The Aspire Lounge at Nairobi Airport is a Swissport Lounge that is located in the International Terminal 1B, by Gate 10. See all of our Airport Lounge Reviews and Safari posts.
Aspire Lounge Nairobi Airport Access and Hours
We had access to it prior to our departing Qatar Airways Business Class flight, although it also allows passengers who don't have complimentary access to pay for entry, currently at the cost of $38 per person.
The lounge is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Aspire Lounge Nairobi Airport Amenities, Food and Drink
After checking our boarding passes at lounge reception, we entered the lounge. It's not that big, although there were only a couple other passengers there the morning of our visit.
There are three main seating sections. We sat on a banquette at a table in the first area, between the lounge reception and the dining area.
Note that for these seats, the power outlet is somewhat awkwardly placed below the banquette. Power outlets here, as elsewhere in Kenya, take UK-style plugs, so be sure to have an adapter if your devices don't have UK plugs.
The next area is the dining room, where there are some high top tables and stools across from the buffet.
The morning buffet selection had some vegetable quiche, pastries, sausage rolls, and cookies.
There was also some cut fruit in the chilled case, but unfortunately no yogurt.
If you're visiting midday or in the afternoon, here are the food and drinks that are supposed to be offered:
The tea and Nescafe coffee were nothing to write home about:
The last seating section consists of grey armchairs in the back; fortunately these have power outlets between them.
Nairobi Airport isn't a great airport to spend time in, so while the Aspire Lounge was underwhelming, it was better than regular seating in the terminal. The WiFi was rather slow, so I recommend getting bandwidth-intensive work done at your hotel. Keep in mind that as elsewhere in Kenya, if you don't have devices with a UK style plug (type G) you'll need a plug adapter to charge your devices. Also don't count on having a shower at the lounge, as there isn't one–just the basics of seating, (slow) WiFi, food and drinks.
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