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
– Arrival, General Information, and Impressions
– Beach Villa
– Deluxe Beach Villa
– Superior Water Villa
Etihad A320 Business Class Male to Abu Dhabi
First Class Etihad Lounge Abu Dhabi
We arrived at Hong Kong International Airport in the mid-afternoon for our Sri Lankan Airways flight to Colombo. Due to having been to the Cathay Pacific business class lounges before I decided I might as well do a Qantas Hong Kong lounge review and see if it was as nice as I had read.
After killing some time waiting for Sri Lankan check-in to open we finally received our boarding passes and lounge passes. Sri Lankan told us that we could use the “Premium Lounge” when we checked in. However, I knew since Sri Lankan is part of the Oneworld alliance we were eligible to get entry into the Qantas or Cathay Pacific lounges, which would be much nicer than the contract lounge Sri Lankan was trying to guide us to.
Qantas Hong Kong Lounge Review
First, to access the Qantas lounge note that it is quite hidden. You will want to go through the security and immigration on the right side of the terminal. As soon as you pass immigration (as in, literally two feet after), you make a direct right down a long, stark, white hallway to get to the Qantas lounge.
After presenting our boarding passes to the lounge agents we were quickly admitted.
The Qantas lounge in Hong Kong is light and airy with full glass to see many of the cool aircraft coming in and out of the airport. It is a very long rectangle shaped room but cleverly broken up into smaller sections with a wide variety of seating:
I was really pleased with how large the lounge was, and how empty at this point in the day. The restrooms were also absolutely spotless and very modern and fresh.
Qantas Hong Kong Lounge Review: Bar
We sat down at the bar to grab a cocktail after checking out the various seating options and perused the selection:
After sitting down we saw the bartender/server making a really delicious looking cappuccino. I decided to ask if I could get a latte with a shot of Bailey’s to perk me up for the flight. She then said “well how about an espresso martini?”. My husband just shook his head bracing for my excited reaction because I love espresso martinis. I’m a little too used to the lack of service in US clubs so didn’t even think to ask for one here.
Let me tell you, as a connoisseur of espresso martinis, this one was perfect. The Sofitel training clearly shows in all of the staffs interactions and also in their cocktail making skill.
Overall the service was fantastic at the bar, with very well executed drinks and friendly staff. Just all around very impressive for a business class lounge.
Qantas Hong Kong Lounge Review: Food
After a little bit I decided to go check out the food options there were and found a decently appointed buffet.
We didn’t eat much due to grabbing some last minute dim sum before heading to the airport but the desserts were very good and everything else looked very fresh.
Qantas Lounge Hong Kong Review: Final Thoughts
Overall the Qantas lounge really impressed me, especially for a business class lounge. It was beautiful, modern, airy, and most importantly the service was amazing. If you are a Oneworld traveler with access to the Qantas lounge I would highly recommend checking it out. The Cathay Pacific lounges are wonderful as well, so the best option really is to get there early enough to check out both!