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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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...

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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...

Tokyo, Japan
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...

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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...

London, United Kingdom
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...

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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...

Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 21 March 2015

We stayed here for a few days of ultimate relaxation after heady nights in Unwatuna over New Years. I must admit, I was apprehensive about our stay as the website just didn't sell it to me but my husband was persuasive. As soon as we arrived, I realised he was right to be. The website does not do this place...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

I’m delighted to see that your holiday memories are far from fading and send my thanks on behalf of all for your kind support – your good custom and now this valuable review are much appreciated. Thank you for your detailed and thoughful compliments and, such high recomendation, lucky for us all that your husband is a persuasive fellow! As...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2015

Buckingham Place is off the beaten track but the service, food, accommodation and rooms are of the highest standard. The hotel is situated in a very special rural part of Sri Lanka and the detail is designed to give guests a real and genuine experience. Nothing at Buckingham Place has been left to chance from the open air dining, room...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you very much, I’m delighted to read your review this morning, not only for its amazing compliments for the hotel, its Team and for me personally but, because it portrays the joy of being in Sri Lanka and Rekawa especially. After arriving in a country it’s too easy to overlook ones original reasons for visiting it, either by watching...

Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

This hotel is a place a pure tranquility! We visited Buckingham place at the end of our holiday in Sri Lanka and stayed for 6 nights. We arrived after a long 5 hour car journey and were welcomed with cold flannels and a welcome drink. Our bags were taken from us and we were shown to our suit (which was...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

I nearly cried myself this morning…! On behalf of everyone here, thank you for submitting such a fabulously helpful ‘from the heart’ review - you humble all of us with your kind words which, will surely inspire others to stay with us in future. It is truly wonderful to read your heartfelt sentiments and of your great appreciation for what...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Where shall I start? Where it ended, maybe, after 7 days : well 2 hours past checkout time, lying by the pool, in complete denial. Even then, believe it or not, we were not disturbed - staff members and owner Nick Buckingham just waited for us to leave, graciously, quietly, like everything we had experienced thus far. After many years...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Anyone knowing me will readily testify that I’m rarely short of something to say, but, as I scrabble for something appropriate to reply with I can find little more than a huge heartfelt thank you from all of us and a yes please, please do come back – truly, it will be a great privilege to host you once again....

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2015 via mobile

We had a great time at this hotel. The service and room standards were by far the best we experienced during our two week trip in Sri Lanka (and we moved around a fair bit)! We stayed in one of the suites (number 14) which was of a very high standard (big with an open air shower and massive bath,...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

‘……we would definitely return!’ is everything I could wish to read or hear from a guest, I’m delighted to know you had such a great time and will do so! Thank you for coming to stay and then following up with your ‘amazing’ review. Your support is much appreciated, every single review contributes towards sustaining what we do - more...

Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2015

We stayed for 5 nights at the end of January after 10 days travelling around the island. We agree with all that has been said particularly Kimimeerkat. Nick and his team certainly have got it right in creating a beautiful relaxing haven between the sea and the lagoon. We appreciated being able to relax in the gardens and around the...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Honestly, it doesn’t matter how many times I hear or read compliments as fine as yours, I still feel a twinge of pride each time and I just can’t help it! Knowing how carefully former guests must ponder before writing in support of the hotel and how critically important reviews are these days, I’m forever grateful to all who contribute...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2015

We stayed 4 nights at Buckingham Place as guests of Nick Buckingham, the designer and proprietor of the property. We loved our villa down below, overlooking the lagoon and a lush green expanse of nature where we saw monkeys & exotic birds in the trees and beautiful swarms of white butterflies flitting about. We never lowered our window shades during...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

I’m delighted you loved your stay and thank you very much indeed for sharing the happy experience. Your comprehensive review is fabulous to say the least - your compliments humbling, I really do hope you make it back one, we’ll certainly be ready to host you and let you kick off your shoes to relax! Clearly you enjoyed Sri Lanka...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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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: RM849 - RM1,413 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buckingham Place 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Tangalle
#1 Family Hotel in Tangalle
#1 Spa Hotel in Tangalle
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“Rooms on the south side are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles okaisaborm, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are big, all have views over the lagoon, would be happy with any room”
 of 5 bubbles wallyseal, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All are great only the downstairs ones have baths”
 of 5 bubbles LAL:London, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles 72jehanp, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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