Inspired by his love of the island and a vision to create a year round sanctuary for himself, Nick Buckingham passionately inspires others to enjoy some of the best that Sri Lanka has to offer.
Another Sri Lankan hotel proudly announces it has been placed first in the Top 25 Small Hotels in Sri Lanka category and fifth for the entire Asian region too, quite an achievement when considering the massive competition and the hotels comparatively short period of operation. This is not all. Buckingham Place has been awarded a Travelers' Choice number one spot for Sri Lanka and ranks twenty fourth in Asia for providing Exceptional Service - the only Sri Lankan hotel included in the whole of Asia category. Buckingham Place has also won a first in Top 25 Hotels for Romance and is included in the same category for Asia at number eighteen.
Guest reviews have for more than two years positioned Buckingham Place as 'best hotel' Tangalle, Hambantota and the entire Southern Province of the Island.
"I can happily say this is not the first time we've won awards" owner Nick Buckingham starts the conversation. "With just four seasons behind us Buckingham Place has won the coveted Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2012, 2013 and again for 2014, plus two Travelers Choice Awards in 2013" he said.
The fact that Buckingham Place has had a steady flow of highly satisfied guests becomes obvious upon reading just a few of the 287 impressive and passionate reviews and by viewing some of the 300 candid photos uploaded by travelers to the Trip Advisor website. Not just that. To date, 271 guests have rated the hotel excellent, 11 very good and just 5 thought it average. "The most wonderful feeling and obvious relief to the all-Sri Lankan team and myself" Nick emphasizes "is that none of our wonderful guests have yet rated the hotel as poor or terrible!!"
"I think our early Trip Advisor success bears testament to delivering some good old fashioned hospitality and the Teams dogged determination to get it right" said the UK born hotelier. "Developing a warm yet professional relationship and genuinely caring for guests is obviously much easier at boutique size. As every hotel drives for success, its core values can be easily overshadowed with perceptions that adding value is only about the latest soft furnishings or installing plasma TV's in bathrooms. While for many - particularly travelers to large cities - this detailing is desired and expected, it doesn't necessarily equate to a good bottom line for a boutique hotel, whose guests invariably seek something more meaningful" he continued.
This understated stylish boutique hotel sits on a small hillock offering a stunning view overlooking the vast lagoon in Rekawa near Tangalle. The palm-fringed, spectacular Rekawa beach is a mere two minute walk from the hotel and, at Buckingham Place guests become at one with nature while indulging the luxurious comfort of a well appointed room. The remote location of the hotel gives an ideal opportunity to experience the local way of life first hand.
From $239, bed & breakfast is included for two, as is VAT/levies and service, but remember, it's not only about competitive rates. It's equally to do with core values and seeing to believe in Sri Lanka close up…. coupled of course with some good old fashioned hospitality.
Please visit www.buckingham-place.com to know more about the hotel or dial (+94) 047 3 489447 to contact the hotel directly.