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Biwako Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2-40 Hamamachi, Otsu, Shiga Prefecture 520-0041, Japan
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Ranked #4 of 23 hotels in Otsu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Chandler, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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31 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 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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Also Known As:
Biwako Hotel Otsu
Address: 2-40 Hamamachi, Otsu, Shiga Prefecture 520-0041, Japan
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Shiga Prefecture > Otsu
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 23 hotels in Otsu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Biwako Hotel 3.5*
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