The Golden Lounge, operated by Malaysia Airlines, is the most magnificent and luxurious lounge in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. This lounge is divided into a first class lounge and a business class lounge, and this time I will introduce you to the first class lounge.
I think this lounge has the power to make all of great interior, good food and good service. I will introduce the wonderful lounge to you using photos and Review.
The lounge is located in a satellite of Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 1 (KLIA 1). Just above the shuttle station that connects the terminals, you can find the luxury lounge entrance. This lounge was renovated and reopened in March 2018.
There is a reception inside the entrance. There is a first class lounge to the right of the reception and a business class lounge to the left, where passengers are distinguished to the right or left.
Malaysia Airlines first class (Business First) passengers and Oneworld Emerald status holders are guided to the right first class lounge at the reception.
There is a gorgeous entrance hall after the reception, and if you go to the back, there is a lounge living room, and if you go to the right, there is a restaurant dedicated to the first class lounge. The black glow on the floor of this area made me feel very elegant!
Quiet, premium living room
The living room is one large space with two floors. In the high floor area there is a buffet counter and dining area, and in the low floor area there are individual sofas. These interiors are special designs that are not flashy but calm and I love them!
I visited this lounge around 1 PM and it was very quiet as there was almost no one there.
When I looked at the buffet counter, there was a salad bar, ham, pasta, and several kinds of bread and soup. But these are fewer varieties than I thought, which I found very surprising.
Why are there so few kinds of buffet here? That’s because this lounge has a restaurant where you can eat authentic course meals. If you want to have a real meal in this lounge, you should go to a restaurant instead of here.
Full course meal at the restaurant
This restaurant in GOLDEN LOUNGE FIRST is a bright place with natural light coming from a large window. There are 10 dining tables and paintings on the walls. Just like the living room, this restaurant is a nice, quiet space!
The restaurant’s menu includes appetizers, main dishes, and desserts, each offering several types of dishes. And in this restaurant, you can drink alcohol such as champagne, wine and beer. There is no list of alcoholic beverages on the menu, but if you tell the garçon what you want, they can bring you any drink (But there is a limit to this kind.).
I don’t know any other restaurant in the lounge with such a large menu. These menus are all free, so you should be careful not to eat or drink too much.
I visited at lunchtime and ordered a total of 4 dishes including appetizer, soup, main dish and dessert. All the dishes were of high quality and carefully prepared, and I felt very happy.
Nap room, shower, and toilet
In addition, this lounge has a nap room. This place is located at the very back of the lounge, with separate rooms for men and women. But it’s not a private room with a door, so if you use it, your privacy may not be protected.
In addition, there are toilets and showers in this lounge, and its entrance is in the entrance hall. The shower room is clean and has a large space, but the design of the door of this shower room has a gap so that people walking in the hallway can hear the sound of people using the shower!
Also, the toilet in the same area as the shower room has a washstand and is easy to use. However, this door is the same design as the shower room, so if a person walking in the corridor carefully looks at the door, the inside of the door can be seen through! I think this is very unfortunate.
- Interior & Seat：★★★★★★★★★
- Equipment & Service：★★★★★★★★★
- Total score：90 / 100
The interior of this lounge, the food, the service, all of which I think are wonderful. This lounge is definitely one of the top groups in the world airport lounges I’ve visited.
If you have Oneworld Emerald status, I recommend you to plan a trip that includes a stay at Kuala Lumpur International Airport to use this lounge.