Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Ethiopian Cloud Nine lounge at Addis Ababa

There are three lounges in the International terminal at Addis Ababa. None of these are accessible via Priority Pass. There is a Silver lounge accessible by Sheeba Miles Star Silver members as well as Star Gold lounge and Cloud Nine lounge (accessible by Business Class passengers). This review covers the Cloud Nine lounge.



As you entered the lounge there was coffee table where patrons could indulge in a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. The lounge was empty at 630 AM but was packed to the gills close to 8 AM when the peak flight schedule kicked in.




This lounge had a bar, but alcoholic beverages did not seem to be available prior to 11 AM. Self-service options included various soft drinks, juices and water.




The buffet meal options offered a greater variety than the options in the Star Gold lounge with Vegetable rolls, Smoked Salmon, Ethiopian Injera Firfir and Baked beans.









Towards the end of my stay at the lounge I saw that a made to order omelette station was also available. This was a nice addition and complemented the difference between this lounge and the other Ethiopian lounges at ADD.

I headed out to my gate and went through the Priority Security checkpoint as there was no Priority lines at the individual gate checkpoints.

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