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Iruka Hotel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best feature was the big window in our bedroom looking out over Utoro, the harbour and the mountains on the Shiretoko Pass. A highlight was the white tailed eagle that fed on a crab right in front of said window. The restaurant did a wonderful pizza based on wild picked herbs - ascetic garlic. Best pizza ever so get...

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

My Partner and I stayed here for two nights! It was great, clean, personable and the best hotel staff! We found the hotels around Utoro were generally overpriced, but this was perfect. It's a little walk from town but tours will pick you up from the hotel, and the hotel staff are always happy to give you a lift! However...

Thank Cecilia B
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is a quaint hotel with simple Western-style rooms and a warm and helpful owner, as well as stunning views over the sea. Good budget option for those visiting Shiretoko, located just outside Utoro.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The hotel is small but the room was very clean and felt just like home. The food was very good and the staff were the best hotel staff I ever met. Their service were outstanding. The view of the ocean is nice especially during sunset, During night time they have a telescope and you can see the moon via the...

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here only one night but really enjoyed it. The place is simple and clean with friendly staff. The fittings and bed duvets are a little tired and they don't have double beds, but not really a problem. If you're on the oceanview side the views are AMAZING!! Night and day we loved having the curtains open! We also...

2Thank Georgia R
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 July 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...

2Thank Jee K
Reviewed 30 June 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....

1Thank MrN00dles
Seremban, Malaysia
Reviewed 9 May 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.

Thank CH_1987
Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 2 January 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...

9Thank tricia16888
Reviewed 18 December 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...

Thank Tamatha R

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Additional Information about Iruka Hotel

Address: 5 Utoronishi, Shari-gun, Shari-cho 099-4354, Hokkaido
Region: Japan > Hokkaido > Shari-gun > Shari-cho
Price Range: $82 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Iruka Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Front room with view of harbour and a window that opens for air and ocean sounds”
tav_mind, 26 May 2017 | Read review
“Don't come here, stay elsewhere.”
JeeT975, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with sea and cape views are good.”
CH_1987, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“Floors on the 3rd floor have the best sea views and less cooking smell in the corridor when the kitchen is operating in the morning.”
GlobeTrekker6, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All rooms faces the ocean view.”
eTaka, 30 Aug 2015 | Read review
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