The Airport Lounge, Birmingham
We spent Christmas in Mexico, before we departed for our flight to Cancun, Minime and I had the opportunity to check out the Aspire Lounge South at Birmingham Airport. The reason we decided to do this was because it helps to ease the time for a long-haul check-in, giving us time to relax and refuel before the flight – it also provided me with a last minute opportunity to charge my tech – perfect. Most people spend up to three hours in the airport lounge and we can see why!
This is the second Aspire Lounge to open at Birmingham Airport, and we found it thoroughly relaxing. There are work booths, family booths and social seating available and a wide range of complimentary drinks included in the entry cost. The lounge contains a Quiet Zone, perfect for those looking for a space to call their own for a couple of hours. It is stylishly decorated and comfortable.
There is a self-serve buffet, with a very good selection of hot and cold food to keep our belly full before your flight including cooked breakfasts, cereal, fruit pastries and yogurt. If you are flying later in the day you can choose from pasta, curries and soups and the lounge also caters for vegetarians and gluten-free or you can choose from the deli counter which has fresh meats, cheeses and salads.
Minime enjoyed tucking in to some hot breakfast and a glass of juice. Children are welcome in the lounge as long as they are supervised by an adult at all times.
We took full advantage of the free WiFi and charging facilities meaning my phone and the iPad had full batteries before our flight. What was also really great was the wide selection of newspapers and magazines to browse through during our wait.
There weren’t any toilets within the actual lounge but there are some just a short walk from the lounge entrance. The lounge is open to all travellers but they do have a Smart Casual dress code so no football shirts and tracksuits etc, smart jeans and smart trainers are fine though.
The lounge opens at 4.30am daily and closes at 6pm, the only day it is closed is Christmas Day. For us it was a much-needed bit of chill-time before we got on our flight, the staff were great and the food was lovely. Prices start at £20.99 per adult which included food and drinks. We were also provided this handy map.
If you are travelling we would highly recommend the Aspire Lounge.
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Posted by: Sarah Dixon | Posted on: January 16, 2019 | Posted in: TRAVEL