The Lufthansa Senator Lounge Schengen Munich is one of the three “old” Senator Lounges at Munich Airport. I’ve already reviewed the Lufthansa Senator Lounge Munich II and will shortly review the Lufthansa Senator Cafe Munich. There are also Senator Lounges in the Non-Schengen area as well as two new lounges in the Satellite. I’ll review all of these at a later point!
Munich and Frankfut are the home bases of Lufthansa, which basically means you can also find the most lounges there. In Munich, there are six Senator Lounges since the opening of two new lounges in May.
You have access to these lounges either with holding a First Class Ticket or any Star Alliance Gold status. The Lufthansa Senator Lounge Schengen Munich, which I’m reviewing here, is the easiest one to reach as it’s immediately located behind security.
You can also reach all gates in the main terminal in a couple of minutes.
Compared to the Lufthansa Senator Lounge B44 Frankfurt, which I’ve reviewed earlier, the Lufthansa Senator Lounge Schengen Munich is relatively small. While not really small, there are just three different seating areas.
Upon entering, there is some typical lounge seating with armchairs to the right and a combination of dining tables and normal tables to the left. As the lounge is relatively interestingly shaped, there’s another seating area to the right back of the lounge, where you can find a business centre as well as some high-top seating.
You can easily access the buffet from all sections as the buffet is located more or less in-between the sections. Interestingly, the section with the typical armchairs comes with the old design of the Lufthansa Senator Lounge, which you also find in Berlin for example.
Yet, the rest of the lounge comes with the modern design. What kind of depresses me about the Lufthansa Senator Lounge Schengen Munich is that there is no daylight. The lounge is located inside the buildings and has no windows at all. While the lighting is decent, it still is not natural.
When taking pictures of the buffet at the Lufthansa Senator Lounge Schengen Munich, the lounge was right in some sort of renovation as there were some technical problems in the kitchen.
Yet, I’ve been to the lounge several times, so I can safely say that the buffet usually is fine. For breakfast, there’s a choice of one hot option with a side (usually you’ll find scrambled eggs and sausages) and several cold options like yoghurt, cheese, ham, rolls, pretzels, cut fruits and so on.
For lunch and dinner, there are usually at least two hot options as well as several starters, salad as well as a few deserts. The most times I’ve been eating in the Lufthansa Senator Lounge Schengen Munich, the quality was relatively high. That’s also true for the drinks.
Even though there is no coffee bar in the Lufthansa Senator Lounge Schengen Munich (the two other lounges in this area of the terminal got one), you can still get a decent coffee from the WMF machine. Moreover, there’s a choice of dozens soft drinks as well as several spirits, wines and beers. The juices available are sadly not freshly squeezed.
Everybody who reads traveluxblog regularly knows that I’m a huge fan of the entertainment options offered by Lufthansa. Funnily, I find the offerings in outstation lounges better as there are usually more newspapers and magazines (even expensive ones) available for consumption in the lounge or take away.
The Lufthansa Lounge Athens is a good example for this! At the Lufthansa Senator Lounge Schengen Munich there’s also a decent choice of national and international newspapers, but most magazines are only available at the front desk.
Even there you won’t find all magazines you can find in outstation lounges. Anyway, the offerings are still pretty decent, especially as there is also a nice business centre with working cubicles (some with computers, others without).
The Wi-Fi is working very well as it is the norm for the Telekom Hotspots in the Lufthansa Lounges. Last but not least, there are also flat-screen televisions, where you can watch news channels.
For me, lounges are mostly about sitting in a nicer atmosphere than at the terminal. Sadly, the Lufthansa Senator Lounge Schengen Munich isn’t a real highlight in this regard as there is not any natural light. The terminal instead offers lots of nice seating right by the windows with great views of the tarmac.
Besides that, this Senator Lounge is quite good. The buffet is definitely better than average, the sitting is quite comfortable and the entertainment options are plentiful. The good Wi-Fi also makes working quite easy. Especially compard to other lounges in Munich like the Atlantic Lounge Munich, the Lufthansa Senator Lounge is a real heaven!