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Biwako Hotel
4 stars

Biwako Hotel

2-40 Hama-Machi, Ōtsu, Japan
Ōtsu, Japan
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8.6
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based on 894 reviews
894 reviews
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About Biwako Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free
All guest rooms have balcony and superb lake view. We are offering various kinds of stay plan with delicious seasonal cuisine. Natural hot spring big baths face Lake Biwa and have open air baths and sauna. Suitable for both sightseeing and business. Free parking accommodates 700 vehicles.

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Amenities at Biwako Hotel

  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Child pool

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Bathroom

  • Yukata (Japanese bathrobe)
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Open-air bath
  • Toilet paper
  • Public bath
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Key card access
  • Bottle of water
  • Chapel/shrine
  • 24-hour front desk

Dining

  • Electric kettle
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Refrigerator
  • Vending machine (drinks)

Pool and spa

  • Massage
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Pool with a view

Outdoor

  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Balcony
  • Garden

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Hot spring bath
  • Bicycle hire
  • Beauty salon

General

  • Slippers
  • Lake view
  • Telephone
  • Storage available

Accessibility and suitability

  • Lift
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area

Family friendly

  • Child pool
  • Kids meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Trouser press

Workspace

  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Bedroom

  • Wardrobe or closet

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping

Reviews of Biwako Hotel

8.6
Very Good894 verified reviews
4.4Couples
0.7Friends
3.0Families
0.8Solo
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10Wonderful
Earl, Mar 2018

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.

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What are the highlights of the hotel's amenities?

The hotel offers a variety of amenities, including a hot spring bath, bicycle rental, beauty salon, and an outdoor pool with a view of the lake. Additionally, guests can enjoy the convenience of free parking and a gift shop on the premises.

What can guests expect from the hotel's dining options?

Guests can look forward to a buffet breakfast with plentiful choices of food, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge. However, some guests have mentioned that the food at the Italian restaurant was closed during their stay, and there were limited options for room service.

How is the cleanliness and maintenance of the hotel?

The hotel provides clean and spacious rooms with a great view of Lake Biwa. Guests have appreciated the modern and renovated rooms, as well as the indoor and outdoor hot spring bath facilities. However, some guests have noted minor issues with the bathtub drainage and a hint of moldy smell in the bathroom.

What are the common comments about the hotel's beds and rooms?

Guests have generally found the rooms to be spacious, comfortable, and offering a beautiful view of the lake. However, a few guests have mentioned that the bed was a bit hard or too soft for their preference.

When is the best time to visit the hotel?

The high season at the hotel is in March, while the low season is in October. Guests can expect a pleasant stay with the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful lake view and various activities both inside and outside the hotel.

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Book a Room with a View

Several guests mentioned that the views from the rooms were spectacular. Opting for a room with a balcony facing the fountain comes highly recommended.

Take Advantage of the Shuttle Service

The hotel provides a free shuttle service to and from Otsu Station, which guests found convenient. It's recommended to utilize this service, especially if traveling with luggage.

Enjoy the Onsen

Guests appreciated the hotel's onsen with a view of Lake Biwa. It's suggested to take some time to relax and enjoy this facility during your stay.

Consider the Breakfast Option

While some guests praised the breakfast buffet with plentiful choices, others found it expensive. It's advisable to consider the breakfast options available and plan accordingly.

Explore Nearby Attractions

The hotel's proximity to Otsu Station and its shuttle service make it easy to explore nearby attractions such as Otsu Festival Hikiyama Exhibition Pavilion and Mii-dera Temple. Guests may want to plan visits to these attractions during their stay.

Check Room Amenities

Some guests mentioned that the rooms were spacious and clean, while others noted minor issues with amenities like the bathtub drainage. It's recommended to check room amenities upon arrival and report any issues to the staff promptly.

Be Mindful of Dining Options

While some guests enjoyed the food options, others found them limited or pricey. It's advisable to explore dining options in the nearby area as well.

Plan for Seasonal Activities

Considering the hotel's low season in October and high season in March, guests may want to plan their visit accordingly to take advantage of seasonal activities and avoid potential crowds.

Utilize the Free Parking

The hotel offers free parking, which is beneficial for guests traveling by car. It's recommended to take advantage of this amenity, especially for those planning to explore the area by car.

Take Note of Insect Presence

Some guests mentioned encountering insects around the hotel and inside the rooms. It's advisable to be mindful of this and take necessary precautions, especially for those sensitive to insect presence.

Location

2-40 Hama-Machi, Ōtsu

What's nearby

  • Otsu Festival Hikiyama Exhibition Pavilion0.5 km
  • Biwako Hall0.7 km
  • Otsu Railway Station0.9 km
  • Mii-dera Temple1.4 km
  • Omi Shrine2.9 km
  • Ishiyama Train Station4.5 km
  • Takebe Taisha5.8 km
  • Ishiyama-dera6.7 km
  • Hiyoshi Taisha7 km
  • Enryakuji Temple7.1 km
  • Setagawa Araizeki Canal Gate8.7 km
  • Ogoto Onsen Kanko Park9 km

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 11:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

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FAQs when booking at Biwako Hotel

  • Where is Biwako Hotel located?

    Biwako Hotel is located at 2-40 Hama-Machi, 1.2 km from the centre of Ōtsu. Otsu Festival Hikiyama Exhibition Pavilion is the closest landmark to Biwako Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Biwako Hotel?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Biwako Hotel.

  • Does Biwako Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Biwako Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Biwako Hotel offer free parking?

    Yes, Biwako Hotel offers free parking.

  • How far is Biwako Hotel from the airport?

    Biwako Hotel is 46.5 km from Osaka Itami.

  • Does Biwako Hotel have a pool?

    Yes, Biwako Hotel has a pool on-site.

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Good to know

Value for money

8.1

Distance to city centre

1.2 km

Nearest airport

Osaka Itami

Distance to airport

46.5 km