The Virgin Australia Lounge Adelaide is one of the smaller lounges in the Virgin Australia network. We’ve already reviewed the Virgin Australia Lounge Melbourne here on traveluxblog. Sadly, the lounge in Adelaide is not on the same level as you’ll read in this extensive review!
While Melbourne and Sydney are the two main hubs of Virgin Australia, Adelaide is just a secondary airport. There are a few dozen daily flights, which makes operating a lounge worthwhile. However, you shouldn’t have the same expectations you would have at a hub like Melbourne or Sydney. Nevertheless, I think that the Virgin Australia Lounge Adelaide is a nice place to hang out. The lounge is located airside and just a couple of minutes from all gates at the airports, making it easy to relax until the very last minute.
The Virgin Australia Lounge Melbourne mainly consits of one large room, which has a couple of different areas. Upon entering, you’ll see a business area to the left, while there is some high-top seating to the right.
In the distance, you can see the buffet and in the middle of the lounge, there are some dining tables as well as some comfortable armchairs by the window. Next to the buffet, there is some more high-top seating. To the very end of the lounge, close to the washrooms, there’s another small area with a couple of chairs and a few tables.
The design of the lounge is relatively modern and comfortable, but does feel a little too cheap and colorful to me. I sort-of enjoyed the design of the Virgin Australia Lounge Melbourne more.
Something quite nice about the lounge in Adelaide is that is has lots of daylight. Sadly, there are no views of the tarmac though.
The buffet of the Virgin Australia Adelaide isn’t great either. I was in the lounge in the early evening and there was no hot option besides a soup at first.
Shortly before I left, one hot meal, which didn’t look especially great, was brought out.
Besides that, there was the typical Australian sandwich station with white and dark toast alongside a sandwich toaster. The cold buffet consists of ham, cheese (for the sandwiches), a couple of veggies and a few salads.
Additionally, there are some whole fruits and a few snacks like nuts and chips. When it comes to drinks, there’s a soda fountain, some wine and plain water on the buffet.
One of the highlights of the Virgin Australia Lounge Adelaide is the barista bar, where you can order (alcoholic) drinks as well as freshly prepared coffee.
I had a great cappuccino for example.
The Virgin Australia Lounge Adelaide is a typical airport lounge at a business airport. The work area is relatively big and there are work stations with computers and some without.
There is also a large communal work table. All these seats come with enough plugs to keep your devices charged. Surely, there’s also Wi-Fi in the lounge, which disappointed me a little bit speedwise.
Other entertainment options in the lounge include Australian newspapers and magazines and a television showing a news channel.
The Virgin Australia Lounge Adelaide is a nice space to hang out prior to the departure of your flight. While the lounge doesn’t come with a stunning design, there is enough seating and there’s also daylight, which I appreciate. The buffet isn’t great, but okay for a snack. The best feature definitely is the barista bar, which complements the decent offerings of the lounge nicely.