Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Airport

Introduction: 5 Stars ForEVA
Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Airport
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Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Taipei Airport
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My flight was leaving Hong Kong Airport at 1:35 PM, so I initially figured I’d get to the airport at around 12 PM. However, in the morning I found myself unproductive and needing a change of atmosphere, and I figured the SilverKris lounge would be crowded by 12 PM in anticipation of the Singapore Airlines flight departing around that time. Wanting to check the lounge out (since I haven’t reviewed the SilverKris lounge since 2015), I made my way to the airport at 9:30 AM, where I made a beeline to the SilverKris lounge.

You have access to the SilverKris lounge if you’re a Star Alliance Gold member on a Star Alliance ticket, or if you’re a premium passenger on a Star Alliance airline. In this case I was travelling on EVA Air in business class, so my mobile boarding pass granted me lounge access without issue. The SilverKris lounge is located across gate 15, a short walk from immigration.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Entrance

I made my way into a hallway leading to both the business class and first class lounges.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Entrance Hallway

In the middle of the hallway was a meeting room of sorts. I’ve been to the lounge a couple of times, and I’ve never seen it occupied (but then again, I don’t exactly see why you’d spend time here, since there’s a ton of foot traffic).

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Meeting Room

Singapore Airlines renovated their lounge at around the same time as I started writing (5 years ago – WOW). I first visited the lounge shortly after it opened, and the finishes are gorgeous.

The lounge is a decent size, though its awkward location deprives it of natural light.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong

I’m a big fan of Singapore Airlines’ muted colour tones in their new lounges, though they don’t bode well with the absence of sunlight or tarmac views. Regardless, I love what the airline did with the space they had.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong

By the entrance was a dining area, with more restaurant-style seating, including benches and square tables.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Dining Area

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Dining Area

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Dining Area

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Dining Area

Past the dining area were a couple of comfortable high-backed chairs.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong High Chairs

Next throughout the lounge was a seating area, which featured standard lounge seating, with armchairs facing one another. I loved the hints of red that permeated throughout the earthy grey colour tones, and also liked the partitions that provided a sense of privacy.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Seating Area

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Seating Area

Past the seating area were 16 work cubicles.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Seating Area

These cubicles were stocked with power and a reading light. I perched myself in one of the cubicles, which acted as a good place to work watch YouTube videos for a couple of hours.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Cubicle

There was also bar seating, also stocked with power. I appreciated that USB ports were provided alongside the standard 110V power ports – however, they were Hong Kong/Singapore-style power ports and not universal, which others may find irritating.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Bar Seating

If anyone wonders why Singapore Airlines is losing so much money, it’s probably because of the fancy clocks that they’re installing throughout these lounges. 😉

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Fancy Cock

At the very end of the lounge was a sofa, though it was occupied by a family, so I didn’t take pictures.

Overall the lounge is in line with Singapore Airlines’ latest lounges, and reminded me of their similarly gorgeous lounge in Bangkok. I didn’t enjoy the lack of natural light, but otherwise I honestly could’ve hung out in that environment for hours.

WiFi performed quite well, at around 26 Mbps both up and down.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong WiFi Performance

I also visited the food spread, since I hadn’t had any breakfast prior. Singapore Airlines’ Hong Kong lounge food spread features a small variety of hot items, including dim sum and a few Western options.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Food Spread Hot Options

I loved the display of their “homemade” douhua, and enjoyed that it came with a variety of condiments. The douhua was smooth and silky but otherwise nothing to write home about – the curd itself had no flavour.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Homemade Tofu

Alongside these hot options were a variety of cold options as well.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Food Spread Cold Options

Then there were also some juices for selection (neither the orange or the apple juice appeared to be fresh, unfortunately).

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Drinks Spread

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Drinks Spread

One thing specific to SilverKris lounges is the bar, which I rank as one of the top 10 things I look for in an airline lounge.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Bar

The bar itself was a good size and featured good seating (though I brought my drink back to my cubicle).

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Bar

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Bar Seating

There was a sizeable drink list, though I can’t say I was spoilt for choice.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Bar Menu

I ended up having some douhua with my Singapore Sling, which had a few more ingredients than advertised. Normally I use three shots of espresso as my daily morning kick – I’m not sure if I prefer the gin, brandy and soda water concoction to that, but hey, I’m not complaining. 🙂

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Tofu and Singapore Sling

One really annoying thing about my stay at the lounge (which I can’t exactly complain about) is that the toilets were closed.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Toilets Under Renovation

The shower attendants chose not to let guests use the shower rooms as normal bathrooms, though despite not being in need of a shower, I requested specifically to check out one of the shower rooms. That request was granted by the friendly shower attendant and the slightly less friendly front desk attendant.

I can’t speak for the quality of the toiletries or the water pressure, though I found the shower room to be spacious and quite well laid-out.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Shower Room

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Shower Room

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong Shower Room

Since I was so early I had a meal and got some work done, though I don’t function well under natural light. So I  moved to the United Club, which was closer to my gate. I’ve reviewed the lounge before, so won’t do so again.

Bottom Line: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong

Hong Kong Airport is a melting point for oneworld lounges. Cathay Pacific has a multitude of beautiful lounges (my favourite being The Pier, though I won’t be able to check out The Deck until this summer), and Qantas has a great lounge here as well. Unfortunately the Star Alliance lounge options are a little bit wanting.

I was lucky to visit the Singapore Airlines lounge outside of a Singapore Airlines flight departure. There are Singapore Airlines flights out of Hong Kong at around 8 AM, 9 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM, 7 PM and 8 PM, and there’s a 12 AM flight to San Francisco as well. The lounge also gets quite crowded prior to the 11 PM Lufthansa and Swiss departures to Munich, Frankfurt, and Zurich, as all three airlines depart around the same time, have premium-heavy configurations, and use the Singapore Airlines lounge. So you can expect the lounge to be as quiet as photographed at around 9:30-11 AM, around 12:30-1 PM, and 3:30-6 PM. Around those times I’d rank Singapore Airlines as the best of the three Star Alliance lounges at this airport (the others being the United Club and the Thai Airways lounge).

Outside of the times I’ve mentioned above, I prefer the United Club, as it’s consistently quiet and more spacious. However, the Singapore Airlines lounge is definitely a good effort on Singapore Airlines’ part.

What’s your favourite Star Alliance lounge at Hong Kong Airport?

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