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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
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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 300 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 High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
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Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
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Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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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
Asmita S wrote a review Jun 2018
Mumbai, India30 contributions17 helpful votes
Karma and his mother (and the entire family) do their absolute best to ensure a warm and comfortable home away from home. Absolutely mouthwatering food, cozy and clean rooms and the family's helpfulness go a long way to make your stay memorable. The location is thankfully away from the main streets of dirty, stinking Gangtok. Such a shame to see what the city has reduced to. The Shire is in a quiet corner but a short walk to the downtown area. Be warned though, the climb is steep and quite uphill (not advisable for very old and/or sick folk). The house itself is very charmingly decorated with plenty of old knick knacks and seating areas. The food is delectable. Mr. Karma's mother was kind enough to cook vegetarian options in the local cuisine and this was one of the
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Date of stay: June 2018
dranushisood wrote a review Jun 2018
Ludhiana, India3 contributions2 helpful votes
The Shire, Homestay at Gangtok is indeed a home away from home. We were a group of three families,who cherished every bit of our stay here . Mrs. Norkey and her son, Mr. Karma have done the place very tastefully. The ambiance is warm and welcoming. We had a sneak-peak of the majestic Kanchenjunga from their garden. Kids loved the place as there was enough place to run around. On request, they served us the local cuisines prepared from the fresh organic veggies. The staff is very cordial and all basic amenities were provided. I would recommend it as a sure shot place to stay while visiting Sikkim.
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Date of stay: June 2018
veenudoc wrote a review Jun 2018
11 contributions2 helpful votes
Have stayed at this amazing place during our recent trip to Gangtok. We were three families with six adults and two kids. The stay was comfortable with the hosting family doing their best to provide every demand of ours. Karma the owner and his mother did their best to provide us with all the information as well as the best food. We demanded the local food in one of our dinners and aunty made a full spread and it was delicious. There is an adjoining garden area which was spacious for kids to play and us to have our morning tea. We were lucky to view kunchenjunga from the garden as a small diamond among hills . Over all an excellent choice and unforgettable memories
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Date of stay: June 2018
Sweta M wrote a review Jun 2018
3 contributions
From a warm hospitality to a cozy room and amazing organic food, this homestay is a must for anyone who believes in living with the culture. Loved it absolutely! It is our most memorable experience.. Love to the host and his family.
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Date of stay: June 2018
US$ 31 - US$ 39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaSikkimEast SikkimGangtok
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