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Lounge Review: Erste Premier Lounge – Václav Havel Airport (PRG)

Erste Premier Lounge – Václav Havel Airport

 

Location: Terminal 2, Airside, Level 3
Hours: 5:00 AM to 10PM
Cost: CZK 720 per person / SkyTeam Elite / Priority Pass
Shower: Yes
WiFi: Yes, free
Spa: No
Food: Yes, served buffet style. Mostly snacks (chips, vegetable sticks) and schnitzel
Beverages: Yes, wine, beer, and liquor is complimentary
Table Service: No

 

Introduction

After a week in Europe, our trip was coming to an end, unfortunately. Our flight was scheduled for 9am, with a layover in Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) then on to Newark (EWR) but thanks to a mix up on Delta’s part, we had to move our flight and take a later flight with an extra layover, this time routing through Charles de Gaulle Paris (CDG), then on to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta (ATL) before finally making it back home to New York John F. Kennedy (JFK). After a long conversation with Delta, our flights were confirmed, and we made our way through security then on to the lounge.

Thanks to the mix up, we were not flying in Business Class on this leg, not that it matters too much since it’s really the difference of having a spare empty seat. They did not direct us to the lounge upon check-in, but I did notice that the Erste Premier Lounge was a Priority Pass Lounge, so I figured it was worth checking out.

Looking for a Snapshot of the lounge? Jump to the Takeaway

 

After security, we followed the signs towards the lounges, and had to take the stairs (or the elevator) up to the third floor.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge entrance

I used my Priority Pass card to gain entrance to the lounge, but it turns out I could have used my SkyTeam Elite status for entry as well.

The lounge is separated into two areas – a cafe area and a “relaxation zone” (I didn’t have the creativity to coin that one, took it from the Prague Airport website). With the exception of the cafe tables and chairs, both sections basically provide similar offerings.

At the entrance, if you turn right, you’ll hit the cafe area.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge cafe area

There were a few cafe tables in this area for people to dine at.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge cafe tables

Past this was a small seating cove, which. On the wall was a flatscreen TV.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge seating area

In the center were rows of overstuffed chairs, divided by curtains of beads to create a cozier space.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge chairs

Up against the wall was a cushioned bench with tables and seats. The seats had a very tall back, which created a sense of privacy. I loved these.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge tables and chairs

This area also had a small play section for children.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge children’s play area

This half of the lounge had a buffet as well, located by the cafe tables and chairs.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge buffet

In the fridge was fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, juice and water.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge buffet

The lower half of the fridge had more juice, plus wine and beer.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge buffet

The buffet offered an interesting mix of snacks – cookies, cereal, nuts, bread, schnitzel and chips.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge buffet

PRG Erste Premier Lounge buffet

PRG Erste Premier Lounge buffet

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge coffee machine and sodas

This section also had the bathroom and shower room.

The bathroom was fairly simple, offering basic amenities like hand lotion and cotton swabs.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge bathroom sink area

The bathroom had floor to ceiling dividers for the toilet, and a small diaper changing station on the countertop.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge bathroom

The shower room was located next to the bathroom. The shower room was equally simple in terms of amenities. At least there was a hair dryer.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge shower room

There was tons of paper towels, but I didn’t see any towels in the lounge. Not sure if you could ask the front desk for these.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge shower room – sink

The room had a standard shower stall, with and adjustable shower head.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge shower room

The… soap(?) in the shower stall appeared to be the same hand soap that was by the sink. If you were to use the shower, I’d recommend bringing your own toiletries (and a towel – though I really hope these are available at the front desk!)

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge shower room

The other section of the lounge (the “quiet” area) was, for the most part, offered the same seating options as the cafe area, but without the children’s play area.

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PRG Erste Premier Lounge quiet zone

The buffet had similar offerings, though had hot options like tomato soup and turkey with spaetzle.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge buffet

This area also had some yogurt and jams that the other area didn’t.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge buffet

This buffet also had a shots dispenser.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge shots dispenser

They also had a refrigerator with beer and Becherovka, an herbal bitter.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge beer refrigerator

There was a business center available as well. Printing services were available for lounge guests.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge business center

This area also had the tall seats that I loved.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

As with the cafe area, the center space had rows over overstuffed chairs.

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

The small tables between the seats each had electric outlets (and ethernet ports, if you still used those).

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

PRG Erste Premier Lounge

 

The Takeaway

Considering we were in Terminal 2, which only serves flights that depart for cities within the Schengen zone, the lounge was pretty decent. Not a great food selection, plus the shower room was severely lacking in amenities (and by that I mean conditioner is an amenity). There was no shortage of beverages, however, which is a plus. All in all, it’s not a bad lounge to spend an hour or so at – which I imagine is the average time a visitor spends in here, given the lack of overseas flights departing from this terminal. I wouldn’t arrive here to just to check out the lounge, but if you happen to be at the airport, it’s definitely worth popping in to relax.

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