Why House, the luxurious but informal, boutique hotel near Galle, Sri Lanka has been named Asia’s Best Family Hotel in the 2018 Boutique Hotel International Awards.
The Boutique Hotel Awards describe Why House as “An island relaxation retreat among wild orchids and palm trees” and what they love about the hotel is “Sunbathing by the pool underneath the palm trees; exploring pristine beaches, rice paddies, and Galle Fort: a UNESCO world heritage site (all within minutes of the property) and befriending Why House’s most notorious resident: Nigella, the dachshund.”
Why House’s informal ambience and large pool set in beautiful tropical gardens is ideal for families looking for a relaxing holiday in the sun. Its suites with ante-rooms where children can sleep and interconnecting rooms in the garden villa and garden bungalow are perfect for families.
The food is also very family-friendly with delicious Sri Lankan, Western and Asian dishes being prepared with locally sourced ingredients by the in-house team under the attentive and experienced eye of English Manager, Henrietta Cottam. Children under 12 eat for just £9 a day.
Why House also offers fun, family entertainment and activities including cultural shows with music, dancers, traditional costumes, fire breathers and tumblers; guided bicycle rides; surfing, snorkelling, diving and sailing; shopping excursions; visits to Buddhist Temples; tours of tea and cinnamon plantations; walking tours of Galle Fort and the staff love to play friendly cricket matches with the children in Why House’s tropical grounds. Nigella and Tigga the hotel’s pets are also firm favourites with visiting children.