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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 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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Non-smoking hotel
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Sun terrace
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birendrasinghkhokhar wrote a review Jun 2018
Chandigarh, India1 contribution
Shire homestay is the best homestay. Away from the pollution, traffic and sounds of the city, this Homestay provides the tourist a comfortable, peaceful and wonderful stay. The owners of this Homestay are humble and forthcoming. They make the tourist comfortable. I would recommend the tourists visiting Gangtok to consider this home stay for their stay.
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Date of stay: June 2018
Mangesh J wrote a review May 2018
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our visit to Gangtok can not be complete without a special mention to "The Shire". It was a wonderful experience to our entire family. Spanking clean rooms with all accessories neat & clean. Excellent location, great food and to top it all, a wonderful and gracious host "Mr. karma" and his wonderful mother, make your stay very very special. The entire ambiance of this home-stay is as beautiful as this beautiful state "Sikkim". And all this foe a pocket friendly budget. I would definitely recommend this place to one and all. Folks go and enjoy their hospitality. It's an experience you will never forget in your lifetime. I can vouch for that. Thanks Mr. Karma & his entire team. Keep up the good work Shivani
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Date of stay: May 2018
Barisha P wrote a review May 2018
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A true excellence of hospitality. The rooms were very clean, comfortable, spacious with a beautiful compound. Very good location too....very close to MG market and Lal market. Great breakfast too. We had a wonderful stay. Would recommend it to all my friends visiting Sikkim.
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Date of stay: April 2018
Raveendra P wrote a review May 2018
Bengaluru, India26 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi, I have stayed in “The Shire” home stay on April 21 and 22 2018. This homestay is one of the best home stay I have ever stayed. I stayed for 2 nights with my family. Few highlights about home stay Very clean room. Very good hospitality Very good food. Very good view. I did not miss my home food at all during my stay. Special thanks to Karma for helping our stay. and guiding me in visiting different places in Sikkim. After completing my Sikkim trip, I have landed in Darjeeling, when I was about to check in Darjeeling hotel, my kids started asking me to go back to Gangtok home stay “The Shire” because of cleanliness. Overall our stay was excellent in “The Shire”. I would like to visit The Shire home stay again. Thank you Karma for all the help you have provided to us
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Date of stay: April 2018
Deb D wrote a review Mar 2018
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Visited Gangtok in May 2017 which is the peak season. Stayed in 3 hotels of which the Shire included one. It is a lovely and peaceful place away from the crowded MG Road which is at a walking distance of 10 mins. The rooms are well maintained and very tidy. Food is fresh out of kitchen and home cooked although you would not find much variety like a restaurant. A specific mention is required of Mr Karma Tempa who is the owner of the property and a perfect gentleman. He was extremely cordial and helped us very much to plan the tours around Gangtok. He would definitely win your trust quite unlike the other tour agents who would charge the tourists exorbitantly at the slightest opportunity. Look forward to paying a second visit to The Shire some time in near future.
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Date of stay: May 2017
US$ 31 - US$ 39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaSikkimEast SikkimGangtok
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