TAROM Business Lounge
- Complimentary snacks
- Complimentary soft drinks
- Complimentary house wine and beer
- Complimentary liquor
- Flight information monitors
- Newspapers and magazines
The TAROM Business Lounge at Bucharest Octopeni airport, located in the international wing on a mezzanine above gate 7 (across the MasterCard Business Lounge), serves primarily TAROM and SkyTeam elite passengers.
Despite the TAROM branding, the club is operated by the local airport authority. From a practical standpoint, passengers eligible for lounge access on any airline may use any of the three lounges at Octopeni airport, which all offer substantially the same amenities.
TAROM Business Lounge OTP design
Located on a mezzanine overlooking the tarmac, the luminous TAROM Business Lounge boasts cathedral ceilings and a panoramic glass wall with expansive views on the airport grounds. Despite its prime location, the club has two shortcomings—noise bleeds in from the lower-level boarding area, and the space can get uncomfortably warm on sunny days.
The open layout features a variety of seating options that comfortably accommodate solo travelers, families, and groups.
Next to the reception desk are two couches with side tables—a popular hang-out for families, with room for little ones to spread out without bothering guests in the main seating area. Beyond the buffet area is a spacious dining area, more intimate tables for two by the window, and inviting curvy couches with coffee tables.
Strategically placed indoor plants break up the space and help enhance privacy. A large map of TAROM’s route network carves out a small relaxation area with bean bags.
Charging devices is easy and convenient, with power outlets in the ground throughout the space, as well as charging points equipped with various cables and adapters for electronics and cell phones. The latter are VISA-branded, in a not-so-subtle nod to the MasterCard Business Lounge located a stone’s throw away.
The appearance of the lounge has room for improvement. The carpet is stained in multiple places, and the staff can be slow to pick up dirty dishes and service items.
TAROM Business Lounge OTP amenities
The TAROM Business Lounge at Bucharest airport offers basic amenities.
The snack selection is mostly underwhelming, with a variety of chips and peanuts, though there are a few welcome surprises including a variety of dairy products, and the occasional mini-sandwich. The drink selection is much more generous, with a variety of juices (including a tasty peach juice), mineral water, red and white wines, and self-service middle-shelf liquor, and an espresso machine. There is also a bar, though the expectation is that patrons will help themselves from the buffet area.
Business amenities are relatively limited. The TAROM Business Lounge lacks a dedicated Wi-Fi access point; and while the airport offers free Wi-Fi, the service is slow and unreliable. The business center features six work cubicles and Internet-connected laptop computers. There is no printer, but a fax/copier is available.
A spacious and luminous smoking room with expansive runway views is located to the left of the reception desk. The lounge lacks a bathroom, though public facilities are available immediately outside.
TAROM Business Lounge OTP bottom line
The TAROM Business Lounge at Bucharest Octopeni airport is a pleasant and comfortable lounge with a generous beverage selection. The amenities are limited, especially for a club which primarily serves international travelers—the lack of a bathroom and a dedicated Wi-Fi access point are glaring omissions.
Despite its shortcomings, the typically quiet lounge is a haven at an airport that remains largely unattractive overall.
- The ample daylight and views.
- The varied and comfortable seating options.
- The beverage selection.
- The uncomfortable temperature.
- The minimalistic food selection.
- The slow Wi-Fi.
TAROM Business Lounge at Bucharest - Henri Coanda International (OTP) welcomes:
- TAROM Business Class passengers departing on a same-day flight.
- TAROM Economy Class passengers departing on a same-day flight, for a fee payable at the airport.
- Flying Blue Gold and Platinum members departing on or connecting to/from a same-day international flight operated by a SkyTeam member, in any class of service (+1 guest)
- International First and Business Class passengers departing on or connecting to/from a same-day international flight operated by a SkyTeam member.
- SkyTeam Elite Plus members departing on or connecting to/from a same-day international flight operated by a SkyTeam member, in any class of service (+1 guest)
- Guests must be traveling on any flight operated by a SkyTeam member airline. Member must remain with the guests at all times during the visit.
- Lounge access will be provided only at your departure airport and not on arrival, unless you are connecting to a domestic flight or other qualifying international flight.
You may have access to TAROM 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 SkyTeam member airlines only.
|Aerolineas Argentinas (AR)||Aeromexico (AM)||Air Europa (UX)|
|Air France (AF)||China Airlines (CI)||China Eastern (MU)|
|Czech Airlines (OK)||Delta (DL)||Garuda Indonesia (GA)|
|ITA Airways (AZ)||KLM (KL)||Kenya Airways (KQ)|
|Korean Air (KE)||MEA Middle East Airlines (ME)||Saudia (SV)|
|TAROM (RO)||Vietnam Airlines (VN)||Virgin Atlantic (VS)|
|Xiamen Airlines (MF)|
Access for eligible customers traveling on the following Star Alliance member airlines only.
|Austrian (OS)||Croatia Airlines (OU)||LOT Polish Airlines (LO)|
|Lufthansa (LH)||SWISS (LX)|
Access for eligible customers traveling on the following oneworld member airlines only.
|British Airways (BA)||Qatar Airways (QR)|
|Air Moldova (9U)||Air Serbia (JU)||El Al (LY)|
You can put the TAROM and MasterClass Business Class Lounges together. Description and pictures are the same. There is no officual MasterClass Business Class Lounge in international area.
One of the worst Sky team lounges I have ever been too. The worse thing about it is their horrible customer service. The reception is ok, however the staff serving in the lounge is like a bunch of low grade service employees more suited for a one star hotel. They are many and they are LOUD. Since the place is majorly overstaffed – over 6-7 staff walking pretend to replenish stuff essentially they just sit around talking loudly to each other. Recently they improved the food situation a bit after at least 6 or 7 years of bashing from the international community about their standards. they now have soggy white bread sandwiches. Forget about warm food, soup, anything nutritions, fresh fruit. They have a canned odd looking fruit-like offering. Just really a distasteful cheap, horrid place. They also changed the furniture. I am not sure who was in charge but the couches they replaced are so extremely uncomfortable, hard to be any worse. they use to have 3 large white sofas in the front. They were at least easy to sit on. Now you can get a backache within minutes, especially after a flight and waiting for another one. Just whoever manages this place is doing a really poor job with no though of the customer in mind, severly under the international standards and the only thing I can compliment them for is that at least they put a small effort to improve the food. My advice to any sky team elite members, if you have the chance, just avoid flying with tarom and having to use this lounge
This is sure the most horrible business lounge at an international airport. Rude staff and no facilities. Zero food apart from a few stale crisps and peanuts. Better to wait at the overcrowded burger place downstairs. Truly terrible.