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Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located rights the shore of the lake with rooms having stunning views across the water. Our room was on the 31st floor and was large and well equipped. However it stank of stale cigarettes. We spoke to reception who sent up a humidifier but this was useless and noisy at night. The hotel was also grubby in places with carpets... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outside Kyoto by lake Otsu but easily accessable to Kyoto by train. Either use the Hotel hourly free bus or get a taxi to the train station and then train to Kyoto, no more than 20 minutes journey time. We found taxi's drop off very regularly so its easy to get one without having to get the hotel to arrange... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Good hotel with great views of the lake. Ask for a non-smoking and newly renovated room if you want one. Our room was on a higher floor and was spacious with a large bed, good size bathroom, very clean with all the necessary amenities. Staff were friendly and helpful. There is a small park outside that you walk around. Breakfast... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Kudos to the staff, especially Kataoka, who was so helpful and nice. We forgot to request for a non-smoking room and was given one that was for smokers. The smell was too strong for us and so we requested to change room. Kataoka was extremely helpful and was ready to make any changes for us. We are so appreciative of... More 

Thank moy761
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

The view is just unbelievable. The rooms are very big, the bed is so big, we just couldn't find each other at night. Everything is clean, the services are great, the people are very nice. And the food? We had a breakfast so I don't know what about the lunch and dinner.. But everything was do tasty. There is a... More 

Thank Mara J
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This hotel offers splendid view for the lake where you can chill at the park for few hours, watching peoples jogging with their dog and tons of fishing going on there. However, the shuttle bus service stop at 9pm on weekdays and there are no subway around so be careful if you plan to hang out until late. The room... More 

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London, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights in may hot weather out. This hotel is far from train stop otsu but has free shuttle to get there so easy access to kyoto and other places by train. There is nearby supermarket and eateries 10 to 15 min walk. Hotel has awesome views on top bar of Lake biwa but you will pay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Very dramatic and modern hotel with amazing views. Room was newly renovated, large and stylish. The bathroom was the largest in any hotel I stayed in while in Japan. Located in a nice area perfect to walk around and explore

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Very nice hotel, except for the carpets, very worn, and old. The lobby and breakfast is great. The view is exceptional, especially for the sunrise, just wish that they will change the carpets. The rooms are big, and the washrooms are very clean

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46 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The Prince Hotel is located in an area which is tourist-oriented. It is about 40 storeys high and most rooms have wonderful views of Lake Biwa, which is the largest freshwater lake in Japan. The hotel is modern and provides all facilities in the rooms, including toiletries. The bathroom has a separate toilet, and separate bath/shower space. Breakfast is served... More 

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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel

Address: Otsu, Otsu 520-8520, Shiga Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Shiga Prefecture > Otsu
Price Range: $104 - $346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 520
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