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"Everything Was Provided And You Just To Relax And Enjoyed The View And The Scenery at Here ."
Amirul - March 10, 2020
|Value for money||6.9|
|Nearest airport||Semporna Airport (SMM)|
|Distance to airport||16.8 km|
Check-in is from 09:00 AM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.
Lato Lato Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Lato Lato Resort also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort.
"Located in the middle of ocean reef - beautiful place to spend time at."
September 2, 2019
"The resort itself was amazing simply because of the location."
October 18, 2019
"Basic facilities support your needs for beach/ ocean lovers."
September 2, 2019
Situated in the Taman Bandar Semporna area, Lato Lato Resort is the perfect place to experience Semporna and its surroundings. From here, guests can make the most of all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Lato Lato Resort offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate the weary traveler. A selection of top-class facilities such as 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, room service, family room, BBQ facilities can be enjoyed here.
Step into one of 15 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day, A selection of amenities can be found in most rooms, inlcuding linens, towels, fan, wake-up service, balcony/terrace. Recreational facilities available at the property include snorkeling, watersports equipment rentals, boats, private beach, fishing. Whatever your reason for visiting Semporna, Lato Lato Resort is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
"Food was superb even they provide the simplest menu - tasty ..."
September 2, 2019
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
Lato Lato Resort
Taman Bandar Semporna
Taman Bandar Semporna
Taman Bandar Semporna
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Really love this place”
Just wonder why this resort got quite low point for customer review.. the location is really superb.. this is the best location among other nearby floating resort.. the bedroom is spacious and clean.. very comfortable to rest at the balcony with a great view.. the food is extremely delicious.. they even send kueh to our room during minum petang when we are not there on time.. the only downside of this hotel is the bed n pillow.. budget hotel in semporna even has a better bed n pillow.. and dont expect u can jump off into the sea from your balcony like other nearby floating resort.. this is the only point that make me not to return to this resort.. i am looking for a floating resort that we can swim directly to the sea from our balcony.. at lato lato there is only one public entrance to enjoy the crystal clear water.. the same location with the boat entrance.. not really comfortable to swim when boats are going in and out.. hopefully lato lato will make more entrance direct to the sea.. nearby room 23 is a superb location to make an entrance into the sea.. i give 10 points for my review of staying here but i will not return here..on my next visit i will book nearby floating resort which we can jump off to the sea directly from our balcony.. that feature is a must have for a floating resort despite of any other facilities..
this is a MUST STAY in Semporna”
This place was just amazing! Words can not describe how lucky I am to have found Lato Lato. If your a backpacker PLEASE SPLURGE and stay here at least 1 night, you will not be disappointed. There is a phone number on FB if you have any questions. Your trip starts with door service pick up that takes you to the boat jetty to take you to the middle of the ocean at Lato Lato (boat taxi 100RM round trip) once there all meals are included and the most amazing swimming of your life. If you want to island hop, snorkel with guide or dive it can all be arranged for a reasonable price. The meals are fresh, delicious and plentiful. The water is safe, tranquil, full of marine life (please dont touch or eat, just look) and unlike anything Ive ever seen before. The staff is welcoming and fun, you feel right at home. Our room was on the end of the walkway, corner view full of windows (all rooms have spectacular views, your in the middle of an ocean paradise!) waking to the sunrise was breathtaking.
Beautiful spot lovely people”
It's a magical experience waking up in the middle of the sea in a village on stilts with tropical fish swimming under your room. You can literally jump into the water from your balcony and snorkel (as long as the tide is in). Lato Lato is on a shallow shelf a few miles off the coast and surrounded by a beautiful coast with villages built on stilts and locals fishing from small motor boats. Accommodation is basic but tidy the food is fine, standard fare for travellers in this area. The seas around Borneo and in fact the whole of Malaysia are suffering from an onslaught of floating plastic so don't be surprised if you travel through a flotilla of plastic on your journey there but luckily loto lato is far enough out that it didn't suffer from this, just the odd bottle. Let's hope the world manages to stop using and throwing single use plastic in the sea. Communication with lato lato is a bit intermittent so be persistent and clear. They will organise a boat to take you out and back. Enjoy
Scenic view! ”
The best choice! Located in the middle of ocean reef - beautiful place to spend time at. Accessable in and out only via boat. Basic facilities support your needs for beach/ ocean lovers. Who needs a TV when u can splurge urself with the scenic endless view of the open ocean! Beautiful. Food was superb even they provide the simplest menu - tasty and just nice. Resort staff was amazingly friendly and attended to your needs or request. Lato Lato memang best 👍🇲🇾
beautiful location ”
it was a last min trip and we manage to book this resort. it was worth the money, location was beautiful and you can do some snorkelling around the hotel (remember to bring your flipper, sometimes the current can be too strong for beginner). cleanliness is ok but there is a lot of ants roaming around the bed, the staff is very friendly and helpful. the worst encounter is when I confirm a boat with the lady boss for my trip (the night before) to the semporna to do diving, but was delay due to engine failure and I was not informed until I called the lady boss to check on when the boat is coming(I waited for 30min). their facebook reply take 3 days and it very hard to get a reply through msg. you can only call them to confirm the booking and check on other request you have (island hopping & diving). do note that boat trip from semporna to lato lato cost 100rm, on the island boat going to semporna has "fix/rubbering band" timing 5.30am till last boat at 6pm.
Perfect Place To Stay And To Honeymoon ”
The Facilities and Amenities Was Perfect You Just No Need Bring Anything To Come Here .. Everything Was Provided And You Just To Relax And Enjoyed The View And The Scenery at Here .. The Place Was Amazing And Wonderful .. The Only Thing Need To Improve And Upgraded Is The Selection Of Food Mostly On Dinner Time .. Should Be Have More Varieties Especially Seafood Item Which Is Very Cheap In Semporna .. They Should Provided More Assorted Seafood To The Guest .. Only Food Must Be Improves .. Other Things Was Superb And Tremendous..
The best and worst of Semporna”
Oh boy, this was an adventure. Before we arrived, I had emailed them about what’s the best way to get from the hotel to Lato Lato, they suggested buying their package (airport transfer + boat ride + snorkeling). As it was expensive, we decided to get our own transport and boat. After arriving at the resort, we were told that their rooms are full, and don’t have our booking. Then the boat driver said we are meant to take the resort’s own boat from the dock, rather than a private one. They even asked us to return back to the dock (pay extra money) and come back to the hotel on their boat. How ridiculous is that!!! After some help from locals and a few calls, we were able to confirm our booking and get the rooms. Honestly, the views are simply stunning and it’s one of those places where you can sit outside and lie down the whole day. Their breakfast/lunch/dinner is also quite impressive. The rooms are probably the most basic rooms you will ever find (take a shower with a bucket), and electricity is only available from evening onwards due to the location. Communicating with staff is really difficult as no one speaks English and don’t seem keen to help. TIPS: only choose this place if you can forgive the basic room conditions and staff friendliness. The location and views truly make up for it. Make sure to buy snacks/beer from the supermarket near Semporna Jetty as there is nothing on the island.
I love the clear blue water, where I can just dive in right from the resort. U can see starfish right while you walking along the path of the resort. When I swim in the sea, I can just see fishes around. At sunset and night time, u might be lucky to see turtles. The surrounding is beautiful . Food is ok, to fill my tummy. Normal typical Malaysian food. Everything is good. Don’t expect a 5 star room for the price you pay. Just a nice “kampung” room with bed and toilet. No heater. Bedsheet might be a bit sticky due to the fact that we are in the middle of the sea. Shower using bucket and pail. But it’s ok. But i still love it and have fun there. Power cut off from 8am-6pm..
Scenery is amazing Service is terribly awful ”
The sea water is clear and clean, you can see through and watch fish swimming as well as Red Sea stars, you’ll be amazed by the view, however the staff and service is the worst that I had ever met and had, no punctuality at all! No patience, not organized. They told us to take their boat at 10am but kept us waiting for1 hour when we need to go to the island and leave for Semporna, which made us nearly missed the flight. No water for showing, there are 7,8 staff but the only English they can speak is “wait” ! Then they forgot about it and no further reply. Moreover, the owner and the staff have absolutely no sense of protecting the environment at all, they simply throw anything into the sea, cigarette, dirty washing water, it is said that carols here were purple 2 years ago, now it’s all died and black.
Loved the guides and and views!”
We loved spending some time out in the middle of the sea! The underwater world surrounding the resort is magnificent! The resort itself was amazing simply because of the location. One thing that would have been a helpful experience would be if the resort sent a resort worker on the boat to help you get back on land afterward. We were bombarded by locals that tried to hold our bags hostage if we didn’t give them money. This could have been avoided with the help of one of the workers. Besides that, bathroom and shower in our room was not clean, and we wouldn’t have stepped foot in there without flip flops, but the location made up for it. Felt more like a private room in a hostel on the sea.
Ridiculously bad experience ”
As a regular traveler to lots of tourism attractive city, I had one of the worst experience staying at lato lato resort. My initial impression was good before checked in. I thought lato lato resort should not even make it in the Agoda and other booking page. Following are the reasons. 1. There is no electricity after 6am till 6pm. 2. Water supply was cut off after it finished up. 3. When requesting for the clips for clothing, the staffs were not helpful at all. 4. One of the fan and one bulb was not functioning. 5. The bread served in the morning had mould. I have pic taken. 6. There is no official receipt issuers to us when requesting. I seriously thought that lato lato resort were overrated.
Great location, horrible service”
The houses on stilts are on a great location on a half hour boat trip from Semporna. What they don't mention is that to reach Lato you have to pay 100 myr per person round trip. The meals are always the same and really basic and so are the rooms, which dont have a flushing toilet or shower. Just a bucket and water tap. The generator was suppose to be on at 7 pm but 2 out of 3 nights we had dinner in the dark and no power untill 11 pm. Service isn't too good either unless you book an extra day trip and they can earn more money. I suggest you only go there if you want to enjoy the unique view and don't care about other stuff.
A tiny paradise”
Lacking all kinds of facilities. BUT you really wont care, for the following reasons - 1) its pretty cheap 2) you will be spending time enjoying the view, the clear blue waters, the corals, the fishes, the breeze, etc etc 3) its an amazing feeling waking up in the middle of the sea with a beautiful sunrise over the horizon Theres no amenities at all, but you will soon realize why you dont need them when you are in the middle of the sea. Every room, you have great view, colorful fishes roam just in your view (sea urchins too). You could even dive straight in just 3 feet away from your room. Free to use snorkeling and life jackets. A hundred meters out and it is still shallow. Ask the staff about surrounding island visits, it will costs about approx USD20 -35 per pax depending on the itinerary. Overall, this place is priced right for a glimpse of paradise if you're not expecting 5 star pampering.
Nice scenery. It is located in the sea. Good service and the staff are friendly. In the afternoon, you are provided with tasty doughnuts. However, the dish is just so so ‘cause the housing situation depends.
Prepare to have No wifi , No internet signal ”
This resort are sea stay Kelong outfrom land . Nice to stay and relax . Prepare to be Lost World
Bad, totally. Should not booked there.”
It was the worst resort ever. Eventho it was mention you will be provided with breakfast lunch and dinner but dont get fooled by that because it will not be like you ordinary meal buffet. The room was not cleaned before hands as I can see through messed sheet. When I was checking in, the staff were in the room, taking a rest. IN MY ROOM that I paid. The resort was soooo expensive compare to the service they provide. There’s no electricity from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm everyday. The transportation cost from the jetty to the jetty to the resort were very expensive which were suppose to be provided by the resort but they didnt. The cost for island hopping were also very pricy and there is no official reception nor management that you could refer. There’s no activity scheduled or somebody you could refer. Therefore the cost for island hopping or even the island that they promise to visit could change as they please. Very limited language in english therefore it could be hard for tourist to communicate. Not to mention, there’s no parking if you were driving and plan to leaves you car at the jetty, the resort will highly left you unattended there. The staff was so cold and not friendly at all. Overall, its not good value of money as the service was bad.
Overall good but facilities need to be improved”
Bathroom wasnt clean enough. A lot of hair at the water hole. Some windows cant be opened. Have problem with door also. The view was amazing. The price worth for once in a lifetime experience.
Good location. Amazing view. ”
The place was in a perfect location with breathtaking views. However, improvements should be made in regards of cleanliness and meals. More options should be provided for vegetarian people. And any broken facilities should be repaired before renting it out, for example malfunctioned toilet flush. Otherwise it was a good place for snorkelling as we saw lots of corals and star fishes. Perfect place for those who need a short break from hectic work life.
Everything was perfect ”
Their staff very friendly and all the food is superb. 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰
The place is so nice scene unluckly the food is too bad and not worth it for money. Staff so unfrien”
Nice scene but the room not completed with the toiletries and we need to take towel ourself at counter. The staff not so friendly and no proper check in counter. No briefing for guest regarding about safety and activities that we already paid for island hoping for the next day. The food is so bad which is not valuable for money which is include in room package. Hopefully the management will take action for the bad comment and improve it in the future.