Plaza Mayor lounge, Madrid Barajas T4: A pleasant surprise

Following our flight from Seville and awaiting boarding of our flight to Paris-Orly, and with the Iberia lounge still closed, we enter the Plaza Mayor lounge, still in MAD’s T4, and wide open. It is operated by Aena.

Reminder of our itinerary:

1FlightIberia Business, Paris Orly – Madrid Barajas, Airbus A320
2FlightIberia Business, Madrid Barajas – Palma de Mallorca, Airbus A320
3HotelThe St. Regis Mallorca Mardavall
4FlightAir Europa Economy, Palma de Mallorca – Seville, Boeing 737
5HotelHotel Alfonso XIII Sevilla, a Luxury Collection Hotel (after Bertrand’s visit)
6TrainRenfe Avant Turista, Seville-Cordoba
7TrainRenfe AVE Turista Plus, Cordoba-Seville
8FlightIberia Business, Paris Orly – Madrid Barajas, Airbus A320
9LoungePlaza Mayor Lounge, Madrid Barajas T4
10FlightIberia Business, Madrid Barajas – Paris Orly, Airbus A321
Today’s itinerary


The lounge is located near the T4 central duty-free area. At the time of our visit, this was the only lounge open on the platform. The signposting is pretty well done.

The lounge entrance is not easy to locate
But the signposting is pretty well done
The national airline’s lounge is still closed

Lounge design

The decor is in keeping with all Aena lounges: very nice, with a mix of wood and leather.

The design is very well done

Most areas feature armchairs equipped with sockets, and a communal table is also available for refreshments.


The lounge offers a full range of food services: breads, pastries, cold meats, cheeses, salads, sandwiches and a full bar.

The full range is available, but from a distance
Breads, juices and dairy products are available
A wide selection of local wines
Cold drinks must also be served by employees.

The difference: everything is served by lounge staff, even the coffee.

Bottom line

A bright, pleasant lounge and a real food service… There aren’t many like that these days!

Back to our gate
Boarding areas deserted
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.

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