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After arriving on a pleasant business class flight from Chicago I had a couple of hours to spare post border control. First stop was the Priority Pass lounge which was fairly unmemorable, but still a nice respite from the airport, and next was Iberia Business Class lounge. I arrived into Terminal 4S, hopped on a train to terminal 4, cleared immigration and then proceeded up to the main level to visit the Priority Pass lounge.
If you’re following a similar process then you’ll need to head up another level to access the Iberia business class lounge. It’s a bit tricky as the escalator you’ll need to take is tucked behind some of the duty free shopping, but once you see it, it’s fairly straight forward.
- When: December 2018
- Where: Madrid Terminal 4
- Access: Business Class ticket from Madrid to Rome
- One World Sapphire or Emerald
As I’d mentioned before, the lounge is a little hard to find if you’re already on the main shopping/dining level. But keep an eye out for this exterior which is just past security if you’re arriving at the airport.
The lounge is nearly a mirror image of itself. The lounge is centered around a bar area that is flanked on either side by large dining areas with a wide varitey of seating configurations. It’s a big, open air lounge that suits families as well as business travelers alike.
If the initial seating area you enter is crowded go through the bar area to its twin where you’ll nearly the same food and beverage options. I found the first area to be quite crowded but the rear area nearly empty.
Off to the right of the rear dining/lounge area are the showers. Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time in the lounge to wait for one to vacate, but judging by the state of the rest of the lounge they’d be quite nice and newly done.
Just past the showers is a small gaming and play area for those of you traveling with children or just can’t wait to tear up some gamers 😉
If I’m transiting Madrid airport again I would flip flop my time allocation to yield more time to this lounge over the priority pass lounge. The food was better, faster wifi, and considerably more space and privacy. If you don’t have access, mosey your way to the Priority Pass lounge as you can get a quick snack, soft/hard drink, and a quick shower. But, between the two…this is in a different, better league.
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