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8.3

Excellent

2,137 reviews

2,137 reviews

Breakfast57
Housekeeping57
Shops4
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8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Setano Karahashi 880 m
Ishiyamadera Temple 2.1 km
Otsu Service Area 3.5 km
Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple) 5.8 km
Omi Shrine 7.4 km
Hiyoshi Taisha 10.8 km
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple 11.5 km
Ukimido 14.7 km
Lake Biwa Bridge 16.4 km
Biwako Valley 24.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Keihan Ishiyama 130 m
Ishiyama 160 m
Kanehira Imai Tomb 380 m
Chotoku-ji Temple 520 m
Kokubun-ji Temple 740 m
Seta Castle Ruin Monument 820 m
Awazu 850 m
Setano Karahashi 880 m
Sainen-ji Temple 940 m
Gyōmu sūpā 1.2 km

le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA

9-21 Awazu-cho, Otsu, Otsu, Japan, 520-0832 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Otsu part of Otsu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

160 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent breakfast

840 meters to Setano Karahashi

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Laundry service

Room service

Concierge

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Otsu every 11 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.4
Location rating8.0

Rooms available at le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.4

Twin Non Smoking
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Twin Smoking
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 2 single beds
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Compact Double Room - Smoking
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
  • 1 double bed
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Compact Single Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 1 semi double bed
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Compact Double Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Compact Single Room - Smoking
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 semi double bed
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds and 1 sofa be...
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Hollywood Twin Room - Non Smoking
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds
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Small Double Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 double bed
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Small Double Room - Smoking
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for a fee of 1500 JPY per day. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Otsu with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 880 JPY if not included in the room rate.

What are my dining options at le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA?

Le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA?

Le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The hotel offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA?

Keihan Ishiyama is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 120 m away from le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA.

What restaurants are nearby le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA?

Restaurants including Imamura Kitchen Ilcuore, Ishiyama Hanten and Ikedaya Ishiyama are popular in le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA’s neighborhood which is known as Otsu.

What popular shopping places are close to le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA?

Located in the Otsu area, le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA is close to great shopping choices like Marucho, Izutsu Yatsuhashi Hompo Oiwake and Ogoto Onsen Kanko Park.

What are popular attractions near le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA?

Guests at le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA can easily visit Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, Ishiyamadera Temple and Biwako Valley located in the Otsu area.

What popular beaches are close to le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA?

Guests at le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA can easily visit Omimaiko Beach in the Otsu area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA?

Le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA is located in the Otsu area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Sunainosato, Nango Suisan Center and Benkei Sugi tree.

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What people love about le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Location

    "The hotel is well maintained and is a 20 minute train ride from Kyoto."

    Harald

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    April 7, 2019

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Spaciousness

    "2 person rooms are huge."

    De

    |

    November 25, 2019

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Service very service minded and cozy."

    Harald

    |

    April 7, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 94 Otsu properties
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Value for money score
8.4/10
Cleanliness score
8.6/10
Room comfort score
8.4/10
Location score
8/10
Better than
85
%
of Otsu properties
Better than
84
%
of Otsu properties
Better than
78
%
of Otsu properties
Better than
71
%
of Otsu properties
Overall rating:

8.3

Excellent
2,137 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
7.8
Location
8.0
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More about le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA

More about le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA

le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA

le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA is a distinct addition to Otsu and a smart choice for travelers. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, get the most out of your trip with a stay at le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA.
le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Taxi services provided by the hotel make exploring Otsu even more convenient. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's available parking, right on-site.
The hotel provides front desk services such as concierge service and luggage storage for guests' convenience. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hotel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundromat provided on-site. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Little things you forgot to pack aren't a big problem! Just stop by the convenience stores to get what you need.
Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Each guestroom at le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Some rooms are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms. The hotel also offers a refrigerator, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hotel. le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA has vending machines that provide round-the-clock refreshment, at low cost.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 94% of the city's accommodation.
This hotel beats 85% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
This hotel scores higher than 85% of the city's accommodations for cleanliness.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.8

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

210 mentions

Housekeeping

91 mentions

Internet

30 mentions

Food & Dining

9 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Japanese
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Postal service
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Complimentary tea
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet access – LAN
  • LAN Internet in room [free]
  • Linens
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Towels
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • American
Restaurants on site
Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Menu: A-la-carte

Location

9-21 Awazu-cho, Otsu, Otsu, Japan, 520-0832
Excellent
Location

8

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Setano Karahashi
    880 m
  • Ishiyamadera Temple
    2.1 km
  • Otsu Service Area
    3.5 km
  • Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
    5.8 km
  • Omi Shrine
    7.4 km
  • Hiyoshi Taisha
    10.8 km
  • Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
    11.5 km
  • Ukimido
    14.7 km
  • Lake Biwa Bridge
    16.4 km
  • Biwako Valley
    24.0 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Keihan Ishiyama
    130 m
  • Ishiyama
    160 m
  • Kanehira Imai Tomb
    380 m
  • Chotoku-ji Temple
    520 m
  • Kokubun-ji Temple
    740 m
  • Seta Castle Ruin Monument
    820 m
  • Awazu
    850 m
  • Setano Karahashi
    880 m
  • Sainen-ji Temple
    940 m
  • Gyōmu sūpā
    1.2 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • The property offers a JPY 1,000 taxi ticket per day for guests booking rooms with taxi coupons. The ticket cannot be used for pick-up at Kyoto Station.
  • Car parking is available at an additional charge and subject to availability. Guests planning to arrive by car are requested to contact the property in advance.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until01:00
  • Check-out from05:30
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until01:00
Getting around
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)120
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)880 JPY
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors7
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 83
  • Room voltage100
  • Most recent renovation2011
Parking
  • Daily parking fee1500 JPY

Reviews of le Lac HOTEL OTSU ISHIYAMA from real guests

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8.3
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Cleanliness8.6
Facilities7.8
Location8.0
Room comfort and quality8.4
Service8.6
Value for money8.4
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<6 Below Expectation (134)
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8.8
Excellent
Harald from Norway
Couple
Compact Double Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Good hotel a bit from Kyoto”

The hotel is well maintained and is a 20 minute train ride from Kyoto. Railway station close by. The breakfast quite straightforward. Service very service minded and cozy. Negative: The room temperature could not be regulated and it was slightly cold. (The outdoor temperature was 5-10 degrees C with some wind.)

Reviewed April 07, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
De from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Compact Single Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

Excellent”

Returning customer, room is small if for 1 person. 2 person rooms are huge.

Reviewed November 25, 2019

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9.0
Exceptional
Ah from Singapore
Couple
Compact Double Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 9 nights in July 2015

Customers satisfaction”

Location, superb staffs and cleanliness

My wife and I had the good fortune of choosing Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama, We wanted a hotel away from the hustle and bustle of the noisy and overcrowded Kyoto City. Train station, bus terminal, eateries, supermarket and convenient stores are just a few steps from the hotel. The friendly and helpful staffs, such as Makiko, Yukiko and Takayukiko made our stay relaxed and enjoyable. Although the room is small, it is compensated by the high standard of cleanliness we experienced throughout our nine day stay at the hotel, August is not the very ideal month to visit Kyoto. The daily temperature is about 37 deg Celsius. The air-condition at the whole hotel is effective to combat the sweltering summer heat. There are a few areas the hotel could do to improve the service to provide customers with a more comfortable stay at the hotel. 1. Black out curtains should be provided for rooms facing east, The sun rises around 5am and the room becomes fairly bright by about 5.15am. 2. Drinking water could be provided in the room. Most guests would want a sip of water when returning to the room from the hot and humid weather outside. 3. The complimentary breakfast is nice but could be improved with frequent changes of the meals and dishes. As an example, the vegetables of the salad bowl consisted of cut lettuce, cabbage and cucumber slices remained the same day in and day out. We fully recommend this hotel for those who choose convenient location, friendly service and clean but medium size room.

Reviewed August 10, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Sean from United States
Couple
Compact Double Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in January 2013

Great Hotel, Perfect if you have JR pass!”

Steps away from Ishiyama JR (4 stops from Kyoto Central) , Quiet and Modern rooms!

I really enjoyed our stay at the Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama. This hotel was the best value for money we had in our two week vacation. I attribute this largely to it being so close to the JR Ishiyama station. You can take a local JR train to the center of the city in about 15 minute and the trains come quite frequently every 10 minutes or so. There is also a McDonalds and FamilyMart right on the corner if you get hungry. I think staying here was a lot smarter than paying through the nose for a hotel in the center of the city. We were able to do the same things for a fraction of the price. I also slept quite soundly in the quiet neighborhood too. Once you figure our the train (platform 2) to Ishiyama from Kyoto Central Station, you won't regret this choice. Breakfast buffet was adequate for starting the day and the service was pretty good as well.

Reviewed January 07, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Tanis from Canada
Couple
Compact Double Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 8 nights in August 2013

Super clean and comfortable”

Clean, close to JR station, decent breakfast

The Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama is a very nice, modernly-renovated hotel that is down the street from Ishiyama JR station. The included breakfast had a decent variety of Japanese and western options. My reason for travel to Ishiyama is to visit my brother, and this is my go-to hotel. Lucky for me, it was renovated a couple of years ago and is a very nice place to stay. The double room is typically small, but includes a fridge. The staff is very friendly. The ladies who work the breakfast area run a tight ship and there is never a shortage of items and the area is spotless!

Reviewed August 23, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
Darren from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

Great Hotel, Good location and very friendly staff”

Friendly staff, close to train station

My girlfriend, brother, his partner, a friend and I stayed at Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama as a base for our Kyoto leg and found the hotel to be overall great. The staff were very friendly and always willing to help. In fact my friend forgot his toothbrush charger and only realised once returning to Australia. The staff were only happy to send his charger back to him without any cost. The rooms were very spacious (Family Non-Smoking) and clean, not to mention the breakfast was very tasty. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to stay just outside Kyoto and I would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed December 18, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Kwan from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Compact Double Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 8 nights in April 2014

It was a pleasant stay”

Clean and neat, high speed internet, near train station

I've enjoyed my stay at Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama. I reached the hotel at 11am and was given a room despite being early and without additional charge, so I was able to take a rest before headed out sightseeing. It was only 2 mins walk from the nearest JR station which is great. If you do not mind the fact that this hotel is an extra 15mins train ride from Kyoto Stn, it is actually a very good choice of a clean, neat and affordable hotel with free high speed internet too!

Reviewed April 19, 2014

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9.2
Exceptional
David from Indonesia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Kyoto suburb hotel ”

If you choose the location between Kyoto and Osaka , Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama must be perfect . Just 3 stop from Kyoto station and easy access if you bring big suitcase by walk and direct train to Osaka from Ishiyama . Room are standard and breakfast are complimentary / free . Close to restaurant and convenience store . Best choose for family

Reviewed December 13, 2016

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9.0
Exceptional
MERLITA from Philippines
Family with teens
Compact Double Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in October 2014

Everything good about this hotel”

Very clean rooms, near train station, good breakfast

We had a great stay in Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama. The rooms are clean. The toilet is just the right size... not big but not too small. Breakfast is good... i love their croissant. The train station is just around the corner. Although the hotel is quite far from kyoto station, it is easily accessible. There are restaurants acriss the hotel that serves very delicious grilled food.

Reviewed October 29, 2014

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9.0
Exceptional
IGOR from Russia
Couple
Compact Double Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in March 2012

unexpensive hotel for visiting Kyot”

convenient and unexpensive hotel for visiting Kyoto

We stayed in "Reiah Hotel" one night during our short trip to Kyoto. Since I made this reservation well in advance, we have got the 30% discount for the early reservation. So, the total cost for two people, including breakfast, was only about 7700 yen. I think, it is a fantastic price for Kyoto area, especially during this popular season (end of March). The room was comfortable and the breakfast - pretty reasonable. The hotel is located basically in front of the entrance to Ishiyama train station. So, you can reach Kyoto station within 15 minutes, by using regular train (the price is 230 yen). In total, if you are looking an unexpensive hotel for visiting Kyoto, "Reiah" is definitely good choice.

Reviewed March 28, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
Helene from Philippines
Family with young children
Twin Non Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

Great place ”

location, affordability, spacious room

We enjoyed our stay in Reiah Hotel. The room was spacious - we got a twin room, and it had two large beds that can comfortably fit 4 adults (we were 2 adults and 2 kids). I booked 4 twin rooms for my whole family here. The location is super close to Ishiyama Station, and there are lots of restaurants and convenience stores nearby. Free breakfast is included in the room - the choices were simple but good. This is not in Kyoto City but Ishiyama Station is a short ride to Kyoto Station. We would stay here again if we ever visit Kyoto again. Highly recommended!

Reviewed October 29, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Wenn from United States
Family with teens
Stayed 4 nights in May 2016

Clean, quite, convenient, staff courteous and professional”

Reiah Hotel is one-minute walk from Ishiyama Station which is on JR Biwako Line - a 15-minute ride from Kyoto Station. We love it's delicious and healthy breakfast. The main entries vary everyday. The bedding is excellently comfortable. For those international guests who fly to or out of Osaka, JR Haruka Line has direct (limited express train) service (90-minute ride one way) between Ishiyama and Kansai Airport terminal Stations. You don't need to fight the crowd in Kyoto Station to make a transfer. One suggestion for the hotel: we like to have a luggage stand in the room. 😄

Reviewed May 29, 2016

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9.3
Exceptional
Julia from United States
Couple
Compact Double Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in July 2015

5 Nights Stay”

Best things about this hotel are: the location, free breakfast, and my high floor view.

We had a good stay at the Reiah Hotel. It is at the next corner from the McD across the street from the JR. We had a room on the 6th floor, which gave us enough height to see Lake Otsu and the mountains. We had a wonderful sunrise view from our window. The room is small to Western standards, but the room seems to be the average size of most business hotels. They give out bathroom amenities at the front desk. If you prefer not to have housekeeping services, they offer you a free beverage. The breakfast was the same every day, except for a daily change in the hot meat dish. The breakfast was still quite good, but by the 5th morning we were tired of having curry rice. However, I'm not complaining since breakfast is free.

Reviewed July 21, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
Assaf from Israel
Couple
Compact Double Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 6 nights in October 2011

good stuff, 15 min on train from kyoto st ”

a chance to expirence kyoto's suburbs

we really enjoyed our stay in ishiyama. at first we were disappointed that we couldn't find hotel in kyoto but once we saddled in we enjoyed our stay. the hotel is 1 min walk from ishiyama trains station. the ride is about 15 min long until you reach kyoto station. (you'll get used to hear, yamashina, otsu, zeze, ishiyama, on your way back from kyoto).the rooms are comfortable and well designed, you don't need to place your bags in strange places. the staff spoke english and the lobby got a pc and wireless internet. what we loved the most staying there, was to be able to experience how a small japanase city looks like, to experience ishiyama too with it's lovely people.

Reviewed December 16, 2011

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9.7
Exceptional
Soo from Malaysia
Couple
Compact Double Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in October 2012

Great Compact Hotel”

Cleanliness, Free Internet, English Speaking Staff

Reiah Hotel is 3 stations away from Kyoto station but only 1 min from Ishiyama Station, which is very convenient for budget travellers. The room space although is small but well equipped with all the needed accessories and comfortable bed & bathroom. The hotel staff is friendly and speaks good english and the offered price comes with complimentary breakfast, which is wonderful.

Reviewed November 02, 2012

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8.3
Excellent
Jeremy from United States
Group
Compact Double Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in December 2013

Enjoyed it very much. ”

Close to train station, friendly staff, complimentary breakfast

Although it is about a 14 minute train ride to the Kyoto Train Station, the hotel is across the street from Ishiyama Station in the Otsu area. I was here during the New Years holiday and taking the train into Kyoto to visit the many temples was easy to do coming from Ishiyama. Once you reach Kyoto Station the options seem limitless as to where to travel. We took trains to Kobe, Osaka, each West, East, North, and South Kyoto sections to visit our selected areas. Fushimi-Inari being our favorite temple to visit at night, many people continued to hike up the mountain/temple even with light snow fall since it is well lit, the snowfall just added to the mystique. If you're looking to save a few bucks this is a good hotel to stay for a few nights. One thing to keep in mind though, if you plan to enjoy the later nightlife remember that many trains stop running before 12 or 1 a.m. so you could be stuck paying a big taxi fare which would then subtract any savings you made on the hotel. For New Years Eve we visited Miidera Temple in central Otsu and it was a 30,000 Yen ($30) taxi cab back so to compare a taxi fare back from Kyoto (say Higashiyama - East Kyoto), Miidera Temple is about 2/5 the distance if you were to taxi from Higashiyama back to Ishiyama.

Reviewed January 06, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Chiao from Brunei Darussalam
Solo traveler
Twin Non Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in August 2015

Excellent hotel! ”

Breakfast, location, cleanliness

We had a very pleasant stay - very clean, there're more variety of foods at breakfast than we expected given that it's free. I'm a very light sleeper and it's not as quiet as I would wish it to be. For light sleepers, I would recommend wearing ear plugs, which I did and slept well. My friends slept very well without ear plugs. Love the hot shower/ bath! For those coming from Osaka Airport, buy a one-day Kansai rail pass for 2300yen, which is cheaper than the normal rail ticket to travel from the airport to Kyoto. The pass will let you travel from airport to Kyoto central station and also to Ishiyama station. The journey from airport to Kyoto central station takes at least 1h15min. Within Kyoto central station (you don't have to exit the station), take the Biwako line train to Ishiyama, which takes 15min. The train comes very frequent, almost like MRT. At Ishiyama station, take the right exit where you can see McDonalds. Just walk pass McDonalds and you can find the hotel. Around the hotel, you can find 7-11, Family Mart and a few restaurants/ japanese-style bars. We found one bar that sells great food at very affordable price. We don't know the name in English. It's very small, has a good bar atmosphere and has a few dishes written in English. Overall, I highly recommend this hotel!

Reviewed August 29, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
HSIAO from Taiwan
Couple
Compact Double Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

Very good experience”

Reiah Hotel is near by the Lake Biwa and JR Ishiyama station. So it's also convenient to go to Kyoto downtown or Osaka city from here. We are vegetarians, and we did eat some tasty food with the provided breakfast. The room is clean and comfy. And the receptionists are kind and did us a great favor. Thanks a lot! It's good to stay here during journey!

Reviewed April 14, 2016

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8.3
Excellent
George from United Kingdom
Couple
Twin Non Smoking
Stayed 7 nights in November 2013

A comfortable well run hotel with a great location”

Pleasant modern hotel in a small residential town near Kyoto

We had booked this hotel for a week as we wanted to spend some time visiting Kyoto and enjoy the autumn colours. Coming out of the Otsu Ishiyama station, we found the hotel very quickly. The reception staff made us very welcome. The hotel is clean, modern, functional and the rooms are large and comfortable. Breakfast is complimentary and very good, catering for all tastes. The surroundings are pleasant with shops and a variety of restaurants, most of them giving a taste of local cuisine in a typical Japanese style. Lake Biwa is within walking distance of the station and the hotel and a visit of nearby Otsu is enjoyable. A 15 mins train ride gave us easy access to Kyoto, but allowed us to relax away from the big city. We would highly recommend this hotel.

Reviewed December 17, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
AQUILES from Venezuela
Family with young children
Compact Double Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in October 2012

won't get hotel like this in Kyoto by same price”

Good for the value and comfortable

we got the jp rail pass, and commute every from ishiyama to kyoto it is just 13-14 minutes away by train. (even if you don't have the jp rails pass it is worthy to pay the train rate daily) hotel is next to ishiyama station and trains departs every 15 minutes or less (look for mcdonals sigh hotel is on the same sidewalk) hotel is new and clean. wifi is available in the lobby, included breakfast is buffete and is good enough. rooms are a little small but this is normal in japan. i used twice their laundy machines on the 6th floor, at a low rate with soap included. if you stay in kyoto you won't find anything that comfortable at the same or at a lower price, believe me! i would stay there again without hesitation

Reviewed November 19, 2012

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