever hosted! Please don’t misunderstand me, we’re ready, willing and expect always to work hard for our guests but, it was simply nice not to need to for a change! Thanks for your good custom and great review, whenever you wish to please come and...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this property in January and it was a real hidden gem. The service was top notch always going beyond the call of duty. I think if you are planing to travel this way I would recommend this hotel!

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for your kind recommendation, we’re delighted to read your review this morning and I send thanks from us all for writing it. I’m really happy to note your simple but clear description of the hotel - “Serenity” - which for me says you found it here and for others will reassure them of what Buckingham...

Paris, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the location next to one of the most beautiful beach I have ever seen even if you can't go to swin... to the rooms, the restaurant (exquisite food), a first class quality service. You just don't want to leave! Ever! The owner deserves a +++ mainly because it has been doing a wonderful job building the place but also...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

We’re only sorry you had to... Before opening the hotel, it didn’t ever occur to me that daily, I’d say goodbye to guests whom had we met socially and for longer, a good and lasting acquaintance may well have ensued. You’ve praised generously for all to see, the most salient aspects of the hotel that anyone might need to know...

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buckingham Place is absolutely divine. Although we only had two nights here, we left feeling relaxed, pampered and fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit and stay. The property is gorgeous: the setting, the grounds, the rooms and public spaces, with wonderful views over the lagoon and beach at every turn, stylish design features and fabulous art throughout. We...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Absolutely got it… For me there’s no greater job satisfaction than to see guests enjoy this place to the full and get its simple message – just as you did. Your spectacular review and photos (thanks v much they’re great) is quite honestly the icing on the cake. More kind, friendly, enthusiastic or downright decent guests are hard to imagine....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • 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: RM631 - RM1,062 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buckingham Place 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Either go for suites or balcony room if too expensive”
 of 5 bubbles Big_Dave_1954, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are brilliant”
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“Any of them.”
 of 5 bubbles ThierryFroger, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Honeymoon Suite is amazing”
  • Hot tub in bathroom
  • Bathroom
 of 5 bubbles Food_Lover_186254, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the south side are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles okaisaborm, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
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