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Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel

Lakefront hotel with 6 restaurants, connected to the convention center, near Lake Biwa

  • Free WiFi
From
S$127

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4-7-7 Nionohama, Otsu, 520-8520, Shiga-ken, Japan
8.8.Fabulous.
  • We were happy with their service. Front desk can speak English well and fulfil our family…

    Jun 12, 2019

  • Loved the location right next to Lake Biwa. Our room had a view of the lake, was really…

    Apr 15, 2019

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Official standards

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

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Walkable
Easy parking
Convenient
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Bathtub
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 529 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 6 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Free area shuttle
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Heian Shrine - 8.1 mi / 13 km
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 8.5 mi / 13.7 km
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 8.6 mi / 13.8 km
  • Kyoto Tower - 9.6 mi / 15.4 km
  • Nijō Castle - 9.8 mi / 15.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Run of House (5:00PM IN, 10:00AM OUT) - Smoking Preferences Not Guaranteed
  • Lake Floor Twin Room (4 Guests), Non Smoking
  • Quadruple Room, Non Smoking (Japanese Modern)
  • Suite, 2 Twin Beds (Sky Floor), Non Smoking
  • Double Room (EIZAN Floor), Non Smoking
  • Twin Room (EIZAN Floor), Non Smoking
  • Double Room (Sky Floor), Non Smoking
  • Twin Room (Sky Floor), Non Smoking
  • Suite Twin Room(EIZAN Floor), Non Smoking
  • 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
  • Sky Floor Twin Room with Pool Access, Non Smoking

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the waterfront
  • Heian Shrine - 8.1 mi / 13 km
  • Sanjusangendo Temple - 8.5 mi / 13.7 km
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 8.6 mi / 13.8 km
  • Kyoto Tower - 9.6 mi / 15.4 km
  • Nijō Castle - 9.8 mi / 15.7 km
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 10.5 mi / 16.9 km
  • Toji Temple - 10.5 mi / 16.9 km
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 10.8 mi / 17.3 km
  • Ryōan-ji - 13.2 mi / 21.2 km
  • Miho Museum - 14.7 mi / 23.7 km

Getting around

  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 88 min drive
  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 46 min drive
  • Biwako-Hamaotsu Station - 3 min drive
  • Kamisakaemachi Station - 4 min drive
  • Ishiyama Station - 4 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
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4-7-7 Nionohama, Otsu, 520-8520, Shiga-ken, Japan

At a glance

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

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (JPY 500 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
*See fees & policies 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

  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • 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.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Dial-up Internet access is available in guestrooms for an extra charge
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 2600 for adults and JPY 900 for children (approximately)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees

ParkingPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Self parking costs JPY 500 per day with in/out privileges

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from August to August

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

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

Policies

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.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

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.

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.

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

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • 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 are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs JPY 500 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 6 onsite restaurants, featuring Japanese cuisine. Nearby restaurants include German Restaurant Wurzburg (6-min walk), Bikkuri Donkey (10-min walk), and Kanekichi (11-min walk).
  • Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice and cozy

    Room is big and cozy. Breakfast buffet is good. Very nice view of the rooms.

    1 night family trip, Feb 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loving the friendly staffs and the welcome drink provided by Expedia for the VIP Access hotels. Concierge staff rushed out into the cold to help us with our luggages and everything from check in - check out was handled very professionally.

    2 night trip, Jan 3, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Front desk staff not so friendly in checking nearby ski resorts. Need to take shuttle to Otsu train station to check with tourist info counter staff.

    2 night trip, Dec 28, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great for families

    The Otsu Prince Hotel delivers great views of Lake Biwa, the best pool in the area, clean rooms, good service. For our family it is perfect. We look forward to coming again.

    Nathan Daniel, 1 night family trip, Aug 26, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    It was terrible the room is so noisy and i told the staff to warn other rooms but it was too noisy until late hours. We coudnt sleep.

    Norwin, 1 night trip, Aug 12, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Neither early check in nor late check out was available without any of announcement, though I was gold status and I choose vip access property.

    1 night family trip, Jul 30, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    The scenery at this hotel was very beautiful. Right on the largest lake in Japan. We found the hotel, and especially the pool, very crowded.

    1 night family trip, Jul 30, 2021

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 4.0.Fair

    Hotel was nice but there were many dust flying in the room bed was not good for sleep

    Shrestha, 1 night family trip, Mar 9, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great service and consideration regarding Corona restrictions.

    1 night romance trip, Sep 25, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    Lakeview hotel

    Nice pool on a hot day. Good views of the lake.

    James, 1 night trip, Aug 21, 2020

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