Review: Asiana Business Class Lounge Seoul

Introduction: A Trip to the Conrad Maldives
Star Alliance First Class Lounge at LAX
Star Alliance Business Class Lounge at LAX
Asiana A380 First Class Los Angeles to Seoul
Asiana Business Class Lounge in Seoul
Thai Airways 777-300 Business Class Seoul to Hong Kong
Conrad Hong Kong
Qantas Business Class Lounge Hong Kong
Sri Lankan A321 Business Class Hong Kong to Colombo
Serenediva Colombo Airside Transit Hotel
Serendib Lounge Colombo
SriLankan Airways A330-300 Business Class Colombo to Male
Conrad Maldives:
– Arrival, General Information, and Impressions
– Beach Villa
– Deluxe Beach Villa
– Superior Water Villa
– Restaurants
– Activities
Etihad A320 Business Class Male to Abu Dhabi
First Class Etihad Lounge Abu Dhabi

After finishing up our first class flight on Asiana we headed through the transit area and then through the surprising 6am crowds to the Asiana Business Class Lounge. Unfortunately because we were connecting to a Star Alliance business class flight on Thai Airways, and not a first class flight, we did not have access to Asiana’s First Class Lounge.

Asiana Business Class Lounge Seoul

We promptly checked in after heading to the lounge on the second floor of the terminal and requested showers while checking in with the lounge agent. We were told we were #6 and #7 in line. This is a large sprawling lounge with big seating areas both to the right, and left, of check in. There was plenty of variety in seating types, very high end televisions, and an elegant library type motif that was quite soothing.

Asiana Business Class Lounge ICN Review - Seating areas
Asiana Business Class Lounge Seoul – turning right into the lounge
Asiana Business Class Lounge Seoul Seating
Seating areas to the left
Asiana Business Class Lounge Seoul Review - Seating
Additional seating in left room
Additional seating for more privacy

Asiana Business Class Lounge Seoul – Food

After grabbing a couple drinks we checked out the breakfast food options which included the following:

  • Salad bar
  • Potato salad
  • A few types of cereal
  • Variety of cup o’ noodles flavor options
  • Fruit
  • Pumpkin porridge
  • A gentleman making pancakes showed up with a cart around 8:30am, but promptly burned the first three batches so I didn’t try any….

Asiana Business Class Lounge Seoul - Salad bar

Sad salad bar and potato salad – at 6am

Asiana Business Class Lounce ICN Breakfast

Business Class Lounge Seoul Pancake maker

Business class lounge Seoul - non-alcoholic drinks

Asiana Business Class Lounge Seoul - Espresso Machine

Asiana Business Class Lounge – Showers

While having some snacks and coffees we waited about 45 minutes for our showers to be ready. I realized once we got there that being #6 and #7 in line actually was pretty high since there were only 4 or 5 shower rooms. Either way, we had a 5 hour layover and plenty of time to kill.

Once my buzzer went off I got the shower room key and stepped into a very nicely appointed, modern, and clean shower room:

The water got quite hot although after a few minutes the water did start to drain quite slowly. Because there was no raised barrier between the shower and the rest of the bathroom this slow drainage caused a bit of an issue. Other than that the toiletries were fine and the water was hot so I was happy.

Final thoughts

The Asiana Business Class Lounge has a luxurious design and I found the library motif very relaxing. It certainly is a nice business class lounge but not one of the best in the world. I would be happy to return.

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