One of two Lufthansa Senator Lounges at Frankfurt, I took the opportunity to pay a visit to the one aimed towards non-Schengen departures at Frankfurt in November 2019.
Being Lufthansa’s main operating base, the airline has a number of lounges throughout the airport.
Whilst a lot of these are business lounges, there are a couple which cater exclusively for frequent flyers and First Class passengers. Although, with Frankfurt having a dedicated terminal for its own first class passengers, these Senator lounges are mostly for Star Alliance Gold card holders.
In the same area of the B gates as the Air Canada Lounge. Again, the Lufthansa Senator Lounge is very well signposted from within the terminal. Whilst like the Air Canada Lounge, it is up one level from the main concourse, the entrance is at ground level. A feature of most, if not all Lufthansa lounges at Frankfurt is that eligibility is checked before you enter the lounge.
- Star Alliance First Class ticket or
- Star Alliance Gold card
Upon having your boarding pass scanned, you head upstairs to the main entrance.
Whilst there is a customer service desk here, there’s no need to stop for a second boarding pass scan. Upon entering the lounge, you’re straight into the large dining area.
On offer here is a number of free pour spirits and wines, plus soft drinks and beer on tap.
Heading on around the buffet is a selection of hot snacks, along with salads and desserts.
I must admit, the first couple of times I visited this lounge, I thought this was it. Therefore didn’t think it was anything overly special. However upon exploring further on what was probably my third visit, I discovered the actual lounge section of the lounge, around the back.
This is your typical Lufthansa lounge – a lot of brown arm chairs!
Being in the same general area as the Air Canada Lounge, the views are very similar to there.
One area that isn’t typical Lufthansa though is the bar area. Branded as City Lights, this area features a number of sofas and a cocktail menu. Sure, the Lufthansa Senator Lounge in Munich also features a bar, but this particular one is a step up from that.
This particular lounge also offers a spa, although from taking a brief look at the menu it didn’t appear particularly cheap. A 10 minute massage would set you back €30.
Also offered are washrooms, showers and a smoking room. As you exit, there is a business centre.
One I initially failed to really get into, especially seeing as the far superior Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge is only a short walk away. Although the Lufthansa Senator lounge does offer more space and a dedicated bar area, which the Air Canada Lounge doesn’t. Also available here is a spa.
One thing I will say about the Lufthansa lounges is their amazing consistency. This one is mostly the same decor wise as the Senator lounge over at the A gates in Frankfurt. And likewise, I could add a couple of pictures into this review from their lounge at Heathrow and the chances are they wouldn’t look too out of place.
So if you’re a fan of the other Lufthansa lounges out there, then this one will also work for you.