Air New Zealand Auckland lounge review.

Air New Zealand Auckland Business Class Lounge Review

17 Nov 2017

We checked in to the Air New Zealand Business Class lounge in Auckland on our way home. (You can read our review of Air New Zealand Business Class here)

Opened in 2015, Air New Zealand’s flagship lounge in  Auckland is quite large and set on the corner of the building providing windows with views over the tarmac and runway on 2 sides. The lounge is split into different areas with many different seating options including, lounge chairs, work stations, communal areas and even hanging basket chairs.

Air New Zealand Auckland business Class lounge.

Air New Zealand Auckland business Class lounge.

The lounge has plenty of different seating options to choose from.

The lounge has plenty of different seating options to choose from.

Air New Zealand lounge

Air New Zealand lounge, dining area.

Work Station Seating

Work Station Seating

Lounges with views over the tarmac.

Lounges with views over the tarmac.

Hanging Chairs seating option.

Hanging Chairs seating option.

Seats with a view over the Auckland Airport tarmac

Seats with a view over the Auckland Airport tarmac

The bar area also has views over the tarmac

The bar area also has views over the tarmac

There is a staffed bar with a range of wine, beer and spirits along with a on site barista. Air New Zealand have developed a genius system where you order your coffee on a tablet, customising your selections and even letting you know an approximate time your coffee will be ready, removing the need to wait around in a queue.

Staffed bar in the Air New zealand Auckland Lounge

Staffed bar in the Air New Zealand Auckland Lounge

The coffee order system allows you to perfectly customise your order.

The coffee order system allows you to perfectly customise your order.

No need to wait in a queue, the order system alerts you to when your coffee will be ready.

No need to wait in a queue, the order system alerts you to when your coffee will be ready.

Self serve drink stations are available throughout the lounge with soft drinks, coffee, and wine to help yourself to.

Self Serve Stations are located throughout the lounge.

Self Serve Stations are located throughout the lounge.

A selection of soft drinks are available at the self serve stations.

A selection of soft drinks are available at the self serve stations.

Tea and coffee are available at the self serve stations, however barista made coffee is available to order at the bar.

Tea and coffee are available at the self serve stations, however barista made coffee is available to order at the bar.

Wine and beer are aslo available to self serve, additional alcoholic beverages are available to order at the bar.

Wine and beer are also available to self serve, additional alcoholic beverages are available to order at the bar.

Air New Zealand Business Class Lounge – Dining

We were in the lounge early in the morning so enjoyed the breakfast selection of dining.

There were plenty of cold options including fresh fruit, smoothies, chia bowls, pastries, yoghurts and muesli.

Fresh Fruits and Yoghurt avaialble for breakfast in the Air New Zealand Lounge.

Fresh Fruits and Yoghurt available for breakfast in the Air New Zealand Lounge.

A selection of smoothies and chia bowls.

A selection of smoothies and chia bowls.

Fresh pastries and croissants.

Fresh pastries and croissants.

Hot dishes included, scrambled eggs, potatoes, beans, mushrooms and sausages. Along with a chef cooking french toast and a pancake machine with plenty of topping options.

Scrambled eggs, vegetables and sausages available for breakfast.

Scrambled eggs, vegetables and sausages available for breakfast.

Pancake machine with plenty of toppings to choose from.

Pancake machine with plenty of toppings to choose from.

 

The Air New Zealand Auckland Lounge is a lovely calm environment to work or relax ahead of your flight. The food was fresh and tasty, the additions of a chef cooking breakfast along with the barista made coffee were a welcome addition and the views over the tarmac made for interesting viewing out the windows. The space is large, which is lucky as the lounge really filled up with a number of international flights departing in the morning.

Lounge Access:

Airpoints Elite member + 1 guest when travelling on Star Alliance international flights and up to 5 guests when travelling on Air New Zealand international flights.
Airpoints Gold, Elite Partner and Koru members + 1 guest.

 

Related:
Read our review of Air New Zealand business class
Our tips on a Auckland stopover