Lounge Review: Thai Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok (D)
The Thai Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok (D) is a Business Class Lounge to which also Star Alliance Gold members got access to. While we spent most of our time in the impressive Thai Royal First Lounge, I also had a look on the Thai Royal Silk Lounge, which is a little bit bigger, but definitely not as nice. There is plenty of seating, but the buffet is rather lackluster. Moreover, there’s no nice view.
An extensive menu of freshly prepared dishes, private suites and helpful staff literally next to you all the time – all of this made the Thai Royal First Lounge Bangkok very impressive. In contrast, the Thai Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok (D), which is located right next to the First Class Lounge is rather average.
The lounge is one long room with plenty of seating, but lacks natural light. There’s some, but in-between the windows and the lounge, there are the gate areas. This makes the lounge rather dark and not very cozy or inviting.
Seating in the Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok (D)
Having a seat in the Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok is quite comfortable. There are several different separated seating areas, which come with different color schemes. While this is actually quite nice, I was a little disappointed to recognize that pretty much all seating consisted of armchairs and couches.
The small tables next to the buffet at the Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok (D) are not really useful for working or dining. Yet, there’s at least also a little business area, where you can get some work done. Nevertheless, seating is not even close as nice in the Royal First Lounge next door.
Buffet of the Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok (D)
I’m actually used to quite nice lounges in Asia and especially adore the buffets presented. At the Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok (D) I was rather disappointed in this regard.
It’s not like the offerings would be horrible, but offering a curry or at least any other hot dish is a must for an international lounge in my opinion. Instead, there were just some appetizers, some warm snacks and a choice of cakes and freshly cut fruits.
While I’ve definitely seen worse offerings, I can’t say that I’m impressed. The drink selection was fine, but nothing to write home about.
Entertainment in the Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok (D)
Spending time in the Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok, you have more or less four options. You can enjoy one of the newspapers, some international ones are available as well, watch some television, get some work done in the business center or use your own device with Wi-Fi.
The options are actually totally decent, so I’m sure you won’t get bored when spending time at the Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok (D)!
Bottom line Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok (D)
I have to admit that I somewhat expected a little more of the Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok (D). I was surely spoiled by my experience in the Royal First Lounge next door, but the buffet at the Royal Silk Lounge was lackluster anyway.
The seating in the lounge is totally fine, but I don’t really like the atmosphere. Moreover, I’d like to see more diverse seating as it is available in many other lounges. Nevertheless, the Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok (D) isn’t a bad place to spend some time prior your flight. However, there might be better Star Alliance lounges, which you are eligible to use as well!