Best Western Kilima Hotel
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York, of course has it's charm - the old wall, Minstry and its situation on the river - so there was plenty for us to do in the short time we were there. The Ministry (the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe was beautiful but we didn't venture inside given the exhorbitant price (around NZ$30 per person!!) instead choosing to walk about parts …
TravelPod appears to be back in business, so a little catch up or two. Not sure whether the problem of inability to upload photos was software or me the user; anyway working again. Drove from York through North York Moors with light snow, heather and cold. Deviated from my destination of Whitby to visit Goathland, AKA Aidensfield!! Spent time there …
... to steam down the Humber and finally get out to sea.
The ferry was the 'Pride of Hull' and takes vehicles as well as 1360 passengers. It is promoted as a mini cruise, and some people catch it from Hull, spend the day in Amsterdam, then catch it the next night. It isn't glamorous, but has bars, restaurants and a casino. Terry was concerned we had too much Sterling left, so I went to the Duty Free shop and used some of it.
The drive to York was very picturesque, through Robin Hood country - we apparently drove through Sherwood Forrest but I don't think much is left of it - used to build villages and cities I'd say! We did a small detour off the motorway to find somewhere to have our picnic lunch. Ron saw the name "Newstead Abbey" on the map so that's where we ended up, and what a great spontaneous decision it was because the Abbey gardens were superb. Arrived in York with ease thanks to ...
Left Edinburgh this morning heading for York. Stopped at Alnwick to visit the castle the Harry Potter scenes were shot at for their quid ditch matches. On to York and went for a walking tour through e town then went for dinner. Had ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBest Western Kilima Hotel York
This hotel, while being within an easy walk of the town centre, was extremely hot and noisy and the rooms are very small. It's overpriced - unless you plan on using the gym etc - which we didn't given we stayed one night only.
The staff were helpful and the breakfast was better than average. Another plus was the blackout lining on the curtains which made it much easier to sleep.
We spent 1 month travelling around the UK and this was the most overpriced accommodation we experienced in all that time.
I wouldn't stay here again.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.