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The Gulf Air Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 4 is pretty decent. The lounge is a well-designed space with excellent runway views. My photo of the Gulf Air Dreamliner was spectacular! I was disappointed with the food however.
It’s a perfectly acceptable place to spend an hour before your flight. I’m not sure I’d want to spend three hours here.
I took loads of photos for this review. Each photo can be clicked and pops out into a slideshow.
The lounge is on the small side, and is basically a square room with a bar in the centre. For those of you old enough to remember, the layout is similar to the bar in the 80’s TV show, Cheers.
The lounge consists of:
There is a small buffet area tucked in one corner of the room. Most of the seating consists of small sofas and cushioned seats. Overall, I thought the lounge had a classy design.
The floor to ceiling windows have terrific runway views. I got a fantastic shot of the Gulf Air Dreamliner waiting outside. See the photo at the top. I do appreciate runway views. Sometimes lounges get this wrong. The ANA Lounge in Lisbon has heavily obstructed views – rather like a prison!
The lobby contains a cool monument of a Gulf Air Plane as you enter.
I did not see a kids play area, which I thought was disappointing. I travel a lot with my family, so it’s a nice to have a separate space.
My favourite Heathrow hotel for families is the Ibis Styles. Why? Because it’s cheap! I paid £66 for a family room. My room was large and the hotel décor was modern and fresh.
I was there at 7am, and there was a breakfast buffet available. It was typical English breakfast fare:
Sadly, I found the food to be pretty bland. I had bread, mushrooms, potatoes and olives.