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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Family Holidays At Why House

On 15th December 2014 my family of 10 and 10 others in the group were warmly welcome upon arrival by the staff of the boutique hotel known as Why House. It stood on 3 acres of land with a swimming pool and lots greenery. The beach was about 15 minutes walk from  the hotel. In the morning  there were birds and squirrels running around looking for food. During my stay there I saw a peacock on the ground and 2 monkeys up on a tree.

Birds, squirrels, monkeys and peacock

What impressed us most was the friendly and smiling staff ready to give us assistance whenever needed. The food was fantastic. We had fish, prawns, crabs, meat , vegetables, fruits etc.

A team of cooks. For Mary have kitchen will cook. We had sambal udan from her.

                                               Friendly staff were there to bid us farewell


At Why House adults and children played together in the pool. A friend Isabel was thrown into the pool fully dressed. I was too slow to snap a picture. Kids liked swimming in the sea too. My grandson, Guy went surfing for 2 days. Emma and Mark took surfing lessons. They enjoy it so much and I believe they would be back next year. For me I enjoy the cool beer by the beach watching my grand-children surfing.

                                                    Adults and children played at the pool


                                                            Kids playing ball game over the net


The ladies had their share of fun too. They went shopping in a convoy at the Rampart which was a Dutch fortified area in the colonial era. They liked the jewellery shop Orchid House so much that they visited the shop again and again including a last minute shopping before leaving for home.

                                                         Ladies shopping galore

                                                              Emma and the horse

Why House has very good comments in the guests book and as well as in the Tripadvisor reviews. No wonder it was awarded Certificate of Excellence for 2013 and 2014

Welcome to Why House and the beautiful island of Sri Lanka.

A stunning private villa providing a bespoke holiday and experience for its guests. With the feel of a boutique hotel but with more of a personal and family orientated touch. It’s a unique property - a home away from home, providing a concierge service where no request is too small.
This beautiful home is situated within a beautifully landscaped three acre private walled garden of tropical plants, fruit and spice trees – and is only a short walk from the beautiful beach of Wijaya and a fifteen minute drive to the world heritage site Galle Fort.

Beautiful hotel, wonderful hospitalityHenrietta and her staff, the stunning room, pool and grounds and the amazing foodWe had a wonderful 3 nights here. We loved the very welcoming staff, especially the manager Henrietta, who went out of her way to make sure we had a fabulous time. The food was probably the best we had in Sri Lanka. We were travelling with 2 small children and there needs were well catered for. Couldn't recommend this place highly enough. had a great stay at why house: intimate hotel well located off the stream of beach hotels but yet at a walkable distance from it, with a beautiful swimming pool and garden full of squirrels and birds. henriette was very welcoming and we felt like at home, if not better with the always nice and helpful staff!! thank you!

An outstanding place with a wonderful,staffThe place itself, the staff, the lovely managerWe had a great time from start to finish: the welcome, the discovery of our room, the discretion of the although omnipresent staff, the fantastic and lovely manager, with a heart as big as the house, the food, drnnks and brownies. I could go on and on as everything single moment or glimpse deserves a special review. The pool was huge and welcoming. The house is on a nice lane away from the beach and the main road but everything is close at hand. The House has two tuk tuks for the guests' use and a car. You are minutes away from Galle. Henrietta, the manager, will share with you her best addresses, with a smile and enthusiasm. Just go for it. The food was excellent on our two evenings there. Actually, don't book for two nights only but for more. It is a perfect ending of a holiday, specially after a tour of the island. You will be pampered. That's guaranteed.Beautiful tranquil hotel, with outstanding serviceLovely rooms, stunning pool and restaurant, fantastic food and very friendly, helpful staffWe had a fantastic few days at Why House. We were totaly taken care of by the team there. The hotel is in a really beautiful location, calm and tranquil and yet not far from Galle and Unawatuna.