The fact that another pay-per-use lounge has opened at Singapore Changi Airport may not seem like a newsworthy event at first. However, its location is great news for travellers who are looking for comfort in the public (pre-security) area of the airport.
The Haven by JetQuay is situated in the Terminal 3 Arrivals Area, making it ideal for travellers who have just arrived from a long flight and need for a place to shower and rest without the expense or hassle of finding a hotel outside of the airport. The lounge is accessible for use by passengers in transit, arriving passengers who have cleared Customs, as well as departing passengers prior to checking-in with their airline. This is the only pay-per-use lounge available in the public area.
The lounge features nap rooms and showers that travellers can pay to use as individual services or as part of a package for a reasonable fee. The services and facilities are available on a first-come-first-served basis though a limited number of advance reservations for Nap Rooms will be accepted.
If you would like to freshen up before or after your flight, there are 13 shower rooms equipped with rain-shower heads. The cost to use the shower is S$10 (approx. US$ 8). Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, bath towel and built-in hairdryer are included.
Each of the 18 Nap Rooms feature a bed, TV, LAN Internet connection and vanity table. The rooms, which can accommodate one adult and one child, are available for a minimum of three hours (S$50 ) and can be extended with additional hourly charges (S$13). The three-hour rate of includes use of the shower, a hot meal and lounge access.
A two-hour lounge package will set you back 30 Singapore dollars (approx. US$24), but the rate includes a shower, meal, complimentary drinks, TV, newspapers and magazines, kids’ corner and business centre with Internet workstations, photocopier and free Wi-Fi. The price is S$45 for five hours and S$60 for eight hours.
While pay-per-use lounges are not exactly cheap, hotel rooms at Changi start at $215 a night (with less expensive options off-airport grounds). The Haven may be a worthwhile expense for you airport sleepers who have just spent the night in the public area and would like to have a decent meal and shower before your morning flight.
Or you could also just wait to pass through security to experience Club Changi. Either way, enjoy!
Photos courtesy of The Haven By JetQuay