For an airline with a smaller footprint, the SAS Lounges for premium cabin passengers and Star Alliance Gold members aren’t bad. The lounges are simple yet warm and welcoming with dedicated spaces for passengers to rest, relax and work. There are two SAS Lounges at Copenhagen International Airport and they are both located in the departures area of terminal 3, adjacent to piers 3 and 4. Both lounges are open daily from 5:30 AM to 30 minutes prior to the last SAS departure flight.
Both lounges share the same building and entrance but are separated by Star Alliance elite status. The downstairs lounge is the “SAS Lounge” for Business Class and SAS Premium Economy Class passengers and the upstairs lounge is the “SAS Gold Lounge” for Star Alliance Gold members only. However, Star Alliance Gold members may use either lounge. I checked out both lounges and to be honest, they were fairly similar. The SAS Gold Lounge was just less crowded and had better furniture.
Keep in mind, the lounges are located airside (post security) but PRIOR to passport control so if you are traveling back to the United States, make sure to leave the lounge with enough time to clear passport control and walk to your gate.
Both lounges are beautifully decorated in simple Scandinavian décor with light colors, clean lines and bright lighting. The lounges offers a warm and inviting environment with comfortable and functional seating options for dining, lounging and working. It’s like if Ikea designed an airport lounge but made it look like a home.
SAS Lounge Copenhagen
As you enter the lounge, there is a kid’s playroom/family room located immediately to your left.
The self-service buffet and dining area is located to the front of the SAS Lounge. The dining tables are both practical and functional for both eating and working with plenty of space to spread out and several electrical outlets at every table. WiFi is provided throughout the lounge so you can work from anywhere.
At the time of my visit, 10:00 AM on a Tuesday morning, the food spread consisted of cold Japanese noodles, deli meats, hot curry soup and a salad bar. It wasn’t the best spread by any means but it was good enough to fill my belly.
For alcohol, there is only a mediocre selection of wines, beers and spirits.
Here’s the main seating area with a variety of seating options and TVs with news programming.
In the back of the SAS Lounge, there is small quiet room with four lounge recliners to read a book or catch up on some sleep. There are also two shower rooms located in the back. Reservations can be made with the front desk attendant.
If you need a proper workspace, there is a dedicated business center located behind the dining area. The business center has worktables with low privacy dividers, PC computers and a printer.
SAS Gold Lounge Copenhagen
The SAS Gold Lounge is located upstairs from the main SAS Lounge. To the right of the main entrance, there are two very spacious and quiet rooms for lounging and relaxing. If you need a quiet place to hang out, this is the place to be as the majority of people will be in the upstairs portion of the SAS Gold Lounge.
The SAS Gold Lounge offers the same services and amenities as the SAS Lounge downstairs (minus the shower rooms). The design décor is exactly the same but the SAS Gold Lounge feels more open and spacious than the SAS Lounge downstairs.
The self-serve buffet offered the same food options as the SAS Lounge below. Except, as I was leaving, I saw them putting out some sort of hot chicken and pasta dish. I don’t know if this hot meal option was for the SAS Gold Lounge only or if both lounges got them at lunch time.
The SAS Gold Lounge seems to have been designed with business travelers in mind as there are more workspaces located throughout the lounge. Business travelers can work at any of the dining room tables, in the dedicated work spaces in the middle of the lounge or at any of the tables scattered throughout the main seating of the lounge.
SAS Lounge and SAS Gold Lounge Copenhagen bottom line
Overall, I enjoyed my time at the SAS Lounges in Copenhagen. The lounges are nothing special by any means but they were spacious, beautifully decorated and provided a functional space for me to eat, work and relax. The food spread was minimal but delicious and the lounge attendants were friendly and polite. I got here a couple of hours before my flight and I’m glad I did. I was able to get some food in my belly, work for a bit and then relax before my flight back to the states.
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