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    The 16 rooms and suites offer simple and minimalist design along with plenty of space in a number of chalet-style buildings dotted about the verdant gardens. Some bathrooms come with deep, circular tubs and most are open to the elements giving you that truly tropical feel.

    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening hours from 09.00- 17.30 Monday - Friday (UK time)
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    Why so chic?

    Why travel experts chose this hotel

    Chic Treats

    Only when you book with Chic

    Owner and Englishman Nick Buckingham did what many of us dream about but rarely do. Such was his love of Sri Lanka, in 2002 he moved there for good, adopting it as his country and he hasn't looked back since. Both his passion for his new homeland and delivering excellent hospitality are palpable throughout the wonderful 16-room Buckingham Place, set on a sleepy stretch of Sri Lanka’s stunning south coast. Nick has created a veritable oasis, inviting guests to kick back and forget that a real world exists outside.

    Dining

    The ocean-facing restaurant is an absolute treat, with breakfast served all day (perfect for those holiday lie-ins), a light lunch menu and daily-changing 3-course set menu come evening. 

    Accommodation

    The 16 rooms and suites offer simple and minimalist design along with plenty of space in a number of chalet-style buildings dotted about the verdant gardens. Some bathrooms come with deep, circular tubs and most are open to the elements giving you that truly tropical feel.

    Activities

    There is not one but two pools at this Chic Retreat, with an infinity lap pool boasting sea views and swim-up bar along with a smaller, shallow option in the gardens - perfect for more peaceful wallowing. It’s worth noting that whilst the beach directly in front of the hotel is spectacular, swimming is not recommended due to unpredictable currents but, not to worry, there are safer options nearby. 

    If you’re looking to further relax - there is an on-site spa offers a range of massages and beauty treatments.

    Nick and his lovely staff will happily assist with organising all manner of activities - from visits to Heritage sites to exploring tea estates. The area offers plenty in the way of nature with nearby Rekawa beach a key nesting ground for turtles and there are also a number of National Parks that can be visited on a day trip from the hotel, namely Bundala, Uda Walawe and Yala all of which are under a 2-hour drive away. There are also bikes and kayaks available to explore the area and surrounding mangroves.

    Wifi information

    Free Wi-fi is available.

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    Gardens
    Bar
    Restaurant
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    Wi-fi/Internet , Car Park ,
  • Location keyboard_arrow_down
    Address

    Rekawa Beach, Wellawathugoda Road, 82200 Tangalle, Sri Lanka

    How to get there?

    Matara railway station is a 1 hour 15-minute drive from the hotel (48km)

    The hotel can arrange transfers to / from Colombo Airport (extra charge applies) or you can take an air taxi (operated by Cinnamon Air) to Dickwella which is then a 30-minute drive from the hotel.

    Nearest airport

    Dickwella Airport is a 30-minute drive from the hotel (20km)

    Bandaranaike International Airport (Colombo) is a 3 hour 45-minute drive from the hotel (230km)

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