Lounge Review: Alitalia Tintoretto Lounge Venice
Alitalia Tintoretto Lounge Venice was our starting point for an interesting journey, which took us from Venice to Bangkok via Rome and Abu Dhabi. While the lounge is typical for a regional airport, we actually liked the modern design and the decent buffet. Even though I’m not a fan of what most SkyTeam carriers offer in terms of lounges, Alitalia really steps up in this regard!
After a rather strenous boat ride from Venice to the airport, which took over an hour, we had to wait another 45 minutes for the check-in to open as we were not able to print a boarding pass on the machines or in the internet as we were booked on a codeshare flight.
As soon as we had our boarding passes we headed to the lounge, which is located airside. The agent who checked us in was very friendly and also tried (and failed) to print our boarding pass for the onwards journey.
Seating in the Alitalia Tintoretto Lounge Venice
The Alitalia Tintoretto Lounge Venice is one of the tiniest lounges I’ve seen in some time. There is room for not more than 30 or 40 people at a time, but considering that even in „rush hour“ a maximum of two SkyTeam flights are leaving, this is fine.
Nevertheless, the lounge was rather crowded when we entered, so I couldn’t snap very good pictures. Yet, the few photos should show very good why I adored the design of the Alitalia Tintoretto Lounge Venice.
Everything not only looked brand new, but also extremly stylish. That’s the kind of Italian design you expect from Alitalia.
While very small, the lounge had a range of different seating including high-top seating, dining tables and some couches to relax. Overall, the hard product of the lounge is absolutely decent.
Buffet of the Alitalia Tintoretto Lounge Venice
Something else than design Italians are known for is good food. In a small lounge like the Alitalia Tintoretto Lounge Venice I don’t expect something spectacular and though was not disappointed at all.
There was a very good coffee machine, a selection of cold drinks and also a choice of wines and spirits. When it comes to food, the selection was limited, but just fine for a lounge of the size of the Alitalia Lounge at Venice Airport.
On three platers, there was a selection of small pizza slices, some sandwich slices and also granola bars. Moreover, whole fruits and some cookies were available as well.
This all may not sound spectacular, but I rather have some tasty snacks prior a regional flights than any spectacular set-up with average food.
Entertainment in the Alitalia Tintoretto Lounge Venice
Spending time at the Alitalia Tintoretto Lounge Venice was actually more enjoyable than I expected. That’s beacuse there’s a truly decent choice of entertainment options.
In a little corner next to the buffet, there’s an area with several plugs and also tables, which looked like they might be decent for getting some work done. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the lounge, but the speed was horrible throughout our stay.
At some points, the internet provided in the Alitalia Tintoretto Lounge Venice was even completly unusable. That said, there were several alternatives including a choice of national and international newspapers and a television showing an English news channel.
Bottom line Alitalia Tintoretto Lounge Venice
While I was shocked about the niveau of the Air France Lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, I was pleasantly surprised by the Alitalia Tintoretto Lounge Venice, which somewhat relativised my picture of SkyTeam.
The lounge is tiny, but comes with a modern and sleek design and very comfortable seating. The buffet is not any spectacular, but is actually just fine for a lounge at a small airport like Venice Airport. The only real downside of the Alitalia Tintoretto Lounge Venice is the weak Wi-Fi, but this may have been just a temporary issue!