Review of the Gulf Air Falcon Gold Lounge London Heathrow Terminal 4

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Gulf Air Falcon Gold lounge at London Heathrow terminal 4 one of the best that I’ve visited in a while and complementary thanks to my ANZ travel credit card.

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Access to the Gulf Air Falcon Lounge Heathrow

I managed to get access to the lounge courtesy of the Veloce lounge scheme through my ANZ Travel Visa Signature card which is still a pretty decent card even with the downgrading of lounge access in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur recently. You can check out my review of the card using the link below:

ANZ Travel Visa Signature Credit Card Review

Food and Drink

This is one of the areas that the lounge excels in. There is a dedicated bar so no self service but the bartender was friendly, knowledgeable and could actually make a wide variety of drinks. There was a good selection of wine, spirits and most importantly for me champagne (unfortunately I forgotten the exact brand).

The staff in the lounge were also happy to chat and they would also take order when you were sat down in one of the comfy lounge areas.

The lounge also has a decent selection of food, with a mix of western, middle eastern and asian. I had some of the potatoes, vegetables as well as the spring rolls and they were all very pleasant. It was also good to see that there was a chef that was taking some pride in the presentation and selection of food.

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If you did want to grab some food then there is a dining area that you can use if you want to avoid the struggle of eating at one of the lounge chairs. The lounge when I went in wasn’t particularly busy so it was a good time to have something decent before boarding the flight.

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One feature for me that’s important in an airport lounge is the seating area. These were comfy, came with tables and had a power point at each one which is built in to the coat stand. In addition to that there are some good views straight onto the tarmac, I could even see the Air India 787 that I was taking later that evening.

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If you want a little more privacy or are travelling as a family then you might want to go into one of the small rooms that are there with a TV and sofa.  They are just to one side of the lounge next to the dining area.

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The lounge was split up using these nice curtains, and this wasn’t the only nice design touch I loved some of the items at the bar area.  The whole lounge had a feeling of class about it.

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There was a small but functional office area with a few Macs if you need to do any work or just get onto the internet.  This area was screened off from the rest of the lounge.

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The restrooms were clean and perfectly adequate for the lounge, and there were also showers available, but I didn’t check them out.

IMG_4733The Gulf Air lounge also has secure lockers, wifi and prayer room, baby-change facilities.

Conclusion

I actually had a choice between the Air India lounge and this one, and from the reviews of the Air India lounge I think I made the right choice it was a very pleasant place to spend a little time.  Just last week I visit the Malaysia Airlines Golden lounge upstairs and still I thought this lounge was better and somewhere I would visit again.

You can get lounge access with the ANZ Travel Visa Signature card, here is our review:

ANZ Travel Visa Signature Credit Card Review

Have you been to this lounge, what did you think?  Or what’s your thoughts on Terminal 4 lounges at Heathrow?