My experience - The Shire has a caption, "Come as our guests, leave as our friends". And we truly made friends. I thank Karma & family for making our stay a wonderful experience. So I will give 5/5 to The Shire for my stay.
Now some more details that might be helpful.
Hospitality - Awesome in a single word.
Food - Homely, Hygienic. Never had to worry what my kid would eat. Note this a homestay so travellers not wise to expect a restaurant like elaborate menu. One can get good veg and non veg food, please inform in the kitchen beforehand.
Rooms - clean, well maintained, room size okay. Bathroom clean.
Overall property - lush green surroundings, garden has variety of flower plants and shrubs, a bamboo groove and more, on clear day can see only peak of Kanchenjunga. Has a good terrace.
Location - 15 mins to MG market, 10Mins to main road. Very steep climb to main road, that's the only shortcoming of Shire possibly but no a problem for energetic individuals. Elderly people must rely on booked taxis to pick up at the door steps.
Positive side is that, it's a good cardio exercise if you walk up to MG market.
My verdict - full marks to Shire given the cost of accommodation. Go for it if you need peaceful homely stay.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking