Review: Garuda Indonesia Domestic Lounge at Denpasar International

A review of the Garuda Indonesia Business Class Domestic Lounge in Bali.

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After a short 2-day stay at the Courtyard Bali Seminyak Resort, we embarked on our 2-day journey from Bali back to Los Angeles. Ideally, we’d have booked a direct flight from Denpasar to any European or Asian hub to connect onward to the states — but premium cabin availability was slim pickings around the holidays. We decided to book a short haul flight to Jakarta on Garuda Indonesia so we could check out their A330 Business Class cabin…

Lounge admittance is granted to Garuda and Skyteam elite flyers, as well as passengers seated in premium cabins.

At the entrance is a small departures screen. We were scheduled to depart at 6:20pm on GA417, but in classic Garuda fashion, our flight was canceled and we were bumped to the 7pm on GA415.

The lounge is quite small, but features two levels with a central staircase. Seating areas surround the stairs on all sides.

The upper level felt a little more comfortable and private.

Most seating areas came with side tables and a single European power outlet, so make sure to bring a universal power adapter.

WiFi placards were scattered around the lounge, and the speeds actually tested pretty well.

Both floors served food and beverage on a long table, which consisted mostly of finger foods and small bites. The selection was largely the same on both floors, and there really wasn’t anything worth wasting calories on. There seemed to be more gnats than people, so I wouldn’t suggest consuming anything that isn’t prepackaged.

The upper level had a laughably small afterthought of a space sectioned off for First Class passengers, separated by a privacy divider (see right side of photo below).

Max capacity: 3 parties of 2.

The redeeming part of the lounge is a small sun deck with a decent view of the tarmac. It’s nice to be able to step outside if you’re feeling cooped up and want to break a quick sweat while waiting for your flight.

Overall, the Garuda Indonesia domestic lounge was forgettable. We sat down just long enough to pull up the Priority Pass app and saw there was a Concordia Lounge down the hall. Since our new departure time was still about 2 hours out, we had time to burn and set out in search of greener pastures at the Denpasar Domestic Terminal.

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