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Hotel Irifune is coveniently located in the main town of Sonai, only a 2 minute walk from the Sou-Wes Dive Centre and a 5 minute walk to Sonai Harbour. The hotel is also near a post office, supermarket and a few bars and restaurants. This small, local hotel offers clean, comfortable, simply decorated rooms and includes breakfast and dinner.
Hotel Irifune also has more luxury accommodation in their Annex Bamboo Villa (please enquire for details)
Hotel Irifune offers simple Western Style rooms with bath, toilet, TV, phone, single or twin bedding only.
The Japanese Style rooms are minimalist and basic. The bathroom is shared Japanese style, with 4 shared showers in the bathroom and toilets next door to the bathroom. The rooms have a TV, phone and Japanese tatami mat flooring. There are 2 Japanese Style rooms which can comfortably fit 2 people per room. The rooms are separated by a thin Japanese style sliding door which can be opened to form one Medium sized room to fit 3-4 people. A thin futon mattress and blanket is provided for you to sleep on. If you respect your privacy, the Japanese Style rooms would not be suitable for you.
All rooms are air conditioned and come with toiletries and towels
Sightseeing activities such as glass-bottom boat trips to the underwater monument, charter fishing trips, cruises, scuba diving at the underwater monument and surrounding reefs, and car rental can be arranged through the hotel and through Sou-Wes Diving. Mr Kihachiro Aratake, the then divemaster who discovered the Underwater Monument, is the founder of Sou-Wes Diving.
Breakfast and dinner is served in the air conditioned dining area and regularly includes fresh ingredients sourced locally from the seas around the island. A washing and dryer service is available as is a transport service to and from the airport or ferry terminal for hotel guests. The hotel has wi-fi throughout the building.