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Review: EVA Air Lounge Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Review

The EVA Air lounge in Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi is an excellent option for travelers with lounge access. Be careful not to walk into a mirror though.

26 Hours in Bangkok: Introduction
Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10 New Regional Business Class SIN-BKK
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Lounge Bangkok Suvarnabhumi
Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok Suvarnabhumi
EVA Air Lounge Bangkok Suvarnabhumi
Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200ER Business Class BKK-SIN


EVA Air operates their own lounge in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport located at Concourse F. Bangkok is one of EVA’s key hubs as it is their transit point for flights from Taipei to London Heathrow and they operate roughly 4 flights daily between Bangkok and Taipei with BR67 continuing on to London Heathrow from Taipei and BR68 transiting in Bangkok from London enroute to Taipei. EVA Air’s lounge is open from 6am all the way until 2am after their last (or rather first) flight of the day from Bangkok to Taipei departs.

To get to the EVA Air lounge, simply make your way towards concourse F and you’ll see a sign pointing you towards the lounge. All lounges are located on the same level as the departure gates so technically if you’re lounge hopping, you shouldn’t need to head back up a floor.

Signage to EVA Air Lounge in Concourse F
Signage to EVA Air Lounge in Concourse F

Taking the escalator down, simply follow the signs pointing you toward the F gates and you’ll find the EVA Air Lounge. The Miracle CIP lounge is located opposite the EVA Air lounge as well and this can be accessed with a valid Priority Pass membership.

Head in the direction of the F gates
Miracle CIP lounge entrance
Miracle CIP lounge entrance

Taking the path on the left led me to the EVA Air Lounge and boy was I impressed with its entrance. With purple neon lights and a glossy mirror finish to its logo, the EVA Air lounge entrance is certainly one of the more flashy lounge entrances that I’ve seen so far. To the right of the entrance was a standee indicating that Star Alliance Gold members also could have access to this lounge. Also, if you happen to hold an American Express or Cathay United Bank EVA Air co-brand card issued in Taiwan, you’ll be eligible to enter the EVA Air lounge as well provided you’re traveling on an EVA Air flight.

Entrance to the EVA Air Lounge, Bangkok
Entrance to the EVA Air Lounge, Bangkok
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The lounge might look closed with its dark interior but trust me, that’s just how the lounge decor is like. Simply walk up to the automatic doors and stroll into the lounge. Upon entering the lounge the lounge attendant scanned my Singapore Airlines Business Class boarding pass, issued me a Wi-Fi log in slip (notice the trend?) and ushered me into the lounge.

Note that you will be eligible to access the EVA Air lounge in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • EVA Air Business Class passengers
    • No guests
  • EVA Air Infinity MileageLands Silver if you’re traveling on EVA Air only
    • No guests allowed
  • EVA Air Infinity MileageLands Gold traveling on any Star Alliance flight
    • 1 guest allowed
  • EVA Air Infinity MileageLands Diamond traveling on any Star Alliance flight
    • 2 guests allowed
  • Star Alliance Gold members
    • 1 guest allowed
  • Business Class passengers departing on a Star Alliance flight
    • No guests allowed

The EVA Air lounge was just stunning and the design of the lounge made me feel like I was in some kind of Tron movie. Upon entering the lounge, there was a small room which housed several computers and printers and just beside it was a nap room with private cubicles equipped with massage chairs.

PC Centre
PC Centre
Massage Room
Massage Room

Moving on to the actual lounge itself, it was quite a large lounge considering how many flights a day EVA Air actually operates out of Bangkok. It was divided into 3 separate sitting areas where the front of the lounge had proper tables, the middle of the lounge comprised single seat sofas arranged in a square and at the back were high back arm chairs for the solo traveler. Along the sides of the lounge, seating was also available. When I visited, the last EVA Air flight had long departed so the lounge was relatively empty.

Front of the EVA Air lounge
Front of the EVA Air lounge
Long table at the front of the EVA Air Lounge
Long table at the front of the EVA Air Lounge
The long table also had power sockets on it should you require them
The long table also had power sockets on it should you require them
Single seat sofas with individual tiny tables located in the middle of the lounge
Single seat sofas with individual tiny tables located in the middle of the lounge

While walking around the lounge, I almost walked into a mirror given how trippy the lighting in the lounge was. So just take care when you’re making your way around the EVA Air lounge. The ceiling at the back of the lounge had down lights which resembled the EVA Air logo, how cool is that. Flight Information Displays were also available in the lounge and no boarding calls were made.

Walkway to the middle and back portions of the lounge
At the back of the EVA Air lounge
At the back of the EVA Air lounge
Leather high backed chairs
Leather high backed chairs

The buffet area was actually located quite near the entrance of the lounge. It was split into two parts where the drinks were located along the walkway to the back of the lounge while the food was located in its own area. A selection of self pour liquor and beer on tap was on offer. Soft drinks, ice-cream and desserts were also available along the walkway of the lounge just outside of the main buffet area.

Decent selection of alcohol was available
Decent selection of alcohol was available
Liquor Selection
Fridge containing desserts and soft drinks
Fridge containing desserts and soft drinks
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The main buffet section had a nice selection of hot food and light bites. What I find interesting is that the EVA Air lounge had coconuts on offer which wasn’t present in both the Royal Orchid and Royal Silk lounges. This lounge even had Green Curry and Pad Thai on offer but by the time I got back to the buffet area after being satisfied with the amount of photos I took, the staff had cleared the Green Curry pot away and didn’t replenish the Pad Thai. Boohoo. It was replaced with a generic fried bee hoon which wasn’t exactly the best I’ve had. They also had Lu Rou Fan (Braised Pork with Rice) on offer (not photographed).

Fried finger food, sandwiches as well as fruits and salads are also available. Siew Mai and Har Gao were also on offer in the EVA Air lounge and these were placed in bamboo steamers, classic.

Sandwiches and Fruits
Sandwiches and Fruits
COCONUTS
COCONUTS
Puffs and mini pizzas
Puffs and mini pizzas
Siew Mai and Har Gao
Siew Mai and Har Gao
Mama Cup Noodles
Mama Cup Noodles
Green Curry with Rice
Green Curry with Rice

I settled for a bowl of fried bee hoon and a coconut before making my way to the Singapore Airlines SilverKris lounge.

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On my way out from the lounge, I noticed there was actually a lounge map which had information of the facilities available in the lounge. I didn’t manage to get a shot of the toilets of the EVA Air lounge as I was rushing off to the SilverKris lounge as I was already running short of time and actually wanted to chill out in the lounge. So apologies for that!

EVA Air lounge map
EVA Air lounge map

Concluding Thoughts

I really liked the EVA Air lounge in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi and would definitely recommend giving this lounge a visit if you have access to it before your flight in Bangkok. With a funky design, plenty of seats and great food options for an outstation lounge, the EVA Air lounge is an excellent lounge to be lounging in.

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speedingmrt

did you spend anytime in the city of bangkok…?

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In your view which is better, BR or SQ lounge at BKK?

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SQ has better food/drinks (Laksa, ondeh-ondeh, Lo ma gai). BR has gorgeous showers and nap rooms. So SQ for food and BR for work/rest. Other notes: If you are departing on SQ flight then SQ lounge is very convenient as it’s right across the gate and the staff will personally inform you when the boarding will start. It literally takes 3 minutes to get from the lounge seat into the plane seat. BR has great premium economy rates from Bangkok to Europe and USA, but you are not allowed to visit the lounge. If you have Priority Pass card then… Read more »