Bangalore had a tremendous premium airport lounge beforehand referred to as Above Floor degree Lounge and it was closed for greater than a 12 months. Now in its new avatar on the identical location we now have the 080 lounge, which mainly refers back to the STD code of Bangalore.
Whereas we’re gonna see the evaluation of 080 lounge at home departures, there’s additionally one other 080 lounge on the worldwide departures, identical to the way it was earlier than.
Each lounges are actually owned by the airport and operated by TFS, the identical firm that operates a lot of the lounge & eating retailers throughout Indian airports.
Observe the lounge signboards that may ideally take you to the doorway from the place you possibly can both goto the BLR lounge (accessible by most playing cards) or this 080 lounge (premium) primarily based on the playing cards you’ve gotten.
You’ll must take the escalator to proceed to the newly opened premium lounge positioned one flooring (mezzanine flooring) above. You may additionally use the elevate positioned on the identical facet of the escalator.
Listed below are the playing cards that at the moment provides complimentary entry to the 080 lounge positioned at home departures,
- American Specific Credit score/Cost Playing cards
- Precedence Move
- Axis Financial institution Debit Playing cards (Precedence & Burgundy)
- Different applications as seen in above picture
They might add few extra playing cards within the close to future however I suppose that might be restricted to solely premium playing cards.
Warning: Notice that the majority Precedence Move playing cards issued in India are chargeable ($27 per go to) for home lounge entry, besides the PP issued with HDFC Infinia & Citi status.
There have been two check-in counters and thankfully there was no queue, as anticipated. I used certainly one of my American Specific Credit score Playing cards to get entry and was allowed in inside a minute or so.
Seating and Interiors
The lounge was huge with so many sections designed thoughtfully to present a contemporary look.
There’s a giant eating space subsequent to the buffet unfold with numerous eating tables. Right here’s a fast look,
When you’re accomplished with eating, you would possibly need to meet up with some work, so that they’ve designed a separate space with many desks and fashionable workspaces.
Additionally they had few extra of those with closed workspace which could assist if you have to go for a fast zoom assembly or an vital cellphone name.
Above chairs faces BLR lounge positioned on the opposite facet which can get you the view and loads of happiness, as a result of different lounge is often crowded, noisy with virtually 100% occupancy on a regular basis. Perhaps BLR wants another lounge.
So you’re feeling particular right here, and right here’s the view:
When you’re accomplished with the work, you would possibly need to chill out a bit, how a few library? Right here’s a fast have a look at the library that has 2 good throne like chairs,
I do know that you could be not need to go to a library, so how a few mini theatre?
They’ve a pleasant setup for a mini theatre with a big TV display screen, besides that solely cricket performs there and also you’re not given entry to the distant. When requested, I used to be instructed that quickly they could give web entry to the TV with Netflix and distant entry.
Unsure how true was that, as a result of who will get to decide on what to observe might trigger a problem.
Coming quickly: VIP part. There’s a VIP part simply behind the check-in counter and its closed as of now. After I noticed that and requested, I used to be instructed that will probably be opened quickly and might be accessible solely by enterprise class travellers.
It’s an a-la-carte fashion lounge space identical to the premium part of the Amex Lounge in Mumbai and could have its personal stay cooking station. It is going to be fascinating to see that when it opens.
The one factor that I miss on this lounge is the comfortable recliner, which was there within the Above Floor Stage Lounge earlier.
You get virtually something you possibly can anticipate in a lounge. Not simply that, the meals can be rattling tasty.
So I went for a number of rounds and tasted virtually the whole lot that they had, from predominant course to desserts after which some buttermilk and juices.
Every little thing tastes exceptionally good. The workers was clearing my plates one after the other each 5 minutes with a smile.
I had a dinner buffet at ITC Royal Bengal that prices 2K INR only a day earlier than I visited this lounge and I can inform you that this lounge buffet is nearly as good as that.
Properly, in-fact its a lot better, as a result of ITC didn’t even have fruits or fruit juices. Right here you get all of them and much more, as they’ve a separate stand for aerated drinks and you will get some mocktails too (chargeable).
The 080 Lounge is probably one of the best airport lounge in India unquestionably. I spent about 3 hrs on this lounge and it went like 3 minutes – that’s as a result of they’ve so many sections to discover and its simple to free monitor of time.
The lounge had about ~10% occupancy after I acquired in and it went to ~20% after I left. I hope they don’t settle for lot many playing cards and make it as crowded as the opposite lounge.
To sum up, what you get is mainly a lavish buffet and an opulent lounge, work & a mini leisure space.
Have you ever been to the 080 home or Worldwide lounge at Bangalore? Be happy to share your experiences within the feedback under.