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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tucked in to a tract of land between a sea-lagoon and the golden Rekawa Beach; Buckingham Place (often misread as Buckingham Palace) is an absolute treasure that sits just off the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Crashing waves on steep beaches create a beautiful backdrop - but don't go here if you want to swim in the sea - yes...

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I still can't attempt to match the eloquence of other reviewers but actions speak louder than words. We hadn't intended to make our 3rd visit to Buckingham Place until 2018 but our research for alternatives came up with nothing that that was likely to match it. The new pool and restaurant had been on the cards for some time and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled here with my girlfriend last August and even in a country where service was generally excellent we were blown away by Buckingham Place. The staff were all really friendly and went well out of their way to make sure we were relaxed and had a lovely stay. The food was exceptional, breakfast especially was something to behold and...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Buckingham Place, there is so much world out there that we don not tend to the same place again. But we so enjoyed our stay two years ago we went back hoping we would not be disappointed. The changes Nick has made adding the amazing infinity pool and dinning lounge areas are just fabulous....

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you.... Little makes us happier than welcoming past guests back to the hotel! Could there be a better indication for us at least, that we’re on track with what we’re doing? Apart from being an obvious thumbs up for the hotel, welcoming returning guests is no different from meeting old friends. Being a small hotel, I and the team...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Both our large room and bathroom were beautifully decorated with flowers when we arrived. The Wifi in our room was poor, but good in public areas. There are 2 nice pools, one of which is an infinity pool with a view over the Indian Ocean. Very good food with nice presentation. Nice grounds with a resident horse, peacock and monkeys....

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Many thanks for coming to stay with us and then following up with a lovely and most helpful review. I’m delighted to know you like what we do here and found us as friendly as ever! Sorry about the Wi-Fi however, it’s been problematic forever I know, but… we have listened. I’m happy to say that with the advent of...

Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 8 nights. I cannot compete with some of the other very eloquent reviews of this location but I will try and express our wonderful experience of Buckingham Place. Let's start with the owner, Nick Buckingham. Here is a man who has created something from scratch pretty much out of nothing. He has done this over about...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Despite having read more than 600 fabulous reviews, I never cease to be touched by the amazing care and effort with which guests write about their experiences with us. Your review is extremely helpful insofar as it’s an up to the minute account capturing everything a traveler might wonder about, whilst, passionately reassuring its reader and us that Buckingham Place...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this hotel as part of our honeymoon after reading all the reviews. Very happy to say that our high expectations were met which is not always an easy thing! The staff are some of the most friendly people out of an already friendly country, and Nick the owner was very hospitable, happy to chat to the guests and...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Wow and thank you!! Thank you very much for choosing to spend part of honeymoon with us and then following up with a lovely review. Luckily and a privilege for us all, the hotel has become a popular honeymoon destination over the years which, has certainly added to the already happy ambience of the place. Not without good reason hosting...

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a nice place ! It's a real jewel hidden in the jungle. The location is very nice, Tangalle is authentic (just please tell your driver to drive safely because there are a lot of dogs (even puppies) in the middle of the road to the hotel). The hotel is incredible, quite small, the room is big and modern furnished....

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Many thanks for your ‘Amazing!’ review, I’m delighted you enjoyed not only the hotel and our service, but the location of Buckingham Place too. A remote access location is quite obviously not for everyone, but it was the very reason I settled here and why, I’m always so happy when others appreciate it as I do! Thank you for your...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautifully designed boutique hotel with amazing service and individuality. My husband and I spent 4 nights there and within hours of being shown our spacious room we were trying to plan the next visit. Nick Buckingham had created a wonderful, stylish oasis on one of the most stunning wild beaches I have ever seen. Not somewhere to stay if...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Fabulous! I’m over the moon this morning simply reading our latest reviews, but, I could never really convey just how it feels to read one – two in fact, I’ve just seen your equally fabulous write-up for Oceanfront. Thank you from all of us. You humble us with your praise and thoughtful support. I won’t go on (as I usually...

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just sublime. Attention to detail faultless. Amazing rooms with stunning bathroom and peaceful lagoon views. Would loved to have stayed longer, laying by the infinity pool watching a turtle surfing the waves was priceless. This is boutique 5 star at its best. Thanks Nick and team.

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Simply the best guests! This may sound odd, boastful even, but I believe this place equals more than the sum of its parts. Sure, our accommodation and facilities measure up, as does the team I’m bound to say! That should be quite enough, but clearly (to me at least) it’s our great guests that 'add the icing' to more than...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • 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
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle > Netolpitiya > Rekawa
Price Range: $135 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buckingham Place 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“all good but southern ones have more of the crashing waves noise - we loved it but light-sleepers may like one further within the compound.”
 of 5 bubbles S3207KEchrisg, 6 days ago | Read review
“All the rooms are fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles 939MikeG, 1 week ago | Read review
“Either go for suites or balcony room if too expensive”
 of 5 bubbles Big_Dave_1954, Feb 19, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are brilliant”
 of 5 bubbles christinetQ9002CC, Feb 13, 2017 | Read review
“Any of them.”
 of 5 bubbles ThierryFroger, Jan 28, 2017 | Read review
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