Lounge Review: Sevilla's Sala VIP Azahar (Priority Pass Lounge)
Nervous about having a hard time finding taxis around Sevilla due to the Feria, we left the fairgrounds pretty early and had the driver wait for us while we collected our suitcases at our friend’s apartment. We probably didn’t need to stress out so much, because we ended up arriving at the airport a whole two hours early!
Thankfully, Sevilla does have a lounge accessible by Priority Pass (the only lounge in the airport). Called the Sala VIP Azahar (orange blossom, one of the symbols of the city).
When we entered, it was so crowded that we actually had a hard time finding two seats together. I think a single British Airways flight had a lot of eligible customers for the lounge though, so when that flight departed, the lounge had plenty of seating available.
There are kind of like two halves to the lounge, separated by a food counter and the reception desk a bit awkwardly placed after the first sitting area. The line that formed to check into the lounge crossed right through that sitting area, so people crossing back and forth needed to cross through the line. The bathrooms for guests are inside the lounge, fortunately.
Food-wise, there were cold cuts, cheeses, and some ready-made sliced bread sandwiches on the counter.
Like many lounges in Spain, there was a fridge of pre-packaged food, kind of like a minimart.
What was nice about this lounge though, was that there among the pre-packaged foods were individual cups of pre-cut fruit. After a few days of eating lots of meat, this cold, fresh fruit was something I was craving! I did supplement the fruit with a triangle sandwich for a bit of savory sustenance, and a pink donut - one of those impulse grabs that only happens at a free buffet!
The Sala VIP Azahar in Sevilla Airport isn’t big, but it does the trick as a comfortable place to pass the time and have a few bites to eat.