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4.5 / 5Excellent
326 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Nanzenji Temple
    13 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Philosopher's Walk
    14 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Mount Hiei
    20 min drive
  • Airport
    Osaka (ITM-Itami)
    53 min drive

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02 7743 8472
  • Luxury Floor Twin Room [Non-Smoking] - Lake View (40sqm)

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Luxury Floor Double Room [Non-Smoking] - Lake View (30sqm)

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Luxury Floor Twin Room [Non-Smoking] - Lake View (33sqm)

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Deluxe Twin Room [Non-Smoking] - Lake View (40sqm)

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Royal Suite [Luxury Floor Access]

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 King Beds
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  • Junior Suite [Luxury Floor Access]

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 King Beds
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  • Deluxe Double Room [Non-Smoking] - Lake View (30sqm)

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Premier Luxury [Twin Room Non-Smoking] - Lake View (42sqm)

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Deluxe Twin Room [Non-Smoking] - Lake View (33sqm)

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Superior Twin Room [Non-Smoking] - Lake View (40sqm)

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Superior Twin Room [Non-Smoking] - Lake View (33sqm)

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More details

About this area

Otsu

Located in Otsu, Biwako Hotel is in the city center and on a lake. Kyoto Tower and Kiyomizu Temple are notable landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Kyoto Racecourse or Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium.

Visit our Otsu travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Nanzenji Temple - 13 min drive
  • Philosopher's Walk - 14 min drive
  • Mount Hiei - 20 min drive
  • Heian Shrine - 28 min drive
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Keihan Yamashina - 7 min drive
  • Ishiyama Station - 14 min drive
  • Osaka (KIX-Kansai Intl.) - 87 min drive

Restaurants

  • SAI – Restaurant offering Modern European cuisine. Serves lunch and dinner.
  • The Garden – Buffet restaurant. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • OHMI – Steakhouse offering Japanese cuisine. Serves lunch and dinner.
  • HOSHI – Restaurant offering barbecue. Serves lunch and dinner.
  • Momoyama – Bar.

About this property

Biwako Hotel

4-star lakefront hotel, walk to Lake Biwa
4 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a rooftop terrace are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and free train station pick-up are also provided. Additionally, a seasonal outdoor pool, conference space, and concierge services are onsite. All 171 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies, and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include free bottled water, hair dryers, and safes.
Biwako Hotel offers 171 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to balconies. This Otsu hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, toilets with an electronic bidet, and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Free train station pick-up shuttle

Food and drink

Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: JPY 2600 for adults and JPY 1300 for children
4 restaurants
2 bars/lounges

Things to do

Hot springs
Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

Laundry facilities
Seasonal outdoor pool

Conveniences

Elevator
Gift shop/newsstand
Vending machine

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Hair salon
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Porter/bellhop
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken

Chinese
English
Japanese

Business services

1 meeting room
Conference space

Outdoors

BBQ grill(s)
Garden
Rooftop terrace

Spa

Indoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
Outdoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
Separate men/women areas in public bath
Yukata (Japanese robe)

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Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

Climate control (air conditioning)
Climate control (heating)

Bathroom

Electronic bidet
Hair dryer
Shower/tub combination

Entertainment

TV

Food and drink

Free bottled water

Outdoor space

Balcony

More

Desk
Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM - midnight

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

  • Children age 0-3 stay free only when sharing a bed with an adult and using existing bedding. Meals are not included in the room rate for children who stay free. For details, contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club
JCB International
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: JPY 2600 for adults and JPY 1300 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Property is also known as

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  • Biwako Hotel Otsu
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  • Biwako
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4.5

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4.5
Cleanliness
4.4
Service and Staff
4.3
Amenities
4.4
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

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    Stayed 7 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

    3/5

      All rooms enjoy lake view. Room inside seems to have just been renovated with modern design and colour theme. However, small insects were found on the bed. Breakfast just average. Check-in male staff was very tense and without smile. Don't forget to include the balcony area in the room size.

      Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      A lovely hotel by the lake

      All rooms have a lake side view which is lovely. It is well run hotel with a shuttle bus service up to the station- the bus stop to go down to the hotel is on the left, over the road outside the station.. to find the stop go about 200 yards straight ahead from the station. Our room was very comfortable,

      Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

      4/5 Good

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Hotel with Great views

      The hotel has beautiful views, it is very comfortable and the room rates are good. The food in general was so so and very pricey for the way. The Italian restaurant had mediocre food at very high prices. They are unable to provide clients with any special requests. You can not even order a pizza with an extra item even thought they have the items available on one of their pizzas. Any request on food we faced the same answer “sorry, not possible” I highly recommend the hotel but DO NOT eat there, there are many amazing restaurants in Kyoto to enjoy.

      Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

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