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London Heathrow Terminal 4. Skyteam Lounge Review

The Skyteam Lounge is a large lounge with an extensive food and alcohol selection. Heathrow Terminal 4 has some very good lounges, and this is one of them. It is a good place to spend 1-2 hours before a flight

What I liked

  • Good runway views
  • Large space, occupying 2 floors and lots of seating
  • Large buffet. There was a counter on both floors
  • Premium self service spirits

What could be improved

  • I visited at a quieter time and the food had been left out for some time

The Entry Requirements

The Skyteam Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 4 is used by business class passengers flying with Skyteam Airlines through the terminal.

You can also gain access to the Lounge via Priority Pass, which is how I gained access. This does mean that the lounge can get quite busy at peak periods. This visit was at a quieter time, so it was not busy, but when I visited previously, it was busy.

The Lounge

The lounge is a large space occupying two floors with the following features

  • Large Buffet in a centre counter on each floor
  • Separate TV room
  • Computer Games Consoles
  • Lots of seating
  • Lots of natural light
  • Excellent runway views
  • Large rack with magazine and newspapers

The layout of both floors is basically identical. The ground floor is considerably busier than the 1st floor. Given that the 1st floor has all of the same amenities and food as the ground floor, I would always suggest going up to the 1st floor.

I enjoyed the views of the runway and have shown these photos in the slideshow above. The weather was fine when I was there, and the photos came out well.

The Food

I visited in between meal times, so the full buffet was not available.

There was a self-service counter in the centre of both floors. The food and drink options were identical on both floors.

The following items were available:

  • Soup
  • Chicken skewers
  • Pasta with pesto
  • Veggie quiche
  • Salad
  • Cold cuts
  • Cakes
  • Fresh Fruit

On previous visits during peak hours, there were more options available. On this occasion I wasn’t hungry, but I made sure to sample some of the dishes for review purposes! The food was edible, although it had clearly been out for some time.

If I had to assess the quality of the food, I would say that I probably wouldn’t pay for it at a restaurant. It reminds me more of the food you might find in the canteen of a large company!

The drinks

The alcohol is provided on the same self-service counter as the buffet. As is standard for London Heathrow, the selection consisted of beer, wine and premium spirits


I liked this lounge. Heathrow Terminal 4 has some very good lounges. This Lounge is a very good option too, with an extensive buffet, lots of seating, runway views and premium alcohol.

I have also reviewed the Plaza Premium Lounge Terminal 4. It’s a large lounge, with floor to ceiling windows. The food options are pretty good too. There’s a buffet and cook to order dishes. You can access the lounge with a Priority Pass Card.

The Gulf Air lounge is also in Heathrow Terminal 4. The lounge has a lovely bar in the centre. I got a great photo of a Gulf Air Dreamliner, right outside the lounge. I was a little disappointed with the food however.

If you need a good value Heathrow Airport hotel, then I like the Ibis Styles. Review here. I paid £66 for a family room. Which is a bargain! Also, parking is charged by the day, at a decent rate.


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