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Biwako Hotel

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2-40 Hamamachi, Otsu 520-0041, Shiga Prefecture
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Singapore
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room is big and comfortable. Cleaniness is good.This hotel is very near to lake biwa. After or before breakfast, one can cross over the road to the lake to take some good photographs. During winter period, do remember to wear more clothing when taking pictures near the lake because it can be quite cold when the wind blow.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We didn't want to stay in touristy and busy Kyoto, so chose this one instead. Just a short train ride to Kyoto, it feels a world away. Quiet neighbourhood, short walk from the station, views of the lake Biwako and a small but adequate onsen on the top floor - try getting there earlier, later in the evening it seems... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

We booked in here through bookings.com as a bit of a last resort, struggling to find places last minute from which to sight-see in Kyoto. It was very reasonably priced and near a station, so we went for it, expecting it to be basic... ...I was very pleasantly surprised!! For tourists like us, Otsu station is on a JR line... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful hotel a few trainstops from downtown Kyoto. Exquisite balcony view in exotic lake and loads if eagles flying around. The Ohmi beef tastes SO good and I politely asked the chef if he would move to Norway but he resisted. Good staff and great value for $.

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Chandler, Arizona
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Biwako hotel is definitely very modern and above average. The staff are very polite,courteous and helpful. I think all of the rooms have lake view which is my favorite part. I would give it a 5 star if the hot spring area is a little bigger because when I was there around 9 PM there was a line for the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Stayed for just one night, room was a really good size, very comfortable and clean. Highlights were the view from the balcony and the public baths. View across the lake was beautiful, with illuminated fountains at night. We found it a very relaxing place to stay and would happily stay there again.

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ontario, canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2011

the restaurant is elegant, food is excellent. the room we stayed in is very clean, comfortable, the hot spring is spectacular, will come back to this hotel

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

Only stayed here for one night while on our japan tour. We had the corner room which was a bit small, but it had a balcony and the view of the lake was spectacular. The room was a big muggy (but probably due to the weather in june.) The room wasn't spectacular by any means, comforter was basic, and not... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2007

Balcony, very clean and spacious room. Stunning view of the Lake Biwa, lighted musical fountain show at night. Breakfast buffet has various selection, foods are good. Hot spring, gift shop, karaoke, and more............

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