Ladysmith Bed & Breakfast

Dwaine and Mandy Williams

We welcome you to come and stay awhile at Hawley Place Bed and Breakfast, in beautiful Ladysmith. Run by Albertan Dwaine and British expat Mandy, they enjoy meeting new guests from all over the world, especially when they return again and again!

Dwaine and Mandy

We are into our 3nd year in Ladysmith but 8th season with our bed and breakfast lifestyle, and loving it!

We are so happy to call Ladysmith home and encourage you to spend some time and get to see all the wonders of this Canadian west coast island!

  • Whale watching from Cowichan Bay to the outdoor patio at the Crow & Gate English pub in Yellow Point on Cedar Road.
  • Ladysmith’s beautiful Transfer Beach, 2 kms from us with discovery beach, kids’ spray park, new playground, Sealegs kayaking, and amphitheatre.
  • Ladysmith’s historic downtown and museum (seasonal), Waterfront Art Gallery and LMS Community Marina dock and Oyster Bay Café.

Join us in congratulating Ladysmith!!!

Ladysmith, November 8, 2017 – Ladysmith’s beautiful and historic First Avenue has been selected by the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) as Canada’s 2017 Great Street. The award was decided by a jury of certified planning professionals during the Great Places in Canada contest. CIP’s review of 17 submissions from across Canada was based on a set of criteria of planning best practices that considered social, economic, and accessibility and safety factors, and elements such as design, culture, history, and landscape.

Make it one of your favorite stops while traveling the island!

You’ll wish you stayed longer!

Corta pero memorable

Nos encanto la hospitalidad de Mandy, la limpieza y decoracion de la casa y el arreglo del jardin. Ella prepara unos desayunos SENSACIONALES!!! La mesa del desayuno es preciosa, con un gusto por el detalle poco repetible. El yogurt es hecho en casa , asi como el fantastico y tradicional Canadiense Lemon Curd. Y para colmo , Mandy nos llevo de vuelta a la gasolinera donde para el Tofino Bus que fue nuestro medio de transporte. Muchas gracias por hacer nuestra estancia en su B+B inolvidable a pesar de su brevedad.

Short but memorable we loved Mandy’s hospitality, cleaning and decorating the house and arranging the garden. She prepares some sensational breakfasts!!! The breakfast table is lovely with a taste for the little repeatable detail. The yogurt is homemade, as well as the fantastic and traditional Canadian Lemon Curd. And to top it off, Mandy took us back to the gas station where for the Tofino Bus that was our means of transportation. Thank you very much for making our stay in your B + b unforgettable despite your brevity.

Alicia July 21, 2018

Beautiful and Welcoming

Pros: The ambiance of the house, room and grounds. The breakfast was amazing, very delicious and filling. The host was extremely kind and helpful.

Cons: Nothing at all, it’s perfect!

Location: Ladysmith is a lovely small town on the east coast of Vancouver Island. We enjoyed a nice walk from the park to the boat harbor.

This is a beautiful and welcoming B&B in Ladysmith B.C. Host Mandy was so kind and helpful, giving us suggestions for dinner and what to see and do in the area. She was very helpful to us when we were having difficulties with our reservation for the next night and allowed us to use the telephone to attempt to sort out the problem. Breakfast was absolutely lovely! Please consider the Seafood Eggs Benedict…it’s delicious. Mandy tries to source local products for her breakfast and many items were homemade including bread, yoghurt, and jam. It was truly a culinary experience! This is the best B&B we’ve stayed at in many years. We would highly recommend this location!

Brian & Carma July 25, 2017

Comfortable and Charming!

Wonderfully cozy, this B&B is located near the highway so it’s easy to access everything. The hosts are marvellous, the homemade food delicious (great selection!), and the beds verrrrrry comfortable. Would we stay here again? Absolutely. The hosts are very flexible and accommodating with check-in and out times, they provide ever so tasty GF food options (please do not eat their homemade jams and jellies – because I want them all for myself! Oh so yummy!), and one can even bring in food for lunch or dinner and use the dishes, cutlery, fridge, and microwave upstairs by the rooms. Our hosts even have a great selection of books and movies for guests to choose from if you feel like staying in. Please note, this is not a concrete hotel, so it will not be furnished in souless, generic style, and you will be able to somewhat hear the other guests resting in cosy comfort with you in this lovely home. There are, currently, two small dogs in residence, and they are utterly adorable. We will most certainly stay here again. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is because we didn’t “test” it via a visit during a different season to get an all-round experience. But for September? Five star wonderfulness!

Diana November 13, 2018

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