My credit cards give me a membership in the Priority Pass program which allows me to use lounges all over the world. But Don Muang International in Bangkok, the discounter hub is not where you’d expect to find one. We were surprisingly impressed.
Airside – Departures, 3rd Floor, turn right after Security Checks, proceed to Gate 51. The lounge is located on the right. Priority Pass, Dragon Pass, and a few others offer entry into the lounge including Lounge Buddy for a cost of $38.
The Best Lounge Internet I have Ever Seen
It’s rare that I find any level of internet speed above, serviceable. In many instances, I use my phone’s LTE connection to deliver faster service than those available in clubs and lounges all over the world. Imagine my shock and amazement to find that the lounge had unbelievably fast internet.
Home internet speeds in the US average 64 Mbps Download and 22 Mbps Upload, we pay extra at home just to get up to 100 Mbps and even that’s not guaranteed. So, to find I could download an entire film in under a minute before my flight was shocking.
Congratulations Coral Executive Lounge Don Muang International Airport, you beat the very best in the world. If anyone finds better internet at another lounge, leave in the comments. Until then, I am crowning you the undisputed champion.
Continuing the trend of providing surprisingly good options, the food did not disappoint either. A handful of dessert options from chocolate to cake to local Thai specialties filled a cold case near the base of the escalator. Cold drinks that could be taken away filled another case next to the desserts.
I counted at least half a dozen hot buffet items from noodles with mixed vegetables to fried rice, and even pasta carbonara or marinara.
The cold savory items included individually wrapped sandwiches and salad offerings.
There was seating sufficient for the half a dozen guests in the lounge when we arrived, though it looked like around a hundred guests could be accommodated. A variety of seating options including communal tables, dining tables, and work stations fit every requirement.
We didn’t partake during our short visit, but a full bar with a staffed bartender was at the ready. For those who do not want to utilize the self-service coffee machine, a proper espresso machine was behind the bar too.
The Coral Lounge was one of the better experiences I have had in the Priority Pass system. It might not have been the most up-to-date, but it was attractive and delivered in all the right areas, punching way above its weight. I planned extra time to visit again upon my following departure from DMK.
As a side note, we weren’t aware at the time but included with admittance was a 15-minute massage. If you’re in Bangkok already, you’ve probably already had a ton of massages, but if you’ve nothing better to do, why not?
Have you tried this lounge at Bangkok’s Don Muang International Airport? Have you ever seen faster internet in a lounge? Where is your favorite?