Fancy park lodges
Mutiara Taman Negara Resort is the only accommodation on the national park side of the river and is the best upmarket option convenient to the park.
There's a range of accommodation options from dorms through to fairly smart bungalows, meaning that you don't need to spend the earth in order to stay here -- though you will be paying substantially more for a dorm here than you will across the river. There's also a good-sized restaurant on site, which serves alcohol, and you'll also have a good chance of spying wild pigs and other bush critters. The bungalows themselves are dowdy but of a fair standard, if a bit aged, and have small terraces and comfortable furnishings within. The dorms are expensive compared to across the river but, aside from camping, is the cheapest way to stay this close to the park. Bear in mind that the main trail heads run from the other side of the resort, so you may end up with tourists tramping past your room day in, day out. They also run rate specials on their website.
By Vanessa Workman
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.