December 7, 2016

Review: Business Lounge, Tallinn Airport (TLL)

Trip to Vilnius, Lithuania and Tallinn, Estonia

A couple of weeks ago, I was traveling again and this time, I visited two Baltic cities namely, Vilnius and Tallinn. It was my first time to visit Vilnius and I was really glad to have visited this beautiful city as they have a very nice Old Town with lots of interesting sights to visit. Since I have gold status with Club Carlson, I booked my first night at the Radisson BLU Hotel Lietuva which is famous for its Skybar and my second night at the Radisson BLU Royal Astorija Hotel which is located in the heart of the Old Town and where famous dignitaries like the King of Sweden and ex US President Bush have stayed in the past. Although I've been to Tallinn a few years ago, it was only for a few hours as we were on a cruise that time. This time, I stayed for two nights, staying at the Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn on my first night and at the newly opened Hilton Tallinn Park for my second night where I was given an upgrade to a one bedroom suite 😍 I flew with SAS and LOT in economy class during this trip but since I have Star Alliance gold status, I had access to the SAS Gold Lounge in Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, the IDW Esperanza Resort Lounge in Vilnius Airport and the Business Lounge in Tallinn Airport. It was just a short trip since I had to be back in Stockholm for work but I definitely enjoyed every minute of it and hopefully, I will be back again soon πŸ˜‰


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Review: Business Lounge, Tallinn Airport

Business Lounge, Tallinn Airport

Date of visit: November 23, 2016

Location: Schengen area, after security and shopping area, turn left and take elevator to the 2nd floor
Access: Business class passengers of airlines like Finnair, Lufthansa, Aegean, Aeroflot, LOT, Turkish Airlines, etc; Star Alliance gold members; Skyteam Elite Plus members; One World sapphire or emerald members; Priority Pass, Dragon Pass and Diners Club card holders
Opening hours: Lounge opens 1.5 hours prior to first scheduled flight departure and closes after last scheduled departure

Tallinn Airport

Tallinn Airport

Departures hall

Shops and restaurants

Business Lounge

Signage for the lounge

Lounge Entrance

Lounge entrance

Reception

Lounge reception

Seating

Lounge seating

Lounge seating

Kid's corner

Dining

Dining and buffet area

Buffet area

Mozzarella and tomato sandwich, sandwich with fried egg and ham, chicken parmesan sandwich, croissants, Caesar salad with chicken, potato and ham salad

Vegetable puree soup πŸ˜‹

Snacks and draft beer

Softdrinks like Coca Cola, Coca Cola Zero, Sprite, Fanta and Schweppes

Juices and alcoholic drinks including Crafter's Gin, Gustav Riesling TrΓΆcken, Terra dei Ciliegi, Chateau du Pin Bordeaux

Work & Entertainment

Business corner with one PC and printer

Wifi is complimentary throughout the lounge.

International magazines and newspapers

There are three Samsung TV screens.

Relax

Innovative relax chair

There are also two massage chairs.

Toilet & Showers

Gentlemen's toilet

There's one shower room

Coat Closet

Coat closet

Outdoor Terrace

Outdoor terrace

View from the outdoor terrace

CONCLUSION

This is the only business lounge in Tallinn Airport and as such, I thought the lounge is fairly nice overall. There are several seating areas with cozy ambience and a fireplace although the best side is the one facing the tarmac as you can get great views. Of course, there's also an outdoor terrace which is not very common so kudos to this lounge for this idea πŸ‘ The food offering was okay although it consisted mainly of sandwiches and salads. The only warm food was a soup which tasted very good πŸ˜‹ The drinks offering were a bit limited in my opinion. Overall, this is a nice lounge although the food and drinks offering could be better.


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