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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The fact that this was our third stay at Why House, in as many years, is a clue as to just how much we love this very special place. As well as being in the most beautiful and tranquil setting, what really makes this small hotel so exceptional is the fantastic team that look after their guests’ every need. Led...

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Copenhagen
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed one night before flying home. Why House has a beautiful garden and a great pool. The staff are very friendly and professional and the food was delicious. I can definitely recommend Why House if you are looking for a place away from the noisy Galle road. The beach is only 5-10 minuets away by tuktuk.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the second time I have stayed at Why House and I expect it won't be my last. Location - Great! 5 mins to the beach, 10 mins to Galle. Away from the hubbub so perfect for relaxation with activity on your doorstep. Staff - I don't like to call Henrietta and her team staff as they are more...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I started researching for our 11 person, 3 generation comprising family holiday to Sri Lanka more than a year before it eventuated, and bless the day that I found the superb Why House. Right from the start, Keith was SO fantastic at answering my many questions, always prompt and courteous re progress payments and the like. When we arrived Henrietta...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 January 13, 2017

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 January 12, 2017

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 January 10, 2017

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 January 9, 2017

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 January 8, 2017

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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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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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
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: $269 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Liaise directly with management”
 of 5 bubbles Pete_Stanhope, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“The main house is wonderful for families.”
 of 5 bubbles JandJMelbourne, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Choose a Cabana if you can you and you don't have children as they are quiet and private.”
 of 5 bubbles vannairn, Jan 10, 2017 | Read review
“Our room in the main house was wonderful but peace pervaded all.”
 of 5 bubbles CameronFo, Dec 31, 2016 | Read review
“No bad rooms to be found here!”
 of 5 bubbles Chaleblanc, Dec 24, 2016 | Read review
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