bouncing back with a smile!
Safer Space @ Buckingham Place
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 contactless 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…