Review: SATS Premier Lounge (Terminal 2) at Singapore Changi Airport

Review: SATS Premier Lounge (Terminal 2) at Singapore Changi Airport

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.

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.

Singapore Changi Airport Lounges
Escalators leading to the lounge floor.
Singapore Changi Airport Lounges
There were three lounges in the same area.

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.

SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Entrance
Entrance.

Lounge Tour

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.

SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Seating
Seating.
SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Seating
Overview of the main seating area.

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.

SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Business Center
Business center.

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.

SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Buffet
Buffet.

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.

SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Dining Area
Dining area.

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.

SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Massage
Massage chairs.
SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Private Area
Private VIP area.

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.

SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Shower
Shower.
SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Shower
The shower room was quite small and lacked decent sized counters to put things on.

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.

SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Drinks
Soft drinks and beer.
SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Coffee
Coffee.
SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Tea
Tea.

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.

SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Wine
Wine.
SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Liquor
Liquor (and some wine).

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.

SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Snacks
Snacks.
SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Cakes
Cakes.
SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Bread
Bread.
SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Light Meal
Cold cuts, sandwiches, etc.
SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Salads
Salads.
SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Cup Noodles
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 Soup
Cream of tomato soup.
SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Laksa
Laksa – it was unavailable during my visit.
SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Hot Meal
BBQ chicken.
SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Hot Food
Beef brisket and mashed potatoes.
SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Hot Food
Vegetables.
SATS Premier Lounge Singapore Terminal 2 Indian Food
Indian dish.

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.

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