Boutique Luxury

Why House

Why House is a chic boutique hotel near to the beaches of Talpe and close to the historic Galle Fort. With a pool, tropical gardens and welcoming personal touches, this 8-room Sri Lankan hideaway sits somewhere between a villa and a boutique hotel.

Thalpe, South Coast, Sri Lanka
Why House
  • The property sits a stone's throw away from the beaches of Thalpe and close to Galle Fort

  • Why House is renowned for its delicious cuisine, a mixture of local and international dishes

  • Enjoy the tropical gardens which span over two acres of lush green lawns and terraces

  • The hotel's special rum cocktail serves as a refreshing aperitif before dinner

Surrounded by rice paddies and palm trees Why House sits in 3 acres of lush gardens where ripe fruit and spices scent the air. The building’s graceful style is cool and calming, while the staff are warm and welcoming.

The property itself is typical of Sri Lanka and the south coast. Amidst the tranquil gardens, the main house, villa and two cottages sit adorned with high timber roofs and colonial style interiors. Relax on the verandah or in a hammock with a good book and watch the butterflies drifting pass. The property can be used for larger private parties of up to 18 people.

Don't miss your chance to sample some of the excellent food on offer at Why House, it really is the talk of the town. The breakfast menu ranges from fresh fruit to American style pancakes or a traditional Sri Lankan breakfast of hoppers, curry and sambals. A light lunch can be arranged by the pool followed by a soothing cup of Ceylon's finest tea. If all that isn't enough, the dinner menu boasts a wide variety of options to whet your appetite.

With the beach just a 15-minute walk away, staying here couldn't be easier. Tuk-tuks can take you to Galle and beyond, and with the beautiful pool and grounds to explore, you don't even need to leave the hotel if you're feeling lazy.

When to visit

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Top tip:

Even though Why House isn't located on the beach, it is still an excellent base from which to explore the south coast

To start planning your vacation Plan your trip


Main House Double

Main House Double

Privately tucked away to the back of the Main House, this charming double bedroom (that can sleep up to three) opens onto its own terrace furnished with cushioned day beds, and has an ensuite terrazzo bathroom with shower.

2 people
Main House Suite

Main House Suite

The Main House Suites are located in a free-standing villa and open onto a long private garden terrace. Each comprises separate sleeping and living areas plus a walk-in wardrobe and terrazzo-finished bathroom with sunken shower.

2 people
Garden Bungalow
Best Seller

Garden Bungalow

The twin and double bedrooms in the independent Garden Bungalow can be booked individually or together to create a two-bedroom interconnecting option for families. Rooms are identically sized and have their own ensuite bathrooms and generous garden-view terraces.

2 people


Thalpe, South Coast, Sri Lanka

Why House is located in Mihiripenna, just 10km from the historic town of Galle on the south coast of Sri Lanka.

Plan your trip

Please tell us a few details about your vacation plans and provide your phone number so we can call you back..
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

When would you like to go?

Please select Enter your departure date
Please select Year

Where would you like to go?

Please select Select your interest

How many nights?

How many nights? Drag the slider to select nights
0 21 nights +


Number of adults (aged 12+). Minimum 1 adult  
Adults (age 15+)
Children (age 0-15)

Select your budget per person

Please select  

Contact details

Your First name First name*
Your Last name Last name*
Your email address Email address*
Your phone number Phone number
State is required State
Tell us about your trip
Let us know if you have fixed dates, who you’re traveling with or if it’s for a special ocassion
Please tick this box to continue  

Unable to submit your request

Unfortunately, we were unable to submit your request. Please try again later or contact us.