Airline/Club Name: (No airline affiliation) Sala VIP Miro
Location: Barcelona (BCN)
Terminal/Concourse: Terminal 1 – Airside. To the left after security, then proceed past customs.
Notes: The Miro Lounge in Barcelona’s new Terminal 1 is by our account, almost fantastic. We were welcomed by a friendly agent who promptly checked us in and pointed out a couple of the lounges features. By normal international business/first class lounge standards, food choices were lacking but far better than anything you’ll ever find in a US domestic lounge. Cereals, muffins and other small pastries and snacks were spread out over a long buffet table. [*If you visit this lounge at another time during the day and find better food options, please comment!] A seemingly endless choice of non-alcoholic beverages are offered, while a self serve bar with a limited supply of the basic mixers is also available. (No. 6 am is not too early for scotch and soda.) The endless sea of deep leather seats were perfect for our early-morning state. Shower facilities are available and we also discovered a secluded area with small sleep kiosks for those awaiting a connection and could use a few winks. Business services and a small meeting room are also available.
Wi-Fi: General Airport wi-fi is available for a fee. Stationary internet kiosks are available for use free of charge.
Service: While it may vary depending on time of day or how crowded the lounge is, We found the service to be acceptable. Clean up was prompt and everything was well stocked. Because there is no particular airline affiliated with this lounge there are no agents in-house that can make changes to your ticketing or seating but a full flight display board is found near the front desk.
Convenience to gate: To be safe, add 15-20 minutes to your airlines suggested gate arrival time. Flying to the US in particular can involve very thorough extra screening at the gate.
Rating: 4 hops (of 5)
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How we got in/Strategy: We used our Priority Pass membership (recommended) to enter the Sala VIP Miro Lounge. Passengers flying in SkyTeam Alliance premium cabins (business class, first class) are granted complimentary access. Single visits are sold at UK sites like gosimply.com if you like to plan ahead (it’s important to note that if you’re not in the UK, You’ll be paying in GBP (British Pounds). At the time of this writing we were unable to confirm the ability to buy single passes at the lounge. [/access]