APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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  • Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple12.18 km
  • 3-star Hotel
    Newly renovated
    Free Wi-Fi

    APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae

    1-16-1, Ogaya, Shiga pref.,, Otsu, Otsu, Japan, 520-2144 - See map

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    7 travelers have booked today.

    "The hotel's amenities included an unexpected massage machine and the view from the room was decent as well."
    Michael - September 12, 2018
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.1 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent comfort
    8.1 room quality and comfort
    Excellent service
    8.0 rating for service
    Good facilities on premise
    6.9 facilities on premise
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Safety deposit boxes

    • Smoking area

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Otsu in the last 24 hoursCompared to 192 Otsu properties at Agoda for various dates
    Value for money8.1
    Location rating7.9

    Rooms available at APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae

    8.1
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Small Double - Smoking
    Small Double - Smoking
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 single bed
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    Small Double Non-Smoking
    Small Double Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 single bed
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    Single - Non-Smoking
    Single - Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 semi double bed
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    Double Room
    Double Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
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    Double - Non-Smoking
    Double - Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Double Room
    Double Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
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    Twin - Non-Smoking
    Twin - Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    Twin Room
    Twin Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
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    Twin - Smoking
    Twin - Smoking
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
    • 2 single beds
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    Triple - Smoking
    Triple - Smoking
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
    • 3 single beds
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae?

    Check-in is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae has a car park that's close to the property. Car parking is available for an additional charge.

    What is the smoking policy at APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae?

    APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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    What people love about APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "It's a very nice hotel."

      Vonny

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      June 3, 2017

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Location

      "Very good location."

      Wai S.

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      December 1, 2018

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    8.1/10
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    8.2/10
    Review score - United States
    7.3/10
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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Will definitely come back again."

    Phutthiphat

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    July 26, 2016

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    Housekeeping
    9 mentions
    Breakfast
    2 mentions
    Internet
    2 mentions
    Food & Dining
    1 mention

    What they offer

    8.4
    Excellent

    "Safe n quiet neighbourhood."

    Boon T.

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    June 5, 2016

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    American
    Asian

    Restaurants on site

    カフェフィガロ
    Cuisine:European, Japanese
    Menu:Buffet

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae from real guests

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    7.8
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    Cleanliness8.1
    Facilities6.9
    Location7.9
    Room comfort and quality8.1
    Service8.0
    Value for money8.1
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    9+ Exceptional (26)
    8-9 Excellent (40)
    7-8 Very Good (49)
    6-7 Good (22)
    <6 Below Expectation (21)
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Michael from Japan
    Group
    Twin - Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Great Value”

    My friend and I walked from Tokyo to Kyoto and made our lodging reservations in advanced. This hotel was very conveniently located near a train station and many restaurants and convenience stores. The hotel's amenities included an unexpected massage machine and the view from the room was decent as well. Would recommend to others, especially for people trying to get the most for their buck (or yen).

    Reviewed September 12, 2018

    Thank you for staying with us. The Management and Staff would like to thank you for the wonderful comments. We look forward to see you again. Thank you very much. Ikezaki /Receptionist

    Responded October 09, 2018
    APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae
    8.4
    Excellent
    Boon from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Stayed 6 nights in May 2016

    pleasant stay ”

    We stayed 6 nights from 29/5 to 4/6. We went out early n came back after 8pm mostly. So, i couldn't comment on the facilities as we didn't make use of it. The room was clean n comfortable during our stay. Not big but good enough for 3 pp. The hotel is just across Seta station and along the way, there are 2 convenience stores, Lawson n 7-11. Safe n quiet neighbourhood.

    Reviewed June 05, 2016
    8.3
    Excellent
    Eva from Indonesia
    Family with young children
    Twin - Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

    convenient location”

    near to JR train station, comfortable and value for money

    the hotel is very near with JR train station, also got 7-11 and Lawson nearby. Location is superb and only takes 10mins time to go to Kyoto Station by train. Staff is friendly, room is comfy, quite value for money

    Reviewed April 18, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    john from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Single Room Nonsmoking
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

    Location Location”

    Proximity to rail station, vatiety of restaurants, room size for low cost.

    Reviewed April 09, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Vonny from Indonesia
    Couple
    Twin - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

    Big room, near station”

    It's a very nice hotel..big room , i booked standard room and it was 1 double bed + 1 single bed, so it very suitable if traveling with children..location very near to station, realy next to seta station..its quite far from kyoto (5 station to kyoto station) about 17min, but overall a very great stay for us..

    Reviewed June 03, 2017

    Thank you for staying with us. We are glad to receive your kind message. Thank you very much. Our hotel is located in a 1 minute by walk from JR Seta station. We are looking forward to see you again! Thank you. Ikezaki/Receptionist

    Responded December 31, 2018
    APA Hotel Biwako Setaekimae
    8.3
    Excellent
    Benjamin from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Single - Smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

    Spacious, well-located”

    Convenient location, good scenery, good sercixe

    It was pleasant. The hotel staff were great, and the service excellent. They have dehumidifiers, extra pillows, and chair warmers for no extra charge. It's only 25mins by railway to Kyoto station, and close to Hikone and Otsu. Good place to stay.

    Reviewed November 08, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Masitah from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Single - Smoking
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2015

    clean ans safe haven for solo female travellers”

    It is literally just in front of Seta Station! I could get mentaiko pasta from 7-11 heated up and cheap, for dinner. The staff are very helpful and the room super clean!

    It was a safe space for me. A solo female traveller (first time) to Japan. A little far from Kyoto Station expecially if you go Hiroshima or Kobe by shinkansen. Do check the last trains back to Seta. Otherwise everything else is perfect!

    Reviewed April 20, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    christopher from United States
    Family with young children
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    Wonderful Seta stay”

    Price, staff courteousness and amazing and friendly staff at the dining facilities

    It was a wonderful experience. Everybody was courteous, helpful and nice. Room and accommodation was great for the price but was actually more than I expected. Parking was cheap (around ¥900) and just across the building. It was discounted from the hotel. The breakfast ladies were awesome as well. They tended to us like they knew us. Price was cheap and discounted from the hotel. I highly recommend it even for family. Excellent experience.

    Reviewed December 23, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    marty from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Single - Smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2014

    Great location,and great staff.”

    location ,staff,Kyoto

    I stayed in more classey hotels in Japan but the Seta Urban is one of my favorites.I guess its because its out in the suburbs of Kyoto (which is a place I love) and you commute on the trains just like a local.I can't really put my finger on it but I really like this place.

    Reviewed May 16, 2014
    7.7
    Very good
    Foong from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Single - Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

    Comfy hotel”

    Clean, comfy and attentive staffs

    This hotel is located at about 15 to 25 minutes of train rides (depending on what train you take) from Kyoto Station. It is situated at the side of Kyoto city, i believe). When you arrive at the Seta Station and prior to exiting the station, look at the see through glass (either left or right, i cant remember), you will see the signage of the hotel. If you exit at the wrong side, you will not find it. I am particularly happy with this hotel. Reason being, the screen of my Korean made phone went blank at one of the nights i was there. I was desperately looking for the phone service centre either in Kyoto or Tokyo. I searched the internet but I couldn't understand google in japanese. I seek for the staffs' assistance. They were kind enough to help me get the address and on the early morning i checked out, the receptionist passed me another few addresses with printouts of the map on where to go in order to fix my phone. Very attentive and kind of them to do so! I highly recommend this hotel if you are not minded of its distance from the main Kyoto station.

    Reviewed May 14, 2014
    7.0
    Very good
    ming from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Single - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

    A Comfortable Stay”

    nearby train station, self-laundry services and cleaness

    Location of this hotel is bit off the city center of Kyoto, a driving distance of 20 km to Kyoto station, at approximately 40 minutes. This hotel is very difficult to find, its name is almost invisible to guests. The first two floors of this hotel building is a pharmacy, which can divert your attention. Front desk is on the 3rd floor. It is located right next to the train station, quite convenient for those not driving. Charge for parking at a nearby car park, with fixed space, is at daily rate of 900 yen. Furniture and amenities are old but clean. Windows can be open to allow fresh air getting in at night.

    Reviewed March 14, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Christopher from Malaysia
    Couple
    Twin - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

    Great location, just 10 minutes from Kyoto Station”

    Clean, comfortable and great location

    The one thing that struck me was just how easy to find this hotel. Take the train from Kyoto Station, head towards Seta, which is a 10-minute ride, walk out of the station and Seta Urban is right in front of you. A 7-11 and Lawson, as well as other street food places are just downstairs. The front desk was very friendly and have a good enough command of English to brief you about the hotel, how to use the key and could answer the usual questions like how do I get on the WiFi. The rooms itself were comfortable and well-maintained. Be sure to read their manual (English in the back) to find hidden language gems in there. If you find something lacking in the room, there are shelves on each floor that you can take extra blankets, pillows and other amenities for no extra charge. It was something I didn't need but appreciated that it was there. My overall experience was good. And when I head back to Kyoto again, Seta Urban will be top on my list to stay.

    Reviewed December 06, 2013
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Marina from Israel
    Solo traveler
    Single - Smoking
    Stayed 7 nights in October 2013

    nice, friendly staff, clean, close to a train”

    clean, close to supermarket, train, restaurants, friendly staff

    I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. My room was clean, with comfortable bed, big enough (generally, in Japan rooms are very small, but mine was quite big). Very friendly staff, coin laundry. The hotel is not in the city center (Kyoto), but it is close (2 minutes walk) to a train station, and train takes 18 minutes to arrive to Kyoto station, where you can take a bus to any destination in Kyoto. Very convenient, just be ready to pay 320*2 yens every day for a train.

    Reviewed October 23, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    Michael from United States
    Couple
    Single - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

    Very friendly staff, clean rooms, 20 min to Kyoto ”

    Staff was very friendly and helpful. Many had good English. 20 minute metro ride to downtown Kyoto. Affordable local restaurants.

    Overall, we had a great stay. It was about a 20 meter walk to the train station that took us right into downtown Kyoto everyday. The place is clean and friendly. It's a business hotel so there is not much going on but it's a clean, comfortable bed. Coin operated laundry machines with dryers right by the front desk. Quick internet. Great if you want to save some money and are willing to take a ride into town in the mornings.

    Reviewed June 01, 2013
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Steve from United States
    Solo traveler
    Single - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

    Short stay, but very pleasant.”

    Courteous staff, clean room, 1-minute walk to train station.

    Although not a fancy, upscale hotel, Seta Urban Hotel is a short walk from the train station, the staff is courteous and helpful, the room, as well as the entire hotel, were very clean, and the restaurant downstairs is convenient, with decent food (I only had the Japanese breakfast, but it was quite good). No complaints whatsoever.

    Reviewed April 22, 2013
    7.0
    Very good
    Tammy from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Single - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2013

    Nice scenic Hotel with great views ”

    Views Location

    The hotel was great, the views from the balcony were spectacular, if you come during the cherry blossom season there would be blossoms on all sides of the hotel viewable from my balcony. Although it is a bit far from Kyoto Central(about 20 minutes by train)

    Reviewed April 15, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    naiyana from Thailand
    Family with teens
    Twin - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2014

    very clean”

    clean nice place
    Reviewed September 20, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    SING from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Single - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2014

    Pleasant”

    Near JR station, clean, decent rooms.

    The rooms were very pleasant. But if you are intending to explore Kyoto city it may be more worthwhile staying in Kyoto city as the 20-minute commute from Seta to Kyoto can be quite time consuming.

    Reviewed April 13, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    Leo from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Single - Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

    Clean and close to subway”

    Clean, good transportation and attentive staff

    Overall excellent. Not allow to change the temperature of air conditioner. Feel quite hot when they open warm air.

    Reviewed November 13, 2013
    8.8
    Excellent
    Wai from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Double Room Smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

    Excellent”

    Very good location. Just few minutes walk from Seta station.

    Reviewed December 01, 2018

    Thank you for staying with us. We are looking forward to see you again. Thank you very much! Ikezaki/Receptionist

    Responded December 30, 2018
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