Stayed here for a 'girls' weekend in 2 twin rooms. The rooms were clean and warm, no complaints there. Bathrooms were clean if a little worn.
The hotel is old-fashioned and slightly frayed round the edges - could do with a face-lift,
There are stairs down to the bar and restaurant and no lift, so be aware if you have someone with mobility issues - my mother struggled!
We had dinner at the hotel the first night, the food was very expensive for a hotel of this standard - although nicely cooked and tasty.
Breakfast was average both days - some nice touches (croissant with scrambled egg & smoked salmon was lovely) but let down by having to keep asking for coffee refills - when you could find someone around to ask!
The pool was cold and small. The surrounding area not particularly clean.The seat in the turkish bath was broken. There was a sign outside the hotel offering membership to the health club - I wonder how many people sign up?
Overall impression is of a hotel being run on a shoe-string. The staff are all very helpful and all appear to work extremely hard but seem to be spread a bit thin.
Did I enjoy my weekend? Yes.
Would I go back to the Kilima? No.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The BESTWESTERN Kilima hotel is a privately run family feel hotel with 26 bedrooms. Located on the west side of the historic city of York we are a 10-15 minute walk to the bar walls and a further 5-10 to the city centre. We are on two bus routes and busses go every 10-15 minutes. Taxis are around £5.00. We have our own car park as well as an indoor swimming pool and small fitness room. All rooms are en-suite and all have flat screen TV and free coffee and tea making facilities. We pride ourselves on our friendly relaxed approach as well as our drive to make every guest stay as enjoyable as possible. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western York
- York Best Western