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REVIEW – Thai Airways : Royal First Lounge, Bangkok

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Thai Airways (TG)

  • Location: Bangkok (BKK)
  • Class: First
  • Access:
    • First Class Star Alliance passengers.
    • Top tier, Thai Royal Orchid Plus Platinum card holders
  • Date: May 2015


We were met at the gate by a Thai Airways agent, bearing a sign with our names on it. We did not get a buggy this time, instead we were walked to the lounge. Kamara had really been looking forward to a buggy ride through the airport but I assured her there was a good chance we’d get the buggy from the lounge to the plane.

TG First class transfer service
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The entrance to the Royal First Lounge.
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We were escorted from the reception area to the main lounge, where I requested one of the private rooms. The main lounge is a sprawling mass of chairs, similar to countless other business class lounges in the world. I’ve never really understood the obsession with this place.
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Trinkets and ornaments in the hallway, on the way to the main lounge
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Our private lounge offered a decent amount of privacy and managed to incorporate a dining area, lounge and workstation into quite a compact space
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As soon as we sat down a server appeared offering us an iPad menu, this contained numerous pages of Western and Thai food options
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I ordered grilled pork with chilli sauce and sticky rice. This was washed down with a perfect macchiato and a glass of what tasted like Moet.
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This was absolutely fantastic. Simple but oh so effective.
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After my light brunch I made my way to the Spa, where I had booked myself in for a complimentary 1hr massage. I was offered a ginger and lemongrass tea as well as a thick, hot towel; I was then given a health waiver to sign. You know, in case the massage was so intense that I suffered an attack of some sort.
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The private spa treatment room came with a separate changing room. This featured L’Occitane amenities.

The massage was much better this time than on my last visit to the lounge. Last time I was literally shivering from how cold the aircon was and nothing could be done to fix it. This time I got a perfectly decent massage and left relaxed and ready for my flight.
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After the massage I headed back to the Lounge to meet Kamara and get our things ready for the flight home in First on the newly refurbished 747.

Of course, I couldn’t resist having another macchiato and another glass of champagne.
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