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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Just that - outstanding. We spent 10 days at Buckingham Place before Christmas and had the happiest time. Nick, the wonderful staff, the huge, beautifully appointed rooms. Rocky. Superb food and drink. The attention to detail. The fabulous trips organised for us from the hotel: to canoe the lagoon, elephant safari, whale watch (we saw 3 blue whales). Rekawa Beach...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

“Outstanding” barely describes the joy you brought to our hotel for 10 days... A happier, more enthusiastic but laid back family we could not wish to host. You kept us busy enough, but I speak for all when I say we were sad to see you leave! We relished hosting and serving you just as we do with every guest,...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We spent a fantastic news years eve here and had a wonderful time. The owner Nick pays a lot of attention to details which make such a difference to many other places. The rooms are spacious, even the bathrooms. The food is amazing and the staff are friendly and helpful. The place is by a beach where you can swim...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and, the speed at which you’ve written in to Trip Advisor! Thanks too, for choosing Buckingham Place to see in your New Year, I think you speak for everyone about that night, certainly you do for me and the Team - it is so far, our most spectacular night. Equally; your choice of hotel,...

Leeds
Reviewed 2 January 2016

We stayed at Buckingham Place for over a week towards the end of November 2015 and loved every single minute of our experience there. I implore you to just go and see how amazing it is for yourselves, however I will attempt to do this place justice with my meagre words anyway...! Firstly, the location. Yes it's off the beaten...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

Should you still be in any doubt, your amazing review and beautiful photos do very much more than justice to our hotel. I view your enthusiasm and support for what we do as second to none and, immensely touching - as I do being told you loved every minute of your week with us and your holiday was better than...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Just spend an incredible two nights here. We loved every minute in this peaceful oasis. We had a room with a balcony overlooking the lagoon, great place to sit and watch the beautiful sunsets. No children under 6 was an added bonus. Restaurant magnificent, great Sri Lankan options and even more if you've reached peak rice and curry. I loved...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

What finer compliments could any of us hope to read, than your reviews caption and final sentence – let alone everything else you’ve written?! As we franticly ready the hotel for ‘New Years Eve’ this morning, I remind myself not to get too carried away with great praise, nor allow either the Team or myself to rest on our laurels....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at the hotel and loved our time there. The rooms and bathrooms are huge and modern, the hotel is built very intelligently with separate buildings for most rooms, all with far reaching views across the lagoon. Nick is a gentleman and makes you feel wanted in the hotel and his staff are all brilliant too, clearly...

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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

I reply to two more fabulous reviews this morning; and as 2015 draws to a close, I look back with utter amazement and pride at the tremendous support we’ve received since our gates opened on 1st October 2010. It really is humbling to read again, some of the incredible accolades showered on us over the last 5 years – especially...

Stirling
Reviewed 26 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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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...

West Sussex
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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Buckinghamplace, Owner at Buckingham Place, responded to this review

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...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $186 - $317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buckingham Place 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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