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Buckingham Place

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$167*
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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We spent the mostly amazing 5 nights at Buckingham place during our honeymoon. Nick and his staff took great care of us and organised different activities and things to try each day. They even upgraded us once finding out it was our honeymoon! We can not say enough about Nick and all the lovely staff that looked after us during...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

What a fabulous review? Thank you very much indeed for your support. On behalf of everybody, I’m delighted to know the hotel proved right choice for your honeymoon. Obviously it’s such a critical choice for a couple starting out as the memories will last a lifetime! I never cease to feel flattered each time the hotel is chosen for special...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2016

...maybe slightly too expensive in our opinion (hence reduced star), otherwise, this is a solid five star hotel. All the staff are fantastic, and Nick is a very hospitable host. We made use of the free kayak and bikes, which was a really nice touch (although the bikes could do with some much needed TLC). The foods is great, and...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you. Firstly, thank you for a super review, your compliments are outstanding plus, it’s great to know you won’t hesitate to stay with us again – albeit only a couple of nights for a bit of a splurge! Secondly, though I respectfully disagree, I take full note and appreciate your point of view with regards our rates, a subject...

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Buckingham Place is for us an oasis of peace and calm accompanied by excellent food and marvellous service. Staff, overseen by Nick Buckingham, are very friendly and obliging and nothing is too much trouble. All charges are very transparent so that there are no shocks at the end of the stay and everything is thoughtfully designed from the guests viewpoint....

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

I really must agree… Your third visit truly was, as great as ever – for me and indeed all of us. From beginning to end we enjoyed your stay and meeting two more of your really great friends. Thanks for bringing them along, all four of you made it a highly memorable and hugely amusing time! At what point guests...

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

This is an exceptional hotel, owner-run and it shows, unobtrusive attention to detail. The rooms are very well appointed, bathrooms huge, and the food fantastic, with very friendly yet efficient staff. The main advice: stay at least 5 days.

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you - for teaching me how to say more with fewer words (I’ll try!)... Your review is as delightful as it is unequivocal in its praise. Your kind recommendation that others stay at least 5 days here is incredibly helpful, I only wish we could have kept you for longer. Yes, I also recommend 5 days plus but, this...

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2016

It's all been said by many past reviews. Finally got round to adding ours and yes, yes, yes. The 4 nights we stayed at Buckingham Place was a pleasure for us. Such a relaxing time spent here (loved it), everything was just wonderful. Thank you Nick and your staff for all you do to make it just so. Alvin &...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you, what more could I hope you might say? I sincerely appreciate you sharing your happy experience on this forum, and in so doing, echoing the amazing sentiments of others. We’re blessed again – I’m delighted to know that two more guests have happy memories of their stay, and they too have written in support of our efforts. Frequently...

Bacup, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Buckingham Place far exceeded our expectations and is the most wonderful place to stay. Our room was fabulous with a superb view of the lagoon and a spacious bathroom. The restaurant offered a variety of meals which were all exquisite and the friendly, efficient service was second to none. We were hoping for a relaxing holiday and most certainly had...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Two fabulous guests, two fabulous weeks! Of course we enjoy spoiling our guests, especially those celebrating a special occasion – what hotel team doesn’t? But, every so often we’re blessed with extra special residents who become part of our lives, just as good friends do when they come to stay. Hearing you were unable to celebrate your last anniversary for...

Berkshire
Reviewed 12 March 2016

All the reviews (forget the negative ones) have BP spot on and it would be difficult to come up with something new to say about staying here. So I will just thank Nick and especially the FANTASTIC STAFF that he has trained in his own special way. Nothing ever appears to be to much trouble, service just happens which is...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Little more than 5 years ago, with great trepidation I registered Buckingham Place with Trip Advisor – on the advice of our very first guests. Never did I imagine however, I’d find myself replying to our 500th review or that the hotel might receive such overwhelming and passionate support. Nervously clicking the ‘enter’ button to register, I kept my fingers...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Out of 498 reviews now 499, only 20 of them are deemed not excellent. What are you doing reading this? BOOK NOW!! This really is the type of place you stay at once in a blue moon. It was by sheer luck that we stumbled across this hidden gem, we had been let down last minute by a well known...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Brilliant!! I laughed aloud this morning as I read the first few lines of your brilliant review, I wish I’d thought of them first or that you wrote our PR - at least you inspire me to write 'punchier' than I tend to! Thank you, yours really is as good as reviews get, I’m over the moon with your endorsement...

Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

We have spent 16 days travelling around Sri Lanka and have stayed in tents, eco lodges, home stays and hotels. This place is the very best. Everything about it is designed to make you feel special. The staff are, without exception, friendly, solicitous, helpful and proactive. You don't have to hunt around for someone, they are there about 3 seconds...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Bless you! Thank you so much for following up your stay (and so quickly) with an utterly perfect review. I’m proud but humbled this morning as I reply to three magnificent reviews - a rare treat indeed. Without such warm and sincere support this hideaway place would simply not exist, of this I’m certain. Your compliments leave ‘no stone unturned’...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 March 2016

What can I add to what 100's of previous reviewers have already said about this unique place, which is so special because of Nick's warm personality and attention to every detail. His staff has been trained to his very high standards and it shows. Now, he has very competent managers while he can enjoy spending more time with his guests....

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

High praise indeed… Obviously, even at a small hotel like ours it is sometimes challenging to match a guest to what is essentially, an anonymous review. No such challenge with your! I happily recall your stay and in particular, how sociable and quite frankly, what good fun you were to host. A good barometer of how great our guests are...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Spa
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $176 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buckingham Place 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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“The honeymoon suite was not much more than other rooms, but was lovely and great value!”
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