Review: Qatar Airways Singapore Premium Lounge

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Opening hours6pm to 3am
(depends on Qatar’s flight timings)
check latest info
Time of visit11.30pm
Date of visitSeptember 2022
Occupancy~20%
LocationTerminal 1, Airside, near Transfer C, level 3
Entry typeFree with Qatar Airways
Business Class
boarding pass

How to access this lounge

I visited this lounge before my Qatar Airways Business Class flight from Singapore to Doha, before backtracking to Auckland, New Zealand.

Related: Qatar Airways change policy: How I switched a 50 minutes Business Class journey to a 24 hours one

Rules to access this lounge are a little complicated and unfortunately, your oneworld/Qatar membership status is useless here.

Premium
Lounge
Access
Departing in Qatar Airways First or Business Class
(except Qatar Business Lite with fare class ‘P’)
Departing in First or Business Class
on any oneworld airline
(incl. award bookings)
Departing in Economy Class on any
oneworld airline, when the following rules are met:
1. Arrived in First or Business Class
2. Arrived in a flight that is more than 5 hours long
3. Departing on the same day or before 6am
on the next day
oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members
departing in Economy Class and do not
meet the above rules

Alternative lounges for oneworld Elite members

When flying in Economy Class, oneworld Elite members may access the following lounges in Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1:

  • Qantas Singapore International Business Lounge*
  • British Airways Singapore Lounge*
  • SATS Premier Lounge
  • Qantas Singapore International First Lounge (oneworld Emerald only)*

*Opening hours depends on operating airlines’ departing flight times

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Qatar Airways Singapore Premium Lounge

Getting there

Qatar Airways Singapore Premium Lounge is located in Terminal 1 of Singapore Changi Airport. After security, proceed towards Transfer C and head up to the third floor.

You will find The Emirates Lounge and Plaza Premium Lounge in the same area.

Entrance to Qatar Airways Singapore Premium Lounge

General areas

Like most lounges in Singapore Changi Airport, Qatar Airways Singapore Premium Lounge lacks natural light and a view of the apron. There is a small window opening near the bar, for a little bit of natural light during the day and that is all you would get.

The lounge has good furnishing and checks all the right boxes with privacy pods, large shower rooms and universal power ports in the lounging areas.

Lounging area
Business centre
Light snacks and drinks
Baklava from the snack plate
Private pod
Dining area
TWG tea area
Self-service coffee area
Cocktail Bar
Dining area
Dining area
Lounging area
Lounging area
Wireless charger
Universal power ports and USB ports

Shower room

As mentioned above, the lounge has large shower rooms with toilets attached. Reservation wasn’t required during my visit.

Shower room
Shower amenities and Diptyque products
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Dining

For a Business Class lounge, the dining experience was exceptional. This is consistent with the fantastic in-flight dining experience that Qatar Airways offers to Business Class passengers.

Guests can order food from an à la carte menu and also grab some light bites from the buffet. I do not know any other airline that cares this much about the quality of the menu, presentation and taste. Remember, this lounge is not even in the airline’s home base!

The lounge serves a good selection of white/red wines, cocktails, as well as the following two champagnes:

Dinner at Qatar Airways Singapore Premium Lounge
Qatar Airways’ signature Lemon Mint drink
Lemon Coriander Soup
Chilli King Prawns with Bell Peppers, Thai Chilli and Scallions
Slow Cooked Beef Cubes in Hoisin Sauce, Mango Thai Chilli Sauce
Prawns Tempura with Fried Leek, Chilli Soba Sauce and Sesame Seed Dressing
Grilled Lamb Rack with Mashed Potatoes
Chocolate fondant

Here’s the dining menu at Qatar Airways Singapore Premium Lounge:

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Buffet

The buffet spread lacks hot food but items like pastries, fruits, cheeses, salad and cold cuts are beautifully presented.

Buffet area
Fruits, cold cuts and cheeses
Salad area

WiFi speed

The WiFi speed was good for basic internet browsing.

WiFi speed at Qatar Airways Singapore Premium Lounge

Top complimentary amenities

  • WiFi
  • Drinks (including alcoholic)
  • Hot food
  • Shower
  • Computers
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My ratings

Food10/10
Peace & quiet10/10
Furnishing9/10
Privacy10/10
Cleanliness10/10
Service10/10
Facilities10/10
View1/10
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Bottom line

Qatar Airways Singapore Premium Lounge offers an exceptional dining experience.

It’s a pity that Elite members are not recognized here, but that helps prevent over-crowding and a more personalized experience, in a lounge with a capacity of just 85 visitors.

There is no doubt that Qatar Airways Singapore Premium Lounge offers the best Business Class airport lounge experience in Singapore, the home ground of its best-airline-in-the-world rival, Singapore Airlines.

In fact, the dining experience here easily beats Singapore Airlines First Class Lounge and in my opinion, almost matches what The Private Room offers.

“Qatar Airways has already set one industry benchmark with our award-winning Business Class seat, Qsuite, now we are redefining the new standard for business class lounges. We want to ensure that the onground experience offered to our passengers matches our iconic five-star airline experience. As the first Qatar Airways lounge following this design concept, it will serve as a new standard for all our Premium Lounges going forward.”

– Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker

1 thought on “Review: Qatar Airways Singapore Premium Lounge”

  1. Hi! Thank you for the awesome review! I hope it will be opened this December for the morning flights as we are travelling qsuites on QR943. Cannot wait to experience it myself!

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