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“AWSOME HOMESTAY AND WITNESS TALENTS UNDER ONE ROOF”
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Tashi Tagey
Ranked #13 of 207 Gangtok B&B and Inns
Jamshedpur , India
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“AWSOME HOMESTAY AND WITNESS TALENTS UNDER ONE ROOF”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Warm welcome and a clean room.We felt as if we entered a new home. We built a close relationship with uncle and aunty the owners of the hotel in few days. Tashi Tagey for comfortable stay and delicious food as it says is very true.The delicious food and travel support will remain as good memories and we will look forward to visit tashi tagey once in two years.

Room Tip: All rooms are good. If requirements are put forward i bet you wont get dissapointed.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Newdelhi india
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Initially there was a problem as his website was not operational for many days & was difficult to get thr`o on phone.ultimately i was able to do my booking because of my information that mrs norbu of dekeling hotel darjeeling &his wife are sisters.She was easily in contact & did the reservation at the hotel for me.

From Baghdogra airport i taxied upto this hotel after a 4 hour winding drive up the hills thr`o some patches of bad road but verdant scenary most of the way.The Hotel is easy to locate on the main road next to State Bank of India branch. From The hotel all the major visiting sites are also easily accessible by way of shared taxis which are very cheap & convenient.

After the long tiring flight & road journey on request i was served the refreshing & intoxicating Tibetan drink Tsang made of fermented millet & is drunk thr`o wooden pipe after regular stirring of the contents by the pipe.The food was good, tasty Tibetan dishes.The Dlx room allotted was ok without much good views as i had expected.

It is advisable to land up in Sikkim in may because apart from the sizeable tourist crowd one gets a chance to see Sikkim`s traditional culture put up as a pageant on the mall by the various ethnic groups who inihibit the state.I was lucky to watch such a lovely procession the next day.There are other worthwhile places to visit like Ranka & Rumtek monastries,Tibetology museum & various points.

The next day i saw the hotel bustling with overcrowded guests in the dining hall & in the kitchen which was a great inconvenience & i decided to leave the hotel before my schedule day of departure.Good food & location but you may prefer one that would give you good mountain views.





























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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

We reached Gangtok and found that the place arranged by some well-meaning friends was not exactly what we called 'family friendly'! So, we opened up Lonely Planet and started calling all well-rated hotels. From the response on phone (for immediate accommodation!), we gave our OK to Tashi Tagey and started moving up towards Gangtok. 4 km below the town centre, on the left of the road (SBI Tadong, as the place is better known) are 2 unremarkable buildings - one orange and one green! We (2 families, each with 1 kid) lowered our hopes, but walked in, heavy baggage, kids and all. The welcome was indeed warm, by the hosts (not owners, as they prefer) - Dorji Bhutia and his wife, Njima (a Bhutanese who eloped and married the Sikkimese Dorji who worked in Thimphu at the time, as revealed later!). They told us they had one good and one small room, but we settled for it.
I read a few reviews which said the place had a dank smell, was dark etc, but to us, it smelt of old, village, family homes.

The Rooms. The smaller room was absolute basic and faced the road (noise!), but was clean. Just adequate, the beds being two singles joined by us for the 'kid factor'. The tariff was 1350+10% taxes. The larger room was grand, well ventilated and decorated and extremely satisfactory, for its 1650+tax tariff.

The Add-Ons. Beautiful knick knacks all around the building, a lovely bonsai garden on the terrace, Njima's room full of cross stitch and knit-art, a cupboard full of travel and other fiction books, Internet/ Wi-Fi, a glass case full of appreciation letters of previous tourists, the place has enough to keep you occupied before and after the external trips. Only thing is, you need to TALK, ASK, EXPRESS! If you sit in the room, pick up the phone and order, you will get exactly what you ask for, no more. Saunter down into the kitchen lounge, chat Njima and Dorji up and explore, and you will find your Sikkim-Tibetan-Bhutanese history expositions and museum data right there, at no extra cost. They are simple souls, who started with a Tibetan restaurant 26 years ago and built up the place from scratch, purely out of good service and delighted clientele (like us!).

The Food. You can get whatever you order. We let her decide what we wanted to eat (like intelligent husbands often let their wives decide!). We wanted to sample as much authentic Tibetan stuff as we could, rather than asking hosts like these to cook up Butter chicken or Masala Dosas! And we were rewarded, and how! From the huge Tibetan breakfast (photos herein will show them all; read with captions) to the hot Then Thuk (flat noodle soup), Cherry tomato-garlic-chilli chutney and Gyathuk (another noodle soup) at various times depending on hunger and exhaustion levels, they gave us all, and with big smiles. As we ate, they stood by, narrating tales and entertaining us with stuff from their youth, their love story, crossing into India and so on, even taking out their family albums to explain, pride and recollection on their faces. One such photo he showed me, about a message on a rock at the Indo-China border, was also photographed, and is uploaded here, just for the humour element!

We have stayed at all classes of hotels, and a variety of homes, and we found here the best of both worlds. We even liked the fact that they kept the business end separate from the personal touch, displaying principle.

My Reco: If I ever am at Gangtok again, here is where I/ we will undoubtedly head. And I'd recommend the same to you. In fact, on our return from North Sikkim, we again spent 2 days here, but made sure that both families got the larger rooms this time!

One tip, however, is, ask for a room at the back, to avoid the traffic noise (starts early, surprisingly!). And if you are travelling light and dont mind the stairs, ask for a room higher than the 3rd floor (and the larger rooms, please, not basic. The 300 Rs difference is not worth it!), for a better view.

If you wonder about the distance from main town, it is Rs 15 by frequent shuttle taxi, one way, and not an issue at all. They will book all your hired transports for you too, for local trips, as also let you in on info for travel to other nearby sights East and West of Gangtok.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms at the Back. Ask for the larger rooms. Ask to see the cross stitch work and the bon...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

Judging from the hotel website and the Tripadvisor reviews, we reckoned that we had landed a good deal for 2 adults and 1 child (12 years and no extra bed required) for Rs. 2722/- per day for 3 days for a deluxe room, inclusive of breakfast. When we landed up at the hotel on the 23rd of May, the exterior of the building gave us an indication of what to expect. The hotel is located on NH 31, about 3 km from MG Road, Gangtok. It consists of the main building which houses the reception, dining area and the owners quarters on the ground floor and the annexe which has the guest rooms on the first floor. After parking the car in the only vacant slot in the public parking area in front of the annexe, we went in. The reception was unmanned, dark and had a dank smell. After waiting a while for someone to appear, we went to the rear of the building to what appeared to be the owner's quarters and met a lady who appeared to be the owner's wife. We handed over the booking voucher to her and she asked us to wait at the reception. After some more time a man appeared waving the booking voucher agitatedly. Apparently the travel portal through which I had booked and the hotel were having disagreements over payment and they were reluctant to honour the reservation. After much consultation between husband and wife and further consultations between the couple and their son who handles online bookings (and who we never saw during our three days of stay), we were finally shown to our room. It overlooked the main road and was bare bones basic, with a cupboard, an old CRT TV, no chairs or tables and a ............. twin bed! The owner readily agreed to provide an extra bed for our 12 year old son, at an extra charge of course. This, when our booking clearly mentioned a deluxe room for a couple and a 12 year old child all inclusive. To add insult to injury, my cousin and his 7 year old son who were travelling with us, were allotted an identical room but with a double bed, adjacent to ours for ............. Rs. 1,300/- breakfast extra. We were not even allowed to swap rooms - the excuse given was that once a room number is alloted in the guest register, changes in rooms are no longer possible. Probably the lamest excuse I have ever heard. It is another matter that we joined the beds on our own at night; and what about the Rs. 1,400/- extra that we were being charged per day? Oh, that was partly for breakfast which, as we found out later consisted of your choice of eggs, Tibetan bread and tea or coffee and mainly because the travel portal overcharged, or so they say. The staff were unsmiling and downright rude. When asked about bed tea the next morning, the girl in charge told us that she had tried to wake us up at 7:00 but since we did not answer the door, it was not her fault that the tea was cold. The rooms and bathrooms were not cleaned properly though they did give us fresh towels every day. The hotel is absolutely nothing like what it is made out to be on its website. Perhaps if expectations were not raised this high and if the hotel had a transparent and rational tariff policy with rooms priced around the Rs. 800/- to Rs. 1,200/- price band, it would have been value for money. Right now, it is just plain disappointing!

Room Tip: Choose rooms that do not overlook the main road as they are noisy and lack privacy.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

I spent about 5 nights and found it to be quite comfortable although a tad bit pricey considering it isn't on MG Marg. It is located in Tadong, which is a 30 rupee share taxi ride to and from the Marg.

The standard room I first checked in to was really claustrophobic and tiny. Too basic for me so I moved to one of the bigger rooms which cost me RS1,300 per night and was of much better standard.

The toilet seat however was really dirty and mouldy underneath the seat but because I always carry a bottle of disinfectant when I travel I cleaned it myself.

Apart from that no real complaints about the cleanliness and my stay was generally comfortable.

The food wasnt great but there are many options for dining at the Marg itself.

Mr and Mrs Dorji Bhutia who own the place were very pleasant and kind, ever ready to assist.

Overall a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

This was one of the most heart moving stays we have had. The family that runs this hotel are so extremely kind, friendly, helpful. We left a little of our heart in Gangtok. The hotel is very nice. The rooms very clean. They great you with a delicious Chai. The food at their restaurant is really good and please do not miss the Tibetan home made bread at breakfast! We are still dreaming about it!!! Soo delicious, not even in Tibet I had this bread! I will totally go back to Tashi Tagey!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Bangalore
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Reviewed December 2, 2011

It was a special stay for me and my wife, a very memorable one indeed. We had chosen this hotel from Tripadvisor and it lived up to all that was said of the place. We had booked a room for two nights but ended up staying for three since we turned up at Gangtok by a day early.
The owner of the place Mr.Dorji had confirmed our booking and also advised us on the Nathula trip before our arrival. Both the owner and his wife were extremely courteous and made us feel like home all throughout our stay. In fact we were welcomed into their living room to have food and we had long discussions over hot cups of tea.
Location – it is about 2kms from MG Marg. That said it is very easy to get a taxi in Gangtok and the main road which is also the NH31 highway connecting Sikkim runs past it. You can just hail a cab and travel on per seat basis to places like MG Marg for around Rs.15 per seat. The return was the same by asking them for a drop to SBI Tadong. Hence it is well situated and easily accessible to all major areas of Gangtok.
Rooms – We had booked a standard room at first but later upgraded to a bigger room costing a little more since the standard room was very small. The bigger room was very comfortable with distinct area for sitting and bed. The toilets were spic and span with round the clock hot water courtesy the geyser. The room was cleaned up one in a while and we did not have any issues what so ever.
Service – This must be the highlight of the stay. The hosts made us very comfortable and served us food and snacks whenever we asked for. They also provided pocket guides and booked our sightseeing and Nathula pass trips and make enquiry calls when we were out about our progress and if everything was going as planned. Now that what we call taking care!
Food – The food was cooked by the landlady herself and it was really tasty. Being of Tibetian origin, you would get pretty much all kinds of Non Vegetarian spread, but since we were Veggies, she smilingly served us delicious momos, soups, rotis, curries and tea whenever we pit stopped at their kitchen. We also exchanged notes and recipes and chatted away on lots of topics. Also do ask for the local specialty drink which tastes similar to sake and it will be arranged for you.
All and all it is truly worth its every review of excellence, very homely, quite economical, clean, well located, run by a couple who truly walk the talk in terms of hospitality and take that extra effort to make you feel home!

Room Tip: Choose the room one level higher than the basic room if your budget permits
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tashi Tagey
Address: C - 33, Gangtok 737102, India
Location: India > Sikkim > East Sikkim > Gangtok
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #13 of 207 B&Bs / Inns in Gangtok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Tashi Tagey 1*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tashi Tagey at Tadong in Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim is a fine address, from where to plan and execute a hectic tour will be very smooth. In the land of natural attractions, diverse culture and rich traditions being situated at the gateway of main market and on the main thorough fare our guests can save on two important items, i.e. expense and time. In the vicinity ready transportation, Bank, ATM counter, police, hospital, internet cafe, eateries. ... more   less 
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