Qatar Airways uses the Apricot Lounge in Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) for its business class passengers, a nice independent lounge that partners with six airlines.
I liked the bright colors, natural light, and tarmac views of this lounge.
I also appreciated the wide selection of food and drink. There was something for everyone and the food appeared to be high-quality. Vietnamese is my favorite Asian food and the Phở soup looked very appetizing. Having said that, I was saving my appetite for Qatar’s onboard a la carte menu.
Outlets were available around the lounge and the lounge never got too crowded. A business center provided to desktop computers.
A single massage chair was also available:
There was one annoying thing though: the TVs were blaring. I was trying to work and this movie was playing about a man whose wife and son were kidnapped by a Somali and left to die on a deserted island. It was an extremely gruesome movie and I could not help but to be constantly distracted by it. I wish lounges would always keep TVs silenced…
I liked this lounge a lot. Other than the blaring TV, it was a pleasant place for my 2.5 hour layover.