Why House

80 reviews

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80 reviews
verified clients

stayed at Why House with a group of friends from 07th July 2015 to 09th July 2015 From 07th July 2015 to 09th July 2015

Beatiful property with large and comfortable rooms. We stayed in a family suite, perfect for a family of four. Great bathroom and good beds. Large and clean swimming pool, which our kids loved. Fantastic food, well prepared. Good Wifi, accessible from all locations in the house. A great thank you to the attentive and friendly staff which made our stay a memorable one!
Hanna M

stayed at Why House with a group of friends and their families from 09th May 2015 to 11th May 2015 From 09th May 2015 to 11th May 2015

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.
Carole B
(United Kingdom)

stayed at Why House with a group of friends from 16th January 2014 to 18th January 2014 From 16th January 2014 to 18th January 2014

We have never booked a small hotel before so we thought we would try Why House and we were not the least bit disappointed. Wonderful staff beautifully engineered by Henrietta and Sanath with nothing too much trouble for anybody. Great bedroom with a stunning bathroom, fab. pool and a lovely atmosphere. I think that nice smiling staff must give off good vibes as all of the other guests were great too making our little break one to remember.
Rebecca C
(United Kingdom)

stayed at Why House with a group of friends from 04th December 2013 to 07th December 2013 From 04th December 2013 to 07th December 2013

Our family, all 19 of them, have just returned from an amazing holiday at The Why House. We stayed over Christmas and Hen pulled out all the stops to make it feel like home, which was truly fantastic as we have two smaller children. We all felt so relaxed as nothing was too much trouble for the team at Why House. The accommodation was perfect, it really has been the most amazing experience we as a family have had for a long time, thank you.
Distances to:
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport: 164km
Beach: 2.8km

Take a look inside Why House

Why House is a family-oriented boutique hotel near Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. The estate has 10 bedrooms and it can accommodate large groups up to 24 guests. Set on 3 acres of sprawling tropical land, the garden is like a secret paradise on planet earth with a fantastic swimming pool, a yoga shala, spa pavilion and an alfresco dining pavilion. Kids are free to play, moms can relax and rejuvenate and everyone can come together at the large communal areas. Such a wonderful family haven!


The villa is‌ surrounded by unspoiled lush green nature and yet it takes just a short drive (+- 15 minutes) to get to Galle, an important trading port back in the colonial times and a Unesco World Heritage Site these modern days. The nearest beach is Dalawella Beach where you can go swimming, surfing and sunset gazing.

Services & Features

Our Concierge team will be happy to help organize any service not available at the villa. Simply let us know and we'll make it happen.
  • Additional guest (extra cost) (30 USD/night, 4 pers. max.)
  • Household supplies
  • Pool towels
  • Safety box
  • Swimming pool
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe space
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Airport transfer (extra cost) (contact us)
  • Car available (extra cost)
  • Baby cot
  • Board games
  • CD music player
  • DVD movies
  • DVD player
  • TV
  • Chef (contact us)
  • Daily breakfast included
  • Dinner (extra cost) (based on menu)
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Lunch (extra cost) (based on menu)
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeping
  • Personal guest assistant
  • Pool maintenance
More information
  • Pers. max.: 24
  • Staff: 11
Terms and conditions
  • Check-in: after 02:00 pm
  • Check-out: until 12:00 pm
  • Late check-out: until 06:00 pm charged 50% of the daily rate (subject to availability)
period   Minimum stay 10 bedrooms
08/06/2020 21/12/2020 Low season 5 nights USD $ 2,588
21/12/2020 07/01/2021 Peak season 7 nights USD $ 3,000
07/01/2021 21/12/2021 Low season 5 nights USD $ 2,588
21/12/2021 01/01/2022 Peak season 7 nights USD $ 3,000

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