Review: THAI Royal Silk Lounge, NAIA T1 Manila (MNL)

Originally posted: November 7, 2014

Location: Terminal 1, Right-hand side at the far end of the Duty Free Shopping Area
Access: Passengers travelling in business class on Thai Airways; passengers travelling in business/first class on a Star Alliance flight; Star Alliance gold and Royal Orchid Plus status members travelling in economy class
Opening hours: Daily from 11am to 7pm

*This lounge has been renovated in early 2018 so all the photos I have here are pre-renovation.

Lounge Entrance

Thai Royal Silk Lounge Manila, entrance


The buffet area is located behind the reception and offers a good selection of food although it is definitely sub-par compared to the offerings of the Thai Royal Silk lounges in Bangkok I have previously visited.


With very limited space, this lounge could be very crowded during peak hours.


Having visited the Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge before coming here, I was sort of disappointed to see that the lounge was too small. The food offering on the buffet looked okay but definitely not in par with the Silver Kris Lounge. This is a very basic lounge and I was really glad I had the Star Alliance gold status otherwise I would have been stucked here and not see the much impressive Silver Kris lounge on the other side of the terminal. Of course, the staff were very friendly and if you simply need a place to have a light meal and check your emails, this lounge is just fine.

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