A bit like a Swiss chalet, the River Lodge is a lovely collection of dark, cosy cottages and rooms embedded into a sloping hillside that overlooks the rushing Naro Moru River, 3km from town. All three classes of room are lovely, but the middle-of-the-road ‘superior’ option seems the best value of the lot.
If coming from Naro Moru, make sure you take the right turn before the train tracks so you are on the correct route. Those camping here or staying in the dorm have access to the pool, and squash and tennis courts. The restaurants here are the best in town.
It can also arrange three- to seven-day treks ranging from US$1468 to US$2552 per person.