Lounge Review: Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru

Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru

Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru is one of two lounges in the domestic terminal of Bengaluru International Airport. The lounge is located right next to the Above Ground Level Lounge. While the size and the interior of the Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru are actually quite nice, I found both the cleanliness and the staff to be sub-par.

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When flying with Jet Airways from Bengaluru to Mumbai, we were invited to enjoy the Plaza Premium Lounge at Bengaluru International Airport.

Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru View

Location and view of the lounge are nice

The lounge in the domestic terminal is located in the main hall to the left, close to the gates, but one level above. As soon as we arrived, our boarding passes were scanned and we were granted access to the lounge.

My first impression upon entering was quite positive, BUT it appeared that the lounge attendants didn’t really take care of cleaning.

Seating in the Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru

The Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru comes with several different seating areas, which are partly separated by plants and walls.

Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru

There is a lot of different seating in the Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru

In the main part of the Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru you’ll find classic lounge seating with comfortable and modern armchairs separated by small tables.

Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru

The armchairs are very comfortable, but not very good for working

Closer to the buffet, there’s a dining area compromising of several dining tables with normal chairs. Then there’s also a bar with some more comfortable seating around.

Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru Bar

The bar offers some seating, but the bartender doesn’t work very efficiently

You can also find a more comfortable dining set-up at the right end of the lounge right next to some high-top seating with views of the gates.

Other seating areas you can find in the Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru include some more random bar-style seating and a working area with plugs around a tree in the center of the lounge.

Buffet in the Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru

While looking around in the lounge and taking pictures of the diverse and modern seating, I already recognized that cleanliness is an issue in the Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru.

Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru

The buffet did neither look appetizing nor were the items replaced regularly

Sadly, this got even more obvious at the buffet. While in the theory it’s quite nice that there are live cooking stations and also some hot items, everything was rather dirty, so you didn’t really want to grab any food.

When it comes to the food, there were live cooking stations for omelets and paratha (even in the evening), two hot dishes with rice, a salad buffet with some fruits and vegetables as well as a vitrine with several sweet treats.

I had an omelet and also tried some of the other food and all was average at best (leaving aside the amazing brownies). Drinks were limited to water, but you could get something different at the bar, which was attended by a barkeeper from time to time.

Entertainment in the Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru

The entertainment options in the Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru are absolutely fine for a domestic lounge. Upon entering, there were some Indian (English and Hindi) newspapers available.

Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru Magazines

The choice of newspapers and magazines is relatively limited

Moreover, there were several televisions showing news channels. There’s also a business center with computers in some portioned off cubicles, which are a little dark and uninviting, but have decent computers. The Wi-Fi in the Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru is provided by TATA Docomo and you need a so-called scratch card to log-in.

Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru

There is a very nice business center in one corner of the lounge

You’ll get one or more of those by letting your passport get scanned at reception. It’s kind of a difficult system, which seems to be the norm at Bengaluru International Airport. The Wi-Fi though came with a decent speed.

Bottom line Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru

It’s a little tough to draw a conclusion about the Plaza Premium Lounge in the domestic terminal of the Bengaluru International Airport. In theory, the lounge is amazing. It’s airy, it’s spacious, there are several different modern and comfortable seating areas and there are even live cooking stations. However, theory and practice must not always be the same.

Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru

The Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru is not bad, but not amazing either

When we visited the Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru it was rather dirty and the buffet looked extremely uninviting. Moreover, the staff was anything but friendly, which is weird for India. Nevertheless, I’d say that the Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru is worth a visit to grab a bite or surf the internet prior departure. For longer stays, I wouldn’t really recommend the Plaza Premium Lounge though!

 

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2 Comments on “Lounge Review: Plaza Premium Lounge Bengaluru

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