Monday, 9 October 2017

The Plaza Premium Lounge Terminal 2 Heathrow Airport Review

Recently on a trip to Iceland, I had the opportunity to review the Plaza Premium Lounge at Terminal 2 Heathrow.

I am a big fan of executive lounges having tried the Virgin lounge at Heathrow, the No 1 lounge at Gatwick and Heathrow and the Executive Lounge at Cardiff airport.



The Plaza Premium lounge at Heathrow terminal 2 is situated after departure.



On arrival, we checked in at the reception desk, who welcomed us and advised us of the Wi-Fi password.  The Zen-inspired lounge has mood lighting, lots of space and is decorated in muted tones of creams, browns and beige. One of the first things I noticed was that the music playing was relaxing adding to the overall ambience of the lounge.



There are a few of different areas to sit, most with comfy chairs and sofas and a high table area with power points.
There is a bar area where you can order your drinks. Wine and lager are included in the price, as well as soft drinks, tea and coffee and some spirits. Tea and coffee are available from a machine and cans of drink are in a nearby fridge. You do have to pay for certain premium spirits. There was a selection of snacks on the bar which was a nice touch including nuts, olives and tortilla chips.



We sat down and made ourselves comfortable before going to the main serving area for food. We had just missed breakfast at 11.15am so the lunch options were out instead.


The food area had a selection of cold and hot dishes including some vegetarian options such as vegetable frittata, chick pea tagine, potato wedges and Cajun veg
wrap.



There was a decent salad selection, with cheeses and meat including salami and ham.



A tempting bread selection with butter and Flora was also available.



We decided to try the hot options and were pleasantly surprised. The chicken tikka masala was full of flavour with a touch of spice, whilst the rice was light and fluffy and not stodgy. The chicken stew was also a tasty dish, and in combination with the peas, cauliflower and sweetcorn available as a side dish it made a great nutritionally balanced meal. 







If you have a sweet tooth or only wanted a snack, double chocolate muffins were available as well as croissants. My son headed straight for these and demolished a load in no time! If you wanted something healthier fruit salad was available as well as apples.

Wellness options are available in a seperate area, at a cost and these include manicures from £35 and a selection of different massages from £15. 


What did I think of the lounge? The Plaza Premium lounge at Heathrow is the perfect place to get away from the crowds. It's definitely a 'grown-up' lounge, and has a classy feel to it, with mood lighting and chilled out music playing. Children are welcome but there is no children's play area or other facilities for them.  The food options were decent and you could have a full meal if you wanted it, thus saving you money elsewhere. Alcohol, as well as hot and cold drinks, are included. There would be no problem having a few drinks before your flight, but I would think getting drunk would be frowned upon.


Ports to charge your laptop were available as well as a selection of reading materials including newspapers and magazines and Wi-Fi was free. Staff were pleasant enough. Would we pay again to use the Plaza Premium Lounge? Whilst prices are not cheap at £35 for two hours, if you could afford it then it is definitely a great way to start a special holiday. 



Pin for later

Tell me what do you think of the lounge? Do you use airport lounges when you go on holiday?

SHARE:

15 comments

  1. The mood lighting would help to create a peaceful experience and I wouldn't have guessed it was in a busy airport. The chicken tikka masala sounds lovely with the spicing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is a lovely relaxing lounge, and the lighting does help.

      Delete
  2. I love that there was a good range of vegetarian options and it is great that it is so zen like. The ambiance is truly wonderful x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think vegetarian options are so important, and many people are cutting down on the amount of meat they eat as well as being essential for vegans and vegetarians.

      Delete
  3. Well I honestly wouldn't mind my flight being delayed if I could wait in a lounge like this lol. Very good amenities and love the decor too.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Indeed a very relaxing place to stay on. Perfect especially when you are having long flights. Great place to relax while waiting plus of course eating such delicious foods.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's so nice to get away from the bustle of the airport and the food was good too.

      Delete
  5. I do love relaxing in a lounge before heading off on holiday x

    ReplyDelete
  6. You would never have guessed from the pictures that this is inside an airport! It looks wonderful

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow! i wish i got to use the airport lounges when i go on holiday as never really even considered it before but now i see how good the food is i just might give it a go. Usually i am late and running to catch the plane so might need to improve my tardiness first though hahahaha!!!

    http://www.ohmyskin.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If you get there with plenty of time I highly recommend a lounge like this.

      Delete
  8. I have never tried a premium lounge - I always have the impression that they aren't very welcoming for children! Kaz

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It depends on the lounge I think Kaz. I wouldn't say this one wasn't welcoming though, just it didn't have facilities for kids to run around and play.

      Delete

© The Diary Of A Jewellery Lover. All rights reserved.
Blogger templates by pipdig