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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just beside the Lake Biwa. A great place for the Biwa fireworks festival. Very clean and relatively large room with respect to normal hotels in Japan. You can have a great lake view from your room. Highly recommended.

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Thank you for staying with us, and we appreciate for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you liked the lake view in your room. We recommend Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel to look at fireworks on the night of the festival every summer. We are all look forward to welcoming you again. Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel Marketing...

Chicago, IL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel for 2 nights with other non-Japanese speakers.... it was recommended to us by someone from the area. We forwarded our luggage to the hotel from Kyoto station (welcome counter is on the ground floor) so we could go sightseeing in Kyoto. We used the hotel shuttle (outside Otsu station) several times...

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Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your valuable comments and we are glad to hear that Welcome Center helped you for sightseeing in Kyoto and you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. We will share your feedback and continue to try to improve our service and provide guests more comfortable stay. We are looking forward to welcoming you...

croissy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of a hotel chain; enormous hotel, with apparently a significant proportion of groups amongst their clientele. Large twin bedroom, well equipped and superb view out over the lake. Traditional Japanese-style bathroom (stool plus basin) but usable as a large walk-in shower...with all the usual comforts of a hotel of this category (pyjamas provided, toothbrushes, razors...etc.). Well-soundproofed. Good Wifi reception...

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yoshiura, 支配人 at Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel, responded to this review

Dear almschi Thank you for your message and choosing our hotel . We are glad that you liked the view of Lake Biwa. However, we are very sorry about the stains on the carpets. And about the dirtiness, we are planning to renew our guestrooms as a solution. We really hope that you will have another opportunity to come and...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this hotel online, priced mid-range and looked really nice in the photos. We took advantage of the hotel's free luggage forwarding service from Kyoto station so we could spend the day sightseeing without worrying about a coin locker for our bags or having to get them to the hotel. When we arrived, we were extremely impressed with the lobby,...

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yoshiura, 支配人 at Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 815zinaa Thank you very much for using our hotel this time. And thank you for your high evaluations.We will incorporate your feedback and comments. And we will continue to do our best. We are waiting for you when you come back to Japan. Best regards, Masahiro Yoshiura Manager Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel

Caistor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This hotel is wonderful, a little tired in places, but overall wonderful with a fantastic location over looking the Lake Biwa. The rooms were very large and excellent facilities. Waking to see the sunrise across the lake, was memorable. Western buffet breakfast on the 37th floor, again looking out across the Lake Biwa.

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yoshiura, 支配人 at Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ron H It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay here. Since the view of Lake Biwa from a guest room is one of the charms of our hotel, we are glad that you liked it a lot. Moreover, it was our pleasure to help you have a good time while you were staying at the hotel....

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Large, spacious, clean, modern room with a great view overlooking the lake. Friendly staff. Only downside was that the swimming pool was closed due to summer season ending, despite it being 30'c and sunny outside!

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yoshiura, 支配人 at Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback of your stay at Biwako Otsu Prince Hotel. Regarding the use of the pool there is a rule on the law, so we are sorry we were unable to answer your request. It was our pleasure to help you have a good time while you were staying at the hotel. And we are looking...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I am travelling with young & elders (wheelchairers), the friendly & helpful staff truly ease my load. Spacious rooms were good coz we have 2 wheelchairs. So good that we got to watch a firework show during our stay in one of the night (believe it's Sunday evening).

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yoshiura, 支配人 at Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing our hotel and also valuable opinions. It was fortunate to have a look at the fireworks. And we are great to hear that you enjoyed your stay here. We hope to see you again for a longer stay in the near future. Best regards, Masahiro Yoshiura Manager

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Located rights the shore of the lake with rooms having stunning views across the water. Our room was on the 31st floor and was large and well equipped. However it stank of stale cigarettes. We spoke to reception who sent up a humidifier but this was useless and noisy at night. The hotel was also grubby in places with carpets...

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yoshiura, 支配人 at Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your message and choosing our hotel . We are glad that you liked the view of Lake Biwa. However, we are very sorry that you felt like your stay was ruined by the smell and stains on the carpets. About the dirtiness, we are planning to renew our guestrooms as a solution. We really hope that you...

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Outside Kyoto by lake Otsu but easily accessable to Kyoto by train. Either use the Hotel hourly free bus or get a taxi to the train station and then train to Kyoto, no more than 20 minutes journey time. We found taxi's drop off very regularly so its easy to get one without having to get the hotel to arrange...

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yoshiura, 支配人 at Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback of your stay at Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay here. Since the view of Lake Biwa from a guest room is one of the charms of our hotel, we are glad that you liked it a lot. Moreover, it was our pleasure to help...

Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Good hotel with great views of the lake. Ask for a non-smoking and newly renovated room if you want one. Our room was on a higher floor and was spacious with a large bed, good size bathroom, very clean with all the necessary amenities. Staff were friendly and helpful. There is a small park outside that you walk around. Breakfast...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On the shores of Lake Biwa, in the heart of the Japanese archipelago, stands the 38-story Otsu Prince Hotel, one of the largest conference venues in Japan. Each guest room offers an unparalleled view of the lake and the surrounding hills. Since it is only 10 minutes from Kyoto Station, the hotel is also an ideal base for sightseeing in Shiga and Kyoto. With its convenient location, beautiful setting and attentive service, the Otsu Prince Hotel is the perfect choice for business meetings, as well as a relaxing vacation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel

Address: 4-7-7 Nionohama, Otsu 520-8520, Shiga Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Shiga Prefecture > Otsu
Price Range: £70 - £248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 520
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Also Known As:
Prince Hotel Otsu
Otsu Prince Hotel
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel Japan - Shiga
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“Choose the side where you can see the Biwa Lake.”
  • Biwa lake from my room
 of 5 bubbles , 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upper floors with a lake view.”
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“kids, elders, couples...”
 of 5 bubbles , 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pay a little extra and get a newly renovated room on a high floor”
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 of 5 bubbles ROTTERDAN62, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“Lakeside views are the best”
  • View of the lake and pier that services waterbuses
 of 5 bubbles bennytheball27, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
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