The Shire Guest House

The Shire Guest House

Arithang Road Tshugshing House,Below AIR Quarters, Gangtok 737101 India
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4.5
#2 of 39 guest houses in Gangtok
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Within a five-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Gangtok town, the quiet stillness and tranquility pervades the idyllic location of The Shire, where you can sip tea in the garden ad-midst flowers blooming and with the quiet companionship of the flutter of butterfly wings. The mighty Khangchendzonga, the guardian deity of Sikkim lies resplendent in all its glory showering munificence on all who gaze at her. The tradition of Sikkimese hospitality is evident from the fact that The Shire is a home away from home. We believe in not only providing Rooms but providing large open spaces and green areas for our guests. As soon as one enters through the driveway we have a garden area behind the bamboo grove and the garden area connects to the open terrace area from which one can view the opposite valley, with beautiful sunsets, stargaze at night and above all it has a direct view of the summit of the Worlds Third highest peak in all its beauty. Indoors we have a lot of common seating areas with a indoor fireplace and a library.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Patio
Car hire
Taxi service
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Housekeeping
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

Location

Arithang Road Tshugshing House,Below AIR Quarters, Gangtok 737101 India
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Drishti D wrote a review Dec 2022
8 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I and my family went to Gangtok in the month of October, 2022 and stayed in this homestay, The Shire, and I must say the hospitality of this homestay is just outstanding… I am really satisfied with all the facilities they provided during our stay.. My parents really loved the place… The view from this homestay is amazing… Food is delicious.. Rooms are really very cosy… I would definitely recommend everyone to stay in this homestay whenever you are thinking of visiting Gangtok…
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Karma Tempa Chogyal Khangsarpa, Owner at The Shire Guest House
Responded 21 Dec 2022
Thank you for your wonderful review Drishtipriya,it was a pleasure hosting your stay here and we are pleased that you enjoyed your Holiday here. Hope to see you again .Warm Regards. Karma & Family.
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Devika wrote a review Feb 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent a wonderful 2 days at this cozy home and loved every moment of it. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed and the family will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Truly feels like staying at home. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Karma Tempa Chogyal Khangsarpa, Owner at The Shire Guest House
Responded 12 Mar 2023
Thank you for your wonderful review, it was a pleasure hosting you here and we hope to see you back again soon.Warm Regards & Best Wishes.
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Tushar G wrote a review May 2023
1 contribution
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The stay was very good, it was great to interact with the Mr Karma Tempa and his mother. The location is bang in the middle of the city, 10 min walk to MG Road market. The property is a authentic Sikkimese home. The food is home like and decently priced . Rooms are pretty and were cleaned daily. They recommended good cab operators and bike rentals. The host was kind enough to give us a home tour. The approach road is quite steep, no problem for cars, but consider walking only if you are not carrying heavy luggage or are comfortable walking uphill (caution for elderly). Would definitely recommend friends and family to stay there.
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Date of stay: April 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Karma Tempa Chogyal Khangsarpa, Owner at The Shire Guest House
Responded 12 May 2023
Thank you for your wonderful review Tushar. We are glad you liked your stay at Gangtok.Hope to see you again in the future.Best wishes to the both of you.
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Coastal36519712237 wrote a review Apr 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is simply beautiful, and the food is reminiscent of home-cooked meals that your mother would make. The rooms are incredibly comfortable, offering an excellent view of the surroundings. The staffs are also very friendly and accommodating, and all the necessary facilities are readily available. It's truly a delightful experience.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Karma Tempa Chogyal Khangsarpa, Owner at The Shire Guest House
Responded 12 May 2023
Thank you for your great review. We are glad to have hosted your stay at Gangtok.Hope to see you again in the future.Best Wishes.
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manish k wrote a review May 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
• Me and my family stayed at the shire Homestay from 22 may to 25 may 2024.
• It is surrounded by green nature, have a very beautiful gardening and
Breathtaking Mountain views, sitting here sip tea in the garden and enjoying the
best of nature could bring.
• The shire homestay is Located very close to Mg Marg about 8 to 10 mins of
walking distance.
• Rooms are pretty, lovely, clean and were cleaned every day.
• Mr. karma and his family are very nice person, Mr. Karma and his mother took care
us like their family. His mother cooks very tasty and healthy food.
• He arranged transport from NJP to GANGTOK and Gangtok to NJP, apart from
this also arranged trip for Nathula pass, Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, changu
lake and local sightseen.
• We are really satisfied with all facilities provided during our stay and we really
loved this place.
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Barbara D wrote a review Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My 3-day-stay at the Shire was simply amazing. I had no particular expectation before arrival. …. And I left the place with a broken heart to keep on my journey. This homestay really gives you a sense of being at home. Mummy Norkey and Son Karma Tempa are on top of the game. They made us feel very welcome, always asking if needed something. Food was delicious and various throughout our stay. We had no wish whatsoever to go eat in town when we knew it would be delicious and healthy at the Shire. The place is quiet (really quiet! I swear!) even if it is the middle of the city. We had great conversations with Norkey and Karma Tempa. They shared with us their knowledge about the Lepcha culture, treks, religions, gastronomy, biodiversity and orchids. I highly recommend you stay with them. Plus on a lucky day you can see the Kanchenjunga from their terrasse. Amazing !
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Karma Tempa Chogyal Khangsarpa, Owner at The Shire Guest House
Responded 2 May 2024
Thank you for your wonderful review Barbara.It was a pleasure hosting your stay here and we are pleased that you enjoyed your Holiday in Sikkim. Hope to see you again soon .Warm Regards. Karma & Family.
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Goutham k wrote a review Mar 2024
Masinagudi, India5 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It has been a Great stay .
The shire located at heart of Gangtok city with Kanchanjunga peak view. I and my friend stayed for three nights , all three days stay The host at Homestay karma and his mother Norkie took care us like their family. Highlight of the stay is their Home made traditional food they serve at homestay.
Karma the orchid expert is the key Member at shire. He always ready to share his local flora and fauna knowledge along with local traditions practiced by local Indigenous community. One should walk around the property with karma to learn endemic orchids. Overall we had a memorable stay can't wait to visit back ..
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Karma Tempa Chogyal Khangsarpa, Owner at The Shire Guest House
Responded 2 May 2024
Thank you for your wonderful review Goutham,it was a pleasure hosting your stay here and we are pleased that you enjoyed your Holiday in Sikkim. Hope to see you again soon .Warm Regards. Karma & Family.
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yogi wrote a review Jul 2022
Chandigarh, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As a family we wanted to explore nice homestay feel in some luxary heritage kind of place. We found Shire perfectly fitting our requirements. It's a very good property being managed by Mr Karma family. They have a separate block for renting purposes. We stayed in two different category rooms with good scenic view. Food was excellent. They have a good reading place too. My whole family loved this place . If you want some place close enough but still away from hustle busle you may try this property. MG market is walkable 10-15 min.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Karma Tempa Chogyal Khangsarpa, Owner at The Shire Guest House
Responded 17 Jul 2022
Dr Yogendra ,thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you and your family had a relaxing stay at our Homestay property.We look forward to hosting your stay again at Gangtok in the future.Thank you and warm regards.
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Sujeet B wrote a review Oct 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This homestay in the heart of Gangtok is like a carefully crafted work of art. It's surrounded by nature's lush greens and offers breathtaking mountain views that can heal any weary soul. The rooms are not just clean and elegant, but also incredibly cozy. However, the true magic here lies in the hosts. They welcomed us with open arms, treating us like their own family. Their delicious food and warm conversations always came with a smile. Every moment we spent there felt special. What made it even more amazing was an unexpected gift and a heartfelt traditional farewell. Leaving was bittersweet, and we can't wait to return to this peaceful retreat.
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Date of stay: October 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Karma Tempa Chogyal Khangsarpa, Owner at The Shire Guest House
Responded 11 Jan 2024
Thank you Mr Sujeet for your lovely review.We are glad that you and your daughter enjoyed your stay here at our property.We hope to see you back soon.Best Wishes and Warm Regards - Karma & Family.
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Debarshi Rudra wrote a review Nov 2022
Kolkata (Calcutta), India10 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at The Shire, Gangtok on 2nd nov and 6 th nov with my family. The rooms were excellent, foods were really good and tasty. Karma ji is really helpful and we had a very good conversation with auntyji(Karma Ji's mother). It felt like we were in our home. You can get a good view of mount Kanchanjangha if the sky is clear from the house balcony. The garden is really beautiful and very nice place for photography..i would recomend to visit The Shire if you are travelling with your family and want peace and a feel like home.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Karma Tempa Chogyal Khangsarpa, Owner at The Shire Guest House
Responded 16 Nov 2022
Thank you for your wonderful review,it was a pleasure hosting you and your family here and we hope to see you back again soon.Warm Regards & Best Wishes.
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PRICE RANGE
₹2,840 - ₹2,924 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaSikkimEast SikkimGangtok
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Shire Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to The Shire Guest House?
Nearby attractions include MG Marg (0.4 km), Ganesh Tok View Point (0.2 km), and Dj's Downtown Resto Bar (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Shire Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at The Shire Guest House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a view of the mountains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Shire Guest House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Shire Guest House?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Shire Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Roll House, The Coffee Shop Restaurant, and Cafe Live & Loud.
Does The Shire Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, The Shire Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Shire Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Gangtok.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Shire Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to The Shire Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kabi Lungchok (7.6 km).
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