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My Chew Jetty Homestay

59A Chew Jetty Weld Quay, George Town, Penang Island 10300 Malaysia
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#22 of 206 Speciality lodging in George Town
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
Shared bathroom
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, Chinese, Malay
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daonki wrote a review Apr 2014
Regensburg, Germany10 contributions8 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay at this exciting place. Siew Pheng has grown up a comfortable home stay here at jettys. She is a friendly and humorous person and has been helpful in any way and anytime. The provided details, hints and suggestions around the home stay and Georgetown activities are awesome and more one could ask for! The service has been great. Towels, soap, shampoo, drinking water and fruits had been provided to guests. Many thanks again for the dinner we were allowed to join! We was very happy with our choice. All in all, a basic accommodation at an authentic location - very clean and comfortable with a lovely, smart and helpful hostess. Nothing more to ask for. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: April 2014
Thor Tankred wrote a review Nov 2013
Randers, Denmark56 contributions27 helpful votes
It was a very nice experience to stay there and the service was really-really good. (They even washed our clothes for free!!) But the buildings also sets a limit to the comfort and privacy, and therefore I cant give them the fifth star, that they are very close to receiving. But I would truely recommend people to stay there for a couple of nights to wake up to that sunset. Thanks for the stay!
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Date of stay: November 2013
Craig T wrote a review Feb 2013
San Rafael, California1048 contributions534 helpful votes
My wife and I have traveled a lot, in many parts of the world. The experience we had at Chew Jetty Homestay ranks among the best we've ever had. Chew Jetty Homestay is in a traditional home on one of the clan jetties of Georgetown, the Chew Clan jetty. It has three rooms, we stayed in the deluxe room. It has air con and a comfortable bed. The homestay has a small balcony where you can sit and watch life on the jetty and on the sea all the way over to Butterworth. The hostess, Siew Pheng Chew,, is a very nice young woman who gives all sorts of good tips on where to go in Penang and even more importantly, good restaurants and hawker stalls and what to eat. The CF Hawker Stall is right across the street and Ms. Chew gave us great ideas of what to eat there. Georgetown is a
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Date of stay: February 2013
Jason A wrote a review Jan 2013
Singapore11 contributions7 helpful votes
A truly unique experience! Highly recommended for travelers who are looking for a laid-back and relaxing type of lodging experience! They have a balcony where you could just lay down, have a drink, and watch the world go by. Don't expect 5-star facilities (which is not impt to me anyway) but you can certainly expect a 5-star experience and a 5-star service from Ms Chew! :)
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Date of stay: November 2012
Davidfan wrote a review Dec 2012
Carlisle, United Kingdom107 contributions52 helpful votes
Good things Peaceful location Terrace to sit out on English speaking owner called in twice during our 4 night stay Not so good things Rather smelly at times, though we did get used to it Very basic accomodation for the price we were paying Various people seemed to turn up to use the shower and toilet, who we had no idea should or should not be there. Really not keen on that and felt insecure. No family members seemed to be living there permanently, just a series of different non English speaking people seemed to turn up to just sleep there. Owners mother (cantonese speaking, but understood some mandarin) came each morning to do some cleaning but then went again, so no one on the spot to ask anything. Negative things Toilet!! Anyone with any sort of conscience would struggle
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Date of stay: December 2012
US$15 - US$16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalaysiaPenangPenang IslandGeorge Town
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