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Otsu Prince Hotel

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4-7-7 Nionohama, Otsu 520-8520, Shiga Prefecture
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view of Biwa lake from the room is fantastic all day long, morning sunrise is most impessive. The dining room on 37th floor is also with very nice view. So, the breakfast is quiet enjoyable in this restaurant. Although Otsu is not Kyoto, it's only 10 minutes train from Kyoto and the free shuttle bus is available.

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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night in ths great hotel overlooking Lake Biwa. Staff are friendly and speak English and the rooms are quite luxurious. The beds are large and very comfortable and some have sofas too. There is nice top floor bar and and a couple of expensive restaurants onsite, but there are also cheaper places about a 15 mintue walk away... More 

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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have fond memories of staying here recently - the sweeping views across the lake, the lovely beds and the excellent service and attention to detail. Highly recommended if you are in the area. The higher up your room, the better the view of course.

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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It was a very relaxing stay at Otsu for us however we found a few key issues with the hotel. The bars, restaurants & pool had very limited hours considering there was not a lot to do in the Otsu area. We walked into "town" to visit a bar after midnight which was also closed and there were only a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Rooms were spacious and very clean. Shower/bathtub, toilet and hand basin are alll in separate areas. The breakfast buffet was in a huge room. Both Japanese and western selections were available. The food was adequate, but not as nice as in the other Prince hotels I stayed at during my trip. The hotel is situated outside of Kyoto, but it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Very spacious room with gorgeous view of the lake Biwa. The receptionist was super friendly and nice. The interior of the room seemed a bit old fashioned but nothing bothered at all. Bathroom was small compared to typical non-Japanese hotel chains. I used 2 restaurants and 1 bar. Japanese restaurant was very well done- special menu for guests was reasonable... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Stayed here at the beginning of Golden Week....hotel was very busy with many Chinese visitors and High School groups. Room was large with great views over Lake Biwa (20th floor) The mystery plan offered room only at a very reasonable cost but the room had a faint smell of smoke (maybe a smoking room as the booking was last minute)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Decided to stay at this hotel last month due to the high prices of hotels in Kyoto. Initial impressions of the hotel were good. We had a room on the 34th floor, which I think was one of the better rooms. The room was very large and had a lovely view over the lake, however it was somewhat dated and... More 

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Tsukuba, Japan
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37 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I stayed at this hotel to visit Kyoto in the highest Cherry Blossom season (mid April) because all of my favorite hotels in Kyoto had already been fully booked even in November !! This Otsu Prince hotel has several good points to stay especially in the highest season. No.1: It is very convenient that they have a concierge in Kyoto... More 

2 Thank mabei0123
Dublin, Ireland
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27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My first night in Japan, and was very happy with the size of the room, had difficulty with the air condition but otherwise the room was fine. Managed to find out how to override the japanese version of CNN and BBC news. There is a shuttle bus running on the hour to the train station and the hotel is within... More 

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