Review: Business Class Lounge, Domodedovo Airport (DME), Moscow

Review: Business Class Lounge, Domodedovo Airport (DME), Moscow

 

This Domodedovo Airport (DME) Business Class Lounge Review is based on our visit prior to our Singapore First Class flight from Moscow DME, a flight that is being switched to Manchester, although Singapore Airlines will still fly to Moscow DME from Singapore.

Even if you're flying first class from Moscow, this is the lounge you’ll use, because Domodedovo Airport (and the other Moscow airports, for that matter) don’t have a first class lounge. For a city of 10 million with so many affluent citizens, in absolute numbers, it may seem a strange omission, but many of these well-heeled Russians fly on private jets, so the commercial demand for first class is quite low.

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Location and Hours

The Domodedovo Airport (DME) Business Class Lounge is located after security and passport control, in Sector C on the 2nd floor. It's open 24 hours, but note that if you're entering based on Priority Pass membership, access is not permitted between 5-10pm daily, as this is peak time. You'll still have access, of course, if you're flying business class or first class. 

DME Business Class Lounge Entrance

 

Lounge Amenities

The Domodedovo Business Class Lounge offers the usual lounge amenities: seating, WiFi access, and a cold and hot food buffet, with alcohol, tea and espresso drinks also available.

Wines and Liquor, DME Business Class Lounge Review

 

The lounge is large, with at least 60 seats, and during our morning visit, there were only a handful of other passengers.

DME Business Class Airport Lounge Review

 

There’s also a small but colorful kids’ playroom for younger kids.

Kids' Playroom, DME Airport Lounge Review

 

Food and Drink

There’s quite a large selection of food on the cold and hot buffet, but many of the items looked quite mediocre: soup, noodles, chicken, various salads:

Hot Buffet, DME Airport Business Class Lounge

Salads, DME Business Class Airport Lounge Review

 

I recommend sticking with simple fare if you eat anything, such as the fresh watermelon or grapefruit:

Watermelon, DME Airport Lounge Review

Grapefruit, DME Airport Lounge Review

 

There were also apples and breakfast cereals:

Apples and Breakfast Cereals, DME Airport Lounge Review 

 

And cubed cheese is also usually a safe bet:

Cubed Cheese, DME Airport Lounge Review

 

The sandwiches also looked ok, and included a type with smoked salmon:

Sandwiches, DME Airport Business Class Lounge Review

 

And some traditional Russian pirozhki (pies) looked decent, although I didn’t try them. They were stuffed with cabbage, potato, or apple.

Pirozhki, DME Airport Business Class Lounge Review 

 

There were also some vegetable mousses, such as pumpkin-carrot and a green mousse. Not really what I wanted to eat at 8:30am, but perhaps these are more popular later in the day.

 

Desserts looked decidedly industrial, such as this chocolate mousse:

Chocolate Mousse Dessert, DME Airport Lounge Review 

 

The Verdict

The Domodedovo Business Class Lounge is large and functional, but definitely not worth getting to the airport early for. I was glad that the WiFi worked well, and that the lounge offered fresh fruit, in particular watermelon, since that’s what my son made a breakfast of.

If you’ve visited the Domodedovo Airport Business Class Lounge, what was your experience?

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This lounge is terrible: very poor stuff.