When visited: October 2018
Time of day: Late Afternoon (4.55 pm to 6.05 pm)
Rating: 4 / 5
– Flying either First or Business class on a Cathay Pacific or Oneworld partner airline flight later that day.
– Diamond and Gold members of The Marco Polo Club flying an international flight later that day on Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, Cathay partner airline or Oneworld partner airline
– Oneworld Emerald or Sapphire members whose next onward flight that day carries a Oneworld flight number
– Individuals under 18 must be accompanied by an adult given this is a licensed area.
The above is just a quick summary of the access rules which you should check before attempting to visit.
I had access to this lounge as both a Qantas Platinum member (Oneworld Emerald) and additionally I would have due to flying on Cathay Pacific in business class back home to Melbourne, Australia (review to be added).
Gate 35, Level 5, West Concourse (enter on Level 6).
There are actually two parts to the lounge. You turn left on entry to access “The Bistro”, The Showers” and the “IT Zone”. You turn right to access “The Bakery”, The Long Bar” and the “TV Lounge”. After the surprise I wasn’t visiting a First Class lounge the gate attendant suggested I go right as this was the best part of the lounge.
There are a range of seating types all of which are comfortable and cozy. The dinning area is roughly in the middle of the right side part of the lounge.
You get lots of light in this lounge as the windows overlook the tarmac.
FOOD AND DRINKS
“The Bakery” mostly offered bread type food (pizzas, pastries, rolls etc). there was also some dumplings. Drinks included beer, soft drinks and water.
“The Long Bar” offer some hot finger food and ice cream in addition to having full bar service.
“The Bistro” offer standard buffet type food with Asian focus and some pastries.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES
There are showers (which I didn’t check out), and nicely decorated toilets (which I did check out). There is also magazines and newspapers in several locations. The wifi service provided was at reasonable speeds. The password to access the secure Cathay Pacific network is the same across all their lounges (currently “cathay1234”).
Almost every seat had access to power points, most with USB chargers as well.
This is a good business class lounge, nice chairs, lots of room, reasonable range of food and alcohol.
WHAT’S NOT SO GOOD
Nothing really although as I’d visited a First Class lounge before visiting this was obviously a lesser lounge but as a future Qantas Gold member dropping from Platinum, then Business Lounges are my future and this is a good lounge to spend some time in.
This lounge includes everything you need, food, drinks, showers, good location to get to most gates, fast internet and good lighting. If you can only access Business Class Lounges this is a good one.