Welcome to Hotel Rantei Sendai, Rantei boasts 24-hour hot spring baths, a pool in summer and creative cuisine by an award-winning chef. Japanese-style and Western rooms feature mountain views, a 5-minute drive from Rairaikyo Gorge. The lobby offers free Wi-Fi, and karaoke rooms are available. Guests at hotel Rantei can relax in an outdoor and indoor public hot spring bath, or treat themselves to a massage. The reception is staffed 24 hours, and facilities include a souvenir shop, drinks vending machines and free parking. A free shuttle to/from Sendai Station is available on weekdays. Serene Japanese-style rooms have a tatami (woven-straw) floor, low furniture and traditional futon bedding. Carpeted Western rooms come with a single bed and a desk. All rooms are fitted with a TV, a fridge and a safe, while yukata robes and a bathroom with toiletries are provided. A breakfast buffet is catered every morning, offering a selection of Japanese and Western food. An award-winning chef prepares fusion Western-Japanese dinners, including soy milk nabe (Japanese soup dish) with tapioca. Rantei is a 30-minute drive from JR Sendai Train Station. (Hotel Rantei Sendai hotels booking).