Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge Review Hong Kong

Posted on September 17, 2015 by in Cathay Pacific Reviews

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For my Cathay Pacific First Class flight two weeks ago from Singapore to Hong Kong and on to San Francisco I had a 4 hour layover in Hong Kong. Since I had been to The Wing First Class lounge near Gate 4 several times I wanted to try something new.

Since May 2015 Cathay Pacific operates the The Pier First Class Lounge near Gate 63. That is a solid 15 minutes walk away from the gates where most West Coast US departure leave from but it’s worth it as you will see below.

When I stopped by the lounge at 8 PM I expected some solid crowds since the Cathay pacific lounges fill up with passengers departing for the many flights to Europe and the US just before/after midnight. However the huge lounge was pretty empty almost the entire time.

Since I was hungry I steered clear of the spa and settled into the restaurant area. It is huge with maybe 30 tables. There was only one other table occupied at 8.30 PM – prime dinner time if you ask me.

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The menu was exhaustive with a range of delicious options. I opted for two appetizers and two entrees. The portion size was rather small to begin with and I was curios to try more food options.

All the options were delicious and a big improvement over the food served at the Wing. The service was impeccable as well – maybe a bit too rushed as it was rough to finish anything since the wait staff would literally grab the table from under my fork.

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After this feast I moved on to the sofa area and explored the snack buffet. The buffet as a number of delicacies like the yogurt and was very well presented.

The lounge area has a waiter drinks service (I selected champagne and rose which were both excellent) and macadamia nuts!

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For most of the time it was very quiet and very comfortable.

I have two gripes with the lounge – I brought a warm sweater and I really needed it for the lounge – it was freezing and other passengers also were bundled up in their coats. Additionally the Internet was so sloooow – think top speeds of 1 Mbit. Add to that that I was basically by myself in the huge sofa area and the speed seems ridiculous (even for a public airport WiFi this would be considered super slow). It also kept dropping the connection every time.

If they would now fix the Internet I would think Cathay provides serious competition to the Lufthansa First Class Terminal.

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4 / 5 stars     


About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]

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