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Reviews: Orchid Lounge and Rose Business Lounge at Ho Chi Minh City Airport

Before boarding our flight to Seoul on Asiana Airlines, we quickly visited the two lounges we had access to:

  • Rose Business Lounge (access with our Asiana Airlines business class boarding pass)
  • The Orchid Lounge (access with our Priority Pass membership).

The Rose Business Lounge

This one is near gate 9, a long way to go knowing that our boarding will be at gate 20, that is to say opposite.

Orchid Lounge

This lounge is the one used by the vast majority of international companies.

Rose Business Lounge – Ho Chi Minh City SGN – business class

It is located in a corner of the terminal, which offers beautiful views of the tarmac.

Rose Business Lounge - Ho Chi Minh City SGN - business class
Rose Business Lounge – Ho Chi Minh City SGN – business class

Since most of the airlines sponsor this show… it is particularly busy.

Rose Business Lounge - Ho Chi Minh City SGN - business class
Rose Business Lounge – Ho Chi Minh City SGN – business class
Rose Business Lounge - Ho Chi Minh City SGN - business class
Rose Business Lounge – Ho Chi Minh City SGN – business class
Rose Business Lounge - Ho Chi Minh City SGN - business class
Rose Business Lounge – Ho Chi Minh City SGN – business class
Rose Business Lounge - Ho Chi Minh City SGN - business class
Rose Business Lounge – Ho Chi Minh City SGN – business class

A rest room is available.

Rose Business Lounge - Ho Chi Minh City SGN - business class
Rose Business Lounge – Ho Chi Minh City SGN – business class
Rose Business Lounge - Ho Chi Minh City SGN - business class
Rose Business Lounge – Ho Chi Minh City SGN – business class

The buffets are varied.

Rose Business Lounge - Ho Chi Minh City SGN - business class
Rose Business Lounge – Ho Chi Minh City SGN – business class
Rose Business Lounge - Ho Chi Minh City SGN - business class
Rose Business Lounge – Ho Chi Minh City SGN – business class
Rose Business Lounge - Ho Chi Minh City SGN - business class
Rose Business Lounge – Ho Chi Minh City SGN – business class
Rose Business Lounge - Ho Chi Minh City SGN - business class
Rose Business Lounge – Ho Chi Minh City SGN – business class

We like the microwave for the bottle!

Rose Business Lounge - Ho Chi Minh City SGN - business class
Rose Business Lounge – Ho Chi Minh City SGN – business class

And various alcohol for the parents!

Rose Business Lounge - Ho Chi Minh City SGN - business class
Rose Business Lounge – Ho Chi Minh City SGN – business class
Rose Business Lounge - Ho Chi Minh City SGN - business class
Rose Business Lounge – Ho Chi Minh City SGN – business class
Rose Business Lounge - Ho Chi Minh City SGN - business class
Rose Business Lounge – Ho Chi Minh City SGN – business class

The Orchid Lounge

As we headed to our gate, I saw that another lounge was available, this time for Priority Pass members. Having a membership with unlimited access – thanks to the American Express Platinum card – I quickly stopped by to take some pictures.

This Priority Pass lounge is mainly available to Vietnamese credit card holders.

Orchid Lounge – Priority Pass – Ho Chi Min City (SGN)

Contrast with the previous show: few people here! Surprising because its location – in the center of the terminal – is quite good.

Orchid Lounge – Priority Pass – Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge - Priority Pass - Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge – Priority Pass – Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge - Priority Pass - Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge – Priority Pass – Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge - Priority Pass - Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge – Priority Pass – Ho Chi Min City (SGN)

I agree that the buffet was of higher quality in the other room.

Orchid Lounge - Priority Pass - Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge – Priority Pass – Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge - Priority Pass - Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge – Priority Pass – Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge - Priority Pass - Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge – Priority Pass – Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge - Priority Pass - Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge – Priority Pass – Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge - Priority Pass - Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge – Priority Pass – Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge - Priority Pass - Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge – Priority Pass – Ho Chi Min City (SGN)

However, what really stood out for me was the calmness of this salon and the very good facilities.

Orchid Lounge - Priority Pass - Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge – Priority Pass – Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge - Priority Pass - Ho Chi Min City (SGN)
Orchid Lounge – Priority Pass – Ho Chi Min City (SGN)

Bottom line

Two very decent lounge deals in Ho Chi Minh City if you travel in business class or are a Priority Pass member. If we think about it, we would choose the Priority Pass version for 2 reasons

  • less frequented
  • central location in the terminal

Do you travel often and would like unlimited access to Priority Pass member lounges? American Express Platinum cards offer unlimited access for the cardholder AND a guest!

Come to discuss that topic in our Facebook Group!

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