Mastercard Lounge Budapest: Simple and efficient

After 2 days of celebrating with colleagues, I’m back at the airport to return to my London home.

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Terminal 2B is home to most of the medium-haul airlines.
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The priority lane is very well marked

After check-in and getting my boarding passes, I use the Fast Track queue (which is really one at Budapest airport) and make my way to the boarding lounge.

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The Fast Track is open, but you couldn’t buy individual access at the moment.

As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

#TypeReview
1LoungeSalon Plaza Premium, London Heathrow Terminal 2 (not reviewed, but similar review herei)
2FlightLOT Business, London Heathrow – Warsaw Chopin, Boeing 737 MAX 8
3LoungeLOT Business Lounge Polonez, Warsaw
4FlightLOT Business, Warsaw Chopin – Budapest, Embraer E170
5HotelHotel Memories, Budapest
6LoungeMastercard lounge, Budapest
7FlightLOT Business Budapest – Warsaw Chopin, Embraer E170
8LoungeLOT Business Lounge Mazurek, Warsaw
9FlightLOT Business Warsaw Chopin – London Heathrow, Boeing 737 MAX 8
Today’s itinerary

Location

The lounge is located on the mezzanine of the main boarding hall, just after the Duty Free area.

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Access to the lounge is via this large escalator

Please note that all the lounges in Budapest are closed except this one. Most airlines therefore do not offer lounge access.

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The lounge usually offered by Air France is closed

So I had to use my PriorityPass card… It seems that this card gives more lounge access than my airline statuses at the moment!

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The entrance to the bunker… Uh, to the lounge!
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My access code of the day, and a packaged mask handed out by the attendant

It’s worth noting that many loyal passengers of different airlines were turned away from the lounge.

Lounge design

The lounge design is modern and white, a little futuristic.

There are a few relaxation and catering areas.

Buffets are located in the middle of the lounge.

Catering

The food offer is rather limited… unlike the beverage offer.

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A few yoghurts kept cool
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Sandwiches don’t look so good
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But the US-style pancake machine is there.
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An abundant supply of alcoholic beverages
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And even more beverage choices

Fortunately, a Nespresso machine works perfectly and will do the trick in this late morning.

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The espresso machine that saves the day

Bottom line

A decent but not exceptional experience.

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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