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.

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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

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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.

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