Why House, Mihiripenna, near Galle

An idyllic inland location near Galle’s coastline allows Why House to offer its guests the best of both worlds; a tranquil setting amidst rural rice fields with picture-postcard beaches within very easy reach. Dalawella’s beach and turquoise lagoon is a mere five-minutes’ drive away.

Why House is a charming, characterful and serene hotel in Galle with 10 well-appointed rooms and suites spread across three separate buildings whilst two cosy bungalows privately overlook the paddy fields. Set in lush tropical walled gardens, facilities include an open-to-the-garden living and dining pavilion with bar, an elegant double height lounge, a vast jade-green swimming pool, a spa pavilion and an open-air gym with a variety of equipment.

This country-style hotel attracts couples, families and intergenerational groups, who adore its relaxed, home-from-home ambience and personalised management style. Each guest room is spacious and elegantly designed, and the classic-colonial ebony and ivory-hued interior and exterior living and dining areas are at once sumptuous, comfortable and refined.

Bookable by the room or the entire property, Why House is an exclusive private retreat with an attentive staff team headed by efficient western management. The excellent chef serves homemade western, Lebanese, Sri Lankan and pan-Asian cuisine.

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