Perak's slow rise to the attention of international visitors has brought accommodation for all budgets. Ipoh leads the pack with hostels, spa retreats and suave business hotels. The nearby Cameron Highlands have a brain-boggling range of Tudor-style hotels and comfy inns, and there's a similar spread on Pulau Pangkor. With the exception of Gopeng's leafy resorts, options are thinner elsewhere – plan ahead or you'll be bedding down in a dreary one-star dive.