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Deluxe Twin Room [Non-Smoking] - Lake View (40sqm)
430 square feet
2 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Deluxe Twin Room [Non-Smoking] - Lake View (33sqm)
355 square feet
2 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Luxury Floor Double Room [Non-Smoking] - Lake View (30sqm)
322 square feet
1 Double Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Luxury Floor Twin Room [Non-Smoking] - Lake View (40sqm)
430 square feet
2 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Deluxe Double Room [Non-Smoking] - Lake View (30sqm)
322 square feet
1 Double Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Luxury Floor Twin Room [Non-Smoking] - Lake View (33sqm)
355 square feet
2 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Superior Twin Room [Non-Smoking] - Lake View (33sqm)
355 square feet
2 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Superior Twin Room [Non-Smoking] - Lake View (40sqm)
431 square feet
2 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Get an overview of this hotel
4-star lakefront hotel, walk to Lake Biwa

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
Laundry facilities
24-hour front desk
Concierge services

With a stay at Biwako Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Otsu, within a 10-minute walk of Otsu Port and Biwako Flower Fountain. This 4-star hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Lake Biwa Canal and 4.8 mi (7.8 km) from Ishiyamadera Temple.

Make yourself at home in one of the 175 guestrooms. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, hair dryers, and toilets with an electronic bidet.

Don't miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including hot springs, a seasonal outdoor pool, and bicycles to rent. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Satisfy your appetite with Modern European cuisine at SAI, one of the hotel's 4 restaurants. Need to unwind? Take a break with a tasty beverage at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 10 AM for a fee.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and a meeting room. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Renovations & Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Fitness facilities

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to hot springs, Biwako Hotel features a seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 4 restaurants. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's 2 bars/lounges. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This business-friendly hotel also offers a rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. A train station pick-up service and a train station drop-off service are complimentary for guests. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Biwako Hotel has designated areas for smoking.

  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Elevator
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2
  • Free train station drop-off
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Year Built - 1998
  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Children's pool
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Hair salon
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Number of restaurants - 4
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Free train station pickup
  • Laundry facilities
  • Vending machine
  • Total number of rooms - 175
  • One meeting room
  • Number of floors - 12
  • Wedding services
  • Garden

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

Biwako Hotel offers 175 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to balconies. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, toilets with an electronic bidet, and hair dryers. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in April 2018.

  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony
  • Desk
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Free bottled water
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room climate control (heating)
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet with electronic bidet
  • Bed sheets available - no
  • Bed sheets not available

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.

SAI - This restaurant specializes in Modern European cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

The Garden - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

OHMI - This steakhouse specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

HOSHI - This restaurant specializes in barbecue and serves lunch and dinner.

Momoyama - Onsite bar.

Nearby Things to Do

A children's pool and a seasonal outdoor pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hot springs on site
  • Boat tours nearby

Spa Services

Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas.

  • Indoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen)
  • Outdoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen)
  • Yukata (Japanese robe)

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchairs available on site

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 3 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Temperature checks are not available to guests

Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Contactless check-out is not available

Car not required

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Debit cards not accepted

Protective clothing is not available to guests

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association

Staffed front desk

Social distancing measures are in place

Contactless check-in is not available

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Parking height restrictions apply

Individually-wrapped food options are not available

No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: JPY 2600 for adults and JPY 1300 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Names

  • Biwako Hotel
  • Biwako Hotel Otsu
  • Biwako Otsu
  • Biwako
  • Biwako Hotel Otsu
  • Biwako Hotel Hotel
  • Biwako Hotel Hotel Otsu

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from July to August.

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

A car is not required for transportation to and from this property.

Parking height restrictions apply.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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