Tansen Residency is maintained and run by the State Govt. It is a hotel to be strictly used for a budget stay while doing business in the city or doing the historical tour of the city as there is not much to enjoy the property. 30-45 minutes drive from the airport and 10 minutes away from the railway station, the hotel is situated on Gandhi Road with big sprawling bungalows for neighbours. The rooms and bathrooms are large and spacious with natural light coming in and has a totally no nonsense air to it. Hot water, television, clean sheets, room heater, air conditioning (though not central) are available. F&B constitutes of a bar, a restaurant, conference room and a lawn for open air parties. Cuisines available are Indian, Chinese and very little continental. Suggest you stick to the tried and tested Indian fare and not be adventurous here. Breakfast buffets are generally included in the room charges. Staff is courteous but not in your face and will arrange for cars, tours and give general directions as reqd. The hotel also provides a city tour in an open bus at extra charges and has a state handicraft shop selling mainly fabric and sarees that the region is famous for.