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 easy reach. Well-known Dalawella is a mere five-minutes’ drive away.

Why House is a charming and characterful boutique hotel with 10 well-appointed rooms and suites spread across three separate buildings whilst two cottage 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 and a vast jade-green swimming pool.

This country-style hotel attracts couples, families and 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.


  • 10 a/c rooms & suites
  • BB/HB/FB & whole house rates
  • Free WiFi
  • TVs in rooms
  • Licensed restaurant
  • Very family friendly
  • Close to the beach
  • 15-minutes from Galle


  • Head to the beach and relax on an idyllic stretch of sand
  • Take a guided bicycle ride through Galle’s rural hinterland
  • Visit a lowland tea factory for tasting sessions and tours
  • Embark on coastal cruises or whale/dolphin watching (seasonal)
  • Try a Sri Lankan cookery class amidst tranquil rice fields
  • Wander the atmospheric streets of history-laden Galle Fort
  • Relax with an in-villa massage or beauty treatment
  • Go shopping and eat out – ask us for recommendations


  • Mihiripenna is 10km from Galle
  • Dalawella “Wijeya” Beach is a five-minute drive away
  • The air taxi landing spot is 7km away in Koggala
  • Distance to Colombo is 132km (via the Southern Expressway)
  • Distance to Colombo International Airport is 160km



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