Review: Strata Lounge Auckland Airport

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Opening hours4.30am – 12.30am
Time of visit4pm
Date of visitSeptember 2022
Occupancy~40%
LocationAirside, near Kate Spade
Entry typeFree with Qatar Airways
Business Class boarding pass

How to access this lounge

As the Qantas Lounge was still closed during my travel, travellers flying on oneworld airlines were diverted to Strata Lounge.

This lounge is also accessible to Priority Pass members.

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Strata Lounge Auckland Airport

Getting there

The lounge is located on the second floor. Look for signs to “Premium lounges” and the escalators between Kate Spade and Adidas retail shops.

On the second floor, you will find Strata Lounge, Qantas Lounge and Emirates Lounge.

Click here for the map of Auckland Airport’s International Terminal.

Entrance to Strata Lounge

General areas

The lounge has modern furnishing and is quite spacious, with a great ratio of seats to floor area.

However, the only view available is that of the interior of the airport terminal.

Lounging area
Lounging area
Lounging area
Private seats
Family room
Business center
Printer
Printing instructions
Power ports

Shower

There are a number of shower rooms available and no prior reservation is required.

There is one shower room that is larger than the others, presumably for guests with limited mobility.

Larger bathroom
Larger bathroom
Smaller bathroom
Bath products
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Food & Drinks

There was a small variety of hot food and pastries from the buffet and guests may help themselves to beers, wines and spirits, at no charge.

Buffet area
Our picks from the buffet
Chicken
Pasta
Cakes
Beverage area
Tea selection
Automated pancake machine

WiFi speed

The WiFi speed was okay for basic internet browsing.

WiFi speed at Strata Lounge

Top complimentary amenities

  • WiFi
  • Drinks (including alcoholic)
  • Hot food
  • Shower
  • Computers
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My ratings

Food8/10
Peace & quiet9/10
Furnishing8/10
Privacy7/10
Cleanliness9/10
Service8/10
Facilities8/10
View3/10
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Bottom line

Strata Lounge was my only option while flying out of Auckland Airport and it lived up to my expectations.

I tend to appreciate quiet lounges with average food and drinks than chaotic lounges with better F&B options. Besides, I had great dining options onboard Qatar Airways Business Class to look forward to!

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