We checked in to the Qantas First Class Lounge in Melbourne before boarding our flight to the USA. Whilst the entrance is less grand than the the Sydney Qantas First Class Lounge, the lounge was as welcoming and comfortable as you'd expect.
Upon entry to the lounge, i was greeted warmly and presented with the Spa Treatments menu. Without any issue I was booked in for a treatment in 10 minutes time.
The 20 minute back massage started with aromatherapy and ended with a sooting warm towel, an excellent way to prepare for a long haul flight.
There are plenty of different seating areas within the lounge. Upon entering there is a small working area directly to your left, followed by a series of differnet seating option, the recliners with views overlooking the tarmac were particularly popular.
Sectioned off quiet reading areas as well as TV rooms provide privacy and different entertainment Zones.
The lounge has a couple of different options to for drinking and dining. Self serve stations offer soft drinks, wine and beer, and snacks whilst a full service restaurant at the far end of the lounge serves Neil Perry culinary delights, a full service bar is also available for drinks and as an informal dining option.
As we were in the lounge at dinner time ahead of 9:40pm flight to the USA, we opted to have a full dinner in the dinning room. The restaurant has an extensive menu and exceptional service. I chose salt and pepper squid followed by a red duck curry both of which were delicious.
Although a little on the small side, The Qantas First Class Lounge was an excellent place to refresh and relax ahead of a 14 hour flight. We thoroughly recommend making use of the Spa Treatments available and also enjoying the seasonal dishes created by Neil Perry available in the First Class Lounge Restaurant.
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