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Mihiripenna | Talpe, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Why House
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Ranked #1 of 101 Specialty Lodging in Galle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why House is tucked up a lovely little rural road a short distance from Unawatuna. Its a great place to stay whether you want to relax by the pool or use it as a base to explore the surrounding area. All the staff are very helpful and nothing appears to be too much trouble for them. Henrietta is a star... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place from the moment we arrived and had to be forced to leave. Our arrival felt like we were returning home, we were met with such a warm welcome and that feeling carried on for our 4 days here. Henrietta and the team have got the balance just right here. The grounds are beautiful, the rooms extremely... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Why house with our young family (2.5y and 5 months old kids) for 5 days. Everything was well taken care of. reception was very welcoming. Staff was helping us with our kids, always listening to their needs. Food was lovely and varied. The room was very good (only slightly negative was that the toilet was only sheltered... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A super spot ! We had a great four days catching up the friends at Why House the end of August - a mid way point between the Gulf & Singapore in which to meet. We arrived to a warm welcome, having been collected from Columbo by a Why House driver - the staff appear to get it just right.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where to start? Why House is such a dreamy spot, tucked in amongst lush greenery yet minutes from gorgeous beaches and Galle town. Hen and the crew are incredible and make you feel utterly at home in gorgeous colonial living. Hen micromanages effortlessly and nothing is too much trouble. Jelly the dachshund happily wags her tail at everyone. The rooms... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

After a full week tour of amazing properties in Sri Lanka, my fiance and I landed in the warm embrace of the Why House. We were welcomed by the ever-attentive staff who feel like your friends by the end of your stay. This is one of those places where the beauty of the property is enhanced by the warmth of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is the most gorgeous place - it exceeded all expectations which lets face it is rare these days! We arrived to a warm welcome - the staff get it just right - attentive but not over the top. They bent over backwards to help and were always smiling which makes such a difference. Henrietta manages everything expertly and with... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Why House is a charming place with friendly staff who make it a point to ensure you have a relaxed and enjoyable stay. Our room was huge with a lovely four-poster bed and two spacious day-beds to lounge on, plus a huge outside bathroom, and a wonderful verandah for drinking cocktails before dinner. There is a lovely pool surrounded by... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Beautiful colonial house, very clean and spacious. Rooms are gorgeous but the outdoor bathrooms a bit unnecessary given the size and quantity of the mosquitoes! The owner/manager Henrietta is super warm and lovely, she makes you feel at home straightaway. Their beautiful home-made food helps with that too. It's not located on the beach but on a beautiful villagey road,... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Please try this place out, it showcases the best Sri Lanka has to offer. Great location, gorgeous rooms, intimate setting, very unique and well designed hotel, amazing pool and lots of chill hangout places to read a book and relax, great food (best breakfasts in Sri Lanka!) and very genuinely friendly and caring staff...top choice on the island (and I... More

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Address: Mihiripenna | Talpe, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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