Member since 23 Feb 2015
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Hi All, does anyone know why the Darwin QClub is of a higher standard than either of the Sydney or Melbourne business lounges? Talking soft product (catering especially) rather than the space itself, even though it is great too.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,118
In its current state, it only opened a few years ago after a significant revamp and expansion, so by nature is much more 'modern' than the lounges in Sydney and Melbourne which have been open for a much longer time. Having said that, the Qantas Melbourne lounges will look very different once the renovations are complete.
That certainly explains the physical space Chris, but not the soft offering. It is way better than either of the business lounges in that sense as well and I would go as far as to say better than Perth business lounge which is of a similar vintage.
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 300
Well the MEL Domestic Lounges are currently being refurbished so you should probably hold off a bit on a judgment till that's complete. The SYD Lounges could do with a refurbishment as well.
Hmmm that doesn’t really justify it in my mind (though it might explain it!!).
Oh, I missed the Business lounge mention in your post. I thought you were comparing Darwin QANTAS Club with MEL and SYD QANTAS Club.
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Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 270
Yes I would have to agree, without a doubt the best Qantas club in Oz and as good as many of the business lounges, aside from it’s new open feel the food is always good, an Asian dish of chicken or fish is normally available, rice, hot chips or wedges, plus the standard food selection, a real Asian tone to the offering that has become the norm across a lot of Darwin along with great staff, I will be there again Thursday for the flight to BNE, lucky me.
Member since 25 Mar 2014
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It is a fantastic lounge, the food is very nice and staff excellent.
Member since 23 Dec 2017
Total posts 90
I live in Darwin and very fortunate to have a great Qantas Club to enjoy prior to flights. I have recently visited Sydney domestic J lounge and agree with OP that the food offering is far superior in Darwin! The Sydney lounge ran out of towels too so I could not even shower there! Always plenty of towels to wash off the tropical sweat and good variety of food. And plenty of space to lounge in :)
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