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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing highlight here is all rooms facing east in front of the Biwako lake, the biggest lake in Japan. If you can wake up early in a beautiful morning, you can enjoy a nice breath in the garden, then compliment with a warm sunshine traditional Japanese breakfast. It is a fantastic arrangement!

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hanakaido1075, 宿泊部 企画課 at Biwako Hanakaido, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay with us and taking time to write comments about our hotel. I am very glad that you had a great stay with us, and that you especially enjoyed the level of service. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the not too distant future.

Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This onsen can travel by train from kyoto station only 30 minutes. Room is very clean. Staff is very kindly and optismistic. Food is very good. Hot Spring is on good standard? I will come back again assure.

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hanakaido1075, 宿泊部 企画課 at Biwako Hanakaido, responded to this review

Thank You for taking your time to write us a kind and complimentary review. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed staying in our hotel We are honored to be your choice of hotel in Japan ! We look forward to welcome you back and serve to create memories for a lifetime, please do not hesitate to contact us...

Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

It was a really nice hotel, staff is nice and we could communicate by using simple English. Room was clean and comfortable. View from the room is perfect! Dinner was served in a private room and my friends and I enjoyed a lot. Food was awesome! And I love the sake soooooooo much and bought 2 bottles back home! Free...

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hanakaido1075, 宿泊部企画課 at Biwako Hanakaido, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at BIWAKOHANAKAIDO, and we truly appreciate that you took the time to share your experience. I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed our facility, it will certainly be a great motivation for all the members of the team. Should your travels bring you back to Shiga, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Reviewed June 29, 2016

Oh my goodness! This was the best hotel experience we've ever had in our life! Maybe it was their culture of hospitality but we were treated so, so well. From the train station in, they do everything they can to make us happy and even though most staff doesn't speak English, some that do will try their best. The food...

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hanakaido1075, 宿泊部企画課 at Biwako Hanakaido, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Japan and our hotel. We are looking forward to the day when we can see you again.

San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed May 16, 2016

Hotel is nicely located. But not much things to do except hot spring. Rooms are interesting, but air condition. There is no bed but only Japaneses fold away "mattress", and the pillows are hard. Not comfortable at all. Some people in our tour group wouldn't sleep.

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hanakaido1075, 宿泊部企画課 at Biwako Hanakaido, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment, and your suggestion. We make more effects to be able to answer the expectation of ever visitor in near future.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is a real nice Ryoken hotel by the lake Biwa. It only has around 50 rooms. Everything in this hotel was very thoughtfully done, the furniture, the flower arrangements, the room, the hot springs. Everything you need...they thought about it. The room was spacious, comfortable and slept on a futon over Tatami did not bother me. But getting up...

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hanakaido1075, 営業本部 企画課 at Biwako Hanakaido, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at BIWAKOHANAKAIDO, and we truly appreciate that you took the time to share your experience. I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed our facility, it will certainly be a great motivation for all the members of the team. Should your travels bring you back to Shiga, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Reviewed March 21, 2016

We stayed only one night on 14/3/2016. The Hotel is 5 min from the Ogotoonsen JR and they offer free pick up to & fro from the JR Station. The Hotel is at the top of a knoll, surrounded by beautiful trees & scenic landscape, overlooking the Biwako Lake. The Room is reasonably large with all necessary facilities for easy...

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hanakaido1075, 営業本部 企画課 at Biwako Hanakaido, responded to this review

Thank you very much fou your comment. We think you are the one who came from Hong Kong, about whom we remember very much. We hope we will see you again in near future!

florida
Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is a wonderful very well run hotel. The staff were wonderful and the view was very nice. The room was very large and comfortable. Although I didnt like the food it was well presented. We had a traditional dinner with our kimono's on as a group The setting is very nice

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hanakaido1075, 営業本部 企画課 at Biwako Hanakaido, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visiting our hotel the other day. We are looking forward to seering you near future again.

Bangkok
Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Me and may family spent 2 nights here during October. The hotel is decent but it was below my expectation. Hotel facility: they should add more facility and green area in the hotel. Somehow didn't feel that cozy during our stay. Room: room setting are good but not great, expect better view from our room. While our indoor bath was...

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hanakaido1075, 営業本部 企画課 at Biwako Hanakaido, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment, and your suggestion. We make more effects to be able to answer the expectation of ever visitor in near future.

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Reviewed October 14, 2015

Biwako Hanakaido is a ryokan situates on a hill overlooking Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. We stayed here for a night as part of a 10-day tour package. Both the staff, rooms and facilities are up to the typical Japanese standard of hotel hospitality one expects. Although there is no free in-room wifi, free wifi is available in...

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hanakaido1075, 営業本部 企画課 at Biwako Hanakaido, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Japan and our hotel. We are looking forward to the day when we can see you again. Whether our key will be changed or not .... It's depend how many guest will come!!

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Biwako Hanakaido

Address: 1-1-3 Ogoto, Otsu 520-0101, Shiga Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Shiga Prefecture > Otsu > Ogoto Onsen
Price Range: $289 - $598 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Biwako Hanakaido 3.5*
Number of rooms: 43
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Looks this hotel is for those who are cray for hot spring”
 of 5 bubbles 2AndersonLin2, May 16, 2016 | Read review
“I have a sense that all rooms are facing the same view.”
  • They do have chairs in the room for old bones like mine.
  • Biwa lake is a short walk away.
 of 5 bubbles travelat70, Apr 26, 2016 | Read review
“Try their private onsen.”
 of 5 bubbles 706sy, Apr 11, 2015 | Read review
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