Lounge Review: Erste Premier Lounge Prague
Erste Premier Lounge Prague is the lounge used by most airlines departing at Prague Airport. Surprisingly, not even the home carrier Czech Airlines comes with an individual lounge, but instead also uses the Erste Premier Lounge Prague. While not especially great, the lounge is also not bad for a lounge not operated by an airline. Learn more about the lounge in our extensive review!
Having departed from Prague several times on different airlines, I used the Erste Premier Lounge Prague several times. The lounge is operated by a bank and thus might also be entered by certain clients of Erste Bank.
Other than that, passengers of nearly all airlines departing in Prague are admitted when holding either a Business Class ticket or a certain frequent flyer status. The lounge is also accessible with a Priority Pass or similar memberships.
Seating in the Erste Premier Lounge Prague
Erste Premier Lounge Prague is separated in two different areas. Upon entering, you can choose to either go left or right. Both areas come with a buffet area with the one in the left area being a little more extensive. The design in both areas is quite appealing.
Plus, there’s a lot of daylight, making spending time in the lounge relatively enjoyable. The area to the left of reception is usually a little more crowded. Yet, the seating in both areas is relatively similar. You can find several different areas with rather relaxed seating options, working areas and a couple of dining tables. That way, you can find an area that suits your needs.
As the lounge still looks relatively new, there are no signs of usage yet. The lounge also comes with a business center and a playing area for children. Overall, I find the Erste Premier Lounge Prague to be very well designed.
Buffet of the Erste Premier Lounge Prague
As I’ve already mentioned, the Erste Premier Lounge comes with two different buffet areas. The differences between those are rather minor. Both areas come with the same selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic (cheap) beverages.
There’s also an Illy coffee machine in both areas. In my experience, the food selection is relatively limited. You can find a fridge with a couple of sandwiches, olives and vegetable sticks as well as a soup with bread. There’s also some yoghurt alongside a selection of cookies and chips available.
While you can’t find the soup and the yoghurt on both buffets, the rest of the selection can be found in both areas. Overall, the buffet of the Erste Premier Lounge is not bad, but also nothing to write home about.
Entertainment in the Erste Premier Lounge Prague
Passengers departing from Prague with lounge access can enjoy a rich choice of entertainment options in the Erste Premier Lounge Prague.
The lounge comes with several different newspapers and magazines available. It’s a nice touch that there are not only Czech and English newspapers, but also international options. You can also make use of the business center, which comes with computers and a printer.
If you are more into watching television, there are a couple of flat-screens showing news throughout the lounge. Last but not least, there’s also fast and reliable Wi-Fi available in the Erste Premier Lounge Prague.
Bottom line Erste Premier Lounge Prague
There are not many options available at Prague Airport, making the Erste Premier Lounge an obvious choice for all frequent flyers and business class passengers. I’m relatively sure that you won’t be disappointed as the lounge is quite good compared to other third party operated lounges in Europe.
Especially the modern seating and the rich entertainment selection including good Wi-Fi make the Erste Premier Lounge a great place to hang out prior to departure. The food offering isn’t great, but sufficient to grab a little snack. Overall, I’d recommend the Erste Premier Lounge Prague as a place to spend some time prior departure!