Have you ever found yourself with a little too much extra time during a layover? I personally love a 3 hour layover, because I feel it’s comfortable timing so you don’t worry about missing your connection — but it’s also not too boring. I’ve tried to nap on a few too many airport benches to realize that sometimes it’s worth it to pay a few bucks to be comfortable, while killing time at the airport. Recently, I decided to check out the Sama Sama Express Lounge KLIA location. I had a 7 hour layover flying from Bali to Seoul. Check out my review below to get a better idea as to whether this lounge is worth a visit!
Some airport lounges require you to have a Priority Pass membership to enter or require you to be flying first or business class with a particular airline. Other lounges allow you to pay a daily rate to use their services. At the KLIA airport, the Sama Sama Express Lounge allows for anyone to pay to relax in their space. You can stay for 3 hours for 45 RM (about $11 USD) per person. Included in this price, you can hang out in the comfortable lounge seats, use the wifi, take a shower, drink coffee, soda, and water, and enjoy an included meal. If you ask me — the $11 is well worth it!
I chose to hang out and relax for my 3 hours. I also ate the included meal. This allowed me to rest up in a comfortable environment before heading back out to the airport for a couple more hours before my flight.
As for entrees, you can choose one from a small list. There are standard offerings — like a hot dog, fish and chips, and sandwiches — but it works for a meal before you head off to your next flight! I traveled with my husband on this trip, so here are both of the meals we chose.
I think one of the best parts about visiting an airport lounge is having the ability to take a shower! I don’t know about you — but I feel gross after a long flight. At the Sama Sama Express Lounge, the shower area was simple, but clean. There are separate stall areas for each shower. There were also soaps, shampoos, and hairdryers available.
If you have a longer layover, the Sama Sama Express Lounge also has hotel rooms! Currently a 6 hour time block hotel room rental is 255 RM (about $62 USD). If you’re looking to get some sleep in between a flight — this can be another option to consider.
If you find yourself with a few hours to kill in KLIA — I recommend checking out the Sama Sama Express Lounge so that you can rest and relax!