Never a fan of home stay. But when our kids suggested that we should be staying at someone’s home when we are in Georgetown, so that we could experience not just the food and culture surrounding, but also experiencing how the local lives.
So, staying in a heritage home, which is not a hotel would be ideal. With some research on TripAdvisor as well as Google, we found Spices Home.
I am still very confused with the naming of the place. It is like, either Spices Residence or Spices Homes. Not sure which is which. But, anyway, it is the row of restored heritage houses at Lebuh Clarke, Georgetown.
There is no reception nor lobby, since you are at a home, so pretty much you arrive, the team waited for you at the house, then passed you the keys. That’s about it. Kind of simple and straight forward.
You can park your car right outside the house, just don’t forget to buy the daily parking coupon, which is about RM6.
For food choices, there are plenty, within walking distance. The famous Line Clear Nasi Kandar, Roti Bakar Hutton, Maliia Roti Benggali are nearby. There is also a Hainanese bakery, which I forgot the name, also nearby.
Walk a little bit more, can get Lebuh Kimberly with even more food, at night.
Coming back on the Spices Residence. It is about 2,000 square feet of living space in the whole house. You get a nice kitchen, which is kind fo open air. You can cook, make drinks etc easily.
The beds are comfortable, really nice to sleep on.
Talking about the downsides.
The houses are rather close to 2 bars, which the patrons will do their karaoke and loud chatting right outside the house. If you are sleep early (like me), you sure to wake up to the unpleasant noises between 2-4am. The loud karaoke will go on from 11pm-2am.
When I finally got to sleep again at 5am, the duck soup glass noodle stall which is opposite the home is opening for business. So, no more sleep.
Maybe the best time to sleep is in the afternoon.
Despite the noise, I still think this is a great place to stay.