May 3, 2017

Review: La Valette Club, Malta Airport (MLA)

La Valette Club, Malta Airport

Date of visit: April 27, 2017

Location: After security, take the elevator to Level 3
Access: Business Class passengers & Elite members flying on Air Malta, Alitalia, Lufthansa, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, SWISS, British Airways, Finnair and Czech Airways; card holders of Lounge Club, Diners Club, HSBC, etc.
Opening hours: Daily, 24 hours


Malta Airport Departures Hall

Malta Airport departures hall

Upon check in, you will be given a lounge invitation so make sure you drop by at the check in counters even if you already have a mobile boarding pass and do not have a luggage to check in as the lounge invitation will be your pass to use the fast track and to access the lounge.

Malta Airport Duty Free Shops

Malta Airport duty free shops

Lounge Signage & Entrance

Lounge signage



Lounge Access

Airlines using the lounge

Accepted cards

Lounge Reception

La Valettte Club reception


Lounge Seating

Lounge seating

Lounge seating

Lounge seating

Lounge seating

Lounge seating

Lounge seating

Lounge seating

Relaxation area

Terrace with great views of the tarmac 👍

Dining

Dining area

Buffet area

Buffet area

Greek salad, Pasta with Olive and Salami, Chicken Sandwich, juices

Tuna & Spinach pie, Lamb & Vegetable pie, Cheese cakes, Pea cakes

Fruits, butter, salad

Ftira, typical Maltese sandwich


Traditional bread & choco pudding, assorted snacks, cake

Mineral water

Alcoholic drinks

Tea


Lavazza espresso machine

Work & Entertainment

Business center

Magazines & newspapers

Coat Storage

Coat storage

Toilet

Gentlemen's toilet

Gentlemen's toilet

View

Great views of the tarmac

View from the terrace 👍

Alitalia Airbus A320 with Jeep Renegade livery upon landing at Malta Airport from Fiumicino Airport 😉

CONCLUSION

Having visited several contract lounges in Europe, I have to say that this lounge is one of my favorites. The lounge was spacious and during the time we were there, there were only about less than 10 passengers. I would guess the only time it gets really crowded is before an Emirates flight. The food and drinks selection from the buffet was very good and I especially loved their local food section 😋 Also, the outdoor terrace with great views of the tarmac was just amazing since it's not often that airport lounges offer such amenity. Lastly, the staff were nice and friendly. The only thing I would have wished for was maybe a shower room since we had a 3-hour tour of the island before coming to the airport, and it would have helped to freshen a bit before our flight. Overall, a very nice lounge.


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