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Best business lounge

by southpro (May, 2014)


Reason for Stay: Checking in and had to wait
Where: Landside
Pros: Has everything including large billiard table and a home theater room
Cons: WIFI can be faster


The Star Alliance business class lounge at Istanbul airport is one of these lounges where if they announce your plane delay , you get up and shout 'Yeah!' as you will be getting to stay a little longer. The lounge is large (two floors) and well lit . At the entrance is a large pool table as well as a home theater room with ezzy boys. There is freshly cooked food, a desert buffet and a waiter passing with a cheese cart. A large selection of wines and drinks are served in the many bars. Wifi is okay. All and all , it is a great experience with getting to the airport early.

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sleepless

by hos (January, 2014)


Reason for Stay: Connection between flights
Where: Landside and Airside
Pros: fast passport check
Cons: incredibly crowded, no internet, no where to sit, feels unsafe


had a long connection time in istanbul - mainly because i got a cheap flight to amsterdam, but it was with different airlines so i had to get my luggage and re check in left my luggage at an airport luggage storage, spent the first 6 hours of my connection time wandering around Istanbul around 11 i returned to the airport to try to grab some sleep before my 6 am flight, i have to say it was a horrible experience i found no where to sit in the departure area of the airport, i went to the arrival area and searched around eventually i settled down at a Starbucks there where the worker gave me the WiFi pass - which was the only free WiFi the entire airport had, seats weren't too comfortable although there were many electric plugs for everyone to use, main problem was that i felt very unsafe at the airport as i felt random people who aren't continued >>

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Istanbul Ataturk Airport

by web-administrator (September, 2014)


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(GUEST) This airport is awful, it's cold, there is no where to sit at all. I had a layover for 6 hours and I wasn't allowed to leave and there was absolutely no place to eat, sit or relax. Awful.

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Istanbul Ataturk Airport

by web-administrator (September, 2014)


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(GUEST) I had a decent night at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul and I was not bothered at all during my 6-7 hours of sleep. I did hear some people cleaning around me but no one told me to wake up.

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Istanbul Ataturk Airport

by web-administrator (September, 2014)


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(GUEST) Istanbul Ataturk airport is a crowded and filthy place. On arrival, queues at passport control are massive and it can take a good hour to hour and a half to go through. At the security points employees take their time and have way too much power in their hands. Even though it's a non smoking term is the toilets always stink of cigarettes- I have actually seen airport employees smoking in the toilets. It's impossible to sleep to get some rest, as the airport is overcrowded and there are hardly any spaces for one to sit down and relax.

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