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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


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Miles out of town

15/10/2016 KenBessent, Colchester, United Kingdom

We booked this Hotel as it was advertised as "This Victorian building is around 15 minutes’ walk from York city centre" 30 minute's more like ! It's badly in need of a refit , we paid £179 for a sin... more

Owner Response
KILIMA, Manager at BEST WESTERN Kilima Hotel, responded to this review
Dear KenBessent, It is a real shame you did not enjoy your stay with us on this occasion. The hotel is advertised as been a 15 minute walk to the city centre as this is the average time it would take for someone to walk the one mile from the hotel to the city centre. I am sorry it took you longer. We do have however two superb bus routes that go from outside the hotel to the centre which then drop you off only 30 meters away on the return journey for those who do not want to walk. A taxi journey would be around five pound. Regards Chris

Relaxing stay

14/10/2016 Myfrox, Doncaster, United Kingdom

Thanks for a lovely nights stay in your hotel, myself and my husband had a great time. There are some negatives, we thought that the bathroom was dated and the decor of the bedroom also a little date... more


Lovely and good location

13/10/2016 Hannah B,

Last minute stay. Chris is a fantastic manager and a credit to the hotel. Breakfast was cooked to order and staff very helpful. Rooms are clean. Free car park and small walk to centre York. Would ... more

Owner Response
KILIMA, Manager at BEST WESTERN Kilima Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Hannah B, Wow your comments are worth more than diamonds or gold and I thank you for them. I am only pleased I was able to help and that you had such a great stay. Don't forget if you are passing our way again to call me on 01904 625787 for rates you just cannot get on the interweb. Regards Chris

Friendly, nice atmosphere

12/10/2016 Maggie058, Lincolnshire

We stayed for three nights. The room was comfortable and well equipped and the breakfasts were excellent. You can catch a bus into the centre of York from opposite the hotel which is most convenient. ... more

Owner Response
KILIMA, Manager at BEST WESTERN Kilima Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Maggie058, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. Thank you also for letting other know about the free car parking when you book direct on 01904 625787. Hope we see you soon but if not before Christmas I hope you have a good one. Regards Chris

Fantastic place

09/10/2016 Laura G,

I have stayed at this hotel for a couple of weeks now. Really consistently good, the breakfasts are cooked to order and the best one is Eggs Royale by far! I would highly recommend the pool for a wind... more

Owner Response
KILIMA, Manager at BEST WESTERN Kilima Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Laura G, Thank you for your kind review it is always a pleasure to have you in the building. We all look forward to your next visit so until then take care and have fun. Regards Chris and all the team