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Stirling
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We stayed at Buckingham Place for six nights at the beginning of December. We were impressed from the moment we arrived. However, if you are looking for a lively night life stay clear this is the ultimate chill out place. The service from the staff was excellent they are very well trained and understand about customer care. The food was...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

I believe my proud boast to be fair and just; that week-in week-out the Buckingham Place ‘guest list’ is second to none – and mercifully not for the fame and notoriety of its guests! Simply, I can’t imagine nor have I met a more sociable, diverse or pleasant array of guests at any hotel - anywhere. I can now add...

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Reviewed 26 December 2015

We stayed with Nick for about a week. I have travelled globally for 20 years and this place is amongst the best I have ever stayed in. Sure there were a couple of things that could be better but they are utterly irrelevant when rating the total experience. From the professionalism of the staff through to Nick's (the owner by...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Wow - if your fabulous endorsement "Just Go" doesn’t inspire others to come to stay with us, surely nothing will?! Your week here was truly special, thank you. From the moment you arrived each of us enjoyed serving and hosting you, we couldn't have hoped for two guests with a better sense of humour, a more easygoing outlook or, such...

Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

The best place we've stayed in Sri Lanka by far. Nick the owner is a fantastic host and incredibly welcoming. The staff are lovely and the facilities are hard to beat. We had excellent food and the overall atmosphere and service was first class. If we return to Sri Lanka it will be the first stop on our list!

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I’m struck this morning by your kindness... That, despite such a brief stay, you think to write in earnest support of Buckingham Place and what we do here – thank you very much indeed. Your flattery for me is of course humbling - I never really know what to reply when folk are so nice to me?! However, I’m always...

Reviewed 20 December 2015

At the risk of sounding repetitive, I will simply endorse the other 5 star reviews preceding this one. If you are looking for a luxurious retreat to recharge the batteries for a week then look no further, this place has it all from kingsize beds to the best food imaginable. Charismatic owner Nick and his staff, admirably marshalled by his...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Blissful, discerning guests … Many thanks for submitting such an eloquent, resounding endorsement for the hotel; and yes, while in certain ways you endorse previous reviews, regular and excellent reviews sustain its visibility and viability, and each is very personal to us when we know who wrote it. I'm especially touched by and respect your admiration for those who make...

London
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Located a short walk form Rekawa beach lies the beautiful Buckingham Place hotel. Beyond the gates are 15 gorgeous rooms, each with air-con, bath, shower and veranda. Surrounding the rooms the tropical gardens, including a plunge pool, are well maintained and full of wildlife. A great place to relax. Without doubt, the service at Buckingham Place is legendary, staff are...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Many thanks for painting a glorious picture of your stay and all of us working here, my only wish is that I could write about the hotel as succinctly as you have! It was a pleasure to meet, host and serve you both and I’m truly delighted that you had such good time. Also, I’m happy to note from another...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Just completing six days at Buckingham Place. Feeling like a royal couple. The place, and the food is wow, but the service is even more incredible, 15 out of 10! Mr Nick, the owner is very welcoming and attentive to his client needs. The staff are absolutely amazing lets not forget the great chef. No doubt the staff are happy...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

A first! I was somewhat taken aback when, upon chatting to you in our restaurant, you told me you were writing your first review. So, ‘a first’ for you but also, a first for us – we’ve never actually ‘caught’ anyone before!! Thank you for writing passionately about your stay which, we enjoyed immensely too, but also, for forgiving our...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is the fist time I have chosen to write a review for a hotel and it is because this hotel was simply excellent so I feel I have to thank Nick the owner and his team (and the pony!). The rooms are lovely and spacious and beautifully decorated and the location on the beach and the lagoon is fantastic...

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It’s what we do! Thank you for coming to stay and for such kind reassurance we can still get it right 5 years on. However improbable this may seem, until applying for the necessary approvals and licences, I was unaware of the term ‘boutique hotel’ and much less, considered what classification I was aiming for with the construction - if...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Having had the pleasure of visiting Buckingham Place in early December, just wanted to say a few words about our sublime stay. As a middle aged couple who like many guests who have stayed here are widely travelled, we actually cannot fault this quirky intimate and incredibley friendly boutique hotel. If you ever get the chance please do not hesitate...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Reply from the Tower! Unhesitatingly, with certain relief I can say, our guest lists - unlike those of a certain 'palace’ - boast few royals, world leaders or ‘a-list’ celebs (if any). However, Buckingham Place does boast what I consider to be the most charming, pleasantly diverse and interesting guest list of any hotel I know and, is a hotel...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I have stayed at probably 60+ hotels in my life, many of which marketed themselves as 5*; some justifiably, some not. Of those many hotels, Buckingham Place is, by a country mile, the best I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. The boutique hotel has only 15 rooms and is situated in Rekawa Village, about 100m from the splendid...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

I sit and wrack my brain but alas! No words come to mind to adequately express my gratitude for your choice of hotel, valuable custom and this incredible review. All I can think to say is, it was without doubt our privilege to host one of the most charming, easy going and gentle couples we have ever hosted at Buckingham...

Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

It took a while to reach this hotel and we arrived at 4.00 am. The staff put us in our room straight away which was great as it was well before a normal check in time. It is a very quiet and secluded resort with a great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Unfortunately my wife had booked through Agoda and...

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Thank you very much for writing in strong support of what we do here, especially, given that you were with us only a few short hours ago! Rarely but inevitably the hotel is unsuitable for certain types of traveller - advice we endeavour to impart via our website Info Page and ‘third party’ industry partners. Occasionally however, quite unintentionally and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • 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: $177 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buckingham Place 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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