Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, also known as Bangkok Airport (BKK), is one of two international airports serving Bangkok, Thailand. The other one is Don Mueang International Airport, which caters mainly to low-cost airlines. We review the best airline and Priority Pass lounges at Bangkok airport.
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Free Airport Lounge Access
If you have not paid for Business Class or First Class, you can access lounges at this airport for a fee or for free if you have a Priority Pass. Get an unlimited Priority Pass with the Amex Platinum card, or you can also access most Priority Pass lounges for free using the free American Express Gold with its two free Lounge Club passes. To get extra referral points and advice on these free-lounge-access cards and more, have a read of our best credit cards for luxury travel.
1. Thai Airways First Class Lounge
I reviewed the Thai Airways First Class Lounge at Bangkok Airport before boarding my flight on Thai Airways Boeing 747-400 in First Class known as Royal First, from Bangkok Airport in Thailand to Munich Airport (MUC) in Germany. This lounge can be found in Concourse D, inside Security.
Thai Airways has a separate entrance and check-in counter for its First Class passengers, so the First and Business lounges are separated. If you fly First, you are invited to take a seat and are offered a cold towel and a bottle of cold water while the ground staff checks you in. After this, you are escorted through the border control and security to the entrance of the Business Class Lounge.
Here, another ground staff member takes you on a buggy through the Business Class lounge to the First Class lounge’s reception (which is quite fun, albeit a little odd at the same time since you get a lot of attention from other passengers).
The First Class lounge, called Royal First lounge. It is a large rectangular room with plush seats and luxurious loungers, decked out with colorful pillows and arranged around coffee tables.
The room features a refined decor, with a fusion of contemporary design and traditional Thai elements. Impressive flower displays add a subtle, colorful touch to the stylish interior. There are six private rooms on the side with loungers and computer stations, which are great if you need more privacy or want to work while waiting for your flight.
Food in the lounge is excellent, with all food and dining options displayed on a tablet. The menu includes Thai dishes such as shrimp wonton soup, shrimp pad thai, tom yum goong, and Panang curry with beef and rice.
Staff members are constantly walking around and will take orders at your seat. There’s a small dining room in the back of the lounge, offering à la carte dining for 22 guests. In addition, there’s also a small buffet across the dining room, although the spread is a little underwhelming compared to the à la carte offerings.
One perk of the lounge experience is that all First Class guests are entitled to a complimentary 60-minute full body massage. You can see the look and feel of the lounge from the photos above.
Review by our friends at Luxury Travel Expert
2. Air France – KLM SkyLounge
The Air France – KLM SkyLounge is located in the International Terminal, airside, in Concourse F, near gate F2. You could actually walk to this lounge regardless of the Concourse that your flight is departing from (as long as it’s an international flight) because this lounge is not far from the central area.
This airport lounge is open 24 hours a day, and you get access if you are an Air France or KLM Business Class passenger or if you are an elite status holder. SkyTeam partner airline members also get access. Finally, this is also a Priority Pass lounge and is one of the best Priority Pass lounges our reviewers have experienced. It’s a great lounge.
The lounge has a shiny Air France and KLM logo in silver above the door, so you can’t miss it. Once inside, the lounge is classy with an outdoor to indoor feel with pine and white walls and furnishings and lots of palm or fern style plants.
The lounge has floor-to-ceiling windows on one side and green plants on the other. The seating is separated into pine booths, so you have plenty of privacy. The best seats face towards the big windows so you can watch the planes move about and park up. These are great seats for aviation geeks like me!
There is also a high table with high stools if you want to work or be sociable (as there are seats on either side of the table). There are magazines and newspapers in a rack against the wall and at one end of the lounge. There are also some rather grotesque massage chairs. There are also toilets and shower rooms in this lounge.
The right side of the lounge is dedicated to the self-serve buffet area with a great selection of food and drinks. There are also some cafe-style chairs and tables here with views out to the tarmac again, which is really nice while you are eating.
There are plenty of soft drinks in glass-sided fridges. The usual selection, including canned Coke, Sprite, Fanta, tonic water, etc., bottled water, tomato juice, and milk. There is also a choice of Heineken and Singha beer in the fridge. In addition, you will find apple and orange juice, a coffee machine, and tea bags. There are also spirits and bottles of wine.
Breakfast is great here and includes hot and cold items, including omelets, sausages, beans, and ham, as well as the Asian option of fried rice and instant noodles. In addition, there is bread, pastries, yogurts, chocolate eclairs, cereals, cut fruit fish cakes, cold sandwiches (egg and ham, vegan cheese, potato salad sandwich mini beef burger, tune cucumber cup, etc.), and instant noodles.
There are cakes, chocolate, lemon and butter, and also a delicious apple tart as well as icecream, crisps, and nuts. For an airport lounge, this is quite a feast!
Overall, the Air France-KLM Lounge has to be the joint best Priority Pass lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport. The Oman Air Lounge is also a brilliant Priority Pass lounge at this airport.
3. Oman Air First & Business Class Lounge
The Oman Air First & Business Class Lounge is located in the International Terminal, airside, in Concourse E. This is a Priority Pass lounge and is one of the best Priority Pass lounges at Bangkok airport. You can also buy access to this lounge for around $40 USD per person. Equally, you can access the Oman Air lounge if you are flying on Oman Air in Business Class or if you are an elite member of Oman Air’s Sinbad program.
This lounge is really smart and stylish with light grey furnishings and classy black and grey walls with lots of metallic and mother of pearl detailing. It feels very Arabic. There are also two big iMacs on a bar-style high table with stools.
The buffet is also classy and backlit with blue lighting. There’s a Nespresso machine, tea, Arabic coffee, with fridges underneath containing plenty of soft drinks. There’s an array of self serve spirits and wines, including Chandon Champagne. The food is also impressive with lots of hot options laid out in huge frying pans like biryani rice, spinach cutlets, mini quiches, fish kebab, and chicken tikka.
For breakfast, there are lots of cereals, little delicious pots of Bircher muesli, smoothies and juices, pastries (loads of them), and beautiful cupcakes. It is a fairly incredible spread for an airport lounge, and if you are used to US Domestic lounges or your average Priority Pass lounges, you will be blown away with the spread.
4. Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge Bangkok
The Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge at Bangkok airport is one of the best airport lounges at Bangkok airport. It is located in concourse G and is smart and feels Japanese with neat square serving dishes under plastic covers, which can be lifted and lowered. There is plenty of hot and cold food, including JAL Beef Curry rice, Karaage, soups, etc. Cold dishes include Japanese grilled mackerel and soy-glazed sweet potatoes, with bread, pastries including muffins, and desserts. There are snacks, which include crisps, nuts, and noodles.
The seating is a mix of sofa seats, sofa seats in booths, and large communal tables with seats around them. There are also toilets and showers in this lounge. It is an excellent airport lounge.
5. Emirates lounge
Emirates lounge at Bangkok airport is located in Concourse D. It has the usual Emirates slightly gawdy gold lettering on wood as the welcome sign above the entrance. Once through the sliding doors, this lounge is lovely with an Arab feel. The decor offers lots of intricate glass partitions with cream seating. Even the walls seem to have a gold wallpaper covering.
Food-wise, there’s hot soup, with breadsticks and croutons, hot fried and breaded chicken on skewers, hot veggies, and salad, turkey meat with sprouts, and various sauces fish curry and rice, and a hot pasta dish. There are also snacks, including nuts and olives, laid out as well as wine and champagne (Moet) along with spirits.
There is a big coffee machine and plenty of teas and, of course, a large fridge area underneath the counter with soft drinks and bottled water.
In the cold buffet, there are gorgeous looking preprepared salads in bowls, loads of choice, the usual veggies, cold cuts, and cheese as well as chocolate cake. Once again, this is a great lounge with great food!
6. Royal Silk Airport Lounges
There are several Royal Silk lounges spread throughout Bangkok airport. The main one, which can accommodate the largest number of passengers (more than 300 at the same time), is located in Concourse D, and this is the one I reviewed before my Austrian Airlines B777 Business Class Review Bangkok to Vienna. You can see more pictures of this lounge in my full airport review.
The Thai Airways Royal Silk Business Class lounge at Bangkok airport is large with plenty of seating options and a couple of food stations. At these buffets, you can choose from a variety of hot and cold food options, including wonton soup, New Orleans chicken wings, salads, sandwiches, fruits, snacks, and refreshments.
Large floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the concourse’s massive interior spaces, but there are no outdoor windows to observe the tarmac traffic. Complimentary, high-speed WiFi is available to all guests. If you are traveling with young children, there is also a kid’s corner.
This lounge is fine and functional but not noteworthy, especially bearing in mind that this is the flagship Business Class lounge of Thai Airways, this airport being its main hub.
7. Cathay Pacific Lounge
The Cathay Pacific Lounge in Concourse G is a good airport lounge at Bangkok airport. For Cathay Pacific, you might expect more as this lounge, but it is quite small and has no views. The look is modern but very generic, with little indication that you are about to fly on one of the best airlines in Asia.
This is the OneWorld lounge that you will have access to if you are flying out of Bangkok airport with British Airways. If you are flying BA and also have a Priority Pass, there are better lounges than this… pick the KLM-Air France or Oman Air lounges over this one for a classier experience.
The buffet is good (not great but good), mainly cold cuts, cheeses, and little buns with fillings, so it’s worth stopping by. There are also extravagant salads to help yourself to, which are placed in large glass bowls, along with cut fruit, whole fruit, and cookies. Big fridges contain soft drinks, plus you have the usual wine, beer, and spirits in the same self serve area.
There is no doubt that this is a very decent club lounge with a good food offering, but it lacks any links to the Cathay Pacific brand and could be any lounge anywhere in the world connected to any airline.
8. Turkish Airlines Lounge
The Turkish Airlines Lounge is located at International Concourse D, airside. The Turkish Airlines Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport is next to China Airlines Lounge and across from the JAL Lounge.
Access to this lounge is for Turkish Airlines’ Business Class passengers and elite members. Other Star Alliance members who are flying Business and First Class passengers and Gold status holders can enter the lounge as well.
This is also a Priority Pass and LoungeKey lounge, so if you have a membership to either of these programs, you will get free entrance to this lounge. I would, however, suggest trying the Air France-KLM and Oman Air lounges over this lounge as these two are the best Priority Pass lounges in International Departures.
I find this lounge looks a little old fashioned and dated. It has a Turkish vibe, with the lamps and seating having a slightly Turkish design. Little cream sofa seats are complemented by black tables and black lamps. The bar area has the feel of a Turkish restaurant with blue stools and black marble worktops.
There’s also a business center with a large meeting table and two work desks in this lounge with computers and a printer. There is also a set of toilets and a shower room.
The dining area by the buffet offers up tables and chairs. Underneath the buffet is several fridges full of soft drinks, bottled water, and beers. Above on the counter is a coffee machine, apple and orange juice, and lots of cups for tea and coffee. For alcohol, there are many spirits left out on a counter for you to help yourself to. Maybe 10 bottles in total, with plenty of choice of wine too.
For breakfast, there are substantial croissants, cereal, bread and jams, pre-made sandwiches, little bowls of veggies, salad along with cut fruit, whole fruit and chocolate, and carrot cake. There are two hot plates with sausages, ham, and round pre-prepared poached eggs and soup. The hot dishes are not particularly appealing, but the rest of the food offering is fine.
Overall this lounge is fine, but the decor seems old, and the Oman or KLM Air France lounge are much better choices if you are gaining access with your Priority Pass.
9. Bangkok Airways Blue Ribbon Lounge Domestic Departures
Bangkok Airways Blue Ribbon Lounge can be found in Domestic Departures. This lounge embraces purples on the walls while the floor is a classy parquet and finished with artistic elements. It also has free wifi, a computer corner, newspapers, magazines, a private shower room, and a massage service.
The self-serve food includes cold bread and salad, and dim sum. The kitchen also has 5 made-to-order dishes ordered through a service window. These are excellent chicken or beef with rice or noodle dishes. There are also soft drinks in a fridge, alcoholic drinks, and a coffee machine if you are feeling thirsty.
10. Miracle Business Class Lounges
There are Miracle Business Class Lounges are all over Bangkok airport. They can be found in Concourse A, C D F, and G. These tend to be Priority Pass lounges.
The First Class Miracle lounge is the best and is located next to the Business Class Miracle lounge. For a start, it has its own toilets and showers, which is useful.
The First Class lounge is very spacious but with views down to the airport concourse rather than outside. There is plenty of alcohol, lots of cakes along with cut fruit and salad in catering dishes (the ugly silver buffet ones). There are also several hot dishes you can order here, including roasted red pork with steamed rice, roasted duck with steamed rice, and noodle soup with shredded chicken.
While this lounge is fine, as we are the other Miracle lounges, you would do better picking one of the airline-branded lounges outlined above.
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