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Biwako Hotel

Star Rating
4 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.4 / 5Excellent
317 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Nanzenji Temple
    13 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Mount Hiei
    20 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kiyomizu Temple
    27 min drive
  • Airport
    Osaka (ITM-Itami)
    50 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 near the boardwalk. Gion Corner and Kyoto MINAMIZA Theatre are cultural highlights, 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.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Yasaka Shrine - 13 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Nanzenji Temple - 13 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Mount Hiei - 20 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kiyomizu Temple - 27 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Heian Shrine - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Yamashina Station - 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 hotel, walk to Lake Biwa
Along with 4 restaurants, this hotel has 2 bars/lounges and a rooftop terrace. Free self parking and free train station pick-up are also provided. Additionally, a seasonal outdoor pool, conference space, and tour/ticket assistance are onsite. Rooms feature free WiFi, balconies, and TVs. Guests will also find safes and desks.
Air-conditioned accommodations at Biwako Hotel offer safes. Rooms open to balconies. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Biwako Hotel features hot springs and a seasonal outdoor pool. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 4 restaurants. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's 2 bars/lounges.
This business-friendly hotel also offers a rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands. Complimentary self parking is available on site.
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.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM - midnight

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.

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Payment types at the property

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

  • Biwako Hotel
  • Biwako Hotel Otsu
  • Biwako Otsu
  • Biwako
  • Biwako Hotel Otsu
  • Biwako Hotel Hotel
  • Biwako Hotel Hotel Otsu

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: 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

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Conference space

Outdoors

  • Rooftop terrace

Spa

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

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Electronic bidet

Entertainment

  • TV

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Desk
  • Safe

Nearby things to do

Activities

Where to eat

4.4

Excellent

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
17
2 - Mediocre
4
1 - Poor
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4.5
Cleanliness
4.4
Service and Staff
4.3
Amenities
4.4
Property condition

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

    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

    5/5 Excellent

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

    Amazing stay on a lake side hotel

    Great view as every room faces the sea. Free parking for guests. Hot bath available - one indoor and one open air and a sauna room.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019

    4/5 Good

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

    3 nights stay at Biwako Hotel

    The Biwako Hotel is a landmark hotel in the Otsu area. It is very crowded with both foreign and local customers, especially during the weekend. It tries to be a totally Western style hotel. We found out that they do not provide Japanese teapot in the guest room. In fact, no Japanese teapot is to be found anywhere in the hotel, apparently. It is a minor inconvenience. The family buffet is worth the price, but the teppanyaki is overrated. Japanese breakfast is very good. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the service is high quality. The view from hotel to the lake is astounding. The Japanese bath area is clean and efficient.

    Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2019

    5/5 Excellent

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

    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

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