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Mihiripenna | Talpe, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #1 of 97 Specialty lodging in Galle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Harold B London, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We have recently had the most amazing family holiday at why house! We have never been to such a perfect place to enjoy the luxury of a boutique hotel with the informality of a private villa with fabulous fresh food. Henrietta and her staff had the amazing ability to remove life's stresses and coordinate everything for our very demanding family-... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Our 3rd stay at Why House and as usual it was just wonderful. Great great hospitality. Staff are so friendly and helpful, food just amazing and just overall a very welcoming place to be. Had a good look at all the rooms and they are all pretty special. Going to try a different one on our next visit. Plan on... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

we recommend you stay at this great boutique hotel when visiting the Galle, Sri Lanka area. You will experience the wonderful hospitality of Henrietta (Hen) and her team who provide the most delicious food and comfort. Beautifully decorated rooms in an environment of extensive gardens and a delightful swimming pool. The beaches are only a few minutes away, travelling in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you are looking for a fabulous destination, stylish accommodation, great food, and friendly service ...... I highly recommend Why House Galle. I spent an exceptional 5 days at Why house with family and friends where all our needs were catered for, nothing was to much trouble for Hen and her team ! The accomodation was spotlessly clean, the grounds... More

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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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