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Arithang Road Tshugshing House,Below AIR Quarters, Gangtok 737101 India
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#9 of 343 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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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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Asmita S wrote a review Jun 2018
Mumbai, India33 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
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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
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veenudoc wrote a review Jun 2018
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India12 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
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Sweta M wrote a review Jun 2018
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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
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Birendra Singh wrote a review Jun 2018
Chandigarh, India2 contributions
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
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Mangesh J wrote a review May 2018
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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
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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
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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
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PRICE RANGE
$29 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaSikkimEast SikkimGangtok
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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