I always try to be as objective as I can be when it comes to lounge reviews, and after all, the photos most of the time speak for themselves. Having said that, I freely admit upfront I was less than impressed with this lounge and for one simple reason – location. If you are flying Delta it is likely about 15+ minutes to get from this lounge to your gate (see more about my Hong Kong trip here).
The lounge is downstairs but due to bright white paint does not quite have the same “grotto” feel that say the Alitalia lounge has in Rome.
At the entrance you have a selection of papers to enjoy or take with you. My traveling companion always takes papers onboard but I just don’t get reading anything that is not digital in this day and age.
The lounge is basically a large horseshoe in shape with the dining in the middle and seating around the outside.
You will notice a decent amount of power ports in the furniture as well as the floor but you will need a Hong Kong power plug adapter (that I failed to bring). Now the food service area.
The breakfast choices were continental at best and less than impressive even compared to the current upgraded Delta Sky Club choices say in Atlanta or New York’s JFK. The soup choices were better but not what I wanted this early.
Even though the lounge was reasonably full, seating was decent both in the food service area and throughout the lounge.
The bar is self service and had a selection of drinks. Nothing to get overly excited about but provided at no up charge and that is saying something in this age of travel.
Seating was comfortable but I am not sure if blocking the emergency exit doors with a service cart was such a good idea Skyteam 😉
You have a well of MACs to use if you are willing to risk using an OPEN computer for your needs.
More seating along this side of the horseshoe and some natural light from outside but the view is blocked by frosted glass (these folks are clearly not AVgeeks like me).
I have to say this is the first time I have ever seen a Yoga room in a lounge but if you are into this before or after your flight then this is the lounge to go to.
There was also a blocked off room that I am guessing is for Air France 1st class passengers? (I did not ask, maybe readers can chime in).
Lastly at the very end of the lounge is a TV room and even if you are not looking to watch TV this seemed to be the most quiet part of the lounge if you are looking for seating away from the rest of your fellow travelers.
Overall this is a fine basic lounge. Everything is just OK. As with my opening words, my main issue is where this lounge is. If this were right next to the Delta gates or even just a 5-ish minute walk away it would be fine. Having to take a tram and walk a ways to get to your gate is a major drawback.
I wish, since Delta does own 49% of Virgin Atlantic, we could just use that lounge near where we fly Delta! What is your impression of this Skyteam lounge in HKG? – René