Airport Lounge Reviews
Airport Lounges come in many forms - Business Class, First Class, paid-entry, Priority Pass, American Express and many more. You can access lounges at airports by travelling in Business or First Class, or by holding the right credit card. Here are our reviews of a range of lounges in airports around the world.
Excellent Business Class lounge available to Velocity Gold and Platinum members.
This lounge is accessible to eligible American Express cardholders, including the Airpoints Platinum and Platinum Charge.
This shared alliance-wide lounge is spacious and light-filled, with above-average food and drink options, tarmac views and fast wifi – worth spending time in, if you have some to kill.
This is an elegant space with excellent dining and complimentary massages but it lacks a ‘wow’ factor.
There are cabanas to relax in and a solid buffet but the layout of the lounge is not ideal.
The only Priority Pass lounge in Auckland does not fail to dissapoint, being a great space to relax for passengers travelling with any airline in any class.
This lounge is a Business Class level lounge open to all eligible Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines and Star Alliance guests flying on international flights to Australia and Fiji.
This regional lounge has abundant seating, and great barista coffee. It is a good lounge to visit if you’re at the airport early for an international Star Alliance flight, and customs is not yet open.
Quality design, delicious noodles, and luxurious showers all feature in this Hong Kong Business Class Lounge.
Be sure to turn left at the front desk for a relaxing shower, great coffee, and some solitude.
This stylish space is the best Business Class lounge I have been to. Qantas Gold members and Cathay Pacific Business Class passengers get access.
This lounge is not the best in Cathay Pacific’s repertoire but is an acceptable place to spend an hour or so.
Priority Pass holders can now access the REX lounge in Melbourne, which offers a basic level of food, drink and amenities. The lounge can get crowded however.
This lounge is a Business Class level lounge open to all eligible Air New Zealand and Star Alliance guests. It includes some unique traits, such as the ability to easily view the belly’s of aircraft from the lounge as well as the tarmac operations, which can be quite entertaining!
The Cathay Pacific Melbourne lounge is a satellite lounge serving eligible Cathay Pacific and oneworld guests. The lounge provides all the basic services, including hot and cold food, drinks and shower facilities, however is in need of an overdue upgrade.
The Marhaba lounge is a good quality user pay lounge, offering an excellent selection of hot and cold food, a barista service and business friendly amenities such as fast wi-fi and easily accessible USB and charging ports.
Qantas Regional lounges are quiet havens that provide many of the required amenities found in larger Qantas Clubs.
This is an intimate lounge with awesome views, à la carte dining and personalised service. Make sure to book your complimentary spa treatment or massage!
This is a favourite lounge of mine when travelling from Melbourne in Qantas or Emirates Business Class.
With a la carte dining, a well stocked bar offering over 90 drinks and an overall full-service experience, this spacious lounge is open to select guests flying with Etihad and Virgin Australia, including Trans-Tasman.
Business Class passengers and elite status holders will feel at home in this revamped lounge, with plenty of natural light and an Asian Spice Bar.
Melbourne’s Qantas Club is the go-to lounge for many of Qantas’ frequent flyers and lounge members plus their guests.
This Priority Pass lounge offers a basic level of comfort and amenities yet is still a quiet retreat from the bustle of Terminal 2.
The Sydney T3 Qantas Club provides Qantas Gold Frequent Flyers, Airpoints Gold members on domestic flights with an NZ flight code, Oneworld Sapphire and Qantas Club members with a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of Sydney Airport.
The lounge is open to those with selected lounge access memberships such as DragonPass, American Express Platinum Charge cardholders, and anyone willing to part with some cash.
This sprawling, refreshed international flagship lounge gets a five-star rating from me.
A spacious lounge with a good selection of food, beverages and barista coffee but a grim appearance.
Wondering what to expect from your lounge before your next flight from Tullamarine? Here is a comprehensive ranking of the facilities.
This is a spacious and modern lounge that is perfectly suited to domestic travellers before short hops around Malaysia.
Singapore Airlines operates a number of SilverKris lounges across Australia but not are all up to the same standard.
This is a great place to kick off your journey with Etihad or Virgin Australia but it may start to get crowded very soon.
A great food offering and quiet space to relax or work in but head to the Business Class side for more goodies.
This lounge sports a premium feel and dedicated lounge entry, offering a welcome escape from the main terminal—but it can get crowded.
This is one of the best Business lounges across the whole Qantas network, a sleek and modern space offering Mexican-inspired dishes.
This lounge deserves all of the praise it gets, with delicious food and beverages, a beautiful outdoor patio and spacious shower suites.
This lounge gets a solid four-star rating from PH for its spaciousness, fast wifi and well-stocked bar, but is let down by dark lighting, some disappointing food and no tarmac views.
This unique concept is an upmarket offering with excellent service, food and drinks but some may question its value.
The Qantas First Class Lounge in Sydney consistently ranked as one of the world’s top ten airport lounges. Here’s our take.
This is not a lounge you would actively plan to arrive at the airport super early to enjoy but a pleasant and quiet place to spend an hour or so before your flight.
This is the main lounge for the majority of Air New Zealand’s frequent flyers and Koru Club members flying domestically in New Zealand from Auckland.
This modern Priority Pass lounge offers great food and drinks but is not an ideal place to work from.
This facility ushers in an era of stylish and modern spaces, with a great variety of amenities. We explain who gains access.
This is the main lounge for the majority of Qantas’ frequent flyers and lounge members flying interstate from Western Australia.
Here is what to expect from the seating and food and drink options in Australia’s newest American Express Lounge. Plus, which cards will give you access.
What to expect from this lounge in Singapore Airlines’ home port, granting access to AirNZ, Velocity and KrisFlyer Gold status holders flying in Economy or Premium Economy.
AA is revamping their Business and First Class lounges across its major hubs. Here is what I thought of the Miami lounge, with access granted to Qantas Gold and above members even on domestic AA flights.
We take a look at Virgin Australia’s largest lounge, last refurbished and doubled in size during 2014 to cope with the increase in passenger load.
This overview of Virgin Australia’s Sydney Business Class Lounge outlines who can gain entry to the lounge, opening hours, info about premium entry as well as our thoughts and photos.
A purpose-built lounge, with wide open spaces, lots of seating, decent food and excellent views onto the tarmac. Plus, how to gain access.
Qatar Airways’ flagship First Class Lounge in Doha is one of the most outlandish lounge experiences I have had to date.
We take a look at the Star Alliance carrier’s flagship Business Class lounge at their home base of Changi Airport and outline access options – Air New Zealand Elite and Elite Partners are in luck.
For a dedicated First Class lounge, Singapore Airlines’ flagship facility does a good job, with friendly staff and an attractive design, but it is let down by unremarkable food and a lack of extra amenities.
A beautifully-designed but small space with better food and drink options than the Business Class side but lacking the ‘wow’ factor of some other First Class lounges.
The First Class Lounge & Spa at Abu Dhabi Airport is Etihad Airways’ flagship lounge and offers upscale dining, spa treatments with everything done in the Etihad way.
Arguably one of the best First Class lounges in the world, this private terminal makes security and immigration a breeze, with fantastic dining options, a calm environment and excellent customer service. Being driven directly to your plane like a celebrity is just the icing on the cake.
Air New Zealand’s flagship lounge is a great place to spend some time in before your Air NZ flight, with a couple of key features that turns heads.
Emirates’ Auckland lounge is a large lounge with decent buffet dining and a lot of seating for Emirates’ many international passengers departing from Auckland.
We check out the SilverKris Lounge in Sydney to see how it stacks up for a Business Class travellers and those with elite status with Velocity, KrisFlyer and Star Alliance, as well as comparing it to the Air NZ Lounge next door.
After a couple of days in Hong Kong, I was heading back to Sydney on Qantas, and had my first opportunity to sample the relatively new Qantas Hong Kong lounge. I’ve spent a fair bit […]
When Cathay Pacific opened the Cabin in late 2010, it gave a glimpse into a new modern design philosophy for their ‘hard product’ – lounges, seating, etc. – which would be rolling out across their […]