Qantas Domestic Business Lounge – MEL

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  • Remodeled in 2018, the Qantas Domestic Business Lounge at Melbourne airport features a rejuvenated space with a trendy and upper-scale decor that blends an Italian-inspired design with hints of Melbourne’s urban and sophisticated culture. High-end finishes and furnishes include natural timber floors, brass and black metal fittings, and custom brass lighting.

    The space, built in the footprint of the former Qantas Club, boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with views on the tarmac.

    The focal point of the design is the impressive bar clad in Nero Marquina marble from Northern Spain, where guests may indulge in barista-crafted coffee and refreshments throughout the day. Australian wines and beer make an appearance at noon daily, with a happy hour featuring Rockpool cocktails every evening from 5 to 6 pm.

    The food offering includes menus curated by Neil Perry. The hot buffet features a selection of Asian dishes such as friend rice, noodles, and greens. The “Spice Bar” serves made-to-order Asian soups, noodles, and street food from noon every day, including sichuan eggplant with rice and stir fried gai lan, wonton noodle soup, and char sui pork with rice and stir fried choy sum.

    At Qantas’ signature Quench “hydration station”, guests can choose from a selection of hot teas, infused waters, and detox drinks.

    Other amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, computer workstations, wireless printing, power and USB plugs at most seats, and elegant shower suites with ASPAR by Aurora amenities.

  • The following is a sample selection. All food and beverages are complimentary.

    Breakfast

    • Hard boiled eggs and baked eggs
    • Frittatas
    • Pastries

    Dinner

    • Seasoned sweet potato fries
    • Empanadas
    • Mini meat pies
    • Freshly made tacos
    • Sliders
    • Pulled pork rolls
    • Gelato

  • You may have access to Qantas Domestic Business Lounge as a premium customer of one of the following airlines, or as an elite member of their frequent flyer program. Check the Access rules tab for more details.

    oneworld

    Access for eligible customers traveling on any oneworld member airline.

    American Airlines (AA)British Airways (BA)Cathay Dragon (KA)
    Cathay Pacific (CX)Finnair (AY)Iberia (IB)
    Japan Airlines (JL)LATAM Airlines Brasil (JJ)LATAM Airlines Chile (LA)
    Malaysia Airlines (MH)Qantas (QF)Qatar Airways (QR)
    Royal Jordanian (RJ)S7 Airlines (S7)SriLankan (UL)

  • Qantas Domestic Business Lounge at Melbourne - International (MEL) welcomes:

    • Qantas and Emirates First Class passengers connecting to a from a same-day Qantas or Emirates international flight (+1 guest)
    • Qantas and Emirates Business Class passengers connecting to a from a same-day Qantas or Emirates international flight, or departing on a same-day Qantas or Emirates domestic flight (+1 guest)
    • Qantas Platinum One and Platinum Frequent Flyer members travelling on any same-day Qantas, Emirates, Jetstar Airlines or a oneworld flight (+2 guests)
    • Qantas Gold Frequent Flyer members departing on a same-day Qantas, Emirates, Jetstar Airlines or oneworld marketed and operated flight (+1 guest)
    • Emirates Platinum Skyward members departing on a same-day Qantas or Emirates flight (+1 guest)
    • First class passengers departing on a same-day international flight operated by a oneworld airline (+1 guest)
    • Business class passengers departing on a same-day international flight operated by a oneworld airline (no guests)
    • oneworld Emerald members (+1 guest)
    Notes:
    • For connecting passengers, lounge access will be determined on the international long haul ticketed flight (either First of Business Class) regardless of the ticketed class of travel on the international short haul or domestic flight.
    • American Airlines Admirals Club members do not have access to this lounge unless their ticket or status qualifies.
    • Qantas Club members do not have access to this lounge but may use the Qantas Club nearby.
    View detailed access rules at qantas.com  

    Cards accepted



  • Qantas Domestic Business Lounge
    3.5
    Based on 11 Reviews
    Michael H.
    Michael H.
    2015-12-18 00:17:13
    This is one of the oldest Domestic Business lounges on the Qantas network, and this is starting to show.The lounge hasn't received major renovations in a...
    Barry T.
    Barry T.
    2014-07-03 14:39:39
    Free food, liquor and fast Internet. What more can you ask for?!Even though it isn't as good as the international lounges, It's still better than the...
    Nick C.
    Nick C.
    2016-02-14 21:59:34
    Free food, liquor and coffee. Woohoooooo!!!!!! A little dated and a lack of power points however a good sanctuary away from the masses in the terminal. Back...
  • Overall Rating:
    1 comment

    1. Dr Balthazar

      Not bad, but a long shot from where it could be, especially when compared to what QF are capable of in the first class international lounge in Sydney. The food is OK, there are fresh salads (depending time of day), nice yoghurts for breakfast, and the selection varies by time of day and there’s practically always something nice to nibble on. Usually there’s plenty of seating available, but it can get a bit tight during rush hour.

      However, in the first class domestic lounge (which they call business domestic), the absence of proper champagne is inexcusable. The god awful acid reflux instilling bubbles they try to pass off as champagne is revolting. That’s -2 stars for the business, and -1 star for the business / club lounges. Comeon Alan Joyce, it’s not that hard to take that last step, this ain’t JetStar!

      This same review applies to all QF domestic lounges (first/business and club) I’ve visited. I’ll post this same review accordingly to each that I have visited in the past 12 months.

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