November 24, 2016

Review: THAI Royal Silk Lounge, Concourse C West, Bangkok Airport (BKK)

Trip to Guangzhou in Turkish Airlines Business Class & Guangzhou to Mumbai in Qatar Airways & Etihad A380 First Class

A few months ago, I came across some tips on Flyertalk about a cheap business class fare from Vilnius to Toronto on Turkish Airlines and since I wanted to earn Elite status in the airlines' Miles & Smiles program by the end of this year, I did not hesitate and booked the flight. Unfortunately, a schedule change forced me to cancel the flight and look for another option. I had some miles left on my American Airlines Advantage account so I thought I could redeem them flying from Guangzhou to Mumbai in first class. Flying from Mumbai to Bangkok was easy since Air India flies direct between these two cities. After thoroughly planning the trip, I ended up buying an open jaw ticket in Turkish Airlines business class, from Stockholm to Guangzhou and back from Bangkok to Stockholm. It actually turned out perfectly well as I was able to fly Qatar Airways A380 first class from Guangzhou to Doha and then to Abu Dhabi. In Abu Dhabi, I was able to visit the newly opened Etihad First Class Lounge & Spa and from Abu Dhabi, I flew on Etihad's A380 to Mumbai. It was 8 flights in 6 days which was really tiring but who cares when you're flying in first and business class 😉



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THAI Royal Silk Lounge Concourse C West entrance

Date of visit: November 5, 2016

Location: Concourse C Level 3 by gate C2
Access: Royal First Class passengers departing the same day on TG operating flight, one guest departing same day on any Star Alliance operating flight allowed; First Class passengers departing same day on any Star Alliance operating flight plus one guest; Royal Orchid Plus Platinum card holder departing same day on TG operating international flights plus one guest
Opening hours: Daily, 5am to 2am

Lounge Reception

Royal Silk Lounge Concourse C West reception

Seating

Lounge seating with coffee tables near the internet corner

Lounge seating

Lounge seating

Lounge seating

Lounge seating near the two private rooms

Dining

Buffet area

Buffet area

 Spaghetti with tomato sauce

Pad Thai (stir fried wheat noodles with shrimp)

Siopao or steamed buns (shrimp, beef, etc.)

Desserts, Khao Tom Mad, samosa, quiche

Coffee and tea

Drinks selection includes sofdrinks, juices, and alcoholic drinks.

Work & Entertainment

Internet corner with 4 PCs

Magazines and newspapers

Phone corner

Complimentary wifi connection. 

There are also TV screens.

Slumber Rooms

One of 6 slumber rooms

Another slumber room

Toilet & Shower room

Gentlemen's toilet

Shower room

One of two shower rooms

CONCLUSION

This lounge is actually the same size as the other Royal Silk Lounge by gate C1 although it has lesser seating capacity since they have 6 slumber rooms here instead. I thought the food selection was very good specially the Pad Thai and the steamed buns 😋😋 Since I was not able to sleep much on my flight from Mumbai, I chose to stay in this lounge to take advantage of one of their slumber rooms. Unfortunately, the staff room is located near the slumber rooms so it could be a bit noisy with the staff talking to each other 😉 Wifi was also complimentary and pretty fast. There's also two shower rooms and an accessible toilet. Overall, this is a very nice lounge with good food and drinks selection, complimentary wifi and slumber rooms in case you need one 😉


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