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Why House
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  • Private pool

  • Balcony/terrace

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Exceptional
  • Cleanliness 9.1
  • Facilities 10.0
  • Location 8.9
  • Room comfort and quality 9.8
  • Service 9.5
  • Value for money 8.9
  • Food and dining 9.4
Excellent
  • Cleanliness 8.7
  • Location 8.0
  • Room comfort and quality 10.0
  • Service 8.7
  • Value for money 7.3
  • Food and dining 8.7
Exceptional
  • Cleanliness 10.0
  • Location 10.0
  • Room comfort and quality 10.0
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 10.0
  • Food and dining 10.0
Exceptional
  • Cleanliness 9.0
  • Location 9.0
  • Room comfort and quality 9.5
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 9.5
  • Food and dining 9.5
Exceptional
  • Cleanliness 10.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Room comfort and quality 10.0
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 10.0
  • Food and dining 10.0
Exceptional
  • Cleanliness 9.0
  • Facilities 10.0
  • Location 10.0
  • Room comfort and quality 10.0
  • Service 9.0
  • Value for money 9.0
  • Food and dining 10.0
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10.0
klara from United Kingdom
Group
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2015
A comfortable, very relaxing oasis ”
Beautiful spot, gorgeous rooms and informal friendly staff.
Reviewed February 23, 2017
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9.3
Glenn from United States
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2016
British Charm in Sri Lanka”
Meals, pool, Henrietta
We had a delightful stay at the Why House and have recommended it. The meals were outstanding, better than in Galle. Appreciated a recommendation for a 26km cycle tour of the area. Henrietta was delightful and so helpful.
Reviewed January 30, 2016
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9.3
Peter from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in June 2015
Wonderful staff and great value for money.”
The Staff,the location,the room.
From the moment we arrived the manager and the staff looked after us.The room was beautifully designed and my young daughter aged 6 loved it. The room came with breakfast and nothing seemed too much bother for the staff to help us with.The Swimming pool was lovely.Was a great all round experience. The final day our driver was running late to take us to the airport but the manager offered to take us there is the driver didnt turn up and the drive was over 2 hours away.So out our minds at ease....
Reviewed June 07, 2015
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10.0
Nicole from United Arab Emirates
Family with young children
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in May 2015
Why? Just go!”
The food, the staff and the beautiful setting
Why House was just outstanding in everyway.
Reviewed May 31, 2015
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8.7
LOUISE from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015
Our stay”
Start with the swimming pool - it is fantastic, one of the best we've seen here in SL. Staff were fab, real atmosphere and food was really tasty.
Fabulous - atmosphere of the place is great. It definately rates as one of the best boutiques in SL of its kind, gorgeous old buildings, plenty of grounds great for the kids to explore in. Pool is perfect for swimming and playing, good size. Rooms are also a good size and nicely decorated.
Reviewed February 05, 2015
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10.0
Katrina from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2015
Charming southern oasis. ”
The food, staff and grounds.
I had the loveliest stay at why house starting with the moment I arrived. The grounds are great, a nice relaxing place to unwind with an attentive staff to help with anything you may require. As a solo traveler I did not expect to be so easily assimilated into the family style dining, but the guests were as kind and generous as the staff. And speaking of dining- the food! I felt very spoiled having started off my Sri Lankan adventure here. Not a bad bite was had the entire time. Indeed it was so nice I ended up staying an additional day.
Reviewed January 25, 2015
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9.7
Amy from Australia
Family with young children
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2014
Beautiful hotel, wonderful hospitality”
Henrietta and her staff, the stunning room, pool and grounds and the amazing food
We had a wonderful 3 nights here. We loved the very welcoming staff, especially the manager Henrietta, who went out of her way to make sure we had a fabulous time. The food was probably the best we had in Sri Lanka. We were travelling with 2 small children and there needs were well catered for. Couldn't recommend this place highly enough.
Reviewed October 07, 2014
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9.7
Violaine from France
Family with teens
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013
An outstanding place with a wonderful,staff ”
The place itself, the staff, the lovely manager
We had a great time from start to finish: the welcome, the discovery of our room, the discretion of the although omnipresent staff, the fantastic and lovely manager, with a heart as big as the house, the food, drnnks and brownies. I could go on and on as everything single moment or glimpse deserves a special review. The pool was huge and welcoming. The house is on a nice lane away from the beach and the main road but everything is close at hand. The House has two tuk tuks for the guests' use and a car. You are minutes away from Galle. Henrietta, the manager, will share with you her best addresses, with a smile and enthusiasm. Just go for it. The food was excellent on our two evenings there. Actually, don't book for two nights only but for more. It is a perfect ending of a holiday, specially after a tour of the island. You will be pampered. That's guaranteed.
Reviewed November 10, 2013
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9.0
Romain from France
Group
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013
had a great stay at why house!”
location, privacy, warm welcome from henriette and everyone
had a great stay at why house: intimate hotel well located off the stream of beach hotels but yet at a walkable distance from it, with a beautiful swimming pool and garden full of squirrels and birds. henriette was very welcoming and we felt like at home, if not better with the always nice and helpful staff!! thank you!
Reviewed March 02, 2013
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9.3
Jessica from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January 2013
Beautiful tranquil hotel, with outstanding service”
Lovely rooms, stunning pool and restaurant, fantastic food and very friendly, helpful staff
We had a fantastic few days at Why House. We were totaly taken care of by the team there. The hotel is in a really beautiful location, calm and tranquil and yet not far from Galle and Unawatuna.
Reviewed January 21, 2013
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