While there is a Priority Pass lounge at Phuket airport’s international terminal as well, since I was flying in business class with Thai Airways, I decided to just visit the airline’s Royal Orchid Lounge.
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There are two of them at the airport, the “north one” and the “south one,” and I visited the former of those which was located one floor above the main departures level, just across from gate 11 where my flight to Beijing was departing from.
The Royal Orchid Lounge North was basically made out of one large room. Right after the entrance (on the right side), there was the reception desk.
Then, in the very back of the lounge, there was a decently stocked buffet area.
And, the rest of the lounge consisted of a variety of seating options. While there were no dining tables or work spaces, there were some benches, counter-heigh seats, as well as sofa chairs with coffee tables.
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Food and Drinks Selection
Cold beverages offered in the lounge included canned soda and beer, bottled water, juice boxes, and a tank with orange juice.
As for hot drinks, there was some self-serve tea, as well as made-to-order coffee, cappuccinos, etc. At the counter where the hot drinks were offered, one could also order some sandwiches as per the menu pictured below.
As far as I am aware, there were no alcoholic drinks offered in the lounge.
The food in the lounge mostly consisted of lighter items. Some of those included packaged nuts, cookies, cupcakes, and desserts.
There were also some sandwiches and pastries, vegetables and fruits.
Finally, there were also warm options including buns, porridge, and soup.
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Lounge ‘North’ Phuket Summary
While the Royal Orchid Lounge “North” is very small and only features basic seating without any business center and similar facilities, it was more than enough for my short visit. And, I don’t think facilities like a business center are necessary at a lounge where people don’t spend much time in either case.
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As for the lounge’s food, I would have welcomed at least one “real” hot meal option, but otherwise there was enough food to fill one up before any flight.