Firstly, understand that this is not a 5 or 6 star hotel but rather a closer to rural environment home stay. And no I would not classify it as budget hotel because it has charm of its own. We received warm welcome from the owner and a brief tour on the surrounding. The environment is very much rural and laid back. Noon time can be pretty warm. Air conditioning is decent enough to compensate that. Early morning and evening view is awesome. Makes waking up early so much more worthy. The sea breeze with a little stench is acceptable, remember this is a rural home stay. By the way, human waste gets flushed to the sea. You might get to see your own stuff. I was lying in the open deck in the early evening having a nap. Very soon to realise I became the attention of passing tourist,…
Live in a vacation house in chew jetty is the best experience that ever had. The family is funny, kind and helpful. Nearby there got a nice bar where you can go have a drink. A place that is near to the town area and bus station. Out of the jetty there will be a lot of local foods to eat.
My 4th time attempt to stay in Chew Jetty Homestay(uniquely houses built on sea and UNESCO heritage site) finally granted (though not staying exactly in Chew Jetty Homestay). Always fully booked - I had tried my best to do early book (weeks before checking in, maybe it should be MONTHS before check-in is required, serious HOT DEMAND). This time, the operator, Ms. Siew Pheng (all of them are Chews by the way), recommended me to stay with her aunt which a few steps away from the Homestay and we're staying basically nearer to the sea. Siew Pheng called and whatsApped for confirmation and gentle reminder. Detailed information was provided, where to park the car, how to reach the homestay, contacts and recommendations were all very helpful for trip itinerary planning. Pros: 1) Non…
I've just recently spent 2 days at My Chew Jetty Homestay. I have to say that my family and I felt very at home as the owner treated us like a family. The home stay has all the necessities, and convenience. A totally different experience in a positive manner
This is an interesting place. I used to see this place for many years from the ferry going to school to Penang but did not think to visit it but the time my wife who's Finnish wanted to visit the place. As we took the free bus from Komtar to Weld Quay it was only a short walk from there. Firstly one sees the temple on the outside before one goes into the village. It's very interesting the way people live. There's a bit of smell but I guess the residents are used to it. Everything looks very clean. They have a jetty in there too. I suppose some fishermen live there too. Motorcycles are the other popular means of transports. The homes are very tradional in that they all seem to have the alter in the front room. Plenty of little shops selling all sorts of things including food.…
Stayed here one night because of location . It's like staying in a relative's house except you have to pay. People are nice but the sea breeze was horrible at night . One has to share the bathroom n toilet with the occupants of the house which makes it very difficult . Floor is very basic n place a bit run down but I guess , it's just a side income for them. No twin beds and shared toilet and bathroom not convenient.
Friendly and very welcome by owner (Chew family), located on historical area. And good to know they (Chew jetty) still keep the culture and stay united to protect it. Very clean environment and superb comfortable room. Free coffee/tea and fruit available while enjoying great sea view. In walking distance, you can get very nice local food(breakfast,lunch,dinner/supper)nearby.
We just left My Chew Jetty homestay. It was a highlight of our entire trip. They were so helpful, the rooms comfortable and clean and very central. An amazing and unique place to stay, steeped in history. Could not recommend more highly.
We stayed overnight here and really enjoyed our experience. Accommodation is very basic, plumbing is very basic but the family was exceptional. We were invited to share some durian with them and we really felt like part of the family. It was fantastic to walk around exploring the jetty and getting a feel for what it's really like to live there. SP Chew also provides a nice folder with all the activities around the jetty i.e. food court, eateries, night markets and transport advice etc which is incredibly helpful. If you're looking for a luxury cultural experience, this isn't quite for you. But if you're looking for an unadulterated experience with unpretentious people who will treat you like family so you can immerse yourself in their culture- look no further!
Stay here for 2 nights and what a great experience it was! The room and place is basic but what a great cultural experience! You stay right on one of the historic jetties and really get a feel for the people who live there. The owners were so welcoming and helpful. And another family member lives across the Jetty. It's a great location and easy to walk to everything. I think was the best place to stay in Penang! Highly recommended!
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