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Malaysia Airlines has multiple lounges in their hub airport in Kuala Lumpur. The one I’ll be using is their Golden Lounge in the Satellite terminal. This lounge has two sections. There’s a Business Suite (formerly known as first class) section for business suite passengers and OneWorld Emerald members and the business class section which is where I would be visiting.
Here’s how you can access this lounge:
- Business Class and First Class passengers on Malaysia Airlines and other OneWorld airlines
- Business Class and First Class passengers on Biman Bangladesh Airlines, China Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, Oman Air, and Vietnam Airlines
- SkyTeam Elite Plus Passengers traveling on China Airlines, KLM, Korean Air and Vietnam Airlines in economy class (+1 guest)
- OneWorld Sapphire and Emerald members traveling on OneWorld airlines (+ 1 guest also traveling on a OneWorld Airline)
- Oman Air Sindbad Gold and Silver Members travelling in economy class on Oman Air
- Malaysia Airlines Blue and Silver tier passengers are able to purchase access
In my case, I was accessing it off a business class ticket with Malaysia Airlines. Once you have your boarding pass scanned, the business class section is to the left.
The first thing is there’s a long hallway leading into the main lounge area.
But to the left, before you reach the main lounge area, there’s a quiet room.
Over here was the bar where you could have drinks and get some work done along high seats on a table.
There were good views of the tarmac from the bar and you could see a fantastic thunderstorm coming in which we would be right in the middle of during our flight’s departure.
The bar itself was clean and it was staffed with an efficient bar tender.
And as I was saying, there was plenty of high seats to relax or get work done if needed.
Now if we keep walking forward, the hallway opens up into basically one humongous room with many different sections which makes the lounge.
To the left was a separated and more private seating area.
There were some great tarmac views here as well. I got to see a Saudia 787 as it was arriving.
But this section had many many rows of seats with dividers for privacy which I think was neat.
Each divided section had 4 seats.
On the table between each of these seats, there was a universal power port controlled by a switch, as is the case in Asian countries.
There were also a pair of USB ports which was a good thing to have as well.
Apart from the private and divider seats, there were also pairs of seats in a more open setting in this section if you wanted a more “open” area.
Now returning to the main part, in a pretty central area where you could stretch out along a long couch and chairs and eat or relax.
One thing to note is that this central couch area didn’t have any power ports.
To the right side of the lounge, you’ll see a dining area with blue and yellow chairs.
Most of the tables were tables for 4.
But there was one table of 7 in case of a larger party.
And then along the wall, there were tables for 2.
All these tables were set up for the noodle station right next to it.
And here is the noodle bar menu and wifi. I think it’s really neat for there to be a made to order noodle bar here.
Now going past the central couch, there was a lot more.
There were seats for even 5-6 people as well around a single table.
There was more seating along with some high top seating right behind that.
Now in towards the right is where all the other buffet items were.
There was a smaller stand were some cold items were, and then this area had all the hot items.
Let’s check out the small buffet stand first.
Along with some sweets, there were some chilled salads and pasta along with some dressings.
And then some fruits.
And now let’s check out the hot food items there were.
There was also a coffee machine where you could have a variety of caffeine drinks.
On another counter behind the central food counter, there was some more stuff.
There was a fridge with just coke.
And then another fridge with drinks, some soda, and then more drinks.
I was mostly happy with the food selection. There was a lot of dishes, some were repeated but there was a lot. There was a good variety of cold dishes from pastas to fruits, a decent amount of dessert foods, a made to order noodle bar, etc. My only problem is how spread out and randomly apart the food is. I can appreciate the food not all being in one area due to crowding, but I think centralizing the food a little bit more would definitely go a long way.
On the other side of all the food, there was some more high top seating.
Then there was some more seating for 4 around a table again.
The seats along walls each had power ports which was good to see.
Towards the back of the lounge, you had another large open seating area. I’m not sure why anyone would actively choose these seats over the many other seating options there were.
Behind these seats was a family area.
I guess if you had little kids you could use these but honestly I could see people traveling in a group also just using this area as a private area as well.
And here’s looking from the back to the front of the lounge.
And then looking down at the divider seating area.
Lastly, at the very back even beyond the family rooms there were two more important features.
First was a napping room.
I think they definitely could do with a little bit more privacy especially if you are traveling alone but it’s still a great feature to have.
Each bed also had a side table with a boarding pass/passport holder and power port. As nice as that is, with a nap area as open as this one was, no way I’d leave such important travel documents in the open.
The bathrooms were the furthest back part of this lounge and they were relatively clean and nice.
Overall, I was happy with this lounge. It’s big, it’s spacious, there’s definitely no shortage of seating. While the lounge definitely had a lot of people in it since this is Malaysia Airline’s hub lounge, it never felt crowded because of how big and spacious the lounge is. There’s a variety of seating options depending on whether you are trying to work, relax, eat, or hang around. There was a good amount of power ports throughout the lounge at various seats, there was plenty of food and a decent variety too. So overall, I was happy and would definitely have no problems spending a long time here.