Review: Lisbon Airport ANA Lounge

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The ANA Lounge in Lisbon Airport’s terminal 1 is a bright and airy space perfect for unwinding before your flight or between connections. It’s located up the escalator in the main concourse of the airport, like a stairway to heaven.

The lounge is open from 5am to 11pm, and the maximum stay is three hours. Entry costs €25 if you show up (€15 for children). This is the same as on ANA Portugal’s website. You can also book through GoSimply.com for £20, which is usually less than €25 (at the time of writing it’s around €22). Discounted rates are available to Priority Pass and Dragon Pass customers, and those flying with the following airlines either get in for free or at a reduced rate:

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Air France
  • KLM
  • Air Nostrum Lineas Aereas
  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Emirates
  • EuroAtlantic
  • Lufthansa
  • Luxair
  • STP Airways
  • Swiss
  • TAAG
  • Tunisair
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines (filial portuguesa)

You can book by emailing [email protected], calling +351 218 413 658, online at ANA’s website, or just at the reception desk on the day (which is what I did).

Seating and space

The lounge is pretty big: around 900 square metres. This is divided into a few different seating areas, all with a different vibe.

Choose from armchairs, set out in a row with small tables and charging stations, or grab one of the restaurant style tables for a more social experience. TV shows and football matches are projected onto the wall in this area, a bit swankier than your usual 32″ telly. There are also some couches near the reception desk, and further canteen seating at the back.

There are loungers with footstools facing out to the airfield, through the lounge’s panoramic windows. This is perfect for relaxing with a glass of bubbly (but more on that later).

Relaxing amenities

If you’re sleepy, walk behind the mirrored wall and you’ll discover little relaxation nooks. These spaces have chaise long style beds, a small table and adjustable lighting. They’re away from the hustle and bustle so you can have a bit of a snooze.

The lounge has showers so you can quickly freshen up. You can purchase a towel and shower kit from the front desk for €15.50. There’s also a spa, an HP business area with computers, and a smoking lounge for those who fancy a cheeky puff.

Food & Drink

Now the most important part – food! In this lounge its abundant, I counted at least three coffee and snack stations as well as a hot food counter. There are Nespresso machines dotted throughout the lounge, so you can make yourself a lovely espresso once you wake up from your nap.

If you’re peckish you’ll find plenty to nibble on. There’s a small selection of salgados and baguettes on the hot counter. Baguette fillings include stir-fried veggies, roast pork, chicken, tuna, smoked salmon and cheese so there really was something for everyone.

If you’re not too hungry there are plenty of snacky bits and bobs such as nuts, olives and potato chips. The alcohol selection is decent – you can easily knock yourself up a quick cocktail, or avail yourself of the free beer and wine (yes – including cava!).

Soft drinks include Compal fruit juices in a range of flavours (peach, orange, orange & mango, red fruits, tomato, apple) and glass bottles of Coca Cola, Fanta and Sprite. Sparkling water and milk are also available.

Internet Access

The lounge’s internet is okay. I conducted a speed test and got an upload speed of 4.52 and a download speed of 2.78. This is fine for checking emails, writing blog posts (hello!) and general browsing, but if you’re planning on uploading HD videos from your trip it might be a bit frustrating.

I personally had no issues with any websites loading, so if you want to bash out a bit of work before you jump on your flight it’s fine. There aren’t really any desk areas to work from, apart from the dining tables, so be prepared to pop your laptop on your… lap.

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