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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 527 traveller reviews
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Needs some refurbishment

23/09/2016 mattmdrew,

I'm thinking perhaps I was put in one of the few older rooms judging by the other reviews. The receptionist on arrival was really helpful and friendly (hence the average rating) but the decor and clea... more

Owner Response
KILIMA, Manager at BEST WESTERN Kilima Hotel, responded to this review
Dear mattmdrew, Thank you for your kind comments regarding your arrival at the hotel. I am only sorry we did not live up to you first impressions. I have made a note of your comments regarding the housekeeping and have had a word with them regarding this. As for the décor it is always a personal choice and taste but it is in keeping with a period building. Please call direct next time so that we may be given the opportunity to allocate you a room more suited to you needs. Regards Chris

Great stay at the Kilima.

20/09/2016 slippery2016, Christchurch, New Zealand

Good location just outside central York. Excellent off street car parking. Indoor swiming pool. Very good amenities and breakfasts. Older building. My room floor creeked quite badly and walls are pret... more

Owner Response
KILIMA, Manager at BEST WESTERN Kilima Hotel, responded to this review
Dear slippery2016 Thank you for your review of the hotel. The floors in some of the older rooms do indeed creek as the building was built in 1871. We have in the past tried to stop this with work on the floor but within a couple of years it returns. The car parking is as you say excellent and is free to all guest who take the time to call on 01904 625787 and make a direct booking if not then we charge £5.00 per day. I look forward to your next visit. Regards Chris

Break for two

17/09/2016 iandrw2014, Worthing, England, United Kingdom

Very welcoming and helpful staff. Breakfast was excellent. Loved the swimming pool. Would definitely stay again. Nice touches in the room like an iron and ironing board. Very good location and withi... more

Owner Response
KILIMA, Manager at BEST WESTERN Kilima Hotel, responded to this review
Dear iandrw2014, Great to see you enjoyed the hotel so much. We are constantly striving to improve the guest experience and welcome all remarks both good and bad as constructive. I look forward to your return but please remember that even if we look closed on the internet we may still have rooms to sell direct. Regards Chris

Friendly and welcoming

15/09/2016 wart1, stourbridge

Convenient location on the western edge of the city centre, about 20 minutes walk from the Cathedral, and benefiting from good on site parking. The property is well presented with nice decor in common... more

Owner Response
KILIMA, Manager at BEST WESTERN Kilima Hotel, responded to this review
Dear wart1, Thank you for your review of the hotel. I is always a great delight to welcome guests back to the hotel and I see that you will be returning. Don't forget to call direct on 01904 625787 for free car parking and a discount of internet prices. Regards Chris

Pleasant stay, lovely people

12/09/2016 Linda B, Lancaster, England, United Kingdom

Stayed here after two nights in Carlisle with my mum. Definitely preferred this hotel. On check in the reception lady was juggling phone calls and visitors arriving at the same time. She was very fri... more

Owner Response
KILIMA, Manager at BEST WESTERN Kilima Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Linda B, Thank you for your review of the hotel. I am so pleased you all had a great time and cannot wait for your return. Just give us a call on 01904 625787 for the best rates. If we look closed on the inter web still give us a call a we may hold rooms back for repeat guests and private bookings only. Until next time Chris