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Video | Sala VIP Miro Lounge – Barcelona (BCN) Terminal 1

Jake Redman March 31, 2010 6

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Airline/Club Name: (No airline affiliation) Sala VIP Miro
Location: Barcelona (BCN)
Terminal/Concourse: Terminal 1 – Airside. To the left after security, then proceed past customs.
Notes: The Miro Lounge in Barcelona’s new Terminal 1 is by our account, almost fantastic. We were welcomed by a friendly agent who promptly checked us in and pointed out a couple of the lounges features. By normal international business/first class lounge standards, food choices were lacking but  far better than anything you’ll ever find in a US domestic lounge. Cereals, muffins and other small pastries and snacks were spread out over a long buffet table. [*If you visit this lounge at another time during the day and find better food options, please comment!] A seemingly endless choice of non-alcoholic beverages are offered, while a self serve bar with a limited supply of the basic mixers is also available. (No. 6 am is not too early for scotch and soda.)  The endless sea of deep leather seats were perfect for our early-morning state. Shower facilities are available and we also discovered a secluded area with small sleep kiosks for those awaiting a connection and could use a few winks. Business services and a small  meeting room are also available.

Wi-Fi: General Airport wi-fi is available for a fee. Stationary internet kiosks are available for use free of charge.

Service: While it may vary depending on time of day or how crowded the lounge is, We found the service to be acceptable. Clean up was prompt and everything was well stocked. Because there is no particular airline affiliated with this lounge there are no agents in-house that can make changes to your ticketing or seating but a full flight display board is found near the front desk.

Convenience to gate: To be safe,  add 15-20 minutes to your airlines suggested gate arrival time. Flying to the US in particular can involve very thorough extra screening at the gate.

Rating: 4 hops (of 5)


How we got in/Strategy: We used our Priority Pass membership (recommended) to enter the Sala VIP Miro Lounge. Passengers flying in SkyTeam Alliance premium cabins (business class, first class) are granted complimentary access. Single visits are sold at UK sites like if you like to plan ahead (it’s important to note that if you’re not in the UK, You’ll be paying in GBP (British Pounds). At the time of this writing we were unable to confirm the ability to buy single passes at the lounge.

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  1. Neal on April 1, 2010

    Afternoon’s have endless cava and other beverages + some basic snacks, but still oddly have cereal & yoghurt. I like the self-serve bars.

  2. Jake Redman on April 1, 2010

    It’s funny. We stood at the bar waiting for someone to help us for a good couple of minutes before the agent came to let us know we could help ourselves. Thanks for the info!

  3. judith Bellapart on May 9, 2010

    Decepcionant el servei de la Sala Miro del aeroport de BCN.
    -Pocs ordenADORS;
    -El cattering es molt escas i no hi ha menjar calent ( a les 11.30h del mati no mes hi ha esmorcar fret!!!!).
    -olor de fum de tabac
    -Les dutxes no tenen els estrits d´una area com aquesta.

    Crec que els administradors d´aquesta sala haurien de pendre eixemple amb la sala VIP de altres aeroports del mon com per ejemple la Sala VIP a singapore.

    • Jake Redman on May 10, 2010

      Google Translation of response by user judith Bellapart:

      *Disappointing service of the Board of Miro BCN airport.
      -The catering is very low and no hot food (at 11:30 the morning breakfast is no more cold !!!!).
      Smell of tobacco smoke-
      Showers-estrits not have an area like this.

      I think managers should take eixemple this room with the lounge of other airports in the world as ejemple the VIP lounge in Singapore.*

      Judith, Thanks for your feedback. Our visit was very early in the morning so your experience a little later in the day is helpful. I agree that this doesn’t measure up to some of the better catered lounges particularly in Asia. But we did find the catering acceptable on a very basic level, especially when compared to what you would find in US domestic lounges. Also glad you brought up the smell of tobacco. There weren’t many smokers during our visit so we weren’t subjected to it, but would consider that if visiting later in the day.

      Thanks again.

  4. Tina on August 18, 2012

    Hello – I am flying to El Prat next week and will have to wait about 8 hours for my husband’s flight to arrive. Can anyone tell me if I would be allowed access to the lounge even though I’m not flying out the same day?


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