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Lembeke, Belgium
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Imagine a hotel that feels like home, run by a sweet eccentric genlemen called Nick who has the ability to make you feel so at home that basically you never want to leave. The small size of the hotel, only 15 rooms, combined with staff that is so trained that they found the perfect balance between respecting your privacy but...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Setting the bar higher… I hardly know where to begin but first, warm greetings and sincere thanks on behalf of us all; for choosing the hotel and then, for taking time out to write a review which sets the bar yet higher for us! Each time I stumble across a review notification in my Inbox I hold my breath, at...

Reviewed 30 August 2016

Nick and his team at Buckingham Place have succeeded in doing something which is utterly delightful, creating a perfect fusion of luxury and comfort, respectfulness and friendliness, meticulous attention to detail and informality. The ambience, the food and the service were impeccable. Like everyone else who enjoys Nick's hospitality, we were genuinely sorry to leave.

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Please come again soon... From the very moment we met (our 'flash-packers') and for the next five days, more than ever I enjoyed being an hotelier. You brought something quite special to this place and without doubt - thanks in small part to a terrific idea I only wish I’d thought of myself(!), you’ll be remembered fondly for many years...

London
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Buckingham Place is a type of hotel we never knew existed. It combines enthusiastic service, delicious food and a mix of a thousand other touches and ideas that make it a delight to stay at - while avoiding the heavy handed approach of so many other luxury hotels. Throughout your stay, you increasingly feel that you are staying at perhaps...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Please carry on planning! Thank you very much for coming to stay with us and for such a resounding ‘thumbs up’ for what we’re doing. I add too, I’m now even more reassured that the new facilities you saw should please others - the title of your review says it all. I’m of course delighted knowing you had a good...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We are a family of four two adults and two children staying for five nights. It was an enormous room with space plenty of space for the double bed and two extra beds for the kids. The room had a lovely outdoor shower with a resident tree frog and an enormous sunken bath. The room felt very clean and a...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Buckingham Place then recommending it to all. I’m delighted to see our service team ‘coming up trumps’ again, especially knowing how much they put in and how genuinely dedicated they are to caring for every guest. Also, it’s really nice to see ‘little touches’ are noticed and appreciated, and that our kitchen crew managed...

Dubai
Reviewed 21 August 2016

By far the best holiday resort I have ever stayed in, and I have travelled all over the world! Nick was a fabulous host, laid back and made us feel right at home. All of his 50 staff were very friendly and went out of their way to ensure we had the experience of a lifetime. Free upgrade to the...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Humbled. Surely no hotel team could wish for nicer or more supportive guests than those who come to stay at Buckingham Place. We’re humbled, just by the title of your review, I really wonder what else I can reply with other than, thank you - you’ve certainly bowled me over and I hope we do meet again. To be told,...

Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Nick has a created here a place where you really feel thst your enjoyment and happiness are the priority. From the minute you arrive to the minute you leave you are treated as special guests. The rooms ard large, spacious and have fabulous views of the lagoon. Treats and fresh water are probided free of charge daily. The grounds are...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you, your review is quite fabulous! I’m thrilled to read it as I’m sure the Team will be too. Not everyone reads English here but some do. Following alerts to a new review, during a quiet moment, they can be found huddled around a device, trying to decipher it. As far as I know less than a handful...

Reviewed 18 August 2016

Boutique luxury hotel is one way to describe what Nick Buckingham has created just outside of Tangalle. However this really doesn’t do the establishment any justice. The sense of place, character and personality embedded in Buckingham Place alone sets it apart from anywhere else we stayed. Simply put, our stay in Buckingham Place was so delightful and relaxing that we...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

You’ll be hearing from us! Since 2010, my home and this workplace for all 55 of us, has been blessed with just enough visitors to sustain it and for it to evolve slowly but surely. But that’s only half the story. Whilst an incredibly eclectic mix; virtually all of our guests are engaging, kind, appreciative and exactly as you were,...

Esslingen am Neckar, Germany
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 9 days and simply loved it. The staff is very friendly and polite, the owner can tell you very interesting stories about the building process of this place and happily likes animals as much as we do. The hotel with it's 15 rooms is in a perfect condition, which probably is a lot of work in...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

“Sweet and gentle guests” Spontaneously, as guests move on, somebody or other tends to comment on them – we’re human too! The first comment, a compliment I hasten to add, I heard as the gates closed behind you. I’ve written it above and say unequivocally, all others were as complimentary. You were a joy (and perfectly easy - thanks) to...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This place has genuinely great staff that care the most about customer satisfaction and happiness. Buchingham place is located in tangalle which is perfect for get away vacation. Thanks to Mr. Nick and all the staff for their hospitality.

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

It was a pleasure… Thank you very much for coming to stay and for your compliments right here on Trip Advisor. Great feedback helps fellow travellers as well us, helping others make their choice and us to sustain and improve what we do. As for our hospitality you’re most welcome – everyone works very hard to get it right. And,...

Amman, Jordan
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing hotel. Service was super ! We went there as part of our honeymoon and it was perfect, staff were super friendly. Food was excellent, prices were very reasonable. Many thanks to Mr. Nick for the great hospitality.

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Thank you very much... I’m delighted to read your kind review this morning, especially as it follows so closely those of other lovely honeymooners. I for one couldn't be happier than I am to know how much the hotel means to couples starting out. And, though a responsibility to ensure everything goes perfectly weighs heavy at times - its the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • 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: RM840 - RM1,414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buckingham Place 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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Buckingham Place Hotel Tangalle
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#1 Family Hotel in Tangalle
#1 Spa Hotel in Tangalle
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tangalle
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“Presidential Suite”
 of 5 bubbles 72jehanp, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All Rooms are could you may be lucky in getting an up grade”
 of 5 bubbles Waipawa, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“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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