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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Biwako hotel is a very nice hotel with wonderful service. Room is big and nice plus a lake view. We enjoyed our staying a lot! A comparative small but good enough indoor and outdoor hotspring with a view of a lake and terminal. Also, they have a few variety of restaurant like teppanyaki, sushi, Japanese and western foods, even breakfast...

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琵琶湖ホテルBL, Front clerk YAMAMOTO at Biwako Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at BIWAKO HOTEL. Thank you for enjoying scenery and a stay. 「The hot spring of RURI」which can overlook Lake Biwa and Mt.Hiei, the Hira mountain range is our pride. The restaurant in the hotel has French and the Italian restaurant are open, too. The barbecue is open in the summertime, too. The Japanese restaurants such as...

Kyoto, Japan
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Although the exterior might look dated, do not be fooled, fellow globetrotter, the Biwako hotel was a haven for my family on our first two nights in Japan. To start, there is a free hotel shuttle running from Otsu station every 7 minutes. It is a short walk about 500 meters down the road to find the well marked Biwako...

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琵琶湖ホテルBL, Front clerk YAMAMOTO at Biwako Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at BIWAKO HOTEL. The first accommodations in Japan become our hotel for your family and are very glad. I am glad to be able to have you spend it being relaxed. Aqua rooms which had you make a reservation this time has various staying privileges. A soft drink and a time-limited drink are staying and can...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 January 2017

An excellent hotel in Otsu conveniently located. All rooms are spacy and they all have a great lake view. Always a delight to see the lake and the boat Michigan early in the morning. Staff are very helpful as well.

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琵琶湖ホテルBL, Front clerk YAMAMOTO at Biwako Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at BIWAKO HOTEL. Otsu is a very wonderful area among nature. The scenery to look at from the guest room is pride of the hotels. Did you board a pleasure boat MICHIGAN. The scenery to look at from MICHIGAN is the best too. Please come if there is an opportunity. We are looking forward to that...

Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We took a triple sharing room. Good size, clean n comfortable. Lake view was excellent. Free parking within the hotel. Eateries and convenience stores are available around the hotel vicinity - only 10 mins stroll. Highly recommended.

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琵琶湖ホテルBL, Front clerk YAMAMOTO at Biwako Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at BIWAKO HOTEL. We get words of the praise and we are very honored. Our hotel has a hot spring. Because it is a natural hot spring, You warm from the core of the body. And the guest room is all rooms lake view. Thank you for enjoying scenery and a stay. Please come if there...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Biwako hotel for one night. The room I stayed is spacious, modern, and clean with great lake view. We used the public bath on the 4th floor. Particularly enjoyed the outdoor tub with cold and fresh breath of air. The hotel has a restaurant and a cafe. Both of them are good but a bit pricey. A coffee...

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琵琶湖ホテルBL, Front Desk Clerk YAMAMOTO at Biwako Hotel, responded to this review

How was your stay at our hotel. I am glad to be able to have you spend it being relaxed. Our hotel is the location that access is very convenient to kyoto.You can go round the famous places such as the world`s cultural heritage of kyoto. We offer hospitality with all the staff feeling to be satisfied on the next...

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Our group tour plan to stay here for two nights. It is designed with the theme of a cruise vessel. There is a wonderful public hot springs bath on the fourth floor. It is extremely spacious with an outdoor soaking area as well. We had a wonderful dinner buffet. Lots of exquisite items, two thumbs up for their food and...

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琵琶湖ホテルBL, Front desk clerk YAMAMOTO at Biwako Hotel, responded to this review

How was your stay at our hotel. Our hotel has a natural hot spring and outdoor bath.I am glad to be able to have you spend it being relaxed. Thank you for having you use the dinner buffet restaurant.Did you get enough to eat. We offer hospitality with all the staff feeling to be satisfied on the next time,In addition...

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Yes it costs a bunch, but well I surrendered because of the great view from the room! It got free ride from the train station Otsu and hotel, which is nice for travelers. The other love my heart is the free hotspring for residents. Can't love it more!

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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the hotel for 2 nights. The room was clean and refurbished with a nice lake view. The hotel has a great italian restaurant with an english menu and a very friendly italian chef. There is an outdoor pool but it charges an entrance fee. Free parking

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Reviewed 23 June 2016

I stayed in luxury aqua floor. The newly furnished room and the panoramic lake view are fantastic! I even watched sunset there for 2 consecutive morning. Highly recommend to stay in aqua room with complementary welcome drink and one Italian breakfast. Staff is so nice there and try their best to provide good service to you. Hot spring is good...

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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable that this price can get 5-star room. Room is so big, big toilet, big Jacuzzi, big sofa, great amenities. Free parking lot. Free breakfast. In-room vending machine, slot machine and adults movies for free. Next trip, I certainly book hotel fine again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Biwako Hotel

Address: 2-40 Hamamachi, Otsu 520-0041, Shiga Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Shiga Prefecture > Otsu
Price Range: £80 - £269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Biwako Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 171
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“The aqua room is worth the extra yen, especially because of the free minibar”
 of 5 bubbles 4sunbear, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have wonderful lake view.”
 of 5 bubbles YuenLongJohnny, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“higher floor recommended!”
 of 5 bubbles 365WendyC, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Pick aqua room, more luxurious and worth.”
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 of 5 bubbles szewanw2016, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms had a view of the lake which is a major plus”
 of 5 bubbles E9166BPstephanied, 3 May 2016 | Read review
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