Lounge Review: Virgin Australia Lounge Melbourne
The Virgin Australia Lounge Melbourne might well be one of the most stylish domestic lounges I’ve been to. While the food spread isn’t anything to write home about, the facilties as such are truly beautiful and worth enjoying.
The Virgin Australia Lounge Melbourne is one of the two big Virgin Australia lounges. I had the chance to have a look at the lounge prior to my Virgin Australia Business Class flight to Sydney. In the late morning, the lounge wasn’t very crowded, making it an enjoyable place to hang out. Access is granted to Virgin Australia & partners frequent flyers, Business Class passengers and lounge members. The lounge is located landside, but offers a Premium Security Line.
Seating in the Virgin Australia Lounge Melbourne
What makes the Virgin Australia Lounge Melbourne such a nice place to hang out is the fact that the lounge feels utterly stylish. The whole design just perfectly fits the Virgin brand.
Another amazing fact about the Virgin Australia Lounge Melbourne is that it features an extensive window front, which makes the lounge very bright and allows spotting airplanes.
The Virgin Australia Lounge Melbourne features several different seating areas. Closer to the buffet, there are several dining and bar style seating options.
To the back of the end, there are mainly comfortable armchairs with a great view of the tarmac.
What’s true for all the seating in the Virgin Australia Lounge Melbourne is that it feels very modern and stylish.
Buffet of the Virgin Australia Lounge Melbourne
The Virgin Australia Lounge Adelaide sort-of disappointed me when it came to food options. The lounge in Melbourne on the other hand offers a fairly decent choice.
While I wouldn’t say that the lunch spread was amazing or anything, there were at least a couple of fresh and healthy salad options, several whole fruits, cheeses, cold cuts, veggies and sliced fruits. Plus, there’s the typical sandwich maker, which you can find in all Virgin Australia lounges.
When it comes to the drink options, you may either grab a soft drink at the buffet or have any alcoholic drink or freshly prepared barista coffee at the bar.
Entertainment in the Virgin Australia Lounge Melbourne
The Virgin Australia Lounge Melbourne comes with plenty of entertainment options including several magazines and newspapers, televisions showing news channels throughout the lounge and very quick and reliable Wi-Fi.
There is also a decent business center, which allows you to work if you didn’t bring your laptop or any other device. I’d say that there is not much what a domestic lounge could offer in terms of entertainment.
Surely, there are also washrooms and showers in case you want to freshen up before your flight. What’s especially cool about the lounge is that there was a temporary art gallery.
Overall impression of the Virgin Australia Lounge Melbourne
I totally enjoyed my visit to the Virgin Australia Lounge Melbourne. The lounge is spacious, stylish, bright and thus feels like a place, where hanging out is nice and fun. The entertainment options are plentiful and the Wi-Fi is top-notch. The buffet isn’t especially great, but the barista made coffee and the fresh options are a plus. Another major advantage of the Virgin Australia Lounge Melbourne is the private Security Lane, which brings you into the departure area in a breeze.