Lounge Review: Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne

Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne

The Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne is one of two domestic lounges of the Australian airline on its secondary hub in Melbourne. In this review, I’ll explain what you can expect of the lounge.

When looking for a domestic lounge in Melbourne flying Qantas, you’ll first find the Qantas Club Melbourne. Inside of this lounge, there’s the entrance to the Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne, which offers a somewhat elevated experience. The Business Lounge is only available for Business Class passengers and oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members, while the Qantas Club is also available for passengers with a lounge membership.

Seating in the Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne

The Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne is a little smaller than the Qantas Club next door. Nevertheless, there’s tons of different seating available. By the window, you can find a couple of different typical lounge chairs, some with tarmac views, others facing each other.

Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne

The views are something I particularly like about this airport lounge.

Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne View

Most of the seating comes with one or another table. Right on the window front, there’s some particularly comfortable seating.

Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne

Closer to the buffet, there’s some different seating, too. There are a few dining tables as well as some high-top tables with high-top seating.

Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne

More seating includes several work desks of sorts and more of the typical lounge seating.

Buffet of the Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne

The buffet of the lounge is a little bit better than the Qantas Club, yet nothing to write home about. There are two hot options (when I visited rice with a curry), a soup and several cold options. Those include pastries, croissants, cookies, cake, veggies and such.

The drink options are very nice, too. There are coffee machines, the typical soft drinks, beer and wine available at the buffet.

My favorite feature are the barista coffee stations though, where you order a freshly made cappuccino or other drinks of your choice.

Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne Buffet

All in all, I like the food and drink options in the Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne.

Entertainment in the Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne

The entertainment options in the Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne are exactly what you would expect in a good airport lounge. There’s a choice of magazines and newspapers.

Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne Newspapers

Then, there are several televisions showing news etc. throughout the lounge, most on mute.

Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne

In the back of the lounge, there are several big work stations, some with computers, other without.

Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne

There’s also complimentary and quick WiFi connection available throughout the lounge.

Overall impressions of the Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne

Th Qantas Business Lounge Melbourne is an all around nice lounge. There are a lot of different kinds of seating, nice views of the tarmac and great entertainment options. The WiFi is quick, the work stations are a great place to work and the snacks and drinks available are nice enough. I particularly love the barista made coffee. While it’s not even close to the level of the Qantas First Class Lounge Sydney, it’s still a very nice domestic lounge.

Curious what the world of lounges has to offer in comparison?

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