This is our review of the Rendezvous Executive Lounge at Ronaldsway Airport on the Isle of Man.
A few weeks ago we asked for your help in completing our collection of UK airport lounge reviews, which you can find on the ‘Favourites’ page here. HfP generally does not accept third-party reviews. There is zero chance of Rob or myself making it to most of the missing UK lounges, however, so we were happy to take some help here.
Reader Bill kindly sent in some photographs and a brief review of the Rendezvous Executive Lounge at Ronaldsway Airport – Isle of Man:
The lounge entrance is located in the departure area just after the security screening area.
The lounge is open Monday – Friday 05:45 – 19:00, Saturday 05:45 – 13:30 Sunday 12:00 – 20:00 which reflects the majority of flights. That said, the weekday closing is a little too early for the evening easyJet service to Gatwick and on Sunday mornings there are a handful of flights prior to noon. Passengers on those flights are left with the airport bar, newsagent and Costa.
Even at peak times you should be able to get at least one or two seats and sometimes you might be the only one in the lounge.
There are complimentary wines, spirits, and beers as well as excellent freshly ground coffee and a choice of teas.
The lounge offers a variety light snacks, which include a continental breakfast with toast and cereals between 05.45 – 11.00 am. Crackers, cheese and croissants are available all day. There are also 5 jars of cookies to choose from.
Wireless internet is available in the lounge for customers and you can also connect to the public departure lounge wifi.
There are a couple of TV screens with either BBC News or Sky News and flight information screens.
Thanks Bill. If you want to pre-book access to the Rendezvous Lounge, you can book it via the Lounge Pass website here.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (October 2021)
As a reminder, here are the three options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit or charge 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.
You also get access to Plaza Premium, Delta and Eurostar lounges. The card has a sign-up bonus of 60,000 points which is a special offer running to 2nd November 2021. Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.
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 a special 30,000 points sign-up bonus until 9th November 2021. 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.