Golden Lounge Malaysia Airlines domestic in Kuala Lumpur: very decent

The Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge dedicated to domestic flights from Kuala Lumpur offers very decent comfort and catering given the low volume it has to handle.

After a journey which made me go through Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, there is only one flight left to finish this first part of my trip which leads me to Langkawi. And before boarding Malaysia Airlines to reach my destination I have a little time to kill that I will spend at the Malaysia Airlines lounge dedicated to domestic flights, a lounge that I returned to 4 years after my previous visit and that has just reopened after the long interruption due to the COVID.

You will find at the bottom of the page the list of articles about this trip in Malaysia.

Location of the lounge

Once through security and duty free you will find the Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge dedicated to domestic flights just before the concourse from which the flights depart.

Quickly accessible when you arrive at the airport, it is not far from the boarding gates either.

Access to the lounge

The lounge is available to Malaysia Airlines passengers traveling in business class as well as to Malaysia Airlines passengers with oneworld Emerald or Sapphire status on Malaysia or a partner airline.

The airline’s economy passengers can also purchase paid access as well as passengers from other airlines but at a higher rate.

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Lounge layout

When you enter the lounge, the first part consists of a wide corridor along a bay window overlooking the runways with seats and tables grouped in small separate units for more privacy.

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Then on the right we have the buffet part which we will talk about later.

Then at the back a very large room also very bright with a view on the tarmac.

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There are many options for seating: chairs, sofas, two, more, or even alone facing the runways.

It is large, airy and bright.

It cannot be said that the lounge is extremely pretty but it is not ugly either. Let’s say neutral. But there is plenty of space and, in my experience, more than enough given the number of people who pass through. On none of my stays here did I feel crowded or uncomfortable.

And I especially like the solo seats that overlook the planes and the tarmac.

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Catering

The area that includes the buffet is very large and also includes a dining area for those who want more appropriate chairs and tables than the lounge furniture.

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Not necessarily pretty and it looks more like a canteen, plus it’s a blind space but I can see how it would be more comfortable to eat than a coffee table in front of a sofa.

Now the offer itself.

On the cold side there are fruits, salads, small sandwiches and pastries.

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Decent, but nothing more.

On the hot side, it’s more varied and consistent with exclusively local dishes, something I prefer to international food (especially when I’m in Asia). Rice (of course), vegetables, meat and fish in sauce, noodles… (but no pork as I recall…which makes sense especially in a lounge dedicated to domestic flights).

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Quite varied and I thought it was good (for an airport lounge of course). But again for a lounge dedicated to domestic flights it is really more than acceptable when compared to Europe.

On the other hand, drinks are much more limited: water, soft drinks, tea, coffee and no alcohol.

Facilities

The lounge has toilets and showers.

Atmosphere

Quiet and restful.

Bottom line

A very decent lounge and even very good if you think it is dedicated to domestic flights.

Articles about this trip to Malaysia

Review #TypePost
#1DiaryGenesis of a trip to Malaysia
#2HotelMoxy Roissy CDG
#3FlightParis-Frankfurt, Lufthansa Business Class
#4LoungePanorama lounge, Frankfurt
#5FlightFrankfurt-Gothenburg, Lufthansa Business Class
#6HotelScandic Rubinen, Gothenburg
#7RestaurantKaifo, Gothenburg
#8LoungeSAS Lounge, Gothenburg
#9FlightGothenburg-Copenhagen, SAS, SAS Plus
#10LoungeSAS Gold Lounge, Copenhagen
#11FlightCopenhagen-Singapore, Singapore Airlines, Business Class
#12FlightSingapore-Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Airlines, Business Class
#13HotelRitz Carlton Kuala Lumpur
#14LoungeGolden Lounge Domestic, Malaysia Airlines, Kuala Lumpur
#15FlightKuala Lumpur-Langkawi, Malaysia Airlines, Business Class
#16HotelThe Westin Langkawi
#17HotelThe Ritz Carlton Langkawi
#18LoungePlaza Premium Lounge Langkawi
#19FlightLangkawi-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airlines, Business Class
#20HotelJW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
#21RestaurantCilantro, Kuala Lumpur
#22LoungePlaza Premium Lounge, Kuala Lumpur (Satellite terminal, international flights)
#23FlightKuala Lumpur-Singapore, Singapore Airlines Business Class
#24LoungeSingapore Airlines Krisflyer Lounge, Singapour T3
#25FlightSingapore-Copenhagen, Singapore Airlines Business Class
#26FlightCopenhagen-Gothenburg, SAS, SAS Plus
#27HotelRadisson Blu Scandinavia, Gothenburg
#28Restaurant28+ Gothenburg
#29FlightGothenburg-Munich, Lufthansa Business Class
#30LoungeLufthansa Senator Lounge, Munich T2 satellite
#31FlightMunich-Paris, Lufthansa Business Class
#32DiaryDebriefing the trip
Bertrand Duperrin
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Compulsive traveler, present in the French #avgeek community since the late 2000s and passionate about (long) travel since his youth, Bertrand Duperrin co-founded Travel Guys with Olivier Delestre in March 2015.
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