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琵琶湖ホテル Biwako Hotel

Resort
Biwako Hotel / Shiga Otsu 173

Countermeasures for COVID-19

  • Hand sanitizer provided
    Hand sanitizer provided
  • Disinfection
    Disinfection
  • Ventilation
    Ventilation
  • Ensure Social Distancing
    Ensure Social Distancing
  • Guidelines for employees
    Guidelines for employees
  • Guidelines for guests
    Guidelines for guests

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Overview

(Notice of changes due to new coronavirus)

Although the hotel is taking measures against new coronavirus infections, etc., as a measure to further prevent the spread of infection, the buffet restaurant will be closed from Tuesday, March 5, 2020, free from JR Otsu Station. The shuttle bus will be canceled.

Also, the opening hours of the large hot spring baths will be changed from 14:00 to 22:00 and 6:00 to 10:00 for the time being.

A lake resort only 10 minutes away from Kyoto has fascinated many people by the great sight: Bright mornings that bathe the guests with gentle light and a fantastic orange sunset tenderly embrace you. 

The newly renovated guest rooms feature rooms with blue resort-like spaces and others shining the atmosphere and the souls of the guests. The view of Lake Biwa greets anyone who enters, allowing guests to have a relaxing time and feel like becoming one with nature.

The best part of Biwako Hotel is to enjoy natural hot springs on the lakeside on top of the exquisite hotel experience.

Dishes decorated with ingredients found and harvested in the local woodlands can only be appreciated in modern times.
A dish such as this is only possible by those who love the land of Shiga and understand and appreciate the history of the hotel.

Biwako Hotel was established as a resort hotel at Otsu in 1934 becoming famous for its beautiful scenery next to the waterside.

The hotel welcomes guests with its beautiful scenery, cozy breeze, seafood from the rich lake, and the care of respecting the tradition and history.

This is the place to feel relaxed and comfortable anytime!      
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Review

Relux grade

Accommodations that represent their respective prefectures and that are worth visiting when you are in the area.

Overall Rating(92 reviews)

4.4/5

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Rooms4.7/5

Bath4.2/5

Breakfast4.3/5

Dinner4.0/5

Services4.2/5

Other Facilities4.2/5

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Room type

2020-07-28

Luxury Floor 'Aqua' Twin

 3年間、毎年宿泊させていただいてます。今年は明智光秀人気もあり、2泊3日で坂本城址や延暦寺などを観光しました。中に1日あったので、ゆったりとホテルライフを楽しむこともでき、益々お気に入りのホテルとなりました。この時期のコロナ防止対策もしっ... Read more  3年間、毎年宿泊させていただいてます。今年は明智光秀人気もあり、2泊3日で坂本城址や延暦寺などを観光しました。中に1日あったので、ゆったりとホテルライフを楽しむこともでき、益々お気に入りのホテルとなりました。この時期のコロナ防止対策もしっかりしていて、スタッフの方々のご苦労にはとても頭が下がりました。  いつも和食の朝食を楽しみにしているのですが、今年はコロナの影響で朝食レストランが一つになっていて洋食メニューでした。それでも、大変美味しい朝食に大満足です。  アメニティもしっかりしていて、バスローブ、浴衣、パジャマ、スリッパ、サンダル?と、至れり尽くせり❗️ そうそう、すごいのは、冷蔵庫の中のドリンクがフリーなのです。麒麟のビールがありましたよ!それからコーヒーもプシュー、と一杯ずつ抽出するマシーンのやつ☝️  温泉もあり、20人まで限定のご配慮。素晴らしいです!!!! 景色も全てレイクビュー!  秘密の宿にしたいですが

We have been staying for 3 years every year. This year, Mitsuhide Akechi is also popular, and we visited Sakamoto Castle Ruins and Enryakuji Temple in 3 days and 2 nights. It was one day inside, so you can relax and enjoy the hotel life, and it has become an increasingly favorite hotel. The measures to prevent corona during this period were also solid, and I was very depressed about the hard work of the staff. I'm always looking forward to a Japanese breakfast, but this year the breakfast restaurant became one due to the influence of corona, and it was a Western menu. Still, I am very satisfied with the very delicious breakfast. Amenity is solid, too, bathrobe, yukata, pajamas, slippers, sandals? And ❗️ Yes, the great thing is that the drinks in the refrigerator are free. There was a Kirin beer! There is also a hot spring with a machine that extracts coffee one by one and coffee ☝️, so it is limited to 20 people. That's excellent! !! !! !! All views are lake views! I want to make it a secret inn

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Mr./Ms. T.Y(50)

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Room type

2020-06-21

Superior Floor 'Natura' Twin

地元のお酒を購入できるお店を尋ねたところ、熱心に調べて下さりさらにホテルのレストランの在庫も チェックしてもらえました。 さすが琵琶湖ホテルのスタッフさんだと納得しました。

When I asked for a shop where I could buy local sake, he enthusiastically researched it and asked me to check the inventory of the hotel restaurant. As expected, I was satisfied with the staff at the Lake Biwa Hotel.

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Mr./Ms. Y.T(52)

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Room type

2020-06-20

Luxury Floor 'Aqua' Twin

とても良い環境で快適に過ごせました。 琵琶湖からの風は心地よいですね。琵琶湖の景色も良く、心地よい静けさと共に堪能させて頂きました。

I was able to spend a comfortable time in a very good environment. The wind from Lake Biwa is pleasant. The scenery of Lake Biwa is also good and I enjoyed it with a comfortable tranquility.

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Facility・services

Property

Biwako Hotel

Address

2-40 Hama cho, Ootsu city, Shiga pref. [View map]

check-in / check-out time

15:00 / 12:00

CI/CO time may be different depending on plan.

Credit card

VISA/MASTER/AMEX/JCB/DINERS/NICOS/SAISON/UFJ/UC/DC

Number of guest rooms

175 room(s)

Restaurant

・Belago
Italian cuisine by Italian chefs. Enjoy while gazing at Lake Biwa.

・Dining room Sai
French cuisine using rice and vegetables produced in Satoyama, hand-picked Japanese beef, seafood directly from Sakai Harbor, and added Japanese taste. Please use chopsticks and relax.

・Teppanyakji Oomi
Our professional chef grills rich Japanese beef, Oomi beef, fresh seafood, and vegetables by the counter bar. A la carte dish, World wine, and Shiga Local Sake are available.

・BAR Momoyama
Please enjoy a time with a glass of various original cocktails or vintages made by our bartender with standard Jazz.  

In addition, RESTAURANT THE GARDEN and Japanese restaurant Oomi are available. Please enjoy the taste of Shiga.
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Bath

In addition to the bath in your room, you can enjoy a natural hot spring public bath, ‘Ruri no yu’, with the lake. Please enjoy the healing and luxury bath time while watching the red sky in the morning and the stars above expansive Lake Biwa at night.

[Bath time]
6:00 a.m.~10:00 a.m./2:00 p.m.~midnight
※The hours may change due to maintenance. You can wear the slippers and Yukata to go to a public spa on the 4F from facilities, rooms, and Japanese dining area on the 5F. The public space, which is the floors under the 3F, cannot be entered.
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Other facility information

Please contact the hotels/ryokans directly for more details.
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Information

Children from 0 to 4 years can co-sleep. (co-sleeping and baby beds are free.)
The outdoor pool is only operational during summer.
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Notice

・The fee does not include a hot spring tax(150 yen).
Guests who do not contact us on the day of their stay by 8:00pm (in case the scheduled arrival time is specified beforehand, the time at which 2 hours have elapsed) we will deem it as a cancellation.
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Features

  • Bath tax
  • Children allowed
  • Room service
  • Transportation service
  • Parking area
  • Hot spring
  • Fresh hot spring
  • Room with outdoor spa
  • Public spa
  • Private spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Esthe/Spa facility
  • Fitness facility
  • Barrier free
  • 5 min walk from station
  • Pets allowed
  • Breakfast in room
  • Dinner in room
  • Open air bath
  • Night view
  • Ocean view
  • Cottage
  • Coupon

The accommodation features are general descriptions of the facility. The amenities and breadth of service will differ between each accommodation. For details, please confirm directly with the accommodation.

Access

Access by public transportation.

(Those coming from other prefectures to JR Otsu station on each JR line)

About 2 hours and 50 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen / conventional line
About 55 minutes from Nagoya by Shinkansen / conventional line
About 2 hours 30 minutes from Kanazawa by using a conventional line
About 2 hours 30 minutes from Hiroshima by Shinkansen / conventional line

It is about a 10-minute walk from JR Otsu Station to the hotel.

(Those coming from Kinki area by JR)

From JR Osaka Station, JR Biwako Line Otsu Station (39 minutes new rapid)
From JR Sannomiya station, JR Biwako line Otsu station (new rapid train 60 minutes)
From JR Kyoto Station, JR Biwako Line Otsu Station (9 minutes)

It is about a 5-minute walk from Keihan Biwakohama Otsu Station to the hotel.

2-40 Hama cho, Ootsu city, Shiga pref.

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