Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort

Biwako Hotel - Lakeside Hotspring Resort

2-40 Hamamachi, Otsu, Shiga, Otsu, Otsu, Japan
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    Guest reviews

    8.8
    Excellent
    /10
    (1119 reviews)See what guests said
    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Staff are very friendly."

    Jeffrey

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    April 5, 2018

    9.3
    Exceptional room comfort and quality
    Recommended by 97% of guests

    Property highlights

    • 310 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Sauna

    • Hot spring bath

    This property is in high demand!Booked 25 times since yesterday | 16 travelers are looking at this property right now
    Excellent
    Location
    8.6
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    Excellent location
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Otsu City Former Otsu Hall280 m
  • Gempuku-ji Temple340 m
  • Otsu Betsuin Temple380 m
  • Eijun-ji Temple470 m
  • Tenson Shrine490 m
  • Jonen-ji Temple500 m
  • Eisen-ji Temple500 m
  • Kekai-ji Temple510 m
  • Yoho-ji Temple530 m
  • Seigen-ji Temple540 m
  • Value for money8.7
    Location rating8.6
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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    Premium Twin Room with View Bath
    Premium Twin Room with View Bath
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    • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 2 single beds
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    Luxury Large Twin Room
    Luxury Large Twin Room
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 2 single beds
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    Deluxe Twin Room
    Deluxe Twin Room
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 2 single beds
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    Luxury Twin room
    Luxury Twin room
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 2 semi double beds
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    Superior Twin Room for 4 People
    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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    Luxury Double Room
    Luxury Double Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Royal Suite
    Royal Suite
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    • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 2 single beds
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    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Twin Room - Non-Smoking (40㎡)
    Deluxe Twin Room - Non-Smoking (40㎡)
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds and 1 sofa be...
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    Luxury Junior Suite - Non-Smoking
    Luxury Junior Suite - Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 66 m²/710 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    What people love about the property

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "Room is large with good view, it's suitable for relax."

      IAT N.

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      October 16, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "I really enjoy my stay at the Biwako Hotel."

      Fu-Cheng

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      April 13, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "The scenery makes it a five-star hotel."

      Fu-Cheng

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      April 13, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "As usual, the service here is excellent."

    Alvin

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    December 17, 2018

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    What they offer

    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Very nice public bath (both indoor and outdoor) Big room Nic..."

    Karen

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    December 30, 2018

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    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.

    Real reviews from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (1119)Booking.com Reviews (619)
    8.8
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    10
    Cleanliness9.1
    Facilities8.7
    Location8.6
    Room comfort and quality9.3
    Service9.0
    Value for money8.7
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    8.0
    Excellent
    Wen-Shuenn from Taiwan
    Couple
    Deluxe Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019
    Wonderful view”
    It's spacious and has a wonderful view of Lake Biwako.
    Reviewed March 05, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    PO-HUNG from Taiwan
    Couple
    Deluxe Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019
    Beautiful view of Biwako and great onsen ”
    We stayed here for two nights. The view of Biwako is very good. The onsen is great. We like it very much.
    Reviewed March 02, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Shuk from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Superior Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
    Good”
    Hotel is not convenient if you dont drive. However room is spacious and design is good and comfortable with a lake view. Onsen is good with supplies of locker and towel, but too crowded at evening time.
    Reviewed December 30, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Philip from United States
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Twin Room - Non-Smoking (40㎡)
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    The view, the rooms, the food...it doesnt get much better than it does here for a nicerelaxing time.”
    The view is excellent with one complete wall windows facing the lake in each room, with a nighttime show of water fountains in the lake. The staff is wonderful, the rooms are comfortable and spacious, and the food is excellent. I highly recommend Biwako hotel. Part of the hotel complex consists of a recreational area complete with bowling and Game Center’s and a cenema.
    Reviewed December 15, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Wann-Mun from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Superior Twin Room for 4 People
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
    Excellent hotel in a quiet, peaceful location”
    Hotel is rated as 4 star and it certainly meets the expectations. Room is spacious, clean and comfortable. Having a balcony with a full, unblocked view of Lake Biwa is a nice perk. We were here in early Dec so maybe it is offpeak season but the entire town is very peaceful and quiet. The free hotel shuttle to and from Otsu Station is very convenient. Many places for dinner within walking distance.
    Reviewed December 14, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Tiffany from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Large Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
    Very nice breakfast, the hotel shuttle bus to JR station was the reason for my choice!”
    Very nice and clean room with great amenities. The downside is that there are too many insects in the balcony and outdoor onsen which is quite an unpleasant sight. Also, the lifts probably needs some upgrading because it is quite slow.
    Reviewed December 13, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    TAN from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019
    Exceptional”
    Feels like 5* - quality bed, pillows, cushions, linens, air machine, toilet paper better than everywhere else I've been to in Kansai. Housekeeping not only tops up your items but make sure the basics are topped up + what you've used, also mindful which angle u have left them. Booked here to see Biwako Valley, ski, sightseeing n depended on Otsu Tourist Info Centre for sight seeing recommendations. Sadly they (speak Chinese which I speak too) r not experienced n only suggested 2 typical routes that I didn't enjoy when it was cloudy day n because Otsu City has nothing much but a hike linking to East of Kyoto. Managed to research myself n found an attraction - grass house + hiking to see Lake Biwa at Omihachiman (few JR stops away from JR Otsu). Izakaya straight down the road (don't think is in the map provided by hotel but 2 min walk towards JR Otsu), decent n cheap (many dishes at 380yen). No coin laundry. Huge game centre w/ archery etc right next to hotel w free shuttle from JR Otsu
    Reviewed February 17, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Chee from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
    Very good”
    The hotel is far away from train station but we have our own rental car so there is no issue. Hotel room is so spacious that I dont believe that I am living in Japan! The view is breathtaking overlooking Biwako lake. Very classy hotel and elegant.
    Reviewed November 22, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    IAT from Macau
    Family with young children
    Luxury Large Twin Room
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2018
    Excellent”
    Room is large with good view, it's suitable for relax. However, location is not so good and need drive around 5mins to city center for shopping malls/restaurant. And if your room rate not including breafast, need drive to somewhere to have breakfast or need walk around 5-10mins to go to the nearest convenience store - Lawson.
    Reviewed October 16, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Chun from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
    Great Views, Spacious room”
    The room faces the lake, as such you get a wonderful view in the morning and the breeze. Onsen was good as well. I happened to be sick and the staff came to my room to hand me pills. Shuttle service is every 15mins and it is always on time. Would stay again.
    Reviewed October 03, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    John from United States
    Couple
    Superior Twin Room for 4 People
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
    Refreshing Hotel on the lake bank”
    Enjoyed Japanese and French restaurants. Onsen was also good. Staffs are highly attentive. We would like to thank to especially the front desk attendant Ms. Mayu Nozue. She went extra miles to help my family with a great smile. Thank you!!! This hotel is overlooking the Biwako Lake and easy access to the lake shore for lake cruise and walking on the bank etc. We will definitely come back in the near future.
    Reviewed September 20, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tzu from Taiwan
    Family with teens
    Superior Twin Room for 4 People
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019
    Awesome!”
    Awesome view and perfect service.
    Reviewed February 09, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Viola from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019
    Very good”
    Free shuttle bus service from JR station to hotel with 3 buses per hour. Hotel rooms are all facing the lake. Quite busy during breakfast time and the replishment of food needs to be more frequent. The serving plates and utensils are out stock. A bit costly taken into consideration that we booked it during new year holiday. There is a Game Center next to the hotel with a few restaurants. Good to come with kids and spend half a day there.
    Reviewed January 04, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Kit from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2018
    Excellent view from room, relaxing resort place for stay”
    The service is good and the staff are very polite and nice The view from the room is excellent and the room quality is also good Just 10 mins from Kyoto station and have free shuttle bus for you to and from the JR Otsu station
    Reviewed April 30, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Benjawan from Thailand
    Group
    Superior Twin Room for 4 People
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
    Newly renovated hotel with great staff and service”
    1. 10-15 min from Kyoto by train. Frequent shuttle bus to/from hotel from very early morning to late night. Also in a walkable distance from the station 2. All room faces the lake 3. The renovated room was extremely new and super clean. Spacious, modern design and functional. 4. Breakfast was great. Better than average hotels in Japan. But dinner was so-so in my opinion, anyway, the service was great.
    Reviewed April 08, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Natalia from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2018
    A very comfortable hotel in a convenient location”
    We stayed in the hotel in November for a short holiday (4 nights). Our choice was based on thefqct that the hotel has a hot bath and a sauna - and they were great, very nice to get relaxed after the whole day of walks through Kyoto and surroundings. The room was surprisingly large, spacious and with a very nice view on the lake Biwa, where they had light show every evening. The breakfast included in our stay was good with a choice of european and japanese dishes. For the dinner we ent to the hotel Japanese restaurant that offered all kind of wonderful variety of Japanese cuisine - loved it!!! The staff in the hotel was very helpful, spoke enough English to answer our questions. Hotel shuttle bus goes to Otsu station every 15 mins, so we didn’t have any issue to get to Kyoto. Overall - great place to stay, ould definitely rcommend it!
    Reviewed November 17, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Chung from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Luxury Large Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
    A hotel with excellent view to Biwako Lake”
    Convenient location with frequent shuttle bus between hotel and JR station. Many restaurants selection and the food in the Japanese restaurant is delicious. Room has a very nice view to the Biwako Lake. Very near to the Otsu pier and can walk there is 5 minutes to join the Michigan cruise tour.
    Reviewed October 28, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    weerapong from Thailand
    Group
    Deluxe Large Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019
    very good”
    good all
    Reviewed January 17, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Karen from Hong Kong
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    Very good experience”
    Very nice public bath (both indoor and outdoor) Big room Nice view (all rooms can enjoy the lake view )
    Reviewed December 30, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tsui from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Deluxe Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    Excellent service and Clean Hotel”
    Room is new and clean, staff is very professional, very helpful. Will visit this hotel again
    Reviewed December 19, 2018
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