Bangalore Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic) Review

By | February 20, 2021

Update: This lounge is now renamed as BLR Domestic Lounge.

I was on my way to Goa for a leisure cum work trip and got some extra time to explore Bangalore airport before i board my flight. That gave me a chance to check out Plaza Premium lounge (Domestic) in Terminal 1.

How to reach: Its on the 2nd Floor (Mezzanine). Its like, you have to collect your boarding Pass in ground Floor, goto 1st floor for security screening usually via escalator. Once done, move up to 2nd floor via lift to the Plaza Premium Lounge. You can also find signs here and there.

My Experiecne at Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic) Bangalore:

I went with my 3 friends and we all got access by one way or other. I had HDFC Business regalia credit card and all of my friends had Mastercard issued by Axis/ICICI which allowed us access the lounge for free.

You can also use others credit/debit cards to access the lounge as long as it has complimentary access with it. So i’m planning to make use of the unused visits on Dad/mom cards here on.

Once you enter in, you’ll see a well spacious area, a mini bar, food station, etc. Pictures would speak a lot. You’ll have some good sight seeing areas as well. Check below,

Plaza Premium Lounge, Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore

Plaza Premium Lounge, Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore

Starters at Plaza Premium Lounge (domestic) bangalore

Starters at Plaza Premium Lounge (domestic) bangalore


Get your alcoholic drinks here

Coffee, Juices at Plaza Premium Lounge, Bangalore Airport

Coffee, Juices at Plaza Premium Lounge, Bangalore Airport

Live Food station at Plaza Premium Lounge (domestic) bangalore

Live Food station at Plaza Premium Lounge (domestic) bangalore


View from the lounge


Closer look on Tasty Items 😀

Facilities at Bangalore Plaza Premium Lounge:

  • Wifi: Yes
  • Food: Yes. Starters, live food station, Desserts. Water bottle, Coffee, juices & drinks (alcohol is paid one i guess)
  • Workstation: Yes, couple of computers set ready for you to check emails.
  • Ambiance: Silent & Very good. Its in open space though. If airport gets crowded, it may be noisy inside.
  • Recharge Station: Yes, most tables, seating area fitted with 3 Pin Plugs to charge your devices on go.
  • Complimentary Access on: Most Indian Mastercards, Visa Signature Cards, Priority Pass
  • CardExpert Lounge Rating: 4.5/5 [yasr_overall_rating]

Overall, Plaza Premium Lounge is a very good place to spend your layover time in Bangalore airport. Its one of the best lounge i would say as it has everything that one would expect from an airport lounge. Have you visited the lounge? Share your experiences in comments below.

46 thoughts on “Bangalore Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic) Review

    1. Siddharth Post author

      Yes it is, in most airport lounges.

  1. AMIT S

    Hello Siddharth

    Thanks for all the Important information and for sharing your card experience…

    Good to know about your site 🙂

  2. Varughese

    which one is better? Premium Lounge or the Above ground level?

    1. Siddharth Post author

      Above Ground level Lounge is Very good. They have exotic Buffet + recliners to rest 🙂

      1. Ashfaq

        Is recliner available in domestic lounge as well? And is there any time limit for the stay duration? I’ll touch down Bangalore from Goa at 12 in the mid-night and my next flight to chennai will be at 7 AM in the morning. So, can I rest(a power nap) there till 5 AM, have breakfast and then proceed to check in counter for my next flight?

  3. Rajat

    Hello Siddharth,

    Thanks for the nice write-up.

    I have one diners rewardz card. Can I accompany my wife with one card? Or it’s strictly one person access??

      1. Prashant

        I would like to correct you here, If you have HDFC Diners card(any flavor) then +1 entry is complimentary in all the plaza premium lounges. At least I have tried it in Delhi and Bangalore.


        1. Siddharth Post author

          Thanks for the info. I haven’t tried Diners card in Plaza Premium Bangalore. Will give it a try soon for +1 access.
          Do you mean +1 access for adult or kid?
          I accessed Delhi Plaza Premium lounge but we were swiping 2 cards though.

  4. Manosh

    Lovely site! I have a regalia for self and addon for spouse. I also have SBI signature for self and addon for spouse. With these, will I be able to take my kids (14 and 11) complimentary as well?

    1. Siddharth Post author

      Visa/MC add-on cards generally don’t have complimentary access, so you might need to pay for them or use some other cards.

      1. Rohan

        I have SBI elite card with an addon for my wife. She was able to use the lounge without any hassle.

  5. Vishal Patel

    Hi Siddharth,
    I have IDFC bank’s Visa Signature debit card. Is it eligible for free accesses to plaza premium lounge in Bangalore?


  6. AMritesh

    Does SBI mastercard will be help us for the access and use the benifits of Banglore airport lounge.

  7. vishnu

    It is a decent lounge. Visited it for the first time, a few days before. Entered by 6:30pm and no wonder it was so crowded. Wifi speed was okay, just 2mb/s. The sofas were clean and comfortable unlike the ones in TFS chennai domestic lounge. The food was extremely limited compared to above ground level lounge. One veg and one non veg gravy and 2 live counters, one was for kulcha and one was for dosa. The kulcha counter was terrible. I thought they were gonna make real kulchas but no they were not. The so called kulchas were just flat wheat buns. All that the live counter chef had to do was to just toast it in a little bit of butter and it is kulcha. Dont know if he was convincing himself that it was kulcha or if he was convincing us that it was kulcha. 😀 likewise for desserts, nothing much to say. a couple of cupcakes and some mousse disguised as shots 😀 Nevertheless, it was a decent experience.

    1. Siddharth Post author

      Thanks for sharing your experience 🙂

    2. Parmeshwar Rathi

      Thanks for sharing your experience.

      I used Plazma Premium Laonge at Banglore, I found the food and other items very testy

  8. Kumar

    What foods are complimentary for visa debit cardholders ? What and all it includes

  9. Ram

    My wife is having Standard chartered Visa Infinite Add on card , can she make use of plaza lounge? Also, can my son of 9 years enter for free along with my Visa Infinite card? Thx in advance.

  10. Aman

    I have a IDFC Visa Signature card , I am going with my son ( 5 year old ) is it necessary to pay him or complimentary access ?

    1. Prashant Gupta

      Most probably you will have to pay. Just check at the time of swapping the card. Tell them he is less than 5. Also check the lounge website.

      1. Aman

        I am Expecting to go Kempegowda Airport, Bangalore Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic) ….

    2. Narinder Pal Singh

      I was at Delhi domestic airport, they are not accepting IDFC Visa cards for lounge. As per them Visa card issued by ICICI are going through, they checked on their pos machine, didn’t worked! Please go with an alternative.

    3. Siddharth Mehta

      Most domestic lounges allow kids under 5 complimentary. You should be able to sneak your son through.

  11. Harshita Rai

    I have ICICI Coral Debit card. So my question is, can i use the lounge after my flight?

    1. Sreehari

      No Harshita, the lounge is located in the departure area after security check. You also have to show your boarding pass for upcoming journey.

  12. prashant

    Does citibank mastercard or citibank visa card will be help us for the access and use the benifits of Banglore airport lounge.

  13. Sohil

    Q1- I have an ICICI coral debit card and HDFC Regalia first Credit card, both in my name. Can I use both at a time for me and my wife to access the lounge ( 1 card swipe per person)?
    Q2- Is food available 24 hrs or anytime for breakfast?

    1. Dr Animesh Jain

      Yes. You can use both cards to give access to you and your wife.

  14. Vikkram

    Is food available 24 hrs or anytime for breakfast?

  15. sowmith

    I have axis bank neo credit card(Master card). Does it provide free lounge access?


    I have HDFC regalia Card and my international flight is at 08.00 am in the morning.
    Can i stay overnight in the international lounge (we both have hdfc reglia cards)

    1. Sharathkumar Anbu

      Most of the lounges will allow you stay only for 2 or 3 hours. When they check your boarding pass, they will that maximum allowed time is only 2 or 3 hours.

    2. Sujit Kumar Hota

      Usually the domestic lounge are less crowded and I havent seen plaza premium guys asking anyone to go out 🙂

  17. Mahendra Chaudhari

    Can we-( Me and my wife) visit the master lounge with Visa- Regalia First card and add on of the same at banglore airport?

  18. Arko

    What do you mean by using unused visits of your parents?

    I’d once tried going in Mumbai airport’s domestic lounge, they checked the boarding pass and name on card, since it was my dad’s the free lounge access was refused.

    So is there a way we can use family member’s card to access?

    1. Rohit

      Lounge access is 2 hours. It is calculated based on your departure time.

      So for e.g. if departure time on boarding pass is 830 PM – you can enter from 630 PM onwards. If you try to enter at 430 PM – they will ask you to swipe twice.

      Tip: Even if your flight is delayed – many times boarding pass will have the original departure time. So you can stay in the lounge for longer!

  19. Neha Kumari

    hi i have hdfc platinum debit card, will it work?

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