There is a VIP Lounge at Malaga Airport and it has just been refurbished and looks really good. You can sit by the windows and see over the whole departure lounge area which is really nice (photo below). The food has really improved too, however, the price has risen as well which isn’t so good.
As you leave the large Duty Free Shop after security, turn right and it´s just up the stairs. If you feel like a bit of a treat, have a delayed flight or wish to catch up on some work / emails, the VIP Lounge is a great place to sit for a while in a very relaxed atmosphere with Free Wifi Access. It´s also worth a visit if you have a Priority Pass which gives you free access.
A word of warning! Don´t rely on the screens to show your flights! Flights are boarding 1 hour before the flight departure time and the screens may not show your flight, so check with reception.
The VIP lounge reminds us of a “Hilton Hotel” lobby area, lots of nice oversized sofas and chairs, I can’t believe it will be ever be overcrowded due to the size of it, it’s huge at over 2,600sqm. Prices do seem to be going up and down so do check direct.
You can enter the VIP Lounge by either of the following,
The lounge is open every day from 6am to 11pm. Times may vary in summer months You can also make a reservation by Telephone: 0034 952 048 8544 or 952 074 675 Fax: 0034 952 048 822 or E-mail: salavipAGPT3@e-externas.aena.es.
The food has really improved here with lots of different sandwiches, salads and cakes. If you’re going to be staying here for couple of hours and have a good appetite, it could be worth paying because you can pay anything up to 10€ for a sandwich at one of the other bars / restaurants. All snacks and drinks are included in the price of your entry. There is often a queue to get in so if you don’t have much time until your flight, it may not be worth it.
What’s on offer may change day to day, but generally there are cereals, sandwiches, salads, donuts, danish pastries, biscuits, tea, coffee, soft drinks, olives and crisps. There are 2 TV areas with a large amount of seating, one is at the back and a bit more private, the other is to the left of the lounge overlooking the Internal Airport Garden. There are also computers and printers, free wifi access, meeting areas, an excellent selection of newspapers and magazines, air traffic information, fax service, 2 sets of nice clean toilets and also access for people with reduced mobility. There is also a small jewellery shop in the lounge as well.
All said and done €33.90 (price at time of entry) is a lot of money to pay, however, if your flight is delayed and you need somewhere quiet to sit to pass the time and check your emails, then it’s not bad value when you consider that you could easily spend €3o on a couple of sandwiches and drinks over a few hours in any airport.
Other information you may be interested in is Fast Track at Malaga Airport.