Review: Diamond Lounge, Brussels Airport, Pier A

Visited February 2018

Diamond Lounge, Brussels, Terminal A
Diamond Lounge, Brussels, Terminal A

Where is it?

The Diamond Lounge is located in terminal A at Brussels airport, the Schengen concourse. The lounge is located on level 2 and the escalators and lifts are located close to gate A42. There are plenty of signs in the terminal and all lounges in concourse A are located in the same area. On level 2, turn right and you will find the Diamond Lounge at the end of the corridor.

There is also a second Diamond Lounge located in the non-Schengen terminal, concourse B.

Diamond Lounge, Brussels, Terminal A
The entrance

How do I get in?

The lounge is used by most full-service airlines not part of the Lufthansa Group or Star Alliance (which use the Brussels Airlines The Loft lounge). If you travel on a OneWorld or Skyteam airline to a Schengen destination in business class or holding a top-tier frequent flyer card you will most likely be directed to the Diamond Lounge.

It is also possible to pay for access and use various credit cards and lounge cards such as Priority Pass.

What’s it like?

This used to be the SAS lounge at Brussels Airport until it closed in December 2017. You can read a review of the old SAS lounge here.

The layout of the lounge is still the same and even some of the furniture and signs still have the old SAS lounge design such as the buffet area and the newspaper rack.

Diamond Lounge, Brussels, Terminal A
Overview of the lounge with the dining area

The lounge is basically one large rooms which is further divided into different sections with the reception right in the middle.

Diamond Lounge, Brussels, Terminal A
Bar stools and tables

To the right of the reception area there is a dining area with the self-service buffet and also the small business centre.

Diamond Lounge, Brussels, Terminal A
The dining area

To the left of the reception area there are several seating areas in a more relaxed environment.

Diamond Lounge, Brussels, Terminal A
Seating areas

There is also a large TV in this area and a great and completely unobstructed view of the apron (mostly the cargo areas though) as well as one of the runways.

Diamond Lounge, Brussels, Terminal A
Great apron and runway view

Food and drinks

Food and drinks are available for self service in the buffet area.

Diamond Lounge, Brussels, Terminal A
The self-service buffet area

The food selection varies depending on the time of the day. There is a cold buffet with cold cuts, vegetables and salads, some fresh fruits, yoghurt bread rolls and a good selection of pastries with large croissants and danishes. However there is no hot food.

Diamond Lounge, Brussels, Terminal A
Cold buffet
Diamond Lounge, Brussels, Terminal A
Snacks and pastries

Given the lounge is located in Belgium there is obviously a large fridge with different types of beer including Leffe, Hoegaarden, Stella Artois and Belle-Vue.

Diamond Lounge, Brussels, Terminal A
Plenty of Belgian beers

There are even special beer glasses for each brand, which is a very nice touch.

Diamond Lounge, Brussels, Terminal A
Soft drinks and juices

The rest of the drinks selection includes red and white wine, a standard selection of spirits, juices, sodas and a coffee machine.

Diamond Lounge, Brussels, Terminal A
Wine and spirits

Facilities

Free wireless internet is available and there are also a few desktop internet computers. A small selection of Belgian and international newspapers are available from a rack and there are several TVs.

Diamond Lounge, Brussels, Terminal A
Newspapers and magazines

Restrooms are located inside the lounge but there are no showers.

Final impression

A fairly average third-party lounge with the old SAS lounge interior still partly recognisable. There is a small cold buffet, a selection of drinks and the standard facilities you would expect to find in a regular third-party lounge. The best aspects of the lounge are the beer selection and the great view.

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