Review of Sumaq Lounge in Jorge Chavez International Airport, Lima by CHC
Review of Sumaq VIP lounge Lima international June 2016
This is one of two Priority Pass lounges available for international travellers at the Jorge Chavez Lima International Airport. This is a very busy and overcrowded airport and hence, travellers will appreciate these lounges as the airside terminal is crowded and seats are limited. Located airside on the 2nd floor just before the Britts souvenir shop, where I actually went to first to spend my remaining Peruvian soles. This is the nearer of the two Priority Pass lounge, with the slightly further one called VIP lounge.
The lounge is crowded. There is a range of bar seats, armchairs. As there are many flights after 12pm (we were on the first flight out after 12pm)- so some Priority Pass patrons went to the other lounge as there were no more seats after 11am. Kudos to the lounge staff, they were dutifully replenishing the snacks although their task was made easier by the fact that the lounge only serves finger food like nuts and chips. Drinks are available including some fruit juices.
There is a small business center with desktops but no one was using it. As far as I could tell, they looked old and slow, but I did not try it personally. Some periodicals and newspapers were available- but all in Spanish.
Wifi was OK, not terribly fast, but whatsapp worked without lag and some semblance of surfing on Soccernet and Facebook was alright.
Clean toilets, didn’t see any shower facility.
All in all, a good spot to while away time whilst awaiting your flight to depart. Note that they do not make announcements in the lounge (nor in the airport), so one has to regularly check the TV screen for updates, as this is one airport where delays, and changes in departure gate happen regularly. In fact, our gate changed 3 times between the time we checked in, first saw it on the screen and then just before boarding.
As a Priority Pass lounge, it is certainly excellent value, even if you are on a limited entry Priority Pass card. I would grade it 4*, with a * removed for it being overcrowded and still allowing entry to more patrons and the absence of hot food.