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Why House

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Mihiripenna | Talpe, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our fifth visit to Sri Lanka we have discovered a perfect place. Why House is an elegant, relaxing retreat built in a colonial era style. The spacious bedroom suites are set within an exotic tropical garden with vibrant bougainvillea, aromatic frangipani wafting across the pool and palm trees swaying gently in the gentle breeze. Charming staff for whom nothing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We much enjoyed our stay at Why House where we felt as if we were guests in a perfect private house. Very well looked after by Henrietta and her team. A quiet and peaceful place, which is very near beaches etc by tuk tuk, became a calm haven to return to after the heat and bustle of Galle etc. Only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at the portals of Why House , despondent , disillusioned and despairing to enter an oasis of tranquility and calm. The peace that envelopes one is in stark contrast to the chaos outside those doors. The intrepid Henrietta with her smiley entourage of cheerful staff , like a mother hen with her chicks, swoops in and envelopes you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first visited Why House a couple of years ago, when they gave an excellent dinner for my family to celebrate a milestone birthday. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we came back to Sri Lanka in October 2015, and this time stayed at Why House for several days. We were not disappointed. The location of this small boutique hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

A wonderful, peaceful retreat within its own lovely grounds but only a short tuk tuk ride from Galle and the local beaches. Henrietta and the staff went out of their way to ensure that we had everything we needed for our holiday.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We had a great 4 days stay at the Why House. Everything was perfect, rooms, amazing bathrooms, great fresh food, beautiful garden where children can play, and perfect location with easy access to the best beaches!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

From the minute the wooden gates are opened you feel at home. It is like stepping into a beautiful magazine but at the same time so relaxed. Thoroughly recommended. Fabulous food. All fresh and delicious. Vinaigrette was especially yummy. Great service from happy staff and a big thank you to Henrietta our hostess. Not forgetting Nigella (the dachshund), thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

What a fantastic experience. From welcome to farewell, we had a smile following us during our whole stay. Henrietta and her staff is incredibly friendly, helpful and they keep smiling!!! Food was amazing, especially their delicious curries, and it is served in a beautiful pavilion surrounded by luxurious trees and flowers. Rooms are very comfortable and nicely decorated. We really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

After an awful experience at a hotel we originally checked into, we booked Why House literally last minute and arrived within the hour. Well, after we arrived it was like a weight lifted off our shoulders. To start with, the Pool and Grounds are beautiful. It was peaceful with all the wonderful sounds of the local wildlife. The hotel is... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We were SO lucky to be invited to dinner at Why House and join a great group of guests for the weekly cultural show. This is something not to be missed - Dancers, drummers, fire eaters and acrobats all while sipping delicious house cocktails. You see the historical and mythical side of Sri Lanka that not many tourists know about.... More 

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