Lounge Review: Thai Airways Domestic Royal Silk Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

Lounge Review: Thai Airways Domestic Royal Silk Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

As I had plenty of time to spare before taking my 8:30AM business class flight from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Phuket, I visited the domestic Royal Silk Lounge that Thai Airways’ offers at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport.




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The lounge can be found right across from gate A1, and can be accessed by Thai Airways’ domestic business class passengers, as well as Star Alliance Gold members.

Thai Airways Royal Silk Domestic Lounge at Suvarnabhumi

Thai Royal Silk Lounge.
Thai Domestic Business Class Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Entrance

Lounge entrance.

Lounge Overview

The first part of the lounge, right after reception, was home to the buffet spread as well as to a fairly large seating area with pairs of chairs arranged around coffee tables.

Going further, there were computers available for browsing the Internet, and going even further down, there was some more seating in a narrow hallway leading to the lounge’s “Garden Zone.”

Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Domestic North OVerview

Overview of the main seating area.
Seating in Thai Airways Business Class Lounge for Domestic Flights

Seating along the side of the lounge.
Computers in the Royal Silk Lounge

“Business center.”
Thai Airways Domestic Royal Silk Lounge Buffet Area

Buffet area.
Hallway Leading to Garden Zone

Seating in the hallway leading to the Garden Zone.
Reading Materials

Hallway to the Garden Zone.

While the “Garden Zone” wasn’t outdoors, it had a much spacier feeling than the first part of the lounge both thanks to its high ceilings as well as large windows overlooking a garden outside of the terminal.

It didn’t feature a full buffet spread, however, there was a counter with drinks and some snacks. And, there were some reading materials.

Garden Zone in Thai Airways Domestic Lounge at Suvarnabhumi

Garden Zone.
Seating in the Garden Zone

Seating in the Garden Zone.
Thai Airways Domestic Royal Silk Lounge Garden Area

Overview of the Garden Zone.
Garden Zone

More seating.
Reading Materials in the Garden Zone

Reading materials.
Buffet Area in Garden zone

Garden Zone snack and drinks area.

One thing that was unfortunate about the lounge was its lack of power outlets.




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Food and Drinks Selection

Cold soft drinks as well as coffee and tea could be found in both the main lounge as well as in the garden zone.

Soft Drink in Thai Airways Lounge at Suvrnabhumi

Canned soft drinks.
Coffee

Coffee.
Tea

Tea and coffee.
Water

Water.
Juices

Juices.

In the garden zone, there were also some packaged snacks.

Snacks

Packaged snacks.

The rest of the food was located in the main buffet area. And, considering that this lounge is used for domestic flights about one-hour long only, it was abundant.

There was a salad as well as some fruit cuts. And, there were some sandwiches and cup noodles. As for warm food, there was a pancake machine and a heater with pizza cuts and quiches.

Salad

Salad.
Fruits

Fruits.
Pancakes in Thai Airways Domestic Lounge at Suvarnabhumi

Pancakes.
Sandwiches

Sandwiches.
Cup Noodles

Cup noodles.
Pizza

Pizza.
Quiche

Quiches.

Separately, there were some Chinese style dumplings and a macaroni soup with shrimp balls.

Buns

Buns.
Warm Food in Domestic Thai Airways Lounge in Suvarnabhumi

Warm wraps.
Soup Matrials

Soup materials.
Soup

Macaroni soup.

Finally, while the above could be found on counters along the sides of the lounge, there was also a “tower” with a variety of light snacks in the middle of the buffet area. Those included some bananas and desserts (both Western and Thai) as well as sandwiches and pastries.

Bananas

Sticky rice with banana filling.
Cakes

Cakes.
Thai Desserts

Thai sweets.
Sandwiches

Ham sandwiches.
Buns with Ham

Chicken sandwiches.
Thai Airways Lounge Snacks

Beef sandwiches.
Pastries

Pastries.

Thai Airways Domestic Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Summary

Overall, the lounge was one of the best domestic lounges that I had the chance to visit to date. While the decor was a bit outdated and the main part of the lounge was quite crowded, it seemed as though many people didn’t realize that there was a garden zone as well.

Because of that, the garden zone was mostly empty and provided a nice sanctuary from the busy terminal.




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And, the food and drinks selection was excellent given that the lounge only serves domestic passengers. Although thinking about it now, many of those are transferring from long haul flights.

But still, even then, the food and drinks selection could rival some of the international lounges out there as well.

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