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Buckingham Place

4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Wellawathugoda Road, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed at Buckingham Place for the first time two years ago and unanimously awarded it 5 stars as there wasn't a 6 star category! So it was with some nervousness that we returned in August this year in case our rose-coloured specs of 2012 had decieved us. We needn't have worried! From the garland greeting on... More

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Paris, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent four nights at Buckingham Place and enjoyed it. Congratulations to Nick (the owner) and all his fabulous team. The place is splendid, remote from the crowd, the beach is really marvellous (no way to swim here), the hotel is nice, modern style in the middle of a very nice park full of birds, monkeys, peacoks..... All the team... More

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

To begin with, I guarantee 101% we will endeavour to light up our garden sans kerosene lamps!! Thanks for opening my eyes and ‘pricking’ my conscience, environmental issues often stare us in the face for a lifetime before we notice or do something about them. Thank you again for coming to stay and for following up with such a wonderful,... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with my boyfriend and we both fell in love with the place. Nick and the team will make you feel completely at home as soon as you walk through the door. The service is flawless and every little detail has been thought out, including extras designed to alleviate all unnecessary worry that are unheard of in other... More

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Usually, as special guests move on or head home, we tend to feel a little flat for a while, just as one does after saying goodbye to good friends. This is something I hadn’t bargained for prior to becoming an hotelier but, a reality all the same. Your day of departure was one such occasion, so I was thrilled to... More

London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nick (Buckingham) is a fantastic hotelier and manages to take care of all the tiny details you wish every hotel would. It's the silly little things that Nick has nailed down to a tee. Like a personal (and sincere) greeting when you arrive and the same again at departure. When we were being given the tour of grounds en route... More

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

On behalf of us all, many thanks for spending part of your honeymoon with us and, for your supportive kind compliments – you are too kind, especially to me. For this alone you’re most welcome to the cakes and bubbly...! As for my ‘nailing’ small but important details around the place, from initial concept through to the moment, I’ve studiously... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before we arrived here we laughingly said: 'we are going to Buckingham Palace'. Well, pretty sure this was better than a palace. Wow, we absolutely loved it. We stayed five nights but could easily have stayed longer. The rooms are so spacious and simply gorgeous. The whole atmosphere is so very relaxed and friendly. The best feature must be the... More

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

We were privileged... Thank you, for coming to stay, for being such fun, and for your great respect towards other guests and us. Your children quite honestly are perfect and were an absolute joy to have around the 'palace' - as you were too of course. You really needn’t have worried however, they didn’t disturb a soul, in fact several... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, I'm not sure what to put about my third trip to BP....except I'm still in love with it!! Nick and his team were wonderfully welcoming - and I took my 'usual' room feeling like I'd come home:) This hotel really does not feel like a hotel - it is a stay in the beautiful home of a great host... More

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

There are too few words to describe the happiness and sheer fun you bring to Buckingham Place each time you come to stay. Your zest for life, warm radiance and generous spirit are simply unmatchable. Thank you for your continued faith in us, your kind support and valued loyalty, we eagerly await your return. On behalf of every member of... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 12 wonderful nights at this gorgeous boutique hotel that is nestled away in a village that allows you to experience the wildlife, culture and the wonderful sounds of the ocean waves. I was lucky enough to spend my birthday there and could not have wished for a better place to be. The staff are so, so accommodating, caring... More

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Faces lit up as I read aloud your review this morning, especially when I reached the last sentence “we’ll be back!” Thank you for coming to stay and for being so kind both to my Team and me personally throughout your stay and, afterwards in this perfect review. As you know, Buckingham Place welcomes travellers from all over the world,... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This boutique hotel was the best place we stayed at in Sri Lanka. The food is amazing, truely world class, and the service is excellent. Very personal and thoughtful. An excellent place to relax and stroll over the magnificent beach (no swimming, too rough!). An extra perk is the fact that they are right next door to the turtle sanctuary.... More

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Wow! Just when I thought accolades for the hotel couldn’t be equalled let alone surpassed, your amazing quality comparison humbles us - truly. Whilst over the moon since reading your review (several times), I do worry we might now struggle to match the expectations and demands of future diners and travelers! Thank you very much all the same – I’m... More

London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buckingham Place was not only the best place we stayed at during our visit to Sri Lanka earlier this year, but possibly the most incredible place I've stayed anywhere. So many details alert you to the huge amount of thought that goes into running this place- the Ayuverdic toiletries, the drinks brought to you as you lay by the pool,... More

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

I’m very touched to read your review this morning, to read how highly you regard us and, how much you liked our hotel. To know Buckingham Place is possibly the most incredible place you’ve stayed at is incredible in itself; surely praise could come no higher? I send sincere heartfelt thanks on behalf of everyone for your good company, valued... More

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sometimes you happen across a hotel on Tripadvisor that seems to have an implausibly high rating average. Buckingham Place's near-perfect score from hundreds of reviewers is one of those - however after staying there for one night with my wife and two young boys, I can happily say the reviewers got it right. This is a boutique hotel as they're... More

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

On behalf of us all, sincere thanks for underlining so succinctly the many outstanding reviews we’ve been blessed with to date. I’m really very proud to know you enjoyed yourselves so much and that we lived up to our reputation - undoubtedly more challenging as the plaudits mount up! You are generous and unequivocal with your praise and recommendation of... More

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Address: Wellawathugoda Road, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Buckingham Place 4*
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Family Hotel in Tangalle #1 Romantic Hotel in Tangalle
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A Boutique Class Hotel. Contemporary luxury architect style - spacious bedrooms & suites. Exclusive, relaxed, imaginative, hidden away, un-pretentious, interactive. Buckingham Place is refreshingly different and generally suits; quiet discerning FIT’s in search of sanctuary, birdlife, turtles & wildlife and a natural environment. ... more   less 
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