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My Chew Jetty Homestay

59A Chew Jetty Weld Quay, George Town, Penang Island 10300 Malaysia
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Immerse yourself in a unique cultural experience, 'living like a local' in one of George Town's few true homestays, in a family's rustic wooden home on stilts at the Chew Jetty, a unique heritage community nestled on the city's waterfront. Right on the water’s edge of the heritage city of George Town, the Chew Jetty is a unique settlement consisting of 88 rustic wooden family homes linked by a long walkway, starting from the shore and jutting out onto the water. In existence since the 1880s, and one of seven remaining clan jetties, the Chew Jetty is unique in that the residents all share the same Chinese surname. Ours is a wooden house fronting the main walkway, roughly in the middle of the Chew Jetty. You will be staying in 1 of 5 rooms in our family house, out of which only 3 rooms are for homestay guests. You will be getting a cozy DOUBLE ROOM in the middle section of the house, with a small window on its side. The room is air-conditioned, and also has a wall fan, and is furnished with a queen-sized bed. We have a bathroom shared by all in the house, and it comes with instant hot shower and sitting toilet. Our living room, dining hall and our back and side open decks are available for your use.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
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KWNick wrote a review Jul 2015
Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela29 contributions20 helpful votes
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,
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Date of stay: July 2015
HoboGurl wrote a review Jul 2015
Malaysia35 contributions8 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: May 2015
Tang L wrote a review Jun 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia143 contributions61 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: June 2015
Julian T wrote a review Dec 2014
Malaysia39 contributions12 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: December 2014
Frank1958490907 wrote a review Nov 2014
Brisbane, Australia202 contributions81 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2014
US$15 - US$16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalaysiaPenangPenang IslandGeorge Town
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