April 15, 2016

Photo Review: Turkish Airlines Lounge, Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST)

Traveling to Israel and Palestine with a sidetrip to Petra, Jordan

A few weeks ago, I traveled again with the Singelresor group after our trip to New Zealand and this time, we went to Israel and Palestine making a side trip to Petra, Jordan. With all the negative things being written about the safety of traveling to these countries, we actually did not experience anything that could be considered unsafe. Nevertheless, it is always advisable not to go to where the "conflict" is. The highlight of this trip for me was definitely being able to visit Petra and Jerusalem. We flew with Turkish Airlines in economy class so I did not write any flight reviews.


Photo Review: Turkish Airlines Business Class Lounge, Ataturk Airport (IST)
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Turkish Airlines Lounge billiard room/library, Istanbul Airport

Date of visit: April 2, 2016
Last updated: November 8, 2016

Location: Airside near gate 220
Access: Business Class passengers flying on Turkish Airlines and other Star Alliance member airlines; Miles and Smiles Elite and Elite Plus members + 1 guest; Star Alliance gold passengers; United club members: Air Canada Maple Leaf Club members; Turkish Corporate Club card holders
Opening hours: 5am to 1am

Lounge Entrance

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, entrance

Reception Area

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, reception area

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, turnstyles

Batman V Superman Sponsorship

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, Batman V Superman ad by Turkish Airlines

Main Floor

Lockers

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, lockers

Media Room

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, media room

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, media room

Movie Theater

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, movie theater

Work and Entertainment

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, business center

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, newspapers

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, kid's playroom

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, playstation

Dining

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, dining area

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, pasta, noodles, etc.

Freshly made pizzas are served here among others. Note: Be quick to grab a slice once they start serving it because it's very popular!

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, salad station

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport

One of many drinks stations

Tea and coffee station

Concierge Desk

One of several Concierge Desks where you can book a shower suite among others.

Shower Suites

Once you have booked for a shower suite, you will be given a buzzer which will "buzz" when it's your turn.

Shower suites

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, shower suite

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, shower suite

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, shower suite

Bathrobe and towels

Slippers

Blower

Atrium

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport atrium

New Lower Level

Staircase with Turkish Airlines logo

View from the main floor

Seating

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, seating

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, seating

Dining

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, dining area

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, dining area

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, Turkish Olives

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, salad station

Lentil Soup, for breakfast ;)

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, dessert station

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, dessert station

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, baklava

Lemonade and sweetened homemade ice tea

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, tea bar

Trolley bar

Entertainment

Full size golf simulator

Miniature race track

Video game and archade machines

Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Airport, piano

Suite Rooms

Comfortable bed and pillows

A short video of the suite room.

Flat screen TV

Work desk with 2 bottle of water, wifi code, Sony ipod/iphone player

Slippers

Two coat hangers

Toilet

Gentlemen's toilet with TV screens

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


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