Qantas Singapore Lounge Review

Qantas's swish Singapore Lounge is an upmarket, elegant space to dine and relax before a long-haul overnight flight, Shing Kam discovers

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Points Finder Lounge Rating:

4 and a half stars

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During my recent journey home from the United States, I paid a visit to the Qantas Singapore Lounge before my onward flight to Melbourne in Qantas business class.

The Qantas Singapore Lounge is one of several new premium lounges across Qantas's international network, which caters to both business class and first class passengers, as opposed to the segregation by class of travel in Qantas's Melbourne and Sydney lounges.

Qantas Singapore Lounge Entry WallLounge entrance

Qantas Singapore Lounge SignQantas Singapore Lounge - Changi Airport T1

First Impressions

The design of the lounge exudes contemporary elegance, with wood-panelled walls and warm lighting dominating the space. Clever use of accentuated lighting around work and dining areas meant that despite the lack of direct sunlight or tarmac views, I did not find the lounge to be too dimly lit.

Qantas Singapore Lounge Seating area 2Communal workstations with Wi-Fi password display

Qantas has opted for a sweeping open floor plan, giving a very spacious feel to the lounge, which is roughly divided up into two wings.

Qantas Singapore Lounge Seating area 5Seating past the main entrance

The vast quiet section of the lounge wraps around the corner to the left and is interspersed with communal desks and seating booth partitions intended to divide up the space. Large LCD screens placed on the far wall silently play through the latest news bulletins.

Qantas Singapore Lounge Seating area 7Quiet area seating

Qantas Singapore Lounge Seating area 3LCD screens against the far wall

The right-hand side of the lounge is dedicated to dining, with booths and café-style seating lined up parallel to multiple food and beverage stations, immediately past a fully-stocked and well-tended bar.

Qantas Singapore Lounge BarBar next to the main dining area

Despite this lounge gaining notoriety for significant overcrowding in recent months due to Qantas's flagship London services now routing via Singapore, I was very pleasantly surprised to find the lounge largely empty on my visit at around 7:00pm.

What I liked

Extensive food selection

Similar to the unique food station offerings featured in Qantas's Australian domestic business lounges, the Qantas Singapore Lounge boasts an open cooking station where dishes inspired by celebrity chef Neil Perry's Spice Temple brand are prepared fresh to order.

In addition to the cook-to-order station, the lounge also offered the following:

  • Hot buffet station, including soup, curry and dahl dishes
  • A variety of freshly cut fruits
  • Salads
  • Selection of desserts
  • Snacks (potato chips, soya crisps), biscuits and dips
  • Multiple self-serve coffee machines

Qantas Singapore Lounge Soup signCook-to-order menu offering

Qantas Singapore Lounge Buffet areaHot food buffet

Qantas Singapore Lounge FoodSalads

Qantas Singapore Lounge BuffetHot food buffet menu

Qantas Singapore Lounge Dessert selectionDessert selection

Qantas Singapore Lounge DipSelf-serve snacks

Qantas Singapore Lounge Coffee MachineSelf-serve coffee machines dotted around the lounge

Abundance of power charge ports

Universal AC power ports and USB sockets were scattered throughout the lounge for travellers looking to juice up their mobile devices or laptops. They can be found in many places such as the walls, set into table stands next to armchairs or under the long communal tables.

Qantas Singapore Lounge Seating Charing plugsAC power socket and USB ports

Shower rooms

The lounge includes 20 shower rooms tucked behind the dining area to cater to its maximum capacity of 460 guests. As the lounge was not crowded during my Wednesday evening visit, there was no wait time.

Qantas Singapore Lounge HallShower room entrance

What I didn't like

Lack of tarmac views

Travellers who prefer views of the apron and the natural light that comes with it will be disappointed here. Due to the location of the lounge within Terminal 1, the windows lining the entire span of the lounge on the far side open up to the T1 check-in hall, which may leave the lounge somewhat dark during the day.

Qantas Singapore Lounge WindowsQantas Singapore Lounge window views

Lack of segregation for first class passengers and oneworld Emerald members

Despite the sheer volume of passengers that are now eligible for access during peak evening hours, the lounge is not designed with a separate space reserved exclusively for first class passengers and oneworld Emerald status holders, who may have to jostle for space with other guests when the lounge is at capacity.

Qantas Singapore Lounge Seating area 8Qantas Singapore Lounge seating

INSIDER TIP

If you are seeking a dining experience superior to the standard hot buffet fare, order a dish from the Spice Temple-inspired cook-to-order menu!

Points Finder Lounge Rating: 4.5/5 stars

THE POINTS FINDER TAKE

The Qantas Singapore Lounge is most definitely one of the better lounges at Singapore Changi Airport and is a solid addition to the Qantas international lounge network. For what it lacks in sweeping tarmac views, it makes up for with a comprehensive food and beverage offering, with many of the facilities you would expect of a top-tier lounge.

THE FINDER LOUNGE REVIEW PROMISE: Our lounge reviews are based on a visit to the actual lounge during normal operation. We offer an honest and open critique from one of our frequent flyer experts, and update with any relevant news as it comes to hand. Being in a lounge should always be more pleasant than just being stuck with waiting at the gate, but we won't shy away from highlighting issues. Learn more about how our scoring works.

Qantas Singapore Lounge details

Location: Airside, Terminal 1 Mezzanine level (entrance near Gate C1), Singapore Changi Airport

Opening hours: 2:30pm - 11:00pm daily

Who can get access?

Access to the Qantas Singapore Lounge is granted to those who fulfil any of the following eligible entry requirements:

  • Based on class of travel on same-day onward flight
  • Business class or first class passengers departing on Qantas, Emirates or any oneworld alliance member
  • Jetstar business class passengers booked on a Business Max fare
  • Based on Frequent Flyer membership
  • Oneworld Sapphire or Oneworld Emerald frequent flyer members with any oneworld airline (Qantas Gold equivalent or above)
  • Emirates Gold or Platinum status holders, only if booked on QF or EK flight number
  • Qantas Club paid membership

Qantas Singapore Lounge Seating area 6Window side seating

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