Buckingham Place, Rekawa
Sri Lanka, The Deep South

Info : Buckingham Place

Located between the stunning Rekawa beaches and lagoon, Buckingham Place is one of the most unique, quirky and comfortable beach hotels in Sri Lanka.

Owner and manager Nick Buckhingham has worked tirelessly to create this magical retreat, where every element of the guest experience has been carefully planned and considered.

Accommodation is in eleven bright and spacious Rooms and Suites. Perched overlooking the lagoon, these offer fine views and secluded outdoor seating areas. All are air-conditioned and include amenities such as indoor and outdoor bathrooms, air-conditioning and fridges. The interiors are designed in an open plan style, with light pastel colours lending a calm and relaxing atmosphere. All the rooms are unique with slightly different styles, features and layouts, although all essentially provide the same experience. Suites and Rooms are the same size but the suites each have something to differentiate them from the rooms - a particularly good view, outdoor bathtub or an extra bedroom.

The food is worthy of special mention here, with meticulously high standards at very reasonable prices. The menu changes seasonally and is always worth exploring. Superb service is found throughout the hotel. There is a small swimming pool close to the restaurant. Each room comes with bikes and kayaks for guests to explore the village and lagoon respectively.

The stunning and secluded beach is a 5 minute walk from the main entrance. Rekawa is famous for its Turtles and in season (February - July) it is possible to watch these majestic creatures laying their eggs right beneath the hotel.

Buckhingham Place would appeal to people of all ages, although it is not recommended for those with young children. The rates charged are extremely good value for the high level of accommodation, cuisine and all-round experience offered. The off-the-beaten-track location provides a taste of real Sri Lankan life in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

The hotel gets rave feedback and with its charismatic owner lending a fun angle with anecdotal tales if life in Sri Lanka it is not hard to see why Buckinham Place entices many guests to return.

Highly recommended.


Deluxe - This is our first really 'upmarket' category. It might be a beautiful tiny hotel with very limited facilities or a 5* resort hotel with all the trimmings; but any hotel in this category will be a well-run establishment with very comfortable rooms, a strong service ethos and excellent food.

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Guest Comments for Buckingham Place

Hotel described as quirky but it is in fact highly contemporary architect designed rather than quirky. Amazing accommodation especially the bathroom with interesting design features.

Cant praise it enough and Nick Buckingham is a brilliant owner/manager.

An amazing place to relax and do nothing. The beach was stunning, shame not to be able to swim in the sea but you can't have it all!

Proved a culture shock - too modern and too kitsch with plastic Santa’s. Yet by the end we were quite fond of Nick Buckingham and his hotel. In both places we felt well looked after, perhaps more so than on any other holiday.

Buckingham Place: Exceptionally laid back. Nick Buckingham does give it the feel of staying with friends. Nothing too much trouble & staff went out of their way to make our holiday enjoyable. All food prepared to order so definitely not fast food - takes 24 hours to wind down after a packed itinerary - but when you adjust its how life should be!

Buckingham Place - outstanding setting, amenties, accommodation, service and food. This hotel exceeded our already high expectation. Service of the highest standard. A most tranquil and relaxing end to the trip.

Customer Feedback
We just wanted to say a big 'thankyou' for all your hard work with our holiday. We had a fabulous time and the accommodation and organisation was spot on. We loved the Mud House and thought it was our favourite place. We are not so sure now, as the rest was great and the villa was complete luxury.

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