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“Gone downhill compared to the previous airport lounge.......”

Cardiff Airport Lounge
Ranked #996 of 1 351 Restaurants in Cardiff
Description: Welcome to the TripAdvisor page for the 51° Executive Lounge and Business Lounge at Cardiff Airport. Our Executive Lounge offers: Comfortable seating A choice of speciality teas, freshly ground coffee, soft drinks, wines, beers and spirits* A selection of locally produced snacks *guests are advised to drink responsibly, in accordance with Civil Aviation Authority recommendations.
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Description: Welcome to the TripAdvisor page for the 51° Executive Lounge and Business Lounge at Cardiff Airport. Our Executive Lounge offers: Comfortable seating A choice of speciality teas, freshly ground coffee, soft drinks, wines, beers and spirits* A selection of locally produced snacks *guests are advised to drink responsibly, in accordance with Civil Aviation Authority recommendations.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have always started off our holiday with a visit to the executive lounge as it’s a nice way to get you in the holiday mood. We were a little bit disappointed when we visited the lounge a few weeks ago. The lady on the reception desk was very good and very friendly and chatty and professional when dealing with customers who hadn’t booked and wanted to come in. Our observation was that it seemed to be used as a drop in centre for the airport staff. The food was very limited to snacks such as crisps,peanuts and biscuits and the choice of drinks was very limited to say the least! The gentleman serving the drinks was rather aloof in his manner. It does seem strange that the toilets are now outside the lounge? There are toilets in the business lounge which are off limits. The wi if was good and it was nice to sit away from the general melee and hub but of the airport but certainly would not rate this as an executive experience.

1  Thank FluffyBluebird
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and 4 others have always used the Cardiff Airport Executive Lounge at least 3 times a year for many years.
We could not believe it when we entered the New Executive Lounge to find it was just like a low cost Cafeteria with tables and chairs to match.
The bar was a measly little place to get your drinks. Needless to say our party will not be using this lounge again as it looked much more comfortable in the area outside. Also the Toilets have now been placed outside of the Lounge. What is that all about. Whoever had the idea to change this once lovely space to this cheap and nasty room ought to be sacked. RUBBISH

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2  Thank montydo559
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this last week preflight to Ibiza and I can honestly say what a complete waist of money it is and I would avoid at all costs. The place is done up like a dental clinic . There is no hot food just biscuits , crisps , cake . Crap !! Yes you get beers and wine but I wouldn’t bother with the food . Place needs a complete revamp and the staff could do with a kick up the backside .
Who manages this place !!! ????

Will never book again . Aspire lounge Bristol is a 5 star compared to this place .

2  Thank Darren323i
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked in here as i knew i would be at the airport for some time and wish i hadn't wasted by money I gave it a 2 due to the friendliness of the staff there otherwise it would have been a 1.
This apparently has recently opened and as i was told 'they were trying to get it right" but if they know its not right shouldn't they have waited until then?? There is NO food available either cold or hot (unless you happen to be flying KLM as they have a separate business lounge within here and i was told they are served food!!) at all and as described only snacks which consist of crisps, mini chedders, peanuts, biscuits and some muffins not even any cheese or crackers!! The lounge is however light and spacious and if they can at least serve a little food like other airport lounges such as some sandwiches, soup, a selection of salads etc it would be much improved but in the meantime go and spend your money in Costa.
I have also noticed that some people are putting on here reviews of Cardiff Airport itself and not for the executive lounge hence the overall rating is higher than it should be

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1  Thank lunnys
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cardiff airport very good on the whole but prices for food and drink there really expensive .They have improved the departure lounge but would be better if they had a few more shops there that were reasonable on price.very clean staff polite better than some of the airports i have flown back home from .

1  Thank julieannwales
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