June 8, 2015

Review: Araliya Lounge, Colombo Bandaranaike Airport (CMB)

Trip to Sri Lanka & Oman and Flying On Etihad Airways A380 First Apartment Abu Dhabi-London

Top Attractions in Sri Lanka
Hilton Colombo Residences
Serendib Lounge, Colombo Bandaranaike Airport (CMB)
Araliya Lounge, Colombo Bandaranaike Airport (CMB)
Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport (DOH)
Top Attractions in Oman
Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz Carlton Hotel
Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat International Airport (MCT)
Qatar Airways First Class, Muscat-Doha
Qatar Airways First Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport (DOH)
Qatar Airways First Class, Doha-Abu Dhabi
Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi
Etihad Airways Premium Lounge, Business Class Abu Dhabi T3 (AUH)
Etihad Airways Premium Lounge, First Class Abu Dhabi T3 (AUH)
Etihad Airways A380 First Apartment, Abu Dhabi-London
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel London Heathrow Airport
Top Attractions in the United Kingdom
British Airways Galleries Lounge North, T5 London Heathrow (LHR)
British Airways Business Class, London-Stockholm



Araliya Lounge, Colombo Airport entrance

Location: First floor departure hall
Access: Business Class Passengers flying on airlines like Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific
Opening hours: 24 hours

Araliya Lounge, Colombo Airport reception


Araliya Lounge, Colombo Airport seating

Araliya Lounge, Colombo Airport seating

Araliya Lounge, Colombo Airport work stations

Araliya Lounge, Colombo Airport magazines and newspapers

Araliya Lounge, Colombo Airport dining area

Araliya Lounge, Colombo Airport buffet

Araliya Lounge, Colombo Airport breakfast buffet consisting of grilled tomato, seeni sambol, baked beans, poached egg, fish ambul thiyal, chicken curry, milk rice, etc

Araliya Lounge, Colombo Airport buffet

Araliya Lounge, Colombo Airport milk rice

Araliya Lounge, Colombo Airport alcoholic drinks

Araliya Lounge, Colombo Airport coffee and tea

Araliya Lounge, Colombo Airport view of tarmac


Araliya Lounge, Colombo Airport gentlemen's toilet


Araliya Lounge, Colombo Airport shower room

CONCLUSION

This lounge is the contract lounge Qatar Airways uses in Colombo and after visiting the Serendib Lounge, I would say that the Serendib Lounge is much better. The food selection during breakfast consisted of hot meals which are pretty much for lunch serving as well. I thought the wifi connection was okay and since it was early morning, the lounge was pretty empty and quiet. I actually did not have the time to visit the Serendiva Lounge which I believe is for One World Sapphire members and which I heard offer a 15 minute massage. I guess it will have to be next time. Overall, Araliya Lounge is a nice lounge.


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