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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best hotel I've stayed in in Sri Lanka. Amazing place , great food and lovely manage. In a secluded area but really close Unawatuna and Galle. Rooms are really luxurious and the whole space is really nice. It has its own pool which looks over a paddy field.

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Luanda, Angola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice stay, you would never want to leave. Very hard to fault this hotel, and would highly recommend it. Very children friendly, so staff was very accommodating and made sure all our needs, questions remain answered. A big thank you to the owner who made us feel so welcome.But luxury and relaxation do come at high cost

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arranged our visit to Galle independently of any agents and I have to say from the very beginning of our interaction with Hen and the team at Why House the experience has been superb. From the moment you arrive at this tranquil hotel you feel special. The hotel is very comfortable and our room in the main house is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our few days at Why House. Wonderful secluded property - close to the beach, Galle Fort, the lake, but a real tropical oasis from the bustle outside. Best pool area I've seen for a very long time. Large and beautifully decorated rooms. Staff were lovely and Henrietta and Keith went out of their way to make our trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Why House at the beginning of our trip Sri Lanka. It was the perfect way to dip your toe into the culture of this wonderful country. We were driven 3hr from the airport feeling a little worse for wear after our flight from the Uk. However as soon as we arrived all tiredness was banished by the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Execellent place to stay! Location is convenient for going to the beach and local restaurants or to catch a tuk tuk to Galle. The grounds are beautiful, the pool excellent, the rooms are stylish, comfortable and have great ammenities. The owner is so lovely and welcoming. The staff are absolutely friendly and go out of their way to look after... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

why house is fab for all the usual reasons you would expect. i have stayed here lots of times when visiting galle for business and once with my 3 children on holiday and it is a joy everytime. this is also my first review on trip advisor and i am motivated to do so by the simply amazing sri lankan,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

The most wonderful welcome to Sri Lanka and the first stop on our tour. So good & so beautiful we're already trying to book for next year. Relaxed, super friendly & attentive with delicious food and fabulous drinks. Henrietta is the best hostess one could possibly wish for & her team are totally dreamy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Why House has everything you would expect of a top quality resort. It stands out because of its friendly staff whose kindness will not be forgotten. They definitely made my sisters wedding the experience of a lifetime.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

What to say which hasn’t been said before?! Henrietta has put together an extraordinarily attentive team of happy faces. The food is exquisite. The welcome/at home feeling levels are through the roof. The food is so so yummy. The facilities so fabulously luxurious. The overall attention to detail so very impressive. The local knowledge priceless. The food is scrumptious. I... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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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: $173 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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