The Loungesharks present their Concordia Lounge Review – Surabaya (SUB). This review is for the Concordia lounge in TERMINAL ONE. This is a decent sized and remarkably busy lounge. It’s got lots of food options, and while it feels a bit compact, and its located before security, its still not a bad option.
Our Trip – Concordia Lounge Review – Surabaya (SUB)
We were rushing from Berau, in Kalimantan (Borneo) to Bali. There’s no easy way to do that without going through Surabaya, and thus did we find ourselves with time to kill here in the city famous for being a “black zone” of Covid. Joy!
The Facts – Concordia Lounge Review – Surabaya (SUB)
The lounge does NOT take Priority Pass – unlike the Concordia lounge in terminal two, and unlike most other Concordia lounges in the country (this, and the one in Yogyakarta are exceptions.) However, they do take a few other cards, and they also accept cash. The price to enter is 150,000 idr, or around $10. This is likely to be worth it. A meal in one of the airport restaurants will be about 60-70k at a minumum, so its a small upcharge to experience luxury and the fleeting sense of being an elite jetsetter (at least until take your middle seat in the back row of a delayed Lion Air flight.)
Please also note that this lounge is OUTSIDE security, and the gates can be far away. Budget up to 20 minutes to get through security and to the furthest gates from the lounge. To get to the lounge, go upstairs from checkin and then double back along this walkway. The lounge is locate above the initial security check at the front of the airport.
The Space – Concordia Lounge Review – Surabaya (SUB)
The lounge has plenty of seating, but its very full and feels cramped. Still, its much more comfortable than the t1 waiting area, which is a little run down.
Food and drinks
The food is a la carte and made to order. We didn’t get to taste it, but it looked quite fine. There is a menu, and you won’t go hungry. There is no alcohol, but the usual range of waters, juices and coffees.
This is a solid lounge, well in keeping with the standards of the Concordia system. Don’t go too far out of your way to visit, but if you have time to kill and stomach to fill, it’s worth the $10.