Smile Hotel Otsu Seta

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near Lake Biwa

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Smile Hotel Otsu Seta

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Desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes, free WiFi
Daily buffet breakfast (JPY 900 per person)
Cleanliness standards
Deluxe Twin Room, Non Smoking (housekeeping - once in three days) | Bathroom | Combined shower/tub, free toiletries, hair dryer, slippers

Overview of Smile Hotel Otsu Seta



Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is $37
Price available on 10/1/2023
1-3-11, Ogaya, Otsu, Shiga, 520-2144
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Room options

Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Smoking

  • 161 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Twin Room

  • 258 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Large Twin Beds

Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Bedrooms, Smoking

  • 291 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Large Twin Beds

Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

  • 161 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking

  • 291 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Large Twin Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake Biwa - 36 min walk
  • Nanzen-ji Temple - 16 min drive
  • Heian Shrine - 16 min drive
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine - 16 min drive
  • Kiyomizu Temple - 16 min drive
  • Sanjusangen-do Temple - 16 min drive
  • Shijo Street - 16 min drive
  • Yasaka Shrine - 17 min drive
  • Kyoto University - 18 min drive
  • Kawaramachi Street - 17 min drive
  • Pontocho Alley - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Itami Airport (ITM) - 55 min drive
  • Kansai Intl. Airport (KIX) - 89 min drive
  • Seta Station - 2 min walk
  • Minami-Kusatsu Station - 3 min drive
  • Ishiyama Station - 4 min drive


  • 食悦家 かなめ Deux - 2 min walk
  • 餃子の王将瀬田店 - 2 min walk
  • ロッテリア 瀬田駅前店 - 1 min walk
  • 鳥貴族瀬田店 - 1 min walk
  • うどん 虹や - 2 min walk

About this property

Smile Hotel Otsu Seta

When you stay at Smile Hotel Otsu Seta, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Lake Biwa. Free perks include WiFi and wired Internet.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 94 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (JPY 800 per night)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) 6:30 AM–9:00 AM on weekdays and 6:30 AM–9:30 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Thin carpet in room

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately JPY 900 per person


  • Self parking costs JPY 800 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


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 fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Smile Hotel Seta
Smile Otsu Seta
Smile Seta
Smile Hotel Otsu Seta Otsu
Smile Hotel Otsu Seta Hotel
Smile Hotel Otsu Seta Hotel Otsu

Frequently asked questions

Does Smile Hotel Otsu Seta offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Smile Hotel Otsu Seta 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.
How much does it cost to stay at Smile Hotel Otsu Seta?
As of Sep 30, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Smile Hotel Otsu Seta on Oct 1, 2023 start from $37, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Smile Hotel Otsu Seta?
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.
Are pets allowed at Smile Hotel Otsu Seta?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Smile Hotel Otsu Seta?
Yes. Self parking costs JPY 800 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Smile Hotel Otsu Seta?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near Smile Hotel Otsu Seta?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around Smile Hotel Otsu Seta like?
Smile Hotel Otsu Seta is just a short 2-minute walk from Seta Station.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very Good

Alejandro Jr., 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

This hotel is not on the usual tourist trail. We always have a rental car so tend to venture off the beaten track. Staff were super friendly. Not much English but that’s just Japan and part of the adventure. Breakfast was typical Japanese hotel breakfast. Don’t ever go to Japan and expect an American Breakfast. They serve salad amongst other things. But pastries and yoghurt were also available. There is a traditional izakaya below the hotel for dinner. And convenience stores across the road. The hotel parking was easy to find and only ¥800 per night. Short walk to hotel from the parking.
David, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great for touring Kyoto
A very convenient hotel for touring Kyoto, situated next to a train station. No nonsense hotel. No food for westerners at the breakfast buffet...
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Nice Hotel
This hotel was right next to the Seta Train Station (we used the JR Pass) and it was very convenient in catching trains to the various sites in Kyoto. The room was very small and we had an XL Twin, but the staff was super friendly and helpful. The free breakfast was pretty good. The only things we didn't care for was the cold sausage, cold scrambled eggs and lukewarm salads. The coffee maker also took a long time to brew one cup at a time. But the pastries and bread were great.
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8/10 Very Good

Great little place. Comfy, quiet, and clean. Awesome breakfast provided!
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel
Friendly and very helpful staff! Clean hotel with amenities. 2 minutes away from the subway station. Many restaurants around the area. Despite being close to the subway and being located in a residential area, nights are surprisingly quiet. I would definitely come back on my next visit.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

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8/10 Very Good

YASUTKA, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night family trip
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