Lounge Review: Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

Lounge Review: Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

My Cathay Pacific first class experience last month started with a visit to the Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge in Bangkok prior to my departure to Hong Kong.

While my flight was departing from gate D7 in the central part of the terminal, the lounge was located in Concourse G. Still, no big deal given that it was just a bit more than a five minute walk away.

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

Nice decoration inside Suvarnabhumi terminal.
Escalator

Escalators to the “lounge floor.”
Lounge Area

The lounge was well sign-posted.

The Cathay Pacific lounge is located on the third floor – one floor below the main departures level. It is fairly well sign posted, and so it was easy to find.

On a side note, if you are planning to use the lounge while flying with a different oneworld airline, keep in mind that the lounge’s opening hours are 4AM to 6:20PM.

Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Entrance

Entrance to the Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi.

Lounge Overview

After presenting my invitation at the reception, I was let into the lounge.

Right behind the entrance, there was a magazine rack. Behind that was a snack area with some quick bites to eat. There were also some high-top tables without seats, as well as counter-height seats along the counter set next to the window.

Reading materials

Reading materials.
Snack area

Counter with apron views.
Cathay Pacific Lounge Bangkok Food

Snack area.
Snack Area

High-top tables in the snack area.

To the left of the entrance, there was “The Noodle Bar.” It featured some stools along the bar counter, a communal table in the middle and a number of booths. As for the food offering, more on that will follow in the next section.

Cathay Pacific Lounge Bangkok Noodle Bar

The Noodle Bar.
Noodle Bar Seating

Seating in the noodle bar area.
Noodle Bar Seating

Overview of the noodle bar seating area.
Noodle Bar Seating

Communal table and some booths.

Going back, to the right of the reception, there were the restrooms.

Cathay Pacific Lounge Bangkok Restrooms

Restroom.

Then, there was “The Bar.”

Cathay Pacific Lounge Bangkok The Bar

Bar.

Throughout the remaining area of the lounge, there was a series of lounging areas with a variety of seating suitable for both individual travelers and groups.

Seating

Lounging area next to the bar.
Seating

Sofas.
Cathay Pacific Lounge Bangkok Seating

Some more seating next to the bar.
Seating

Comfortable large sofa chairs.
Seating

Chair with an apron view.
Seating Area with Apron View

The lounge offered some views of the apron.
Seating Area

A living room-like seating area in the very back of the lounge.

Finally, in a narrow hallway towards the end of the lounge, there were three workstations with iMacs.

Bureau

Workspace.

It is also worth noting that the Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge in Bangkok does not feature showers.

Food and Drinks Selection

Before getting to what could have been found at “The Bar” and “The Noodle Bar,” I will look at the self-service snack area first.

There was a counter with some sandwiches and cookies, as well as a kitchen island with a selection of fruits and salads.

Sandwiches

Sandwiches.
Cookies

Cookies.
Salads

Salads.
Fruits

Fruits.

Separately, there was a counter with the coffee machine and tea, canned soft drinks and beer, as well as some yoghurts and desserts. There was a similar counter in “The Noodle Bar” area as well.

Coffee and tea

Coffee and tea.
Soft Drinks

Soft drinks and desserts.

And, speaking about “The Noodle Bar.” There was an a la carte selection of noodles and other meals. The full menu is pictured below.

Cathay Pacific Lounge Bangkok Noodle Bar Menu

Noodle bar menu.

I decided to try the “five spices chicken in soup noodles” which was quite tasty. I was also surprised by the volume. I was looking to try two or three dishes as I thought the portions would be small, but one portion of noodles was enough to fill me up for the time being.

Buzzer

Buzzer.
Noodles

The chicken noodles.
Cathay Pacific Lounge Bangkok Noodles

…and a close-up.

As for “The Bar,” one could get a selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks including mocktails and cocktails as pictured on the menu below. Separately, there were also some snacks available to go with the drinks.

Cathay Pacific Lounge Bangkok Bar Menu

The bar menu.
Bar Snacks

Snacks at the bar.

During my stay in the lounge, I had a couple of “Cathay Delight” signature Cathay Airways mocktails.

Cathay Delight

Cathay Delight.

Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Summary

The Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge has been renovated and reopened in mid-2015. While I didn’t have the chance to visit it before the renovation, all I can say is that they have done an excellent job.

The lounge offered comfortable seating in a layout that made it feel more like a living room than a lounge. There was also plenty of space even with the fairly large amount of Cathay Pacific flights departing from the airport. Finally, the full service bar and noodle bar were a nice bonus.

While I didn’t have a chance to visit other oneworld lounges (especially the recently renovated JAL Sakura Lounge) at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, I can fully recommend this lounge if you are a oneworld status holder or are flying in oneworld airline’s first or business class out of the airport.

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