Safer Space @ Buckingham Place,BOUNCING BACK WITH A SMILE!
Believe in Sri Lanka is the motto behind our small, friendly, hideaway-hotel
it drives everything we do!
As we welcome our guests at a challenging time our motto is more relevant than ever, but while a pandemic necessarily changes how we do things, some things will never change. Our hearts are as big and our smiles just as real, regardless of any protocols we must abide by.
50 Sri Lankans and an Englishman who has believed in Sri Lanka for many years, invite you to come and see for yourself – that we’re as hospitable and caring as we’ve always been, since our opening in 2010.
Having met the criteria of Sri Lankan Tourism Development Authority and Ministry of Health external auditors (KPMG), Buckingham Place is designated a Safe and Secure Level 1 Hotel and as such, is permitted to host overseas travelers who abide by mandatory protocols. Nonetheless, Buckingham Place remains an idyllic escape – a place to relax, unwind, enjoy nature and provide, everlasting fond memories.
Although one of three Sri Lankan hotels to achieve Trip Advisors highest award last year, ‘Travelers Choice Best of Best Top Small Hotels – World’ it hasn’t gone to our heads and we haven’t stopped 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 hotel 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, reassessment and change will be ongoing.
We are as bored with the pandemic as you are but because our work includes frequent guest interactions, we aim for 2m physical-distancing and wear our face masks with pride!
Buckingham Place is well suited to these times, with only 16 well-spaced spacious bedrooms and suites and an open-air restaurant. For added peace of mind we restrict occupancy and space restaurant chairs 2 meters or more apart. We encourage long stays and as before, operate a Reservations Only policy, while remembering this is a hotel not a quarantine centre!
Wear a facemask near other guests and us
Observe 2m meters distancing
Use the feet sanitizing matts
Sanitize/wash hands frequently in shared areas
Undergo temperature check
Tell us about current health & recent travel
Understand we are obliged to keep records of guest visits
Restrict your whereabouts to the hotel and the beach in front of the hotel
Respect… new-normal is new to us too!
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.
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