This GVK lounge is in the terminal 2, domestic part, of the Mumbai Airport. We were flying Air India from BOM to DEL in economy class, and being a Star Gold (*G) we were given invite to this lounge. This was my first flight out of the domestic part of the terminal 2. The domestic part is similar to the international part of the terminal – kept spotless and full of beautiful art exhibit.
This GVK lounge is amazing – lot of seating, airy, with fresh light coming in from the large floor to ceiling windows, and to top it up the service is top notch.
The lounge was easy to find. After security we passed through the shopping area and quickly found the lounge. There is a big board outside indicating that the lounge is for Air India, Spicejet and Vistara. The checkin area is beautiful decorated and the agents were friendly and welcoming.
The lounge offers floor to ceiling windows giving it an airy feeling.
The lounge is set-up as a long rectangle. If you consider the bar in the center – you can see the photos below. The left photo shows the bar in the foreground and the relaxing and dining area on the far side. While in the photo on the right, the bar is in the foreground while relaxing area and the spa is on the far side.
Here you can see the relaxing area along with the entrance to the spa. I did not avail spa facilities so have no idea how it works. I remember in the lounge at the international part, foot massage, etc is free.
The dining area is quite large with quite a few table/chair set up and also quite a few chairs lined up against the window for single people grabbing a bite while working.
There is an open buffet, with quite a lot of warm food options. Also there are ready-made sandwiches, cakes, muffins on offer. What I liked was that there are fresh fruit platters with nice melon and papaya.
The best part of the eating experience is the live kitchen, where cooks can cook omelette or uttappa for you – fresh. We tried both idli and uttappa and it was quite tasty. The menu for the fresh food is right next to the warm buffet.
Throughout the lounge there are drinks on offer.
The basic drinks are free, but for premium cocktails there is a charge. The same with the healthy drinks – smoothies and protein shakes can be had for 200-300 rupees.
We loved our stay at the lounge. We were there in the morning and the service and experience was fantastic. Just the access to the *gold lounge will make me fly Air India domestically in the future.