Review: Plaza Premium Lounge – Kuala Lumpur

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My time in Kuala Lumpur had come to an end so I headed to the airport. I ordered an Uber for a journey that was supposed to take one hour, but construction added 30 minutes to the ride.

Check in took about 10 minutes because I tried to get the agent to check me through to Boston. He stated that he could not and only issued me boarding passes through to Beijing.

After a stop at the international departures checkpoint, where my boarding pass was scanned, I proceeded to immigration. The queue at immigration was not to deep. I was through immigration in 15 minutes. I immediately came to a customs screening checkpoint, which took a few seconds. Next, I caught the train over to the C gates. The ride took three minutes.

After exiting the train, I followed the signage to the lounge. There were two queues, one for credit card access (Priority Pass, which I have from my American Express Platinum Card) and the other for airline invites.

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With all of the above ways to gain access, you can imagine that it was crowded. The picture below was just one of the seating sections.

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The bar was straight ahead when you enter. There was only one bartender so the wait to get a drink was at least 10 minutes. Due to this and the location, there was a lot of congestion near the bar.

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There was a decent selection of food to the left, in a small cutout. As you can imagine, this area remained crowded. The highlight of the small area was that there was a pasta chef preparing made to order dishes.

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Showers were located at the back of the lounge, but they were not working. The staff told me that I could go to the wellness spa for a shower, if I wanted. I declined the offer. If I had accepted the offer, I would have gone to the front desk for a pass.

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The lounge had great views of the parking apron.

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After checking the lounge out, I grabbed a quick beer and made my way to the gate a few minutes later.

Final Word

The lounge was not bad. The chef and showers (when working) are great for any lounge. The only thing that I did not like was the crowd. There was just too many people in the lounge. All of that being said, this was a nice little getaway from the busier terminal.

 

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