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Bookman's Bed & Breakfast

above Rachna Books Development Area, Gangtok 737101 India
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#2 of 258 Specialty lodging in Gangtok
Inspired by travel tales & to help an award winning independent bookshop stay afloat, Bookman - the owner of Rachna Books opens a part of his home offering globe-trotting travelers a restful stay in Gangtok. Bookman's BnB has 3 comfortable rooms a floor above the world famous Rachna Books (where you can browse and take selfies all night) & Cafe Fiction (only place in the world serving coffees from in-house roasted Sikkim and Darjeeling beans). Plus you will have exclusive access to our renowned events at the bookshop. Located in a quiet neighborhood, barely 6 minutes walk from Gangtok's MG Marg & 2 mins from commercial part of Development Area. Tariff InR.1600/- and InR.1800/- Bookman's Roots - a writers' retreat, along the old silk route to Lhasa coming soon!
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jushmita p wrote a review Oct 2019
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Absolutely perfect visit. Will definitely always stay here whenever in Gangtok! For book lovers, this is highly recommended as the bookstore part and the rooms have very unique and interesting and lesser heard of books. Adding to the delightful stay. The owner is a very nice person and of course impeccably kept rooms.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Marley2594 wrote a review Sep 2019
New Delhi, India35 contributions22 helpful votes
For me it was the ideal combination of my two favourites - books and coffee. And Bookman's B&B provided both! The room was clean and cosy. The owner went out of his way to ensure we were comfortable, even helped us to connect with local cabbies. The food cooked by his wife was simply delicious. You need to tell them in advance, which we did. We also enjoyed browsing through the books and the breakfast at the cafe. I bought a book by a northeast writer, which is rare to find. One of the best places I have stayed in so far.
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Date of stay: June 2019
zdevitre wrote a review Sep 2019
Mumbai, India13 contributions8 helpful votes
Bookman's is an excellent place to not only stay but it has a great cafe and a bookstore. The rooms are large and very comfortable, provided with all the basic amenities. The cafe downstairs is perfect for a chat over some Sikkim tea. The highlight of the place is the bookstore that rivals any I've seen in larger cities in terms of its collection of books. The host Raman was very helpful in suggesting places to eat. I would definitely come back and stay here on my next visit to Gangtok.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Danielle D'Silva wrote a review Jun 2019
Bengaluru, India19 contributions13 helpful votes
There's one word that comes to mind when you see the Red room and that's 'cosy' :) A bed you don't want to get out off, neatly done up room and bathroom and access to tea, coffee, medicines just outside the door. I liked Raman's professionalism, his helpful staff and the venue is possibly in the best location - close enough to the centre of town but still quiet. Definitely recommending Bookmans as a must stay in Gangtok. PS. Thank you for the additional help of sending out my postcards :)
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Neha Toshniwal wrote a review Jun 2019
Mumbai, India42 contributions13 helpful votes
We booked the BnB for a night. The place is very basic. The manager did not seem very hospitable. He gave us a very cold greeting and showed us around the room. We took the green room. Room was spacious and clean. However no basic toiletries were provided. The TV wasn't working. Wifi wasn't working as well. Food in Cafe Fiction was an utter disappointment. For the price you're going to shell here, might as well find something more comfortable in Gangtok.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
IndiaSikkimEast SikkimGangtok
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bookman's Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Bookman's Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Enchey Monastery (0.3 miles), Palzor Stadium (0.2 miles), and Flower Exhibition Centre (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bookman's Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and dry cleaning.
What food & drink options are available at Bookman's Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bookman's Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bookman's Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Snow Lion Restaurant, Cafe Fiction, and Lounge 31A Studio.
Is Bookman's Bed & Breakfast located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Gangtok.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bookman's Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Bookman's Bed & Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kabi Lungchok (4.4 miles).