Considering that Thai Airways operates quite a few domestic flights out of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport every day, many of them with wide-bodies, it is no surprise that it runs a fairly large domestic business class lounge there.
As I had plenty of time to spare at the airport before taking my 8:30AM business class flight to Phuket, I paid a visit to the Royal Silk Lounge before heading to my departure gate.
Continue reading this review to see what the lounge was like.
The domestic Royal Silk Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport can be found airside, right across from gate A1, and can be accessed by Thai Airways’ domestic business class passengers, as well as Star Alliance Gold members (those are eligible to bring in a guest).
The lounge opens at 5AM and closes at 11:30PM every day.
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.”
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.
One thing that was unfortunate about the lounge was its lack of power outlets.
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.
In the garden zone, there were also some 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.
Separately, there were some Chinese style dumplings and a macaroni soup with shrimp balls.
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.
Thai Airways Domestic Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Summary
Overall, the lounge was one of the better 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 the garden zone towards the back of the lounge as well.
Because of that, the garden zone was mostly empty and provided a nice sanctuary from the busy terminal.
Given that the lounge only serves passengers about to take short domestic flights, the food and drink selection was very good. Although, then again, likely many of those passengers are transferring from longer international flights.
Considering even that, though, the food and drinks selection could rival some of the international lounges out there.