Flying any other airline but Vietnam Airlines from Saigon will probably mean that you’ll be sent to the Rose Lounge. I was flying Qatar Airways – an airline known for its high standards – and the Rose Lounge didn’t let the airline, nor me, down.
Plenty of seating space; comfy arm chairs and a good view to the tarmac. The A/C worked well, too (not a given in Vietnam where you often find yourself either freezing or sweating indoors...).
Immaculately clean; no complaints whatsoever.
Food and Drink
A delicious ‘all-you-can-eat’ style buffet with Vietnamese and Western foods awaits you in the Rose Lounge. This being Vietnam, I of course had to go straight for the pho - which was delicious. The egg rolls also went down well. Drink selection includes water, juice and beer. I did not see any wines.
International and Vietnamese newspapers and magazines were available, as well as free Wi-fi (which worked well).
Very friendly, gracious and kind - right from the reception staff and to the cleaning ladies; all were friendly and effective.