Qantas Lounge Hong Kong | Hong Kong Airport Terminal 1

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.

the bar area, it was 8.50am so not many people drinking
the bar area, it was 8.50am, not many people drinking

Behind the bar is a cafe style seating area with probably the best views of the airport from the entire lounge.

cafe style seating, perfect for people who like watching planes
cafe style seating, perfect for people who like watching planes

Showers are also available in a spacious shower/toilet area.

one of the best sights after an 8 hour flight
one of the best sights after an 8 hour flight

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.

mains and USB power points are everywhere!
mains and USB power points are everywhere!

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.

nearly 9Mbps download speed, nice and fast for a lounge
nearly 9Mbps download speed, nice and fast for a 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.

western and chinese food options, we had both
western and chinese food options, we had both

 

hot food options, eggcellent
hot food options, eggcellent

 

it's all about the pickles
it’s all about the pickles

 

toast and jams
toast and jams

 

Summary

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.

 

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