Review: Miracle Business Class Lounge Concourse G Bangkok

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Bangkok Airport has a series of contract lounges which were formerly known as the Louis Tavern Lounges and have been renamed the Miracle Lounges, either first class or business class. There is pretty much one of each in every concourse at Bangkok and the one I visited was in concourse G.

Here’s how you can access this lounge:

  • By membership of a lounge program (Priority Pass, Diner’s Club, etc)
  • Business Class or first class ticket of an airline that sends its passengers to this lounge
  • Economy/Premium Economy Passengers with Elite status of an Airline that sends its passengers to this lounge
  • Pay  ~USD$30 for access

In my case, I was traveling on Malaysia Airlines, who sends its business class and OneWorld emerald/sapphire members to this lounge. If you are accessing from an airline, you’ll get a pass from them that looks like this:

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lounge pass

Now, even though the paper says “Louis Tavern” on it, you are still looking for a Miracle lounge. Recall as I had mentioned earlier, the Louis Tavern lounges rebranded to the Miracle Lounge. Another note, unless otherwise specified, this paper grants you access to the Miracle *business class* lounges, not their *first class* lounges.

Anyways lets onto this lounge now. I was coming from the Cathay Pacific Lounge, so I was just looking for the Miracle Lounge closest to me. In this case, it was the concourse G lounge.

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Miracle Lounge Entrance

Once you enter, the lounge agents greet you, collects the lounge pass you were given, or membership card if you are using priority pass, etc and welcomes you into the lounge.

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entrance

The lounge opens up into a vast space, and pretty much the entire lounge is along this long walkway.

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path

To the left you’ll find lots of seats with tables in between. None of these seats had any power ports which was a bit unfortunate.

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seats
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seats and tables

Along the sides facing the landside of the airport, you had tables with chairs.

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tables
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tables

 

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More seats

Basically I looked around at a variety of seats in this section and bad luck with finding any power ports.

Back by the entrance, where the dividers were I picked a seat behind the divider and it was a little bit separated and private from the rest of the lounge.

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My seat

Now let’s check out the buffer which was in a pretty central location compared to the rest of the lounge. Most of the food items were on a central island so here is everything they had.

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buffet
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savory pastries
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Chicken Cream Soup
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Fried rice with egg
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Green Chicken Curry and rice
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vegetables and dressings
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vegetables
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watermelon

 

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pineapple and sandwiches
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pastries
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muffins

On a bunch of tables along the sides, they had a variety of drinks.

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soft drinks, water, juices, beer

 

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more savory pastries
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Hokkien Noodles with Chicken
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Vegetable Clear Soup
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Chocolate milk
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juices
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cereal and bread & toaster

 

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glasses

Oh boy I always get a bit sad when I see instant noodles in a lounge.

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Instant noodles
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coffee machine
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water
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hard drinks

There was a good variety of drinks for the most part and food as well, but they weren’t of especially high quality. The only food that was actually decent was the green curry. Otherwise, I didn’t feel like going back for seconds of anything else and I would have for the green curry, but I wanted to save space for the on-board meal.

Now beyond the buffet here’s the rest of the lounge if we keep walking along that central walkway. Some of you may have noticed an escalator earlier leading up somewhere. That leads up to the “first class section” which you can access with priority pass. I didn’t have too much time so I was not going to visit it anyways.

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lounge

There was a business section which can be useful.

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business center

To the left you had bathrooms.

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bathroom

They were relatively clean too.

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bathroom
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toilets

I don’t recall seeing any showers here, though I seriously many would actively use the showers in this lounge in particular.

There was a newspaper rack with the daily newspaper.

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newspaper

The last room also had a good amount of seating.

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seats

You had some seats along a sort of island which I would’ve hoped had power ports maybe?

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seats

Nope. none.

The rest of these also didn’t really have any power ports.

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seats

Finally! I found a power port coming out of the ground. I know most of these lounges can’t really design a lounge and add power ports to the wall but I looked all over the ground throughout the lounge and found power ports very very very sporadically.

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power ports

 

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seats

Here’s one last look at the back room of this lounge. If I do have to give a compliment to the lounge, there was plenty of seating and so people were spread out all around not crowding any part of the lounge at all.

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back room seating

Overall, this is your standard contract lounge. It has all the basic needs, but nothing special. If an airline sends you to this lounge as a premium cabin customer or elite status flyer, you can come here, though I advise otherwise. Here is what I have for you:

If you are traveling on a star Alliance Airline and you are sent here, here’s 6 other lounges you can and should go to instead (in that order):

If you are traveling on a OneWorld Airline and you are sent here (like I was), here’s 2 other lounges you can and should go to instead (in that order):

If you are traveling on a SkyTeam Airline and you are sent here, here’s 2 other lounges you can and should go to instead (in that order):

  • China Airlines Dynasty Lounge
  • Air France/KLM Lounge

And lastly, if you are traveling on a non-alliance airline like Phillippine Airlines, I’m sorry you will only have the Miracle Lounges to choose from. However if you do have priority pass, you can use the Oman Air Lounge or the Air France lounge and I’d recommend those over this.

Basically, at the end of all this, use this lounge if you must, but not if you can use something else as I showed above. It’s not the worst lounge, but there are better lounges for sure.

 

 

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