Ok, as seasoned travelers for business and pleasure, we have been to many different airport lounges before – domestic and international, across many different airlines. Usually, once you have seen one lounge, every other lounge is pretty much the same. It’s quite difficult to impress us anymore.
But WOW! The Turkish Airline lounge in the International Departure area in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport (IST) really surprised us. I mean really surprised us. It’s by far one of the best airport lounges we have been to, in terms of food and beverage options, facilities, and services. The lounge is spacious with many relaxation areas including entertainment room with big screen TVs (think personal movie room), laptop docking stations, billards room with pool table, a computer center equipped with state of the art Macs and the list goes on. The lounge also offers different hot and cold appetizers, snacks and desserts as well as a wide selection of beverages and liquors. And best of all, everything was complimentary! What more can we say?
This was a fantastic way to start our trip to Kenya as we headed to a safari! We also stopped here on the way back so we got to enjoy this fabulous lounge twice! =)
If you don’t believe us, check out the pictures below.