Turkish Airlines VIP Lounge
A home on your way home
A lounge half as big as a professional soccer field!
With Trovel I recently had the opportunity to visit one of the most impressive VIP lounges in the world, found in the International Departures Terminal in the Ataturk International Airport, Turkey. Although I’ve been to 25 lounges, this one is undoubtedly my favorite one.
This enormous and unique lounge is half the size of a professional soccer field. With its 2 floors it can hold up to 2,000 guests a day and offers a wide menu that even includes desserts and beverages (alcoholic and nonalcoholic). The highlight of this gastronomic area is the amazing olive cart with all sorts of varieties from Turkey and other Mediterranean countries.
But not everything is related to food at this lounge. You can also enjoy a Balinese shower in a private bathroom with all of the amenities you can imagine: bed, bathrobes, toiletries and towels. Right in front of the private showers, you will find the relaxation rooms. Thanks to the beds in these private rooms, you can take a little nap before your connecting flight. In my case, I had a 7 hour connection and was able to try this comfortable option.
For those that travel with little ones, there is a movie area, television with themed channels and playpark.
Even the not-so-little-ones can have fun here: there is a pool table, Scalextric, Play Station with NBA games and a library area for reading. There is even virtual golf! Yes, you understood well, with Turkish Airlines you can play golf at the airport!