Lounge Review: SkyCourt Lounge Budapest
SkyCourt Lounge Budapest is one of only few lounges at Budapest International Airport. It’s a third-party lounge operated by Malév Ground Handling which is accessible for most oneworld frequent flyers as well as holders of Priority Pass. SkyCourt Lounge Budapest is not any spectacular, but offers a fair spread of food, comfortable seating and some entertainment.
When we flew from Budapest to Berlin, we had the pleasure to enjoy the facilities of SkyCourt Lounge Budapest.
The lounge is located airside, one level above the busy SkyCourt shopping and dining venues in the center of Budapest International Airport Terminal 2.
The location is convenient for all gates, but the location has one big disadvantage: There are no windows and logically no tarmac view.
Seating at SkyCourt Lounge Budapest
The independent SkyCourt Lounge Budapest stretches out on 270 square meters (2.906 square feet), making it one of the biggest lounges at the airport.
There are two separated seating areas, but no dedicated rest or sleeping area. In all seating areas, different kinds of armchairs may be found. All those got fabric covers, making them quite comfortable. There are seating areas for eating and some for relaxing or reading a newspaper.
Additionally, there is a little business corner with highchairs. The whole interior of SkyCourt Lounge Budapest is modern and very clean, making seating at the lounge very comfortable overall.
Eating at SkyCourt Lounge Budapest
As most third-party operated lounges, SkyCourt Lounge Budapest offers no hot dishes. Instead, there is a buffet with several cold choices.
Neither of these looked absolutely appealing, but everything we tried was at least not bad. When we visited SkyCourt Lounge Budapest, there was a choice of packed sandwiches as well as several savory snacks available.
Moreover, some sweet choices like pieces of cake or cookies were awaiting us on the buffet. Something positive about the buffet is the choice of regional products as all snacks apart from the packed sandwiches were at least traditional Hungarian snacks.
When it comes to drinks, there was a wide range of soft drinks (in a refrigerator) and alcohol, including several spirits, on the left side of the buffet.
Entertainment at SkyCourt Lounge Budapest
As already mentioned, SkyCourt Lounge Budapest has a small business area with two computers that you may use free of charge.
For business and leisure, free Wi-Fi is offered throughout the lounge. The speed is average and the Wi-Fi worked well during our time in the lounge. Additionally, SkyCourt Lounge Budapest offers a wide range of newspapers and magazines available at different spots in the lounge.
Most papers are Hungarian, but there is an international choice as well. Something else worth mentioning are a few televisions playing international news channels (without any sound).
Overall impression of SkyCourt Lounge Budapest
SkyCourt Lounge Budapest is one of these lounges you’ll pretty much forget about after your flight departed. Considering it’s a third-party lounge, seating as well as the food were absolutely okay. The entertainment options are very basic and so was the service. SkyCourt Lounge Budapest was by far no lounge to complain about, but it’s definitely none to rave about either.