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Otsu Prince Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   7-7 Nionohama 4-chome, Otsu, Shiga Prefecture 520-8520, Japan
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Ranked #3 of 23 hotels in Otsu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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billingham cleveland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

smart and, for japan, huge room with a great view of lake biwa and the mountains from our room on the 30th floor. full bellhop service to the room (no tips because its japan). 3 mini but separate rooms make up the bathroom facilities. great chinese buffet available at lunch time and very good steak restaurant. choice of set japanese... More

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38 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This big lakeside hotel which is located a short distance from the city center was basically empty in these waning days (26 - 28) of February which gave it an eery feeling. However, it is a good (albeit not new) hotel with VERY friendly staff and therefore, recommendable. Our room had a great view of Lake Biwa. The Japanese style... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The hotel is in Otsu which is 15 - 20 min by train from Kyoto. The closest train station to the hotel is Zeze (15 min walk). They also have a free bus shuttle to Otsu train staion every half hour starting at 8:15 and ending around 9 pm. The rooms are big, greate view and some of them are... More

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30 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Stayed one night in October in a room on the 30th floor. The view is fantastic and the service was very good. The rooms could use a little TLC but they are large and have the Japanese bathroom with large soaking tub. Booked early and got a great rate and would definitel go back the next time I am in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I decided to travel to Biwako just a day before. The best hotel I could find was Otsu Prince. All rooms are lake facing and were not expensive either. Stay was excellent, variety of restaurants they had was an added attraction. I recommend it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stayed here for two nights. The hotel is very nice--rooms are clean, there's a nice deep Japanese style tub in the rooms. Lake Biwa is right across the street, but there isn't much else directly around the hotel. Food was good--we ate at the buffets both nights and there was a nice breakfast buffet also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

This is a very functional hotel in a beautiful setting, on the shore of Lake Biwa. When I was there, Wi-Fi was available free. The staff were very helpful though English is not easily spoken here. The hotel is NOT in Kyoto; it is about 15 minutes north of Kyoto. It is more of a vacation and wedding hotel, as... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Every hotel in Kyoto was booked solid for the peak of the cherry blossom season and this hotel was the only one we could find. It is VERY expensive and quite ordinary. It is huge and stands alone along a lake with admittedly a great view. It's not near restaurants, temples or train stations. The rooms are spacious with individual... More

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Montreal, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Stayed here on business, so I wasn't paying for the room, but I'd be very disappointed if I had. I get the feeling that this was supposed to be the "luxury" hotel in Otsu, but they really nickel and dime you for the price you pay. Rooms did not have wireless (you had to pay an extra charge to get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for a night, during our business trip to Kyoto. Situated at Lake Biwa, one thing one must do when staying here is to get a room facing the lake and wake up very early in the morning and experience the sunrise....the changing colours, the different hues reflected on the clouds and the lake...it is simply... More

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Also Known As:
Prince Hotel Otsu
Address: 7-7 Nionohama 4-chome, Otsu, Shiga Prefecture 520-8520, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Shiga Prefecture > Otsu
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 23 hotels in Otsu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Otsu Prince Hotel 3.5*
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 
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