Best Accommodation At Taman Negara [Full Guide]

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Heading to Taman Negara?  Lucky you! It’s a unique part of the world with fantastic natural adventure opportunities. There is accommodation at Taman Negara waiting for you. The next step after deciding to go is to find the best hotels Taman Negara has for you. And that’s what we will help you with here!

Taman Negara is a massive national park that’s located near the middle of peninsular Malaysia. From thick rainforest to deep caves, this park is a dream come true for outdoor enthusiasts. 

Taman Negara has one of the world’s oldest tropical rainforests. Experts have calculated that it’s around 130 million years old! The national park is also home to the tallest point in Peninsular Malaysia, Gunung Tahan, which clocks in at over 2000 metres above sea level.

So, if you’re ready to tackle this expansive park then you’ll need a place to stay. And that’s where I come in.

The gorgeous scenery on the way to Lata Berkoh Taman Negara
The gorgeous scenery on the way to Lata Berkoh

In this article, I will help you find the best accommodation at Taman Negara no matter what your budget or what exactly you are looking for.

So whether you are looking for a Taman Negara resort, Taman Negara national park hotels or a budget accommodation Taman Negara option, we have you covered with our handy full list of Taman Negara hotels.

Here is our list of Taman Negara Pahang hotel options. Scroll to the bottom for a map of all the options.

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Comparison Of The Best Accommodation At Taman Negara

NamesStarsPriceTop FeaturesBook
Mutiara Taman Negara Resort★★★★$$$Private chalets, best location, restaurant on-siteClick here
Xcape Resort at Taman Negara★★$Budget accommodation, breakfast included, toursClick here
Abot Guest House★★$Hot shower, air-conditioning, central locationClick here
Balai Serama Guesthouse★★$$Huge guest lounge, breakfast included, beautiful settingClick here
OYO 90630 Mat Leon Village★★$Clean guesthouse, pretty location, consistently gets great reviewsClick here

Taman Negara – Where To Stay

The best place to stay is right at the entrance to Taman Negara. Mutiara Taman Negara Resort is the only accommodation located right here. It is a hotel Taman Negara national park right at this entrance by the Park Centre.

Taking the boat from Kuala Tahan to Taman Negara
Taking the boat from Kuala Tahan to Taman Negara

The next best place for accommodation in Taman Negara is just across the river in Kuala Tahan. River taxis cross the river often for only RM1.

Kuala Tahan accommodation is a short (uphill) walk from this jetty.

Note that in general, the accommodation around Taman Negara is not that flash. There are no 5-star resorts in Taman Negara, and you are in the jungle. Take this into consideration when making your booking.

Best Taman Negara Hotel Options

Mutiara Taman Negara Resort Review

Mutiara Taman Negara
Mutiara Taman Negara

Address: Taman Negara

Near: Next to the Park Centre and the river. The trails into the national park all start here!

Room Types: Chalets with one to three beds

Top Features:

  • Private chalets
  • Great location
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Riverfront property right by the main access to Taman Negara

If you’re planning on doing a lot of outdoor adventuring, you’ll likely want a comfortable place to put your feet up. And you’ll get that at Mutiara Taman Negara Resort.

This place is more expensive than others on this list for accommodation near the national park. But it is simply the best choice, and it’s still cheap relative to other countries for the great location. 

If you book here, you’ll get your own private chalet, with one, two or three beds that can sleep up to four people. Each one also has a private bathroom with a shower and hot water. There are also some private bungalows with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living room.

Each option is air-conditioned, has fans and tea and coffee making facilities.

If you’re looking for a WiFi connection, this place has fantastic wifi. You can also have a drink at the on-site restaurant and buy supplies at the on-site mini mart.

When it comes to getting out and exploring Taman Negara, you can easily book all your tours and activities here either before you arrive or once you are here. The trails all start here as well.

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Mutiara Taman Negara Resort triple chalet bedroom
Main bedroom area in our triple chalet

Best Parts?

Each guest gets their own chalet for ultimate privacy. It’s in the best spot for exploring Taman Negara as you can walk straight into the park in moments from here. This location simply cannot be beat.

Worst Parts?

The resort could use a facelift – although I saw that happening while I was there.


This is the nicest place to stay in Taman Negara. National park hotel research can be cumbersome sometimes, but picking Mutiara Taman Negara Resort makes it easy.

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Xcape Resort at Taman Negara Review

Address: Lot 816, Kuala Tahan

Near: 5-minute walk into the main part of the village

Room Types: Standard bedrooms with a range of beds as well as shared bedrooms

Top Features:

  • Cheaper accommodation
  • Breakfast included
  • Can boook tours here

Another place to call your home away from home while in the national park is Xcape Resort. Taman Negara has a lot to see and do, that’s why you’re coming here! And what’s great is that this accommodation offers guided tours of the park. 

This property has standard-sized rooms and you can choose the number of beds you need. You can also book a room with a shared bathroom to save some cash.

Enjoy hot showers during your stay, air-conditioning and there is free WiFi in the lobby. There’s also a cafe on-site and your reservation comes with breakfast every morning. 

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Best Parts?

Honestly, I think there are better places for this price.

Worst Parts?

They still advertise having a pool, but they don’t. The food and service could be improve, and the resort is showing its age. Cleanliness is also an issue.


This is an easier place to stay as it’s easy to book tours of Taman Negara. However, standards have slipped in recent years and there are better options on this list.

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Abot Guest House Review

Address: Kuala Tahan

Near: Close to everything

Room Types: Double, triple and quad room options

Top Features:

  • Cheap accommodation
  • Hot shower
  • Air-conditioning 
  • Good location

For backpackers and travellers looking to save as much money as they can while not sacrificing comfort, Abot Guest House could be the place for you! This Taman Negara national park accommodation is a cheap spot featuring standard-sized bedrooms. 

Each room has a bathroom along with air-conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities.. 

This hotel Taman Negara, Pahang is in a great location in the village near food and shopping options as well as the boat across into the national park. 

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Best Parts?

It’s simple, but comfortable in a good location. You’ll save money on accommodation by staying at Abot Guest House. 

Worst Parts?

There is a bug problem here. Many reviews complain about the bugs that don’t seem to be cleaned up.


If travelling on a strict budget is the name of the game for you then Abot Guest House is a solid option. It’s not loaded with amenities. However, it hits your basic traveller needs of having a clean room, access to water and food and a bathroom with a hot shower.

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Balai Serama Guesthouse Review

Address: Kampung Padang, Taman Negara, Kuala Tahan

Near: Sits by the Tembeling River

Room Types: Standard-sized rooms and one-bedroom chalets

Top Features:

  • Large guest lounge
  • Breakfast and dinner included with reservation
  • Very clean
  • Laundry facilities  

Balai Serama Guesthouse is another great option for a Taman Negara resort. Pahang has some tasty dishes, and you’ll be able to try them at the on-site restaurant. This accommodation offers one-bedroom chalets as well as standard-sized rooms. You’ll have air-conditioning and a private bathroom with a hot shower as well. 

All rooms also have terraces and tea and coffee making facilities. There are only nine rooms in total so it can feel quite private.

The on-site restaurant serves the included breakfast. They also offer a buffet dinner. It has a great outlook over the river.

Like a lot of other accommodation around Taman Negara, this place doesn’t have an internet connection. But the gardens on this property are absolutely gorgeous, and they run right beside the Tembeling River. The service at this guesthouse is very good.

However, do note that this option isn’t in Kuala Tahan. You’re about a 7-minute drive from there and entry to Taman Negara. The owner and staff at the hotel can drive you when required, but it’s not as ideal as staying closer.

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Best Parts?

The beautiful gardens by the river and the clean and comfortable rooms,

Worst Parts?

It’s not in Kuala Tahan. You need to be driven there to enter the national park.


Balai Serama Guesthouse is another fantastic option. It consistently gets great reviews, and it’s in a pretty spot. Just be mindful that you can’t walk into the park from here.

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OYO 90630 Mat Leon Village Review

Address: Mat Leon Village, Kuala Tahan

Near: Sits by the Tembeling River about 15-minutes walk from Kuala Tahan village

Room Types: Queen and family rooms for four, shared and private bathrooms

Top Features:

  • Very clean
  • Beautiful location
  • Family rooms
  • Great price

This simple guesthouse is well presented and clean. It’s great value. You can choose to stay in a queen room or family room with double bed and two singles. Most rooms have their own bathrooms, but you can also save money with a family room with shared bathroom.

Rooms have air-conditioning, and there is a long balcony you can share. The rooms are simple but clean.

This hotel has an on-site restaurant, but its opening hours are variable.

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Best Parts?

The price is great and it’s surrounded by rainforest. You’ll already feel like you’re in the jungle!

Worst Parts?

The downside of staying here is that it’s a 15-minute walk into the village to eat when the on-site restaurant is closed and to access shops and services.


OYO 90630 Mat Leon Village is a great budget option if you want clean and comfortable and don’t mind the walk into the village.

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Map Of The Best Taman Negara Accommodation

Best Accommodation at Taman Negara map
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I hope you found this guide to the hotel Taman Negara options useful and have a great Taman Negara stay. Find out exactly how to get to Taman Negara here, the top things to do in Taman Negara, all the best Taman Negara tours or find all our travel guides to Taman Negara here.

By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon is an Australian who has fallen in love with Malaysia! She explores Malaysia multiple times a year, often with her kids, and has previously lived in Penang.