Hi Frugalistas! This week’s mid week postcard features the Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge in Sydney. I’ve had the opportunity to use this lounge twice this year. Once on my Air Canada flight, and then again recently on my recent Singapore Airlines flight. So what do I think of the Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge, Sydney?
What’s to like about the Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge Sydney?
I’ve previously written about my experience of Singapore Airlines on the ground. At the check in, I was given instructions on how to find the lounge on both occasions. The lounge is very well sign posted, so despite the building works in the terminal and the fact it is situated at the very far end of it, I found my way very easily. It’s up on a mezzanine, like most of the lounges in Sydney, and easily accessed by both lift and escalator.
On arrival at the lounge reception I was greeted very warmly and provided with a printed wifi access card(without asking). As a travel blogger I always appreciate not having to ask for the wifi codes.
The lounge itself has what is probably best described as “mood lighting”. Very soft and muted it brings a calm to the main lounge area. There is ample seating, with a small number of desk type seats, that actually remind me a bit of sitting in a first class suite. On the whole, I find the seating very comfortable. For those who like a pretty outlook, there is an excellent view of the tarmac area.
The attention to detail and comfort in the lounge is admirable. To the extent that when I visit the lounge for the second time it takes me a good 15 minutes before I realise they are doing renovations. Nothing seems to be missing! There seems to be just the same amount of food, just the same amount of drink, and the fancy, schmancy Nespresso machine, complete with a choice of pods.
I settle into one of the “suite” style seats. It’s comfy and oh, so private with its high dividers. I’m very impressed with the multiple USB and electricity sockets.
Despite the multiple airlines using the lounge (made worse by the current Air New Zealand lounge closure) it remains quiet, and never seems full. Singapore Airlines have certainly got that right.
What the Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge Sydney can do better
I have to say that on both occasions I found the food lacking. In both quality and quantity. A mixture of both western and eastern dishes are offered, but they are all very plain. And heavy on the carbs and the fat. Not great when you’re about to spend the next 24 hours flying or in transit. In fairness, my visits are both in the morning, so maybe things are different later in the day.
There are also few staff around, so plates are very slow to be cleared. It’s a minor issue, but really differentiates itself (in a bad way) from other lounges I’ve used around the world.
The Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge Sydney is used by other Star Alliance Lounges. If you are flying out of Sydney on a Star Alliance flight, and have access to the Silver Kris lounge you will enjoy what it has to offer.