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Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
4-7-7 Nionohama, Otsu, Shiga-ken, 520-8520, Japan

Lakefront hotel with 6 restaurants, connected to the convention center, near Lake Biwa
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Children's pool
    • Free WiFi
    • Refrigerator
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
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Restrictions related to your trip

Japan may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • Great service and consideration regarding Corona restrictions.Sep 25, 2020
  • Nice pool on a hot day. Good views of the lake.Aug 21, 2020

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel

from €90
  • Run of House (5:00PM IN, 10:00AM OUT) - Smoking Preferences Not Guaranteed
  • Renewal Lake Floor Twin Room (4 Guests)
  • Quadruple Room, Non Smoking (Renewal Japanese Modern)
  • Renewal Suite, 2 Twin Beds (Sky Floor), Non Smoking
  • Renewal Double Room (EIZAN Floor), Non Smoking
  • Renewal Twin Room (EIZAN Floor), Non Smoking
  • Renewal Double Room (Sky Floor), Non Smoking
  • Renewal Twin Room (Sky Floor), Non Smoking
  • Renewal Suite Twin Room(EIZAN Floor)
  • Renewal Lake Floor Twin Room (4 Guests) Check-in:5pm, Check-out:10am
  • Renewal Twin Room (Sky Floor), Non Smoking Check-in:5pm, Check-out:10am
  • Renewal Sky Floor Double Room (2 Guests) Check-in:5pm, Check-out:10am
  • Renewal EIZAN Floor Double Room (2 Guests) Check-in:5pm, Check-out:10am
  • Renewal EIZAN Floor Twin Room (2 Guests) Check-in:5pm, Check-out:10am

What’s around Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel

Landmarks

  • On the waterfront
  • Heian Shrine - 8.6 mi / 13.9 km
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 9.2 mi / 14.7 km
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 9.3 mi / 14.9 km
  • Nijō Castle - 11.2 mi / 18 km
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 11.4 mi / 18.3 km
  • Toji Temple - 12.8 mi / 20.5 km
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 13 mi / 20.9 km

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 88 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 54 min drive
  • Biwako-Hamaotsu Station - 3 min drive
  • Kamisakaemachi Station - 4 min drive
  • Ishiyama Station - 4 min drive
  • Free area shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 529 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 38 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Japan may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Some room names indicate varying check-in and check-out times, which override standard check-in and check-out hours.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (JPY 500 per day; includes in/out privileges)

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Onsite parking limited

Offsite

  • Free area shuttle

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 6 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Children's pool
  • Bicycle rentals on site
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Year Built - 1989
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
Accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Braille signage
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Shimizu Japnanese - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.

Lake View Dining Biona - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Beaux Sejours French Rest - This restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Riho Chinese Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Port NIO Lobby Lounge - Onsite coffee shop. Open daily.

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Otsu
  • Prince Hotel Otsu
  • Biwako Otsu Prince Hotel
  • Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel Otsu
  • Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel Otsu
  • Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel Hotel
  • Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel Hotel Otsu
  • Otsu Hotel
  • Otsu Prince
  • Lake Biwa Prince Hotel
  • Lake Biwa Otsu Prince
  • Prince Otsu
  • Prince Otsu Hotel
  • Lake Biwa Prince
  • Otsu Prince Hotel

Policies

Use of the outdoor seasonal pool incurs a surcharge of JPY 1,000 per adult and JPY 500 per child. Deck chair use is JPY 1,000 per table.
Japanese futons are provided based on the number of adults in the reservation.
For the comfort of guests using the public bathing areas and other public facilities, this property does not permit guests with tattoos to use the facilities.

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.

  • The seasonal pool is open from August to August.
  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

    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; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

    The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

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

    This property accepts credit cards and cash.

    Optional extras

    Self parking costs JPY 500 per day with in/out privileges

    Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 2600 for adults and JPY 900 for children (approximately)

    Dial-up Internet access is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs for Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel

    • Does Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • Is Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel currently open?
      This property is closed from January 21 2021 to February 7 2021 (dates subject to change).
    • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel?
      This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Is parking offered on site at Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel?
      Yes. Self parking costs JPY 500 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
    • Is there a pool at Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel?
      Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel?
      Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel?
      You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
    • Are there restaurants at or near Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel?
      Yes, there are 6 onsite restaurants, featuring Japanese cuisine. Nearby restaurants include くらずし (4-min walk), German Restaurant Wurzburg (6-min walk), and Kanekichi (11-min walk).
    • What is there to do near Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel?
      Recommended spots to visit include Heian Shrine (8.6 mi) and Sanjusangendo Temple (9.2 mi), along with Kiyomizu Temple (9.3 mi) and Nijō Castle (11.2 mi).

    Recent reviews

    Fabulous 8.8 From 733 reviews

    Good 6.0
    Serve up a smile please.
    The hotel is nice. It seems like it has been recently redone, and the staff were very friendly and the room was pretty spacious and nice. However the location has very little around it in terms of restaurants and attractions so we felt a little out there. I booked this hotel over others because they offered a perk for gold members of hotels.com.It turns out the perk was just a free welcome drink and when we checked it, they told us to hurry to the bar because it closed at 6:30. it turned to be the drink was just a cup of coffee or tea.That is not a perk or reward, that is common courtesy. The way they treated us when we went to order was lacking even that. It made a welcome drink feel very unwelcome. I recommend offering something nice, like a cocktail or a wider range of beverages, and serve it with some kindness, or don't bother.
    Sean, us1 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Cozy stay. Although it is located a bit far away from the station, its car pick up service is good enough for the guests to go to the station. There are five restaurants which provide different styles of food and it’s worth to try.
    Tze Kwan Ada, hk1 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Romantic stay in Biwako Lake
    Coze & romantic stay. Car pick up service offers the guests a convenient way to the station.
    Tze Kwan Ada, hk1 night trip
    Good 6.0
    It’s a very noise room. Guests keep running in the next room till midnight. We can’t have a good sleep.
    JK, hk1 night trip with friends
    Very Good 8.0
    This hotel is located in front of the lake, so the view is good. The space of the room is large enough too.
    Aggie, hk1 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great value for money, very nice lake view. Free shuttle to station, very convenient.
    hk1 night trip with friends
    Exceptional 10.0
    The grand old lady of Otsu, great location and views!
    au4 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Excellent location and service
    us2 night family trip
    Fair 4.0
    Avoid this hotel. Pool was closed for our entire stay in July. Restaurants are overpriced and mediocre. Tour busses with hordes of tourists arriving constantly. Smelly area surrounding the hotel. Nothing much in walking distance... The hotel is clean and cheap, but the service was straight up bad. Passive aggressive staff that would rather be doing anything other than dealing with guests.
    us4 night family trip
    Very Good 8.0
    We were happy with their service. Front desk can speak English well and fulfil our family need. Overall we have pleasant stay.
    sendy, sg2 night family trip

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