I was booked here for 3 nights. Stayed 1 miserable night after looking at 4 rooms - all unsatisfactory. There was the powerful smell of mothballs in every room because of the
dampness - bed linens and mattresses were almost wet, the bathroom linens very damp.
There was no delineation between the showers and the bathroom floor so everything would get soaked if the shower were to be used. There was no hot water, so it was a moot point.. The male staff was generally condescending and hostile, which made the whole scene even worse. Dirty bed linens, filthy, used bedroom slippers, grey, grimy towels in the bathroom. Patches of mold on the walls. Staff brought clean bed linens as if they were doing me a favor. If you are visiting Sanchi, Udaigiri Caves and VIdisha, do stay in Bhopal and do day trips. This is a fascinating part of India and deserves attention. Do not, under any circumstances, stay at this property, run buy MP Tourism.
They need to spruce up, pay attention to cleanliness and reform their attitudes.
We stopped here for lunch on our visit to Sanchi. Food was nothing to rave about. Usual north Indian food options were avalibale.The ambience of the restaurant is good and guess an easy option when visiting Sanchi.
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.
We were concluding our MP Tour with Sanchi..we had a bad experience at gateway retreat..the resort was old and badly maintained..service was not up to the mark..restaurant experience was worst...food was overly charged compared to the other MPT hotels..
The location of the Gateway retreat is ideal for persons visiting Sanchi.
They have great food to offer and ambiance is nice, clean and peaceful. The children play area is also very good.
The staff is very polite, but the only thing they are lacking is the service time they take to serve you is quite long.