Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel

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Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel

3.5 star property
Lakefront hotel with 6 restaurants, connected to the convention centre, near Lake Biwa

8.8/10 Fabulous

1,007 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
The price is £79
Price available on 24/8/2022
4-7-7 Nionohama, Otsu, Shiga-ken, 520-8520
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 6 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Free area shuttle
  • Self parking
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Business centre
  • Limo/town car service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Corner/local shop
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Fridge
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Lake Biwa - 3 min walk
  • Heian Shrine - 28 min drive
  • Yasaka Shrine - 30 min drive
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 27 min drive
  • Kawaramachi - 29 min drive
  • Nishiki Market - 31 min drive
  • Kyoto University - 36 min drive
  • Nijō Castle - 34 min drive
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace - 40 min drive
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 31 min drive

Getting around

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

About this property

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel puts you 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Lake Biwa. The seasonal outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Shimizu Japnanese , one of 6 restaurants, which serves Japanese cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Other features include a bar/lounge and a children's pool. Fellow travellers say great things about the breakfast and location.


English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 529 rooms
  • Arranged over 38 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • 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 not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (JPY 500 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited


  • Free area shuttle

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10 AM
  • 6 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Free local shuttle
  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • Shopping

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bike hire


  • Built in 1989
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Shopping centre on site


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchairs available on site


  • English
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Hydromassage shower head
  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Shimizu Japnanese – This restaurant specialises in Japanese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.
Lake View Dining Biona – This restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Beaux Sejours French Rest – This restaurant specialises in French cuisine and only serves dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Riho Chinese Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in Chinese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Port NIO Lobby Lounge – On-site coffee shop. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Dial-up Internet access is available in guest rooms for an extra charge
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 2700 for adults and JPY 900 for children (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds


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

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • 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 sanitiser.

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 (third-party expert - Global).


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 that 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
Otsu Hotel
Otsu Prince
Lake Biwa Prince Hotel
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince
Prince Otsu
Prince Otsu Hotel
Lake Biwa Prince
Otsu Prince Hotel
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

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Love it!
Love the scenic view of Lake Biwa.
Danny, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Damian Giles, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The hotel is very close to attractions and shopping, great view of the lake, Staff are very friendly and helpful.
Mehrez, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Darwin, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Service was excellent; views from my room of Lake Biwa were spectacular; breakfast was excellent; but the rooms -- in particular the rug could use renewal. Parts of the hall, outside my room in the corridor , also showed wear and could use a fresh painting. Note -- this is a 3 and 1/2 Star Hotel so expectations should be set accordingly and overall I would return and recommend this hotel.
John A, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Jigmeddorj, 1-night family trip
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10/10 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.
View at 5:30 AM.
The pool from above. Great pool!!!
View around Noon. 
The view is fantastic day and night.
Nathan Daniel, 1-night family trip
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2/10 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
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6/10 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
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 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
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