There are two Priority Pass lounges at Bali Airport…and they are right next to each other: T/G Lounge and Premier Lounge.
We could have accessed either with our Priority Pass membership.
We also had access to the Premier Lounge thanks to our Business Class ticket from Bali to Sydney on Qantas.
What is Priority Pass
Lisa and I both have unlimited use of Priority Pass lounges at airports thanks to holding the Chase Sapphire Reserve Visa credit card. In Europe and Asia we are constantly pleasantly surprised at the wide availability of Priority Pass lounges.
Here are our other Priority Pass lounge reviews:
- Priority Pass Lounge Hanoi Terminal 1 – Song Hong Lounge
- Priority Pass Lounge Da Nang Airport: CIP Orchid Lounge
- Both Priority Pass Lounges at Bali Airport
- Priority Pass Lounge Singapore Terminal 4
- Priority Pass Lounge Penang International Terminal
- Priority Pass Lounge Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK): Miracle Lounge
Which Priority Pass Lounge to Choose?
We arrived at the airport for our 9:30 PM redeye flight at 7pm and were hungry! So we figured this would be a good opportunity to see which Priority Club Lounge at Bali airport could meet our keto way of eating requirements.
Spoiler: the answer is the T/G Lounge. 🙂
Both lounges are above the main airport floor just after you pass through the duty free store from immigration.
The second floor is accessed by a set of stairs or by a small elevator to the right of the lounges as you face them.
Priority Pass Lounge 1 at Bali Airport: T/G Lounge at Bali Airport
We stopped at the T/G Lounge first simply because it’s the first Priority Pass lounge at Bali airport you reach after climbing the stairs.
This lounge has several partners including Malindo Air, Virgin Australia, Air China and, of course, Priority Pass. Of the two clubs, the T/G Lounge made a much bigger deal about being a Priority Pass lounge.
There was plenty of seating despite a fair number of travelers being in the space. Every seat had some sort of table associated with it, so there were no worries about balancing food on laps.
The food at the T/G Lounge was plentiful and varied. We were easily able to make a keto-friendly meal out of it.
In particular, the chicken satay was good and the chicken wings (bottom photo on the right) were some of the best we’ve had anywhere.
There was also a live pasta station where a chef stood by to create pasta dishes. Being keto, we didn’t partake. But in the morning that chef station cooks eggs to order, and in the afternoon it does noodle soups to order.
Beverages and Bar
A variety of self-serve juices and soft drinks were on offer.
At the bar, the scheme for alcohol was a bit complicated.
Each customer is entitled to three free drinks…unless it is a premium drink in which case you have to pay. The free drinks are kept track of on a slip of paper that also shows as the wifi access code.
Looking for the bathroom I stumbled upon a shower room in the T/G club. It’s pretty rudimentary…but it’s there!
Priority Pass Lounge 2 at Bali Airport: Premier Lounge
The Premier Lounge at Bali Airport is right next to the T/G Lounge.
In addition to being a Priority Pass lounge, the Premier Lounge serves as the business class lounge for airlines including Singapore, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia, Thai, Qatar and of course Qantas.
Given that this is the business class lounge for several larger airlines, it was far more crowded in the Premier Lounge than it was in the T/G Lounge. But seats were still available…it was crowded but it wasn’t OVER-crowded.
We were pretty disappointed with the food at the Premier Lounge.
There was almost nothing substantial that was keto-friendly and the meager portions of vegetables didn’t look very appetizing.
Beverages and Bar
Premier Lounge also had a wide variety of self-serve juices and soft drinks.
The bar alcohol situation was a lot more straightforward: they pour white wine, red wine, beer and liquor with tonic or soda mixers. All free.
The two Priority Pass lounges at Bali airport have pros and cons.
We were hungry for keto-friendly food so spent most of our time at the T/G Lounge.
If we had wanted to have more than 3 drinks we would have used the bar at the Premier Lounge, although that lounge was a little more crowded.
Either way, it’s really nice to have choices!
In any case, it was time to fly to Bali!