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The Shire Guest House

Arithang Road Tshugshing House,Below AIR Quarters, Gangtok 737101 India
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 09/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 310 B&Bs / Inns in Gangtok
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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
First aid kit
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Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Mousumi P wrote a review Nov 2019
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My experience - The Shire has a caption, "Come as our guests, leave as our friends". And we truly made friends. I thank Karma & family for making our stay a wonderful experience. So I will give 5/5 to The Shire for my stay. Now some more details that might be helpful. Hospitality - Awesome in a single word. Food - Homely, Hygienic. Never had to worry what my kid would eat. Note this a homestay so travellers not wise to expect a restaurant like elaborate menu. One can get good veg and non veg food, please inform in the kitchen beforehand. Rooms - clean, well maintained, room size okay. Bathroom clean. Overall property - lush green surroundings, garden has variety of flower plants and shrubs, a bamboo groove and more, on clear day can see only peak of Kanchenjunga. Has a good terrace. Location - 15 mins to MG market, 10Mins to main road. Very steep climb to main road, that's the only shortcoming of Shire possibly but no a problem for energetic individuals. Elderly people must rely on booked taxis to pick up at the door steps. Positive side is that, it's a good cardio exercise if you walk up to MG market. My verdict - full marks to Shire given the cost of accommodation. Go for it if you need peaceful homely stay.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Arnab P wrote a review Oct 2019
San Ramon, California6 contributions
Had a wonderful stay with Karma and his family at the Shire. The location, views, food, service were all excellent, but the best part was their kind hospitality. Karma, his Mom and brother were excellent hosts and I learned at lot about Sikkim from them. Thank You! Memorable experience and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from KarmaTempa, Manager at The Shire Guest House
Responded 31 Oct 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review Arnab,it was a pleasure hosting your stay here and we hope to see you back again soon.Warm Regards.
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Greg1717 wrote a review Jul 2019
London, United Kingdom67 contributions84 helpful votes
We had a very pleasant stay at The Shire, where we were looked after by Karma and his lovely mother. Before we arrived and during our stay, Karma was very helpful, booking us cars and offering sightseeing tips and advice. On our first evening we had a home cooked meal, organically sourced from the garden and local area, and it was delicious. The room and bathroom were large and clean. Worth noting that to get to MG Marg, the main strip in Gangtok, involves a very steep 10 minute walk. It’s perfectly do-able but hard work if you're lazy! The only downside to our stay - which had nothing to do with The Shire itself - was the cloudy weather which meant we were unable to see the mountain views. Apparently the mists can set in for weeks at a time, so good luck if you're going!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from KarmaTempa, Owner at The Shire Guest House
Responded 31 Oct 2019
Thank you Greg for your lovely review.We hope you had a wonderful time at Gangtok and yes the weather did play spoilsport otherwise you could have taken in the views.Monsoons here are lengthy,cloudy and a bit boring too. Hope to see you back soon at Gangtok in the future. Take care.
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Kamal wrote a review Jun 2019
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The Shire is a quaint homestay with a warm homely aura. It gives you the essence the city holds. The place provides what it promises. We stayed there for three nights and four days. Mr Karma and his family became a family far away from home. We enjoyed the scrumptious home cooked food. We also got an opportunity to chat with his mother. A sweet lady with a warm heart, she shared with us her life experiences of that part of the world. Mr Karma also helped us in planning our sightseeing program. We left the place with luggage full of memories of not only Gangtok but also with the good times we had in The Shire.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from KarmaTempa, Owner at The Shire Guest House
Responded 31 Oct 2019
Thank you for your kind words.We take pleasure in spending quality time and sharing view and experiences,id guess that's how we learn and grow.We do hope to see you back again in the future.My Mother send her best regards.
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Cardoz wrote a review Jun 2019
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We stayed at the Shire for 4 nights last week and it was a great experience. The rooms where clean and the food was delicious- veg, non- veg and local cuisine. They have a lovely garden open to sky with a view of Gangtok city and the peak of the Kanchanjunga. The host and his mother did everything to make our stay memorable and the conversations around their culture, traditions and lifestyle were interesting. A must visit homestay if you want to experience sikkimis hospitality at its best.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from KarmaTempa, Owner at The Shire Guest House
Responded 31 Oct 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review of our place.As you will be taking back memories to last,we try our best to make it memorable. Hope you see you back in Gangtok in the future.Warm Regards from Sikkim.
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US$31 - US$39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaSikkimEast SikkimGangtok
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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 Phensong Monastery (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, free parking, and airport transportation.
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, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Shire Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Coffee Shop Restaurant, Cafe Live & Loud, and Roll House.
Does The Shire Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Shire Guest House offers an airport shuttle 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.
Are there any historical sites close to The Shire Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kabi Lungchok (7.6 km).