This is in some ways an odd little lounge. If you’re looking for luxurious design it is not as good as other Cathay lounges. For food and beverage options it is good but again, typically not as good as the Wing or the Bridge, for example.
However, it does have some advantages.
The main one is location, especially if you are departing from a high numbered teen gate (e.g. 15-19) and have limited time. It is almost immediately beside those gates and easy to access. Whereas the alternative of the Wing, for example, requires you going in the opposite direction towards gate 2 and then having to walk back later. The fact that the G16 lounge has no ceiling is also helpful this way – you can peer over the railing while seated and see how deep the queue is while boarding. The nearby Qantas lounge is similarly conveniently located but isn’t open all the time that G16 is.
The second advantage for G16 is how relaxing it feels. It is simply but adequately furnished. The space is large but has a lot of space between chairs, for example. Also the lounge is often quieter than other Cathay lounges. So, I often feel that the atmosphere there is quieter and less bustling than the other Cathay lounges.
The food and drink offering is a bit below other Cathay lounges, especially food, but is still fair. There is also a decent business area which semi-private booths with computers, printers and phones.
Guest Blogger: Christopher R.