Gulf Air Falcon Gold Lounge In Bahrain
In June I travelled with Gulf Air for the first time since I was a child and got to check out Gulf Air’s flagship Falcon Gold Lounge during my transit in Bahrain.
This is a relatively new lounge as the whole airport has had a major face lift recently. Bahrain International airport feels brand spanking new after these renovations now. It is still reasonably small.
On this occasion I had a 3 hour overnight layover which was plenty to get a good feel of the lounge. So how does it fare against the competition?
Access & Location
You will find the lounge if you follow signs towards gates 17-22 and then take an escalator up..
There is a large airy entrance area..
You are eligible to use this lounge as a Falcon Gold customer flying Gulf Air that day, with a maximum of 4 hours before your flight. Black, Gold and Silver Falcon flyer card holders are also eligible. Economy passengers can purchase access.
If you are not flying Gulf Air (codeshares excluded), you will not be able to enter, regardless of any status.
Gulf Air Falcon Gold Lounge Layout
The lounge has few different areas so when I walked in, it felt as if I had the whole lounge to myself..
There are some seating areas immediately passed the reception and also a business centre just on the right
Further in, you have the more expansive seating areas creating different zones of seating from comfy leather chairs to seating with tables if you happen to want to work or eat on
There are also so massaging chairs but they appeared to be out of action!
And then some proper loungers to chill out in too overlooking the rest of the terminal..
If you carry walking through those zones you will find the proper dining area further inside
There are also gaming areas with various consoles
the best part may be a pool table!
Also catered for is a dedicated children’s play area
Gulf Air Falcon Gold Lounge Food & Beverage
The buffet eating area has more suitable tables to enjoy your meals in.
The catering included various salads, curries and Arabic mezze type dishes. Unfortunately I did not take as many pictures as I thought!
This was a very decent lounge with good deco and furnishings. At the times I visited for a 2am flight, it was almost deserted. But I cannot imagine it feeling too cramped when it does get busy as the lounge is actually pretty big and zoned out well.
Finally I could not help but spot the Pearl Lounge on the other side of the terminal which has supposedly been awarded a 5 star ranking! Its a pay per entry lounge so I would be happy to check it out sometime if I passed through BAH again.