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Biwako Hotel - Ōtsu - Building
1
8,6 Excellent (4 907 reviews)
R2 888+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Biwako Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Otsu, a 5-minute drive from Lake Biwa and 13 minutes from Nishiki Market. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and a meeting room. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Location
8,8 Excellent
Pros: My room was located on the 12/Fl. It has gorgeous lake view. The Japanese breakfast was very very yummy.
Cons: The area is really quiet, only 1 cafe near the hotel & nothing more....... You can only find restaurants in Otsu JR station or around Keihan Biwako Hall station.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Biwako Hotel is very nice in every aspect, room is spacious and clean, staff are nice and helpful. I like this hotel very much and definitely will use it again if re-visiting Biwako area. Restaurant is also excellent, I had sushi set which was totally worth the money.
Cons: Nothing really.....
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast is good. There is excellent lake scenery from balcony. Its room&bed&restroom met my request with quiet&clean.
Cons: Hot Spring is good. But little boy can go into lady‘s only place,which was surprised and not good experience for my friends. All women were naked at pool and so the boy,which made my friends embarrassed.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: everything
Cons: nothing
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Great location overlooking the Lake. It is worth staying at this reasonable price. Like any hotel in Japan, it costs extra to use the pool which is a bit ridiculous. Especially considering the pools often aren't very good anyway. The onsen was really nice and beautiful outlook over the lake.
6,7 Good
Pros: Nice location ,the food is delicious , staff is good service
Cons: The aircon is not low cool I did not sleep well at the first night
10,0 Excellent
Cons: Awesome hotel though a tad expensive but well worth to try for the view and good place to catch the firework
9,6 Excellent
Pros: room decor is nice!
Cons: too crowded during breakfast and we need to wait in line to get in.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The restaurants inside the hotel were all excellent! Four different restaurants inside the hotel and one had four different styles of cuisines for a total of seven excellent resturants!
Cons: You must get reservations, all restaurants always crowded.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Having come off a long haul flight it was s perfect place to relax and recover. Lovely tranquil location, nice having a choice of restaurants and breakfast was brilliant.
Cons: Paying to use the swimming pool which should be incorporated in the overall price.
Dantoukan Kikunoya - Ōtsu - Building
2
8,6 Excellent (796 reviews)
R2 873+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Dantoukan Kikunoya in Otsu, you'll be on a lake, within a 15-minute drive of Lake Biwa and Biwako Valley Ski Resort. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free valet parking is available onsite.
6,3 Good
Pros: - Staff was nice - Room was good
Cons: - The "view on the lake" is not really as described - There was cockroaches and insects in the onsen....
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was good. Shuttle bus was great. But not much scenery outside window (at least in my room).
Cons: I thought there would be lake scenery but it was very more like a slice of the lake.
6,7 Good
Pros: the dogs are super cute
Cons: the open-air private bath lacks privacy as it is surrounded with buildings. Also, the hot spring in the private bath was not warm.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Very authentic experience of traditional ryokan. Loved the bath in room and at the rooftop. Pretty interior, big room, yukata, tea. Interesting and cute town, very friendly personal, picked us up from station and brought us back, japanese breakfast
Cons: Limited english, except one receptionist, but it didnt hinder the communication:) the town a bit empty, not a lot of food choices or much to see but for one or two days enough:) Considering the building there is specific smell, but it didnt bother much. Price for the private bath is a bit much in my opinion but i still loved the experience. But In overall we had amazing stay!
9,6 Excellent
Pros: The service was outstanding, the staff were very welcoming and always friendly. The food was delicious and the baths though only 2 public ones, were comfortable for soaking. The private pool in our room was superb for anyone not wanting to use the public baths.
Cons: Wasn't much to see or do close by. Only 2 public onsen pools for each sex, they are probably the same in design which is probably why they don't swap them around.
7,1 Good
Pros: Good staff service, very nice food.
Cons: Location, not walkable distance to the train station
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing staff, super friendly and accomodating. Rooms are traditionally decorated. Dinner and breakfast were outstanding. The onsen facilities were great. The room we had had its own onsen which made things easier.
7,9 Good
Pros: Baths were great. Room was clean and spacious. Dog friendly hotel. They have two shibas there.
Cons: Shuttles are only certain times a day. That schedule should have been posted on their site or here. Would have been better if shuttle operated more frequently.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The friendliness and service from the staff made the stay incredibly pleasant. Very relaxing atmosphere, excellent food, and convenient pickups from the nearby station!
5,0 Okay
Pros: Staff very friendly but could not speak english
Cons: Requested for high floor and dinner in room. Instead was the only guest on ground floor and dinner at private dining area. The open bath and shower in the room was facing the road and people walking pass can look in amid some bushes.
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel - Ōtsu - Building
3
8,5 Excellent (5 762 reviews)
R2 008+
Overview Reviews
Located in Otsu, Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel is connected to the convention center, within a 15-minute drive of Kiyomizu Temple and Heian Shrine. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: A warm welcome by front desk staff especially from Shiro Oya. Very details of hotel facility and surrounding area.
Cons: The price of breakfast buffet a bit expensive!
7,9 Good
Cons: The time for using the pool. We went there wirh my kids for the pool. For a genius deal we are allowed to check in at 5pm and check out at 10am. Pool time is 9am to 5pm only. They have a night pool but only for adults. I should have check it before we booked.
8,3 Excellent
Pros: Good, new, clean
Cons: Long waiting for check in
9,6 Excellent
Pros: The room is big and clean and the staffs are friendly. The buffet breakfast is nice.
Cons: The use of swimming pool needs to charge 1000 yen per person, it is very expensive.
7,5 Good
Pros: The romm with the super nice view Staff were helping
Cons: Pool is not inluded when you book a room same if you want a transat you have to pay in addition Also I can't nderstand why the pool is prohibit for Tatoo people it's not an Onsen where i can understand for the culture that should be avoid. No bicycle for family (with kids seat)
9,6 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is along the waterfront of Biwako. The hotel provides bike to rent. It is leisure to ride a bike around the lake. Its location is actually close to supermarket. The view from high-floor room is fabulous. There are three options for breakfast, including two all you can it and one Japanese style. All breakfasts are good. The staffs are friendly and helpful.
Cons: The shuttle bus schedule might be frequent when the rush hour of check-in and check-out. We took long queue for check-in when shuttle bus arrived in the hotel. In addition, the hotel might be able to provide some local or eco tours of Biwako to residents.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing view from the very luxury room at a great price
7,5 Good
Pros: Friendly staff, easy accsess.
Cons: Don’t know if it was my fault or not but we were assigned a smoking room. We don’t smoke and I would never choose a smoking room knowingly.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Love the view from the room, and the service of the hotel is also nice. You can take the cruise right at the bay behind the hotel, it's lovely, and a good experience for both adults and kids. (The cruise has some events on it but only in Japanese.) To get to the hotel you can take the free shuttle from Otsu Station, so don't need to worry at all even if you're not driving. They have a swimming pool but note that it's not free for the tenants. They also have a nice convenient store at the lobby which you can buy water, food, and souvenirs.
Cons: Took me quite a while to check-in because too many people lining up, and no bottle water offered in the room.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Exceptionally spacious suite with panoramic views of Lake Biwa. Facilities and staff were exemplary and courteous to the extreme. Recommend a bicycle hire to the Seta River and Ishiyameda Temple. Wonderful architectural hotel with a serene atmosphere (even though it was extremely busy.)
Cons: Nothing to criticise or even mildly complain about. Perfect stay on every level.
Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens - Ōtsu - Building
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8,4 Excellent (250 reviews)
R1 803+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens in Otsu, you'll be 11.1 mi (17.9 km) from Kiyomizu Temple and 11.4 mi (18.3 km) from Heian Shrine. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel location was superb and our bedroom was spacious and extremely comfortable. It was very good value for money and the buffet breakfast provided options for all tastes. Shuttle service to and from railway station was very useful.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: We loved our room so large for Japan. Great view of the lake and a fantastic breakfast. The indoor pool was a great bonus.
Cons: There really wasn't anything we didn't like. Just felt it would have been amazing with a bit of maintenance on the grounds.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
7,1 Good
Pros: The room was big and beds very comfortable. Bathroom was big and well equipped, even though the sink was very low. The hotels shuttleservice was excellent.
Cons: Staff spoke very poorly English. As guests staying for 1 week, we only got one free entrence to spadepartement. Not treatment, but just to be in that part of hotell. The socalled western breakfast was poor. Europeans do not eat spaghetti for breakfast. The restaurants at the hotell seem to be very good, but dinner consisted only of a full package, very high price. And it was impossible to be just a little bit hungry. But there were good alternatives Close to hotel.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: the room is very comfortable.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: This hotel is 100% worth the price. Room was big and clean. Bathroom was fantastic. If you want to relax after a long journey - go to restaurants or you can order food to your room (thought menu in this case is smaller). Definetly want to stay here one more time to my way to or from Kyoto or Osaka.
7,5 Good
Pros: breakfast was very good with very tasty croissants.. very spacious hotel.
Cons: hotel is a little dated..
8,3 Excellent
Pros: The room is spacious and comfortable. The staff is friendly and they try to speak English with you. The omi beef is worth trying even though it is expensive.
Cons: Nothing!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location, and its a little europe right in the heart if Japan. The lake view is beautiful!
Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama - Ōtsu - Building
5
7,9 Good (621 reviews)
R1 275+
Overview Reviews
Located in Otsu, Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama is within a 15-minute drive of Lake Biwa and Sanjusangendo Temple. Featured amenities include a computer station, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
7,5 Good
Pros: Location is very near to train station
Cons: Coffee not provided in room or lobby. Staff refused to issue 2nd room card
7,7 Good
Pros: The proximity to the train station was very nice.
Cons: Walls were very thin, yelling kids next door the first night made it a challenge to sleep. If they wouldn't have left the next day we would have requested another room.
7,5 Good
Pros: Room size was good. Breakfast was good.
Cons: Room seems a bit old and could do with new paint / wall paper. Bathroom small.
7,9 Good
Pros: The room size was good
8,8 Excellent
Pros: The location near the station is excellent for trips to Kyoto, 3 stops away. The bed in the room was better than average.
Biwako Grand Hotel - Ōtsu - Building
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7,8 Good (1 156 reviews)
R4 867+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Biwako Grand Hotel in Otsu, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Lake Biwa and Mount Hiei. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing sunrise view from the ladies panoramic bath overlooking Biwako, the staff was super friendly and helpful, there is a Lawson's on site, and the dinner was delicious (make sure you book with the room since the only other immediate option is the convenience store), shuttle service to the station
7,9 Good
Pros: lake view
Cons: no heater all in the resort n no adjustment of temperature in the room.
Kkr Hotel Biwako - Ōtsu
7
7,5 Good (222 reviews)
R3 240+
Seta Urban Hotel - Ōtsu - Building
8
7,3 Good (414 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at APA HOTEL〈BIWAKO SETA-EKIMAE〉 in Otsu, you'll be 2 mi (3.2 km) from Lake Biwa and 10.9 mi (17.5 km) from Heian Shrine. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and an elevator (lift). Planning an event in Otsu? This hotel features 2044 square feet (190 square meters) of event facilities.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Good staff
Cons: No complaints
6,7 Good
Pros: 1. the room is slightly bigger then the ones in other cities. 2. all necessities are provided.
Cons: 1. the hotel is a bit old 2. is a bit expensive as there is no facility (such as laundry)
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Located very close to Seta Station which has convenience stores and ramen options nearby. There is also dry cleaning for your suits in the vicinity. The double room seemed more spacious than the photos would suggest! I would suggest not ordering the breakfast and choosing your options when you're there as you seem to give a flat rate on Booking.com whereas there are actually different tiers to the breakfast options which vary in pricing.
Cons: The thing to keep in mind for travelers is that the Special Rapid Service (新快速) does not stop at Seta. Keep this in mind as it will extend your travel time if heading over to Osaka and beyond (as you will need to transfer). Travelers heading to Kyoto don't really need to concern themselves about this as much.
3,3 Mediocre
Pros: The view from the room was nice.
Cons: The smoking area was located inside the reception room. The reception reeked of old cigarette smoke. People were also smoking there when we arrived. The staff had lost our booking. They then tried to allocate a smoking room. Then they allocated two rooms instead of four. Then they tried to charge us for four twin rooms. It took 20 minutes of waiting in a smoke filled room to check in. Just the worst check-in experience I have ever had. We did eventually get our booked rooms. But it took many views at my booking.com paperwork. We were allocated rooms on the non-smoking floor. But, you couldn't use the laundry, or visit reception, as they were all in the large smoking area. This could be a great hotel. Like the other APA hotels that I have stayed in. Instead, it was a foul smelling and disorganised establishment.
7,1 Good
Pros: Good location.
7,5 Good
Pros: Near by station, good attitude and correspondence.
Cons: I understood it is location related but it is better to keep enough car parking.
8,3 Excellent
Pros: Seta Urban is located very closely to JR Seta Station which is very nice. There are also restaurants and convenience stores right in the area too.
Cons: The single room felt slightly smaller than it seemed in the photo but nothing unreasonable at all. The bathroom I was in seemed to have a plumbing problem of some sort as I could hear water running the whole night... :(
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff Comfortable
9,2 Excellent
Pros: The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom facilities are excellent. I only booked the day before and had to take a smoking room as the only one available, but the smell was not as bad as I feared and they supplied an air freshener that you could spray on to the drapes etc too.
Cons: Don't bother with the breakfast, it's not worth it.
Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu - Ōtsu - Building
9
7,2 Good (509 reviews)
R1 056+
Overview
With a stay at Toyoko Inn Kyoto Biwako Otsu in Otsu, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Lake Biwa and Sanjusangendo Temple. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
New Biwako Hotel - Ōtsu - Building
10
7,8 Good (3 reviews)
R1 554+
Hotel Tetora Otsu Kyoto - Ōtsu - Building
11
7,0 Good (701 reviews)
R1 437+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Tetora Otsu Kyoto in Otsu, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Lake Biwa and Sanjusangendo Temple. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk.
5,0 Okay
Pros: location
Cons: I was surprised because of the dirty pillow (many small black feather). Also, refrigerator has no water. Staff cannot speak English although Otsu is a city for travel.
7,9 Good
Pros: The location
Cons: The water pot needs a stove to heat up water.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: To me, it was just what I needed, so I could say it was perfect: excellent location if you're traveling by train (literally above the railway tracks, but no specific noise to disturbe my stay), large room (double), very clean, very friendly and thoughtful employees, tasty food for breakfast, lunch and dinner also available, I really felt I was on vacation on the overall. Also has easy access to convenience stores. I do recommend it.
Cons: No such thing, or maybe just the tiny fact that I could not use the bed lamp next to my bed, but it might be because I did not take the time to read through the instructions on the console and just used one of the more obvious other options which also had control from the console (it was literally a console).
5,8 Okay
Cons: Facility is old, esp. the kettle and washing room. The room size is rather big comparing Osaka and Kyoto. The location I originally assumed is good, cause it just locates JR Otsu station. The fact is quite different. The hotel is on the south side of JR, all the stores, coffee shops and traffic are on oppsite side. Unless we take JR and purchase JR ticket, we couldnot cross JR as there is no free link way, we managed to show the hotel key to JR staff after JR trip, we could grab cups of coffee and re-enter station, and use the tickets to exit JR to hotel, who design this! Or we had to walk another enroute outside the building and JR rails. It was rather cubersome particularly during snow fall nights.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: The staff were very friendly and the dinner and breakfast were excellent. Inexpensive and very tasty. The hotel is 0 (zero) minutes from the south exit of the station, so there could not be a more convenient place. It is not new, but I felt very comfortable.
Cons: The bed side lamp didn’t have a bulb in it, so I could read in bed. There was a message in Japanese about the pulsating of the LED light, but there was no light bulb there.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: The staff at the desk was very friendly and helpful.
Business Hotel Nishi Otsu - Ōtsu - Building
12
6,5 Good (200 reviews)
R1 275+
Overview Reviews
Business Hotel Nishi Otsu is located in Otsu and takes about 2 minute walk from Otsukyo Station, near Omi Jingu and Lake Biwa. Free WiFi is available in the guest rooms. The hotel also has a home delivery service counter. Guests may borrow hair dryers and kettles at no additional charge (please inquire at the front desk for details). Facility includes coin laundry. The hotel possesses 30 rooms.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The bed was comfortable and the hotel worker was always friendly
7,5 Good
Pros: The staff was great and very kind despite not speaking English. The room was spacious enough and it was quiet despite being so close to the station. Breakfast was good.
Cons: The place is very old and falling apart. They really need to renovate because no amount of cleaning helps at this point. There are also a lack of places to charge electronic devices.