Review: Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney Airport

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In the last installment I reviewed the Singapore Airlines first class lounge that I had access to, and in this installment I wanted to look at the Singapore Airlines business class lounge, which can be accessed by Star Alliance business class and Star Alliance Gold passengers. I’d note that the Air New Zealand lounge is next door, and can also be accessed by Star Alliance business class and Star Alliance Gold passengers.

The entrance to the business class lounge is to the left of the reception desk.

Immediately by the entrance is a small room with a dozen seats, which basically seems to be overflow seating.


Singapore Airlines Lounge Sydney seating

Then there’s an entryway leading into the main part of the lounge.


Singapore Airlines Lounge Sydney entryway

The main part of the lounge is just a single big room that’s split into a couple of areas — one for relaxing, the other for eating.


Singapore Airlines Lounge Sydney entryway

There were some magazines and newspapers near the entrance.


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney magazines & newspapers

Inside the entrance and to the left are some seats arranged along the wall, and then also some semi-private seats, similar to what they have in the first class lounge.


Singapore Airlines Lounge Sydney seating

Then there are dozens of seats in a pretty boring/predictable layout. There are no privacy partitions of any sort, and there’s no variation in the design, which I find to be a bit boring.


Singapore Airlines Lounge Sydney seating


Singapore Airlines Lounge Sydney seating


Singapore Airlines Lounge Sydney seating

Along the windows are a few seats with coffee tables, as well as some communal tables.


Singapore Airlines Lounge Sydney seating


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney seating

Much like the first class lounge, the business class lounge has great views of the apron and runway.


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney view

Also in this area is a really random couch that doesn’t otherwise seem to fit into the design of the lounge. I found it really strange, especially for an airline as focused on design as Singapore Airlines.


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney seating

There were many dining tables along the interior of the lounge — some tables had two chairs, while others had one chair and then a bench.


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney dining area

The buffet was along the interior of the lounge, near the entrance. The setup looked almost identical to what was available in the first class lounge, except here there was no a la carte dining.


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney buffet

Below are some pictures of the breakfast selection. I didn’t come back to check out the lunch selection, but I imagine that changed in a similar way to what I saw in the first class lounge.


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney food


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney food


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney food


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney food


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney food


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney food


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney food

The drink selection was also set up similarly to what I saw in the first class lounge, though the selection differed. There was a coffee machine and tea selection.


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney coffee machine


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney tea

The liquor selection was lower end than in the first class lounge (for example, Gordon’s gin rather than Bombay Sapphire gin).


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney liquor selection


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney drinks

The wine selection was also a bit lower end. For example, rather than serving Veuve Clicquot they served Aubert Et Fils.


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney champagne


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney wine


Singapore Airlines Business Class Lounge Sydney wine

Singapore Airlines business class lounge Sydney bottom line

The Singapore Airlines lounge Sydney is alright. Personally I find the decor to be uninspiring (especially in comparison to Cathay Pacific’s outstation lounges, for example), and the lounge doesn’t really have any noteworthy features. I also imagine this lounge would get quite full before an A380 departure, as it’s not that big.

Personally I’d far prefer going to the Air New Zealand Lounge next door, which has virtually the same access requirements.

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Comments

  1. Totally agree with your assessment. I was there last week and the New Zealand lounge I found way superior. Decor, food, and coffee all better. There was something depressing about the Singapore lounge which surprised me.

  2. What I found most frustrating is that the food here was better than food at their flagship lounge at Changi!!!
    Also I found the service to be more attentive in the First Class Lounge than in your review. Maybe it just depends on staff on that day.

  3. Singapore airlines’ lounges are generally pretty disappointing. Especially when you consider that Sydney features their new design lounge with the ‘home away from home’ concept – though I’d like to know which home features seating in rows and back to back. I don’t understand why this airline insists on operating its own lousy lounges outstation ( eg Melbourne, Hong Kong, Perth) when they could easily use the usually better star alliance lounges.

  4. Ben – these have been great reports, when will you finish the set? We are in a holding pattern over the SQ Business Lounge in SYD.

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