Lounge Review: Hugo Junkers Lounge Düsseldorf
Hugo Junkers Lounge Düsseldorf is one of the largest lounges on the German airport. It is mainly used by oneworld and independent airlines. Moreover, access is granted to Priority Pass members. As one of only few third-party lounges, the Hugo Junkers Lounge Düsseldorf offers tarmac view. Also, seating is quite nice with several different arrangements. Only the buffet is just average.
Düsseldorf Airport is one of the biggest airports in Germany. However, there are not too many lounges in the Schengen Area of the airport.
Due to that, Hugo Junkers Lounge Düsseldorf is used by mainly oneworld airlines including the biggest carrier at Düsseldorf Airport, Air Berlin.
Even though third-party lounges usually leave a lot to be desired, the Hugo Junkers Lounge Düsseldorf offers a decent experience.
Seating in the Hugo Junkers Lounge
Hugo Junkers Lounge Düsseldorf consists of several seating areas and a small buffet area in the back of the lounge. Most seating areas are bright due to the large windows with tarmac view.
However, only few seats actually got tarmac view. Only some high chairs right next to the window make you enjoy beautiful views of the airplanes passing by.
Nevertheless, seating is good throughout the lounge as the chairs are modern and the tables are mostly good for working. There’s even a more private area next to the reception area.
Even though this area doesn’t offer daylight, it may be a very good spot to doze or sleep after a long flight – especially as there is no dedicated sleeping area.
Food in the Hugo Junkers Lounge
The buffet of the Hugo Junkers Lounge Düsseldorf is not as good as the seating. The only warm dishes (not changing) are chicken skewers and vegetable cookies.
While both are not bad, you have to be lucky to get them hot as they get cold in the thermos boxes very fast. Cold choices at the buffet include several different yoghurts, some sandwiches, muesli, cookies, fruits, cake and some rolls.
There are definitely worse lounges when it comes to food, but the Hugo Junkers Lounge Düsseldorf is not really game changing in this area either.
At the same time, the choice of drinks, including several spirits, wine and beer, is quite good.
Entertainment in the Hugo Junkers Lounge
While the buffet at the Hugo Junkers Lounge Düsseldorf is average at best, the choice of newspapers and magazine available is top-notch.
There’s not only a choice of several national newspapers, but also several international ones including French, Italian and Spanish papers. For those who prefer television as a form of entertainment, there is one large screen in the largest seating area.
This one is usually showing news channels like CNN on mute. The Wi-Fi in the lounge works fine and is even usable for up- and downloading pictures.
Bottom line Hugo Junkers Lounge Düsseldorf
Especially considering it is a third-party operated lounge, the Hugo Junkers Lounge Düsseldorf offers a very good experience. We especially liked the nice tarmac view and the several different seating arrangements. While the buffet is a little boring, it’s good enough to grab a snack.
As the staff was friendly and worked efficiently, there was nothing we would have really criticized while spending time in the lounge. Overall, the Hugo Junkers Lounge Düsseldorf is by far not one of the best lounges in Europe, but it offers a decent experience that’s just right before a short or medium range flight!