Why House

More a 'home away from home' than a hotel, Why House is a beautiful property, sitting within an elegantly manicured walled garden of tropical plants, fruit and spice trees.

Boasting informal Sri Lankan luxury in a family orientated environment, at Why House, no request is too small. World class service is on offer from their highly trained staff. While delicious Sri Lankan, Asian and Western cuisine is on offer to suit any palette. All overseen by the fabulous Henrietta, accompanied by Violet Elizabeth (the hotel sausage dog), guests are always welcomed as long lost friends.

With 10 double en-suite rooms, all with private terraces, the picturesque property can sleep up to 24 guests. Each room is unique in its decor and has free Wi-Fi, a mini fridge and a luxuriously built en-suite bathroom. Outside, an entertainment and outside dining pavilion sit alongside the huge  pool, with views to the beautifully landscaped gardens. For those who prefer their privacy, private dining can be arranged on one of the many terraces on the property. In such a relaxing environment, there seems to be little need for a screen, however DVD players are available on requests an a satellite TV is available in the communal area.

During your stay you may enjoy an in house cooking demonstration, led by Henrietta, who will guide you into how to use ingredients and spices to make that perfect Sri Lankan curry. The hotel also has it’s own massage pavilion set within the lush garden and Ayurveda treatments can be arranged, surrounded by the sound of the local wildlife. The yoga shala is perfect for one on one or group classes and will help you easily slip in to holiday mode.

Locally you might enjoy a guided cycle ride, water sports, shopping excursions, temple visits, plantation tours and walking tours of the historic Galle Fort.

For those in search of the sea, the spectacular Dalawella Beach is just a short walk or tuk tuk ride away. A beautiful lagoon created by a protective reef means safe swimming throughout the year. 15 minutes away you’ll discover the fabulous Galle Fort. A UNESCO world heritage site, home to pretty streets full of charming boutiques, cafes and museums.