Coral Executive operates a number of contract lounges at airports around Thailand, including Bangkok’s Don Mueang and Phuket airport. On a recent trip from Bangkok to Phuket, I had a chance to try out the domestic lounge at Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport (DMK). It’s accessible for members of PriorityPass and a great place to wait for your flight!
The Coral Executive lounge is located airside after security – head towards gate 51 and you’ll find it on the right side along the moving walkways. The terminal was recently renovated and the lounge is brand new! You sign in at the front desk with the friendly staff. Beyond the reception area is an open buffet and to the left is a seating area. There is restaurant style seating with a mix of bench and chairs as well as more comfortable chairs and low tables. The chairs are upholstered in light grey, which combined with the light tile flooring and white buffet makes for a bright and modern look – much more stylish than the average airport lounge. There are partial blinds to the terminal, so you don’t feel like sitting in a fish bowl, yet it still feels bright and friendly.
The buffet offers salad, sandwiches and some hot food in small portion-sized dishes. There were also some pastries, candy, almonds and chips as light snacks. You’ll find some juices, soft drinks and an espresso machine for coffee, but no alcoholic drinks.
The quality and taste of the food is good, but the small portions won’t replace a full meal if you come hungry!
The service at the front desk and in the lounge is friendly and attentive. The free WiFi internet was fast and reliable, so you can get some work done or entertain yourself for a longer wait!
Don Mueang Airport is used by low-cost carriers serving Bangkok and the Coral Executive lounge makes flying on a budget carrier much more pleasant. It’s a surprisingly nice place to wait and the food certainly beats what you’ll get onboard the low-cost airlines. It’s lounges like this that make having PriorityPass (courtesy of my Citibank Prestige card) such a pleasure and I’ll certainly go again when flying domestically from DMK!