Review: Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Concourse D Bangkok

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So even though this is the first of lounges on the list for review when coming back to BKK, it’s actually the third lounge I visited.

The Thai Lounge in concourse D is their flagship business class lounge and also concourse D is where Thai’s Royal First Class Lounge is which is for Thai and other Star Alliance First class flyers as well as Royal Orchid Platinum members. But we’ll save that review for another day.

Anyways after going down a level from the main departure level, you’ll see the sign below and know that you are at the right place. Alternately, if you are originating in BKK, then the check-in and security for Royal Silk Passengers should drop you off right at the entrance to the lounge. However, that entrance is on the other end of the lounge and different from this one.

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Entrance

This is assuming you enter the lounge from the side in the terminal and not the one past security.

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entrance

Upon entering the lounge, you will pass along the walkway which has a conference room in it.

Past that there is A LOT of seating. Like a lot.

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seats

These are what pretty much all the seats look like.

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seats

As you can see there are power ports on the floor around the seats.

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power ports

If you walk a little forward there is a food section with pretty much the same food seen in the Concourse E Lounge.

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food
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food
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food
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food

And then some drinks as well.

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drinks
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water

Don’t worry that’s not all their food but let’s check out the rest.

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coffee
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tea
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hot water
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ice

Beyond this small food area, there was a lot more seating again. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many seats spread out over such a large area ever in a business class lounge before.

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seats

One problem was that there didn’t seem to be too many power ports in this area with large amounts of seating.

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seats

There was a magazine rack lined up along the wall as well.

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magazines

And if you didn’t guess it before, you could guess what’s next: more seats! Yup! This lounge is essentially one very very long corridor with seats along the entire corridor and food off to the sides with some other features as well which we’ll continue to see.

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More seats
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More seats

As you walk down the corridor, to the left you’ll see that there is this room and it’s essentially an office room.

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office room

Each station had HP computers and printers which is pretty cool.

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computers

There was also this small seating area which I found to be fairly private.

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seats

And more seats continue as you walk further down the lounge.

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seats

Now we come to where all the food is kept.

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food
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food

I would have taken pictures of the food but it’s exactly and I mean exactly the same as what you’d find in the Concourse E lounge so there was nothing different with that respect.

Anyways, in the picture below you can see how much further the corridor goes down.

There were seats facing the window and this window was facing the main terminal where lots of people were walking but there is a lot of natural light entering the lounge from there which is neat.

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Seats

And looking at these seats, they did not appear to have power ports on them which is a shame. Especially for a flagship lounge.

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Seats

Walking further down looking to the right will lead you up this path which takes you to the bathroom and showering areas.

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bathroom

Towards the far end of the lounge near the security checkpoint entrance, there was another juice and snack stand.

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snack

Then there are some more seats towards the end of the lounge

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seats

And this is the far end of the lounge near the security entrance. You can see the service desk and a set of escalators lead down to these desks to have boarding pass checked.

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entrance other end

And lastly, some more seating facing the terminal on the far end of the lounge.

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More seats

Overall, count me not too impressed. It definitely is not a dysfunctional or useless lounge at all. The wifi was fast and there was a variety of food options and showers and lot’s of seats, but that’s the highlights. The quality of the food and drinks across this lounge was mediocre, the lounge was pretty crowded across the board, power ports were often times hard to find, and the lounge felt a bit worn. Given that this is TG’s flagship business class lounge in their main hub, it sucks that this is their best offering. Considering that I’ve really had great experiences on their onboard product with the A350 and the 747 in first-class seats, it really is unfortunate to see that this is their best foot. Overall, there are some decent aspects, but some major letdowns to this lounge.

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