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Why House

Galle, Sri Lanka


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Luxury Holidays At Why House

Why House is a beautiful boutique hotel set in beautiful landscaped gardens that is perfect for a luxury family holiday in Sri Lanka. Located near Galle, it is only minutes away from picturesque sandy beaches and rural rice fields. Luxury is blended with the peaceful and relaxing environment, providing guests with an exceptional holiday retreat, and the atmosphere is intimate and full of creature comforts, with a dedicated team of staff providing a personalised service, a restaurant and sizeable swimming pool. 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.

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  • Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Summary: Intimate luxury in a stunning rural setting
  • Feature: Superbly caters for families with a personalised service
  • Rooms: 10 rooms & suites
  • Nearest airport: Colombo International Airport
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Location and transfer

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

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Hotel Experiences

Immerse yourself in the fascinating and colourful Sri Lankan culture with a number of experiences at Why House. Join the owner - and chef - as she puts on an insightful and interactive in-house cooking demonstration, guiding you in how to use local ingredients and spices to make the perfect Sri Lankan curry. Try your hand at making the renowned street food, 'Hopper' - a filled pancake bowl, before sampling the delicious culinary creations. For a glimpse at the spectacle of Sri Lanka's dazzling performers and history, enjoy a glorious pre-dinner show - comprising dancers, traditional costumes, fire breathers, tumblers and more!

Luxury Beach

Just a short walk or authentic tuk tuk ride from Why House stands the beautiful Dalawella Beach, a picturesque lagoon created by a protective reef. Swim in the refreshing and calm waters, snorkel in the pristine reefs - spotting an array of captivating marine species - or soak up the rays as you lie back on the golden sand, before refuelling at one of the laid-back, beachfront restaurants.

Wildlife Encounters

For a once-in-a-lifetime Sri Lankan experience, Why House can arrange for a charming and friendly elephant to visit the house, allowing you to ride the graceful creature through the extensive gardens, before rewarding it with plenty of bananas! In addition, the Why House team can arrange a fabulous dolphin and whale watching tour nearby, so you can glimpse pods of dancing dolphins and, even, captivating Blue Whales, the largest animal on earth.

Spa & Wellness

Truly unwind on your trip to Why House with a luxurious Ayurveda treatment in the elegant massage pavilion - set among the lush garden and surrounded by the relaxing sound of local wildlife. Relax further with a calming yoga session, either in a group or one-to-one, in the authentic yoga shala.


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Although our awards and long history stand testament to our success, independent reviews from our clients via Feefo further support our unrivalled travel experiences.

We are proud to have been awarded the Feefo Platinum Service Award in 2021 for achieving Gold Trusted Service for three consecutive years. This independent seal of excellence recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews and achieve an overall score of 4.5 or more – a testament to our seamless, personalised service, no matter what the world throws at us.

The Elegant Difference…

Along with first-hand experience, a passionate team and over 34 years of legendary heritage, we’re distinguished as leaders in luxury travel by our enhanced level of personal service, and the finer details below…

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