Inland from Galle
Sri Lanka, Galle
Info : Why House
This spectacular hotel is set slightly inland from the south coast of Sri Lanka. Why House offers the perfect combination of luxury services and facilities with the informality of a home. Just fifteen minutes away from the famous port of Galle, this boutique hotel is truly an idyllic play to stay.
Accommodating up to sixteen guests; Why House’s eleven staff members will make you feel at home with their attentive assistance. Whether it be driving you to the beach, playing volley ball with your kids or bringing you a drink by the pool, the staff are exceptionally well trained and aim to make your stay perfect. With two cars and three tuk tuks available; trips to diving and surfing spots, into Galle’s famous fort, or trips further afield are all an option.
For those less adventurous travellers Why House’s beautiful manicured garden, swimming pool and communal lounge areas offer perfect areas to unwind and relax. Massages can be arranged through the hotel as well. Guests have the choice to dine in private on their own verandas or by the pool or to sit around the communal table and enjoy meeting other travellers. The food is of a high standard, with menus being tailored to you tastes.
There are eight double bedrooms throughout this hotel, all decorated in a sophisticated yet understated way. Subtle white and black accents add elegance to the contemporary Sri Lankan décor throughout the entire hotel. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable, and some in the main house have a separate area with a third single bed for a child. The hotel offers a babysitting service, food for children and staff who are always enthusiastic to join in a game so it’s really great for families too.
All round this is a great hotel for both couples and families and you’ll feel home from home with the excellent service and relaxed atmosphere.
Visited by Matt Nov 2014
Deluxe - This is our first really 'upmarket' category. It might be a beautiful tiny hotel with very limited facilities or a 5* resort hotel with all the trimmings; but any hotel in this category will be a well-run establishment with very comfortable rooms, a strong service ethos and excellent food.
We loved Horothapola where we stayed for the first two nights - very peaceful and relaxing and delicious food