Star Alliance Lounge Review - Buenos Aires (EZE)
The Star Alliance Lounge in Buenos Aires has a ton of local character and charm! This lounge definitely makes you feel like you’re in Argentina – from the food to the décor. I love this place!
Here’s a review of my recent – quick – visit:
As soon as I entered the lounge, I felt like I was in a luxurious Argentinian estancia. The place screams "Ranch House" – albeit and exclusive hip one!
The facility is decorated in creams and chocolates – and there’s wood everywhere (from the floors to the tables to the chairs). Much of the seating is draped in animal hides (lamb and cow) – and many of the couches and recliners are leather (Not exactly a dream place for vegan I must add!).
It’s easy to think you’re in Patagonia and that someone’s going to hand you a pair of sheep sheers at any moment.
Most airline lounges carry a uniform corporate look – and basically appear the same whether you are in Tokyo, London, or Mexico City. I love that the Buenos Aires Star Alliance Lounge reflects the local style and culture. You can tell a lot of effort went into its design.
There was decent selection of food in the lounge – with many local favorites. I was there in the late afternoon – so not that many people were eating though. There’s a salad bar, a savory snack center, and a selection of sweets.
If you’re a fan of dulce de leche (who isn’t?) there was plenty of that as well: both as a spread and in many of the desserts on hand.
The popular showstopper in Argentina is always the local specialty: Alfajores. (In truth its served in several other countries in South America - but the Argentinians take it to another level!). These little treats are a must have: two chocolate covered cookies that sandwich a layer of dulce de leche. Something that you can’t miss before leaving the country.
The highlight in the dining area was actually the eating space. There's an impressive 20-foot long table in the middle – that made me think I was at a kitchen party.
I wouldn’t say that alcohol is the focus in this lounge – but all the basics are represented.
There's a wall of wine – which would be expected in Argentina. However, there was a limited number of bottles to sample (maybe two). They really should have an extensive list of local gems to inspire you to turn back to Duty Free. Nevertheless, there was enough in the lounge to quench my thirst!
A popular drink when I was there was actually the coffee which was expeditiously prepared in a Nescafe Espresso machine. The delicious Alfajores may have increased demand for the java!
The Star Alliance Lounge in Buenos Aires has a couple of showers if you need to pop in after a day of touring – or your overnight flight. They are a bit dark - and not overly glam – but they were a welcome site for me! Clean and modern as well.
I really like this lounge – mostly for its décor and ambiance. Star Alliance did a great job on creating a unique experience for passengers flying in premium cabins. Argentinian style – with a luxe flare to it!
I look forward to visiting it again.