The Lounge Located in terminal 1 of Sydney International Airport, the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge is located right beside the Air New Zealand Lounge. To get to the lounge, turn right and walk towards gate 59 after the customs check where the lounge is located on the mezzanine level above the departure gates.
My first impression of the lounge is the batik designed frames at the entrance, before being greeted by a not-so-friendly staff at the front desk. Upon entering, the Business Class lounge is to the left and while the First Class lounge is to the right.
The space at the SilverKris Lounge is not particularly big, neither does it give the spacious vibe as compared to the Air New Zealand Lounge next door.
The living room area is pretty open concept in terms of the seating layout, and the best bets for me are the individual leather seat pods ideal for solo business traveller to catch up on some work.
I took a seat by the window with a runway view and good dose of natural light. My only gripe is that it was also slightly awkward that other travellers are somewhat facing towards the same direction.
Shower wise, I took a glimpse of the shower cubicle and wasn’t impressed. There is only one shower cubicle in the male toilet, and it wasn’t inviting for me to take a shower.
Who Can Access: You can access this lounge if you are flying First Class or Business Class on Singapore Airlines or other Star Alliance carriers, Star Alliance Gold Members, and this include travellers in transit.
The Food Although the buffet spread is not that extensive, it makes up for quality. I like the selection of local Singaporean dishes like curry chicken which remind me of home. Otherwise, other dishes like the pasta and meats work pretty well too.
Desserts include the likes of an assortment of cheese selection.
Beverage wise, there is a good range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options including Aubert et Fils Brut Champagne.
During my visit, one of the staff also doubled up as a barista and prepared my coffee. The coffee here uses beans from Sydney based Double Roasters, and it is a very decent cup of coffee from an airport lounge.
Rants The lounge can get busy really quick and it doesn’t help that the design is quite open. There is not much privacy space if that is something you value, unless you managed to snag one of those cosy pods.
Overall Experience Visit the SilverKris Lounge for its food, but hope to the Air New Zealand Lounge for a more relaxed lounge vibe, better shower facilities and beverage options.
Ranted by The Ranter