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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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brisbane, australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
18 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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41 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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202 reviews 202 reviews
147 hotel reviews
355 helpful votes 355 helpful votes
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed 2 nights there and it was great. The rooms were very clean, the hosts are great people and very helpful. A very peaceful place to relax. Not mentioning the cute guy who helped us with 6 heavy luggages and my red one with a broken handle. Its a shame not to get his name though, as I can't... More 

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137 reviews 137 reviews
34 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Easy to find...just at the back of the Huge Turtle Rock. The place did not have many guest during our stay...which was great for us. Extra quiet to an already peaceful and quiet environment. The proprietors were a rather young couple who served us well. Free coffee and drinks for guest at the dining area...which extends out to a deck... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The location in Utoro is good and you have a view at the sea. In my opinion not that wonderfull because of this huge tsunami protective barriers. We stayed in a room right above the entrance last August. It was quite warm weather and the rooms a without aircon, so very hot! You can open the windows of course but... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I spend 2 nights there with great experience and wonderful times. Is a B&B with great view by the seaside, onsen and the meal prepared are very delicious and home cook. The owner are very helpful, and they trying to make your stay as pleasant as possible. I will sure to be back.

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Cosy B&B which is 1.2 km from Utoro Bus terminal. Can arrange for FOC transport if you inform B&B in advance. There is small rock onsen for guests. Owner and staff are helpful and hospitable. Ordered breakfast and dinner throughout my stay as the town was small. However, i discovered that one can get food easily near the visitor centre.... More 

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Hong Kong
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The room was very clean and of good size. It's just a few minute drive from the small town utoro, reasonably close to the 5 lakes. View was naturally very good as it was right at the bay. They serve Japanese dinner and breakfast, very good if you like it.

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