Review: El Dorado Lounge – Bogota

Introduction: Short Trip to Central America
Review: Hilton Anatole – Dallas
Review: Air France Lounge – Houston Intercontinental Airport
Review: Executive Club – Houston Intercontinental Airport
Review: Air China (777-300) Business Class – Houston to Panama
Review: The Westin – Panama
Review: Nacion Sushi
Review: Le Meridien – Panama
Review: Avianca (A320) Business Class – Panama to Bogota
Review: Avianca VIP Lounge – Bogota
Review: LATAM VIP Lounge – Bogota
Review: Copa Club – Bogota
Review: El Dorado Lounge – Bogota
Review: Avianca (A319) Business Class – Bogota to San Salvador
Review: Intercontinental Hotel – San Salvador/Metrocenter Mall
Review: Avianca (A320) Business Class – San Salvador to Dallas

The last lounge on my list during the layover was the El Dorado Lounge.  This lounge was the first one in the El Dorado Airport (name check anyone?).  I literally had 15 minutes to check out the lounge before the flight to El Salvador.  I was stressing (just a little) about making the flight, but it was my duty to check it out.

The lounge was near gate 47.

El Dorado Lounge - Bogota

El Dorado Lounge - Bogota

I showed my Priority Pass card and boarding pass to the agent sitting at the entrance (see picture above) and was granted entry.  The lounge was on the lower level, so I took the stairs down to the entrance.  At the base of the stairs was an art room.  It housed different pieces from local artists.  My pics did not do this room justice.

El Dorado Lounge - Bogota

El Dorado Lounge - Bogota
El Dorado Lounge Bogota Museum

After I exited the “museum”, I walked into the packed front desk area.  The people were arguing about paying for the extra person.

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I finally made my way to the counter to gain access.  After producing my Priority Pass card and boarding pass, I was in.  The following is a whirlwind walkthrough of the lounge.  There was a bunch of seating in the main room to the left of the front desk.

El Dorado Lounge - Bogota
El Dorado Lounge Bogota Seating
El Dorado Lounge - Bogota
El Dorado Lounge Bogota Seating
El Dorado Lounge - Bogota
El Dorado Lounge Bogota Seating

El Dorado Lounge - Bogota

A small buffet was in this area.  It included numerous sandwiches and pastries.

El Dorado Lounge - Bogota
El Dorado Lounge Bogota Snacks

El Dorado Lounge - Bogota

El Dorado Lounge - Bogota
More snackkkkkssss

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I then began a long walk down the hallway.  There were so many rooms on either side of the walkway. The TV room was quite nice though. There was a bunch of sitting areas on the sides of the TV room. I was quite amazed with the virtual reality room.  We could not get it to work properly, but it looked cool.

El Dorado Lounge - Bogota
more seating
El Dorado Lounge - Bogota
El Dorado Lounge Bogota Rawhide Seats

El Dorado Lounge - Bogota

El Dorado Lounge - Bogota
El Dorado Lounge TV Room

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El Dorado Lounge - Bogota
VR room at El Dorado Lounge

El Dorado Lounge - Bogota

There also was a rain forest or some type of exhibit…my son would have loved running through it.

El Dorado Lounge - Bogota

More seating followed this area.

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As I made my way towards the back of the lounge, I found the spa.  I wish I had more time because I really needed a mani/pedi at this point of the trip.

El Dorado Lounge - Bogota
El Dorado Lounge Spa

The bar was at the very back of the lounge.  I did not understand why it had doors that separated it from the rest of the lounge.

El Dorado Lounge - Bogota
El Dorado Lounge Bar

The bar area was full of guests, but not packed where you could not move.  My battery was almost dead at this point so I grabbed a drink and waited three minutes.  Those three minutes allotted time for the charging.

El Dorado Lounge - Bogota
El Dorado Lounge Bar

El Dorado Lounge - Bogota

Final Word

I regret that I could not get a better picture of the El Dorado Lounge than those that were presented above. The lounge was spacious, airy, and even quiet.  I hope that I am able to visit this place again, when I have more time.

 

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