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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the WHY HOUSE in Galle! The villas were large (it's almost like a studio apartment), very clean and cozy! The living room (we occupied it daily) was comfortable and great for early evening drinks! The food was amazing and tasty!! Our hostess was super friendly and accommodating! Would love to come back again!!

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Thank Indra S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can guarantee The Why House will not disappoint. It is a hidden gem and the luxury of the hotel is amazing. The rooms were immaculate and clean and you can't fault the presentation and service from the staff. The food was also terrific and I would just like to add that The host (owner of the hotel) Henrietta will...

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Thank angimorton1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why House was absolutely fantastic. The staff looked after us as it we were super stars. The rooms are beautiful, the food absolutely delicious and we were treated to a spectacular Sri Lankan culture show that was unforgettable. We spent lots of time relaxing by the beautiful pool, taking in the wonderful surroundings. I would highly recommend Why House.

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Thank W12Girl
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most wonderful place! Gorgeous rooms, pool, food and staff. Wonderful hospitality - Henrietta and her staff are a key part of what makes being here so joyful and relaxing. Excellent, charming and genuinely warm, but not intrusive service. You can be left alone to truly relax by the pool (which, incidentally, is gorgeous and surrounded by lush gardens). This...

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Thank Ian A
London
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a family friendly but also luxury place. Henrietta and the staff go out of there way to make your stay special and it feels like you are staying with friends. The nearby beach is fabulous and a day trip to Galle well worth doing. But above all just spending time in the beautiful grounds is awesome. Thank you...

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Thank Juliet B
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 22, 2016

I have now stayed at Why House twice and it is quite simply the most magical place. Nothing is ever too much bother for any of the staff. The service is exceptional at all times, the rooms are pristine in every way, the food is fantastic and Hen and her team have managed the art of hospitality to perfection. Anything...

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Thank suzie502016
JSL_12, Guest Relations Manager at Why House, responded to this review

It's always lovely to have returning guests. Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Hen

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Why house is really really nice, very friendly staff, a home away from home. Truly had an amazing time and number one place to stay in Sri Lanka. Hen and the staf made us feel so welcome. You can't go wrong with why house. Worth every penny.

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Thank traveler689132
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

I came to Sri Lanka with a group of 7 and we stayed in this boutique hotel in Galle. The staff were really friendly and accommodating even though I arrived at 2:30 am. The hotel arranged an airport transfer from Colombo and it takes about two hours. The room was exceptionally clean with a very large bed. Service was excellent...

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Thank KeefHK
Singapore
Reviewed September 14, 2016

What an absolute gem, located inland, surrounded by sleepy immaculate villages and idyllic lush countryside - yet just 20 minutes by tuk tuk to the Unesco World Heritage Fort Galle. My wife and I went to Sri Lanka to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, for a 3-night 4-day stay. Having originally looked at staying in Galle Fort, we opted for...

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Thank OgsInSing
JSL_12, Owner at Why House, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review and we are so happy you had such a wonderful wedding anniversary. it was a pleasure to arrange this for you. We have noted your comments re the bathroom and housekeeping have been made aware that we need to 'detail' a bit better and our plumber is looking at the water pressure to...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have just returned from a 4 night stay here. Henrietta and her staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome, accommodated my dietary needs and helped us with local shopping and even a medical issue I had during my stay. Food was fresh and served in a relaxed, friendly environment, fab pool and...

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Thank Mindfullytravelling
JSL_12, Owner at Why House, responded to this review

We loved having you to stay and thank you for embracing all that we can do. Hen

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Why House and the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. 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 Wijaya and a fifteen minute drive to the world heritage site Galle Fort. Our aim is to give you a fun, relaxed holiday experiencing 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 and a British supervisor is close by to look after your needs.This picturesque property can sleep a maximum of 20 guests, with 8 double en-suite rooms with private terraces.We have 2 Cabanas, 3 Main House Suites and 3 Garden Villa rooms 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 within the extensive landscaped gardens, but we can also provide different areas for dining on the back and front terraces. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Why House

Address: Mihiripenna | Talpe, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: $238 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Rooms in the main villa are best for families with younger children. Romantic couples will probably enjoy the little detached cabanas.”
 of 5 bubbles 485iana, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“all the rooms are absoutley fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles traveler689132, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
“Cabana's for couples”
 of 5 bubbles charlieg683, Sep 8, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great, the cottages were very private if you would prefer to be away from other people”
 of 5 bubbles Sienna488, Jul 17, 2016 | Read review
“main house, pool facing corner room.”
 of 5 bubbles johnbrunnerhk, Jul 13, 2016 | Read review
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