The Iberia Velázquez Business Class lounge in Madrid offers something for everyone. While not quite of first class caliber, it provides many amenities that go above and beyond your typical European business class lounge.
The 24/7 lounge is located in Terminal 4S. After security, walk through the duty free shop where you will find glass sliding doors into the lounge.
Access is granted for business class passengers on Iberia or oneworld partners as well as oneworld passengers holding emerald or sapphire status.
Iberia Madrid Velázquez Business Class Lounge Sleeping Room
I spent a night in the lounge during my crazy trip home from Bangkok, so let’s start with that.
The room contains nine beds and is always kept dark. I had the room to myself overnight. In what I considered to be a very nice touch, a lounge agent brought in a pillow and blanket for me. I slept quite well.
I wrote about the experience in greater detail here.
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I’m not sure why Iberia keeps the lounge open overnight since there is about a 7hr gap without flights. The lounge was 100% empty, though I was happy to have it to myself:
Iberia Madrid Velázquez Business Class Lounge Dining
During the overnight, there is not much food, but a full selection of drinks is available:
Despite the posted hours, the snacks in the refrigerator were left out all night:
The Spanish eat late: look at the posted hours for the buffet–
That cracks me up, really–the eating hours are so foreign to my 6am/12pm/6pm schedule. I didn’t eat much while in the lounge, but had a bit of dinner (great lasagna) and a bit of breakfast (plain omelet).
How many lounges have a wine bar? Iberia has a wide variety of Spanish (+ non-Spanish) wines you can sample and then drink to your heart’s content.
A La Carte Restaurant
The lounge also boasts and a la carte restaurant open for dinner each night. You can see the menu below. The restaurant is on the opposite side as the wine bar and is perhaps the most tranquil part of the lounge with the best tarmac views. It also has the lounge’s best coffee machine…
There are coffee machines strategically placed around the lounge, but the coffee itself is quite unremarkable.
Iberia Madrid Velázquez Business Class Lounge Seating
I awoke early in the morning and the lounge was still mostly empty. It’s really quite beautiful as the sunrise streams in. But be warned: at its peak (just before noon) nearly every seat was filled.
Iberia Madrid Velázquez Business Class Restrooms
Restroom are located on both side of the lounge.
Iberia Madrid Velázquez Business Class Lounge Showers
Showers are available near the wine bar. Pick up a key from the front desk. I took a shower during the lounge’s busy period but still did not need to wait. WARNING: my sink leaked. Big time. Literally, the water ran directly from the basin to the floor. I did not notice it immediately and soon found myself standing in a puddle of water. Needless to say, I shaved in the shower instead. Avoid shower stall #4!
Iberia Madrid Velázquez Business Class Lounge Children’s Area
A children’s area is available near the wine bar.
Iberia Madrid Velázquez Business Class Lounge Business Area
A business area is located just to the left of the entrance. Conference facilities (one large boardroom) is also available on the other side.
You can see that this is not just another oversized hub lounge, but has some unique and attractive features. I was quite pleased with my (extended) stay in Iberia’s Velázquez Lounge.