Singapore Airlines Private Room Review

On a recent flight down to Australia for the F1 Grand Prix my wife and I got to experience the Singapore Airlines Private Room.

Singapore Airlines Private Room Review

Singapore Airlines Private Room Review

The Private room is only accessible to those flying on Singapore Airlines First Class or Suites and is accessed through the main SilverKris lounge.

Because of the access rules and the timing of our flight my wife and I were pretty much the only passengers using the room at the time of our flight (early morning).  This did make it feel pretty private and special. It’s not usually that busy anyway, so it’s a good space to go to and relax.

The Private Room itself is quite long and has the dining area just off to the left hand side. It feels pretty spacious as a lounge and is much lighter than many of the other Singapore Airlines lounges at Changi Airport which I find too dark in general.

Singapore Airlines Private Room Review - Overview
Singapore Airlines Private Room Review - Viewpoint
There’s a mix of seating, but mostly leather armchairs.  All of the seating areas have the usual power points and there’s WiFi throughout the lounge as you’d expect.
Singapore Airlines Private Room Review - Armchairs

Singapore Airlines Private Room Review - Charis

You’ll also find a good selection of newspapers and magazines (but I didn’t think it was too different to the Silver Kris lounges).  There’s also a few large screen TVs around the lounge showing the news:

Singapore Airlines Private Room Review - Newspapers and Magazines

Singapore Airlines Private Room Review - TVs

Towards the end of the lounge you’ll find a small working area including a couple of computers that you could use should have forgotten yours.

Singapore Airlines Private Room - Office Areaa

There’s also a generously sized changing room if you happened to be treating your baby to a First Class trip!  I’ll be trying this at Christmas hopefully.

Singapore Airlines Private Room - Changing Room

Something that is particularly useful are the quiet rooms that are available.  Both my wife and I had some calls to make before our flight and these were handy to keep the privacy required for a work call, as there is nothing worse than sitting in a lounge and hearing all about someone else’s department numbers!

Singapore Airlines Private Room - Quiet Room

The Dining Area in the Singapore Airlines Private Room

The main feature of the Private Room for me is the Dining Area.  It looks classy, it feels swish and the staff provide the service that you’d expect for a First Class passenger.

Singapore Airlines Private Room - Dining Room

Singapore Airlines Private Room - Dining Area

Singapore Airlines Private Room - Dining Chairs

We were flying in the morning so the breakfast menu was on offer, this is what we could have:

Singapore Airlines Private Room - Menu

It’s a pretty good selection and I opted for the waffles with my wife going for an omelette:

Singapore Airlines Private Room Review - Meal

Singapore Airlines Private Room Review - Meal

The dining area also comes with a small buffet which isn’t as extensive as the ones you find in the other SilverKris lounges, the main draw being the table service.

Singapore Airlines Private Room Review - Buffet

Singapore Airlines Private Room Review - Buffet

I also opted for a cappuccino and could have gone for a glass of champagne or a cocktail, but seeing as I was about to go on a First Class flight I opted to go for that on-board (more on that later).

Your find towards the entrance of the lounge the washroom which has a generous set of amenities and some decent showers, but the nicest thing being that you’re never going to have trouble with getting access as I said the lounge is quiet.

Singapore Airlines Private Room - Washroom

Singapore Airlines Private Room - Bathroom

 Final Thoughts on the Singapore Airlines Private Room

Overall I like this lounge a lot better than any of the other Singapore Airlines lounge offerings in Changi Airport (and abroad), which I guess is what I would expect as it comes with exclusivity.

However having been in a few other First Class lounges I get the feeling that Singapore Airlines could have done a bit better.  The British Airways Concorde room feels more upmarket than the Private Room, and has more elegance.

Have you been to the Private Room?  What did you think?