Lounge Review: British Airways Terraces Lounge Berlin Tegel

Even though many passengers are departing and landing at the Berlin Tegel Airport each day, there is not much choice when it comes to lounges. As an oneworld frequent flyer, you may only access the British Airways Terraces Lounge. This one, however, offers a pretty solid experience. Yet, it’s worth a mention that not everything went smooth when we visited the lounge.

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Usually, we use the Air France Lounge at Berlin Tegel Airport as this one has great employees and a good breakfast buffet.

Wokring Area in the British Airways Lounge

Working Area in the British Airways Lounge

However, we decided to also give the British Airways Terraces Lounge located right underneath the Air France Lounge a shot.

Seating Area in the lounge

Atmosphere of the lounge

As the lounge is a little bigger, it seems to be more spacious. There are different areas for lounging, working and smoking.

The seating provided is not luxurious, but comfortable enough. The interior may not be modern, but it is absolutely sufficient.

Buffet at the British Airways Lounge Berlin

We visited the British Airways Terraces Lounge at the Berlin Airport in the evening, which meant that we were expecting at least one warm dish.

Sandwiches in the British Airways Lounge

Sandwiches in the British Airways Lounge

Sadly, the Terraces Lounge in Berlin doesn’t offer warm food. The lounge only provides sandwiches, fruits and some candy. You may also grab chips that can accompany your drink.

Choice of fruits in the BA Galleries Lounge Berlin

Choice of fruits in the BA Terraces Lounge Berlin

The choice of alcohol is surprisingly good. The British Airways lounge is stocked with many premium liquors and a choice of different red and white wines.

There are dozens of softdrinks available

There are dozens of softdrinks available

Juices to mix are also available. Also, the good choice of soft drinks (all in fridges) is worth a mention.

Entertainment at the British Airways Lounge Berlin

What was very good in my opinion was the choice of books, magazines and newspapers. All newspapers are daily replenished and the choice is absolutely sufficient.

Newspapers are replenished daily

Newspapers are replenished daily

The magazines include a lot of airline specific papers like board magazines or board shop guides. Only few known German or International magazines are available.

The magazines available are mainly board magazines

The magazines available are mainly board magazines

However, we did like something else: The little bookshelf that can be found in the business area. A very good idea that makes spending time in the lounge way more enjoyable.

A nice little touch: Books in the BA Lounge

A nice little touch: Books in the BA Lounge

That’s especially true when considering the fact that the WiFi is working very bad. The speed was low and the connection broke several times when we visited.

Bottom line British Airways Lounge Berlin

Summed up, the British Airways Lounge at Berlin Tegel Airport is nothing to write home about. The only thing really good is the choice of drinks and alcohol. The service is okay (from time to time dirty dishes are collected) and the taste of the food is fine as well.

You may enjoy some candy in the Galleries Lounge Berlin

You may enjoy some candy in the Terraces Lounge Berlin

However, the limited choice and the bad WiFi are two points that may deter you from trying the British Airways Terraces Lounge. All in all, the lounge is okay for a few minutes before departure, but nothing to plan extra time for.

 

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7 Comments on “Lounge Review: British Airways Terraces Lounge Berlin Tegel

    • Very interesting. In my opinion, there are several better hubs (even though Berlin is my home airport). But it’s great to hear that you did never have any problems 🙂

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