Denpasar International Airport (DPS) is the third busiest airport in Indonesia. Located on Bali, an island that is one of Indonesia’s major tourist destinations, the airport includes Premier Lounge Bali and several other airport lounges.
Bali flights bring in around 15-25 million annual visitors to Denpasar Airport. You can imagine that the terminal is constantly busy. So why wait for your next flight in the middle of a crowd? Wouldn’t you prefer a serene place to eat and drink for free?
Yes. We thought you might!
Bali’s airport lounge is easy to get to and it’s the perfect spot to relax before your flight.
Premier Lounge operates several VIP lounges across South East Asia, including Indonesia. You can read our Premier Lounge Jakarta Review at the Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta (CGK) International Airport.
How to Get to Premier Lounge Bali
Premier Lounge is in the International Terminal, which unfortunately is not accessible to you if you are flying domestically. To get to the lounge, you have to clear Indonesian Exit Immigration. Then, make your way to the Duty Free Shop Area.
You will see the big sign for the Premier Lounge in the Mezzanine level, along with several other business lounges, including the Garuda Indonesia VIP lounge.
Even though it looks quite huge and majestic, it’s worth mentioning that there is no grand escalator to get to the Mezzanine level. You’ll have to climb up the stairs or use a tiny elevator that barely fits four people.
In other words, an over-sized wheelchair may have issues using this elevator.
Accessing Bali’s airport lounge
There are several loyalty programs that allow you to use the Premier Lounge. Right before entering the main check-in lobby, there is a sign at the door, indicating which foreign airline passengers have access. The exception is Garuda Indonesia, which has its own elite airport lounge next door.
Some Bali Airport transfer passengers may also be invited to use the Premier Lounge. Ask your flight information personnel for clarification.
If you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve card or the American Express Platinum card, as we do, you can get a complimentary Priority Pass Lounges Access card. This includes access to Premier Lounge Bali.
Remember to order this card from Chase or Amex in advance. This is the only Airport Lounge that accepts Priority Pass in the Bali International Airport. So having one of these credit cards, along with the complimentary Priority Pass, will make your trip to Bali even better.
When we fly, we always take our Priority Pass to get into over 1,200 lounges at airports around the world (and get discounts at several restaurants!) If you travel, consider getting a Priority Pass Membership and stop paying for drinks and food at the airport!
With the Priority Pass Select membership given to you by Amex and Chase, you can bring a guest into the lounge with you (unlike the regular Priority Pass membership. To my delight, my mom’s admission was free with my membership.
Premier Lounge Bali Layout
The main lounge is a large room with several seating options – standard sofas with coffee tables, group rounded chairs, and individual chairs. The seating arrangement in the main space is cleverly integrated with the wood beams. And those are integrated into the wood and glass ceiling design.
It really is quite a nice lounge and has that “executive” feel you expect and a first class experience.
The sofas are comfortable, and the high arm rest creates partitions to provide more privacy without intrusion. And it’s always nice to see this: there are electrical outlets in almost every seat.
The electrical outlets are useful universal. We really appreciate it when a lounge understands its customers and where they’re coming from. In Bali’s case: Everywhere!
In the back section of the lounge, you’ll find a basic business center with chairs, desktop computers, printers, and a big-screen TV. There is also a conference room, which allows you the privacy to conduct a small meeting, if needed!
One of the nice things about Premier Lounge in Bali is that they have a children’s playroom. That means parents have a place to entertain their kids. And moms can use it as a nursery.
If you prefer an “outdoor” setting, relax in the series of chairs that are practically outside the lounge on the terrace, overlooking the main airport terminal space.
But don’t bother to light up: there is no smoking area in Premier Lounge Bali.
Food and Drink at Premier Lounge Bali
Premier Lounge offers a wide variety of food from the main buffet table in the middle of the large waiting area. Our breakfast selection was Western-style (Fruit Loops cereal, milk, yogurt, toast, croissant).
But there is also an Indonesian breakfast available. That breakfast was Javanese style Nasi Goreng, or fried rice.
They also offer a selection of fresh fruit like apples and papaya. The lounge also has more local selections like snake fruit. You may not like it, but we suggest you give it a try at least once.
While we were eat breakfast, the staff switched the food selections from breakfast to lunch mode. The selections ranged from smoked chicken and mini burgers to egg and tomato sandwiches.
For those who need a “real meal” for lunch or dinner, and the buffet selections are not enough, go to the table near the bar to see what’s offered as the “Special of The Day.” You can order it from the attendant behind the bar.
During our visit, the special was a famous Indonesian meatball soup. It was a noodle bowl with meatball, thick broth, fried shallots, and crispy wonton. Try the kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) and hot sauce to really make it “Indonesian.”
The drink table offers several juice options as well as hot water and tea. There’s an espresso machine for your lattes or cappuccinos.
There’s also a fridge for cold sodas, beer, and even Teh Kotak – a famous Indonesian sweet tea in a box.
Amenities at Premier Lounge Bali
- Wi-Fi: the Premier Lounge offers free Wi-Fi. Ask for the password to access the Wi-Fi, which is quite fast.
- “Reflexology Therapy”: a spa is available for an additional cost. Ask the person at the main check-in desk for details and appointments.
- Bathroom: My only critique of Premier Lounge is the bathroom. The main lounge is meticulously clean, but the bathroom seems neglected. Plus, one urinal was out-of-order. There is a small stall for shower. Ask an attendant for a clean towel.
- Music: If you have been to Bali, you know why I love the culture so much. Soothing Balinese music plays in the background throughout the lounge. It adds to the relaxing atmosphere of the place before your next flight.
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We really enjoyed our transit time in this Bali airport lounge and we recommend you either use the lounge with your Priority Pass or add an airport lounge pass to your next Bali vacation package! Remember though: leave plenty of time to get back to your gate!
Have you been to the Premier Lounge Bali? What was your experience like?
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