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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 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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Tile / marble floor
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Maitree wrote a review May 2019
Kolkata, India17 contributions2 helpful votes
This a very peaceful place , in lap of nature. I was amazed to see this nice, cozy place which is only 10-15 min walk from MG Marg. I stayed there one night and in the morning I was awaken by chirping of the birds. I couldn't believe this place actually resides in middle of the town. It has a big terrace with great view (if mother nature blesses you with sunny weather). The host Karma and his mother are very warm people. I enjoyed every bit of it. Only downside was my room. I was a cozy little tiny room however the room was very damp. Otherwise my stay was great here.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Pritam C wrote a review May 2019
9 contributions2 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
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
Alpa G wrote a review Apr 2019
3 contributions
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
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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US$ 31 - US$ 39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaSikkimEast SikkimGangtok
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