Cathay Pacific lounges are some of my favourite. Sophisticated spaces, good food and drink, and a relaxed ambience. Having tried a number of their lounges across the world, including their First Class lounge in Heathrow, I was excited to return to their lounge in Bangkok.

Location and Access of the Cathay Pacific Lounge Bangkok

The Cathay Pacific lounge Bangkok is located in Concourse G. Bangkok Airport isn’t the easiest to navigate, so it can be a little hard to find. I often have to ask for directions when I’m trying to find a lounge here, even on a return visit!

The Cathay Pacific lounge in Bangkok is open to anyone travelling on a oneworld flight in Business or First, as well as oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members who are travelling in any cabin.Β  On this occassion, I was travelling Qatar Airways. However, I’d purchased a ‘light’ fare in Business, which doesn’t include access to their lounge in Bangkok. I’ve previously reviewed Qatar’s lounge, and I don’t mind admitting, I much prefer Cathay’s lounge.

Space & Interior

The Cathay Pacific lounge Bangkok is divided into a few different sections. Upn entering, you’ll find the bar to the right. Additionally, there is a large seating area with lots of comfortable chairs and great views of the airport.

To the left, you’ll find the Noodle Bar, a self-service food area, as well as seating more appropriate for dining.

I love the design of Cathay’s lounges. The Bangkok lounge is very similar in style to Cathay’s main lounges in Hong Kong, as well as those in London, Singapore and Manila. Unlike Hong Kong or Heathrow, Bangkok doesn’t have separate lounges for Business and First, but aesthetically, the space feels like that of a nice hotel bar or lounge.

Cathay Pacific Lounge Bangkok

There are plenty of different spaces to grab a seat, as well as ample charging sockets (which extend out from the side tables). My favourite seats are those in front of the floor to ceiling windows. Here you’ll get a great view of the airport, and if you enjoy a bit of planespotting, it’s a nice place to be.

Cathay Pacific Lounge Bangkok

Food and Drinks at the Cathay Pacific Lounge Bangkok

As is the case at most of Cathay Pacific’s lounges, you’ll the Noodle Bar. It’s a simple, but really good concept. You can choose the items you’d like from the menu and you’re then given a buzzer. When your meal is ready it’ll start flashing and you can pick it up. This time, I was visiting during the morning, so was able to choose from the breakfast menu.

Cathay Pacific Lounge Bangkok

While the menu isn’t hugely extensive, I’ve always found what is available to be of good quality. On this ocassion, I tried out the ‘American Breakfast’.

Additionally, there is a self-service area. This doesn’t have a huge range of options, but did have some cheeses, ham, yoghurts, breads and croissants.

Cathay Pacific Lounge Bangkok

There is also a staffed bar. Here you can choose from a number of different drinks, and Cathay’s signature cocktails are also available to order. This is one area where I have noticed some downgrades. When I first visited this lounge, perhaps five or six years ago (when it had only recently opened), champagne as well as some top quality wines were freely available.

Sadly, this is no longer the case. Today you’ll find a sparkling wine, as well as some perfectly drinkable, although not outstanding wines to choose from. Still, compared to many lounges, it’s really not a bad selection.


You’ll find no shortage of lounges in Bangkok. Having tried out the majority of them, the Cathay Pacific lounge Bangkok remains my favourite. The space benefits from a stylish and elegant design, whilst still feeling like a place where you can properly relax.

I really like the Noodle Bar, and the option of being able to choose made to order items. While the drinks on offer are somewhat less than they were a few years ago, Cathay Pacific have maintained a quality space, which still looks just as good as it did when it opened.