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My Chew Jetty Vacation Home

59A, Chew Jetty, Pengkalan Weld, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10300
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Based on 45 traveler reviews

Nearby attractions
Penang Heritage Trail
(0.24 km)
Penang Mural Street Art
(0.24 km)
Penang Ferry Terminal
(0.42 km)
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
(0.67 km)
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Review by Traveloka users

2 Traveloka customers have stayed in this hotel and given reviews:

Good location and many local merchandise stuff. Easy to find food.
Really recommended if you need to experience the life style of jetty houses. Nice and friendly owner.
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Friends getaway9
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Uday B
Once in a lifetime experience
This is a unique place, house is completely constructed on the sea. Complete wooden structure, easy to access place, host and her dad are very friendly, guided us from minute we have stepped in till we have completed our trip throughout Malaysia. Sea water level differs by every few hours. You can use washing machine, hosts have provided a variety of snacks and fruits, and bread, jam and butter too. Feels like it’s your own home in a different country. Value for money. P.S. This place itself is a tourist attraction.
Couples - Nov 13, 2017
A unique experience!
It was my first time to try homestay (instead of the usual hotel/hostel arrangement). Honestly, I was very excited to see the actual house that Anthony Bourdain had featured in No Reservations. My expectations were met and I am truly happy to say that I experienced the jetty life. What I love about 59A: the hospitality of the people, the homey feel and cleanliness of the place, and the ambiance of their porch-by-the-sea. Siew Pheng and Papa are very, very nice. Siew is someone you can easily talk to. She shared a lot of things and is very enthusiastic talking about anything under the sun (international and local politics, her personal travels, and insights about her locality). Papa is also very kind and has often provided us with fruits. Our room is decent and clean and the place offers the basic facilities that you need. I totally appreciate the clearbook with all the information about Penang. If you do not have an itinerary prepared, don't worry as their clearbook clearly has everything (from what to eat, where to eat, suggested itineraries, etc.). They have the basic facilities like hot shower and laundry area. Their table has free coffee/tea/bread/fruits accessible anytime. My favorite part of the house? Their patio-by-the-sea! It overlooks the sea and the walkway of the heritage site. You can watch the sunset and sunrise, the lights from the other side, or the tourists midday. I definitely recommend this place for you to stay in Penang!
Friends getaway - Sep 15, 2017
Matt B
Absolutely fantastic
A great place to stay in one of the more fascinating locations you'll ever see. The host Siew Ping is a fantastic host and a fellow food-traveller. If you're in Penang to eat (of course you are...) Siew Ping is a brilliant contact for local food advice. Mr Chew (Papa Oranges) will also look after you (and of course, feed you oranges). An absolute gem for anyone who loves food and wants to immerse themselves in this UNESCO listed location!
Couples - Jul 11, 2017
James D
A completely unique experience
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.
Couples - Jan 23, 2017
Great to see how the locals live
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 home is very clean and you can have teas / coffee / water during the day too. Mr Chew chopped me oranges everyday bless him. Breakfast is provided, toast, cereal, fruit. The air con in the room was poor however, Siew Ping was going to review this. In the description it mentions the odour that can arise from the water. This does happen and at points can be quite strong for non locals. However, I wanted to live as a local for a while. The best bit was sitting out on the veranda and watching the many tourists passing by. A great experience which I wouldn't have changed, but it won't be for everyone.
Friends getaway - Jan 5, 2017
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Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • In-room Facilities
    • TV
    • Shower
  • General
    • AC
    • Non-smoking room
  • Hotel Services
    • Luggage storage

Check-in and Check-out Time

Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

My Chew Jetty Vacation Home is located in area / city Georgetown.

The homestay has a very good location, also near the Penang International Airport (PEN), which is only 14.58 km away.

There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Penang Heritage Trail within 0.24 km, and Penang Mural Street Art within 0.24 km.

About My Chew Jetty Vacation Home

My Chew Jetty Vacation Home is a homestay with great comfort and excellent service according to most homestay's guests.

My Chew Jetty Vacation Home is the ideal choice for you who are looking for a comfortable yet affordable accommodation.

Smoking is strictly not allowed in this property, and smoking area is available.

Pets are NOT allowed.

Please note that this property is an independently operated by individual owner. It is a private unit of vacation home and therefore does not have a check in counter. The owner will arrange a session of Meet & Greet for key handover and familiarization of the property. Guests will have access to owner's contact details in case of any query of the property.

The property does not have a 24-hour reception. Guests are required to inform the property in advance of their estimated time of arrival.

Owner will be collecting mandatory MYR 15 per room as resort fee/cleaning fee. This resort fee/cleaning fee is not included in room rates.
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