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Why House

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Mihiripenna | Talpe, Galle, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    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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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beatiful property with large and comfortable rooms. We stayed in a family suite, perfect for a family of four. Great bathroom and good beds. Large and clean swimming pool, which our kids loved. Fantastic food, well prepared. Good Wifi, accessible from all locations in the house. A great thank you to the attentive and friendly staff which made our stay... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Why House was our 4th stop on our Sri Lankan holiday with our 3 young children. I booked the Why House after the recommendation in the Luxe Guide and the perfect reviews on Trip Advisor - I actually didn't quite believe Why House could be as good as the reviews. I had my hesitations about the location as the guest... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Why House for 5 nights back in early May. Even before we arrived at the hotel, we were in contact with Keith who managed our booking and was so helpful in organising all our requests beforehand. Having taken a red-eye flight into Colombo and driving straight down, we didn't arrive at Why House until 3 in the... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Having stayed during the past two weeks in Sri Lanka at some hotels costing 4 times the Why House the bedroom was a little smaller than we had experienced and the bed a little less luxurious but it was exceptionally clean, comfortable and had a spacious well equipped bathroom. Where the Why House simply blew the rest away was in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The most beautiful place to stay with fabulous and friendly staff. The accommodation was heavenly and the food out of this world. I cannot recommend it enough, I will go again and again. A visit to the beaches and the town are a must. Glorious in every way.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is the second time I have stayed at Why House, and it will not be the last. it is a real haven from modern life, with a great pool and fantastic food. All of the staff are great and very friendly, and Henrietta as Hostess makes everyone feel at home, and gives you the feeling that you are staying... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Just returned from a fabulous holiday in Sri Lanka. The Why House is a beautiful boutique hotel just outside Galle and close to the beach. Lovely big pool, very friendly staff, nicely appointed rooms and the icing on the cake is Henrietta who looks after her guests so thoughtfully and completely that we might have been staying in her own... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

There aren't many places I would go back to, but this is one of them, after a tour round Sri Lanka this was the perfect final destination. A lot of hotels style themselves as boutique but don't quite get it right, but this place has it all! Great design, beautiful surroundings, luxury rooms and bathrooms, great food, helpful friendly staff... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Why House is a beautifully designed and maintained inn a short drive east of the center of Galle. An Italian architect built the main house which has a couple of large suites for guests plus a comfortable public area in the center and a verandah which is perfect for a glass of wine in the evening. There are two separate... More 

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Purley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were invited to a post wedding BBQ at Why House and we were very impressed with the facilities. As it was just an afternoon visit i can't go into great detail but the pool area was excellent, the food great and the main house was every bit old colonial, big rooms, high ceilings and just a real feeling of... More 

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