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Iruka Hotel

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The first disappointment was the 'ocean view' room. It turned out to be ground floor, with most of the window covered in reflective coating, otherwise people can look inside the room. But this meant we couldnt really see the outside either. Don't be fooled by the free drink vouchers, as they serve watered down orange drink with sugar, not the... More 

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Seoul
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Look past the (slightly tacky) paintings of dolphins on the exterior and you'll find a cute little hotel, on the water. There's a large deck overlooking the water. You get a free welcome drink (good for wine or ice cream too!). The pizza at the restaurant is pretty decent. Breakfast is traditional Japanese, but there is also coffee and toast.... More 

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Seremban, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Our room is spacious for four person, it is very comfortable and with very nice views towards the cape and sea. It might be good if you are driving to this place as public transport might need you to walk for a while to the hotel.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

It was not easy to encounter drift ice in January; however, it was the highlight of my travel in Hokkaido. During half a month, I inquired of all hotels about drift ice available. It was IRUKA hotel that replied me every day. Wearing dry suit, I set off from IRUKA hotel's terrace, where Sea of Okhotsk was right before my... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I tried to book an ice diving plan with Iruka for February. I originally emailed them three months ago, in English (as their website and other blogs claim they have English services), but got no response. A week ago I emailed them in Japanese to which they responded very coldly saying they were full. I replied noting my original email... More 

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Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Nice little place on the outskirts of Shiretoko National Park. Clean and tidy, and lovely staff. The dog is incredible too, a real cheeky character. Mare sure you don't miss the turn, especially in the dark otherwise you'll end up at a dead end (like we did).

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Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a small b&b hotel run by a friendly lady who speaks a little English and her son in Utoro onsen. There is also a resident poodle by the name of Akuri which can be seen and heard in the hotel sometimes. We booked a tatami style twin room with fabulous views of the Okhotsk Sea. The hotel is... More 

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shillong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

"Iruka" is the Japanese for dolphin which can sometimes be seen in the waters near the hotel together with some whales. The hotel is an interesting mixture of a guest house and youth hostel with clean and spacious private rooms together with a comfortable lounge which has free tea and coffee all day. Breakfast is very good and recommended although... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Stayed 2 nights with my brother in July. About 15 min walk from Utoro center which is not that bad. Closest bus stop is about 5 min walk just after the last tunnel before Utoro. They were so friendly and had an excellent stay. They gave bicycles for free on the first day and it was very good way to... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Note that the cheapest single room doesn't come with a sea view, but is very good value for Shiretoko. It is Western style. The hotel is a 15 minutes walk from the center (and any shop or restaurant) and the bus station, in a quiet location. Wifi works fine. As everywhere in Japan, there are only Japanese channels on the... More 

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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Iruka Hotel

Address: 5 Utoronishi, Shari-gun, Shari-cho 099-4354, Hokkaido
Location: Japan > Hokkaido > Shari-gun > Shari-cho
Price Range: $97 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Iruka Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Iruka Hotel Shari-Gun, Japan - Hokkaido
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