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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 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The views from the lake are fantastic absolutely. Rooms are more spacious than average Japanese hotels. But that's all about it. The furniture are old and the whole facility is tired. The bicycle rental fees are good for hourly use insane for daily rides. The lobby and front desk are bare and resemble a bubble economy era cheap business hotel.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Loved my stay at this hotel. The room was pretty big with a really awesome view of Lake Biwa. It's also pretty convenient as the supermarket is about 5 to 10 mins walk away. An alternative would be to rent a bicycle from the reception and cycle out.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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Address: 7-7 Nionohama 4-chome, Otsu, Shiga Prefecture 520-8520, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Shiga Prefecture > Otsu
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Otsu Prince Hotel 3.5*
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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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