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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 in the free carpark.

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


2015 dinner inclusive rates offer a £25 à la carte allowance
Bars, Free WIFI, Gym, Indoor Pool, Restaurants, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free 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

Chef Chris Betteridge


Hotel Restaurant

Full of flavour and wonderfully presented, our traditional British fodder will go down a treat!

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary

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



One of the best courses in the county played by our manager so if you are on your own give Chris a ring if free I will play with you.

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
Free parking on site (26 spaces)

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


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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 410 traveller reviews
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Highly Recommended

31/08/2015 Carolannbb08, Liverpool, United Kingdom

We have just returned from a wonderful 'first' visit to York. Kilima Hotel was extremely comfortable absolutely spotless, both bedrooms and all public areas. Delicious breakfasts which are cooked to o... more


Kilima is good.....

30/08/2015 Duane W, Glossop, United Kingdom

Another visit to the Kilima and as ever it was good value. It is a good location for the city centre and racecourse, the staff are excellent and breakfast was good. We were late back on a Sunday nig... more

Owner Response
KILIMA, Manager at BEST WESTERN Kilima Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Duane W, Once again thank you for your kind review. It is always nice to have returning guests and I look forward to your next visit. Regards Chris

What a find!

29/08/2015 Tim B, Westhoughton

Just back from a fantastic short break in York, booked at the last minute and chose the kilima as it had a pool and a family room for our time window; we struck gold with this hotel, the staff (in pa... more

Owner Response
KILIMA, Manager at BEST WESTERN Kilima Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Tim B, What a find is exactly what I think to myself each and every day and that's nearly 20 years now. I am so fortunate as a hotel Manager to have a proprietor that is constantly improving the building. Don't get me wrong if I had my way we would do much more but Rome was not built in a day. I think you have spotted all our good points and enjoyed each and everyone. Free Car Parking and being able to leave the car on the day of departure to enjoy a few more hours in our beautiful city. A swimming pool to enjoy a swim in I think only a handful of hotels in York have one. A great selection of family rooms for up to 2 adults and 3 children something you don't always see. And of course I am very lucky to have a great selection of staff with a wealth of knowledge on tap for you to enquire about at any time. Once again I am so pleased you found us but please give me a call next time not only to get the best rate but the room that suits your needs best. Yours Chris Betteridge Hotel Manager

A lovely weekend

27/08/2015 Lesley K, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

We found this hotel on and liked the look of it, we were not disappointed this is a little gem of a find. On arrival we were greeted by a welcoming, warm and very helpful gentleman, who a... more

Owner Response
KILIMA, Manager at BEST WESTERN Kilima Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Lesley K, Thank you for your kind review. I am so pleased you had a wonderful time in York. It is one of the best cities in the country to visit not only for locals but for the guests from near and far away. I am particularly pleased to see you enjoyed the Breakfast as we have being putting a lot of work into that recently and I think the collection of specials is now wonderful. My personal breakfast would be to have the Fresh Fruit salad followed by the Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon, or maybe a few crumpets with butter. I am also pleased to see you liked the décor in the bar area I think the boys did a great job when we refurbished it. Take care of yourselves and don't forget to give me a call on 01904 625787 next time for rates you just cannot get anywhere else. Regards Chris Betteridge Hotel Manager

Short break

24/08/2015 Victoria W, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Lovely friendly hotel with an exceptionally clean pool. Its about a 15-20 min walk into York via Micklegate but this was enjoyable for us. Some may consider rooms need updating but it is very clean an... more

Owner Response
KILIMA, Manager at BEST WESTERN Kilima Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Victoria w, Glad to see you once again had a great time. Hope to see you before Christmas. Regards Chris