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Ware, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can't praise Nick Buckingham's dream enough. Just lovely from beginning to end. Stunning new pool, dining room and spa, vast bedrooms and bathrooms with amazing views, delicious, generous food, but really what makes the experience so good is the staff, always smiling, always willing and patient to understand the strange food requests, to supply endless pots of tea and baskets...

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

YES ! People with far better writing skills than me have have waxed lyrical about this place so I will look at the faults. Alas there were none so this could be the shortest review I have ever written ! Nick Buckingham AKA the Conductor has achieved a remarkable thing here, the essence of Sri Lanka is retained in a...

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negombo
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My repeat guest from England Mr/Mrs,Stafford book this hotel for 02 nights,when we arrive to hotel Gate keeper open there gate with big smile and great welcome for all of us, They have Accommodate me out side of the hotel there Accommodations,very clean/Neat place and quite food was Excellent,

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Fantastic... I’m delighted to read your lovely review this morning, thank you for taking the time to write in - and in my language! I have long believed guests’ chauffeur guides should be professionally cared for by hotels and it's my aim to eventually provide on-site facilities for their convenience. In the meantime, whilst we don't always get it right,...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at BP as part of our honeymoon - unfortunately we both arrived with food poisoning and barely left our room for the first 24 hours... However, I'm so grateful we were at BP for that. They did everything they could to help us, including when ready to eat again, offering to cook anything we wanted and providing us...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

If only! Many thanks for your kind review; actually we felt so sorry for you both and somewhat helpless knowing what best to do. A worse time to fall ill than on ones honeymoon is hard to imagine, I’m just relieved that you did perk up enough to smile and be happy at Buckingham Place albeit briefly. Also, that you...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are currently staying at bucking place and I can honestly say it is the best hotel I have ever been to. The whole place is run to absolute perfection. Nick, the owner, is so hospitable and you feel more like privileged guests at a friend's house than people staying at a hotel. Every detail has bee thought about, from...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

The privilege was ours… Rarely do I have the opportunity to thank a guest for their review in person. Happily I did have with you - touchingly you’d written it whilst still here. It’s taken a while to thank you properly, please forgive me, but as you’ll understand, opening the new facilities has kept all of us busy, indeed this...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Sri Lanka in late Sept/ early October for 3 weeks. Of the ten or so places we stayed in during this time, this was the clear stand-out for service and quality. Nick and his fabulous team were on hand for everything - from the all day breakfast, to the cold water provided every time we came back from...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for spreading the word… Many thanks too, for coming to stay, your valued custom and, for being good fun to host. I’m only sorry to learn you must now do everything yourselves? When life gets tiresome and you feel it’s time to be ‘looked after’ once again, yes please do return. October is a great month in which...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my wife spent 2 nights at Buckingham place just lazing around.. We drive in Friday night after a stressful week at work and the staff was expecting us and was warm and welcoming even at 11pm.. The hotel staff is so friendly and accommodating. Loved the "breakfast the whole day" policy which was just what we needed to...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for coming here to laze around! Many years ago, knowing I’d be an hotelier one day I began noticing what didn’t ‘work’ for me when I travelled and importantly, what I’d prefer to find instead. So there’s little mystery in what we do here – even though your compliments (thank you) are heart warming to say the least!...

Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Before heading to SL found this Hotel online back in April 2016 and after reading the reviews which were all good, we booked a three day stay at BP as our travels would entail passing through Tangalle on the way to Arugam Bay and further on.. The Hotel is located some way from Tangalle town centre some 10 KMs or...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Every so often I’m blessed with the time and great privilege to be in the company of special people. Quite naturally not every traveler, particularly seasoned ones, takes time or shows interest in the hotel team looking after them and, not every hotelier has the chance (or inclination?) to spend quality time with their guests – an hoteliers life is...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a most friendly place to stay in Sri Lanka... They are maintaining better customer service.. Customer feels very comfortable with this place..Staff is always trying to satisfy the travelers... must visit place in Sri Lanka..

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

What a lovely review? Thank you. Sri Lanka or I should say Sri Lankans, are in my experience quite naturally friendly. My own travels around the island over the past 20 years have been met with warmth and kind hospitality wherever I’ve explored. I’ve endeavored to build on this with the team, on what they do best, but quite honestly...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had 4 rooms for 8 travellers,we were upgraded without asking to amazing lagoon view rooms. The service here is simply wonderful,they know you need something before you do! Nick the owner runs a tight ship but the atmosphere is relaxed luxury. The food and drink are great and very fairly priced for the quality on offer.Thank goodness hotels like...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Old School travelers… With this being a small property, rarely do we host groups of any size. However, I’m delighted to say that for us and your fellow guests too, it really didn’t feel anything out of the ordinary other than, it was an even happier house than usual throughout the entirety of your stay. You are incredibly friendly, appreciative...

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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: $254 - $427 (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 Spa Hotel in Tangalle
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tangalle
#1 Family Hotel in Tangalle
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“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
“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
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