Plaza Premium Lounge at Delhi Domestic Airport (T1) Review

By | September 7, 2016

This is my second visit to the Plaza Premium lounge in Delhi Airport T1 Terminal Domestic Departure side. The Lounge was highly crowded the last time i was there, maybe due to acceptance of almost all cards and hence i wasn’t able to take any pics. However had a chance to visit again, solo this time and here’s my review 🙂

Plaza Premium Lounge at Delhi T1 - Entrance

Plaza Premium Lounge at Delhi T1 – Entrance

My Experience at Plaza Premium Lounge Delhi T1D:

I took out my shiny Diners Black credit card to get access to the lounge with some special VIP welcome 😛 but i was turned down saying that they’re having some server issues with Diners cards and hence i can’t use it. Sad! I asked if its common with Diners but they said its very rare and its only on that day they were facing the issue.

Luckily, i was carrying quite a lot of cards that day, so i swiped my HDFC Platinum Mastercard Debit card to get Access to the lounge (Mastercard benefit). The lounge has very good set of snack items spread around.

My all time favorite is Cornitos Nachos Crisps, the first one from left as you see in the below pics.

Plaza Premium Lounge at Delhi - starters

Plaza Premium Lounge at Delhi – Snacks

Plaza Premium Lounge

View of Delhi Airport from Lounge

Plaza Premium Lounge at Delhi food

Plaza Premium Lounge at Delhi food

snacks

Snacks

Apart from the usual stuff, i met a guy who swiped the prestigious Infinia Credit Card for lounge access. I tried to start a conversation with him about the Infinia card and he said that he was holding it for quite a time, as if its yet another usual card for him.

He’s a calm & cool person and was bit looking like “who the hell is this guy asking about my credit card”. Also, as he came with his family, kids, i respected their privacy and ended the conversation there saying i’m planning to get that card sometime soon 😉

Facilities at Plaza Premium Lounge – Delhi Airport:

  • CardExpert Lounge Rating: 4/5 
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Food: Yes. Buffet with some snacks.
  • Ambiance: Good.
  • Recharge Station: Yes.
  • Complimentary Access on: Priority Pass, American Express, Diners Club, Visa, MasterCard

Overall, its a very good lounge in Delhi Domestic Airport with good set of snacks, though i wish they’ve more space in the lounge as it was 90% full by the time i left. I still remember my last visit to this lounge when i was eating almost for half an hour without a break. It was quite tasty and they do have dessert section to fulfill the meal.

Have you been to this lounge or have you ever met people holding the cards like Infinia or Amex Centurion, etc? Share your experiences in comments below.

25 thoughts on “Plaza Premium Lounge at Delhi Domestic Airport (T1) Review

  1. Captain Bishuddha Bharatiya

    If I am travelling from Bangalore to Delhi than would I be allowed to use the lounges in both Bangalore and as well as in Delhi ?

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      You can access only Departure lounge in Bangalore. In Delhi, You can visit Arrival lounges. There are two arrival lounges in T3 Terminal.

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      1. ketan

        Hello Sid,

        Again a grt review…we can only use lounge in departure?
        What about arrival?
        And if we have connecting flight eg Ahmadabad to Dubai via Mumbai…so how can we use lounge at this places can we use all three places??
        If we have pp(Regalia CC ) we can use in free or pay $27?

        Thanks a lot for for all reviews really helpful for many ppl …
        And I have applied for Diners Black after reading your review and i received…

        Thanks…

        Reply
        1. Siddharth Post author

          Great that you got Diners Black and glad i was able to help.
          1. Please note almost all lounges are in Departure part of the airport only.
          So in this case, you can access the lounges in Ahmadabad & Mumbai.
          2. PP that comes with Regalia has 12 free visits per yr.
          You wont actually need it as long as you have Diners Black 🙂

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          1. Ketan

            Thanks for rplying bro
            Pp for back up bro:-) as u told there was issue in diner…
            How much add on cards we can use in diner black for lounge?
            Thanks

          2. Siddharth Post author

            I think you can have 3 add on cards. I got two and i’ve started using them for lounge access already. Its smooth and the Rs.2 charge don’t even show up on statement.

  2. Nikunj Sanghavi

    To my understanding “R U saying that u had utilize the HDFC Platinum master debit card which come along ur preferred saving account.” What r the charges ur card had been charged for lounge visit as this card come along free of cost with saving a/c and how can they afford the lounge visit facility with this card?

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Nikunj,
      Almost all MasterCard debit cards from HDFC has 2 complimentary lounge visits per quarter. Preferred Plat MC has 4 visits.
      Basically Mastercard absorbs this charge, infact lounge access is the main reason why people use MasterCard.

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  3. Parth

    Hey Siddharth, I have only experienced American Express lounges (T3 – Delhi and T1 Mumbai). I hold a platinum reserve card and hence food and beverages (except alcoholic) are free for me. Is the the case in other lounge access program too? I was hoping to get a ICICI Bank card and I read Visa clearly mentioning a “set” menu with one of – starter, drink and main course. However, ICICI Bank’s Coral card – Amex and Mastercard don’t divulge details? Any idea if in lounge food is complimentary or paid for?

    I’m looking at ICICI Bank Coral Credit Card

    Thanks a lot 🙂

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      I’ve been to most of the domestic departure lounges in India and Food is always free/unlimited in almost all of them except in Goa.
      Check out my Mastercard lounge list where you can find review for each lounge 🙂
      Go with Mastercard Variant on Coral.

      Yet to experience the AMex Lounges.

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      1. Parth

        Oh okay. Amex lounges are smaller and don’t have shower facility. Food is delicious with substantial options. Amex altitude lounges require platinum above to enter. Food is free only for platinum reserve / platinum (charge) and above. Hopefully we will once meet there! 🙂 ..

        Thanks for this, I will go with the mastercard variant! Cheers!

        Reply
        1. Siddharth Post author

          Yes, Amex Jet card has access to these Indian Amex lounges. I maybe getting it soon.
          Hah sure, btw, do use your actual name/email so i could at-least identify you 😀

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  4. Anurag Joshi

    Hi ,
    I am going Pune-New Delhi-Pune.
    I have Platinum Master Card.
    I want to know the complimentry lounge facility available to me in the airport.
    Please do tell me whether I can access Lounge facilities on arrival also ?

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Am unsure which Bank Card you’re holding so can’t comment. You can check master card helpline to know avail free visits on your card.
      Most lounges are available in Departure. Delhi T3 Arrival lounges donot accept master card.

      Reply
  5. rohit

    i have axis bank my zone credit card an one axis bank titanium reward debit card can i get acess to airport lounge at delhi airport for me and my wife or i have to get add on card for her saprately?

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      If both are under Mastercard variant, yes, you’ll get access. Add on cards doesnt work with this credit card for lounge access.

      Reply
      1. rohit

        both are visa verient but its written on booklet that you have complimentry lounge access…..n want to ask that one card is sufficient for both of us or my wife need her card saprately for free access

        Reply
        1. Siddharth Post author

          Only Visa Signature/infinite cards has access. Cross check with bank. Whatsoever, only one person is allowed per card.

          Reply
  6. Harish

    Hi Sid,

    I have multiple cards like Axis bank Titanium Rewards MasterCard Debit Card and HDFC Diners Club Rewardz Credit card. If I am going to Airport Domestic Terminals of Delhi and Mumbai, I guess they both should work. Also my wife is with me, so can I use 1 card on her behalf or only I am allowed since my name is imprinted on card, since 1 Axis DC Titanium Rewards have some number printed on it because it was issued in Insta-kit.
    If that doesn’t work, how can I take my wife in All lounges with me. Please let me know.

    Thanks
    Haris

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Yes, just give her the card and ask to swipe. You don’t flash both cards. they might deny.
      I don’t think Mumbai T2 accepts. maybe T1 would accept.

      Reply
  7. Rohan

    Hi Sid..

    I just got VISA Signature card..what all I have to pay if I intend to use the Plaza Lounge at Delhi and Mumbai airport.. somebody told me that all I have to pay is 2 bucks via that card and all eatable and drinks are free..is it true..??

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Yes, that’s true Rohan. Food & Drinks complimentary.
      Mumbai T2 terminal don’t have Visa Lounge access ASAIK.

      Reply
  8. Rohan

    Thanks buddy.. Mumbai T,2 is international.. I will be using domestic terminal of Mumbai airport.. Guess that have lounge..Thanks for the info.

    Reply

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