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My Chew Jetty Homestay

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Very friendly people. A location that has to be seen to be believed. One of the most unique hotel experiences you'll ever have: let alone for $30 a night. I live in Penang and even I may book a room there again, just because. You haven't done Penang until you've done My Chew Jetty Homestay.

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I am all for seeing how the locals live and chose Chew Jetty because of this. Please read the description of your stay before you book and is is exactly what you will get. Siew Ping was great over email before and during the stay. Mr Chew doesn't speak any English but could not have looked after me better. The...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 January 2017

It was our first time staying in a jetty, we loved the location, sitting in the evening above the water… Facility itself built by immigrants, for sure construction very simple, toilet sewage directly down to the water, the electrical water heater for the shared shower was not working- but it was o.k., warm enough for cold water. Overall we liked...

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Genting Highlands, Malaysia
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Uncle Chew is totally warm and friendly. He know that I walked from Jetty under the sun, he welcome me by cutting the orange and provide some cold water for me. One of the most special place is 2 chairs provided and I can sit on it and enjoy the nice sea view and the wind. Totally is an amazing...

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

This was a great place to stay, it's on the jetty so has some beautiful views and the jetty itself is a very interesting and lively place. Location is great, right by the pier and walking distance to little India. The rooms were a good standard for the price, the owner was a lovely lady, very warm, chatty and friendly....

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

First time staying at a jetty. Host was really nice and offered lots of advices. Wifi, simple breakfast coffee/tea provided and nice food located just opposite the jetty. Good place to stay especially if you are catching the morning ferry to langkawi. Within walking distance to the pier

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Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela
Reviewed 27 July 2015

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...

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Malaysia
Reviewed 26 July 2015

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...

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Reviewed 18 June 2015

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...

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Malaysia
Reviewed 10 December 2014

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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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about My Chew Jetty Homestay

Address: 59A Chew Jetty | Weld Quay, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: €25 - €29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — My Chew Jetty Homestay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Best view of the sea and House on the sea”
siewfui17, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“You can take a free bus from the Ferry Terminal to Komtar in Penang Road. Just a 5 min walk from the village.”
Frank1958490907, 21 Nov 2014 | Read review
“It's a small homestay. We had an extra mattress on a floor ( we had two rooms as we are a family of 5).”
Jandhfm, 12 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Get the larger deluxe room if available and ask Mrs Chew to cook you a meal!”
CraigT803, 21 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Take the bigger room if you require a bigger space because some of her rooms might be too small.”
Ang_Jason, 16 Jan 2013 | Read review
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