February 01, 2013 Istanbul Turkey Middle East

The PrimeClass Lounge, Istanbul Airport (Closed)


Welcoming: 3/5

Food Temperature: 8/10

Ambiance / Music: 6.5/10

Menu Choice: 4/5

Food Taste: 18/30

Architecture / Interior: 6/10

Food presentation: 7/10

Service: 7/10

Value for money: Soon

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Located in the CIP lounge at the International Terminal, the TAV “primeclass” Lounge offers special and privileged services to all Prime Pack guests, Priority Pass Card holders and contracted organizations which logos are at the door. You can pay 30Euros and access this place at any time.


This lounge is not too big and at times while you're there it becomes overcrowded but for the services offered at the price proposed, it is worth it. Surely better than the 24 Euros paid at the Malaga airport with nothing in return. There was enough food to actually have a good dinner, a speedy internet connection, a relaxing chair... These are a few of the services that are enough to encourage you to try. I spent 5 long hours in this lounge, put luckily it passed by like an speeding arrow.

The provided services: 
Free wireless internet, daily newspapers, monthly and weekly magazines, massage chairs, a shower room, a rich snack bar, Individual leather sofas, safe deposit boxes, two beds, a long drink bar, soft drink fridges.
The place:
  • One single room of around 300 sqm
  • White and beige large relaxing leather sofas
  • Real wood floor with other sections of white marble
  • A shower
  • A clean bathroom
  • A massage chair with its individual TV
  • Two beds inside a cocoon for more privacy
  • A chef behind the bar always at work, moving around under the 4 stainless steel reflective lanterns
  • A large meeting desk or dining table
  • Four individual working tables with two chairs each
The Food proposed:
  • Fruits: Peaches, oranges, bananas
  • Cooked dishes: Rice with tomatoes, roasted beef and noodle soup
  • Cold fridge: Sushi rolls, smoked salmon, little salad bowls
  • Desserts: chocolate brownie, chocolate eclair, chocolate profiteroles
  • Drinks: Fresh brewed coffee, orange juice, hot water, soft drinks and alcoholic cocktails
  • Bread and Bereg (Turkish pastry with cheese)
I like this lounge. Next time I will be trying the one next to it, giving you a detailed comparison which will help you make your choice the next time you are in Istanbul.





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