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Why House

Galle, Sri Lanka

Why House: Swimming Pool

Why House: Swimming Pool

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Why House is a beautiful boutique hotel that is perfect for luxury family holidays in Sri Lanka. It is located near Galle and is only minutes away from picturesque sandy beaches. The setting is gorgeous, surrounding the hotel in plush landscaped gardens and rural rice fields. Luxury is blended with the peaceful and relaxing environment, providing guests with an exceptional holiday retreat. The atmosphere is intimate and full of creature comforts, with a dedicated team of staff providing a personalised service, which caters for every need. Creating the feeling of a home-away-from-home, there is also an in-house restaurant and a sizeable swimming pool. Many of the bedrooms boast king-size beds and en suite bathrooms, and all guest rooms include a television and wi-fi access. In addition, bedrooms provide stunning views of the pool, gardens and hotel grounds. The outstanding location of Why House means there are innumerable activities for guests to experience, all within easy reach, while the ocean can be enjoyed through snorkelling, diving, surfing and even whale-watching (in season). Galle itself has many shops, cafés and traditional, historical architecture. Take a bike-ride or experience a boat trip on Koggala Lake, or for guests preferring to unwind, the hotel has spa therapists who can carry out in-room treatments.

  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:Intimate luxury in a stunning rural setting
  • Feature:Superbly caters for families with a personalised service
  • Rooms:5 rooms, 2 suites and 1 mezzanine
  • Location:Galle , Sri Lanka
  • Star rating:5 Star
  • Nearest airport:Colombo International Airport
Why House
Location and transfer

2 hours, 30 minutes from Colombo International Airport by private car transfer.


Prices are available upon request.

Prices are for guidance only. They are subject to availability, change and current exchange rate. You will be advised of the price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed.

Holiday Enquiry

Why House comprises a Main House, two Cabanas and Garden House. The Main House has two suites and one double bedroom, whilst the Garden House contains two double bedrooms and an impressive mezzanine, which can sleep up to four guests across two floors. For a romantic option, the Cabanas are very popular with couples and honeymooners, sleeping two in private and intimate accommodation. The hotel is very suitable for families, as the Main House suites provide attached anterooms with two single beds, offering perfect accommodation for children. All rooms have ceiling fans and air-conditioning, along with wi-fi and a television. DVD players and movies are also available upon request.

  • Room View: View of the gardens and rice fields
  • Facilities: The intimate, romantic Cabanas sleep two guests in a split king-size bed, and are ideally suited to honeymooners or couples. They also have an en suite bathroom and a three-metre-long covered walkway.
Main House Double:+
  • Room View: View of the gardens
  • Facilities: These rooms feature king-size beds and offer superb garden views. They also have wheelchair access and a private terrace.
Main House Suite:+
  • Room View: View of the gardens and the pool
  • Facilities: These suites have split king-size beds, with attached anterooms that are ideal for families with children. The suites are extremely spacious, and open out onto private terraces.
Garden House Double:+
  • Room View: View of the gardens
  • Facilities: The two Garden House Double rooms are perfect for large groups or families, as they can be interconnected, and sleep up to three and four guests respectively. They also have a private verandah.
Garden House Mezzanine:+
  • Room View: View of the gardens
  • Facilities: This is perfect family accommodation that can sleep up to four guests. It features a king-size bed and a private verandah, and is spread across two floors.

Why House boasts a superb gourmet restaurant, which offers a variety of international cuisine for guests to savour fine dining. The head chef leads a small kitchen team with an impressive reputation in the region. Locally sourced ingredients are used in the preparation of the gourmet cuisine, which can be enjoyed in the airy, open-sided, outdoor dining pavilion, or privately on the guest room verandahs. Sri Lankan cookery demonstrations are also available, as are wine-tasting activities.

Why House Gourmet Restaurant:+
  • Cuisine: International Cuisine
  • Setting: The restaurant offers a variety of international cuisine for guests to experience fine, gourmet dining. An open-sided, outdoor dining pavilion provides a beautiful setting.
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: Yes
Beach Facilities

Beautiful Sri Lankan beaches are only minutes away from the hotel, where guests can enjoy volleyball, sailing and deep-sea fishing. The ocean can be experienced by snorkelling, diving, jet-skiing and surfing, and seasonal whale and dolphin-watching is available.


Diving activities are available only two kilometres from Why House, and guests can partake in a PADI-approved diving course, if they so wish.


Why House is very family-orientated, with many of the guest rooms and suites providing excellent family accommodation. A babysitting service is available, provided twelve hours of notice is given. A daily nanny can also be arranged, although plenty of notice is required.

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