Do you like to spend the waiting time before your flight in passenger lounges? To many, the idea of staying away from the noise of the transit area inside the terminals, having a drink or two, indulging in the catering and relaxing with a view of the runway where planes land and take off is simply captivating. If you seek this kind of exclusivity and are travelling to Tenerife in the Canary Islands (Spain) whether for business or on holiday, know that there is a VIP lounge in TFN. For disambiguation purposes, we are going to talk about the airport lounge in Tenerife North airport –also known as Los Rodeos-, which serves the areas of Santa Cruz, Güimar, La Orotava, Puerto de la Cruz, Teide and even Masca and Los Gigantes, although these two involve a 90-minute car commute. On the other hand, the airport in the south of the island –Tenerife South or Reina Sofia– is closer to the more touristy Costa Adeje as well as of El Medano and Las Galletas, and has its own VIP lounge for passengers too.
How to get access to the airport lounge in Tenerife North airport
This lounge is open to passengers of both Schengen and non-Schengen flights, including those flying to other islands within the Canarian archipelago. While first and business class flyers, holders of some credit cards and members of frequent traveller programs like Priority Pass may be granted courtesy access to this facility, anyone taking a departing flight out of Tenerife North International airport can purchase a pass to the Nivaria lounge at its entrance. The admission fee is 26,20 euros which can be paid using cash or by card. Subscribers to the Aena Customer Club enjoy the advantage of booking through their app in advance thus getting a 30% discount off the total price.
Location and working hours of the Nivaria airport lounge in Los Rodeos
The airport lounge in Tenerife North is situated on the mezzanine after security, accessible by taking a lift you will find to your right once you have gone through the Duty Free walk-through store, or by going up the stairs found on the regional departures zone. It stays open from 6:15 to 22:30 every day of the week. In the event of suffering a flight delay, travellers can extend their visit to the lounge, although unfortunately this will not apply past closing time.
Amenities for travellers at the VIP lounge in Tenerife airport
During the maximum period of four hours you are allowed to stay inside the lounge, there is plenty to do, and do not forget that, after paying the admission fee, everything is complimentary: from the food to the use of the wireless internet network, including the stations with desktop computers. In case you want to take the opportunity to catch up with work, connect your device to the free WiFi or use the business facilities you will find to the left upon entering the lounge. On the contrary, if you would rather relax before your flight, enjoy the views while having a light meal or snack accompanied by the alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage of your preference. You are equally advised to keep an eye on the constantly updated flight information panels or watch the news on TV.
In our last visit to the Nivaria VIP lounge in Tenerife North airport we had the following amenities at our disposal: fashion magazines, cultural publications, international press and local newspapers; toilets for the exclusive use of guests; a selection of cold beers, juice and bottled mineral water; spirits; a self-serve coffee machine from which you can get hot chocolate, tea and a variety of coffee specialties; sandwiches and salads; nuts, biscuits, cured meats and cheese portions packed individually; pastries and gluten-free and sugar-free options.
Will you be passing through Gran Canaria airport in Spain as well? Take a look at our review of the Sala VIP Galdós in LPA.