February 25, 2016

Review: Lufthansa Senator Lounge, Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL)

Trip to Budapest and Berlin in February

A couple of weeks ago, I traveled to Budapest and stayed there for three nights. I stayed at both Hilton properties and then on my way back to Stockholm, I spent one night in Berlin. I flew with Lufthansa via Munich in economy class so I did not include any flight reviews but I was able to visit a few lounges along the way. From Berlin, I flew on SAS in economy class but with my Star Alliance gold card, I was able to visit the Lufthansa Senator Lounge in Berlin.


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Review: Lufthansa Senator Lounge, Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL)

Lufthansa Senator Lounge Berlin Airport, pretzels

Date of visit: February 16, 2016

Location: Terminal A landside, upper level
Access: Lufthansa and SWISS first class passengers; Miles & More HON Circle members; Star Alliance first class passengers; Miles & More Senator members; Star Alliance Gold passengers
Opening hours: Daily 5:15 am to 9:15 pm

Lufthansa Senator Lounge and Business Lounge signage

Lufthansa Lounges entrance

Seating

Lufthansa Senator Lounge, seating

Lufthansa Senator Lounge, seating

Lufthansa Senator Lounge, seating

Lufthansa Senator Lounge, seating

Dining

Lufthansa Senator Lounge, buffet area

Lufthansa Senator Lounge, buffet area

Lufthansa Senator Lounge, salad

Special of the Day: Döner, chicken kebab in pita bread with yogurt sauce

Warm buffet: rice, sweet potato mix, Berlin curry sausage

Soup: Chard Soup

Lufthansa Senator Lounge, desserts: Chocopudding with custard

Desserts: Apple cake with raisins

Lufthansa Senator Lounge, wine selection

Work and entertainment

Lufthansa Senator Lounge, business center

Lufthansa Senator Lounge, magazines and newspapers

Lufthansa Senator Lounge: shoe shine machine and reading materials

Smoking Room

Lufthansa Senator Lounge, smoking room

View

Lufthansa Senator Lounge, view of the concourse on one side ...

... and the airport grounds on the other.

CONCLUSION

Knowing that Berlin Tegel Airport is not a Lufthansa hub, I did set my expectations low during my recent visit here. Surprisingly, this is a very nice lounge and is no different from the other Lufthansa lounges in Frankfurt and in Munich. Entrance to the Senator Lounge is to the right of the reception as the Business Lounge is on the left side. I found the lounge quite large and spacious and during the whole time I was there (from 2:30pm to 4:30pm), it never got crowded. I loved the fact that they had really good selection of food from the buffet with soup, rice, and a dish of the day which was "döner". The wine selection was also extensive. Lastly, the wifi connection was fast. The only thing that was missing was a shower. Overall, this is a very nice lounge and is definitely worth spending your time at before your flight from Tegel Airport.

For a detailed review of this lounge by loungereview.com,  please click here.


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