12:55 am. Papa, Mummy and I reached the Gateway Resort, Sanchi about an hour into 06 November (Sunday), 2016. Papa and I were on official work in the neighbouring town of Vidisha. We remember this place: we had stayed here for a night in 2009 with the Wife, Junior and Brother Dear, and his wife. 28-29 August, 2009. The place has been renovated in a rather impressive manner. This was hardly the dark, dingy and unkempt place we had seen seven years back. The main attraction of the place is that it is at a walking distance from one of the main attractions close to Bhopal for an international tourist, the Sanchi Stupa! The renovated hotel is a Government of Madhya Pradesh property, and much in tune with the other Government hotels in the state, is extremely impressive. While we were on an official stay, the published rates at the time of our visit were Rs.3290, 2590 and 2290 for single occupancy in the AC suite, AC Deluxe and AC rooms respectively, the rates for double occupancy were Rs.3590, 2990 and 2590 for double occupancy. Extra person charges for the three were Rs.600, 500 and 425, respectively. I was to stay from 06 to 07 November. My parents were to stay a day extra. For the first night, we were shepherded to the AC Deluxe rooms. For the next one(s), we were taken to the AC suites (cottages). The AC Deluxe room had a lovely marble floor: a large room with a seating area, a table with a kettle and beverage sachets, an almirah, a TV and an attached well-stocked bathroom. Lighting was sufficient, and there were enough power-ports around. I was in room no.17. My parents were in the first room in the corridor. The cottages were numbers 3 and 4 (from what I remember). Huge, and beautifully done. There is a small lawn, and a cordoned-off sitting area in a covered balcony. The food was quite nice. The service staff were nice and attentive, and took care of our requests for bland food, without a trace of red chillies. Overall, a wonderful experience.