In our special Christmas series we honored the best luxury hotels just yesterday. Today it’s on time to honor the best airport lounges we were invited to spend some time this year. Once again, we did not stay at all amazing lounges on this planet, but had the pleasure to enjoy some on four different continents. Our top five definitely is worth visiting if you get the chance!
Complimentary massages, plenty of freshly prepared food items on the buffet, modern interior and a toilet with views of the tarmac. Can it get any better than that? For us, not really.
Even though SLOW Lounge Johannesburg is accessible with a simple Business Class ticket on a British Airways flight operated by Comair, as an oneworld Sapphire or Emerald member or holding selected South African Credit Cards, the lounge is just amazing. Sometimes it must not be sparkling or shiny to be amazing. SLOW Lounge Johannesburg is the perfect example therefore!
Definitely tougher to access is Thai Royal First Lounge Bangkok, the most extensive First Class Lounge of Thai Airways.
Private rooms with a television, a personal computer and a comfortable couch, restaurant service with a choice of dozens of freshly prepared dishes, stylish interior and an one hour complimentary massage (which we were not able to make use of as we were travelling on Etihad Airways) make Thai Royal First Lounge Bangkok an amazing retreat prior departure.
Etihad Airways got two lounges at Abu Dhabi International Airport which we find one to be a little bit superior to the other one.
The Terminal 3 lounge made it into our top three airport lounges as it offers comfortable seating, plenty of entertainment options including little TV corners, iMacs and plenty of newspapers, very friendly and helpful staff and an amazing buffet. Especially the latter with freshly squeezed juices and dozens of cold and hot dishes is totally amazing.
Lufthansa offers passengers flying in First Class or holding a Star Alliance Gold Status access to a few different Senator Lounges at Frankfurt Airport. We had the pleasure to enjoy the one at Terminal B and actually had a great time.
The lounge is spacious and bright, offers a decent choice of different seating options, nice nap rooms as well as several shower rooms. While there is no à la carte menu, we found the breakfast buffet to be great. Combined with good service, Lufthansa Senator Lounge Frankfurt (B) definitely deserves a spot in this list!
British Airways Galleries First Lounge London Heathrow is actually not the flagship lounge of British Airways, but rather the second best at the airport. However, this isn’t too bothersome as the lounge is very nice nevertheless.
There is plenty of seating and a nice terrace (inside the airport, but very airy). The buffet spread is average, but there’s also an à la carte menu as well as a champagne bar. Both add a lot of quality to the offerings and make the British Airways Galleries First Lounge London Heathrow one of the best lounges we were to enjoy this year!
We enjoyed some more amazing lounges this year. These include Maple Leaf Lounge Frankfurt, SLOW Lounge Cape Town and the second Etihad Airways Premium Lounge in Abu Dhabi. These didn’t make the cut, but definitely deserve to be mentioned here anyway. For 2016, we’ll try to visit and review several more amazing lounges for you and hope you’ll keep enjoying our reviews!