February 12, 2015

Review: Finnair Premium Lounge, Helsinki Airport Terminal 2, Non-Schengen (HEL)


Finnair Premium Lounge cold buffet

Date of visit: January 29, 2015

Location: Terminal 2 Non-Schengen airside between gates 36 & 37
Opening hours: 6am to 12mn
Access: One World Emerald cardholders



Finnair Premium Lounge entrance

Seating area

That day, I wasn't the only one taking pictures of this beautiful lounge. I was actually informed by the receptionist that there would be people shooting some pictures for an ad.

Live departures board

Nice view of the tarmac

Complimentary Finnair Bar including Chivas Regal, Jack Daniels, Finlandia Platinum, etc

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte

Finnair Premium Lounge buffet

Finnair Premium Lounge buffet

Finnair Premium Lounge alcoholic beverages

Finnair Premium Lounge relax area

Finnair Premium Lounge sauna and showers

Finnair Premium Lounge sauna and showers

Finnair Premium Lounge sauna

Finnair Premium Lounge showers

Finnair Premium Lounge showers

Finnair Premium Lounge shower amenities

Note: The use of Finnish Sauna is also for passengers who have access to the Finnair Lounge Non-Schengen.

CONCLUSION

It was my first time to visit this lounge last month and I thought it was a very nice lounge. Comparing it to the Finnair Lounge Non-Schengen located on the other side of the reception, this lounge is much smaller although the food and drinks are much better. Since access to this lounge is only for One World Sapphire and Emerald cardholders, it really gives the feeling of exclusivity. I was the only passenger in the lounge during my short visit although a few more came later. I don't think I could compare this to the Lufthansa First Class Terminal nor to Thai Airways First Class Lounge but this lounge is the best lounge in Scandinavia, in my opinion.


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