SATS Premier Lounge Terminal 1

Review: SATS Premier Lounge Changi Airport Singapore Terminal 3

After 2 years, we were finally on our first trip from Singapore to New York (follow our adventures on Instagram)!

We were on different flights to New York as we had conflicting schedules which affected when we could fly. I was on the direct Singapore Airlines flight (SQ 24) to New York’s JFK airport.

As my flight was in the middle of the night, most lounges were already closed by the time I reached the airport. The only lounge available to me was the SATS Premier Lounge which opens 24 hours! I went to the airport earlier than usual due to the unpredictability amidst a pandemic. It did not take long to enter the departure hall, so I decided to head to the lounge before the 18-hour flight.

JS, on the other hand, visited the ANA Lounge at Narita Airport when he transited through Tokyo.

Location

There are 2 lounges operated by SATS at Changi Airport, Singapore and they are located in different terminals. The one that I’m reviewing specifically is the one located in Terminal 3.

Changi Airport Terminal 3 map

The SATS Premier Lounge is located at level 3 within the transit area. This means that you’ll need to have cleared customs to enter.

Amenities

SATS Premier Lounge entrance.
Checking into the lounge.

The check-in process into the lounge was very seamless. Like most other lounges, you’ll require a same-day boarding pass to enter. I entered via the Priority Pass.

Visitors will need to scan SafeEntry for contact tracing before entering the lounge.
Visitors will need to scan SafeEntry for contact tracing before entering the lounge.

Due to a combination of low flying demand and the odd hour when I visited, the lounge was very empty.

Social distancing reminders.
Entrance to the shower room in the SATS Premier Lounge.

There are shower facilities in the lounge which is always welcome for travellers looking for a quick rinse between their long flights.

The shower room in SATS Premier Lounge.

Food options

Centre bar area in the SATS Premier Lounge Terminal 3. It used to house self-serve buffet food.

The SATS Premier Lounge features a centre island area that use to house self-serve buffet items. Ever since the pandemic, that has been reduced to small packaged items like bread and cereal.

This is in line with the rest of the country’s dining directives as buffets are currently not allowed.

Simple individually packaged food.
Some cereal and nuts at the SATS Premier Lounge Terminal 3.
Vegetarian instant noodles available for visitors.

For anyone looking for a more filling meal, there are QR codes to scan to order set meals.

Food menu at the SATS Premier Lounge Terminal 3.
Food menu at the SATS Premier Lounge Terminal 3.

I decided to go for the Baked Herb Crusted Fish with Garlic Mashed Potato.

The Baked Herb Crusted Fish with Garlic Mashed Potato at the SATS Premier Lounge in Terminal 3.

It was decently filling and tasty. Nothing to write home about, but good enough for lounge food! If given a choice again, I would have gone for something lighter as I was too full for the supper on the flight after.

Multiple coffee machines available in the lounge.
Multiple coffee machines to ensure that you won’t have to wait too long for your cuppa.
A fridge containing a wide selection of canned beverages.
Dilmah tea packets available.
A large selection of alcohol.

There’s quite a selection of beverages and alcohol as well, regardless of whether you need that perk-me-up coffee or a glass of wine to help you sleep in flight.

Conclusion

The SATS Premier Lounge satisfies most of the requirements a lounge needs. If you have access to the lounge via a lounge network pass such as Priority Pass, this would be a good place to spend your pre-flight time in.

If you don’t, then I think it’s not worth shelling out S$73.44 (US$54.10) per person for an entry into the lounge.


Looking for more?

Are you looking for more lounge reviews and experiences? Check out our review of the ANA Lounge at Narita Airport Tokyo!

We really enjoyed the Japanese hospitality and food options offered there. Read more in our detailed review here.

ANA lounge Narita International Airport lounge entrance

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