At Frankfurt Main Airport, there are four Lufthansa Senator Lounges located in Terminal 1. The Senator Lounge in the Schengen area is located by gate A50 and the other three Senator Lounges are located in the non-Schengen area near gates B43, C14 and Z50. On this trip, I had a few hours to kill so I decided to visit and review the three Senator Lounges in the non-Schengen area (B, C and Z Concourses).
It should be noted that going from a Schengen area to a non-Schengen area (or vice versa) requires an immigration and security check and going between Schengen concourses also requires another security check. So keep this in mind if you intend on visiting a Senator Lounge that is not located in your departure area.
And as a reminder, the Lufthansa First Class Terminal and First Class Lounges are reserved for first class passengers traveling on Lufthansa or SWISS only. First class passengers and Star Alliance Gold members traveling on any other Star Alliance carrier are only allowed to visit the Senator and Business Class Lounges.
Lufthansa Senator Lounge, Concourse Z
On this trip, I flew from Los Angeles to Frankfurt with Lufthansa and arrived at Concourse Z of Terminal 1. The Senator Lounge in Concourse Z is located by gate Z50 and is open from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Between the three Senator Lounges I visited, this was the largest and most spacious. I would also say it was my favorite and the one I would recommend (if you only had time to visit one Senator Lounge).
This Senator Lounge shares the same entrance with the Business Class Lounge but the two lounges are separated on the inside. The Business Class Lounge is located to the left after the entrance and the Senator Lounge is located to the right of the check-in counter.
The concourse Z Senator Lounge is just beautiful and embodies everything elegant and sophisticated about Lufthansa. It’s spacious, bright and airy with lots of natural lighting and provides passengers with a host of wonderful amenities such as hot food options, showers suites and day beds.
As you enter the lounge, there are several storage lockers located along the front wall to secure your belongings. The lockers have individual keys and are large enough to store all your carry-on items including small roll-aboards.
The dining and buffet areas are located to the front of the lounge. For hungry travelers, you can expect a good selection of both hot and cold dishes such as salads, wraps, sausages, pretzels (naturally), rice and curry. Lufthansa has stepped up its game here. Instead of just having prepared food brought out from the back, you can now have your salad or wrap “made to order” by an attendant.
The self-serve alcohol station is decent and offers a good selection of beers on tap, wines and hard spirits. There is also a soda fountain and espresso machine if you need some caffeine.
The main seating area is located behind the dining area with a variety of seating options from low-back leather chairs and recliners to dining tables and high-top workstations. Electrical outlets are located by a majority of the seating areas and WiFi is provided throughout the lounge.
For those who need to stay productive, you can find individual workstations with privacy partitions located in the business center.
If you want to kick your feet up for a bit, there are relaxation rooms with lounge chairs and dimmed lighting located along the walls or if you want to get some shuteye, there is a small quiet room located in the back of the lounge with four day beds. The day beds are first come, first served and are provided with clean blankets and pillows.
For those arriving from long-haul flights, there’s nothing better than a hot shower to revive your spirit. The individual shower suites are clean, modern and stocked with L’Occitane bath and body products. Dental hygiene and shave kits are also available from the shower room attendant if needed.
Other lounge amenities include cell phone booths, restrooms, local and international newspapers and magazines, televisions, flight information boards, a smoking room and printer/copier/fax machine.
Lufthansa Senator Lounge, Concourse B
Located by gate B43, this Lufthansa Senator Lounge is open from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM. This lounge is also spacious and bright with lots of natural lighting but is smaller than the Senator Lounge located in concourse Z. As you enter the lounge, there are several storage lockers located to your left for your belongings.
To the right of the entrance are the dining and buffet areas. Here, you’ll find a variety of tables and chairs to either work or dine. The food spread is exactly the same as in the Concourse Z Senator Lounge, offering salads, sausages, pretzels, rice, curry, and desserts. However, unlike the Concourse Z Senator Lounge, there are no employees preparing “made to order” wraps or salads here.
The individual shower suites are located to the left of the entrance. They are exactly the same as the shower suites found in the Concourse Z Senator Lounge. They also include L’Occitane bath and body products, dental hygiene and shave kits.
The main seating area is located in the back of the lounge with a variety of seating options from sofas and lounge chairs to armchairs and high-top workstations. Electrical outlets are located by a majority of the seating areas and WiFi is provided throughout the lounge.
A quiet room is located to the far left of the lounge, also provided with blankets and pillows.
There are two amenities that set this lounge apart from the other Senator Lounges. This is the only Senator Lounge that offers a spa facility (Senator Spa) and a hosted bar with specialty drinks and smoothies.
The Senator Spa is located inside the shower area and provides various spa services from massages to manicures. Prices are on the expensive side, as you would expect. I’m not one to spend 90 Euros on a 45 min massage but I’m sure one of you will.
As for drinks, you can pour your own drink at the self-serve bar or have a drink made for you at the hosted bar. The hosted bar offers a wider selection of alcoholic beverages including beers, wines, prosecco, and spirits. The bartenders can also whip you up a fruit smoothie, non-alcoholic beverage or even a cappuccino if you’re too lazy to get one from the in-house espresso machine.
Other lounge amenities include restrooms, local and international newspapers and magazines, televisions, flight information boards, enclosed smoking room and a printer/copier/fax machine.
Lufthansa Senator Lounge, Concourse C
And lastly, the Senator Lounge in Concourse C is the smallest and most underwhelming. The lounge is unique in that you can board your aircraft directly from the lounge but it’s smaller and provides fewer amenities than the other two Senator Lounges. That being said, this lounge also services fewer passengers. Unlike the other two Senator Lounges, this lounge only serves 8 gates (C13 to C20).
The main seating area is located along the large floor-to-ceiling windows with low armchairs and adjacent tables. There are no lounge chairs or recliners to lie down or kick your feet up. Electrical outlets are located throughout the main seating area and WiFi is provided throughout the lounge.
The dining and buffet areas are located adjacent to the main seating area. Here you’ll find tables and chairs and exactly the same food and beverage options served in the other lounges. I do appreciate the consistency here.
If you need to get some work done, there is a small business center located in the center of the lounge with individual workstations.
The shower suites are exactly the same as in the other lounge also. I didn’t take any pictures of them but note that there are only two here. So if the lounge is full, you might have to wait a while before a shower suite opens up.
Lufthansa Senator Lounge Bottom Line
Overall, the Senator Lounges at Frankfurt at good lounges. They can get busy at peak times but are still great places to rest, relax and refuel before a flight. I appreciate the hot food options, functional spaces to be productive and most importantly, quiet spaces for rest.
Have you visited the Senator Lounges lately? If so, please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. Thanks for reading!
The other reviews in this series include:
- Lufthansa A340 Economy Class, Los Angeles to Frankfurt
- Lufthansa Senator Lounge, Frankfurt
- Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport
- Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Economy Class, Frankfurt to Los Angeles