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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Why House is a gem that has set the standard for this area. A beautiful setting, that is peaceful, comfortable and welcomes small children. The curries are divine as are the cocktails. A must visit if you are in the area. Thank you Hen for making us so welcome. xx

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a very special place this is! On arrival we knew we had found a bit of paradise. The Wy House is set in beautiful grounds with a pool an open air restaurant/bar. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was delicious. I would recommend this to families and coulples alike. Enjoy!

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hong kong
Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed at the why house in December. The hotel has 8 rooms so feels like a private villa with the service of a top hotel. It is intimate, beautiful and great food! Babou and his team to a great Sri Lankan hoppers night. The pool is huge and beautifully kept. our children loved running around the garden, and playing...

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London
Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish our stay here was exceptional. We booked an airport pick up in Colombo and were met with any problems by the hotel driver Denver who was very welcoming and efficient. When we arrived at Why House we were met by the "famous" Henrietta the hotel manager and her dog Nigella. We booked ourselves one of the...

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Dublin Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Madam Hen who is the General Manager is a national treasure at this stage and makes visiting Why House a joy. We were lucky to have come on the evening when Christmas carols were been sung and joined by a piano playing guest. All far too jolly and washed down by Gin and Tonics. The grounds and pool area are...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely oasis the Why House is only to be made into even something more magical with the team and their hospitality. They go above and beyond to make sure your stay is as wonderful as it possibly can be - and they care about the well-being of the children just as much as the adults! We won't consider...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at the Why House is like staying at a beautiful home that you never want to leave. From the moment we arrived at the tranquil haven, Henrietta, the wonderfully warm hostess, welcomes you, looks after your every need and feeds you deliciously tasty and interesting food. The rooms are tastefully simple but grand and are extremely comfortable with beautiful...

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Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had spent three fairly frenetic weeks touring Hong Kong, Australia and Sri Lanka staying in hotels and guest houses of variable quality. We arrived at WHY house and the gates rolled open letting us into a glorious oasis of calm welcome and rest. Henrietta and the team could not have done more to make us feel at home or...

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second stay at Why House was every bit as memorable as the first; cozy, smiling, sophisticated, pampered luxury in a beautiful corner of paradise. The setting is stunning; tropical gardens, freshwater pool, outdoor eating in a characterful pavilion, recently extended to separate dining from lounging. A spacious, rather opulent reception room in the main house where Hen keeps a...

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

Thank you for your kind words and embracing all that we can do. Maybe we will see you again for your third stay! Hen

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed November 27, 2016 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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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • 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
  • Airport Transportation
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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: $179 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Choose a Cabana if you can you and you don't have children as they are quiet and private.”
 of 5 bubbles vannairn, 1 week ago | Read review
“Our room in the main house was wonderful but peace pervaded all.”
 of 5 bubbles CameronFo, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“No bad rooms to be found here!”
 of 5 bubbles Chaleblanc, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“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, Nov 7, 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms are absoutley fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles traveler689132, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
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