New Qatar Airways Silver Lounge – South, Doha

New Qatar Airways Silver Lounge – South, Doha

With 30 minutes spare before my boarding, there was one last lounge remaining to visit: the Qatar Airways Silver Lounge – South. I had a good impression of the previous two lounges prior to visiting the Silver Lounge so my expectations were high as well.

Qatar Airways Silver Lounge – South opened this March, four months earlier than the Gold and Platinum Lounge to accommodate the increase in passengers visiting Hamad International Airport.

Qatar Airways Silver Lounge – South Location

Unlike the two other premium lounges, Qatar Airways Silver Lounge – South is located in concourse B just beside gate B1. The entrance of the lounge can be noticed easily with a lounge reception behind a large transparent glass partition.

Qatar Airways Silver Lounge Lounge – South Hours and Entry Requirements

Qatar Airways Silver Lounge – South opens 24 hours, 7 days a week. But this lounge is only accessible for Qatar Airways Privilege Club members who hold Silver and above.

Privilege Club Silver tier is technically equivalent to Oneworld Ruby therefore non-Privilege Club members (British Airways Bronze etc.) are not eligible to enter the lounge.

  • Access for eligible customers traveling on Qatar Airways operated flights with Privilege Club Platinum, Gold and Silver membership and their eligible guests.

As per the policy above, only Qatar Airways’ own frequent flyer members are able to use the lounge.

Qatar Airways Silver Lounge – South Layout and Seatings

The Silver Lounge can accommodate up to 195 passengers and it is considered the largest of the three new lounges. The lounge has an amazing interior design with bright white and sandy tone that creates an ambient atmosphere. There is also a large tree planted in between the circular communal table in the middle of the lounge.

Passing through the reception, there is a dining area located straight ahead with dining tables around. On the left, there is an area with some uncomfortable red-colored tub-styled seats and a long couch in the middle towards the dining area.

The dining area features a mixture of refectory tables, round and square dining tables of twos and fours and a curved bench. There are more seats and tables along the window area and behind the enclosure.

Behind the dining area, there is a hallway leading to restrooms, a family room with a kid’s area room and four beautiful meeting rooms.

On the right side of the entrance, there is a long seating area with wingback chairs with high backs facing each other, a communal table, a bench sofa that seats three with a small coffee table in between. And at the very end, there is a counter with some light food and beverages.

The majority of the seats feature power sockets except for some.

There is also a quiet room near the end of the lounge with six semi-private cubicles. This cubicle is actually way better than the ones on the Platinum Lounge. The cubicles feature a small table, separate power outlets and USB ports to charge electronics.

For your information, cubicle 6 was left empty during my visit.

Qatar Airways Silver Lounge – South Dining

The dining option at the lounge was similar to Gold Lounge. It was simple buffet style ranging from hot foods, full medames, congees, cold cuts and desserts. The menu differs from time to time but during my visit in the morning, a breakfast buffet was served.

Qatar Airways Silver Lounge – South Bar

Unfortunately, in the Silver Lounge, there is no separate bar area. Only soft drinks, juices, teas and coffees were displayed in the lounge.

Instead, you could ask the staff member for alcoholic drinks and he/she will bring them for you.

Qatar Airways Silver Lounge – South Restroom and Showers

The restroom has a couple of toilets and 5 shower rooms. Compared to the number of guests the lounge can accommodate, the number of toilets is relatively small. I hope the restroom does not overcrowd during peak hours.

Summary

I visited Qatar Airways Silver Lounge – South, the first of the three new lounges Qatar Airways opened this year at Hamad International Airport. In my opinion, the Silver lounge is way better than the Gold Lounge in terms of seatings and design.

I really like the large olive tree planted in the middle of the round communal table and the small floral decorations all around the lounge. It adds luxury to the lounge.

If I would rate the new premium lounges, it will be the Platinum, Silver and Gold lounges respectively. Each lounge has its own unique features but the Silver lounge surely was impressive.

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