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My Chew Jetty Homestay

2.5 of 5 Lodge   |   59A, Chew Jetty, Georgetown, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014
Jandhfm Melaka, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Melaka, Malaysia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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.

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 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... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

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... More

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Regensburg, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

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... More

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30 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 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... More

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San Rafael, California
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44 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 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... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 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... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 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... More

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44 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 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... More

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Address: 59A, Chew Jetty, Georgetown, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — My Chew Jetty Homestay 2.5*
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Chew Jetty is actually a village built on stilts and these were built by some pioneer Chinese immigrants. Each jetty comprises of row houses on stilts joined by wooden walkways over the water. These ‘water villages’, set up more than a century ago, house the descendants from Fukien Province in China, who shared common historical, geographical and clan origins. ... more   less 
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