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Qantas International Business Lounge Melbourne 

Here is our review of this shiny and modern lounge. It is spacious and comfortable with fast Wi-fi. A calm oasis to relax in, before your long haul flight. We visit at breakfast time. The menu changes at mid day. Only1invillage tells you what you get and what you don’t, in the coffee Capital of Australia!

Australia’s national carrier Qantas has recently spent a lot of money refurbishing its domestic lounges. Are the lounges of the same standard for international passengers in Melbourne, Australia? When Down Under, find out if you’re getting a dud or a gem, when you fly through or from Melbourne International.

Quick Index Qantas International Business Lounge Melbourne

            

 the Qantas International Business Lounge Location

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The Qantas business class lounge for international passengers is after security in Terminal 2. Look up for the signs!                               

After passport control in Terminal 2 you go through the duty free shops. Keep following the signs. The lounge is located down an escalator and is opposite the Singapore Airlines and American Express Lounge.

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Keep following the signs to get to the Qantas business class lounge at Melbourne International Airport.
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The Qantas business lounge for international passengers is on Level 1, airside, opposite the AMEX and Singapore Airlines lounges.

                

Qantas International business class dress code

Quite a lot of people can use this lounge. Before you get dressed though, please read our guide of what to wear and what not to wear! How embarrassing if you get refused entry because you’re not properly dressed!

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Would you let this man in? Make sure you’re properly dressed for the business class lounge. Qantas are quite fussy. You don’t have to wear a shirt and sunglasses. They are optional.

                

Who can Get In

Emirates code share customers who are flying business class can use this lounge, but will probably opt for the Emirates lounge. Also business class passengers of the following airlines. Get ready for the long list! Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Sri Lankan Airways, LATAM (Chilean), China Airlines, China Southern, China Eastern, Garuda Indonesia, Fiji Airways, Jetstar, Vietnam Airlines and Sichuan Airlines.

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Who let him in?!! A lot of people can get into the Qantas lounge.

You can also gain entry if you have racked up enough points with your airline. Usually if you’re in the top two tiers and have jewel status of at least a sapphire, you can use the Qantas international business lounge in Melbourne. For Qantas you have to hold gold status. For Emirates, gold and platinum status gets you in. If you’re a Oneworld alliance flyer and have sapphire or emerald status, come on in!

Lastly, if you’re a Qantas Club member or you have a single entry pass, then come on in and relax.

              

Seating

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Various seating options in the Qantas international business lounge at Melbourne. The one negative is the natural light, There isn’t much of it!

The good news is that the lounge is very big. It can hold up to 350 people apparently. Still you don’t want it to be full and at capacity! You come to a lounge to get away from the terminal crowd.

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Size matters! The Qantas lounge at Melbourne International is spacious.

The best thing for families with small children, is the play area. It would be better however, if it was enclosed, so you can’t hear the screeching of the little darlings. Take a leaf out of Emirates’ children’s area in Dubai. For a review of the Emirates business class lounges in Dubai, click here.

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A dedicated area for little travellers to play in (Melbourne international Qantas business lounge)

There’s a business area with a sleek long desk and photocopier machine/printer at one end, just after the reception desk. Set up here if you need to get some work done.

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Get your business done here! A large office area is available in the Qantas Melbourne international business lounge. Naturally there are plenty of charging points.
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One of the office benches with USB charging points for your devices. If you forget your laptop, you can use this machine!

The seats range from armchairs in small groups to bar stools. They come in a variety of colours, textures and comfort levels. As usual, the tables are way too small to fit much onto them. However, most people aren’t travelling in large groups and you can always put two tables together, if the need arises.

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Sit and have a meal, like you’re at home in your kitchen!
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Take a seat in a padded armchair in the business class lounge at Melbourne international airport.
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Have a chat or watch some sport on these modern round chairs.
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Like the leather look instead? Place your hide on these arm less leather sofas.
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If you like the breakfast bar look, pull up a stool. They are surprisingly comfortable!
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Hidden behind one of the breakfast counters. These weird cylinder stools look funky. But, are they comfortable? Probably not as no one is sitting on them.

                

Bathrooms and Showers

Close your eyes it’s time for the shower shots!

You ask for a towel and an amenity kit at reception. It isn’t help your self service and there is no attendant like at the Qantas Sydney international lounge.

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Your towel and toiletries kit includes a bath mat.
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Your towel kit contains a bath mat. You are given a toothbrush and a shaving kit.

The shower area is located in the middle of the lounge. 

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The shower cubicles are located in the middle area of the business class lounge at Melbourne international.

There are also separate toilet areas.

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Separate from the showers are toilet areas.

The showers have a toilet inside them too, so they’re more like a mini bathroom.

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Each shower cubicle is really a mini bathroom. Every shower room also has a toilet and sink inside.

The toiletries have been exclusively designed for Qantas by Aspar. The 500ml body lotion retails at $50AUD per bottle. When you get on the A380 Qantas plane, inside your amenity kit, you will find an exclusive offer for Aspar products. You enter a code on the Aspar website and you get $50AUD discount. Conditions apply.

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Aspar cleansing and moisturising products. They smell good and are mostly organic. Feel nourished, protected and loved! That’s their strap line, not ours.
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ALmost forgot to show the shower. A powerful shower with adjustable head, in the spacious cubicle.

                

Food and Beverages

Feeling hungry? Like all business class lounges, the food changes according to the time of the day. We visit at breakfast time. There’s a very good, not quite excellent, variety of hot and cold choices, including Qantas signature ‘made to order’ dish of the day.

The drinks selection never changes, don’t worry. You can still mix yourself a cocktail at 8am!

Being in Melbourne you are guaranteed great coffee. Barista made is best. There are 2 self service machines, but who in their right mind uses them, when you’re in the coffee capital of Australia?

              

The breakfast

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You won’t go hungry before your flight. The hot breakfast menu at the Qantas international business lounge Melbourne.

 

The cold options are a Western style selection. On offer for breakfast is fruit salad, yoghurts, cereals and muesli.

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The healthy cold choices for breakfast. Fruit salad (not from a can), yoghurt, cereals and muesli.
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Bright and appealing colours at the breakfast bar in the Qantas international business class lounge. There’s even chia pudding! What do you mean you don’t know what that is?! It’s on the right hand side of the photo.

Now onto the hot food. It’s what we call a full English.

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Here’s a full English breakfast served with fresh barista made coffee.

For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s pretty tasty, but, not so healthy. Fried or grilled sausages, bacon, eggs, mushroom and hash browns are standard. For the health component grilled tomatoes are usually offered too. It’s not all bad!

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Components of a full English breakfast. Note that for our American friends, hash browns come in one piece, Down Under and in the UK.

If that’s too unhealthy for you, you can always try the special dish of the day. It is cooked to order, so it’s guaranteed to be fresh. The business lounge plate of the day is next to the barista coffee bar. You place your order and hang around for about 5 minutes. They call your name, when your food is ready.

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Place your order for the business lounge dish of the day at the barista bar.
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While you’re at the barista bar, might as well get a fresh pressed vegetable juice too, to go with that healthy breakfast option.
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The brown rice, kale, almond, feta and poached egg looks so good. The fetta cheese was missing, which was a bit disappointing.

                

The beverages

Any international business class lounge worthy of its class has to have a good selection of alcohol. Whilst Qantas doesn’t offer premium alcohol, like Emirates does, the variety is good.

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One of the red wine stations in the Qantas international business class lounge Melbourne.

 The selection of alcohol is vast. You can mix your own cocktails for breakfast at two stations in the business class lounge. No one is going to judge you!

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The range of spirits and beer available in the Qantas Melbourne lounge. Make your own cocktail!

The quality of the wines isn’t as good as in the Emirates lounges, but much better than the Qantas Club in the domestic terminal.

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White wine in the Qantas international business class lounge Melbourne. Bottles range from $15 to $25 AUD in price. Not quite up to Emirates standards, which is why most people prefer to use the Emirates lounge, if possible, on a code share flight.

The soft drinks selection is pretty good too. Teas are available in single sachets. Freshly pressed vegetable juice is available too. What the Qantas lounge does have over the Emirates lounge, is the barista coffee.The fresh barista coffee is excellent.  Well, this is the coffee capital of Australia, after all! The latte art is pretty impressive too.

What the Qantas lounge has over the Emirates lounge in business class is the barista coffee.
Barista made latte and capuccino is excellent in the Qantas lounge. The Italian Faema coffee machine retails at $17000USD . We do our homework at Only1invillage!

The only drinks missing are the bubble teas and smoothies. We don’t know any lounges that offer these! If you do, let us know.

                

Final Thoughts

Here’s a round up of what you get and what you don’t in the Qantas international business class lounge.

You get plenty of space. A dedicated children’s play area. Comfortable spaces to sit or work. A big variety of beverages. A good selection of hot and cold food. Showers to freshen up in. Fabulous barista coffee. 

What you don’t get is natural light. Also, the cleaning up of dirty plates isn’t as good as it could be. Apart from that, there’s not too much to complain about. We enjoyed our time in the Qantas international business class lounge Melbourne. It beats having to cook breakfast for yourself!

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Is Bali Business Class Lounge the worst in the world?

Using the Bali business class  lounge in Denpasar may not be the treat you are expecting. One of the many perks when flying business class is the pre flight experience. Using a business class lounge to freshen up after you get thrown out of your hotel is usually a pleasure. Nibbling on local delicacies is another business class perk. But, in the Bali business class lounge, you may change your mind, after reading our review!

The lounge is also called the Premier Lounge. The problem with this business class lounge starts at the entrance.

Quick Index

 

                                            

Who can use the Bali business class lounge?

Airlines that use the Bali business class lounge
The Bali business class lounge is available for a lot of airlines and their business class passengers!

Lots of airlines and we mean, lots of airlines share this business class lounge. Qatar, Emirates, Qantas, Jet Star, Thai, Singapore, Malaysia, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Philippine Airlines, Air New Zealand and the list goes on! The Bali business class lounge can also be accessed if you have certain priority passes. 

That’s a scary amount of airlines sharing one business class lounge! 

                                            

Where is the Bali business class lounge located?

After immigration at Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, it’s quite crowded and very humid. The air conditioning can’t quite keep up. You have to weigh up the pros of sitting in the crowded ground floor terminal or the Bali business class lounge. It’s not a huge airport, so finding the lounge isn’t difficult. From the ground floor at Ngurah Rai International Airport you can see the Premier Lounge and it isn’t huge. 

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The Bali business class lounge is also called the Premier Lounge. It is on the first floor on the right of the photo.
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The main terminal is very crowded at Ngurah Rai International Airport. It’s also very hot and humid.

Let’s step inside and see what the Bali business class lounge is really like. Is it really the worst business class lounge in the world?

                                            

The seating options at the Bali business class lounge

This is the view when you step inside the business class lounge at Ngurah Rai International Airport after immigration.

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Step inside the Bali business class lounge. Also known as the Premier Lounge at Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar, Indonesia.

To give it some credit, the Bali business class lounge is at least cooler than on the ground floor with the masses.

When you go to a business class lounge, you expect two things, comfortable spaces and great food and drink. In the Bali business class lounge you get the comfortable seats, but, only when not busy. With over 15 airlines sharing the Bali business class lounge, you’ll be lucky to get a seat. Most business class lounges are not busy. There is always somewhere to sit comfortably. However, this space quickly fills up and you’ll find yourself very close to strangers.

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There is a quiet room just off the main area of the Bali business class lounge. The armchairs have seen better days.

                                          

The shower and toilet facilities in the Bali business class lounge

You also expect toilet and shower facilities above and beyond what is on offer in the main terminal. There are toilet and shower facilities, but they are very small and of dubious cleanliness.

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The shower in the Bali business class lounge doesn’t look very inviting. There is no attendant cleaning the area between guests.
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The range of amenities on offer in the shower room can definitely be improved and replaced when used up!
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The toilet in the Bali business class lounge doesn’t look any different to the ones in the terminal below.

                                          

The food on offer at the Bali business class lounge

Now onto the most disappointing aspect. We thought British Airways was bad and the Qantas Club Lounge in Melbourne. The Bali business class lounge can definitely win the title of worst food on offer for business class passengers. Judge for yourself.

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A cold chicken salad dish sits sadly by itself on a banana leaf.
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The hot food options are too scary to show at the Bali business class lounge. Trust us, it will put you off fried rice and string beans for life.
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How about some cold finger food? The white bread with the crusts cut off, remind us of school sandwiches. They don’t taste great, unfortunately. In Asia, sugar is added to white bread.
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How about some salad at the Bali business class lounge?
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We try the desserts at the Bali business class lounge. Surely you can’t go wrong with sugar and chocolate? WRONG! They are close to inedible.

There is one saving grace though in terms of food on offer….

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There is fresh fruit, the one saving grace of the food options in the Bali business class lounge. The fruit above the bananas is called a snake fruit. Quite a unique taste. It is crunchy and tastes like a bitter pineapple.

                                          

The beverages selection at the Bali business class lounge

Now onto the beverages. As Indonesia is a Muslim country there is no alcohol available. Even though the island of Bali is mainly Hindu, the lounge does not offer alcoholic beverages, which is not a problem for us. You can select soft drinks from a free standing fridge.

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Cans of non alcoholic beverages and bottles of mineral water are available at the Bali business class lounge, Ngurah Rai International Airport, in Denpasar.

There are also some ‘fruit’ juices. When we say fruit juice, it is concentrated fruit juice, not freshly squeezed.

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The fruit juice at the Bali business class lounge is of the concentrated variety.

                                          

The hot drinks selection at the Bali business class lounge

There’s no hand made latte art going on here! 

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Erm, we are not sure what to do with this machine. Hang on, we know it’s the milk frothing machine.
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Your tea and coffee selection. The boiling water is just on the right in the silver urn.

                      

Final Thoughts

It’s a place to escape the humidity and heat of the main terminal. You might as well go since you have a business class ticket. You can get complimentary water and canned drinks. If you’re desperately sticky, you can have a shower. If you want great food, you’re better off staying downstairs. You might get a soft seat, you might not. That wraps up the review of the Bali business class lounge by Only1invillage. Do you agree? Have you been to a worse one?

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Qantas Club Melbourne Domestic Business Class Lounge Review

Recently refurbished, one of the business class lounges at Melbourne Airport for domestic passengers gets a review from Only1invillage.

There are 2 lounges at the domestic terminal in Melbourne for business class passengers. Here we review the Qantas Club lounge. Don’t confuse it with the Qantas Domestic Business Lounge. Definitely not same same!

Before you are allowed in remember Qantas has a strict dress code. To ‘ensure  an enjoyable experience’ make sure you read this first. No beachwear! (Erm who wears that to fly anyway?) and no singlet tops for men. No UGG boots and no thongs! By thongs we mean flip flops. They’re not going to check your underwear! (See our Ultimate Aussie Slang Guide to help you understand more of the native lingo!) No sleepwear. Don’t show too much flesh or look like you’re heading off to the gym. Make sure your tops don’t have offensive slogans or images on them. (But an ‘I love Qantas’ T shirt is probably fine!)

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Don’t get caught out or refused entry to the Qantas Club in Melbourne. Check this guide to make sure you’re suitably dressed.

Qantas call this particular domestic business lounge the Qantas Club. The domestic lounge got a much needed makeover. According to previous reviewers, the space for business travellers was like a dark, scary corridor! It was also cramped. The renovations are still coming. There will be more space upon completion in November 2019.

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The Qantas Club lounge has had a makeover in Melbourne. Brighter and more spacious than the previous model.

We visit on a busy Friday evening. It is definitely being tested to the maximum. Seating is sparse, conversation is loud and most of the shower rooms are busy! It is very unlike the pictures Qantas show you on their website.

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Friday evening in the Qantas Club lounge in Melbourne is busy.

Here are the positives and negatives of the Qantas Club Domestic Business Class Lounge at Melbourne Airport. No wonder Qantas shorten it to The Qantas Club, it’s quite a mouthful to say, otherwise!

POSITIVES Qantas Club Lounge Melbourne Airport

The lounge location is just after security. Turn right and go up the escalator.The other business class lounge is for when you turn left at the top of the escalators.

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Turn right at the top of the escalators after security. The newly refurbished Qantas Club domestic business class lounge awaits.

The lounge is spacious and has a light airy feel. It is very long. The placement of the bar and barista coffee machine is nice and central. The luxury touches of marble and shiny stainless steel are new and inviting. The new wooden floors give the lounge a modern touch. It looks so much better than carpet. Carpet is so last century!

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Sleek and shiny central food and beverage aisles in the spacious Qantas Club domestic business class lounge.

The wi-fi is fast and there’s no need to ask for a password. There are plenty of charging points. Look under or near your seat.

There are various types of seating. You can grab a bar stool while you chat to colleagues or sit on the more padded chairs and armchairs. If you need to work there is desk seating too.

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Various seating options range from hard stools to comfortable, padded chairs and ‘lounge’ style ‘sofas’.

Showers are available in the toilet areas. There’s no reservation system, you just go and try your luck. Towels are a bit on the thin side. The glass is frosted so you can see if someone is using it (apart from the engaged red sign in the lock).

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Can’t wait until you land to freshen up? Take a quick shower. Make sure you lock the door!
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Don’t forget to return your towel after your shower!

The central bar looks and feels like any classy Melbourne City watering hole. It’s clean and the service is friendly and efficient. You can order beer on tap or get bottled beer. There’s no help yourself beer at the Qantas Club. You can help yourself to wine and sparkling wine. Spirits have to be requested too. Qantas clearly want to keep you in a decent upright state before your flight. 

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The sleek modern bar is in a central location in the Qantas Club Melbourne.

The barista made coffee comes with latte art and tastes great. Melbourne lattes are good in the Qantas Club  business lounge!

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The coffee at the Qantas Club Melbourne domestic business lounge gets the thumbs up from coffee conossieurs.
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Get a fresh barista made coffee to have in the lounge. Take away a Vittoria coffee if you’re in a rush. Soy skinny available too. This is Melbourne after all. The great coffee capital.

NEGATIVES Qantas Club Lounge Melbourne Airport

Catering

The biggest disappointment is the food. Avoid it, if at all possible. You probably don’t want to eat there unless you’re really hungry or like food you used to cook when you were a student living away from home! Take a look at the uninspiring food menu.

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The evening menu isn’t exactly gourmet dining at the Qantas Club Melbourne lounge for domestic departures.

You can make your own toasted sandwich. There are various fillings on offer. In our opinion it wasn’t very different to the AMEX lounge at Melbourne International Airport. The taste of the one hot dish was very bland. A microwave meal for one is tastier than the pasta dish on offer.

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The hot food selection is nothing to write home about. Sorry Qantas, we are not impressed.

Sorry Qantas catering, you need to lift your game. The food definitely doesn’t match the pictures on their website. 

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Poor taste and presentation of one of the hot meals. The pasta is soft and the sauce tastes like the chef just added ready made sauce over it.

The wine selection is also mediocre. Qantas has not pulled out the stops when it comes to the grog! Maybe they’re thinking, no one will notice. 

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The wine selection is mid range. The bottles here range from $15 to $20 AUD.

Busy busy busy.

The lounge is heaving at the end of a working week. Friday evening at the Qantas Club domestic lounge is like Friday evening in the city. There’s people everywhere, drinking and socialising. It’s noisy and you can hear everyone’s conversations.

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Feels like Friday drinks in the city! Hustle and bustle your way through the Qantas Club Domestic Lounge before your flight.

Who can get into the Qantas Club?

A lot of people!

Business class ticket holders flying on a Qantas or Jetstar flight. But you wouldn’t come here, you would go next door.

Qantas Gold or Emirates Platinum Gold.

China Eastern Miles Gold.

Sapphire and Emerald business or first class travellers travelling on a Qantas flight. Again though, you won’t be happy here.

Buy Qantas Club Membership ($399 once off joining fee and $540 per annum). Not worth it in our opinion.

Buy a day pass for $49 if you’re a Qantas Silver member. Must buy in advance. No at the door purchases.

Final Thoughts

The Qantas Club lounge is the poor cousin of the Qantas domestic business class lounge. There’s no Asian Spice Bar, it’s not peaceful and the food is a taste disaster! On the positive side it is much lighter and has a brighter feel than its predecessor. If you have the choice, head next door!

 

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Emirates Business Class Lounge KL

5 enticing reasons to use the Emirates Business Class Lounge KL.

The luxurious emirates business class lounge KL is situated on the upper level of KLIA. Malaysians love using acronyms. KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) is not to be confused with KLIA2. KLIA2 is the hub for the no frills airline Air Asia and is NOT walkable. There is a train called the KLIA Express which connects the two terminals. Make sure you go to the correct terminal or your FOMO (fear of missing out) will kick in!

You are welcomed with the bright golden signature colours of the Emirates lounge. Access is granted  in any number of ways. All business and first class ticket holders. Skywards Gold members travelling in economy can access Emirates Business Class Lounge KL. If you’re a silver member, you can’t come in here, but you can when you get to Dubai.

This lounge, like all Emirates Lounges are open 24 hours a day.

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The familiar and welcoming gold and brown colours of the Emirates Lounge in Kuala Lumpur.

Here are our top 5 reasons you must visit Emirates, business class lounge when in KL.

5 Emptiness and  luxury at Emirates Business Class Lounge KL

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Get your timing right and you can have the Emirates Lounge in Kuala Lumpur all to yourself!

Now some people might argue that having no one in the lounge equates to no atmosphere. Personally, we love an empty lounge. The space looks cleaner, the staff are way friendlier and it’s like sitting in your own living room. The large screen TVs keep you informed on current affairs and your flight departure. We have read reviews that this lounge can get very busy, but, this was not our experience.

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Like the feeling of being in your own lounge room? The Emirates Kuala Lumpur Business Class Lounge can be pretty empty!

4 Refresh and relax

A business class lounge should be an area to relax in. A space to catch up on some emails or research your next destination. There are a few different areas to spread out in. The lounge is lovely and cool. The famous humidity of the Kuala Lumpur weather won’t get you in here. You can definitely spend 3 hours here easily. Take a refreshing shower, as on board, unless you’re first class, there’s no shower for you! Collect a towel and toothbrush from the attendants or just help yourself. The shower pressure is good!

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Tried and tested. The power shower in the KL Emirates business lounge.

3 Comfortable choice of seats and varied seating areas

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Comfortable and spacious seats in the Emirates Business Class Lounge in Kuala Lumpur.

There are cosy seats for families and friends. Individual armchairs for business and lone travellers are covered in leather. You can choose to sit in a cafe style area or a more restaurant looking area. There’s an office space too complete with photocopier and printer. If you’ve been to other lounges, you’ll notice the same signature colours and styles of the seats.

Comfortable dining chairs in the Emirates lounge in Kuala Lumpur
Comfortable dining chairs are available to savour the gourmet dining available on the ground in the Emirates lounge in KL.

2 Views of aeroplanes

For those who love watching the aeroplanes, the Emirates Business Class Lounge KL has you  covered. Watch luggage and catering being loaded. Imagine your comfort on the upper deck of your A380. Dream about your arrival destination as you sip on top quality champagne.

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From the lounge in KL, you can watch the coming and going of planes while you relax.

1 The outstanding food and beverages selection

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The gourmet dishes will have you drooling. The Emirates Business Class Lounge in Kuala Lumpur does a stellar job in presentation.

This is where Kuala Lumpur really stands out. The quality and freshness of the ingredients used are first class. The presentation and the taste of the food is as good as a restaurant. Gourmet dishes and definitely standout presentation. 

As you can see from the pictures below, care has been taken in the way the food is prepared and plated up. Even when you make your own bigger plate, it still looks good. Everything is very clean and shiny in the Kuala Lumpur Emirates Lounge. Luckily for us, we get to the food before anyone else and so there aren’t any spills or stains in the buffet area.

Gourmet food in the Emirates business class lounge in Kuala Lumpur
Tasty hot dishes to choose from in the Emirates Business Class Lounge in Kuala Lumpur.
Gourmet food in the Emirates business class lounge in Kuala Lumpur
A glass of premium red wine goes so well with the beef carpaccio.

You won’t find any cheap and nasty wines in the KL lounge. All the wines retail at about $35 a bottle. (We like to do our research!) The wines are expensive and the champagne French. Emirates don’t take short cuts on the beverages list in Kuala Lumpur.

The wines are expensive and the champagne French. Emirates don't take short cuts on the beverages list in Kuala Lumpur.
Moet is the standard champagne in Emirates business class lounges worlwide. No Asti or Cava here darling!
The wines are expensive and the champagne French. Emirates don't take short cuts on the beverages list in Kuala Lumpur.
Uh oh! It’s time to be your own bartender! No experience necessary. We should mention that non alcoholic drinks are available too of course.

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AMEX LOUNGE MELBOURNE AIRPORT REVIEW

The American Express Lounge Melbourne opened in March 2018 so everything is shiny and new!  They seem keen to make a good impression. Only1invillage pays a visit and we have captured our impressions and hope you enjoy the following review.

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OPENING HOURS AND ACCESS

The American Express lounge Melbourne is open from 6 am to 11 pm 7 days a week. This covers most of the time you want when it comes to lounge access. Access is provided to AMEX credit card holders of the following cards. All Amex cards which contain the word ‘platinum’, ‘diamond’, ‘business’, ‘corporate’, ‘ultimate’ or ‘centurion’. Gold isn’t good enough! Check here to see if your card is eligible.

https://www.americanexpress.com/au/content/credit-cards/membership/travel/airportlounge/

Entrance to American Express Lounge Melbourne Airport is complimentary for these card holders
Entrance to American Express Lounge Melbourne Airport is complimentary for these card holders. Check your wallet now!

                                                              

LOCATION

The AMEX lounge is located in the international departures section only. There is no Amex domestic lounge, unfortunately. The lounge itself is past the shopping section and approximately in the centre of the blue section of the map below. There are signs for lounges at the start of the blue section to the left and the right, although they don’t specify which lounges. If you head to the centre you will see an escalator leading downstairs with a sign at the top to various lounges including the AMEX lounge.

The entrance to the American Express Lounge Melbourne Airport is at the centre of the blue section
The entrance to the American Express Lounge Melbourne Airport is at the centre of the blue section on this map.

                                                                                      

SEATING

The seating is divided into two sections. Firstly, a dining section with tables, chairs and a bench and secondly, a lounge section with soft, comfortable seats in a separate room. The capacity of the AMEX lounge is 65 and it has enough seating to cover this. The seats themselves are comfortable and covered in leather or pleather (fake leather). You can sit by yourself or cosy up on a couch! However, there’s only a few double seats, so nab them before someone else does! In addition, there are power point sockets at all the seats in the lounge and at the tables.

The tables also have USB charging points. Note – there are no USB charging points at the sofas. There are comfortable individual lounge chairs which offer a privacy screen, power and a bench to work on your laptop, if you’re feeling in the mood.

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Lounge seats in the Lounge area are comfortable at the American Express Lounge Melbourne..
American Express Lounge seats Melbourne Airport Review - Only1inVillage
Private individual work seats are available, so getting work done is easy.
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Dining seats are functional and comfortably padded.
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American Express Lounge Melbourne dining room.

                                                                                      

FOOD

The selection of food and drinks for breakfast at the American Express Lounge Melbourne is reasonable. It includes; yoghurt, fresh fruit, Bircher muesli (a particular favourite of Only1invillage, so big brownie points!), cereal, toast, cold meats, cheese, salad and pastries. There is also pre-cooked food consisting of, scrambled eggs, bacon, baked beans and hash browns in the silver serving trays. For our American readers, hash browns in Australia come as one piece of cut up potatoes mushed into a flat cake shape and deep fried. Whereas on our travels to Hawaii and beyond, American hash browns are small bits of potatoes fried or roasted.

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American Express Lounge Melbourne food selection at breakfast is of a good quality and a reasonable variety.
American Express Lounge food Melbourne Airport Review - Only1inVillage
Healthy breakfast choices of fruit and yoghurt are available in the American Express Lounge, Melbourne.
american express lounge melbourne Toast, danishes and cereal are an option.
Toast, danishes and cereal are an option for breakfast in the American Express Lounge in Melbourne.
scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, hash browns and baked beans are the hot breakfast options. 
If you want something cooked, scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, hash browns and baked beans are on the menu for breakfast. Access to the Amex lounge at Melbourne International Airport is complimentary to many American Express credit card holders.

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If you visit later in the day, the menu will change to non- breakfast items. There will be sliders, aka a mini burger or crudites (raw vegetables). The sweet options are little cakes and the dessert du jour, the meringue based, macarons, instead. For dinner, more substantial ‘meals’ will be served. Overall, the food is of a good standard and reasonable variety, given the fact that this isn’t a paid lounge or business class ticket dependent. In fact, it is quite comparable to the Qantas Club lounge at the domestic terminal in Melbourne. It is on a smaller scale than the Qantas Club, but, the food quality is similar.

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There is pasta, pumpkin risotto and chicken cacciatore on offer for dinner in the Amex Lounge Melbourne.

 

 

                                                                                      

BEVERAGES

Now onto the beverages selection at the American Express Lounge Melbourne. There is a large fridge with canned soft drinks and bottles of water, both sparkling and still. Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta and soda water are additionally on tap, for self-service. Four different fresh juice mixes in large glass jugs. You can even see the pith in 2 of the juices! Again, well done Amex for this fresh touch. In addition, there is a dedicated barista who is also responsible for the alcoholic beverages.

The alcoholic beverages consist of a good variety of spirits, wines and beers of a reasonable quality. There is Penfolds Koonunga Hill and a selection of mid-range $20 wines. The beer selection has some standard beers like Carlton Dry, Pure Blonde and standard spirts such as Courvoisier VS, Canadian Club, etc. Overall a reasonable, good range of mid-range quality drinks, but not as good as say Emirates business class lounge where you can expect $40 wines and Hennessey VSOP.

american express melbourneBarista made coffee and fresh juices are of a high standard.
Barista made coffee and fresh juices are of a high standard.
amex lounge melbourne drinks
Beer, cider, wine and spirits are available, see the staff because there is no self service.
another shot of more drinks mid range varieties.
Another shot of alcoholic drinks in the mid range price category at the Amex Lounge Melbourne.

                                                                                      

SERVICE

There were two staff around the lounge and we presume more in the kitchen! They were friendly and professional and one of them made a point of saying hello to several of the customers.

                                                                                      

FACILITIES

There is no shower in the bathroom and this is probably due to the fact that the American Express Lounge Melbourne isn’t trying to compete with other business class lounges. Moreover, it doesn’t advertise itself as a business class lounge. Although, it would have been a nice touch! Rumour has it, showers will be installed ‘soon’. As soon as they are, we’ll let you know! Stone benches, automatic taps and electric hand driers are clean and modern in the bathroom. WIFI is complimentary and fast.

Power and USB sockets are available there could be more USB sockets they are mainly at the dining tables
Power and USB sockets are available throughout the Amex Lounge at Melbourne Airport. USB sockets are mainly at the dining tables.
amex lounge melbourne Clean and modern bathroom no shower facilities
Clean and modern bathroom, but, no shower facilities. Rumour has it they might be coming to the American Express Lounge at Melbourne.

                                                                                      

FINAL THOUGHTS

In conclusion, since entrance to the AMEX lounge doesn’t require an expensive business class ticket, this is a great perk for economy class passengers. Moreover, if you are considering a new credit card, this is a big benefit as many of the AMEX credit cards will grant you free access. See here which cards will grant you access https://www.americanexpress.com/au/content/credit-cards/membership/travel/airportlounge/

The American Express Lounge Melbourne International is comfortable. It has a decent range of good food, a dedicated barista and an average range of mostly non-premium alcoholic drinks. In addition, there are facilities to do some work for laptop warriors. We enjoyed our time here and are glad the AMEX lounge has opened in Melbourne!

Finally, we aren’t paid by Amex to write this review, but we’re open to offers!

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qantas business class lounge sydney international

Only1invillage tells you what you get and what to expect at the Qantas Business Class Lounge at Sydney international airport. Read on to discover and compare the food, the booze, the seats and the showers in the Qantas business class lounge Sydney International.

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Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International
The View coming in to Sydney International, Australia.

                                                                                                                                              

Summary

 

Only1invillage visits the Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International mid afternoon. Most importantly, it’s not too busy, not too quiet. Firstly, upon entry you will notice that the lounge is long and narrow with modern decor. Secondly, a central aisle dominates which houses the wine and barista bar. Thirdly, drinks of an alcoholic and soft variety with cafe style snacks in large glass containers can be seen. Finally, you breathe a sigh of business class lounge relief.

                                                                                                                                              

the seating at the Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International

Take a seat at the long bar and look out of the floor to ceiling windows at the Qantas business lounge at Sydney International
Take a seat at the long bar and look out of the floor to ceiling windows at the Qantas business lounge at Sydney International.

There are various seating options as in all business class lounges. Armchairs, bar stools, chairs around tables. However there are no sofas or couches. All seats are individual.

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Every seat is individual at the the Qantas business class lounge Sydney International.

                      

Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International
All seats are individual, i.e. no couches or sofas to cozy up on at the Qantas business class lounge Sydney International.

the food

at the Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International

Due to having skipped breakfast , Only1invillage is feeling ravenous, so we decide to attack the food offerings. A few hot dishes and we mean a few are on offer. In addition, the accompanying sides, salads and dessert are a bit sad looking. Similarly the cheese board does nothing to excite the taste buds. However, compared to British Airways business class lounge T5 at London Heathrow, this is posh!

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The sides/salad on offer at the Qantas business class lounge Sydney International.

The hot food choices are very limited. There are 3 choices, one of which is pasta.

Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International
The hot food choices are presented in hotel style silver ‘lift the lid’ keep warm trays.

                    

the beverages

at the Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International

The drinks selection, however, is much better. There is a wide variety of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Best of all is coffee made to order including turmeric lattes! Having beer taps is a cool novelty. Unfortunately the wines on offer where of an average standard they where on average $20 bottles and a bit disappointing for a business class lounge.

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The beer selection includes beer on tap in the Qantas business class lounge Sydney International.
Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International
Mix your own cocktail with soft and alcoholic beverages.

the f and b plated up

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Only1invillage has a light meal in the Qantas Business Class Lounge at Sydney.
Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International
Chicken cacciatore is one of the hot options available in the Qantas business class lounge.
Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International
Get that turmeric latte!

          

the shower and toilet facilities

at the Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International

Now for those most noteworthy shower and toilet shots!

Not intending to take a shower, just a few photos! Probably not the most luxurious looking. Even the attendant said they were not that nice as she asked why I was taking photos. Maybe should not have bothered, but, we know you will want to see the photos!

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An attendant will hand you a towel and some toothpaste if you need to freshen up in the Qantas Business Class Lounge at Sydney International.
Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International
There are plenty of mirrors to admire yourself in!

                  

conclusion

the pros

at the Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International

First of all, there is lots of space, but seating can be hard to find if busy. Another good feature is that the lounge is bright and light with big windows on one side.  Food is better presented than British Airways business class lounge at T5 in London. Likewise, it tastes a little better too. However, the presentation, variety and quality doesn’t beat the Emirates business class lounge in either Melbourne or Dubai. Where is the smoked salmon? That’s a minimum expectation in our view for a business class lounge. Showers are always a welcome feature at a business class lounge, even if they’re not as good as in an Emirates lounge. 

the cons

at the Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International

Staff are slow to clear tables which seems unprofessional. Also the wine offered at the Qantas business class lounge at Sydney International was in the 80 points range. In comparison, the Emirates lounge has wines that score in the 90s in the James Halliday wine guide.  Lastly, there is a major lack of power points for charging devices. All said and done, ultimately better than sitting with the hoi polloi!

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British airways business class lounge T5 London heathrow

Clear immigration and read on to see what to expect from the British Airways business class lounge T5 London Heathrow. Terminal 5 at London Heathrow is a bit eerie. When you enter there is a distinct lack of humans and lots of machines making you feel like you’re in a Sci-Fi film. No dedicated check in lane for business and first class passengers which definitely does not leave you feeling special. Terminal 5 is where ALL BA planes fly out from. The usual high end designer shops and champagne and caviar bar are present at Terminal 5. 

only1invillage gives you the lowdown on what to expect from the british airways business class lounge T5 london heathrow

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Summary

seating

A spacious lounge at the British Airways business class lounge T5 London Heathrow but it looks a bit worn. Varied seating options including couches.

A business centre with printer and of course free wifi.

british airways business class lounge t5 london heathrow food and beverages

The presentation of the food is disgraceful for a business class lounge. It reminds us of school days and canteen food. Baked beans! I know they’re British, but, seriously?

amenities and spa treatments

All business class guests are entitled to a free 15 minute treatment at the Elemis Spa but book well in advance or you won’t get a slot! You can only book on arrival, so get there mega early.

british airways business class lounge t5 london heathrow final thoughts

The beverages are much better presented than the food! Ample space but cleanliness needs improvement. Staff are slow to clear dirty crockery.

For more pictures and information continue reading.

 

                                                                    

British Airways business class lounge T5 London Heathrow review

Relieved to see that there are humans at Terminal 5 London Heathrow, only1invillage decided to book a spa treatment at the Elemis spa. You should book online or phone beforehand because it is very busy, but, if you don’t get an appointment, you can acquire a few samples of Elemis products as a consolation prize!

                                                                    

freshen up

It is disappointing not getting a facial or quick massage as this seems like a great business class perk. Head to the showers to wash off the disappointment! The showers are very clean and an attendant is ready to hand you a clean towel, with a smile. You cannot book online for your free Elemis treatment, so we guess your best option is to arrive very early!

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The showers in the business class lounge T5 LHR. Spacious and clean. An attendant hands you clean towels upon entry. Like a mini bathroom, with toilet included.

The showers in the business class lounge T5 LHR. Spacious and clean. An attendant hands you clean towels upon entry. Like a mini bathroom, with toilet.

Head up the escalators to the main business class lounge areas.

                                                                    

lounge Seating

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Not a bad size overall (British Airways business class lounge T5 LHR)

 

There is varied seating available ranging from sofas and couches for families, restaurant style seating, armchairs with window views and bar seating. The business centre has a printer and of course, free wifi.

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Armchair style seating at the British Airways business class lounge T5 London Heathrow.

 

You might want to sit with your family on the couches and sofas, or if travelling alone, opt for the armchair style seating (pictured above)

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Kick back and relax on the sofa with a good book or glass of wine.

 

                                                                    

Food

Only1invillage was seriously underwhelmed with the food offerings being presented in the business class lounge, the presentation and choice of food can be vastly improved with some quick fixes! Change those dodgy serving bowls and deep tubs and give guests metallic serving implements. 

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Unripe tomatoes and cucumber cubes! Where are the olives?

 

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Salad condiments for a “ploughman’s lunch”. This looks bad BA!

 

 

 

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Here is the biggest shock of all. Baked beans! A very British food, but, not in business class, please! The presentation in these deep ceramic tubs is deeply unappealing

slim pickings for a healthy meal

                                                                    

Beverages

Fortunately the beverage offerings are well presented and there are quite a few choices ranging from Twinings brand tea to a wide variety of liquor and spirits. You can even make your own cocktails, should you have the inclination and the skill of course!

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A cafe style bar for hot beverages includes Twinings tea, how very British!

A cafe style bar for hot beverages

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The cold drinks and alcohol section. It’s glowing at the British Airways business class lounge at Terminal 5 London Heathrow.

The cold drinks and alcohol bar

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There’s plenty of wine to choose from in a British Airways business class lounge.

Plenty of wine to choose from!

                                                                    

Improvements

In summary, our main criticisms of the British Airways business class lounge T5 London Heathrow, are the food and general cleanliness. The quality and choice of food is really not up to the standard of a business class lounge which is poor considering the price of a business class ticket.

The staff needs to be quicker on the clearing and cleaning of tables when guests leave the various areas. Only1invillage also notices a number of flies hovering around the cafe bar areas in addition to a number of stains which have not been cleaned up. Consequently, this adds a less than luxurious feel to the lounge which one has come to expect from experiencing other business class lounges around the world.

                                                                    

Positives

The BA business class lounge at Terminal 5 London Heathrow is very spacious coupled with a good variety of seating and seating areas. The showers are on a completely separate floor and each shower cubicle is in fact a mini en suite bathroom, complete with toilet, consequently making it feel  more private. The beverages selection is vast compared to the food selection with plenty of soft drinks as well as alcoholic beverages available.

In conclusion, if food is really important to you in a business class lounge, you might want to eat outside the business class lounge. However, if you just need refreshment of a liquid variety and don’t mind eating bland food, the BA business class lounge is worth a visit! There’s plenty of space to relax and a business area to catch up on that all important work or social media presence!

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Review Emirates Dubai Business Class Lounge

Recently only1invillage was able to spend some quality hours in the Emirates Dubai business class lounge. In fact, there are three separate lounges. Our thoughts on the cavernous business lounges which run the whole length of the concourse are below. We’ll certainly be back! So due to the fact that Dubai, is the home of the carrier Emirates, naturally the business class lounges are in a class of their own! Only1invillage gives you the lowdown on what to expect when you have a couple of hours to spare in the UAE, before or after your next flight. 

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    how to find the emirates dubai business class lounge

    When you land in Dubai with Emirates and are holding a business class ticket, you don’t even see your economy class fellow passengers. As a result a separate walkway guides you. Be warned though, the walk is rather long!

    After you have shown your ticket to gain entry, you will be met by a huge, hopefully fairly empty area full of comfortable chairs and small coffee tables. 

    Likewise, if you’re in transit, just head straight to the lounge, you can’t miss the sign to business class bliss! 

                            

    seating in the emirates dubai business class lounge

    The lounges run the whole length of the concourse. Certainly deciding where to sit isn’t easy, there’s plenty of choice in many areas.

    Bistro style tables and comfortable chairs at the Emirates Dubai business class lounge

    Cosy armchairs in coffee table style seating  in the Emirates Dubai business class lounge.

    Get some reading done in the soft seats in the Emirates Dubai business lounge with a drink in hand of course!

    Seating is plentiful in the Emirates business lounge in Dubai. These areas run the whole length of the concourse. Emirates Dubai business class lounge review Sep 2018.

    If you need to work there are a few dedicated business centres with printers.

    Need an office? Emirates business lounge, Dubai has you covered. Emirates Dubai business class lounge review Sep 2018.

                            

    the food and beverages at the emirates dubai business class lounge

    Foodies rejoice because it’s time for the F and B! Food and beverages is set up in different areas, so, take your pick. Choices are Western, Middle Eastern and Asian. All food is of course, halal. Voss water, freshly pressed juices and also yoghurt drinks are available for non alcohol choices.

    Leave some room for desserts at the Emirates Business class lounge Dubai

    Bresaola, parmigiano reggiano and rocket hor d’ouevres

    Find your favourite cuisine and  drinks

    Mix your own cocktails at the Emirates business class lounge Dubai

    What the Emirates business class lounge in Dubai is famous for is its Moet and Chandon champagne bar at concourse lounge B. Probably the best business class lounge in the world?

    Make sure you save your strength for the  Moet and Chandon champagne bar at the Emirates business class lounge Dubai. Due to its position you will be walking  a fair way to get to it. Trust us, it’s worth it!

                        

     get your caffeine fix!

     If you want a ‘barista’ made coffee, Costa Coffee is on your right. Order your Costa coffee inside the Emirates business class lounge, Dubai

                            

    freshen up at the emirates dubai business lounge

    Plenty of shower rooms dotted along the concourse. They are clean, have amenities provided (toothbrushes, brushes, shaving kits etc) and are spacious. The showers look inviting, have separate cubicles and are lockable. Towels of course, are provided.

    Other reviews have complained about rather long queues for the toilets, but, this was not only1invillage’s experience. Moreover, the toilets smell pleasant, are clean and have a good variety of amenities in the shower areas, including a hairdryer.

    Separate toilets with toiletries provided at the Emirates Dubai business class lounge

    If you have little ones in tow, there’s a playroom. 

                            

    IN Summary the emirates dubai business class lounge provides

    A dedicated terminal floor consisting of 3 lounges of luxury

    Various seating options from cafe style to cozy armchairs

    A champagne Lounge by Moet and Chandon – French only, bien sur!

    Delicious food and drink from around the world

    Hotel standard bathrooms and showers with mini toiletries

    Refreshed, re-fuelled and feeling recharged, only1invillage is ready for the next segment in business class on the A380 to London! 

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