Lounge Review: Thai Royal First Lounge Bangkok (D)
The Thai Royal First Lounge Bangkok (D) is the main First Class Lounge of Thai Airways. Flying the Etihad Airways First Class, we were lucky enough to be granted access to the Royal First Lounge Bangkok and though were able to enjoy several amazing features of the lounge. Even though we were a little ill, we truly enjoyed the great Thai Royal First Lounge Bangkok (D).
Thai Airways offers its passengers four lounges at Bangkok Sukhumvit Airport.
Depending on where you are departing, you may either enter the lounge in the west or in the east of the terminal. At both spots, you can find a Business Class and a First Class Lounge.
As we had access to both Thai Royal First Lounges at Bangkok Sukhumvit Airport, we decided to give the more extensive Royal First Lounge Bangkok (D) a try.
This decision definitely was a very good one!
Seating in the Thai Royal First Lounge Bangkok (D)
The Royal First Lounge Bangkok (D) is not extremely big, but quite extensive even compared to some Business Class Lounges.
There’s plenty of seating in an open plan area, but there are also around a dozen special suites where you can sit with more privacy.
These suites are equipped with a couch, an armchair, a large table, a working desk with a computer and a private television with a bunch of national and international channels.
We found the suites to be a little noisy compared to the open plan seating, but the privacy is very comfortable nevertheless. As you can see on the pictures, the design of all the seating in the Thai Royal First Lounge Bangkok (D) is a little classic, but totally fits the traditional Thai culture.
At the same time, we found the seating not only comfortable and well designed, but also of extremely high quality!
Food in the Thai Royal First Lounge Bangkok (D)
As we were a little sick (Sabrina more than me), we didn’t really have the chance to enjoy all tastes of the food prepared at Thai Royal First Lounge Bangkok (D). Nevertheless, I have to say that I was totally impressed by what was on offer.
While there was also a small buffet with savory and sweet snacks, the real highlight was the extensive à la carte menu with dozens of different dishes on offer.
Depending on the time of the day, you may choose any of several Thai and international dishes which are freshly prepared and served in your suite or in any other area of the Thai Royal First Lounge.
While I had the fruits from the menu, which were absolutely amazing and even cut in special shape, Sabrina decided to order a consommé which was not on the menu.
Within minutes it was freshly prepared for her nevertheless and promptly served. That’s really classy service!
Entertainment in the Thai Royal First Lounge Bangkok (D)
You surely won’t get bored at the Thai Royal First Lounge Bangkok (D). There are plenty of options to keep yourself entertained, be it one of the computers in the lounge or your suite, or the private televisions which you can enjoy a wide range of shows and movies on.
You may also ask for national and international newspapers which are brought to you in seconds on request.
Something that’s worth mentioning as some kind of entertainment is also the staff which is overly friendly and helpful. As you are seated in your suite, you always got someone of the staff waiting for you next to the door.
If you have any questions or just want to chat: there’s always someone who has time for you!
Bottom line Thai Royal First Lounge Bangkok (D)
Flying the Thai Airways First Class, you can also enjoy a complimentary one hour treatment in the Spa of the Thai Royal First Lounge Bangkok (D). Flying Etihad Airways First Class, we didn’t have this pleasure. Nevertheless, it’s worth mentioning that even the washrooms (there are nice showers, too) give you a feeling of spending time in a Spa. That said, the Thai Royal First Lounge Bangkok (D) definitely is one of the best lounges we’ve ever visited.
The food on offer could hardly be any better and the service is truly perfect. The suites offer added privacy, but are a little too noisy for our taste, while the open plan seating is less noisy, but at the same time also less private. If you have the pleasure to fly First Class with Thai Airways, Etihad Airways or Qatar Airways departing from Bangkok Sukhumvit Airport, I can safely say that you can’t be wrong with spending some extra time at the Thai Royal First Lounge Bangkok (D)!