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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Why House is located within a three acre private walled garden of peace and tranquility only a ten minute walk from the beautiful beach of Dalawella and a fifteen minute drive to the world heritage site Galle Fort. Our aim is to give you a fun and relaxed holiday experiencing within the luxury of a boutique hotel with the informality of a private home. Children are welcome and supervision by the staff is available. A manager’s house and 24 hour security is on-site. This picturesque property can sleep up to 24 guests, with 10 double en-suite rooms with private terraces. We have 3 Main House Suites, 3 Garden Villa rooms, 2 Garden Bungalow rooms and 2 Cabanas available. Each individually designed room has satellite TV and DVD player (with film library), free Wi-Fi, mini fridge and luxuriously built en-suite bathrooms. An entertainment and outside dining pavilion that surrounds the large swimming pool are available to all guests. Outside guests can also enjoy lunch or dinner with us.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Our charming host, Henrietta, made us very welcome and we soon settled in to the comfortable chalet bedroom. The hotel and its hostess to everything they can to ensure you are comfortable and want for nothing. Breakfast is varied and delicious, the evening meals are a choice
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Why House was the most beautiful, relaxing and well run hotel we stayed in during our marvelous trip to Sri Lanka. Its huge pool and smart pavillions are set in a lush and carefully tended tropical garden. There is exotic birdlife, butterflies, monkeys and panoramic views of
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We stayed in lots of places on our trip to Sri Lanka, but none was more beautiful or welcoming than Why House! The poolside, rooms and veranda are beautifully designed to give the feel of a luxurious and relaxing oasis. The hotel fosters an atmosphere of camaraderie, with the
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We had two nights at the Why House and wished we could have stayed longer. The rooms are quirky and style-led but are very comfortable and have lots of personal touches. The grounds and pool are delightful and the food at the open air restaurant at the centre of the complex
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I tend to get long-winded on some of my reviews so here’s a short one. A ‘family’ affair the hotel sometimes lacked for basic attention to detail but compensated in other ways. Do not expect the tidiest, cleanest, communal areas. Food is much better when the Sri-Lankan style
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Response from JSL_12, Owner at Why House
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your observations. Whilst we appreciate your review, and it is always good to have feedback, please note this recent review is a year out of date, and much has changed. At the time of your stay we were an 8 room boutique hotel, and have since added an additional 2 rooms, so now have 10 rooms still in keeping with the term 'boutique'. Not sure where 20 rooms have come from. We aim to provide a home away from home villa feel ambiance. There are areas available, including private verandas with each room, where dining can be held if not wanting to join with other guests in the main pavilion. We have recently won an award with the boutique hotel awards 2018 for Asia's best family boutique hotel, we welcome small ones and have never had any incidents. We take on board all your comments and again thank you for your review.
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Openbare ruimte tussen twee suites in
Heerlijke badkamer waarin je eigenlijk buiten staat
The shower
on the verandah outside our room
So sorry to take so long to respond ! We are one minute from the beach called Dalawella which has safe swimming and snorkelling.
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"Great views and excellent food. Relaxing bar and pool side."
"Be aware that the best rooms are off the communal shop/office area."
"We enjoyed a cabana which is private and self-contained"
"All are good"
"Ask for one in the main house at the front."
$290 - $412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictGalle
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