Sea Swimming

Rekawa Beach is wild, breathtakingly beautiful and usually deserted. Sea bathing is not advised within the immediate vicinity of the hotel but a nearby rock pool and much safer beaches are easily accessed on foot or by TukTuk.

Child Policy / Children/Extra Beds

Buckingham Place wholeheartedly welcomes quiet children aged 6 and above (maximum of two per party) but by prior arrangement only. We apologize that we unable to accept babies/infants/toddlers as we are conscious about their safety and the quiet, relaxed atmosphere that we offer here. As such, we respectfully ask all parents to consider the tranquil nature of the hotel and the quiet enjoyment of others.

For those travelling with children we offer an Extra-Large Ground Floor Suite into which ONE extra single bed or ONE bunk bed (sleeps two) is installed (in small, air conditioned annex room) or, an Extra-Large Bedroom into which we install a maximum of TWO extra single beds.

Accompanying children are charged for at US$55 per night/per CHILD which includes a la carte breakfast, VAT/taxes and service, irrespective of whether the extra bed/bedding is used.

Child suitable accommodation (and extra beds) MUST BE REQUESTED PRIOR TO RESERVATION as both are quite naturally subject to availability.


Our Tangalle hotel’s warmest of welcomes await from 2.30 pm with check-out time set to 10.30am, unless different arrangements are agreed on or before arrival. With early arrival/late departure we try to be as flexible as possible and charge no extra in either case, depending on the occupancy situation at the time.


Airport transfers/excursions are excluded from our rates but, easily arranged on your behalf with trusted sub-contractors with whom we negotiate competitive prices for up- to-date air conditioned vehicles.

Driver Accommodation

Driver accommodation and meals are provided off-site at a nearby village house if required and pre-arranged. Their first night is free and then charged to your account at a subsidised rate of US$15 per night thereafter.


  • Transaction methods at the hotel are in local currency (Sri Lankan rupees), MasterCard & Visa credit cards only. Please remember to advise your credit card issuer of your holiday destination and carry alternative means of payment should your credit card be unusable for some reason.
  • Rates quoted includes a-la-carte Breakfast, VAT/local taxes/levies and service.
  • Local currency can be obtained in the airport Arrivals Hall and throughout Sri Lanka (including Tangalle) from ATM’s and banks.


To save time when you arrive in Sri Lanka, Tourist Travel Visas (known as an Electronic Travel Authorization/ETA) may be applied for prior to travel. You can do so online at Alternatively, it is possible to apply on arrival at the immigration desk.


On Christmas Day and New Years Eve we charge a per-person supplement irrespective of whether guests remain in the hotel on these days. The supplement includes all meals and snacks served throughout these days excluding alcoholic beverages. The supplement is non- refundable but ensures you will not go hungry or miss out on our generosity and highly enjoyable festivities!

Free Nights Offer

Our ‘Free Nights’ offer is Suite or Bedroom specific and cannot be transferred to other guests/members of your party or subsequent reservations.

The ‘Free Nights’ plan is subject to availability, offered only to clients reserving, and cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. The plan is calculated on and available for nights spent in the hotel between 11th January and 15th December.

Local Guidelines

We respectfully remind visitors to the island that Sri Lanka is a tropical, equatorial destination. This means that our natural setting is blessed with an abundance of tropical birds and interesting wildlife. So, don’t be surprised if you happen to meet a fascinating array of animals, insects, frogs, geckos and other reptiles in and around the hotel. Regular troupes of monkeys that swing through our gardens are also something not to be missed.

While Rekawa Beach is accessed directly from our own beach garden, at night the beach comes under the purview of a sea turtle nest protector project and wildlife rangers, access to it is therefore controlled. As such, night-time beach activities are restricted.

Our Liquor Licence

In observance of local culture and licensing laws: on Poya full moon days and during religious festivals, and on notable public/national days (occasionally at short notice), only unopened alcohol can be served, and only then to guest accommodation. On such occasions alcohol may not be consumed at the restaurant or in the garden.

Alcohol purchased from us may only be consumed on this property.

Rs.1000 ‘corkage’ per bottle is automatically levied in the event of guests bringing their own alcohol to the restaurant and/or for delivery of glasses to accommodation for own alcohol consumption.


  • WIFI is accessible in all Bedrooms and Suites (subject to signal) and usage is free – please bring your own device/s.
  • Currently all laundry is outsourced and takes approximately 2 days to be returned. The hotel does not charge for handling/delivery/collection.