I wasn’t much looking forward to our layover in Delhi, partly because we would have already been traveling for over 10 hours. Luckily, as we were flying LOT Polish Airlines back to Europe, we knew we had lounge access at the Air India lounge since it is also part of Star Alliance. What we didn’t know, and we’re happily impressed to see, was that there was also a New Delhi SilverKris Lounge by Singapore Airlines.
As our layover was from 5am to noon we knew we had a long lounge day ahead of us, and didn’t really know what to expect. I did expect decent quality from Singapore Airlines based on their Goldflyer lounge in Singapore Chang’i, but India is always a toss up. One thing to note is that this lounge is only open from 6pm to 9am as Singapore Airlines flies out at 9:45pm and 9:55am. So it was actually perfect that we arrived early enough to check it out.
The lounge is on the second floor on the airside, and it is right next to the Lufthansa lounge. If you have star alliance Gold status you will be able to use either lounge although they are not both open all the time.
Checking in to the lounge was a breeze. We just showed our LOT tickets and passport and were given slips with the wifi code. Surprisingly there was no other guest in the lounge (for our first hour) so we had our pick of seating.
In the middle are some square leather chairs in rows and along the wall you have the same chairs sharing tables. Cody and I opted to sit at the tables since we wanted to get food right away.
As we arrived early in the morning we didn’t know what the food situation was going to be like. Many lounges only have a few pastries and coffee if you arrive before 10am.
However we were pleasantly impressed with the large selection of hot and cold, western and eastern dishes.
Overall I could say we had a pleasant experience in the New Delhi Silverkris lounge by Singapore Airlines. That could be chalked up to expecting the worst and being happy with a standard lounge, but I like to think of it as the quality you would expect from Singapore Airlines.
Unfortunately our layover was a lot longer than the SilverKris lounge was open, so we departed at 10am and headed to the Maharaja Air India lounge Delhi airport. You can read my review of the New Delhi Air India lounge here.
Time we were there: 5 AM – 9 AM