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Mihiripenna | Talpe, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #1 of 98 Specialty lodging in Galle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

It is very hard to llave this place. This was my second visit to this charming small boutique hotel (in my first review I called it a small Aman and will continue to call it as such) and I loved every second of it. The rooms are very large and come with massive bathrooms and balconies. Decoration is understated luxury.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was really lucky to get the chance to visit Why House at the end of a three week break and it was a great end to my holiday! The grounds and rooms were amazing, and the staff were so welcoming and friendly - they were never far away if you needed them but you felt left to your own... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been very fortunate to come to Why House on several occasions for work related reasons. The food is healthy, tasty and just amazing. The Staff are kind, considerate and provide a very good service. The Hotel is full of surprises from the pool, to the sowers in the rooms. I would advise anyone going to Sri Lanka to spend... More

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colombo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I found this little heaven boutique hotel from word of mouth. What a great escape from cities and just for chilling out the whole day. We had the most enjoyable sushi dinner which is Their Signature Menu. We also had their Sunday's Roast which was as good as The Traditional English meal at my in-laws! Even Julian The Owner joined... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

peaceful, beautiful, so friendly, with food to die for. The owners, Julian and Gia are just the most wonderful hosts making the whole experience more like a private house party. Just a weekend break and I feel like I have had a month's holiday.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Just spent an relaxing and quite enjoyable weekend at Why House. Staff is friendly, attentive, but non obtrusive. The owners of the property were there and were genuine and very gracious hosts/hostess, as if we had all been friends for years. Excellent. Will return.

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Address: Mihiripenna | Talpe, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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Welcome to Why House and the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. Why House is located within a three acre private walled garden of peace and tranquility only a ten minute walk from the beautiful beach of Wijaya and a fifteen minute drive to the world heritage site Galle Fort. Our aim is to give you a fun, relaxed holiday experiencing the luxury of a boutique hotel with the informality of a private home. Children are welcome and supervision by the staff is available. A manager’s house and 24 hour security is on-site and a British supervisor is close by to look after your needs.This picturesque property can sleep a maximum of 20 guests, with 8 double en-suite rooms with private terraces.We have 2 Cabanas, 3 Main House Suites and 3 Garden Villa rooms available. Each individually designed room has satellite TV and DVD player (with film library), free Wi-Fi, mini fridge and luxuriously built en-suite bathrooms. An entertainment and outside dining pavilion that surrounds the large swimming pool are available to all guests within the extensive landscaped gardens, but we can also provide different areas for dining on the back and front terraces. ... more   less 
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