The Royal Jordanian Crown lounge at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan is a large U shape lounge hovering above the main international concourse. The Crown Lounge is the best lounge in Amman. It’s open air and overlooks duty free in the international terminal. The main entrance is near the Starbucks and McDonalds. Open 24 hours, 365 days a year, the Crown Lounge never closes.
Once checked in, take the elevator up one floor and then decide where you want to explore. One side of the lounge is dedicated to the bar and buffet and the is a coffee stand and pizza bistro. Both sides offer several different seating accommodations.
Behind the main lobby/entrance of the lounge on the second floor is a small smoking room.
The Royal Jordanian Crown Lounge serves OneWorld Business class passengers, along with Priority Pass card holders and several other airlines business class passengers. The large lounge is clean and beautiful. It meets all the needs of business class travelers without the opulence and outlandish extras Gulf carriers often add. Currently, it is the only lounge open in the airport.
Bar and Buffet
Upon entering the lounge turn right and cross the bridge to the buffet and bar. The self-serve buffet offers regional hot and cold items. Both western, middle eastern, and Southeast Asian dishes are available. Continue beyond the buffet to indulge in a drink or to grab a non-alcoholic beverage from the self-serve fridge.
On this side of the lounge most of the seating is made up of café style seating. Tables with two to four chairs and high tops around the bar. There are even a few seats at the bar for those who want to socialize with the bar tender or indulge in a few drinks. The bar offers international spirits, and a local craft beer.
Pizza and Bistro
This Bistro side of the lounge is my favorite. More comfortable feeling. Not only is there a couple of unique food options, but the coffee shop is makes amazing drinks. This side of the lounge has seating for everyone. Big couches which can double for a place to sleep, day beds, lounge chairs and more. There’s even a large table with seating for 8! Bring the whole family or the office and relax at the Bistro.
The coffee shop is my favorite part of the Crown lounge. Dubbed the Crown Café, the coffee shop offers delicious hand-crafted beverages. I opted for a dark mocha and fell in love. By far the BEST mocha I have ever had. The coffee, delicous! Color me impressed by the flavor and quality. Great job RJ! The Royal Jordanian Crown Coffee in the Crown Lounge cannot be missed by a coffee connoisseur.
I also love that traditional Arabic coffee is available for self-service. For the cold brew lovers, look no further, Royal Jordanian Crown Café has you covered too! Coffee aficionados shall not miss this gem.
Not into coffee? How about soft serve? For the fist time ever, I experienced a self-serve soft serve machine. With just a touch of a button, a perfect size cup of soft serve is made available.
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This side of the lounge also has a small pizza station and a soup/noodle station. At both locations you will find someone to help you. The soup is made fresh to order. The Pizza is made as it’s needed.
This side of the lounge also features several PlayStation 4 consoles and other video games to stay busy. Or if you need to surf the web, use one of the many tablets.
The Royal Jordanian Crown Lounge is not the world best business lounge. It’s very small compared to partner OneWorld member Qatar just a few hundred miles away in Doha. Yet, the lounge meets the needs and character of Royal Jordanian. A mid-range lounge for a mid-range air carrier. The lounge feels upscales and it was never crowded during my visit. For a smaller airline, I was impressed. The lounge invited me to relax and elevated my airport experience. It has everything you need with plenty of personal space per person.
The Royal Jordanian Crown lounge feels right size for the airline and was a perfect place to spend a few hours between flights. Have you been to the Crown Lounge? What did you think of it?