The Premier Lounge at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) seems to be the catch all lounge for many airlines.
Airlines from all 3 alliances, as Priority Pass, Diners Club, Lounge Club, and Lounge Key members can be admitted.
I had planned on spending a fair amount of time in the lounge to get a better sense of the lounge, but with the usual horrible traffic in Jakarta, and intermittent light sprinkling, it took nearly 2 ½ hours to get to the airport from the Grand Hyatt Jakarta.
By the time I got through immigration, I barely had enough time to get to the lounge and snap a few pictures before heading to the gate.
The lounge is on the dark and dingy side, and was fairly crowded.
Food offerings include soup, potatoes, chicken sausage, rice, and noodles were offered, but did not look too appealing.
There was a juice dispenser.
There were a couple of display cases of different types of desserts.
There was a refrigerator drinks as well.
The Premier Lounge is certainly not a “destination lounge”, but could be a decent place to kill some time before a flight. I did not even have a chance to see how the internet connection was.
After finally checking in for my flight, I took a quick tour of Terminal 2 before heading to the lounge. It should be noted that check-in for Singapore Airlines opens at 4:30 AM, however on the TV screen in front of their customer service desk indicated that check-in began at 5:30 AM.
I headed to the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge, which was actually a mistake since I was flying business class on Singapore Airlines, I could have gone to the SiliverKris Gold Lounge, however, the signage for that lounge is rather poor.
I actually passed the lounge on the way to the lounge but the sign was not clear. When going up the escalator the SilverKris Gold Lounge is right to the left once getting off of the elevator.
Once presenting my ticket at the front desk, I was admitted to the lounge and directed to the left.
There is a business center with cubicles, some of which had Mac computers.
To the right is the main seating area of the lounge, with several different seat arrangements.
The food offerings are located to the left.
There is countertop seating.
There are several refrigerators full of drinks.
Alcohol was being offered at 6 AM.
There are two coffee makers and a hot chocolate machine.
Hot dishes included fried rice with salted fish and chicken, something that resembled fried cheese, chicken curry, fried carrot cake, congee, spaghetti, vegetable curry, sausage, omelets, steamed buns, dim sum, chwee kuay, French toast, pancakes, baked egg Florentine, and noodles.
Cold options included museli, yogurt, fresh fruit, salad fixings, cheese, bread, pastries, cereal, pre-made sandwiches, and desserts.
As I had been on the road for over 24 hours, I was able to take a shower before boarding the flight.
There are two shower rooms, and they are very small. After putting down my carry-on luggage, I was barely able to close the door.
There is a sink with amenities. A packaged towel is also provided.
The shower had two showerheads with dispensed shampoo/conditioner and body wash.
Although small, the shower room was very functional.
The food offerings are pretty diverse and large. The food isn’t that bad either. The lounge did get very packed at times. I think if you had the option, the SilverKris Gold Lounge might be a better option since its likely to be less crowded. I can’t say for sure however, as I did not visit that lounge.
The Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge at the Hong Kong Airport is open to First Class passenger, Business Class passengers, and Star Alliance Gold members. I was able to access the lounge thanks to my Star Alliance Gold status.
Upon entering the lounge there is a small room with some chairs and small tables. There is also a coffee maker in the room.
Upon entering the main part of the lounge is a bar.
The First Class Lounge is located to the left when entering the main portion of the lounge.
Food offerings include a refrigerator full of drinks, coffee maker, pastries, salad, desserts, chips, fruit, dim sum, and other hot dishes, including noodles, vegetables, soup, rice, and fried chicken.
The main part of the lounge offers different types of seating from tables, booths, and chairs.
Back further in the lounge are little private tables that mimic an airline “suite”. Although cool in concept, the space is a little small and cramped.
Further back in the lounge, are some lounge chairs.
The food offerings in the lounge are pretty good. The lounge is on the smaller side but is a good space to kill some time before a flight.
After checking in for my flight, I was informed that I could visit the Royal Thai Silk Lounge. There is a Royal Thai Silk Lounges in each wing of the terminal, but I decided to go the one nearest my gate for convenience purposes, which was in the “D” part of the terminal.
The lounge is located one floor down from the departure level.
The lounge is very large with several different seating areas, as well as several different dining areas.
There is also an area with cubicles for more privacy.
There is a small Play Room.
On the food front, there is a coffee machine, sliced fruit, a pancake machine, Pad Thai, Khao Tom Mud, chicken sausage bread, noodle soup, steamed buns with different fillings, sandwiches, juice, pastries, and a refrigerator full of drinks.
There was another smaller buffet which included drinks, fruit, and salad fixings. There is also a smaller drink selection in this area.
There was also a table offering products made from local purveyors.
The selection included Coffee and Mangosteen cookies, and oven dried bananas. The coffee cookies were very good, while the mangosteen cookies were decent but did not taste like mangosteen. I did not try the oven dried banana however.
Electrical outlets were sparse, which is disappointing given the massive size of the lounge.
The lounge was not very crowded during my visit, which made it more relaxing. The food selection was decent with plenty of different options.