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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 June 2014

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...

1Thank JessR0b
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

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...

Thank 02chilkoot
Regensburg, Germany
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

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...

2Thank markus e
Reviewed 26 November 2013

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...

Thank trooper77
San Rafael, California
Reviewed 21 February 2013

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...

5Thank Craig T
Reviewed 16 January 2013

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...

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2012

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...

3Thank Davidfan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 December 2012

We love the place and it is kept exceptionally authentic. The home itself is famous because it is a site for one of the mural paintings famous on the island. The owner is friendly and information on what to see and eat is provided free of charge. Basic necessities provided and rooms come with air-conditioner. Hot water heater, shampoo, shower...

Thank Oh-Jo79
Reviewed 2 December 2012

We only stayed for one night but we loved it here. The jetty area was very picturesque. The home itself was great; the rooms were very nice, complete with drinking water, fan, double bed, wifi, maps, and even lonely planet info for the area... there was also a table in the kitchen set up with lots more information - some...

Thank T_Killeen
New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 November 2012

The good: Staying at the historic jetty, Ms Chew was very helpful and sweet, and the rooms and bed were clean and comfortable. I wanted to like this place, I really did... The bad: The bathroom. Its a squatty potty which is OK, I don't need a western toilet, however I had a hard time seeing all waste just dropping...

2Thank laserlime

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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 

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Address: 59A Chew Jetty | Weld Quay, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: ₹ 1,901 - ₹ 2,444 (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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“You can take a free bus from the Ferry Terminal to Komtar in Penang Road. Just a 5 min walk from the village.”
 of 5 bubbles 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).”
 of 5 bubbles Jandhfm, 12 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Get the larger deluxe room if available and ask Mrs Chew to cook you a meal!”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles Ang_Jason, 16 Jan 2013 | Read review
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