This is our review of Helsinki Aspire Lounge, Schengen area, which we visited in spring 2023.
Access and Location
The lounge is located in the Schengen area after security, next to the gate 27. This lounge serves as business class lounge for numerous airlines like Lufthansa, KLM, Air France, airBaltic,…
Furthermore, you can access this lounge with your Priority Pass, Lounge Key or Dragonpass.
The lounge offers a variety of seating options, ranging from standard tables and sofa areas to high tables. However, as this lounge serves multiple airlines and the closure of the seating area on the first floor, it was relatively crowded. The only less crowded area was a small windowless room located in the back.
Food and Drinks
The food and drink options at Helsinki Aspire Lounge, reviewed here, were subpar.
Regarding drinks, the lounge provides a selection of low-cost spirits, wine, and beer. A coffee machine was available, but the taste was disgusting. Only a pouring machine is available for soft drinks, and some of the options were not replenished.
In terms of food, the lounge only offered a limited number of cold options such as bread, salad, yoghurt, and spreads, none of which were particularly appetizing.
Given the availability of excellent food options in the terminal, it is advisable to avoid eating at this lounge.
The lounge provides basic amenities such as power outlets and WiFi, and nothing beyond that.
The toilets were in an awful shape and most of them were out of order. As you can see in the picture. This raises concerns about the frequency of their cleaning and maintenance.
If you need to quickly grab a drink before your flight, the lounge could be an option.
However, due to the unappetizing food and unclean bathrooms, we do not recommend spending an extended period of time here. Instead, it is advisable to opt for the many other food options available within the terminal.
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