I originally wrote this review early last year after and I went back this week for another trip on Cathay Pacific business class to Hong Kong (a review of the product in the air will be coming soon).
Things have changed since my last review and I thought it would be worth updating this review of the Skyview Lounge at Changi Airport.
I was informed earlier in the year and signage around the lounge state that a new lounge will be opening to replace the Skyview lounge, which we can look forward too.
The lounge is a 3rd party by Dnata and is available not only to those flying with Cathay but a number of different airlines including the following:
- Air China
- Air Mauritius
- Bangkok Airways
- China Airlines
- AirAsia (Red Carpet)
As you can see from the photos below the lounge is slowly accepting less and less. Unfortunately they did revoke the access for the ANZ Travel Visa Credit Card here in Singapore (but I know some Australian ANZ cardholders still get access).
In terms of location the lounge is located in Terminal 1 Departures, near the “D” gates on Level 2.
The lounge itself is on Level 2 and is divided into two parts. Firstly the main entrance floor is where you come in up the escalator, the staff take a look at your boarding pass, and/or lounge invitation card.
The seating has changed since my last visit, gone a the bright red chairs and in come these swish grey versions. There also appear to be more power outlets which is great for those that want to charge or catch up on some work.
The bar and food area has also seen a change with some nice new vibrant coloured seating. The food offering was pretty decent too with some nice rice, chicken and some tikka pies.
The lounge is just above the main departure area, so you can see and hear the rest of the airport buzz. However there is a quieter area upstairs that you can use too.
The effect of this is that it’s not as quiet as some other lounges you may go to. But on the positive side there are some decent views of the tarmac and gates if you like having a look at the aircraft.
If you do want to get away from the hustle and bustle, you can go up a few steps to what seems to be hidden – just follow the signs!
It has a a good seating area with some more private than others. In addition there is a very secluded area that many were using for a snooze – this is my older photo but it appeared to be closed when I visited this last time.
Food and Drinks
The food in the lounge is pretty good with a selection of Asian and western foods – both hot and cold.
If you like instant noodles then you’ll find a good selection here. The Skyview lounge also comes with a good selection of drinks as well – which is great if you are here under a lounge card rather than an airline card as it has free drinks.
The lounge used to feature an office area with some quite dated computers. These seem to have gone, and made way for the improved seating.
I also noticed that the TV’s in the lounge have also gone. I’m assuming they’ve be taken to the new lounge which is due to open.
You’ll still find the selection of magazines available in the lounge.
Overall this lounge is the best for those with lounge passes, but if I were flying Oneworld then I would personally visit the Qantas lounge which is also in Terminal 1 as I think it is much better than this one -as it includes live cooking, decent cocktails and a nicer environment. However with that being said the Skyview lounge at Changi Airport has offered some decent peace and quiet every time that I have visited it.
If you make a visit let me know what you think, leave a comment below.