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Reviewed 17 June 2019

We stayed at the Shire for 4 nights last week and it was a great experience. The rooms where clean and the food was delicious- veg, non- veg and local cuisine. They have a lovely garden open to sky with a view of Gangtok city and the peak of the Kanchanjunga. The host and his mother did everything to make our stay memorable and the conversations around their culture, traditions and lifestyle were interesting. A must visit homestay if you want to experience sikkimis hospitality at its best.

Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank srzcardoz
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KarmaTempa, Owner at The Shire Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review of our place.As you will be taking back memories to last,we try our best to make it memorable.
Hope you see you back in Gangtok in the future.Warm Regards from Sikkim.

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Reviewed 13 May 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank maitreenandy
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Reviewed 7 May 2019

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.

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank PritamC72
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Reviewed 25 April 2019 via mobile

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 the place was quite elevated hense not advisable for the elderly, sick and also for small children(you might have to carry them which would make the walk even more difficult)
In short the place and our stay was a pleasant one.

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Madhuwanderlust17
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Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank 107alpag
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