On a recent flight down to Australia for the F1 Grand Prix my wife and I got to experience the Singapore Airlines Private Room.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
We were flying in the morning so the breakfast menu was on offer, this is what we could have:
It’s a pretty good selection and I opted for the waffles with my wife going for an omelette:
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.
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.
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?