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Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort
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8.8Excellent

3,474 reviews

3,474 reviews

Room comfort and quality 9.3
Cleanliness 9.1
Service 9.0
Location 8.8
Facilities 8.7
Value for money 8.7
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8.8Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Hamaotsu A-Qus
80 m
Otsu Lakeside Nagisa Park
130 m
Otsu City Former Otsu Hall
260 m
Gempuku-ji Temple
340 m
Otsu Betsuin Temple
380 m
Popular landmarks
Otsu Service Area
1.4 km
Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
1.5 km
Omi Shrine
2.9 km
Setano Karahashi
5.4 km
Ishiyamadera Temple
6.5 km
Closest landmarks
Lake Biwa-ko Cruise Michigan
330 m
Otsu Port
350 m
Eijun-ji Temple
470 m
Otsu Festival Hikiyama Exhibition Pavilion
490 m
Jonen-ji Temple
500 m

Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort

2-40 Hamamachi, Otsu, Shiga, Otsu, Otsu, Japan - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Otsu part of Otsu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and steamroom on-site.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

Sparkling clean

340 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Sauna

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

This property is in high demand!

13 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.7
Location rating8.8

Rooms available at Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.3

Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 2 single beds
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Aqua Floor Premier Luxury Twin Room - 40 sqm, Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 2 semi double beds
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 double bed
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Vista Floor Premier Luxury Twin Room - 42 sqm, Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 2 semi double beds
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Luxury Suite - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 2 queen beds
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Luxury Junior Suite - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 66 m²/710 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 2 queen beds
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Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 2 semi double beds
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Superior Twin Room for 4 People
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 2 single beds and 1 sofa be...
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Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 2 semi double beds
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Frequently asked questions

Does Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort have bars on the premises?

Delight in your holiday vacation the perfect way with a drink in your hand at Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort's bar accessible right in front of your doorstep for whenever you need a drink or two.

Does Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort provide dry cleaning services?

Yes! Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort offers dry cleaning service that is accessible all throughout your stay, ensuring you're always looking your best in your favorite outfit. Please contact the property for more information.

What interesting attractions are in close proximty of Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort that are in walking distance?

While staying at Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort, start off your trip by visiting the closest attractions that are within walking distance to the property which include Otsu Lakeside Nagisa Park, Otsu City Former Otsu Hall, and Gempuku-ji Temple.

How long do visitors normally stay at Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort?

Verified past guests that have stayed at Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort had an average nightly stay of 1 night at this property.

What do guests like most about Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort?

Past guests that stayed at Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort have given this property a rating of 9.103 for its outstanding cleanliness as the major highlight for their stay.

What is the average rating that past Solo travelers' have given to Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort?

Past solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort an average rating of 8.8. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and evaluations by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Families with older children have given to Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort?

Verified families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort an average rating of 8.9. You can look into more descriptive customer assessments and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What do local travelers think about Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort?

Verified local visitors that have stayed at this property have given Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort an average rating of 8.9. You can look up on more comprehensive customer ratings, and responses for this property down in the review section.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort?

The nearest train, metro, or bus station is Otsu-shiyakusho-mae, 1506.01 m away from Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort.

What is the closest airport to Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort?

The nearest airport to Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort is Tajima Airport, 113.0 km away.

What people love about Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The view is so nice And the room is so clean Nice from couple ,, romantic😊"

    Yasue

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    July 11, 2023

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Nice view of Lake Biwa especially at night, breakfast buffet was very good, accommodating staff and very clean facilities"

    Joie

    |

    March 5, 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "Think this is the nicest and most spacious hotel I have stayed while travelling in Osaka and Kyoto."

    Koh

    |

    January 8, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 101 Otsu properties
Cleanliness score
9.1/10
Room comfort score
9.3/10
Value for money score
8.7/10
Location score
8.8/10
Better than
96
%
of Otsu properties
Better than
93
%
of Otsu properties
Better than
92
%
of Otsu properties
Better than
86
%
of Otsu properties
More about Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort

More about Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort

Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort

With a wide range of services catered to both business and leisure travelers, Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort makes sure you get the best out of your stay.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Your explorations of Otsu can be assisted with the shuttle services available here. Parking is provided free of charge for guests.
You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hotel is entirely non-smoking.
Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. Some rooms have television to keep guests entertained.
You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms. The executive lounge is an extra bonus for guests, providing an exceptionally comfortable and well-appointed atmosphere for lounging.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hotel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage, salon, steam room and sauna. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops and souvenir shops.


Reasons to stay here

Verified reviews score this hotel higher than 92% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
Travelers keen on cleanliness will enjoy staying here, where cleanliness scores higher than 96% of other options in the city.
This accommodation beats more than 93% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.7

Most talked about facilities

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30 mentions

Breakfast

17 mentions

Food & Dining

9 mentions

Housekeeping

7 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Massage
  • Pool with view
  • Sauna
  • Spa/sauna
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
Cleanliness and safety
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alcohol
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Vending machine
Swimming & soaking
  • Hot spring bath
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Chapel
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Shrine
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Kids meal
  • Swimming pool [kids]
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Car power charging station
  • Shuttle service
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental

Food and dining

Restaurants on site
Restaurant “THE GARDEN”
  • Cuisine: American
  • Menu: A-la-carte

Location

2-40 Hamamachi, Otsu, Shiga, Otsu, Otsu, Japan
Excellent
Location

8.8

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Otsu Service Area
    1.4 km
  • Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
    1.5 km
  • Omi Shrine
    2.9 km
  • Setano Karahashi
    5.4 km
  • Ishiyamadera Temple
    6.5 km
  • Hiyoshi Taisha
    6.8 km
  • Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
    7.1 km
  • Ukimido
    12.1 km
  • Lake Biwa Bridge
    13.8 km
  • Biwako Valley
    20.9 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Hamaotsu A-Qus
    80 m
  • Otsu Lakeside Nagisa Park
    130 m
  • Otsu City Former Otsu Hall
    260 m
  • Shimanoseki Train Station
    310 m
  • Lake Biwa-ko Cruise Michigan
    330 m
  • Gempuku-ji Temple
    340 m
  • Otsu Port
    350 m
  • Otsu Betsuin Temple
    380 m
  • Hamaotsu Train Station
    440 m
  • Hiei-yuba YUBA-HACHI
    440 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • The hotel does not accept any special requests. If guest would like to make a request or change, please change the reservation through the online system.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until11:00
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)3200 JPY
The property
  • Number of floors12
  • Number of restaurants3
  • Number of rooms 175
  • Year property opened1998

Property announcements

Free shuttle bus from JR Otsu station to the hotel is available from 8.00AM to 10.00PM, every 15 minutes.
Please kindly ask the hotel for more details.

With the enforcement of the "Act on Promotion of Resource Recycling Related to Plastics" from April 2022, the hotel will comply with the law and promote SDGs. Therefore, the hotel will not install disposable plastic amenities in all guest rooms to control plastic waste from April 1, 2022.

Reviews of Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.8
Room comfort and quality9.3
Cleanliness9.1
Service9.0
Location8.8
Facilities8.7
Value for money8.7
High score for Otsu
Rating
9+ Exceptional (520)
8-9 Excellent (162)
7-8 Very Good (161)
6-7 Good (36)
<6 Below Expectation (31)

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10.0
Exceptional
Nicole from Japan
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Fabulous stay ”

Took my boyfriend here for a mini vacation (we live in Wakayama) and we had an amazing time! The rooms are so affordable but all have a stunning view of the lake and mountains. The room was clean and large. The staff at the front desk spoke English well and helped me check in even though my boyfriend spoke Japanese. Parking is included with room price. Round 1 is directly next to the hotel as well as a little park down below. I would stay here again and again!

Reviewed April 25, 2020
9.6
Exceptional
Kim from Hong Kong SAR, China
Group
Deluxe Large Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2023

Spacious room with hotspring”

Three of us stayed in a lumine large room and it was spacious. Overlooking the view of Biwa lake, it was beautiful sunset on the night we arrive and snowing next morning. Next to the hotel was Round 1 with games and karaoke. A great place to stay for group.

Reviewed March 06, 2023

Thank you for coming back to Biwako Hotel. Thank you for writing a review about the rooms and the restaurant. Lake Biwa is very cold in winter, but in the morning you can experience the clear air and cold snow scenery. From the balcony of the guest room, you can see the snow-capped Mt. Ibuki in the distance. Was this trip to Shiga a wonderful experience? We are looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you.

Responded April 25, 2023
Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort
9.6
Exceptional
Huang from Taiwan
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

We had a wonderful stay at biwako hotel for two days”

Lake Piwa was on part of our itinerary while we planed our Japan trip, after compared a few options we decided to book biwako hotel as it has good location, great view facing lake and comforting onsen, tho we prefer higher floor for better view, but it is not a huge matter. We met a extremely helpful lady at front desk, I only got to see her name tag with "麻子". She offers us a great deal after realizing we were there to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary on 29th, Feb. (By the way, she speaks perfect English) If you have planned to visit Lake Piwa, don't miss out the chance to check this hotel.

Reviewed March 05, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
MISS from Thailand
Couple
Deluxe Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2023

Beautiful view room, not too expensive”

1. Varied breakfast options. 2. Great shared bathroom. 3. Comfortable and spacious room. 4. Convenient parking under the hotel.

Reviewed April 15, 2023
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ขอบคุณที่เข้าพักที่โรงแรมบิวาโกะ ขอขอบคุณที่เขียนรีวิวโดยละเอียดเกี่ยวกับประสบการณ์ของคุณระหว่างการเข้าพัก เช่น ห้องพักและอาหาร เรามีความสุขมากที่คุณสามารถพักผ่อนในห้องของคุณอีกครั้ง ขอบคุณที่มาน้ำพุร้อนอีกครั้ง คุณสามารถผ่อนคลายร่างกายและจิตใจในบ่อน้ำพุร้อนได้หรือไม่? เรารอคอยที่จะพบคุณอีกครั้ง ขอบคุณ

Responded April 26, 2023
Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort
10.0
Exceptional
Koh from Singapore
Family with teens
Deluxe Large Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Awesome place”

Think this is the nicest and most spacious hotel I have stayed while travelling in Osaka and Kyoto. And an awesome view of Lake Biwa. The only negative part is there is not much food choice around the hotel. But they have a very regular shuttle service to send you to the nearest biwako station where you can have more food and restaurant.

Reviewed January 08, 2020
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