The Qantas Lounge in Hong Kong Airport Terminal 1 came joint second in The Design Air’s Top 10 Airport Lounges of 2015, and it’s easy to see why.
It’s located immediately after Customs and security screening in the departures hall. Make an immediate right turn after passport control and follow the signs to the lounge, it’s no more than a minutes walk.
Lounge and facilities
The first thing I noted when walking into the lounge was that it’s really spacious. The high ceilings of the airport terminal and the huge floor to ceiling windows to your left which overlook the airport apron make this place feel really light and open.
The fitout is modern and clean and there was plenty of seating available when we were there. The lounge is also neatly divided into areas for eating, drinking, quietly sitting, watching the large TV, or working. So it’s well laid out for whatever your objectives are when you are here.
Behind the bar is a cafe style seating area with probably the best views of the airport from the entire lounge.
Showers are also available in a spacious shower/toilet area.
There are lots and lots (and lots) of mains and USB power points throughout the lounge, some of which are cleverly built into tables in the middle of the lounge, so you don’t have to hunt to find power like you do in some other lounges.
The wifi connection in the lounge is fast and reliable, a Speedtest run on the network showed a download speed of almost 9Mbps, fast for an airport lounge.
Food and drink
The eating options were excellent with a good variety of western and Chinese foods. We were in the lounge at breakfast time and the options includes pastries, fruit, cereals, scrambled eggs, toast & jams, plus miso soup, Siao Mai, grilled mackerel, and Japanese Curry.
This is probably one of the best, if not the best, Qantas lounges I’ve visited. It’s bright and airy, the staff were very friendly, and the food and drink options were varied and very enjoyable. No wonder it’s an award winner.
It was easy to find a seat (and more importantly, a seat with power) and it was fun to sit and work and watch the planes moving about on the apron in front of us.
This is one of those lounges that make you want to get to the airport early to spend some decent time here, something that we’ll be doing next time we’re in Hong Kong. I’d definitely recommend you come try it out for yourself.
Over to you…
Have you visited this lounge, do you have thoughts on the fitout or the food and drink options? I’d love to hear from fellow travellers about your lounge experiences, please post your thoughts and comments below.