Doncaster Robin Hood Airport, or Doncaster Sheffield Airport as it is sometimes known, now finally has an airport lounge. This lounge was much needed as the airport is super small and only offered a WHSmith and Wetherspoons bar in the departure area. The push for the Doncaster Robin Hood Airport Premium Lounge has most likely been due additional passengers travelling on the new Flybe services, who fly to a handful of European destinations.
The new Flybe services travel to capital cities including Paris, Madrid, Berlin and Amsterdam, as well as popular beach destinations including Faro, Malaga and Alicante. Fares are super cheap at around £100 return (see deal) making it a good alternative when operating on the same routes as Thompson who are already established at the airport.
Doncaster airport website describes the area as a premium lounge and appears to come with everything you need before a short flight. Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, snacks, and wifi are all included in the price. The lounge opens between 4:30am weekdays (5:00am weekends) until 9:00pm. Booking direct through the airport website costs £19.95 per adult and £12.95 per child. For the size of the lounge and the offering this does seem a little high, compared with what other airport lounge are able to offer.
Free access to Doncaster Robin Hood Airport Premium Lounge
You are able to get free access to the newly opened Doncaster Airport lounge if you are a member of Priority Pass. This scheme currently allows you to access 900 airport lounges around the world, including Doncaster Airport (see details). The lounge does not appear to be a member of Lounge Club when looking at their website. Hopefully they will also become part of the scheme in the future.
If you are looking to book the lounge for a one-off visit consider booking direct through the airport website or through the popular Holiday extras website, who often allow discount codes to be used to lower the price. This will work out cheaper than booking direct on the Doncaster Airport website at the current rates.