Review: TEI Lounge – Narita International Airport

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*Lounge temporarily closed due to COVID*

I had a quick, uneventful stay at the IASS Lounge. The lounge was not appealing, to say the least. Even with the experience burned into my brain, I decided to check out the TEI Lounge at the opposite end of the hall. If you have not been following along, this means that the lounge can be found after taking a right after getting off of the fourth floor escalator.

The entrance to the lounge was on the left side.

The check-in counter was straight ahead after I entered the lounge. The two agents welcomed me and offered a complimentary drink, either coffee or soda, and newspaper.

I was then offered a menu containing other drinks. There was a small cost associated with the “premium drinks”. I opted for a glass of wine. There was also a C.C. Lemon cooler if you prefer not to drink alcohol early in the morning.

The TEI Lounge was significantly smaller than the IASS Lounge, but no less crowded/cramped. There was not much, if any spacing between seats. This reduced guests/ personal space to zero. I have always tried to distance myself from other guests in lounges so this made me uncomfortable.

The lounge offered complimentary WiFi, which was greatly appreciated. There are not too many places in Japan that offer free WiFi so I took advantage for a bit. The best thing about the lounge had to be the small business center. It was available for guests to print or copy travel documents. It was a really nice touch to have this option before security.

Final Word

The TEI Lounge was not impressive at all. I did not like how small it was, nor did I appreciate paying for drinks. The best things about the lounge were the complimentary WiFi and the business center. There have been times in the past where a computer and printer have saved me during travel.

Have you ever visited the TEI Lounge at Narita?

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