Review: Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Concourse E Bangkok

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This is the first of 4 Thai lounges I will be having a look at in Bangkok. All the lounges in Bangkok are one floor down from the main departure level and all are on the same level as the gates.

The first lounge I visited on this trip is the one in concourse E.

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entrance

Upon having my boarding pass scanned, I entered the lounge. First thing I noted was how dated and crowded the lounge was. The crowding mainly because of how small the lounge is despite this being Thai Airways’ hub.

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seating

Walking from the entrance and looking left there leads to the bathroom and showers.

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path to bathrooms

More forward and to the left is a layer of more seating. It was also dated and showing signs of age.

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more seating

Here are some of those seats along that row. You can see the worn nature of that table and those seats.

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seats

And to the right from the entrance is more seating and the food area.

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More seating

The good thing is that there were power ports all around on the floor near the seats,

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seats

More seats were towards the end of the lounge.

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More seats

 

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seats

Finally there seemed to be some private rooms at the end of it all.

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More seats

And now lets look at the food.

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food

There was a good amount of different cool sandwiches.

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sandwiches

 

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sandwiches
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sandwiches

And then there were other food items.

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food
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food items

And then there is pudding

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pudding

And there were some hot items in a heat lamp area.

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hot food

There is a section with chilled non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks.

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drinks

Then there was a set-up with more hard alcohol and water.

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drinks’

Then there were juices and teas.

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More drinks

There were some hot items as well but all were being refilled while I was there. Overall I was happy with the variety of food, but the quality was not impressive. Each of those sandwiches did not look appetizing at all.

And of course, being that my next flight was to Mumbai, of course, there was an hour delay.

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Delay

But that’s pretty much all there was in the Concourse E lounge. I was not too impressed, but at the same time, it’s a convenient option for those departing out of the E gates. This lounge is not Thai’s flagship royal silk lounge but I still expected something better out of the hub lounge for an airline. Stay tuned for the rest of the report. Cheers!

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