Where is it?
The lounge is located in the international transit hall in concourse A at level 3, airside after security control. The entrance is right opposite the Bangkok Airways lounge.
How do I get in?
A business class or first class ticket with Singapore Airlines or another Star Alliance carrier will get you in as well as a Star Alliance gold card travelling on Singapore Airlines or another Star Alliance carrier the same day.
Singapore Airlines offers six daily departures from Singapore to Bangkok and the lounge will naturally be pretty busy around 60-90 minutes before these departures. However the lounge stays open the whole day, from 6 am in the morning until late in the evening, and between the Singapore Airlines flights it can be virtually empty.
What’s it like?
The lounge is rather small but the airline has tried to make best use of the limited space. They have divided the room into several seating areas using low brown walls and frosted glass as partition. It makes the lounge feel larger than it really is and probably keeps the noise level down.
In spite of the small size it is a nice lounge with a stylish interior. During the day there is a nice view of the tropical garden between the check-in building and the concourse.
Food and drinks
There is a self-service buffet with a surprisingly good selection of food and drinks for such a small lounge. The offerings vary depending on the time of the day. In the morning breakfast items are offered with both western and Asian dishes. During the day sandwiches and hot snacks are offered and during meal times there is usually some kind of hot food.
At the drinks counter wine, beer and spirits are available as well as coffee, tea and soft drinks. At the Thai Airways lounges in Bangkok (of which there are no less than six in Bangkok) there is usually no wine on offer, so this is a major difference and a good reason for visiting this lounge.
It is also possible to order cocktails from staff. Seven different cocktails are on offer including the signature Singapore Sling.
The lounge offers free wireless internet and there is also a business centre with desktop computers. There are several TVs in the lounge as well as newspapers and magazines.
However there are no restrooms or showers in the lounge. To use the restroom you need to exit the lounge and make use of the public ones in the transit hall. If you prefer to take a shower it is best to head to one of the Thai Airways lounges.
The lounge is small but the design is nice and the staff are friendly. There are no less than eight Thai Airways lounges at the airport so the Singapore Airlines lounge is a nice and welcome breath of fresh air. Depending on when you visit it it can be either very busy or virtually empty, so do look for the Singapore Airlines flights on the departure boards.