- Complimentary snacks
- Complimentary soft drinks
- Complimentary house wine and beer
- Complimentary liquor
- Flight information monitors
- Newspapers and magazines
The MasterCard Business Lounge is one of the only two clubs at at Bucharest Otopeni airport. TAROM, the national airline, operates their flagship lounge for SkyTeam passengers, while the MasterCard lounge serves the credit card issuer’s premium Romanian customers in addition to Business class passengers on several airlines.
The lounge is located towards the back of the international departure area, by gates 7 and 8, on a mezzanine overlooking the concourse. The checkin process may be a bit slow as the agent is required to copy flight details to an invitation card.
MasterCard Business Lounge OTP design
Despite being located on a mezzanine, the club is very quiet. The light-filled space features tall ceilings and expansive views of the tarmac through the glass wall. On the flip side, so much glass means that the lounge gets painfully hot when it is sunny outside.
The design is modern and open, with designer furniture including Hjellegjerde recliners, indoor plants, a small living wall, and numerous light fixtures. Various seating areas cater to every need, with dining tables by the buffet, lounge chairs, bar-like seating, a TV lounge, and high-backed chairs providing ample privacy. Power outlets are readily available throughout, either in side tables or on the ground. While the space is MasterCard branded — with a prominent oversized card and a few ads — the branding remains sufficiently discreet that it does not interfere with the business-like atmosphere.
MasterCard Business Lounge OTP amenities
The oversized buffet features basic snacks (chips, packaged crackers and waffles), an espresso machine, self-serve wine and alcoholic drinks, as well as coolers with soda, mineral water, milk and yoghurt. Overall, it’s a simple affair but we appreciate the wide range of soft drinks and the glass bottles.
Through a partnership with Asus and Microsoft Romania, the lounge provides self-service Windows PCs and tablets, although none were functioning when we visited. On the down side, the lounge doesn’t have its own Wi-Fi network, and patrons have to connect to the complimentary but borderline unusable airport Wi-Fi, which can be a frustrating experience.
A smoking room is located by the reception desk. Surprisingly the lounge does not have a bathroom, but a public bathroom is located immediately outside.
MasterCard Business Lounge OTP bottom line
Overall, the MasterCard Business Lounge at Bucharest airport is a pleasant lounge to wait for a flight in a quiet and private environment, although the lack of proper Wi-Fi and limited food options may be underwhelming.
The MasterCard Business Lounge welcomes premium MasterCard card holders (Platinum, World, World Elite and Corporate cards issued in Romania only) as well as premium class passengers of select airlines.
You may have access to MasterCard Business Lounge as a premium customer of one of the following airlines, or as an elite member of their frequent flyer program. Check the Access rules tab for more details.
Access for eligible customers traveling on the following Star Alliance member airlines only.
|Croatia Airlines (OU)||LOT Polish Airlines (LO)|
Access for eligible customers traveling on the following oneworld member airlines only.
|Qatar Airways (QR)|
Access for eligible customers traveling on the following SkyTeam member airlines only.
|Air France (AF)||KLM (KL)|
|Air Moldova (9U)||Air Serbia (JU)||El Al (LY)|