SIN: Singapore SATS Premier Lounge Terminal 3
NEWS: Star Alliance Gold are no longer permitted access to the SATS lounge.
Woe betide you if you arrive at Singapore after a 14 hour flight hoping for a decent rest in a quality lounge before your ongoing flight. While the SIA SilverKris lounge is top quality, if you are on some other airlines, you end up in the SATS Premier lounge. While it is brand new, and vastly better than the old offering, it is still a generic lounge. Mind you, the Terminal 3 variant is the best of the bunch, so be thankful you aren't in the SATS Terminal 1.
It is tucked away on the upper balcony, beside the Krisflyer Gold lounge. Take the escalator up to the Raffles lounge close to the food court, and then take a sharp turn right, wiggling down the corridor and past the DFS lounge.
The lounge can get very crowded, but most people sit in the inner part of the lounge: outside it is much, much, better, with wide open spaces and a good view. Thankfully there are windows, but even so it seems claustrophobic. The lounge is divided into three, with an inner lounge area, a central dining area, and the outside balcony. Oil paintings on the wall hint at another world: not of this one however, where there are often racks of people in the way.
There is only one screen in the lounge to tell you the status of your flight, nor any announcements. This is not condusive to a relaxing lounge experience.
FoodFood is pretty good. Early in the morning there are packets of Cornflakes and Rice Crispies, with full cream milk in the fridge. During the day on the left hand side is a fridge with packets of sandwiches - there are three types, all wrapped up tight in cling film.
On the central island there are five hot tubs with plenty of rice, pasta, and curries. In the early morning, one is filled with a hot breakfast. There is also soup, while on the bar counter there are Pot Noodles and Pringles.
There is a small heated cabinet with some baked pastries in it, including miniture crossants (but not butter) and Dainish pastries.
BarThe Bar is ok, but there isn't a lot of choice. There are two whites are in an ice bucket which is tepid for most of the day, and there are two reds behind them, but there is no champagne.
There are nine bottle of spirits (Smirnoff Vodka, Gordon's Gin, Black Label Vodka, VSOP, and Baccardi among others), and beer (Tiger, Carlsberg & Heiniken) in cans in the fridge. There is also a Tiger beer tap, with Tiger on draft.
Ice is under the tin lid in the worktop. There is a Nescafe machine, giving a decent cup of coffee, and a capochino machine next to it. There is also a most impressive array of tea bags.
BathroomsThere is showers - often with long queues. Ask at reception for a towel, and amenities are in the shower itself.
Business FacilitiesAt the far end is a small business centre with some newish computers: however, it can be hard to get access to it.
The lounge has free WiFi.
Newspapers are on the rack as you walk in the front door, although these consist only of the Straits Times and the FT.
AccessThe lounge is open 24 hours a day, and indeed Singapore say that it is the only lounge open overnight: however the SilverKris lounge is unguarded and ungated from 1am to 4am, and you can pop in here to use the showers: it is also a much better place for a sleep. There is also the Thai Airways lounge in Terminal 1, which is quite a walk, but which has a better bar.
If you are a Star Alliance Gold you can also gain access to the Krisflyer Gold lounge in both Terminal 2 and 3. The Terminal 3 variant is next door - but not really as good, however the Terminal 2 version has much better food (but no view).
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