BERLIN – AviationSource received complimentary access to the Lounge Tempelhof in Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Here is our take on it.
The Berlin Brandenburg airport currently features 3 Lounges, the Lufthansa Business Class & Senator Lounge, the Zeitgeist VIP Lounge, and the Tempelhof Lounge.
The Tempelhof Lounge is located at the southern end of the main pier. The lounge hosts Business Class Passengers from multiple different Oneworld and Skyteam carriers, as well as United Airlines and some independent airlines.
The lounge is named after the old Berlin Airport Tempelhof and another Lounge called Lounge Tegel is set to open when travel gets back to normal.
The Tempelhof Lounge Features the best apron views I’ve seen in ages and even better seating to enjoy the apron views.
The Lounge offers multiple different seating areas, from a dining area with bar chairs to some recliners with great apron views and lounge chairs which are great for work.
The lounge is designed very openly and modern, leaving a lot of free space while still offering sufficient seating.
During my stay in the lounge, lunch was served in the dining area. The food was served on a self-serve buffet. The range of foods offered was more than sufficient.
They offered multiple starters, desserts, a selection of bread, and a salad bar, as well as two warm main courses which both tasted alright. I fell for a dessert which I had way too often!
The highlight of the Lounge for me was the self-serve bar and the drink selection. It offered a massive variety of drinks, alcoholic and nonalcoholic.
I myself went for a Gin Tonic, with a couple of ice cubes and a slice of lime. The tonic was available in 0,25 glass bottles in a fridge behind the “alcohol area”.
I think it’s worth mentioning that the lounge features high-quality glassware which is far superior to the glassware of other lounges.
The nonalcoholic drink selection was also very substantial, offering classic soft drinks, as well as lemonades, juices, and a personal first for me in a lounge: Red Bull. If you’re a coffee/tea person, you’ll also find a selection of coffee and tea in the lounge.
Conclusion: In recent weeks I’ve visited half a dozen lounges across Europe and I have to say that the amount of space the lounge offers makes it far superior to many others.
The food selection was amazing and for the drink selection, I’m not able to find words that describe this masterpiece of perfection. All in all my favorite Lounge is in Berlin and in Germany and is one of my top 3 Lounges in Europe. Great work from the Team at Berlin Airport!