We had our final feast in Copenhagen, and our Moms Trip was over. After a short sleep at our hostel, it was time for an early morning trip to the airport. Which means it is time to which out another lounge! At Copenhagen Airport there are a bunch of lounges, we chose the Atelier Lounge.
Getting to the Airport
Of course, with our luck even the trip to the airport turned out to be an adventure. On our Copenhagen walking tour, our guide mentioned a question on her test, when will the Copenhagen Metro be completed. The answer was Copenhagen Metro HAHAHAHA! We learned why, almost the hard way. We left about 3 1/2 hours before our moms’ flight. It was barely enough.
We arrived at the Metro with more than enough time take the 15 minute train to the airport. However, 30 minutes later we were wondering why the train was not there. The station started to get crowded when an announcement was made in Danish. We overheard the train was going to be delayed another 15 minutes, no too bad but time was ticking. 30 Minutes later we hear the exact same announcement and the new delay was 30 minutes. With less than 2 hours to go to our flight, we called an audible and grabbed an Uber. God bless Uber, as getting a cab would have been tough.
Pro Tip: Always have a backup plan.
Oh, but there was more drama
If only the drama ended there. We got to the airport and our moms checked into their flight. The plan was to walk them to their gate , but for some reason it would not let us check-in at the automated terminal. As our flight was an hour later, British Airways had no one at its desk to let Stephanie and I check in. We waited, and by the time we finally checked in our moms’ flight was about to start boarding.
After a mad sprint through Copenhagen Airport, we got to the gate just in time to see the last people board our plane. We did not get a chance to say good bye… Stephanie was distraught. We don’t get to see Stephanie’s mom as often as we get to see mine, and so it was especially tough. After staring hopelessly at their plane as it pushed back, we dejectedly walked over to the Atelier Lounge.
The Atelier Colorful Aviator Lounge is located after security in terminal 2 of the Copenhagen Kasturp near pier A. For a ridiculously color lounge it is a bit a hidden. You have to find the Atelier sign then head up the rainbow road to the most colorful lounge in the world. The lounge is open from 5:00am to 8:PM Sunday-Friday and closes an hour early at 7:00PM on Saturday. While the lounge closes surprisingly early, there are other options open as late as 10 PM.
Atelier Lounge: The Colorful Aviator
Loud. Loud Loud Loud Loud Loud. That is what I have to say about this lounge. IT IS LOUD. While it is fine noisewise, you could not have thought of a louder decoration theme for the Atelier Lounge. It is very much The Color Aviator. Not only do you follow a rainbow set of stairs up to the lounge, but the lounge itself is one massive rainbow. You walk in and check in at the red section of the lounge at the red checkin desk. When you look to your left you see the other colors. Orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and purple. That is right the lounge is literally a rainbow.
To be honest I don’t know whether I loved it or hated it, but it definitely was loud. However, I don’t think if I was looking to relax that I would be able to relax surrounded by those colors.
Size and Seating
The Atelier lounge is a very small and narrow lounge. They have both table seating as well as some more relaxing couches, but I don’t think it would fit more than 50-75 people max. Additionally I did not see my locations to charge any devices. It was early in the morning though, my devices were charged so I did not look too hard.
Food and Drink at the Atelier Lounge
The food selection for breakfast at the Atelier Lounge was rather unimpressive. They had some premade eggs and diced meats for somewhat of a make your own omelette bar, but it was rather bare.
That was really the only warm food they served. Other than that was a selection of yogurts, smoothies, cold cuts, cheeses, and granola. Very lackluster.
If you are looking for a lounge for a nice bite to eat before your flight, I would suggest the other CPH lounges.
There was a good selection of drink. The lounge had a soda fountain that had a small selection but good selection of sodas; it also had a self serve bar area with a few wines, three beers on tap, and a small selection of liquor. The Atelier Lounge’s alcohol selection is a bit smaller than some other lounges, but sufficient for a quick pit stop to refuel.
The Atelier lounge is an extremely simple lounge. There aren’t any really additional amenities, other than Wifi and a small selection of newspapers and magazines.
The Atelier Lounge is truly “The Colorful Avaitor.” However, it is a very simple lounge with a really loud rainbow decor. The food and drink selection is sparse compared to many other lounges.