We took the same tram back to the airport and arrived about two hours before our easyJet flight to Iceland. Once we arrived at the airport, we proceeded airside and to the Aspire Lounge Edinburgh. The lounge can be accessed either by Priority Pass or by being a premium passenger or holding elite status on select airlines. Since we were flying easyJet, the only way we would be able to gain access would be through Priority Pass.
The lounge is spacious and even though there were plenty of people, it didn’t feel crowded, the lounge is very modern with new furniture and delicious food. There were plenty of seating areas such as tables, desks, sofas, chairs, lounge chairs, etc. I’d say that from the other lounges at Edinburgh, this one might be the best.
The food spread consists of soups, salads, pasta, breads, fruit, vegetables, and also plenty of warm food. The drink selection is also quite extensive with various types of soda, juices, water, alcoholic beverages, and more. The more premium alcoholic drinks (such as champagne) need to be purchased, however beer and wine is complimentary.
The ‘back’ area of the lounge features plenty of natural light since it has windows to the outside and not to the terminal area, so we decided to remain in that area.
The ‘back’ area also has a drink area which has the same type of drinks (water, coffee, tea, soda, juices, etc) as the main area and also some light snacks.
The view isn’t the best.. but at least we had plenty of natural light.
We ate dinner in the lounge and I had some delicious soup, pasta, salad, fruit, nuts, bread, and more. We were actually super hungry since we hadn’t eaten since breakfast and therefore we tried just about every item possible.
All in all, we had a pleasant experience in the lounge – the food was delicious and probably the best I’ve had in a contract lounge, the staff were super friendly and made sure we were comfortable and the food was meeting our needs, and just the general atmosphere of the lounge was calming.
I do have two complaints – there were no bathrooms in the lounge, which means if you’d like to use one, you need to go out into the terminal. Odd. The lounge is big, has a lot of passengers.. and no bathroom? The second complaint is that the lounge’s premium WiFi was super slow and I ended up connecting to the airport’s free WiFi, which was much faster.
However, we were able to eat a nice meal and relax in a nice atmosphere before our flight to beautiful Iceland – which is all we needed.