Review: Sama Sama Express Lounge Kuala Lumpur Airport

Opening hours24 hours
Time of visit7.30am
Date of visitMarch 2022
LocationAirside, Satellite building near Gate C5
Entry typeFree via Priority Pass
(from Citi Prestige Mastercard)


There used to be a total of 4 Priority Pass lounges in Kuala Lumpur’s KLIA and klia2 terminals. Unfortunately, all of them were Plaza Premium lounges and since the recent break-up of Priority Pass and Plaza Premium, Priority Pass members, like me, found ourselves without an airport lounge in Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Fortunately, Priority Pass has since partnered up with Sama Sama Express Airport hotel to offer airport lounge services to members flying from KLIA.

There is no Priority Pass lounge in klia2 at the moment.

Entrance to Sama Sama Express Lounge
Stairs and lift lobby
Reception of Sama Sama Express Lounge

The entire lounge is mostly made up of dining tables, except for the 4 chairs facing the projector. This space was obviously designed to be the restaurant of a small airport hotel, instead of an airport lounge.

Main dining/lounging area
Lounging seats with projector
Business centre
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Food options

During my early arrival, breakfast was being offered as a buffet. Food choices and quality was good for a lounge of this size.

Buffet area
Cereals and pastries
Beverage area
Nasi Lemak and scrambled eggs

Top complimentary amenities

  • WiFi
  • Drinks (non-alcoholic)
  • Hot food
  • Shower
  • Computers

No alcoholic beverages were offered during breakfast hours.

My ratings

Peace & quiet9/10

Bottom line

It’s great to have a decent Priority Pass lounge again in Kuala Lumpur but I don’t see this being a permanent arrangement. The lounge is simply too small to be the only option in a large international airport.

9 thoughts on “Review: Sama Sama Express Lounge Kuala Lumpur Airport”

  1. Great spot to shower and relax

    10 times better than the premium lounge at Singapore its terrible.
    I would never go back

    Crappy shower areas
    Food rubbish and service very ordinary.

    Sama sama at klia is fantastic

    • Hi Sia,

      I did not use the shower facility while I was there. However, I see “shower” listed as a facility on the Pririoty Pass website:—the-airport-lounge


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