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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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have just returned from our second stay at Why House. On both occasions we were with friends on a painting holiday and spent six days at Why House in February 2014 and again this month. What a joy Why House is. A very warm welcome not only from Henrietta and her lovely dachshund nigella, but also from Sanath and... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as you arrive at Why House it engulfs you in its beauty and comfort, the rooms are very special, individual and different yet they beautifully appointed, lovely linen, fabulous bathrooms and four poster beds with mosquito nets , real style , It is run like a private villa yet everyone has there own space with stunning gardens and... More 

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london
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Why House is the perfect mix of traditional and contemporary. The manageress and staff are very attentive and charming in a laid back, non obtrusive, way. The interiors are gorgeous but also very comfortable. Very peaceful and quiet yet only a stones throw away from the madness of Unawatuna and Galle. If you are a foodie all your needs will... More 

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Lucca, Italy
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23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is a bit like an exclusive British Club, if you are not British, well... you ask yourself "what am I doing here?" Henrietta is very kind and makes a real effort to make you feel at home, the other guests don't. Having said that, the setting is really beautiful, service good, food excellent but we found it easier... More 

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JSL_12, Manager at Why House, responded to this review

We much enjoyed meeting our guests from Lucca, Italy and appreciate the many good things they have to say about Why House. We pride ourselves on entertaining guests from many different countries across the world, with English generally the language we have in common. But we are also most careful to respect the wishes of our guests, whether they want... More 

Wiltshire
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have just returned from my fourth stay at the fabulous Why House. I return to Why because it has a happy soul and a wonderful vibe about it. You can be as convivial as you want to be dining in the Pavillion or if you wish for privacy, your own verandah where the charming staff very happily bring you anything... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming to the end of a delightful 4 days at The Why House after some intensive sight seeing further north. It has been the perfect antidote, and a wonderful way to end our holiday. Hostess Henrietta makes sure everything is to your satisfaction, aided by the charming Nigella. Staff are attentive and the beauty of the place is second to... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is difficult to blend style with charm, to be aesthetically pleasing but at the same time friendly and alluring. That's what Why House achieves. Having only dined there in previous years, my wife and I were lucky enough to spend two weeks into the 2015 New Year at Why - everyone congratulating us on missing the unseasonably wet Christmas... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a very special place! I would highly recommend Why House to anyone who needs spoiling! It has a wonderful feeling of truly getting away from it all. The bedrooms are all spacious and beautifully decorated in true Sri Lankan style with beautiful spoiling bathrooms with everything you would wish for. The pool and gardens are calling you for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I would recommend Why House to absolutely everyone. It's a perfect place. We were spoiled to within an inch of our lives and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. The staff were ably led by the gorgeous Henrietta. They all had permanent smiles on their faces! My only sadness was that we were there for a mere seven days.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

From the moment we arrived until the moment we left waved off by all the staff, we were made to feel totally welcome and at home. Nothing was too much trouble for Hen and her team who were always available to make recommendations for things to do and see if we could drag ourselves away from the pool. The bicycle... More 

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Address: Mihiripenna | Talpe, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 8
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