November 21, 2017

Louis Tavern CIP First Class Lounge Bangkok

Louis Tavern CIP Lounge

I visited the Louis Tavern CIP Lounge in concourse G at the Bangkok Airport in November on a layover.  The Louis Tavern CIP Lounge in concourse G offers two separate lounges on different floors connected by an escalator.

The lower level lounge on level 3 operates as a business class lounge.  The upper level lounge on level 4 operates as a first class lounge.  Access to the lounge is available through a number of different airline partnerships as well as through the Priority Pass lounge program.

Louis Tavern CIP Lounge
The Concourse G lounge includes a lower level business class lounge and an upper level first class lounge.

I accessed the Louis Tavern lounge through the Priority Pass program.  Priority Pass members have free access to both the lower level business class lounge and the upper level first class lounge.

Details

  • Location: Bangkok Airport, Terminal G, level 4.
  • Hours: Open 24 hours a day.
  • Access: Priority Pass membership or business class or first class passengers flying on various airlines with lounge partnerships.
  • How I Accessed: Priority Pass membership.

Which Lounge to Choose?

Louis Tavern operates 6 CIP lounges and the Miracle Transit hotel in the Bangkok airport.  The CIP lounges all operate 24 hours a day.  I’ve highlighted the details for each of the CIP lounges inside the Bangkok Airport below:

  • CIP Lounge Concourse C Level 3: First Class Lounge
  • CIP Lounge Concourse A Level 3: First Class and Business Class Lounge
  • CIP Lounge Concourse F Level 3: Business Class Lounge
  • CIP Lounge Concourse G Level 3: First Class Lounge (not directly connected to the larger two lounges in Concourse G)
  • CIP Lounge Concourse G Level 3: Business Class Lounge (directly connected to the first class lounge)
  • CIP Lounge Concourse G Level 4: First Class Lounge (directly connected to the business class lounge)

*The Louis Tavern website includes a detailed map of the CIP lounge locations inside the airport.

Arriving at the Lounge on Lower Level Concourse G

Louis Tavern CIP Business Class Lounge
Main entrance to the lower level Louis Tavern CIP Business Class lounge.

The Louis Tavern Lounge in concourse G represents the largest CIP lounge in the Bangkok airport.  I originally walked into the lounge from the 3rd level of the airport since that is the level most airport lounges were located inside the Bangkok airport.

Each level of the Louis Tavern CIP lounge offers similar services:

  • Light snacks
  • Various soft drinks and alcoholic drinks
  • Computer workstations with internet access
  • Shower facilities
  • Smoking lounge
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Variety of comfortable seating with electrical outlets

The business class level included a large dining area with a self service bar and a seating area.  The dining area was crowded but you could still find a seat.  A larger general seating area was located next to the dining area.  The escalator up to the first class section sat in between those two main rooms.  The rest rooms and shower area stood in the opposite corner from the escalator.

Louis Tavern CIP Lounge Self Serve Bar
Self Service Bar at the Business Class lounge.
Louis Tavern CIP Lounge Soft Drinks
Soft drinks at the lower level business class lounge.
Louis Tavern CIP Lounge Self Serve Coffee and Tea
Self serve coffee and tea.
Louis Tavern CIP Lounge Computers
Computer terminals with internet access inside the lower level business class lounge.
Louis Tavern CIP Lounge escalator
Escalator up to the first class lounge. The up escalator initially was roped off.

The Upper Level Entrance

Louis Tavern CIP First Class Entrance
The upper level first class lounge included a separate entrance located on the 4th level of the airport. Everyone seemed to know about this entrance except me.

As I walked around the lower level of the lounge, I assumed I was in the business class section, but no one working in the lounge told me that and I didn’t see any signs that said that.  The entrance to the second level of the lounge on the escalator was roped off.

Not knowing if it was even possible to get upstairs, I asked one of the lounge attendants about it.  After checking my information, he let me know that I did have access to the first class lounge through Priority Pass and let me pass through to the escalator.

Louis Tavern CIP Lounge Escalator
Top of the escalator that goes down to the lower level business class lounge.

The layout of the upper level mirrors the downstairs level.  The main distinction between the two, is the upper level offers higher quality food and drink options, better quality seating, and it was less crowded than the business class lounge.

Louis Tavern CIP First Class Lounge Seating
Better seating in the first class lounge.
Louis Tavern CIP Lounge Seating
Additional seating in the first class lounge.
Louis Tavern CIP First Class Lounge Bar
Self Service bar on the upper level floor.
Louis Tavern CIP Seating
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Louis Tavern CIP Lounge Seating
Lounge seating with the flight information screen in the background.
Louis Tavern CIP Lounge Airport Terminal View
Lounge seating with a view of the airport terminal on the 3rd level.
Louis Tavern CIP Lounge Smoking Lounge
Smoking lounge behind closed doors in the first class lounge.

I didn’t realize that the upper level lounge includes a separate entrance on the 4th level of the airport.  This was probably why no one except for me used the escalator to go to the upper level of the lounge while I was on the lower level.

Louis Tavern CIP Lounge Priority Pass Award
Priority Pass award from 2013.

Pros

  • Both lounges were relatively large and offered a good range of services including a shower.
  • All Louis Tavern CIP Lounges in the Bangkok airport operate 24 hours a day.
  • Priority Pass members have access to the First Class lounge on the upper level which offers a better quality food, drinks, and amenities.

Cons

  • The lower level business class lounge was more crowded and offered lower quality amenities when compared with the upper level first class lounge.

Final Thoughts

The upper level Louis Tavern CIP lounge is a really good option for anyone with a Priority Pass membership or traveling first class on one of the airlines that partners with the Louis Tavern CIP lounges.  As a first class lounge, it’s not really on the same level as some of the really elite first class lounges like the Etihad first class lounge in Abu Dhabi, but it represents a good option if you already have free access.

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Travel enthusiast that spent years flying in the back of planes and staying at cheaper hotels in order to save a little money. After learning how to leverage airline and hotel loyalty programs, I've developed an interest in luxury travel and write about my experiences with it.

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