Last year I reviewed the Servisair lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3. Actually, I reviewed five lounges in Terminal 3 in the same day – I don’t mess about …..
The Servisair lounge was a dump. It instantly became the winner of my ‘worse lounge at Heathrow’ award, a prize that had remained unclaimed since the closure of the Servisair lounge in Terminal 1.
The Servisair lounge in Terminal 3 is now closed. A couple of weeks ago it was replaced by a new Club Aspire Lounge.
This looks pretty good, to be honest.
I will be in Terminal 3 in a couple of weeks so I will do a proper review. In the meantime, you will have to rely on some promotional images:
The lounge is open from 5am to 10.30pm daily, with the spa (chargeable) open from 9am to 5pm.
It is located towards Gate 9 and is signposted as ‘Lounge D’ throughout the airport.
The best news is that prosecco is free for all visitors until 31st January which may explain why the couple in the images above look so cheerful.
How to get in
The good news is that the Club Aspire Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 has signed up with all of the major lounge access programmes.
Lounge Club (two visits free with the free-for-first-year Amex Gold)
LoungeKey (free to HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard holders)
or, of course, you can buy passes on the Aspire / Servisair Executive Lounges website here.
A full review will follow in a few weeks once I have been able to check the lounge out for myself.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (August 2022)
As a reminder, here are the four options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit card:
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with two free Priority Pass cards, one for you and one for a supplementary cardholder. Each card admits two so a family of four gets in free. You get access to all 1,300 lounges in the Priority Pass network – search it here.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.
Additional lounge visits are charged at £20. You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card.
There is no annual fee for Amex Gold in Year 1 and you get a 20,000 points sign-up bonus. Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.
HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard gets you get a free LoungeKey card, allowing you access to the LoungeKey network. Guests are charged at £20 although it may be cheaper to pay £60 for a supplementary credit card for your partner.
The card has a fee of £195 and there are strict financial requirements to become a HSBC Premier customer. Full details are in my HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard review.
PS. You can find all of HfP’s UK airport lounge reviews – and we’ve been to most of them – indexed here.