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Kiwi Cove Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ladysmith
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

We had an unexpected delay in a motorcycle tour of Vancouver Island and need a place for one night near Ladysmith. What a surprise to find that a quick online search led us to a wonderful experience at the Kiwi Cove Lodge. The location and the gardens are absolutely beautiful. The room was nicely furnished and spotless. The hospitality was friendly and very helpful.

To top it off, after a walk along the water and through the gardens we had an amazing breakfast starting with yogurt, berries and kiwi and moving on to yard eggs, local bacon, home-made bread and jams and beets and peas from the garden.

The quality of the accommodations and the location are unbeatable for the price. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

We've just returned from a week staying a Kiwi Cove whilst hiking in the area...there were 8 of us. Part of us had a cottage that was amply supplied with full kitchen( including the corkskrew!) and everything else one needed for delectable meals! Our friends who stayed in one of the lodge rooms described healthy, creative, and well presented breakfasts. Our last night about 12 of us had a scrumptious meal whilst sitting at a long table on the deck overlooking the kiwi vines, vegetable garden and hils on the horizon. We were near Ladysmith, a charming, historic Vancouver Island town and we were very well situated for all the hiking areas! The property is very well maintained and Peggy & ? Andre were very accomodating!! Thanks so much...repeat business coming your way!

Room Tip: Cottage that sleeps 6 at least was very quiet and friends in the lodge rooms agreed!
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank foxylady77Vancouver
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Reviewed July 2, 2011

We stayed at Kiwi Cove for a family reunion; a total of 14 people travelling from the US, Canada and Europe. This was a perfect spot for our get together. The "older" folks stayed in the beautiful rooms in the lodge, while the "kids" (young adults, really) shared the cottage. This arrangement worked very well, since it meant we could all gather in the cottage in the evening, prepare meals in the well appointed kitchen, and still keep to our very diverse schedules. The lodge rooms are themed, spotless and beautifully decorated. The cottage is a little odd in appearance from the outside- we came up to it initially from the wrong side and thought it was a barn/storage facility- but it is very nice on the inside, particularly the upstairs bedroom. 6 people slept very comfortably in the cottage, as with the rooms there is plenty of space here.
Breakfast was very nice and the hosts were gracious and accommodating. The grounds are peaceful and lush, and there is plenty to do in the surrounding area.

Room Tip: All the rooms that I saw were great.
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Thank yeldablue
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Reviewed May 21, 2011

Just finished two lovely days here with a senior family member. Doug and Peggy were very welcoming, unobtrusively providing all the necessaries. The location is wonderful - across the harbour from Ladysmith, on an estuary with great walking along the shore. We stayed in the Salmon Room, #22, with a huge private deck overlooking the kiwi grove and the estuary in the distance. Just lovely. And the birdsong - like a Dan Gibson recording. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a quiet getaway, yet close to town.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank MerrieB
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Reviewed April 4, 2011

Myself and my two 10 year old twins stayed just the one night , we loved this place. We felt welcome from the moment we arrived. We took the Dutch room and it was very commfy and the whole place has an "at home" feel ...err well the kind of home I'd like to have ! It is very comfortable and tasteful art and crafts adorn and fit right in to the decor.

Our main reason to stay was to be in close proximity to a friend and I can say this was very comfortable and a great rate for the level of comfort we enjoyed.

The hot tub soothed and relaxed

We wish we had had more time to explore the grounds but we had to move to our next destination.

This is a total thumbs up.

This is a retreat away from things and I liked that

Thanks Peggy and Doug hope to see you again soon

Guy , Vicky and Myles

Room Tip: email and ask
  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank gmatchett
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Reviewed February 13, 2011

Nineteen friends met for a a two day reunion at Kiwi Cove Lodge. We had the place to ourselves and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our hosts were very helpful in planning our event, and the accommodations, food, and general service were all first rate. The rooms were spacious and clean. The common facilities (meeting room and dining room) were excellent. The food was delicious and service was efficient and friendly. The location was scenic and easily accessible from Nanaimo and Victoria. The cost for all of this was most reasonable. We would certainly use these facilties again.

  • Stayed: February 2011
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1  Thank bruinsma
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Reviewed October 21, 2010

The kiwi fruit were in season and delicious. Great place for walks through the gardens and to the ocean. Excellent spacious rooms and great service. Great place to relax with very nice scenery in a quiet place just off the main highway between Victoria and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.

  • Stayed: October 2010
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Thank Nickdek
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Address: 5130 Brenton-Page Rd, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1L6, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Ladysmith
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ladysmith
Price Range: $119 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Getaway rural accommodation on Vancouver Island just 20 minutes south of Nanaimo.All 12 guestrooms have private bath and breakfast included. South view rooms overlook a well manicured kiwi vineyard with ocean and mountains beyond.A relaxing park-like waterfront property, great for group retreats, reunions and weddings. Open year round. ... more   less 
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