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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...

Wimborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2015

We have just returned from one of the most relaxing, tranquil and peaceful holidays we have ever had - just what was needed. We feel completely rejuvenated and ready for the festive fray! This was our eighth visit to Sri Lanka but the first to Buckingham Place - it won't be our last! We arrived after a seven and a...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your stunning review (and photos), however there’s a little more to say..! Firstly, I’m delighted that you enjoyed yourselves so much, feel relaxed and rejuvenated and ready to face the festive season. It’s great to know too that we’ll see you again soon, plus, I’m happily reassured to be told I can take a holiday without worry...

Reviewed 21 November 2015

I've been stalking the Buckingham Place website and tripadvisor reviews for close to 1 and 1/2 years so there was no surprise when I booked it for my honeymoon and was I impressed. Let me get this out of the way first. If you are looking for action this is not the place to go. If you need a Chill...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

As a guest foreigner in Sri Lanka, it is especially pleasing for me personally, whenever we make a good, lasting impression on our Sri Lankan guests who, are equally welcome at this hotel. Thank you for choosing Buckingham Place for your honeymoon and, for telling the world on Trip Advisor. I’m flattered and delighted too, that we lived up to...

Shanghai
Reviewed 18 November 2015

We were very lucky to have stayed at Buckingham Place for 6 nights. We arrived mid morning, well in advance of the check-in time but were shown immediately to our room. We were greeted by several smiling faces, given a garland of flowers, a cold flannel and a cold juice drink, which were very much welcomed after our long drive....

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

We’d also like you to come back..! Thank you for following up your stay with a kind and generous appraisal of the hotel and its team – including me. Hardly a day passes when I don’t wake up, pinch myself and realize, just how fortunate we are to live and work in this place and have a recipe that makes...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Buckingham Place is a slice of perfection on the south coast of Sri Lanka. The grounds are superbly manicured, the rooms are stunningly designed and the food, wow....the food. Nick and his team have created a superb menu of tasty gourmet dishes to satisfy the taste buds. Fresh fish, quality meats - it's all there. The service is exceptional -...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

What better recommendation could travellers or any of us wish to read..? Thank you for your outstanding endorsement, which is indeed ‘awesome’ in itself! Occasionally I find it challenging to adequately express thanks to guests who express such passion and support for the hotel and what it meant to them - this is one such occasion. Your kind words are...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Arriving in the dark and oblivious to my surroundings, the welcoming staff and fireflies dancing about gave me a sense that I would awake to something quite special the next day. The morning revealed beautiful lush surroundings, colourful birds, peacocks prancing about, and fluffy grey monkeys with bushy black eyebrows, which evoked a feeling of being in a Henri Rousseau...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Firstly, many thanks for such a spectacular review... By kindly endorsing every aspect of the hotel, your review serves us a timely indicator that we’re going in the right direction for ALL guests whilst, reassuring solo travellers in particular, command equal respect at Buckingham Place and can enjoy an opportunity to scratch below the surface of Sri Lanka should they...

Whitchurch
Reviewed 15 November 2015

If you're looking for relaxation then this is the place for you. The rooms are perfect, with superb facilities. The staff are very attentive, and the attention to detail is second to none. The food cannot be faulted, it was delicious, with both Sri Lankan and european. The ambience in the restaurant was one of the things that made it...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

A fabulous review – thank you very much indeed… What nicer way can there be than to begin the first day after a short break, reading and replying to our latest (all fabulous thank goodness!) reviews? I honestly marvel at everyone’s kindness and unstinting support plus, having put so much effort into building then getting the hotel up and running,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • 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: RM603 - RM1,059 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buckingham Place 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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