When it comes to airports with Priority Pass lounges, there are very few that offer as much choice as Singapore Changi. In fact, there are as many as 11 lounges accessible to Priority Pass members with at least one in each of the airport’s four terminals.
Prior to taking an ANA flight to Tokyo, I decided to skip the Singapore Airlines business class lounge (which Hirofumi reviewed before) and checked the three Priority Pass lounges in Changi airport’s terminal 2 instead.
The first one that I went to was the SATS Premier Lounge. Read this review to see what the lounge was like and whether it’s worth visiting.
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Location, Opening Hours & Access
There are three SATS Premier Lounges at the airport – one each in terminals 1, 2, and 3. There is also a SATS Premier Lounge combined with a Plaza Premium Lounge – named Blossom – in terminal 4.
The one in terminal 2 is located airside, one floor above the main departures level. It can be accessed with a set of escalators that can be found to the left of immigration, and is near Singapore Airlines’ SilverKris Lounge and Asia Treasures Lounge.
As mentioned in the beginning of this article, the SATS Premier Lounge in terminal 2 (and all of others as well for that matter) can be accessed with a Priority Pass membership. Single-visit passes can be bought through LoungeBuddy as well.
Both of those give their customers access to the lounge for up to three hours.
Separately from that, some airlines invite their business class and elite passengers to visit the lounge as well.
The lounge is open 24 hours a day.
The lounge’s reception led to its main seating area which was equipped with dozens of sofa chairs arranged in rows facing each other. There were coffee tables between each pair of chairs, and there was more than enough power outlets as well.
Turning left after the reception – at one end of the lounging area – there was a business center with about half a dozen booths equipped with a bench, a work desk, a reading light, and a Samsung tablet.
While the table was quite large, luckily, there was enough space to use a laptop in the booth as well, and so I spent my time in the lounge in one of them, working on some articles.
On the other side of the lounging area, separated from it by a couple of counters also serving as magazine racks was the lounge’s buffet and dining area.
The buffet was made of a counter with some hot options and a kitchen island with some lighter items. More on that later, though.
As for seating in the dining area, there were a pair of high-top communal tables seating about a dozen people each, a couple of dining tables each with two chairs, and some more sofa chairs as well.
Aside from the above – which was all in one big room – there were also two separate, much smaller rooms. One of those included a pair of massage chairs and the other was a smaller “VIP seating area” with some more sofa chairs.
When I arrived at the lounge, I asked whether I could use one of its showers. I was told to just use one that was open – and asked whether I wanted a towel (to which I, of course, replied “yes”).
The shower room itself was quite disappointing. Not only was there no sink or toilet, but there was very little in terms of counter space or space to move around. And so, it was quite uncomfortable to use.
There was no hair dryer, and the amenities provided were minimal as well.
Food and Drinks
Drinks in the SATS Premier Lounge included canned soft drinks (tonic water, juices, and Pocari Sweat) and Tiger Beer, as well as a dispenser with Coca-Cola and other soda.
Hot drinks included coffee and a decent selection of Dilmah teas.
There were also some alcoholic drinks other than the Tiger Beer mentioned above. The fairly limited selection included red and white wine, gin, whisky, and vodka.
Lighter things to eat in the lounge included snacks (nuts, crackers, etc.), cakes, and bread. There were also some sandwiches, cold cuts, salads, and cup noodles.
Hot meals included cream of tomato soup and laksa (although when I visited it seemed to be out of stock), as well as some main dishes such as BBQ chicken and beef brisket.
SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Summary
The SATS Premier Lounge in Changi’s terminal 2 provided me with a decent place to relax and get some work done in. And, it allowed me to take a much needed shower after spending the day in Singapore.
When I visited fairly late in the evening, there were plenty of empty seats, and – considering the late night hour – the selection of food was fine as well.
As such, if you have some time to kill at Singapore airport and happen to have access to this lounge, I certainly recommend visiting it. It might even be a decent deal to pay for a single-visit pass if you want to take shower, have some food and a couple of drinks, and get some work done.
That said, in that case, you might consider just staying in the terminal itself as it is very comfortable and well equipped with a game room, a movie theater, and even a butterfly garden among other things.