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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this place when the hotel I had stayed in on a previous trip was three times the price. JR Seta station is a bit over a quarter of an hour from Kyoto and the commute is OK if you don’t mind a Japanese commuter experience (think crowded trains at most times of day, and lengthy peaks). One morning...

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Stayed 2 nights in August for travelling around Shiga. Hotel is 2 minutes walk from JR Seta station very convenient, with a few restaurants around. Apparently this hotel is a bit dated you can tell from the lobby and the fact that you need to use key (not card) for hotel room, was nicely surprised when got to the hotel...

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Generally we only slept here during sightseeing in Kyoto. For this purpose hotel is fine (good to be out of the city vibe) Staff does not speak english very well but tries to help were needed Deluxe Rooms are spacious (for japanese standards) Bed comfy and not so hard like in most Japanse hotels, offered us a good night rest....

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1Thank FamilieHotello
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 18 April 2016

I stayed here with my family for 4 night. I choose this hotel because it near JR train. The hotel is very close to the seta station. There are two mini-mart near the hotel. There are many restaurants near the hotel also but they are closed early. The breakfast is breads, salad, sausages, soups, coffee. If you have JR pass...

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2Thank Mahitorn K
Gold Coast, Qld, Australia
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Being the high season, prices in Kyoto were ridiculous so decided to stay in the suburbs....17 mins by JR train from Kyoto (so if you have a JR pass, it is included)..get out at Seta station (5th stop). It is 1 minute walk from the station so ideal. Room was small (as per all Japanese hotels) but very clean and...

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2Thank Wokka25
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The location is pretty convenient, less than a 5 minute walk to a train station. There are some nice little restaurants near the hotel, as well as a supermarket. The room I was in had a pretty decent bathroom with a nice shower, and the rooms were fairly quiet. The hotel was clean and had an alright breakfast. The room...

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1Thank Diyana A
Coralville, Iowa
Reviewed 21 November 2015

We stayed at this hotel for six nights while in Otsu on business. At first glance, I was concerned about the property as it is very nondescript. The lobby is very small, unimpressive, and even appears worn. The staff were very nice - although beware that they do not speak English (we resolved this problem by using Google Translation which...

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3Thank KRJ101
Luzon, Philippines
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Had an overnight stay at this hotel, the staffs are friendly, accommodating, and hospitable. The food in the hotel was good. It is located near the train station, so traveling anywhere from the hotel is convenient.

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2Thank Marian B
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 April 2015

The hotel looks uninviting from the outside and its closeness to the station made us wary of the potential for railway noise. We were surprised to find our twin room was spacious, very clean and being on the 2nd floor, very convenient for the services on offer. The breakfast is self service - so no idea why other reviews says...

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2Thank Arthur A
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

The hotel is an average hotel close to Seta station. Breakfast is decent the wifi is available only in the lobby and 2 nd floor. The hotels is about 20 mins subway ride away from Kyoto station. Rooms are big by Japan standards. Do not stay here if you have hotel options closer to Kyoto station.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about Smile Hotel Otsuseta

Address: 1-13-11 Ogaya, Otsu 520-2144, Shiga Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Shiga Prefecture > Otsu
Price Range: £40 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Smile Hotel Otsuseta 3*
Number of rooms: 94
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“Deluxe twin very spacious yet good price”
 of 5 bubbles Zoe-Lum, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are kept too warm - don't be afraid to open the windows.”
 of 5 bubbles KRJ101, 21 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Our 2nd floor room was quiet and near facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles 195arthura, 20 Apr 2015 | Read review
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