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Why House

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I arrived at Why House to spend 5 days celebrating the 60th birthday of a dear friend, after a 10-day trip around the rest of Sri Lanka. What a wonderful way to celebrate and finish up a magical holiday! We were spoiled from the moment we arrived. The villa is set in tranquil and beautiful gardens, overlooking a perfect pool.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Why house for three nights with our pet lab and it was nothing short of fantastic. The room we stayed in was large, stylish and comfortable with all the amenities..The main villa has cosy spots to settle into and a spacious verandah that overlooks a lush, landscaped garden. The staff are attentive, warm and very accommodative. We... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

From the moment you arrive at Why House, your relaxation is their priority. This stylish boutique hotel is perfectly complemented by the beautifully tended gardens and excellent sized pool. Location is ideal – it's tucked away in a quiet spot so it's feels very exclusive – but the beach and the gem that is Galle Town are just a short... More 

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Motherwell, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Fantastic house, fantastic food, fantastic staff. Henrietta and her 'boys' will welcome you with open arms and an open heart. Nothing is too much trouble. If I ever come back to Sri Lanka I will be knocking on the gate to come back in just to say hello to Nigella "Jelly" Cottam (the house dachsund)

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Why House is tucked up a lovely little rural road a short distance from Unawatuna. Its a great place to stay whether you want to relax by the pool or use it as a base to explore the surrounding area. All the staff are very helpful and nothing appears to be too much trouble for them. Henrietta is a star... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

We loved this place from the moment we arrived and had to be forced to leave. Our arrival felt like we were returning home, we were met with such a warm welcome and that feeling carried on for our 4 days here. Henrietta and the team have got the balance just right here. The grounds are beautiful, the rooms extremely... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stayed in Why house with our young family (2.5y and 5 months old kids) for 5 days. Everything was well taken care of. reception was very welcoming. Staff was helping us with our kids, always listening to their needs. Food was lovely and varied. The room was very good (only slightly negative was that the toilet was only sheltered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 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 September 16, 2014

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 September 1, 2014

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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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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