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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here overnight with my daughter and was immediately sorry we didn't stay longer. We had a longish drive from Tangalle and were made to feel instantly welcome by Sanath. Sitting with a ginger drink overlooking the pool made us relax and fel very grateful to be in such a beautiful place. We had an immaculately appointed garden suite,... More 

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mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Why House came highly recommended by a friend who had stayed there a year ago. We were travelling with our three children, 14, 10 & 5 and it was our first trip to Galle. I just cannot be effusive enough! The house is beautiful and generously appointed. The children's beds were comfortable (one a four poster and with mosquito nets,... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Why House staff made our stay so memorable, it really was hard to leave. We stayed there with our 10 and 11 year olds at the beginning of August. It was our last stop of our Sri Lankan holiday and our most favorite accommodation. From the comfortable rooms, the gorgeous grounds, the beautiful house, the knowledgeable staff and the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 July 26, 2015

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 July 24, 2015

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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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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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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