As part of my IPW Virgin prize I was able to enjoy one of Virgin Holidays’ airport lounges; specifically the Gatwick v-room. As you can see from this tiny #TravelTrailer vlog, it made such a good start to my trip.
I think you’d love it too, especially if you have an early start like me, so here are #7POW (seven pearls of wisdom) on the perks of Gatwick v-room…
♥ The Food
It’s complimentary, which will be enough said for some of you. For those of you who want to know what’s on offer, well, there’s quite a lot in terms of breakfast. From yoghurts and muesli, to buttery croissants and generous pain au chocolats, you’ll find all your favourites. You can even pretend you’re a millionaire (a Caramel Shortbread Millionaire!) like me. If you fancy something warmer, head to the chef for a cooked breakfast. If you want to get your money’s worth have a bit of everything!
♥ The Drinks
Again, the non-alcoholic stuff is included in your pass. Breakfast includes juices, teas, coffees and even the fizzy stuff if that’s more your thing.
♥ The Quietness
Gatwick gets rammed at the best of times. Gatwick v-room is a haven from the craziness of it all. It’s quiet and peaceful compared to the busy rush down in the airport lobbies.
♥ The Wi-Fi
Hop on the free Wi-Fi to get some work done, surf the net or simply brag to your friends about your holiday! There’s no annoying sign-up form to fill in and the connection is good enough to upload pics.
♥ The Kids Zone
Down in the main airport lobby children excitedly chase each other round the seats, more often than not bumping into cases or people. Up in Gatwick v-room there’s a kids play zone, with games and toys to keep them entertained. It’s tucked away from the adult-only zone (yep, there’s one of those too).
There are loads of glossy magazines to flick through while you munch on your third course of breakfast. They’re those fancy, expensive ones that I usually reward myself with as a pay day treat. Here there are loads of them to get your mitts on. Bliss.
♥ The Savings
Adult passes for Gatwick v-room cost £24.50. If you add up the price of a miniscule breakfast elsewhere in the airport, with the cost of a few magazines, snacks, and Wi-Fi you can easily justify the £24.50. Plus, at Gatwick you can also speed through security and check-in. You can find out more here.
Are you a fan of airport lounges? Have you visited Gatwick v-room? I’d love to hear your thoughts.