The Qantas lounge 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!
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.
Access is reserved for passengers who are either
- Departing on an international business/first class flight on Qantas, or another Oneworld partner that day.
- Qantas Platinum One, Platinum, Gold, or Qantas Club Member departing on a Qantas, or another Oneworld partner flight that day (any class of service)
- 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
Hours of operation 07:30-23:30 daily
When entered my first thought was “WOW”! It felt more like a spacious rooftop restaurant than just another airline lounge. The 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.
The design 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.
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.
Food and Drink
In addition to the stunning open air feeling, the food and drink was amazing for a business class lounge.
As if that wasn’t enough, there was also a made to order menu. While it was only two dishes, made to order food is exceedingly rare for a business class lounge.
Showers and Restrooms
The showers and restrooms were clean and well maintained. No issues for this lounge review.
The wifi worked with no issues for this 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).