Biwako Ryokusuitei
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Biwako Ryokusuitei

6-1-6, Ogoto, Otsu, Otsu, Japan, 520-0101
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    Biwako Ryokusuitei Reviews

    8.6
    Excellent
    /10
    (988 reviews)See what guests said
    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Beautiful Lake view, private onsen, onsen, and kaiseki meal."

    ryan

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    January 22, 2018

    9.1
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 93% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Biwako Ryokusuitei

    Things you'll love

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot spring bath

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Air conditioning

    Very good
    Location
    7.9
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    Very good location
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple5.18 km
  • Value for money8.4
    Location rating7.9

    Rooms available at Biwako Ryokusuitei

    8.7
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Japanese-style Room with Twin Beds & Open-air Bath (Biwa-no-Kaze Type)
    Japanese-style Room with Twin Beds & Open-air Bath (Biwa-no-Kaze Type)
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Non-smoking
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    Japanese Western Style with Open-Air Bath
    Japanese Western Style with Open-Air Bath
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 2 single beds and 3 futons...
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    Superior Room
    Superior Room
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    • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 5 futons
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    Japanese Western Non-Smoking
    Japanese Western Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 2 single beds and 5 futons...
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    Standard Twin (Non-smoking)
    Standard Twin (Non-smoking)
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Partial lake view
    • 2 semi double beds
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    Japanese Style with Open-Air Bath
    Japanese Style with Open-Air Bath
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 5 futons
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    Deluxe Twin Living Room Open-air spa
    Deluxe Twin Living Room Open-air spa
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 2 semi double beds
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    Japanese-style Room with Living Room + Open-air Bath (Biwa-no-Kaze Wing)
    Japanese-style Room with Living Room + Open-air Bath (Biwa-no-Kaze Wing)
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Non-smoking
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    Japanese-style Room with Bed(s) & Open-air Bath (Biwa-no-Kaze Type)
    Japanese-style Room with Bed(s) & Open-air Bath (Biwa-no-Kaze Type)
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Non-smoking
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    Japanese Style Standard
    Japanese Style Standard
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    • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
    • Partial lake view
    • 5 futons
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    What people love about Biwako Ryokusuitei

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Very relaxing stay"

      Teresa

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      November 18, 2018

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "the staffs are great, who always wear a smile."

      oi Y.

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      November 11, 2017

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Good room, facility and staff."

      arjun

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      October 14, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Relaxing, well kept onsen resort with friendly and helpful s..."

    Dionne

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    May 14, 2018

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    8.4
    Excellent

    "Nice lake view with open air bath, good ryokan experience be..."

    Clement

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    December 17, 2018

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    Agoda Reviews (988)Booking.com Reviews (860)
    8.6
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    10
    Cleanliness9.0
    Facilities8.7
    Location7.9
    Room comfort and quality8.7
    Service9.1
    Value for money8.4
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Annie from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Twin Living Room Open-air spa
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Relaxing getaway ”

    The ryokan hotel was very clean and so relaxing. We booked the open air bath modern room. Private onsen was amazing looking over Lake biwako. Beds were super soft and comfy. Beautiful view of the lake but unfortunately the fisherman at the lake might also see you.

    Reviewed May 18, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ai from Australia
    Group
    Standard Twin (Non-smoking)
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Friendly staff, great onsen facilities”

    Hotel provided shuttle service to/fro Ogotoonsen station. Excellent pickup service despite our late arrival. Enjoyed the kaiseki shabu shabu dinner. Wait staff patiently explaining to us some of the dishes and guide us on how to eat the dishes. Excellent onsen and a common area with drink refreshment before/after using the onsen.

    Reviewed May 05, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Yanru from United States
    Group
    Japanese Style Standard
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Great staff, food, and hot spring! The lake view was just ok because it’s near a harbour.”

    One of the best hotels I’ve experienced ever! If you want to experience what a Japanese style hotel feels and hot spring at the same time, don’t miss this hotel. When you just enter the room, the beds won’t be ready. They will make the beds for you at night. (If you book a Japanese style room.)

    Reviewed April 09, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    CECILIA from United States
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Exceptional”

    really like the view from room.... it could be better if we are not at the far end building which view was partially blocked by another hotel... hotel got free shuttle bus at the closest JR station, which is really helpful! kaiseki dinner was really good, breakfast was not as attractive tho, which was kind of disappointed.

    Reviewed April 04, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    KENDRA from Singapore
    Couple
    Japanese Style with Open-Air Bath
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Nice Onsen + Kaseiki dinner”

    We took on the Japanese style room with private onsen +Kaseiki Dinner+ a view of the sunrise by the lake. The private onsen with the sunrise lakeview was a definitely a plus point! Our room was huge and we requested for dinner in our room- which was so nicely presented. The public onsen with the resting lounge was really clean, nice and relaxing. At first, we were unsure about what we should do and what we can do at the hotel resort. However, we have an excellent hotel manager who walked us through the room/hotel facilities and shared with us a little about Japanese culture- which was much much appreciated. Thank you so much! The hotel also had a shuttle bus pick-up to/fro the nearest JR station which made it easy to get to hotel. It was a very lovely experience for us being first time in Japan.

    Reviewed November 26, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Ka from Hong Kong
    Family with teens
    Japanese Style Standard
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Hotel with high cost and product value!”

    Staff is nice and helpful Room is spacious and clean, has a private onset inside the room The public onsen is big and comfy All necessary things are provided, inclusing shampoo/ shower gel/ lotion/ makeup remover Overall a very outstanding hotel Just one thing, the location is a bit far from the jr station, but hotel provides convenient and speedy shuttle bus service, so it is alright to me Highly recommended

    Reviewed March 31, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Porntapin from Thailand
    Couple
    Japanese Style Standard
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Peaceful and friendly staff”

    The location takes about 1 hour from Kyoto city. Also you don't need to take any bus or taxi from the station since there is telephone provided to call to hotel for pick up at the station with free of charge. There is 24 hour onsen service with indoor / outdoor onsen pool. Although the price is a little bit high but worth for relax. Recommend!

    Reviewed March 24, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jennifer from United States
    Couple
    Japanese Style with Open-Air Bath
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Beautiful room!”

    Stayed in the Japanese Styled room with a private onsen on the balcony. The room is massive, has 2 couches in the living area space. There is a shower (not a bathtub) with a door to the balcony - so you can go right into the private onsen after taking a shower. The kaiseki dinner was amazing - everything was presented beautifully and every dish was delicious! Wish we had more than 1 night there! The only problem is the hotel is a bit out of the way - need a shuttle to get from hotel to nearest JR station, but the hotel provides free shuttle service so that's helpful.

    Reviewed April 11, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Darren from Singapore
    Couple
    Japanese Style with Open-Air Bath
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Divided views ”

    We stayed one night with Biwako Ryokusuitei. On positive note, the facilities are great, superb ambience, awesome kaiseki dinner prepared by the chef, and served with care by the attentive dining staff. The private onsen is great too, accompanied with great view of the lake. However, the reception staff seems new and would appreciate the staff to have a clearer walkthrough with guests on the usage of private onsen and do's/don't in a tatami style room.

    Reviewed April 05, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Gee from Malaysia
    Couple
    Japanese Style with Open-Air Bath
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017

    Awesome lake view from room”

    Excellent customer service and the dinner served with very fine ingredients. Me and my bf enjoyed the night stay with this hotel and enjoy max the private onsen as well as very clean and nice public onsen available if u didn’t book room with private onsen!

    Reviewed February 26, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    ryan from United States
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style with Open-Air Bath
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Nice staff”

    Thanks to young gentleman who kept helping me with a smile! This was fun and a secret place I can only hope doesn't get out. Beautiful Lake view, private onsen, onsen, and kaiseki meal. Loved it here. Will come back with the family! Take part in a Japanese tradition at this beautiful onsen on Lake Biwa!

    Reviewed January 22, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    oi from Hong Kong
    Family with teens
    Japanese Style with Open-Air Bath
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017

    Great”

    The hotel is a bit old, also just a few staffs know English. It is inconvenient to ask them how to wear Japanese bathrobe, especially when there are no guidelines or instructions to teach you. Communication is a little bit problem. But, the staffs are great, who always wear a smile. The view of the room is wonderful. The whole accommodation makes people relax.

    Reviewed November 11, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Lim from Singapore
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2017

    Great getaway place! ”

    Location was a little out of the way but there is a free shuttle bus, which you can call for using the public phone outside ogotoonsen station. Staff was there to greet us at the entrance, and even brought our luggage to our rooms and briefed us on the room. They don't speak much English, but can understand a little. The room and private onsen was perfect and so wonderful! There's even a yukata for you to wear. Really enjoyed our stay here :)

    Reviewed May 27, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Steven from Indonesia
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    ONSEN 😉”

    This is my 1st time tryin onsen. I stayed in room with private outdoor onsen, and the view was very2 nice eventhough it was cold in december. Five star experience. Very2 nice staff, they gave free shuttle bus when i arrived in the station. And he brought my luggage from the bus until in front of my hotel room. He didnt want a tip, whenever i tried to give him :( Lovely breakfast in the morning, so many choice and i grilled my own fish on my bbq table. The breakfast only japanese breakfast, but that was so great buffet for breakfast!

    Reviewed March 23, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Suet from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Japanese Western Style with Open-Air Bath
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    Love everything”

    The hotel is absolutely stunning, view from the room is relaxing, we watched sunset in the morning. food are delicious, breakfast is way way beyond my expectation, and a millions thanks to the hotel staffs, as we accidentally left quite some amount of cash at the hotel, thank you so much for searching it and bring it to the station for us, can't imagine what it'd be like if we lost half amount of the cash we brought here on the second day of the trip. And even we would like to offer some tips to express our gratitude, they wouldn't accept it instead they said it's my pleasure, I was touched beyond words. The stay here is perfect and we'd definitely stay here again when we come back kyoto next time for a hot spring night!

    Reviewed February 15, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Esther from Malaysia
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

    Exceptional”

    Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The location, while a little away from action, was peaceful for a relaxing getaway. Dinner and breakfast was great and was our first attempt at an authentic Japanese experience. Would recommend it for a relaxing getaway as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there!

    Reviewed February 12, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nuraishah from Singapore
    Group
    Deluxe Twin Living Room Open-air spa
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016

    Excellent service and view! Worth the money spent.”

    Everything was perfect. It is not too far from Kyoto station. They have a free shuttle service from Ogoto-onsen Station to. Just email/give them a call. Breakfast was splendid. We opted for a private bath and never regretted doing so. The standard of service and facilities is excellent. Great breakfast, great views. Worth the money spent. Would come here again if I have the chance to. Thank you to all the staf for such an enjoyable stay!

    Reviewed November 28, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Amy from Thailand
    Couple
    Japanese Western Style with Open-Air Bath
    Stayed 1 night in June 2016

    Lovely private open air bath tub on your balcony with lake biwa view”

    We had a great time staying at Biwako Ryokusuitei All staff were extremely friendly and the hospitality of customer services were spot on. Nice choice of breakfast(japanese style) , kitchen and floor staff were really helpful. We had an open-air bath in our room which overlooked lake biwa, a very pleasant escape from busy lifestyle!

    Reviewed July 02, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Rodney from Australia
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    Excellent”

    Lovely place to stay and get a feel for a traditional Japanese Ryokan, rooms were lovely and the experience was fantastic. staff had limited english so sometimes hard to understand the instructions or ask for assistance but otherwise very good. Not a lot of places around to get meals etc.

    Reviewed June 03, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tess from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style with Open-Air Bath
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Exceptional”

    Onsen was big, with 4 separate rotenburo. Sadly the night sky was covered up, but it still felt lovely. Highly suggest getting a room with an attached rotenburo and lakeside view. Sunrise from the rotenburo was amazing.

    Reviewed May 27, 2018
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