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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 June 13, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from Sri Lanka back to China and we are now reflecting on our experience. It was not our first choice but it turned out to be the best choice. We were collected at the airport and driven to the residence early in the morning by Prabath and Saneth who remained our drivers for our ventures. The new highway... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Our children gave the Why House 9 out of 10 and it only didn't get 10 out of 10 as Henrietta (mentioned in most of the reviews) was on holiday herself for our last week and they missed her! Great spacious bedrooms, we loved the shower and spent hours in the pool. We are missing the pancakes, watermelon juices, cocktails,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

It is not often that your expectations are exceeded which is exactly what happened during our stay at Why House. Spacious rooms, excellent colonial deco and furniture, four poster beds yet also all the mod cons you would expect in a western hotel, cable tv, wifi etc. The surroundings of amazingly landscaped gardens is a wonderful scenery. The pool is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Why House for a week in April and I can’t say enough about the service and atmosphere. The Why house is beautiful, the food amazing and the staff like old friends. The pool is lovely and the beach is only a short tuk tuk ride away. Henrietta and Sanath arranged activities so we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Twelve of us, six adults and six kids stayed here for ten days and I'm glad to say we had the whole place to ourselves. There is a variety of accommodation - three suites in the main house and several cabanas dotted around the estate (apparently up to 20 people can be accommodated). The kids loved the cabanas as it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This gem is one not to miss. The property is beautiful , the views sublime and Henrietta and her wonderful team arrange absolutely anything and everything you could ever want to do,eat or see ! The great news is it is available on a hotel / villa basis so you don't need to take the entire property over in order... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I stayed at Why House in Feb 2012 with 14 friends for a friend's wedding in Galle. Why House was exactly as we had hoped, it is a small and intimate hotel (16max I think) which was perfect as we were the only guests and therefore it felt like a luxury villa with an excellent butler service! The staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Many times i have read reviews (esp ones that rate a place as excellent) with a pinch of salt, but Why House lives up to the hype. At first glance, this place appears to have disadvantages: it is not on a beach and there is no fitness centre. Yet my family loved this property to bits. It starts with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

A tad worried abt being 5 mins from the beach when we booked...and then we arrived and thought WOW! This is heaven! Henrietta and the staff made this the most pleasurable stay in the many hotels we have stayed in in SL. Yes it's a tad pricey but you get what you pay for. The setting is idyllic, the pool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights, whilst on our honeymoon in Sri Lanka and I cannot speak highly enough of the Why house and its staff. It was truly a memorable experience and was by far the best place we stayed in Sri Lanka if not the best place I have ever stayed in! The suite was beautiful and had... More 

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