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Mihiripenna | Talpe, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #1 of 101 Specialty Lodging in Galle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
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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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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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