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琵琶湖ホテル Biwako Hotel

Resort
Biwako Hotel / Shiga Otsu 173

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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Rooms・Plans

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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(88 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

Mr./Ms. T.H(65)

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Room type

2020-03-13

Superior Floor 'Natura' Twin

事前に問い合わせた電話も含めて、丁寧に対応していただけたので感謝しています。

I am grateful that you were able to respond politely, including telephone calls made in advance.

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Mr./Ms. M.K(70)

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2020-02-06

Superior Floor Twin Natura

夕食時、誕生日のミニケ-キとメッセージプレゼント、また丁度古希の記念撮影を写していただき、有難う御座います。

Thank you for taking a photo of your birthday with a mini cake and a message for your dinner.

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Mr./Ms. J.S(37)

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Room type

2019-12-28

Premier Luxury Floor 'Vista' Twin

スタッフの対応、部屋、ロケーション、設備、チェックイン時のおもてなし、食器等大変満足しました。 思い出に残る宿泊ができ、また琵琶湖訪問の際は常宿として利用したいとおもいます。 一方、VISTA専用の朝食を鉄板料理屋さんにていただきま... Read more スタッフの対応、部屋、ロケーション、設備、チェックイン時のおもてなし、食器等大変満足しました。 思い出に残る宿泊ができ、また琵琶湖訪問の際は常宿として利用したいとおもいます。 一方、VISTA専用の朝食を鉄板料理屋さんにていただきましたが、ガレットが期待し要求するレベルから大変遠くとても残念で、次回宿泊の際は他の朝食を選択予定です。 ガレットの具や作り方を再考された方が良いと思います。

The staff, room, location, facilities, hospitality at check-in, tableware etc. were very satisfying. I would like to have a memorable stay and use it as a regular stay when visiting Lake Biwa. On the other hand, I had a VISTA-only breakfast at a teppanyaki restaurant, but it was very far from the level expected and requested by Galette, so I will choose another breakfast the next time I stay. I think it is better to reconsider the tools and how to make galettes.

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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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In response to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus(COVID-19), business hours of our customer suppourt will be changed as below.
■Business hours:11:00~17:00
In addition, Relux online concierge service will be closed temporarily.
We deeply apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your understanding.

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