We stayed at Why House for 5 nights back in early May. Even before we arrived at the hotel, we were in contact with Keith who managed our booking and was so helpful in organising all our requests beforehand. Having taken a red-eye flight into Colombo and driving straight down, we didn't arrive at Why House until 3 in the morning, so it was such a lovely and unexpected surprise to be welcomed by so many warm staff and little Jelly, their adorable dachshund.
Waking up the next morning here was incredible. Quiet and intimate, this hotel has a very different feel to the large but somewhat soulless hotels we had stayed at in the past. The rooms are large and comfortable, and are placed privately amongst beautiful surroundings and the swimming pool. Henrietta and her staff are truly the warmest and kindest people who have ever looked after us at a hotel - after just a few minutes, they feel like old friends and we had so many evenings enjoying incredible food, wine and company. The staff really went over and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. Meal times are more communal-style, which may not be for everyone, but for us, it made our holiday that much more memorable. We were asked every morning what we wanted for dinner and were never disappointed. Located on Talpe, Who House is only a few minutes away from beaches and great restaurants and a quick tuk-tuk ride from Galle, although we rarely had much desire to leave the hotel!
We couldn't recommend Why House more to our friends and look forward to many repeat visits in the future.