Travel Club Lounge Kuching Review: Exactly What You Will Find Here

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There’s one lounge at Kuching International Airport, so if you want some lounge time on your next flight, Travel Club Lounge Kuching it is.

This small lounge is located in domestic departures opposite gate 6.

I wasn’t expecting much as I often find Priority Pass lounges are second rate compared to airline lounges. However, I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

There are many ways you can access this lounge. I discuss this more below. Since you can buy passes, anyone who is flying can choose to visit this lounge.

Travel Club Lounge Kuching
Travel Club Lounge Kuching

On my most recent trip, I was flying Kuching to Kuala Lumpur on Malaysia Airlines and I was able to access this lounge thanks to my gold Qantas frequent flier status.

Below is my full Travel Club Lounge Kuching review based on this experience. I describe everything I found in this lounge, what it is like and share many photos so you can work out if this lounge is a place you want to be or not.

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Travel Club Lounge Kuching Review

The domestic lounge is open 4am – 10:30pm daily. I arrived at this lounge about 4:30am.

Travel Club Lounge Kuching Location

This lounge is located in domestic departures opposite gate 6. It’s easy to find.

Travel Club Lounge Kuching
Lounge area

Inside The Travel Club Lounge In Kuching

Checking in to the lounge was easy since I was given passes on check-in with Malaysia Airlines. There were wifi passwords you could collect here. The wifi was great.

The lounge has a few different seating areas as well as a good range of foods for breakfast and a bar, coffee machine and drinks fridge.

Travel Club Lounge Kuching Seating
Seating areas

The seating areas were comfortable and it was easy for me to get a private spot this early.

Dining Options

Travel Club Lounge Kuching food
Breakfast choices
Travel Club Lounge Kuching Breakfast choices
Breakfast choices
Travel Club Lounge Kuching Breakfast choices
Breakfast choices
Travel Club Lounge Kuching Breakfast choices
Breakfast choices

I was there at breakfast time, so there were local and western breakfast options. The range was small – but good. I had a delicious potato dhall, chapatti and samosas. They were good. But I could have had western options if I wanted.

Drink Options

Travel Club Lounge Kuching Drinks fridge and coffee
Drinks fridge and coffee

There was water, the soft drink shown, orange juice, the coffee machine and a bar.

Wine and beer were available and spirits were on display too, although I think you have to pay for the spirits.

Travel Club Lounge Kuching Bar
Bar

Toilets And Showers

There are no toilets or showers. There is a back door at the lounge with easy access to the airport toilets. These didn’t even have toilet paper so it’s definitely not a lounge experience.

Who Can Access Kuching Travel Club Lounge?

Anyone! Although you do need to pay or have access another way.

I am a gold status flyer with Qantas which gives me privileges with Malaysia Airlines. Since this is the lounge Malaysia Airlines is affiliated with and I was flying them, I was able to access this lounge for free along with one guest.

This is the case for anyone flying Malaysia Airlines in business or first class or who has emerald or sapphire tier with their frequent flier program with a One World Airline.

If you have a Priority Pass card, you can gain access. You can also buy tickets beforehand for RM150.

You can also try buying access at the door.

There is a maximum three hour stay.

My Verdict – Is The Travel Club Kuching Lounge Worth It?

Given I accessed it for free, 100% yes!

However, would I pay RM150 for this? No, I don’t think it’s worth it.

While I’m always a sucker for a lounge, that’s a fair bit of money for a nice sitting area and some food.

It is always nice to be able to sit in a quiet area with good wifi though, and I was very happy with free access.

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By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon is a certified Malaysia travel expert and can't get enough of travelling and talking about Malaysia since she first visited 21 years ago. She travels around Malaysia multiple times a year both alone and with her kids. She used to call Penang home and especially loves this food paradise. Sharon also has a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, a Certificate III in International Travel Sales and has been certified by Tourism Malaysia as a Malaysia Travel Expert. Through this site, she'll help you have the perfect trip to this amazing destination.