Tenerife hotels for digital nomads and business travellers

Are you planning your business trip to the Canary Islands? We know that you are already feeling the irresistible allure of their sandy beaches and holiday resorts, however, the place to be when it comes to travelling for work to Tenerife is the capital of the island, Santa Cruz, scarcely 12 minutes away from Los Rodeos airport. Transferring between the terminal and the city centre can be smoothly done by either taking a taxi in the rank found at arrivals or hoping onto the public bus line 102. If you are seeking comfort and privacy, private shuttles are also available.

Some international hospitality chains that have settled in Santa Cruz have successfully come up with a concept that combines business and leisure, so you can enjoy all the amenities of a luxury resort including poolside bars and tropical gardens without having to miss out on the executive features. Besides, choosing this area ensures we are within walking distance to the most important financial and commercial zones, as well as near the Recinto Ferial, the venue where every major event, exhibition or tradeshow in Tenerife is held.

Read below to find out more about our recommended hotels for business in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain).

Silken Atlántida Santa Cruz Hotel (4 stars)

This urban hotel in Tenerife island provides guests with complimentary WiFi access, non-smooking rooms, a rooftop terrace and a gym, among many other extras. The premises also have elevators with panoramic views to the Atlantic Ocean and the Auditorium. Every room features cable TV, air-conditioning, in-room safe and either sea or city views, and your reservation grants you the right to enjoy a varied daily breakfast or to visit the onsite Mediterranean/Canarian restaurant and taste the finest wines at the Gastrobar.

Booking a room or suite in the Silken Atlántida hotel in Tenerife grants you admission to the Jacuzzi, the sauna and the fitness center. Other services include daily cleaning, payment parking, left-luggage, ironing, laundry, business centre, meeting facilities and multilingual front-desk staff.

Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey (5 stars)

The building housing this hotel in the capital city of Tenerife is non-smoking all throughout, plus it is located in a residential area surrounded by green zones. There is free WiFi both in the rooms and the communal zones, and guests are entitled to use the fitness centre and the swimming pool as well as to relax and unwind in the terrace and the gardens. Breakfast and dinner are served daily in the restaurant on site, although there is an in-room breakfast option and two bars which are perfect to gather with your work mates or clients.

The spacious suites and rooms of the Iberostar Mencey have mini-fridge, ensuite bathroom with bathrobe and slippers and, in many cases, a balcony. After completing the check-in, the multilingual staff at the reception will assist you with additional services provided such as currency exchange, babysitting, dry-cleaning, ironing, left-luggage, safety deposit boxes, business centre, conference rooms, spaces for events and more.

Adonis Capital Hotel in Tenerife (2 stars)

The Adonis Capital is perfect for tight travel budgets. In the heart of Tenerife’s business district and conveniently situated near a wide arrange of shops, cafés and restaurants, it offers many value-added features. Its rooms feature beautiful views to the port and the Square of Candelaria, complimentary WiFi connection, flat-screen TV and private bathroom. A breakfast buffet is put at the guests’ disposal every morning (with different dietary options available).

Staying in this city hotel in Santa Cruz means you can also benefit from their car rental, shared PCs, ironing, laundry, dry-cleaning and fax services. The personnel, who speak English and Spanish, will gladly help you organise your work meetings by arranging the corresponding space and schedule.  Should you need tourist information to get around Santa Cruz de Tenerife or the island, simply ask for it.

Do you normally fly on business class? Are you a Priority Pass member? Then you can spend the waiting time before boarding your flight back home at the Nivaria airport lounge in Tenerife North aiport.

Nivaria airport lounge in Tenerife North International

Do you like to spend the waiting time before your flight in passenger lounges? To many, the idea of staying away from the noise of the transit area inside the terminals, having a drink or two, indulging in the catering and relaxing with a view of the runway where planes land and take off is simply captivating. If you seek this kind of exclusivity and are travelling to Tenerife in the Canary Islands (Spain) whether for business or on holiday, know that there is a VIP lounge in TFN. For disambiguation purposes, we are going to talk about the airport lounge in Tenerife North airport –also known as Los Rodeos-, which serves the areas of Santa Cruz, Güimar, La Orotava, Puerto de la Cruz, Teide and even Masca and Los Gigantes, although these two involve a 90-minute car commute. On the other hand, the airport in the south of the islandTenerife South or Reina Sofia– is closer to the more touristy Costa Adeje as well as of El Medano and Las Galletas, and has its own VIP lounge for passengers too.

How to get access to the airport lounge in Tenerife North airport

This lounge is open to passengers of both Schengen and non-Schengen flights, including those flying to other islands within the Canarian archipelago. While first and business class flyers, holders of some credit cards and members of frequent traveller programs like Priority Pass may be granted courtesy access to this facility, anyone taking a departing flight out of Tenerife North International airport can purchase a pass to the Nivaria lounge at its entrance. The admission fee is 26,20 euros which can be paid using cash or by card. Subscribers to the Aena Customer Club enjoy the advantage of booking through their app in advance thus getting a 30% discount off the total price.

Location and working hours of the Nivaria airport lounge in Los Rodeos

The airport lounge in Tenerife North is situated on the mezzanine after security, accessible by taking a lift you will find to your right once you have gone through the Duty Free walk-through store, or by going up the stairs found on the regional departures zone. It stays open from 6:15 to 22:30 every day of the week. In the event of suffering a flight delay, travellers can extend their visit to the lounge, although unfortunately this will not apply past closing time.

Amenities for travellers at the VIP lounge in Tenerife airport

You are allowed to stay inside the lounge for a maximum of four hours, and do not forget that, after paying the admission fee, everything is complimentary: from the food to the use of the wireless internet network, including the stations with desktop computers. In case you want to take the opportunity to catch up with work, connect your device to the free WiFi or use the business facilities you will find to the left upon entering the lounge. On the contrary, if you would rather relax before your flight, enjoy the views while having a light meal or snack accompanied by the alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage of your preference. You are equally advised to keep an eye on the constantly updated flight information panels or watch the news on TV.

In our last visit to the Nivaria VIP lounge in Tenerife North airport we had the following amenities at our disposal: fashion magazines, cultural publications, international press and local newspapers; toilets for the exclusive use of guests; a selection of cold beers, juice and bottled mineral water; spirits; a self-serve coffee machine from which you can get hot chocolate, tea and a variety of coffee specialties; sandwiches and salads; nuts, biscuits, cured meats and cheese portions packed individually; pastries and gluten-free and sugar-free options.

Will you be passing through Gran Canaria airport in Spain as well? Take a look at our review of the Sala VIP Galdós in LPA.

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Travelling to and from Barcelona-El Prat airport in Catalonia, Spain

Josep Tarradellas – Barcelona El Prat International airport is situated about 12 kilometres away from the city centre and, depending on which means of transport we choose, it may take us between 20 and 45 minutes to complete this journey.

As part of their trip planning, travellers want to figure out how to get from El Prat Airport to Barcelona downtown or how to reach their terminal of departure at BCN from Plaça Catalunya or Plaça Espanya. Below we will outline four transportation options to commute between Barcelona and the different terminals at BCN-El Prat.

Express Bus service from Barcelona airport to the city

The main fact to bear in mind if we choose the Aerobus is that it has two distinct lines: A1, for those departing from Terminal 1, and A2, for travellers going to terminal 2. Their stops are well signposted at Plaça Catalunya, Universitat and Plaça de Espanya as well as at the airport terminals, and the services run from 5:00 to 1:00 every day of the year.

Single tickets cost 5,90 euros, while return ones cost 10,20, and can be purchased in advance through their website but also before hopping into the bus. Luggage is included. The journey to Josep Tarradellas – Barcelona El Prat airport by Aerobus takes no longer than 35 minutes.

Bus line 46 from El Prat airport to Barcelona

The public bus line 46 transports travellers daily from Plaça de Espanya (the bus stops right in front of Arenas de Barcelona shopping mall) to all terminals at El Prat airport. For the reverse journey, we will need to go to the parking lot in T1 or wait outside T2B or T2C.

The first bus departs at 4:50, and the last one at 23:50. Travel cards like the T-10 are valid in this case, otherwise you will need to pay 2,15 euros for a single ticket. With this option, we will reach the airport in approximately 45 minutes.

*The TMB red bus covering the route to the airport (46) stops near most hotels near Fira Gran Via on its way to Barcelona city centre.

Travelling by train to and from BCN airport

The train line which takes us to Barcelona-El Prat airport is the “R2 aeroport”. It is crucial that we make sure we are in the correct train, as there is another R2 line covering a variation of the route. Services run from 5:00 to 23:00, stopping at Estaciò de Francia, Passeig de Gracia and Barcelona-Sants. After Bcn-Sants station, there are only three more stops before arriving in the airport about 20 minutes later.

It should be noted that trains transport travellers from and to T2 only, so if your flight departs from T1, you must take the free bus shuttle operating between the terminals. We may use the T-10 transport card for this commute as well, or pay 2,15 euros for a single ticket, which can be purchased from the kiosks inside the stations.

The underground transport network (metro trains) in Barcelona

The recently inaugurated Barcelona’s L9 Sud line is perfect to travel between the University Campus or the Fira Gran Via pavilions and the airport by subway. It makes stops at both T1 and T2, with services running every 7 minutes. A specific ticket must be purchased to ride this line if we are going to El Prat, and it costs 4,50 euros. Travel cards such as “Hola BCN” are valid in this case. The journey lasts 30 minutes from the Campus, but it is considerably shorter if we commute from the Fira Barcelona area.

Have you already decided how you will travel from Barcelona city to El Prat airport? In the meantime, you can search for hotels in Barcelona.

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Sofitel London Heathrow airport hotel inside terminal 5

Who wouldn’t love to land after a long flight and skip the transfer from the airport to the hotel under the effects of jetlag, hunger and tiredness? Business travellers as well as passengers on long-haul flights having a layover in London may sleep, relax and even work as soon as they land in T5 by booking their hotel in Heathrow airport.

This transit hotel by Sofitel is perfectly integrated into the airport passenger terminal, in such a way that, providing you arrive in terminal 5 of London Heathrow (IATA code LHR), only a short stroll from the baggage claim and arrivals area will be between you and your hotel room. This route can be covered on foot through the walkway connecting it to the aforementioned area, or else by using the free shuttle trains departing from all the other terminals.

Luxury hotel inside London Heathrow airport

Yet the perks of staying at the Sofitel hotel inside Heathrow’s terminal 5 are not simply to land and be few minutes away from lying down on your comfortable bed, the establishment also provides every service required in order to have the perfect travel experience: complimentary WiFi, soundproofed windows, private desk, gym, bar, restaurant and wellness centre.

Business facilities

If you are travelling to London for work and you need to meet up with potential clients, the hotel has 55 meeting rooms available for guests and a business centre, alongside with technological and office equipment. What is more, so as to ensure you reach your next destination in style, it also offers laundry service, dry cleaning, ironing and a fashion boutique.

Hotels rooms in Heathrow airport (Terminal 5)

Any of its 605 non-smoking rooms might be the ideal one to spend your layover in London Heathrow airport; however, there is a wide range of categories among which to choose the one that best suits your particular circumstances, as is the case with connecting rooms when you are on a family trip or with large numbers of people. Booking a “luxury” room or a suite grants you the additional right to enjoy the airport lounges.

Will you need to spend the night at Heathrow airport in London? We advise you to check availability and rates for your stay at the Sofitel hotel in terminal 5.

Where to eat in Miami International airport

Miami International airport in the United States has an unbeatable array of choices on offer when it comes to eating and drinking both before and after the security checkpoints. As travellers navigate through the concourses in the North, Central and South terminals of MIA, they are given a wonderful chance to discover new flavours and already start to explore the world by tasting meals from different countries.

If you are planning your trip to Miami and would like to know more about places to eat upon arrival or before departure, we have compiled a selection of the best restaurants in Miami International airport.

Find our suggested eateries in MIA below sorted by terminal and specific area:

North Terminal, concourse D: 305 Pizza (Italian food)

It must be taken into account that the North terminal of Miami airport is the largest one and you may need to ride the Skytrain in order to reach your gate. The 305 Pizza establishment is located next to gate D27 and sells delicious pizza in the transit area of the terminal building, along with paninis, salads and cold drinks. It stays open from 6:00 to 22:00.

Central Terminal, concourse E: Air Margaritaville (Mexican food)

Situated on the second floor of the public zone before the passport control, this mexican restaurant in MIA airport is famous for its margaritas and cocktails, although passengers find it extremely appealing because of the lively atmosphere and hearty dishes: burgers, nachos, steaks and fries are, for many, the perfect pre-flight meal.

Central Terminal, concourse F: Guava & Java (Brazilian food)

You will find the Brazilian Coffee Guava & Java after security and next to gate F14. Here, they serve savoury guava pastry with coffee, as well as sandwiches, cold drinks, yoghourts, fruit and more. Ideal for early birds, as it opens at 5:30 in the morning.

Central Terminal, concourse G: Villa Italia Kitchen (Italian food)

Also on the upper level of the central terminal, you may check your bags and enjoy some Italian cuisine in Miami before passing through the security filter. At this specialised restaurant, you may order freshly baked pizza slices, garlic bread, fresh pasta and traditional desserts. Service starts at 10:00 and finishes at 20:30.

South Terminal, concourse H: Café Brioche Doree (French delicacies)

The best thing that can happen to a coffee lover catching an early flight in Miami airport is to find out they have to board their plane in concourse H. Café Brioche Doree offers mouth-watering sandwiches, truly authentic French croissants, pastries and scones and the finest gourmet coffee. Open from 5:30 to 21:00.

South Terminal, concourse J: Bongos (Cuban food)

You may want to add a visit to this Cuban restaurant in Miami airport to your travel schedule just as one more attraction, since this is the Cuban cuisine chain owned by Gloria and Emilio Stefan. What is more, if you are flying to a destination in the Caribbean, starting off your journey by enjoying traditional dishes washed down with “mojitos” at the boarding lounge is a must. Bear in mind that it is located after security in this terminal, and that it stays open between 11:00 and 20:00 only.

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How to enjoy a safe stay in a vacation resort during COVID times

At the time of writing this post, the second wave of COVID-19 has halted travel plans for holiday goers, adventurers, exchange students, business travelers and digital nomads from every continent, and worst of all, it has severely hindered the recovery of the tourism industry, which seemed to be bouncing back in the last weeks of summer. In line with the safety initiatives started by renowned and small hotel chains, vacation resorts are going the extra mile and cooperating with health authorities to ensure travelers can have a very low or zero-risk stay, provided that the ever-changing regulations for each region allow and border restrictions and closures are lifted. Those lucky enough to finally enjoy their retreat in a beach resort these days, though, will need a little bit more patience than usual and will probably be required to sacrifice part of their own comfort for the sake of the collective wellbeing. If you are planning to take a leisure trip soon, check coronavirus updates and entry requirements for your destination on a daily basis and be ready to abide by the testing and quarantine rules that might be in effect, unless your country has a “travel corridor” agreement with the one you are travelling to.

What is a tourist corridor or bubble?

A travel corridor or tourist bubble allows travelers from different regions or countries which have reached substantially low COVID-19 infection rates to cross borders without any quarantine or self-isolation requirements. This occurs when countries demonstrate an exceptionally effective management of the pandemic and so they are deemed as low-risk destinations by the international community. Although before the second wave hit the number of regions belonging to travel corridors was rapidly increasing, today’s panorama is less encouraging, with many bans and border closures going back into effect. That is why compliance with the coronavirus prevention measures when we go on vacation is vital to reverse the situation.

Covid prevention measures for tourists

Before travelling

As a tourist who is going to take a holiday trip to a foreign country, it is your responsibility to stay fully and accurately informed of the online and physical forms your will be required to complete and submit before travelling as well as after landing at your destination: health surveillance forms, proof of a negative covid test (taken within the previous 48 hours), digital registration of personal and contact info, medical insurance and travel deposits that will cover potential PCR tests, quarantine hotel stays or hospitalization are some common requests these months.

Upon arrival at destination airport

When you land in the airport and before commuting to the tourist resort where you have made a reservation, you may be asked to undergo a temperature check, produce printed documentation as proof of the requirements detailed above, remain quarantined for a certain period either at a designated hotel or in a resort at your own expense or stay reachable at all times.

Upon arrival at the vacation resort

If you have been on holiday abroad in recent years before the coronavirus outbreak, you will notice how new procedures are now part of the welcome routine at hotels and tourist resorts. To start with, you will be tested for fever before being granted admission to the facilities, and this is likely to happen not only before checking in but also every day when you return. Likewise, staff will meticulously disinfect your shoes and luggage, and will check that you wear your face mask properly and queue up maintaining the mandatory physical distance. Although the reception clerks are likely to assist behind plexiglass barriers, it is still recommended that you download the hotel chain mobile app, using this means to interact with them or request services and assistance digitally as much as you can.

How to avoid potential risks of getting COVID while at a beach resort

As stated at the beginning of this post, bear in mind that you your next vacation will require a little bit more of extra patience and respect towards others than before. In some places, you may even have to agree to take PCR tests regularly throughout your stay, or be asked to stay in our room until the results are ready. For your peace of mind, we recommend that you opt out of maid service, thus knowing that you and your travel companions are the only ones entering your space. Contrary to that, communal zones like the onsite gyms, restaurants, wellness centers and swimming pools will surely have restricted entry, so book in advance if you can and strictly abide by all additional hygiene and social distancing rules.

Vacationing in resorts around the world

Perhaps you have decided to go on vacation in the near future or as soon as travel restrictions allow, yet you do not know which destination to choose. For some travel inspiration, we kindly invite you to read our posts about vacationing in Isla Mujeres (Quintan Roo, Mexico), staying at an all-inclusive resort in Mallorca (Spain), getting lost in the Nha Trang beaches of Vietnam or enjoying the holiday hotels of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. We sincerely hope that you can take your dream trip soon, please take care of yourself and your loved ones and stay safe!

Passenger lounges in Düsseldorf airport, Germany

Düsseldorf International airport (IATA code: DUS) is the third largest commercial aviation hub in Germany, only behind Frankfurt (FRA) and Munich (MUC). Conveniently situated close to the downtown –7 kilometres away-, the three terminals of Düsseldorf airport serve as primary base for Eurowings and as focus city for carriers like Condor, SunExpress, Lauda, TuiFly Deutschland and Flybe.

In order to navigate their way around the three concourses and the executive terminal, passengers have a monorail system at their disposal. While waiting to board their flight, the can have a drink, eat a meal, work, and take a nap or a shower at the airport lounges located in each terminal. Access to the lounges is sometimes granted according to the category of your plane ticket or your frequent flyer status, as is the case with the Emirates lounge in Düsseldorf airport and the Lufthansa Business and Lufthansa Senator lounges; for other exclusive spaces inside the terminals like the Open Sky and the Hugo Junkers lounge, having purchased a pass or being a member of a loyalty card program will suffice. For longer stays in the city regardless of the purpose of your visit, you are advised to book a hotel in Düsseldorf centre.

Airport lounges in Düsseldorf: Terminal A

As the main boarding and departure concourse for Lufthansa and Eurowings, terminal A of DUS accommodates both the Lufthansa Business Lounge and the Lufthansa Senator Lounge on its gallery level. Other member airlines of the Star Alliance like Scandinavian, Swiss International and Austrian also operate from this building. The Lufthansa lounges in Düsseldorf airport remain open from 5 am to around 9 pm every day and feature catering, internet connectivity, press and magazines, TV, work stations and showers in the case of the Senator lounge.

Lounges in Düsseldorf airport, Germany: Terminal B

This terminal is primarily dedicated to Schengen flights operated by the SkyTeam and OneWorld alliances, that is, by carriers such as Alitalia, British Airways, KLM, Air France and Iberia, alongside operations by TuiFly and Condor. In this concourse, passengers may access the Hugo Junkers Lounge on the second floor by paying for a day-access (27 euros –adults; 11 euros –kids aged 12 and under) or as members of the Lounge Club, Lounge Pass or Priority Pass frequent flyer programs, among others. The working hours of this two-level airport lounge in Düsseldorf go from 5 am to 9 pm, and passengers may enjoy hot and cold meals, drinks, complimentary WiFi, TV and showers.

Non-Schengen lounges in Düsseldorf airport

Terminal C of DUS airport is the place to go for travellers departing Germany aboard flights operated by Delta, Etihad Airways or Emirates. Besides, if they are having an overnight layover in Düsseldorf before making a connection to a destination overseas, they may stay at the Maritim Hotel, within easy reach from this building. Otherwise, to spend their waiting time in a relaxing atmosphere, they may either choose the centrally-located Open Sky Lounge (with similar opening hours to the other lounges in the airport and at the same price) or benefit from their privileges as Emirates flyers by accessing the Emirates Lounge in the non-Schengen area of Terminal C of DUS. Inside, enjoy a pre-flight drink or meal, catch up with work or take a revitalizing shower. Note, however, that the opening times of the Emirates Lounge in Düsseldorf are limited and may depend on the scheduled operations for that particular day.

Have you got everything sorted out for your business trip to Germany already? If you will be visiting other German cities for work, see our recommendations for a stay in Munich International airport.

Flying to DUS airport to visit an exhibition in Messe Düsseldorf

Business travellers attending meetings and events in Dusseldorf may find it highly convenient to book their flights to Düsseldorf International Airport with Eurowings, Flybe or Lufthansa. These airline companies operate to and from the three terminals of DUS airport in Germany together with other carriers such as SunExpress and TuiFly. DUS is the third most important airport in the country and is located 7 kilometres from the city centre. Due to its excellent transport connections to the Fairgrounds and the financial and commercial district, many tradeshow visitors prefer to stay in this area during their trip.

Ground transportation from Dusseldorf airport to the Messe Exhibition Centre

On a business trip to Düsseldorf? If you are attending a major event in the city and are staying in a hotel near the airport or commuting directly from it, know that bus line 896 transports passengers from any of the three terminals in Dusseldorf airport (A, B or C) to every entrance of the Conference Venue. Hourly services are run and a single ticket costs less than 3 euros. The journey should take no longer than 15 minutes approximately.

Hotels near Messe Düsseldorf Venue and Dusseldorf international airport

Booking a room in a hotel near Dusseldorf airport for your trip to Germany will not only reduce the hassle of travelling both upon arrival and before catching your flight back home, but also ensure smooth, quick transfers to the Dusseldorf tradeshow centre. Find our recommendations below:

The Maritim Hotel close to Düsseldorf International airport

This lodging option can be reached from the airport by crossing a pedestrian bridge from the terminal building and offers well-appointed guest rooms with soundproofed windows, ideal to get a good night’s sleep before your meetings or after a hard day of work. Additionally, it provides complimentary WiFi, room service, indoor wellness pool, daily breakfast buffet and a varied culinary offer with its onsite restaurants. The Düsseldorf Messe is only 10 minutes away.

To benefit from their promotional packages and offers to either “sleep and fly” or attend conferences and meetings in Düsseldorf, check now the nightly rates and availability for the Maritim Airport Hotel.

Airport Hotel in Dusseldorf: the Lindner

This accommodation for travellers in transit is conveniently located 1,2 kilometres away from the airport, and guests enjoy their free shuttle between the hotel and the terminals. Furthermore, a direct tram service to downtown Düsseldorf and the Trade Fair Venue (Messe) runs regularly from a stop in front of the establishment.

The Lindner Hotel Dusseldorf Airport constitutes an exceptional location for business and entrepreneurs may take advantage of its ample rooms with safe, minibar, work desk and complimentary phone calls. They are also offered an early breakfast option, high-speed Internet access at no cost, and facilities like a restaurant, a bar and a spa centre. Book your stay here.

Accommodation near Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre and the airport

The Messe-Zimmer Tus-Treff is situated 1 kilometre away from DUS terminals and 2,3 kilometres from Messe Düsseldorf. Its units range from single, double and triple occupancy to apartments with shared bathroom. The amenities for guests include WiFi throughout the entire premises, free parking, in-room coffee and continental breakfast, thus being considered as a great value for money hotel in Düsseldorf for short business stays. Enter the dates of your trip here.

Passenger lounges at Lisbon International airport in Portugal

Have you ever considered spending your waiting time before boarding the plane in a VIP lounge? Being able to relax away from the sometimes stressful airport concourses is just one of the many advantages of purchasing a premium plane ticket or a passenger VIP lounge pass.

The ANA Lounge as well as a lounge specifically designated for travellers flying with Tap Portugal airlines are located in Terminal 1 of Humberto Delgado airport (Aeroporto de Lisboa), and can be found on an upper level after security, once we leave the shopping area behind us.

What can you do in the ANA lounge at Lisbon airport?

This exclusive zone provides a vast living area featuring comfortable seats, power outlets to recharge the battery of all your electronic devices, computers, free Internet access, facilities for showering, international newspapers and magazines and panoramic views to the apron for those who love to see airplanes take off and land. While doing so, guests may also have a nice cup of coffee, enjoy a glass of wine or eat a light and healthy pre-flight meal.

How to be granted admission to the ANA VIP lounge in Lisboa

If your trip to Lisbon is over and you want to end your stay in style, know that the VIP lounge at Portela airport is available from 5am to 11pm every day, and that you can spend as much as three hours inside while waiting to board your flight.

The admission fee is 25 euros per adult, and if you are accompanied by children under 12 and older than 3, only 15 euros per each will be charged. However, passengers flying with American Airlines, Emirates, Brussels Airlines, KLM, Air France, Luxair, Swiss, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines or British Airways may enter the lounge for free or at reduced prices.

Members of the Dragon Pass and Priority Pass frequent-flyer programs are also entitled to use these lounges.

The exclusive lounge for Tap Portugal passengers in Lisbon airport

Being the holder of a first class ticket to fly with Tap Portugal instantly makes you eligible to access their VIP lounge in Lisbon. All travellers with an executive or Tap corporate ticket, as well as members of Victoria Gold, Star Alliance and American Express frequent flyer programmes have the right to enjoy this premium service.

The Tap Portugal lounge inside T1 gives you the chance to work, get connected through WiFI, refresh yourself, unwind, relax and try exquisite Portuguese dishes and wines, all in front of the marvellous scenery of the runway. If you are flying economy with Tap but still want to have these privileges, you can visit their website and buy lounge passes online providing the reference of your flight.

Have you got everything sorted out for you trip to Portugal? We can help you find hotels in central Lisbon.