Review: Singapore Airlines The Private Room Singapore Changi Airport

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Opening hours5.30am – 2.30am
Times of visits7am and 5.30am
Date of visitJune 2022
Occupancy~10%
LocationAirside, Terminal 3, level 3, near Longchamp
Entry typeFree with Singapore Airlines Suites Class
boarding pass

Singapore Airline’s The Private Room reopened on 31 May 2022 after completing renovation works on the old one.

How The Private Room looked like in 2019

How to access The Private Room

I visited this lounge upon arrival from my Singapore Airlines Suites Class from Frankfurt.

Related: Review: Singapore Airlines Suites Frankfurt to Singapore

Passengers flying in Singapore Airlines First Class can access this exclusive lounge upon arrival or before departure.

Eligible passengers are not allowed to bring any guest.

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The Private Room

Getting there

The Private Room is located on the 3rd floor in Terminal 3, near other Silverkris lounges. You will find escalators to it near Longchamp and Luvenus, after passing through immigration.

Escalator to the Silverkris lounges located near Longchamp
Escalator to the Silverkris lounges near Luvenus
View from the upper floor
Entrance to the Silverkris lounges
Entrance to the Silverkris lounges

General areas

Unlike other massive First Class lounges that you will find in Doha, Hong Kong and Dubai, The Private Room, as the name suggests, is a lot smaller and felt a lot more private, at least in the early mornings.

Design was modern and elegant with much-welcomed tech-friendly additions like wireless chargers, universal power ports and high-speed USB ports.

I much prefer airport lounges with natural light and a view of the runway/apron but it seems like Changi Airport Terminal 3, which opened in 2008, wasn’t originally designed for impressive, world-class lounges. I am confident that the under-construction Terminal 5, targeted to open in mid-2030s, will change that.

View from the lobby
The Private Room
Lounge seats
Lounge seats
Lounge seats
Private phone room
View from the lounge
Wireless charging pad
Universal power ports and USB ports
Wine fridge
Dining tables

Showers and restrooms

Guests may book a shower room in-person.

Entrance to the showers
Private shower
Shower area
Bath amenities
Bath products
Shared restroom

Nap room

There are 2 single-occupancy nap rooms in the lounge, equipped with remote-controlled Tempur Zero Gravity beds. Visitors can book one for up to 2 hours. My partner and I took a room each upon arrival from our long haul flight.

Our body clocks were still in European time (1am) and we truly enjoyed the nap to ease the jet lag.

As we were leaving the nap rooms, the kind staff asked if we would like to book a further 2 hours, as there were no other guests around. Great to know that this is a possibility!

Nap room
Beddings
Universal power ports and USB ports
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Dining in The Private Room

Visitors can dine at the restaurant which offers an a la carte menu with the following meal timings:

  • Breakfast: 5.30am to 11am
  • Lunch: 11am – 6pm
  • Dinner: 6pm to 2.30am

I only tried food from the breakfast menu during both visits. Presentation and taste was great!

Dining table
Our breakfast: Dim Sum, Roti Prata and Laksa with Lobster

On one visit, I asked if it was possible to have a whole lobster (instead of half) with my Laksa and the staff quickly said yes!

Singapore Laksa with Lobster
2007 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

All-day snacks

There are also small bites that can be found near the dining area throughout the day.

All-day snacks
Muffins
Chocolates
All-day snacks

Dining menu

TWG Tea menu
Drinks menu
Breakfast menu
Lunch menu
Lunch menu
Dinner menu
Dinner menu
All-day Vegetarian and Dessert menu

Top complimentary amenities

  • WiFi
  • Drinks (including alcoholic)
  • Hot food
  • Shower
  • Nap rooms

My ratings

Food9/10
Peace & quiet10/10
Furnishing8/10
Privacy9/10
Cleanliness10/10
Service10/10
Facilities9/10
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Bottom line

After the completion of lengthy renovation works, Singapore Airlines The Private Room has finally reopened. It is a quiet, private space available exclusively to the airline’s First Class passengers, with good à la carte dining options.

However, there is no hiding the fact that there is nothing truly impressive about this lounge. No natural light, no view of the runway, no spa, or even fun gimmicks like arcade rooms and cabanas.

Until the new terminal is completed, over a decade from now, this is the best lounge that Singapore Airlines has to offer.

6 thoughts on “Review: Singapore Airlines The Private Room Singapore Changi Airport”

  1. hi if you have checked luggage upon arrival but want to relax in the private room, how is your luggage handled? worried about it being misplaced / taken if I am not there to get it.

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  2. Can you come and go from the private room if you have a 15hour layover and then the next leg is in business class as that’s all they offer. I want to shower and have breakfast etc then go visit the jewel and do some shopping before heading back to the lounge for dinner and next flight.
    Or do I have to use the business class lounge in the evening.

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  3. Hi, can you visit the first class lounge even if you are not connecting at Singapore…Singapore is our final destination? Also, we’ve booked through Lufthansa Airlines but we are flying on Singapore Airlines a380 from Frankfurt to Singapore…should we still be able to access the lounge once we land in Singapore

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    • Hi Matt, you should still be able to access the lounge upon arrival in SIN. If you have checked baggage, get in touch with the lounge staff to let them know.

      Reply

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