July 31, 2016

Review: Stockholm Arlanda Lounge, Terminal 5 Arlanda Airport (ARN)

Trip to Bangkok flying in Qatar Airways Dreamliner & A380 Business Class

Last month, Mike and I traveled to Bangkok where we spent four nights exploring the city. Our original flight on Qatar Airways was in economy class but luckily, we ended up being upgraded on 3 of the 4 flights. Thanks, Qatar Airways! As for our lounge access, we had to rely on my Air Berlin Gold card as operational upgrades do not grant lounge access, aside from the fact that our upgrades were given at the gate. The weather in Bangkok was not perfect as there was a bit of showers almost everyday but still, we were able to make the most of our stay there. As I have Hilton Diamond status, we chose the Conrad Bangkok and Millennium Hilton Bangkok as our "home in Bangkok", both of which I highly recommend to everyone as they are two of the best hotels we have stayed at. It was a very short but memorable trip and I really hope to be back soon to one of the most amazing cities in the world, Bangkok!



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Stockholm Arlanda Lounge, Arlanda Airport Terminal 5 

Date of visit: June 25, 2016

Location: Pier F Non-Schengen, after passport control, take the escalators and turn right
Access: First and Business Class passengers flying on Emirates; Business Class passengers flying on Qatar Airways, Air Serbia, Ukrainian International Airlines, Novair Thomas Cook Airlines and Rossiya; One World status members flying on Qatar Airways; Priority Pass and Lounge Club members
Opening hours: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays 8am to 10pm; Tuesday, Friday 8am to 7:30pm; Wednesday, Sunday 8am to 7pm

Entrance

Stockholm Arlanda Lounge entrance


Access rules

Opening hours

You can also access the lounge by paying 250sek (adults) and 100sek (7-15 years old)

Seating

Lounge seating with high chairs

Seating with views

Seating

Seating

Kid's area

Dining


Dining area and buffet

Dining area

Chips, nuts, bread

Hummus, potato salad, cream cheese chives

Gouda cheese, turkey and chicken

Self serve espresso machine

Biscuits

Ecologica red and white wine, fruits

Beverage corner with different kinds of softdrinks and beer

Dining area

Entertainment

There was a good selection of newspapers and guide books and one TV screen where most of the guests watched the European football match. Wifi is also complimentary both in the lounge and in the rest of the airport.

Flight departure screen

View of the other lounge downstairs

Toilet

There are toilets but no shower rooms.

CONCLUSION

I have previously visited the Menzies Executive Lounge in the past so I was excited to visit this lounge as well. It used to be the lounge for Emirates first and business class passengers but at present Qatar Airways is also using it. The food and drinks selection from the buffet was good and I specially loved the chicken. Wifi was also fast allowing me to do some work. It is easily noticeable that the design is very IKEA obviously promoting local art. During my visit, the lounge did not get crowded at all because our flight on Qatar Airways was the only flight leaving that time but I'm curious how it is like during peak times. For a contract lounge, this is actually a nice lounge although my favorite is still the Aurora Executive Lounge at Arlanda Terminal 2. If you are departing from Terminal 5 and have access to this lounge, this lounge is worth a visit.


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