Review: Qantas Lounge Hong Kong Airport

 

The Qantas lounge Hong Kong is one of the best albeit underrated lounges at the Hong Kong airport (KHG). While generally overshadowed by the plethora of stellar Cathay Pacific lounges, the Qantas Hong Kong lounge offers amazing food and drink, made to order meals, stellar views of the tarmac. And it is much less crowded than the Cathay Pacific lounges!

 

Qantas Hong Kong Lounge Location

Terminal 1, Level 7, above Gate 15. Just after security, turn right to go toward gates 15-19. You will see signs directing you from there.

 

Qantas Hong Kong Lounge Access

Access for the Qantas lounge Hong Kong is reserved for passengers who are either

  1. Departing on an international business/first class flight on Qantas, or another Oneworld partner that day.
  2. Qantas Platinum One, Platinum, Gold, or Qantas Club Member departing on a Qantas, or another Oneworld partner flight that day (any class of service)
  3. Oneworld sapphire/emerald members departing on a Qantas, or another Oneworld partner flight that day (any class of service)

One guest is allowed and must be departing on the same flight, except for Oneworld sapphire/emerald members and those with an international business/first class flight on a Oneworld partner who’s guest just needs to be departing on a flight marketed and operated by a Oneworld partner

Qantas lounge Hong Kong airport hours of operation 07:30-23:30 daily

 

Qantas Lounge Hong Kong Entrance

When I first entered the Qantas lounge my first thought was “WOW”! It felt more like a spacious rooftop restaurant than just another airline lounge. The Hong Kong Qantas lounge is massive with plenty of seating and the lack of a ceiling gives it an amazing open air ambiance with great views of the tarmac.

Qantas Business Class Lounge Hong Kong Entrance

Qantas Lounge Hong Kong Decor

The design for the Qantas lounge Hong Kong is upscale modern, but simple. There are more stunning airport lounges in design than this one, but what really stands out is the lack of a ceiling and views of the tarmac. This is in contrast to several of the Cathay Pacific lounges at Hong Kong airport who have more beautiful design, but almost feel claustrophobic with the low ceiling.Qantas Lounge Hong Kong EntranceQantas Lounge Hong Kong Seating

There is plenty and I mean plenty of seating at the Hong Kong Qantas lounge.Qantas Hong Kong Lounge SeatingQantas Lounge Hong Kong SeatingHong Kong Qantas Lounge Seating

After passing the bar is the dining area to the left and food/drink on the right. There is a central table with 12 seats, which I can’t imagine is used very often (unless you and your 11 friends are all traveling in style). But it was beautiful nonetheless.Qantas Lounge Hong Kong Seating

This is where Jess and I chose to sit for our one hour stay at the Qantas Hong Kong lounge. It was close to the food and bar, and offered the most open views of the tarmac.Qantas Lounge Hong Kong Seating

Qantas Lounge Hong Kong Food and Drink

In addition to the stunning open air feeling, the food and drink was amazing for a business class lounge.

The variety and freshness of high quality ingredients is what really made the food great. It’s hard to find fresh fruit and vegetables in a lounge, but Qantas did it right.Qantas Lounge Hong Kong FoodQantas Business Class Lounge Hong Kong FoodHong Kong Qantas Lounge FoodQantas Lounge Hong Kong Food

As if that wasn’t enough, the Qantas lounge at Hong Kong airport had a made to order menu. While it was only two dishes, made to order food is exceedingly rare for a business class lounge.

Grilled perch with roasted capsicum and olive salsa at the Qantas lounge Hong Kong.Qantas Hong Kong Lounge Food

Qantas Business Class Lounge Hong Kong FoodPork and prawn wonton noodle soup at the Qantas Hong Kong lounge.Qantas Lounge Hong Kong Food

The drink selection was excellent and well stocked at the Hong Kong Qantas lounge.Qantas Lounge Hong Kong Wine

 

Hong Kong Qantas Lounge Showers and Restrooms

The showers and restrooms at the Qantas lounge were clean and well maintained. No issues for this Qantas Hong Kong lounge review.

Qantas Lounge Hong Kong ShowerQantas Lounge Hong Kong Restroom

Extras

The wifi worked with no issues for this Qantas Hong Kong lounge review while I was there.

 

Lounge Review Conclusion

The Qantas lounge Hong Kong definitely rivals the more well known (and more densely populated) Cathay Pacific lounges at the Hong Kong airport. What sets this lounge apart is the open air feeling with views of the tarmac, and amazing food/drink, especially for a business class lounge. While those with first class access to Cathay Pacific’s “The Pier” or “The Wing” may prefer those for the private day suites or cabanas, passengers with only business class access could do much worse than heading straight for the Qantas Lounge (especially those who are departing near to gates 15-19).

 

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