Safer Space @ Buckingham Place,BOUNCING BACK WITH A SMILE!

Believe in Sri Lanka – the motto behind this small and friendly hideaway hotel, drives everything. Predominantly hosts to an international crowd pre-pandemic, so many great Sri Lankans have felt equally at home with us too – ever since we opened our gates 10 years ago.

To make the hotel more accessible we’ve made changes and cut rates – not just for a month or so but for the future too if it works. 50 Sri Lankans and an Englishman who always believed in Sri Lanka, say please come see for yourself. Come and tell us if we get it right for you too!

We’re swapping our ‘signature’ orange to green, but more importantly – menus are going in a local direction as we try making it easier for everyone to stay here. Like most hotels the pandemic refocused us, even if some things will never change! Our hearts are as big and, our smiles real, and we’re just as caring and hospitable as we’ve always been – that’s a promise.

Being one of just three Sri Lankan hotels to achieve Trip Advisors highest award this year ‘Travelers Choice “Best of Best” Top Small Hotels – World’ hasn’t gone to our heads and we will never stop trying! Expect somewhere different, a place where hospitality comes straight from the heart…

What about the Pandemic?

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority/Ministry of Health operational guidelines have been adapted to suit operations of this hotel. The hotels’ in-house safer space guidelines are our ‘go to’ for keeping everyone as safe as possible but, with minimal inconvenience. Preparation began before we reopened, self-assessment and change will be ongoing.

We are as fed up with the pandemic as you are, but because our days involve frequent guest interaction our physical-distancing protocol is 2m here, and we wear our face masks with pride! Although an older property, Buckingham Place lends itself pretty well to these times with only 16, spaced apart spacious bedrooms and suites and an open-air restaurant, Oceanfront. Even so, for extra peace of mind we restrict occupancy too and space restaurant chairs 2 metres or more apart! We encourage longer stays, and as before operate a ‘reservations only’ policy while remembering, this is a hotel not a quarantine centre. Broadly speaking, we ask only for your kind cooperation in respect of mandatory protocols, along with your excellent good company of course!

When you come here… please

Wear a facemask (near other guests & us)
Observe 2 metres physical-distancing (with other guests & us)
Use the feet sanitizing matts
Sanitize/wash hands frequently when using shared areas
Undergo contact-less temperature check/s
Tell us about your current health & recent travel
Provide emergency contact info
Understand we’re obliged to keep records of guest visits
Be patient – new-normal is new to us too!

Ask if you need to know more…
Thank you…

Take off your wristwatch. Kick off your shoes.WELCOME TO THE PACE OF PARADISE

Somewhere on the fringes of Tangalle (Sri Lanka) and hidden in the heart of a nature sanctuary, discover Buckingham Place. This unique, intimate beachside property is more than just a boutique hotel in Sri Lanka. Buckingham Place is Boutique Sanctuary that re-imagines the idea of tropical paradise.

Built on a foundation of good old fashioned hospitality, Buckingham Place comes complete with iconic architecture, stylishly comfortable interiors and spectacular views as far as the eye can see.

Sixteen spacious bedrooms and suites are scattered across our lush grounds, where nature meets structure in perfect harmony. An oceanfront restaurant and mezzanine lounge are complimented with two swimming pools and many other extras designed to spoil you from the inside out.

If we haven’t said it already, welcome to Paradise!

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
THE BUCKINGHAM STORY

Nick Buckingham’s relationship with the island is a love at first sight kind of thing. He first set foot in Sri Lanka back in 1998 and knew he had stumbled upon something truly special. A paradise island with old fashioned ways and new ideas waiting to happen.

Nick’s enchantment with paradise strengthened and his connection to the island grew deeper with each passing day. Settling here in 2002, he discovered a hidden gem of a property on the edge of Tangalle and went on to build the property of his dreams, infusing the island’s south coast charm with his unique personality. The result? Buckingham Place, a boutique hotel in Tangalle that’s bound to take your breath away.

Today, Nick calls Sri Lanka home. His continued enchantment with hidden corners of this island and the good-heartedness of its people have helped shape Buckingham Place and the soul with which it operates. Nick is living his dream in paradise and offering others a chance to experience it with him.

For a small hotel, we’re big on the extras.Beach, Recreation & Lounging

World Class Trip Advisor Achievements

TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARD ‘BEST OF BEST’ SMALL HOTEL – WORLD (2020)
TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARD ‘BEST OF BEST’ SMALL HOTEL – ASIA (2020)
TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARD ‘BEST OF BEST’ ROMANCE – ASIA (2020)
SRI LANKA’S NO1. TRAVELER RANKED HOTEL SINCE 2011 / TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS SINCE 2013*

Travelers’ Choice Awards are based on guest reviews and opinions, and are the highest honor Trip Advisor gives.
The awards put Buckingham Place in the top 1% of hotels in the World.
*Award winner in WORLD category for 2017/18/20

Buckingham Place was included in the prestigious:

TELEGRAPH TOP 10 HOTELS – SRI LANKA’S BEST COASTAL RETREATS 2018
Welcoming Sri Lankans & World Travelers since 2010

UPDATES at COVID-19 (INFO PAGE)

“To be perfectly candid, because of my age and pre-existing health conditions, were I in England at this time, I would be ‘shielding’ myself at home - most probably for the duration. You will find me at the hotel however, ‘fussing’ as the team call it, but hopefully entertaining guests too!! Obviously, I am acutely aware of my responsibility to keep everybody safe. If I thought for a moment I could not, I would neither invite you nor be here myself I assure you – life is too precious”
Nick Buckingham (owner/operator)