Tanah Rata is the heart of the highlands, with the main bus station, a glut of restaurants and a correspondingly large range of places to stay across budgets. Brinchang, 4km north, also has several hotels. Study a map before booking, as hotels outside Tanah Rata (eg in Ringlet or Tringkap) may only suit travellers with their own vehicle.
Air-Con & Wi-fi
Air-con is not essential in the breezy Cameron Highlands, and few hotels have it. Note also that connectivity in the Cameron Highlands can be patchy, so take hotel wi-fi claims with a grain of salt.
The highlands are busy during school holidays in April, August and December; book well in advance. Prices rise by around 25% at weekends and during holidays.