BA lounge at Palma PMI

Old Nov 23, 19, 12:07 pm
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BA lounge at Palma PMI

The BA Lounge Wiki reports that the Sala Valledemosa is closed for refurbishment but it has reopened. The Wiki seems unstable and cannot be edited to update the entry. BA passengers are now directed to this lounge that is situated in Terminal B while the boarding gates are in Terminal A that is a level five minute walk away.
The first thing to strike you is the ultra-bright lighting and the stark white surfaces of the walls and ceiling and even some of the flooring.
The lounge dragon did not raise her eyes from her monitor as we checked in and were waved inside. The lounge is a good size and there was ample seating including many covered in fabrics in various bright reds, greens, yellows and so on. They were the sort of chairs you sit on, not in.
Power outlets were everywhere and the lounge has a dedicated WiFi service with a strong signal but it needed a full re-log in if the channel was not used for a very short while.
We did not sample any of the beverages except tea and coffee but there appeared to be an ample selection. Some hot food was available but the cold selection was generous enough though nothing outstanding.
I did not see the receptionist leave her desk while we were there, nor was any of the used crockery and glassware cleared away during our two hour stay.
No boarding nor other announcements were made, there was no TV playing and it was a quiet and relaxed wait.
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Old Nov 23, 19, 12:17 pm
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The lounge near the gate didn’t exactly have luxurious decor or a sophisticated ambience…
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Old Nov 23, 19, 2:39 pm
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The lighting is awful and the decor needs improvement. The food is very good - the hot items are great - and the lounge is in a much better location than the previous lounge's location pre-passport gates.
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Old Nov 23, 19, 3:31 pm
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I suspect the reason why BA pax are now being directed to the reopened Sala Valldemossa is because the airport has decided to close Sala Llevant (the new lounge in the A gates) for the winter. Over half of the A gate (non-Schengen) concourse is closed in winter, and I guess they deem not enough traffic to justify keeping the lounge open. I would expect that lounge to reopen in the Spring.

From what I’ve read so far (and I saw it from the outside just before it reopened), the reopened Sala Valldemossa lhas the same slightly surgical theatre decor as the C and D concourse lounges. The food served in all 4 lounges at PMI is identical. Was a bit surprised to read the OP’s comment about nothing being cleared for 2 hours, I’ve never seen that in any of the PMI lounges, the staff are generally pretty efficient. Will be in

Originally Posted by zappomatic View Post
The lounge near the gate didn’t exactly have luxurious decor or a sophisticated ambience…
Sala Llevant is a little 80s 3 star hotel in style, but the actual provision is good and the location is great for BA flights. Your picture is a little harsh. A few more here

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