I spent some time in the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge in Manila (MNL) prior to my Thai Airways flight to Bangkok and found the lounge comfortable with a wide variation of food options.
Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Manila Review (MNL)
The SilverKris Lounge is the only Star Alliance lounge at Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Hours + Access + Location
The lounge is located in MNL Terminal 3 on the upper level beyond passport control. Follow the signs for “Airline Lounges” and you will find elevator banks on both sides of the upper mezzanine.
This lounge closes between flights. It is open daily from 4:30 am to 9:00 am, closes for two hours, then is open again from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Any Star Alliance business or first class passenger or Star Alliance Gold cardholder traveling on a Star Alliance flight in any cabin of service can access this lounge.
This lounge very much reminded me of the Singapore Airlines Lounge in London (LHR). With designs by Singaporean design firm ONG & ONG, Singapore Airlines’ lounge network has a distinct look that is marked by contrasts of light and dark and unique artwork, like a rather odd centerpiece on a table in the middle of the lounge.
There was only about 20 people in the lounge, with plenty of room to spread out. Universal power ports and USB-A port were available, though the USB ports were showing their age and rather loose (unable to tightly hold a charging cable).
Food + Drink
I cannot comment on the quality since I did not each much, but the lounge had a respectable selection of food with menu choices from around the globe. All food was self-serve.
Food selections included:
- Dim Sum
- Chicken Pho
- Potato gratin
- Farfalle with rose sauce
- Greek salad in pesto couscous
- Pepperoni Lyoner
- Aged Gouda
- Nacho bar
- French Toast
- Dinner rolls
- Freshly-cut fruit
- Banana panna cotta
- Chocolate cupcakes
Beverage selections were more limited and included:
- Orange juice
- “Four Seasons” juice
Feeling adventurous, I decided to try the Mexican nachos in a Singapore Airlines lounge in the Philippines. While I probably should have trusted my gut and avoided it, I must give it an A for effort.
Restrooms + Shower
Restrooms are available inside the lounge, but no showers.
I quite appreciated this lounge and thought the food selection was thoughtful and the seating comfortable. I look forward to my next visit.