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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago 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...

Thank Ted Q
Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...

Thank superintendent75
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!

Thank Wendy C
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

1Thank Johan H
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...

Thank szewanw2016
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.

Thank Wichuta R
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Nice with beautiful lake hotel.If you love nature and quiet place,you will love Biwako Hotel.Ozen is good. Staff have service mind and cheerful. Italian restaurant here is very good.Italian chef care about your allergy and what you like or don't like.

Thank Manvipa I
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We stayed at this hotel to see the spring Cherry Blossoms and it was the perfect hotel - centrally located and complimentary transport to the train station. It was also walking distance to some of the most beautiful temple and parks. We stayed in one of the renovated rooms (Agua) with access to the executive lounge and we really enjoyed...

Thank Stephanie D
琵琶湖ホテルBL, front clerk YAMAMOTO at Biwako Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us. Because we serve a shuttle bus to the nearest station,the access to kyoto is convenient. We glad that you enjoy sightseeing and staying. We offer hospitality with all the staff feeling to be satisfied on the next time,In addition please drop in our hotel. We are looking forward to being able to...

too far inland
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We chose to stay in Otsu to be nearer to where out daughter was staying. Biwako Hotel is a beautiful place to stay. We had a gorgeous view of the lake and mountains each morning. There is a shuttle that runs to the train station every 15 minutes to make it convenient to do our exploring throughout the area. The...

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

Thank you for stay in BIWAKO HOTEL. How was your stay at our hotel. We get words of the praise for the staff and we are very honored. Our hotel remodeling guest room and the restaurant from last year to offer a comfortable stay. We offer hospitality with all the staff feeling to be satisfied on the next time,in addition...

Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

I recommend a recently renovated floor, "Aqua". We booked a twin room online but for a strange reason, it turned out that a king room booked. All the twin rooms were out, only twin we could have was located in standard floors. No point staying in other floor than Aqua, so we compromised the king. The receptionist was very very...

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

Thank you for taking time to leave your comment following your recent stay with us at Biwako Hotel. First I apologize to you. I’m so sorry to know that you couldn’t stay at a twin-Aqua-room because of our mistake. I wish you come back to stay with us again and give us another opportunity in the near future. Anyway I...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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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: €82 - €334 (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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“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
“all rooms there face the lake”
 of 5 bubbles Hamptoncherry, 23 Oct 2015 | Read review
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