Review: Plaza Premium Lounge New Delhi Airport

Plaza Premium Lounge New Delhi Review

 

This Plaza Premium Lounge New Delhi Airport Review is part of an India trip report, including reviews of The Lodhi New Delhi (a former Aman), Amanbagh in Rajasthan, and the Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur. As we were flying Korean Air First Class from Terminal 3, we were given access to the Plaza Premium Lounge.

Review: Plaza Premium Lounge New Delhi Airport-Lounge Reception

 

Plaza Premium Lounge New Delhi Terminal 3 Location, Hours and Access

The Plaza Premium Lounge in New Delhi Airport's Terminal 3 is located on level 4, after security. Follow signs to “Lounges B” toward Guardian Pharmacy, then take the elevator up to Level 4. It's open 24 hours a day, and there's complimentary access to business class passengers of airlines that contract with the lounge, such as Korean Air, as well as Priority Pass members.

 

Plaza Premium Lounge New Delhi Terminal 3 Amenities

The lounge has a main seating area with armchairs, although if you need to charge devices, I recommend either sitting in the business center area, which has several desks with power outlets, or sitting in an armchair right next to that area so that your power cord can plug in, which is what my husband did.

Review-Plaza Premium Lounge New Delhi Airport-Seating

 

There was also bar seating across from the buffet:

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And there was additional seating in the back of the lounge, across from the Live Cooking Station:

Review-Plaza Premium Lounge New Delhi Airport-Lounge Seating

 

There were a couple codes used to access the WiFi, which worked decently, although wasn't that fast when it came to uploads.

Fax services and conference facilities are available for an additional fee. There are also showers, which at time of writing cost $8 for 30 minutes.

The women's bathroom was clean during the time of my visit.

Review-Plaza Premium Lounge New Delhi Airport-Bathroom

 

Plaza Premium Lounge New Delhi Terminal 3 Food and Drink

The buffet featured several Indian dishes, such as Paneer Makhani, Dal, and chicken curries. I tried the paneer and one of the curries, which were good for lounge food, although of course not compared to the dishes we'd had at Indian Accent and Amanbagh.

Review-Plaza Premium Lounge New Delhi Airport-Chicken Curries

Review-Plaza Premium Lounge New Delhi Airport-Dessert-Dal-Paneer Makhani

 

There was also a lentil salad and other salads, fresh apples and bananas that looked as though they'd seen better days.

Review-Plaza Premium Lounge New Delhi Airport-Salads

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Desserts were disappointing: some red velvet cake that didn't look good at all, and mini chocolate mousse cups that looked marginally better.

Review-Plaza Premium Lounge New Delhi Airport-Dessert

 

While the Live Cooking Station and sign for Tom Yum soup initially piqued my interest, I took one look at the industrial looking chicken and the wilted cilantro and gave it a pass.

Plaza Premium Lounge Delhi Airport Terminal 3-Live Cooking Station

Plaza Premium Lounge Delhi Airport Terminal 3-Live Cooking Station-Tom Yum Soup

Plaza Premium Lounge New Delhi Airport Terminal 3-Live Cooking Station Ingredients

 

The Verdict

The Plaza Premium Lounge at New Delhi Terminal 3 was very crowded during our early evening visit, so it wasn't that relaxing given the number of people in the space. I was grateful for the work station area, where I was able to charge my devices, but it was frustrating that most of the seats did not have nearby power outlets–that should really be a must for all modern airport lounges.

The WiFi worked decently, although it was a bit of a pain to access.

I tried a bit of the paneer curry and chicken curry, which were fine, but steered away from the Live Cooking Station's Tom Yum soup, since the cilantro didn't look fresh.

Overall, the lounge served its purpose, but it's certainly not worth arriving any earlier than necessary to the airport for.

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