Priority Pass Lounge Review in Five Photos – Sumaq VIP Lounge, Lima Peru (LIM)

The Sumaq VIP lounge is the only Priority Pass lounge in the international terminal at LIM.  It is located near Gate 17 in the international departures area.  The lounge is open 24 hours each day.  From 22:30 to 00:30 the Caral VIP Lounge, near H. Stern Jewelry, is also open to international passengers.

Previous posts regarding this Delta Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQD) run cover the logic behind it, the AeroMexico 737-800 hard product and service, the Air France/KLM lounge at Chicago, IL (ORD) and the American Express Centurion lounge at Mexico City, Mexico (MEX).

The day I visited the LIM Sumaq lounge there was a long line to get in.  People were admitted only when an equal number of others left.

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I waited 10-15 minutes before getting to the check-in desk.

As the large sign in the photo above states, a larger Sumaq VIP lounge is opening in a few months.  I’m hopeful it will be a large improvement.  The rendering on the sign looks great.

Once inside the lounge, it was evident that the lounge was indeed at maximum capacity.  I found a seat in the terrace area.

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What I call an indoor terrace area. At least my seat by the wall had access to power.

The buffet and bar are located in the main seating area.

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Buffet with light fare but no entrees.

To get an alcoholic beverage, bring your boarding pass the the bar.  The bartender stamps it.  Patrons are limited to two alcoholic beverages.20180113_115432_resized

The main seating area is fairly large, but clearly not big enough on this day.

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Main seating area

Other Services

This lounge has wifi, which I found to be slow, shower, business center with conference facilities, and flight information monitors.

Overall Impression

Any lounge that is as crowded as this lounge was when I visited is hard pressed to make a good impression.  But in addition to the overcrowding this lounge deserves no better than average marks due to the poor wifi, two-drink limit and limited food offerings.  The picture of the new lounge looks like it will address the overcrowding issue at a minimum.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Priority Pass Lounge Review in Five Photos – Sumaq VIP Lounge, Lima Peru (LIM)

  1. all of the centurion lounges arae usually crowded!! and there is a check in wait as many people do not have the right card but still want to get into the lounge!!!

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    1. The Centurion lounges in the US are definitely overcrowded. The Centurion lounge at MEX was not but check in still took a while. This was the first Centurion lounge I’ve visited outside the US. No overcrowding and a much better spa. I hope to visit the new Centurion lounge at HKG in the not too distant future to see what it is like.

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