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Yumotokan - Ōtsu - Building
1
8.9 Excellent (1,572 reviews)
C$ 427+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Yumotokan in Otsu, you'll be in the historical district, within a 15-minute drive of Lake Biwa and Mount Hiei. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and luggage storage. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Food was awesome!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great service from all the staff. Very comfortable rooms. Food was amazing. Onsen has amazing views on L11.
Cons: Location is a bit inconvenient. Games room is a bit old and run down. Mahjong room is a bit too expensive.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Our room with the private onsen was excellent! The room was very clean and they provided us with complete amenities. The staff were really friendly. We also availed for the half-board and the dinner was really delicious. I would recommend for those booking this hotel to avail for the dinner and breakfast as they are both worth the money and will save you time as well. For anyone who wants to relax and experience staying in a Japanese-style hotel, I would recommend booking here especially the room with the private onsen.
Cons: It would be better if the payment would go be done directly through websites such as booking.com or any other trusted website. The email that was sent by the hotel looked a bit dodgy so I was hesitant to pay through the PayPal link that was sent. I had to confirm first and make a call to the hotel to make sure that the email was really sent by them.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Love the choices of bath available, the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the cleanliness.
Cons: The room is a bit smaller than I expected, but that's just because I stayed at a bigger room at a different ryokan.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We like staying there we try japanase style room and we were enjoy there and love it . The private onsen was great and very clean. The staff very helpful.
Cons: We did not like the dinner .
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Lovely Kaiseki dinner and authentic Japanese breakfast was provided. The staff were considerate to remember my request for specific meal plan (no beef and pork) as one of my family members requested so. We expected to eat in our room but had our meals in the restaurant instead as our room only had one room. As such, staff came and set up the bedding in our tatami room when we were having our meal. The room though old, was impeccably clean. The indoor bath on the second floor was old but big and clean. The outdoor bath on the 5th floor was incredible and the locker/powder room area was big, warm and clean. The bath on the 8th and 11th floor were smaller than expected but still great to soak. While the bath on the 8th and 11th floor have a view of the lake, it must be noted that Yumotokan is still a distance away from the lake, as such, we could only see the lake in the distance. On the day of the check-out, we did not know that the shuttle bus to the station operated at certain timings only. The staff called us 2 taxis due to the amount of luggage we had. However, 1 taxi could only arrive 20 minutes later, which was too late for us as we had a train to catch. The staff asked us if we were alright with taking just 1 taxi (which could arrive 10 minutes earlier), but shared that one of us would have hug the extra suitcase due to the lack of boot space. We told them we were okay with that as it was only a 5 minute car ride to the station. However, the staff decided that that was not okay for us and found one of the front desk staff who was licensed to drive the shuttle to ferry us to the station. This was such a kind and generous gesture and we were so touched by it! Really thankful to the front desk staff at Yumotokan who helped us catch our train on time! This was our first onsen inn experience and the service standard and cleanliness standard of the hotel shone through.
Cons: It was difficult that many of the staff around the hotel could not speak English. However, they really really tried their best to help us and answer our queries. Really appreciate that! (Front desk staff were more equipped in speaking English though)
8.0 Excellent
Pros: evrything good and meet my expectation
Dantoukan Kikunoya - Ōtsu - Building
2
8.7 Excellent (917 reviews)
C$ 260+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Dantoukan Kikunoya in Otsu (Ogoto), you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Lake Biwa and Ogoto Onsen. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free valet parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were all super friendly and provided great service! The breakfast was excellent! The bed was comfortable!
6.3 Good
Pros: - Staff was nice - Room was good
Cons: - The "view on the lake" is not really as described - There was cockroaches and insects in the onsen....
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The room was very clean and comfortable. Delicious breakfast.
Cons: It is really cold to use the outdoor bath within the room during winter. You would have to shower at outdoor bath before dipping into tub.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very authentic experience of traditional ryokan. Loved the bath in room and at the rooftop. Pretty interior, big room, yukata, tea. Interesting and cute town, very friendly personal, picked us up from station and brought us back, japanese breakfast
Cons: Limited english, except one receptionist, but it didnt hinder the communication:) the town a bit empty, not a lot of food choices or much to see but for one or two days enough:) Considering the building there is specific smell, but it didnt bother much. Price for the private bath is a bit much in my opinion but i still loved the experience. But In overall we had amazing stay!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The service was outstanding, the staff were very welcoming and always friendly. The food was delicious and the baths though only 2 public ones, were comfortable for soaking. The private pool in our room was superb for anyone not wanting to use the public baths.
Cons: Wasn't much to see or do close by. Only 2 public onsen pools for each sex, they are probably the same in design which is probably why they don't swap them around.
7.1 Good
Pros: Dinner was great. Lots of variety and tasty dishes And room was great too, very authentic Japanese ryokan which is why we spent a bit extra on this one
Cons: Being rushed at our welcome drink, only sat down and had a sip before lady wanted to take us to room And wanted to have drink before dinner at 5.30 but got told we needed to go to dinner which we had booked for 6 Paying an onsen tax on check out that had not been explained to us Didn’t make it as a relaxing experience as hoped for. Felt always doing something wrong.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The quality of service in this smaller ryokan impressed me. We were slightly late and they sent someone in the street to look for us. We had a person assigned to us during our stay, and she made sure everything was perfect. We appreciated meeting the very cute and cuddly resident Shiba Inus. The room was lovely too. The food was great.
Cons: We were hoping for a scenic view of the lake. Our room did have a view of the lake, but not particularly scenic. We were hoping to find a nice lakefront area within walking distance from the hotel, but to no avail. The onsen facilities were great, however I wished there was a cold bath and a steam room in addition to the indoors + outdoors hotbaths.
Biwako Hanakaido - Ōtsu - Building
3
8.7 Excellent (779 reviews)
C$ 501+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Biwako Hanakaido, you'll be centrally located in Otsu, a 2-minute drive from Lake Biwa and 12 minutes from Mount Hiei. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We booked a room with an open air hot spring bath, which was one of the many highlights. Our room faced the lake and had a beautiful view. The kaiseki dinner was amazing on both nights, with the first one being a typical kaiseki and the second with an emphasis on crab. Breakfast was very good too. Lastly, the hospitality was something that blew me away. Everyone was so friendly to us, so eager to explain and guide us through the inn, the food, and the various traditions that are involved. It was not intimidating at all, and the hospitality definitely had a lasting impression on me.
Cons: Some construction was going on during the middle of the day (11am~1pm). It's not a huge deal since most people are out during that time, and it's understandable for the maintenance of the property.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great service! Wonderful dinner and breakfast. Onsen was very relaxing.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: I have been to other Japanese style hotels in Hokkaido, so this hotel is not stunning at first sight. However the longer i stay, the better we feel: food is amazing, first night dinner is Kaiseki which is just normal, second night is Snow crab and third night is Wagyu Sukiyaki which are fantatic! Breakfast is exceeding my expectation too. Food is definitely the highlight and i suggest staying more than just one night, so you get the time to value the great food and service. The view from room is good, although it is not as close to the lake as i thought, but all the rooms are facing lake and south. It is a bit far away from Kyoto city, but hotel has free shuttle to the nearest station.
Cons: I don't blame it to hotel, but booking.com mismatched my booking and booked me a western style room when i wanted a Japanese style room...but hotel managed to settle this although just for part of my journey.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: staffs
Cons: not much
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was extremely professional and helpful, and almost everyone was English fluent. Room was luxurious, with plenty of space, a great view, and a wonderful outdoor bath. Choice between futon or a western style bed was also appreciated. The food was excellent, for both lunch and dinner. The course included a wide variety of dishes, which were explained in detail by our server. The hot springs were very relaxing, with outdoor and indoor options available. I also utilized the sauna often. The Onsen area also includes many different soaps and creams to use, which were interesting to try. Overall, I had a wonderful time at Biwako Hanakaido, and would love to go back.
Cons: It’s a bit of a trip to get to KIX, and it’s a decent distance from Kyoto or Osaka. We also didn’t find much else to do in the area, besides pick up food from a nearby drug store. However, the second isn’t much of an issue, given that you can spend most of your time relaxing at the hotel.
Guesthouse AN - Ōtsu - Building
4
9.0 Excellent (42 reviews)
C$ 80+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Guesthouse AN in Otsu, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Lake Biwa and Sanjusangendo Temple. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: 1. Paying lots of attention to guests’ safety. 2. Concerning every detail of guests’ demands. 3. Providing remarkable breakfasts with reasonable price.
Cons: None.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: thank you for shuiji couple. their breakfast is the best. they are so nice and patient. if i have chance i will travel to ostu and i will live there one more time. i can feel the Japanese culture. we are Cider and Aileen. see you next time.
Cons: nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Bicycle service is good.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Quiet., clean ,good kitchen and walking distance (10minutes) to restaurants and supermarkets. We cooked twice for ourselves Less than 30minutes to Kyoto central. Bikes available and Lake Biwa has 200km of graded,sealed paths. Rooms were spacious and the 2 aircons were great. We are away this time for4 months so tend to be on the budget side of average.
Cons: Been married for 38 years. Single futons were a bit different but were comfortable enough.
Biwako Hotel - Ōtsu - Building
5
8.6 Excellent (5,282 reviews)
C$ 261+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Biwako Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Otsu, within a 15-minute drive of Lake Biwa and Kawaramachi. 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.
7.0 Good
Pros: The room is big, comfortable and with spectacular sea view. Also a very nice Onsen for the hotel guests to use, it makes the trip more relaxing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All
Cons: Very good
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The restaurants inside the hotel were all excellent! Four different restaurants inside the hotel and one had four different styles of cuisines for a total of seven excellent resturants!
Cons: You must get reservations, all restaurants always crowded.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice and modern room Free shuttle service just for 5 minutes ride Nice and lake view onsen
Cons: None
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect view over Lake Biwa from the hotel room, which is spacious and well decorated. The room is clean and the beds are comfortable. There is a hot spring in the hotel which again offers an amazing view over the lake. The carpark is located on the ground floor and easily accessible.
Cons: Nothing
7.0 Good
Pros: location is good . shuttle provided. The food at the Italian restaurant reasonably priced and good.
Cons: The breakfast buffet could have been more varied. The fish provided at the breakfast buffet tasted stale. As I like to eat fish and tried it every day.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice lake views from hotel room. Parking was free for hotel guests. Good location next to shopping malls, relaxing spring bath, great service.
Cons: Nothing.
Biwako Ryokusuitei - Ōtsu - Pool
6
8.6 Excellent (2,066 reviews)
C$ 259+
Overview Reviews
Located in Otsu, Biwako Ryokusuitei is on the Strip, within a 15-minute drive of Hiyoshi Taisha and Enryakuji Temple. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Love the onsen!
Cons: I had expected a better view for a reservation for Lake view room (I don’t think I am unreasonable - see photo attached)
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Hot spring and food (including dinner and breakfast ) are very impressive, so is the shuttle service.
Cons: The space is not as big as I thought, but is still enough for a four-person family. I found some instant noodle on the tatami. Staff should walk around the room after their cleaning.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, attentive service, good food which is value for money
Cons: Breakfast with a selection of grilled items which is not our favourite, it would be good if hotel can add more variety of bread, cereals etc for guests to choose
Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel - Ōtsu - Building
7
8.5 Excellent (6,616 reviews)
C$ 182+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel in Otsu, you'll be 8.6 mi (13.8 km) from Heian Shrine and 9.1 mi (14.7 km) from Sanjusangendo Temple. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was awesome and the room is very spacious with spectacular views of the lake.
Cons: For the particular deal we had it was a 5:00 check-in which was quite late.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent Breakfast.
Cons: Nothing.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Superb breakfast and wonderful window lake view.
Cons: Human hairs in bath tub.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The room is large, with beautiful lake view!
Cons: Can still hear some noises from not sure upstairs or the room next in the silent midnight.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: A great bed
Cons: No water provided
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location next to Kyoto and view of the lake
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Bicycle rental service And the breakfast was good Also the view from my room was lake view and it was beautiful.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are clean and the scenery from the hotel is amazing. The staff here are extremely friendly and the location of the hotel is superb.
Yunoyado Komorebi - Ōtsu - Building
8
8.4 Excellent (458 reviews)
C$ 239+
Overview Reviews
Located in Otsu, Yunoyado Komorebi is within a 15-minute drive of Sagawa Art Museum and Onjoji Temple. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome hotsprings, friendly staff
Cons: The beds were rock hard!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great Ryokan that keeps up the image you have when you think japanese style inn. The baths in the other facility were great especially the outdoor ones.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Spacious room. Option to enjoy yomotokan onsen
Cons: Pillow is too hard and high
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The property is very clean and the dinner and breakfast were sumptuous! The onsen in the property is very small and is indoor and the room slightly small as well. However, you can and should definitely use the onsen in the sister property next door, Yumotokan for 600 yen per person per day. The onsen next door is lovely and overlook Biwa Lake. There is a shuttle to the property from the nearby subway station which you can call the property for when you arrive at the station. They will also send you to the subway station when you check out. Overall a very enjoyable stay.
Cons: Small indoor onsen
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We love the breakfast and dinner.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were very helpful as we only speak English and Spanish. They told us all about the amenities including the first-hour free for the private onsen. Loved it here!
Cons: Everything was amazing. Well done!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Food
Cons: Bath
View Lodge Biwa - Ōtsu - Building
9
8.3 Excellent (75 reviews)
C$ 122+
Overview
Located in Otsu, VIEW LODGE BIWA is within a 15-minute drive of Lake Biwa and Biwako Valley Ski Resort. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and microwave in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens - Ōtsu - Building
10
8.1 Excellent (2,146 reviews)
C$ 163+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens in Otsu, you'll be 11.5 mi (18.4 km) from Heian Shrine and 11.9 mi (19.2 km) from Miho Museum. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel location was superb and our bedroom was spacious and extremely comfortable. It was very good value for money and the buffet breakfast provided options for all tastes. Shuttle service to and from railway station was very useful.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We loved our room so large for Japan. Great view of the lake and a fantastic breakfast. The indoor pool was a great bonus.
Cons: There really wasn't anything we didn't like. Just felt it would have been amazing with a bit of maintenance on the grounds.
5.8 Okay
Pros: The Spa at the hotel was amazing
Cons: The facilities are very simple. The price is too high for the value
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed for 2 weeks visiting family and had a good size room with seating area and a fridge. The room was very quiet with a huge comfortable bed - we slept very well! Staff were extremely polite, helpful and friendly ... and the huge buffet breakfast catered for all tastes. The bus to Ishiyama station was regular and a great bonus, although we also walked to Seta station.
7.9 Good
Pros: Although a bit dated the hotel has very large and clean rooms, a generous breakfast and extremely friendly staff.
Cons: There is not much around so you need to take the shuttle bus and get a train to Otsu. The hotel offers a free shuttle once every hour.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location, and its a little europe right in the heart if Japan. The lake view is beautiful!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Classy hotel with dated decor. Very spacious room and excellent bathroom and layout. Very good choice of food for breakfast. The free Shuttle bus to Ishiyama Station was useful. Very good diner down the road called Joyful, next to Lawsons shop. Very good food and price.
Cons: We were down about 30 minutes before breakfast ended on the first morning and some of the food was only tepid. It should have been hotter. TV has no English speaking channels. Restaurants were pricey. Too far from Kyoto city centre but trains will get you there in 30 mins. Extra charges for gym, pool and spa, etc.
Guest House Hana - Ōtsu - Building
11
8.0 Excellent (235 reviews)
C$ 80+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Guest House HANA – Hostel in Otsu, you'll be 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from Kawaramachi and 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from Nishiki Market. Featured amenities include multilingual staff and laundry facilities.
7.1 Good
Pros: Location is good - fairly near the train station. Clean, friendly owner.
Cons: Would rather stay in Osaka for the price - beds are just ok, and unlike most Japanese dorms that are built with curtains for privacy, this one isn't.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The owner is very kind and smiling. We had a big room with kitchen and fridge for our group. There was a parking nearby, 600 yens all night.
7.9 Good
Pros: The location--walkable to both JR Otsu and Keihan Hamaotsu Stations, Lake Biwa, & convenience stores--was excellent. We even saw a bit of the Sanno-Sai festival down the block one evening! Multiple showers, sinks, toilets, bunk beds, & trash receptacles were very practical/helpful. Microwave, toaster oven, washing machine, and heater/cooler all worked fine.
Cons: The decor had more of a Chinese flair than wabi-sabi, and the WiFi was spotty at times, especially on newer devices.
6.3 Good
Pros: It was walking distance to to the subway stations. Very close to the waterfront.
Cons: We reserved a private room that was not private. We got a room that was sectioned off so the "walls" did not touch the ceiling. If there were other guests, you can hear their conversations from the common area.
2.9 Mediocre
Pros: No
Cons: Nothing
4.0 Okay
Pros: Not much
Cons: Run down place. Facility poor -kitchen not very clean and supplies were haphazard. Bed so hard I had to sleep ion a very small couch to get any sleep at all. I had to call the okusan in order to check-in. What if I hadnt had a phone??? II had to call her to come back latef since there were no English instructors for how to use the heat and it was freezing cold. The place was so musty that I felt unwell and gave up after 1 night. Id like a refund of the 2nd night!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The hostel is quite small but is very clean and has everything you need including kettle, microwave , washing machine and tea/coffee facilities. Great access to both JR and Keihan train stations which made sight-seeing really easy. The owner was super helpful and happy to answer any questions and also responded to messages through booking.com in a timely manner. She also has a little cafe/pork bun shop in the nearby shopping mall which is super cute and worth asking her about so you can go and check it out!
7.5 Good
Pros: Owner was very nice and helpful. Great location, very close to tram station.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice little guesthouse. The owner is very helpful and will do everything she can to provide for all your requests. (She took the time to take me to a doctor for my bad knee)
Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama - Ōtsu - Building
12
7.8 Good (589 reviews)
C$ 115+
Overview Reviews
Located in Otsu, Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama is within a 15-minute drive of Lake Biwa and Kawaramachi. Featured amenities include a computer station, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: Location is very near to train station
Cons: Coffee not provided in room or lobby. Staff refused to issue 2nd room card
7.7 Good
Pros: The proximity to the train station was very nice.
Cons: Walls were very thin, yelling kids next door the first night made it a challenge to sleep. If they wouldn't have left the next day we would have requested another room.
7.5 Good
Pros: Room size was good. Breakfast was good.
Cons: Room seems a bit old and could do with new paint / wall paper. Bathroom small.
7.9 Good
Pros: The room size was good
Biwako Grand Hotel - Ōtsu - Pool
13
7.7 Good (1,207 reviews)
C$ 440+
Overview
With a stay at Biwako Grand Hotel in Otsu (Ogoto), you'll be steps from Lake Biwa and 4 minutes by foot from Ogoto Onsen. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
Ogotoso - Ōtsu - Building
14
7.7 Good (65 reviews)
C$ 298+
Overview
With a stay at Ogotoso in Otsu (Ogoto), you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Lake Biwa and Ogoto Onsen. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
Apa Hotel Biwako Seta-Ekimae - Ōtsu - Building
15
7.4 Good (986 reviews)
C$ 84+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at APA HOTEL〈BIWAKO SETA-EKIMAE〉 in Otsu, you'll be 2 mi (3.1 km) from Lake Biwa and 11.5 mi (18.4 km) from Heian Shrine. Featured amenities include express check-out, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was good, the location, it was comfortable, next to plenty of shops and so on.
Cons: The only slight issue was whenever we open the door, it made the loud 'bang' sound, gave us a fright quite often.
6.3 Good
Pros: New type
Cons: There was noting shopping mall around the hotel.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The bed was comfortable. The room was clean and the view was interesting. I would stay there again.
Cons: The Pillows were not comfortable at all.
7.5 Good
Pros: Reasonable price
Cons: Car park around is quite full.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Near Kyoto yet not in it
Cons: Space for unpacked gear
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location, staff, facilities, breakfast fantastic. Brand new, modern and spotless. Close to station, convenience stores, supermarket. Spacious room and super comfortable large bed.
Cons: Walls paper thin, heard guy next door snoring. Heating much too hot in winter, I had to borrow a fan from reception.
Smile Hotel Otsu Seta - Ōtsu - Building
16
7.4 Good (471 reviews)
C$ 110+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Smile Hotel Otsu Seta in Otsu, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Lake Biwa and Aeon Mall Kusatsu. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
7.1 Good
Pros: Location: it's only half a minute walk to train station and bus station. Everything worked fine. Breakfast was simple but tasty.
Cons: A bit dated. Otherwise nothing wrong with this business hotel.

Best rooms in Ōtsu

Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel - Ōtsu - Building
1
8.5 Excellent (6,616 reviews)
C$ 182+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel in Otsu, you'll be 8.6 mi (13.8 km) from Heian Shrine and 9.1 mi (14.7 km) from Sanjusangendo Temple. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was awesome and the room is very spacious with spectacular views of the lake.
Cons: For the particular deal we had it was a 5:00 check-in which was quite late.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent Breakfast.
Cons: Nothing.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Superb breakfast and wonderful window lake view.
Cons: Human hairs in bath tub.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The room is large, with beautiful lake view!
Cons: Can still hear some noises from not sure upstairs or the room next in the silent midnight.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: A great bed
Cons: No water provided
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location next to Kyoto and view of the lake
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Bicycle rental service And the breakfast was good Also the view from my room was lake view and it was beautiful.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are clean and the scenery from the hotel is amazing. The staff here are extremely friendly and the location of the hotel is superb.
Biwako Hotel - Ōtsu - Building
2
8.6 Excellent (5,282 reviews)
C$ 261+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Biwako Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Otsu, within a 15-minute drive of Lake Biwa and Kawaramachi. 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.
7.0 Good
Pros: The room is big, comfortable and with spectacular sea view. Also a very nice Onsen for the hotel guests to use, it makes the trip more relaxing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All
Cons: Very good
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The restaurants inside the hotel were all excellent! Four different restaurants inside the hotel and one had four different styles of cuisines for a total of seven excellent resturants!
Cons: You must get reservations, all restaurants always crowded.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice and modern room Free shuttle service just for 5 minutes ride Nice and lake view onsen
Cons: None
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect view over Lake Biwa from the hotel room, which is spacious and well decorated. The room is clean and the beds are comfortable. There is a hot spring in the hotel which again offers an amazing view over the lake. The carpark is located on the ground floor and easily accessible.
Cons: Nothing
7.0 Good
Pros: location is good . shuttle provided. The food at the Italian restaurant reasonably priced and good.
Cons: The breakfast buffet could have been more varied. The fish provided at the breakfast buffet tasted stale. As I like to eat fish and tried it every day.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice lake views from hotel room. Parking was free for hotel guests. Good location next to shopping malls, relaxing spring bath, great service.
Cons: Nothing.
Yumotokan - Ōtsu - Building
3
8.9 Excellent (1,572 reviews)
C$ 427+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Yumotokan in Otsu, you'll be in the historical district, within a 15-minute drive of Lake Biwa and Mount Hiei. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and luggage storage. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Food was awesome!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great service from all the staff. Very comfortable rooms. Food was amazing. Onsen has amazing views on L11.
Cons: Location is a bit inconvenient. Games room is a bit old and run down. Mahjong room is a bit too expensive.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Our room with the private onsen was excellent! The room was very clean and they provided us with complete amenities. The staff were really friendly. We also availed for the half-board and the dinner was really delicious. I would recommend for those booking this hotel to avail for the dinner and breakfast as they are both worth the money and will save you time as well. For anyone who wants to relax and experience staying in a Japanese-style hotel, I would recommend booking here especially the room with the private onsen.
Cons: It would be better if the payment would go be done directly through websites such as booking.com or any other trusted website. The email that was sent by the hotel looked a bit dodgy so I was hesitant to pay through the PayPal link that was sent. I had to confirm first and make a call to the hotel to make sure that the email was really sent by them.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Love the choices of bath available, the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the cleanliness.
Cons: The room is a bit smaller than I expected, but that's just because I stayed at a bigger room at a different ryokan.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We like staying there we try japanase style room and we were enjoy there and love it . The private onsen was great and very clean. The staff very helpful.
Cons: We did not like the dinner .
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Lovely Kaiseki dinner and authentic Japanese breakfast was provided. The staff were considerate to remember my request for specific meal plan (no beef and pork) as one of my family members requested so. We expected to eat in our room but had our meals in the restaurant instead as our room only had one room. As such, staff came and set up the bedding in our tatami room when we were having our meal. The room though old, was impeccably clean. The indoor bath on the second floor was old but big and clean. The outdoor bath on the 5th floor was incredible and the locker/powder room area was big, warm and clean. The bath on the 8th and 11th floor were smaller than expected but still great to soak. While the bath on the 8th and 11th floor have a view of the lake, it must be noted that Yumotokan is still a distance away from the lake, as such, we could only see the lake in the distance. On the day of the check-out, we did not know that the shuttle bus to the station operated at certain timings only. The staff called us 2 taxis due to the amount of luggage we had. However, 1 taxi could only arrive 20 minutes later, which was too late for us as we had a train to catch. The staff asked us if we were alright with taking just 1 taxi (which could arrive 10 minutes earlier), but shared that one of us would have hug the extra suitcase due to the lack of boot space. We told them we were okay with that as it was only a 5 minute car ride to the station. However, the staff decided that that was not okay for us and found one of the front desk staff who was licensed to drive the shuttle to ferry us to the station. This was such a kind and generous gesture and we were so touched by it! Really thankful to the front desk staff at Yumotokan who helped us catch our train on time! This was our first onsen inn experience and the service standard and cleanliness standard of the hotel shone through.
Cons: It was difficult that many of the staff around the hotel could not speak English. However, they really really tried their best to help us and answer our queries. Really appreciate that! (Front desk staff were more equipped in speaking English though)
8.0 Excellent
Pros: evrything good and meet my expectation
Dantoukan Kikunoya - Ōtsu - Building
4
8.7 Excellent (917 reviews)
C$ 260+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Dantoukan Kikunoya in Otsu (Ogoto), you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Lake Biwa and Ogoto Onsen. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free valet parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were all super friendly and provided great service! The breakfast was excellent! The bed was comfortable!
6.3 Good
Pros: - Staff was nice - Room was good
Cons: - The "view on the lake" is not really as described - There was cockroaches and insects in the onsen....
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The room was very clean and comfortable. Delicious breakfast.
Cons: It is really cold to use the outdoor bath within the room during winter. You would have to shower at outdoor bath before dipping into tub.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very authentic experience of traditional ryokan. Loved the bath in room and at the rooftop. Pretty interior, big room, yukata, tea. Interesting and cute town, very friendly personal, picked us up from station and brought us back, japanese breakfast
Cons: Limited english, except one receptionist, but it didnt hinder the communication:) the town a bit empty, not a lot of food choices or much to see but for one or two days enough:) Considering the building there is specific smell, but it didnt bother much. Price for the private bath is a bit much in my opinion but i still loved the experience. But In overall we had amazing stay!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The service was outstanding, the staff were very welcoming and always friendly. The food was delicious and the baths though only 2 public ones, were comfortable for soaking. The private pool in our room was superb for anyone not wanting to use the public baths.
Cons: Wasn't much to see or do close by. Only 2 public onsen pools for each sex, they are probably the same in design which is probably why they don't swap them around.
7.1 Good
Pros: Dinner was great. Lots of variety and tasty dishes And room was great too, very authentic Japanese ryokan which is why we spent a bit extra on this one
Cons: Being rushed at our welcome drink, only sat down and had a sip before lady wanted to take us to room And wanted to have drink before dinner at 5.30 but got told we needed to go to dinner which we had booked for 6 Paying an onsen tax on check out that had not been explained to us Didn’t make it as a relaxing experience as hoped for. Felt always doing something wrong.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The quality of service in this smaller ryokan impressed me. We were slightly late and they sent someone in the street to look for us. We had a person assigned to us during our stay, and she made sure everything was perfect. We appreciated meeting the very cute and cuddly resident Shiba Inus. The room was lovely too. The food was great.
Cons: We were hoping for a scenic view of the lake. Our room did have a view of the lake, but not particularly scenic. We were hoping to find a nice lakefront area within walking distance from the hotel, but to no avail. The onsen facilities were great, however I wished there was a cold bath and a steam room in addition to the indoors + outdoors hotbaths.