The next few reviews are all out of place due to camera issues, but they should all be done within the next few days. Anyway, after staying in London for a night and a day I was headed to Abu Dhabi on Etihad. I’m a massive Etihad fan, so I was quite excited to visit the Etihad Lounge London.
Etihad’s lounge is located directly across from the Skyteam lounge opposite gate 10.
The lounge is actually one of the oldest that the airline has, but it’s still in brilliant condition and also includes a separate Residence lounge which I able to get some photos of.
The Residence Lounge isn’t near as big as it’s big brother in Abu Dhabi, but it’s still a good size and definitely feels exclusive.
The lounge features a bar area, dining table, private bathroom with a shower and a few lounging chairs.
All of the Residence lounges use the 18 carat gold Bernadaud plates, Vera Wang glasses, and Studio William cutlery.
As you can see, the space isn’t massive, but it’s roomy and very comfortable.
The regular area is a combined First and Business lounge with the only difference being First passengers get a complimentary massage treatment.
The lounge has an abundance of comfortable seating and a heap of wall power sockets.
Lounge attendants are always walking around offering and food or beverages.
I decided to visit as early as possible to get photos when it was quiet, and I’m glad I did. When I first got there, there were probably ten people at most, but it quickly filled up.
The lounge has a kids area which seemed to be neglected as running screaming children would often run around the lounge. A few people didn’t seem happy about it; I don’t blame them.
The lounge has a bar which wasn’t used much in the morning but was very popular after 12:00.
This is the dining area where a la carte food is served, there was a menu, but I didn’t get photos of it. If you don’t want to eat at the tables, you can order from your seat, and the staff will bring it to you.
The other seating area is more a self-served space. Opposite all of the seats is a buffet spread with both hot and cold options.
If you’re wondering what the door is, it’s an exit/entry for the Residence lounge.
About and hour before boarding I decided to have some small dishes to eat.
To start with, I had the Arabic Mezze.
Next was the gnocchi.
And lastly a dessert, which I can’t remember what it actually was.
After eating, I went and got my final pics before boarding commenced. As is the norm with Etihad lounge, there was prayer room.
The bathrooms were spotless, and there were attendants in there the whole time cleaning it as it got used. Bathroom photos have to be the most awkward thing I do when reviewing; I get some ‘Interesting’ looks.
Even though the lounge isn’t one of the newly furnished ones, it’s still a brilliant place to relax before your flight. The food, seating and staff are all fantastic, and I really enjoyed my time in the lounge.