May 09, 2014 London UK Europe

No.1 Traveller Lounge: Heathrow Terminal 3

Phone Number: +44 844 335 1801

Address: Longford TW6, London, UK

Website: http://www.heathrow.com

Price Range: 5-100 $

Following the signs leading to Lounge F, I was welcomed into a warm space of violet, grey and wood colors and located on the first floor of the terminal. I'm not sure why but I was expecting a casual lounge with airline signboards, but this one was different from all the others.

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At the door, a hostess simply welcomes you and you are on your own. A long alley, a bar to the left and, to the right, a labyrinth of corridors taking you to the other side of the lounge as well as the private rooms. No.1 Traveller is a lounge, a bedroom provider and a spa at the same time and is open for travelers of specific airlines, Priority Pass holders and people who have paid for access. Whether you’re traveling for work and need unlimited Wi-Fi, or you want to kick-start your holiday with a spa treatment, the No.1 Traveller Heathrow airport lounge provides the perfect airport escape.

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The place is a bit claustrophobic but interesting:

  • Filled with sofas and chairs, the space is really condensed
  • Many private rooms can be booked and closed off with a glass door for more intimacy or business meetings
  • The lounge has a cinema room with a list of broadcast times
  • The Snug, a king of grotto, has holes in the wall for sleeping and relaxation
  • A long white table could well be many people’s a dream dining table
  • A long bar, serves complimentary drinks and others can be paid for but everyone gets a complementary dish per person

N1_Traveller_Lounge_London_Heathrow_Airport24 Good to know:

  • One hot dish is included in your lounge entry, in addition to a wide selection of complimentary items from the pantry table
  • Drinks from the bar, including wine, beer and spirits, are also complimentary
  • The lounge is located after security and is open daily from 4.30am to 10.30pm
  • Once you arrive in the main departure lounge follow signs for Lounge F and go up to the first floor

Lounge sections:

  • Complimentary items from the self-service pantry table
  • A freshly-prepared dish from the kitchen
  • Bistro with table service
  • Fully tended bar
  • A La Carte menu available
  • Champagne and cocktails available
  • Free, unlimited WiFi
  • Cinema, TVs and a Games Room
  • Family Room
  • Showers
  • Daily newspapers and glossy magazines
  • Panoramic runway views
  • Travel spa
  • Bedrooms (booked separately)

N1_Traveller_Lounge_London_Heathrow_Airport27 The food on display was not what I was expecting in an award winning lounge. Four oranges, seven apples, three half empty bowls of salad, three baskets of bread full of left overs, one cookie left in the two trays, and a table that was dirty and unappetizing. I personally didn't know about the "one meal per passenger" policy until I checked their website by pure coincidence. It seems they avoid telling travelers about it. The lounge is nice especially with its many hidden corners and private sections. I didn't have time to check the food but maybe you can share your experiences with us if you did. If you’re passing by Heathrow Airport and flying with Middle East Airlines, now you know what to expect.

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