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Concordia lounge Bali -main room

Concordia lounge Bali -main room

  • Class: Third Party
  • Access:
    • Priority Pass (and various other credit cards)
    • Paid access £9
  • Date visited: December 2018


Intro


Our domestic flight from Bali to Komodo was on a plane featuring only Economy Class but thankfully we were able to access the Concordia lounge for free, thanks to the Priority Pass that comes with my UK Amex Platinum card.

I had previously enjoyed a visit to the Garuda Indonesia lounge in this domestic terminal but I had a pretty terrible experience in a third party lounge in the international terminal. So overall my expectations going into this visit were relatively low…

 


The Lounge


Stepping into the lounge I was very positively surprised. The design was fresh and modern with lots of cool artwork and recessed lighting. 

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Concordia lounge Bali – main room.

The main room featured a decent amount of lounge style seating as well as being home to a very extensive buffet.

The buffet selection was legitimately better than most airlines’ own lounges, Garuda Indonesia included! I was particularly happy to see loads of fresh fruit and vegetables in addition to myriad local specialities.

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The buffet was so extensive that it actually continued into a second room, featuring even more Indonesian favourites.

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This second room had the feel of a food court in an Asian shopping mall with plenty of seating options: communal tables, bar stools, couples tables and even dining booths.

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At the far end of the room was a family area with more casual seating as well as a foosball table and a freeplay candy cabinet featuring the all time classic: Metal Slug!

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Finally, in case all of this wasn’t enough to keep us entertained, there was also an open plan massage spa, right by the coffee machine. Treatments were priced at a level that quite frankly makes no financial sense (much like the paid entry option to the lounge). £7 for a 1 hour back massage at an airport? Incredible!

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Conclusion


This lounge was legitimately great. A ton of seating options, decent wifi, a superb selection of authentic Indonesian food and they even had Metal Slug to play on.

Far better than most airline Business Class lounges.


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Part 2:
Cathay Pacific : First Class – B77W – Milan (MXP) to Hong Kong (HKG)
Part 3:
Cathay Pacific : The Pier Business Class Lounge – Hong Kong (HKG)
Part 4:
Park Hyatt Shanghai : Park Suite
Part 5:
Singapore Airlines : NEW First Class Suites – A380 – Shanghai (PVG) to Singapore (SIN)
Part 6:
Four Seasons Singapore : Executive Suite
Part 6:
Singapore Airlines : Business Class – A330 – Singapore (SIN) to Bali (DPS)
Part 7:
Concordia Lounge – Bali (DPS)
Part 8:
Plataran Komodo : Duplex Pool Villa
Part 9:
Garuda Indonesia : Business Class Lounge – Jakarta (CGK)
Part 10:
JAL : Business Class – Jakarta (CGK) to Tokyo (NRT)
Part 11:
Park Hyatt Tokyo : Park Suite (NYE stay)
Part 12:
Conrad Tokyo : Two Bayview Suites & Corner Bayview Suite
Part 13:
JAL : Business Class – Jakarta (CGK) to Tokyo (NRT)

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