Taipei Airport Plaza Premium Lounge Review


Airport VIP lounges can still be accessed even if you’re not flying via Business or First. I have access to Plaza Premium Lounges through Priority Pass (PP). Click here on how to get access to PP in SG. I decided to try one of the two lounges in Taipei Taoyuan T1. The Shutterwhale has done a fantastic review of Zone D in T1, so I decided to try Zone C and see if it’s any good there.


But first, the background story: I flew one way on SIA via business to Osaka, took a domestic flight to Hokkaido, and booked a one way flight back to Singapore. I decided to extend my holiday for 5 days in Taiwan because of the compulsory stopover. I flew via Scoot (Scootinsilence quiet zone) which offers 30% more legroom, no kids under 12, and priority disembarkation.

No where close to business class on a full service airline but at least there’s decent legroom

I don’t like paying a hefty sum just to peal off the metal foil on Scoot; fortunately for us, we get to eat to our heart’s content before the four hour flight back.

The lounge can be accessed after you get your passport stamped. The lounge (Zone C) is located at T1, 4th floor, where all the other lounges are located. Zone C and D are located at opposite ends of each other. Be sure to ask which zone it is, if you intend to access this one.

Private spaces to eat and charge your devices. Pic taken from inside the lounge

As you enter, a group of honeycomb private spaces greet you. In my time spent there, it was relatively empty and at one point, it was completely empty which gave me the perfect opportunity to snap pictures.

It was about 1.40pm and I haven’t had breakfast and lunch. In eager anticipation, I went to check out the food that was being served.

Food station with plenty of seating
Not exactly the most sumptuous, but it’s better than nothing. The spring rolls are yummy btw!
Salad & various type of salad dressings

There were also four cook to order options (regret not taking a picture) which includes Singapore Laksa.

Singapore Laksa. Not exactly SG laksa IMO, but still yummy!
Cook to order: Herbal duck soup and some sort of mushroom soup

The drink selection at this pay to use lounge isn’t as good as full service business class lounges but at least there’s something to drink while waiting for my flight.

A small variety of canned drinks and some juices


Free flow Taiwanese draft beer. They serve Spanish red
Easy drinking French white
Tea selection

Except for a few people, I found the lounge to be pleasantly empty in the afternoon. The HK PP lounge in comparison was brimming with people. Travel bloggers always start to get bewildered looks from people for taking too many pictures.

Ample seating for single and groups of travellers
A more private corner, away from the main entrance

After eating and drinking to our heart’s content. It was time to leave and do some last minute shopping.

A selection of newspaper, magazines and a departure boarding time screen

It’s little luxuries like that make travelling a pleasant experience. Until my next travel, thank you for reading and I hope the pictures spoke a thousand words!

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