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Best Western Kilima Hotel.

Victorian charm in York.

Best Western Kilima Hotel is conveniently placed in Holgate, just a 15 minute walk from York centre. The only Best Western In York with a swiming pool and enough spaces for one car per room.

A former rectory, this delightful 19th Century building makes a wonderful hotel. It's the ideal base for exploring York and puts you within easy reach of attractions such as the Railway Museum and the Jorvik Centre.

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129 Holgate Road
North Yorkshire
YO24 4AZ
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6168*


Parking £5 per day Hotel restaurant now closed breakfast room available.
Bars, Free WIFI, Gym, Indoor Pool, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is charged parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:30
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars


Breakfast Room

Full English Breakfast. We do not run a buffet breakfast as we prefer to take your order and cook it fresh for you.


Hotel Bar

For real relaxation, try our draught Black Sheep ale in the traditional and cosy hotel bar. Cheers!

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary



Course information

Course Type: Park/Heathland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Distance: 6743 Yards
Handicap required


3 miles away in fulford


Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £55.00

Spa & Leisure

Leisure Facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool (10m)

  • Turkish steam room

  • Gym and fitness centre

Gym and Swimming Pool Facilities

Our gym boasts free weights and cardio vascular equipment so you'll be able to boast about your figure! For a water-based workout, take a dip in our indoor pool.


Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: A1(M), J45, 14.00 miles
Nearest train station: York, 0.50 miles
Nearest airport: Leeds/Bradford, 30.00 miles

129 Holgate Road
North Yorkshire
YO24 4AZ

What's nearby?


  • York Rhinos - Rugby (5 miles)

  • York Football Club (2 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • York Minster (0.9 miles)

  • Railway Museum (0.4 miles)

  • Jorvik Centre (1 miles)

  • Castle Museum (1 miles)

  • York Races (0.4 miles)


  • York City Centre (1 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

This former 19th century rectory will provide a charming base for your next business event. Period features will lend an elegant air to your function, and we'll lend you a range of equipment to make sure your event runs like clockwork!

Available room set ups


Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Room A 0 0 0 14 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 548 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 242
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Rating: 3 55
Rating: 2 15
Rating: 1 10

Good hotel, friendly staff

24/11/2016 Leopold M, Kerkdriel, The Netherlands

Stayed here for one night. Rooms are good and clean, beds are comfortable. A nice bar as well serving nice black sheep beer. Good swimming pool available as well. Enough parking space, walking distanc... more

Owner Response
KILIMA, Manager at BEST WESTERN Kilima Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Leopold M, I am so pleased you had a great stay if not a little disappointed with only 3 marks. When you come next time I hope to get 5 marks from you. Have a great Christmas and if your stuck for that special gift bring them to York I promise to do you a great deal. Regards Chris

Weekend break

20/11/2016 MoffToff, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Lovely little hotel, 10 min walk from city centre and station. Some great restaurants and nice litte pubs and bars on route. Because it's out of the way a bit it's very quiet. The staff are super fri... more

Owner Response
KILIMA, Manager at BEST WESTERN Kilima Hotel, responded to this review
Dear MoffToff, People must think I write the reviews myself. I could not have summed it up in fewer words myself. A great, small intimate hotel yet having all the requirements one would expect of a 4* hotel. A reasonable sized SWIMMING POOL FREE to all guests. A FITTNESS ROOM FREE to all guests. A STEAM ROOM FREE to all guests. A large CAR PARK FREE to all guest who book direct on 01904 625787. As mentioned a review or so ago we have a top up table not only for more milks or coffee but the little things you may have forgot to bring. Also mentioned before, we take all guest to the room giving useful information along the way. I do hope you have a wonderful holiday period and hope to see you in the new year. Don't forget to call direct for FREE PARING AND A LITTLE DISCOUNT. Regards Chris

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20/11/2016 SandraEvans41, Widnes, United Kingdom

Lovely staff Clean and tidy but very dated couldn't walk around the room without the most annoying floorboards that squeaked consistently that defiantly needs addressing ! Also couldn't open windows ... more

Owner Response
KILIMA, Manager at BEST WESTERN Kilima Hotel, responded to this review
Dear SandraEvans41 I am sorry you did not entirely enjoy your stay. I refer you to a reply I made a few reviews ago that we have done the floors before but because of the age of the building the creaks keep coming back. As for the window I wish you had asked one of the staff they could have given you a hand with that one. I do hope we will see you again but please give me a call on 01904 625787 (+441904625787) an I will put you in the best room I have at the time. Yours Chris Betteridge Hotel Manager

Good Hotel for touring

19/11/2016 Mark P, Hoi An, Vietnam

A good hotel for visiting York. Secure Parking available and an easy walk into the city center with all its attractions. Large room with a comfortable bed. The reception staff were very welcoming and... more

Owner Response
KILIMA, Manager at BEST WESTERN Kilima Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Mark P Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Thank you also for pointing out that we do indeed take each and every guest to the room instead of the usual oh its this or that way. On the subject of Parking we do have a large secure car park and for all guest who call 01904 625787 and book direct it is entirely FREE. Regards Chris

Really very good

19/11/2016 Collum_Bill,

Came to York for a single nights stay. Was greeted very warmly by the guy on reception. Very friendly and helpful, gave lots of help when asked for directions etc. The room was lovely and and, consid... more

Owner Response
KILIMA, Manager at BEST WESTERN Kilima Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Collum_Bill, Thank you so much for your great review. Thank you also for pointing out for others the wide and varied selection of dishes we have for Breakfast. I hope to see you in the new year but until then I do hope you have a great festive period. Regards Chris