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Arithang Road Tshugshing House,Below AIR Quarters, Gangtok 737101 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 26/09/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 26/09/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 344 B&Bs / Inns in Gangtok
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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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Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Hiking
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Rooftop terrace
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Non-smoking hotel
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Pritam C wrote a review May 2019
9 contributions10 helpful votes
The stay was nice. The location is also in center of the city & walkable from the main market of MG Road. The hospitality is excellent and surely will recommend the stay here and experience the same. The breakfast is good.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Wanderlust wrote a review Apr 2019
19 contributions2 helpful votes
Visited the place with my friends and a kid in the month of April 19'. Following were the pros and cons of our stay.. Pros-- Very hospitable staff.Mr Karma arranged vehicles for us and also helped planning the trip.Home made food especially the breakfast spread was very delicious.Mrs.Namgyal was ever helpful.They provided boiled egg every morning for the child.The room had a beautiful view and the washroom had all modern amenities.The decor of the place needs a special mention.A nice garden adorns the place and an outdoor seating area gives an unobstructed view of mountains, clouds and the valley beyond. Cons:Faced water crisis during our stay. However this might be an exception because while booking never did I come across this crisis in the previous reviews.The road leading to
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Alpa G wrote a review Apr 2019
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The Shire is a good place to stay in Gangtok as it has below good points - 10 min walk from mg road n market Neat and clean rooms Access to dining n living room to play with your small kids Excellent food, not oily, kids friendly, loads of variety, freshly cooked. Personalized attention to your all queries Very supportive n cooperative host n all his family members. Good spacious garden area Home decor is excellent, loads of unique plants n Flora in garden. We really enjoyed our stay there for 3 nights.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Happiness64154577997 wrote a review Feb 2019
Union Territory of Pondicherry, India1 contribution1 helpful vote
We had a perfect trip with awesome memories. The hospitality and the knowledge about the sites is mind blowing. Food is delicious and very convincing. The overall experience of my trip is so memorable. The final gift from Shire is very touching too. We just love it...
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Balakrishnan_Traveller wrote a review Dec 2018
Chennai (Madras), India16 contributions8 helpful votes
Scores based on our experience! Distance from city - 4/5 (Not recommended for aged people as you need to climb up to the main road) Rooms Cleanliness - 5/5 Food - Tried once for breakfast 4/5 (You will get better options from outside hotels) Hospitality - 5/5 You will get good deals for the cab from local travels. So, we would recommend you get in touch with the local travels if you prefer low cost sight seeing trips.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Lima Shashidhar wrote a review Dec 2018
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Shire is the perfect Home away from Home. At the height of 5413 ft & with company of clouds & cold chilling air,the loudest sound you'll hear is your heartbeat. It was a very humbling and delightful experience for us @ The Shire during our stay in Gangtok. Karma & family were the perfect host one would ever want to get. They were very friendly, yet we had our own space & privacy during the stay. The food served was extremely delicious, thanks to Norkey aunty for preparing the special khichadi for us and also big thank you to Karma for serving us the authentic breakfast of the region. The rooms were spacious and met the standards of hotel industry. One can also catch a glimpse of Kanchenjunga from the home if the weather is clear. Karma also guided us during the local festival
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Date of stay: December 2018
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alley wrote a review Nov 2018
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This homely place is just the right place to relax after a long hectic tour all over Sikkim, away from all the hustle bustle of the streets of Gangtok. The ambience,the host, just everything here makes you feel at peace and at home.Me n my friend had a wonderful stay here,n would love to visit it again.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Tourist28557100936 wrote a review Nov 2018
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Guys this is the Bestest homestay in gangtok... the family members are the best people i have ever met in my life.. visiting gangtok den this is the best homestay for anyone ... the room services, cleanliness, all the facilities were upto the mark...
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Venture61163281963 wrote a review Nov 2018
Mumbai, India1 contribution
Without doubt one of the best homestays I stayed during my time in Sikkim! Upon arrival,we were warmly welcomed by the host. The family was extremely friendly.Karma is an amazing host & very down to earth and knowledgeable person and will take care of your each and every need. The service, ambeince, food and hospitality can't be found in star hotel.Excellent hospitality! ..
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Date of stay: November 2018
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vishnu t wrote a review Aug 2018
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Awesome place to stay in Gangtok. Karma the host is courteous and very helpful and will guide you appropriately. Nice ambience and very good home food. Serene and beautiful full place. We were very happy with our 2 night stay over here.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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PRICE RANGE
$31 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaSikkimEast SikkimGangtok
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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