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Iruka Hotel

5 Utoronishi, Shari-gun, Shari-cho 099-4354, Hokkaido
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the Iruka Hotel. After staying in some big resort hotels on Hokkaido, this made a very welcome change. We had a lovely big Japanese style room (301), with a great view out to sea and across to Utoro. The staff were very friendly and we enjoyed the Japanese breakfast, including fish caught just a few hours earlier. This... More 

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singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented the apartment. It's big enough for 7 adults. 2 bedrooms with tatami and bed option, 1 toilet, 1 bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, dining/living room, washing machine. No aircon but night time is cool even in summer. it's right along the coast and a great view of the Utoro coastline. Wifi is erratic at the apartment. Driving to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This marvelous hotel is located in Utoro, just a few kilometers away from Shiretoko Nature Center, the elevated boardwalk to Go-ko and the bay from where many sightseeing boats depart. Even with a sea-view the hotel room was not expensive, you can get a huge room (can be Japanese style as well) which it is nice, quiet and clean. They... More 

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Hong Kong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly family-style hotel in a very nice location overlooking the sea. Basic rooms and amenities but what it lacks in luxury it makes up in character. The location is a bit outside Utoro (about 10 minutes' walk) so it helps to have your own vehicle. Free but somewhat capricious wifi.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This small hotel offers spotlessly clean rooms, a bright cheery atmosphere and friendly service. It is located a bit outside of the main part of Utaro so a car is recommended. The rooms over look the bay and are right on the shore, if you leave the window open you will hear the waves and smell the sea. It is... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We had a large, comfortable room, with lovely sea views and in-room wi-fi. It was easy to book via email. Breakfast was ok and slightly different on the 2 mornings we were there. It's a good stay option if you're in Utoro.

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brisbane, australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The hotel was a little hard to find, well, easy to spot because it was yellow but hard to find the road into it. The Iruka Hotel (Dolphin Hotel) – room was a large twin, nice and clean and looked directly out to sea which was a little bit wild with a strong breeze blowing after the rain. Beach was... More 

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Houston, Tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Small hotel away from the town, location right on the bay. Reasonable sized room with a great view of the bay. Good sized bathroom. Nice deck for viewing. Good value for the area. Good Japanese style breakfast.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Iruka Hotel sits on a small peninsula just before you enter Utoro village. As such, you get great views of the town and the harbor, plus it enjoys a very quiet location. Rooms are a good size with enough space to spread out and be comfortable. The bathroom is also well laid out, with a nice size shower and bathtub... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My two-nights stay at Iruka was splendid. We have a sea view room and breakfast served was great. Location was wise was pretty central but having your own mode of transport is mandatory in this part of of the world. Utoro, Shiretoko, Rausu and Shari town are pretty remote so relying on public transport is a non existence fact. Iruka's... More 

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