Review: Lounge L at Seoul Incheon Airport

Before taking the last flight of my trip to South Korea back in Janaury 2024, I had a chance to pay a brief visit to one of Seoul Incheon Airport Terminal 2’s three Priority Pass lounges, Lounge L.

Continue reading this review to see what the lounge was like and whether it is worth a visit.

Lounge L Seoul Incheon
Lounge L at Seoul Incheon Airport.

Location & Opening Hours

Lounge L can be found airside (i.e. after security check and immigration) in Seoul Incheon Airport’s Terminal 2.

The terminal is used by Korean Air and most of its SkyTeam partners including KLM, Garuda Indonesia, Delta Air Lines, Xiamen Air, Air France, and China Airlines. The low-cost Jin Air also uses Terminal 2.

The lounge can be found by following signs toward gates 229-247 after going through immigration and then taking an escalator up a floor, following a “Transfer Lounge” sign.

Lounge L is open every day from 6AM until 10PM with guests being admitted until 9:30PM.

Lounge L Seoul Incheon Location
Heading to the lounge.
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Location
The lounge is on the fourth floor.

Entry Requirements

I accessed Lounge L using my Priority Pass membership. In addition to Priority Pass, the lounge also belongs to a variety of other networks including DragonPass, Plaza Premium, Lounge Key, and Diners Club.

The lounge is not available for use by business class passengers or SkyTeam Elite Plus members.

Lounge L Seoul Incheon Entrance

That said, if you cannot access the lounge for free, you can pay to access it. You can pre-book access through Plaza Premium’s website. You can also pay $39 at the reception ($17 for children over 36 months old).

Alternatively, you can relax in one of the public spaces on the way to the lounge, including a dark napping area.

Lounge L Seoul Incheon Location
Free relaxation area near the lounge.
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Location
More seating in the free relaxation area.

Lounge Tour

While essentially one (not so large) room, Lounge L was partitioned in a way that created several smaller seating areas. At the time of my visit in the evening, the lounge was relatively full. That said, there were still some seats open in some of the seating areas.

Starting on the left side of the lounge (looking from the entrance into the lounge), there was a communal table with a dozen or so seats.

It was partitioned off from the rest of the lounge by three first class suite-like sofa seats.

Lounge L Seoul Incheon Communal Table
Communal table.
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Seating
“First class suites.”

Seating in the middle of the lounge consisted of tables for two. Those came with a couple of different types of chairs and, in some places, benches along one side.

Along the lounge’s windows (which overlooked the terminal rather than the airport’s apron or runways) were lounge seats with ottomans and side tables, as well as some more tables for two.

Lounge L Seoul Incheon Seating
Main seating area.
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Seating
The main seating area was partitioned into multiple smaller areas.
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Seating
Lounge chairs along the windows.
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Tables
Tables along the windows.

Lastly, there was a buffet area along one of the lounge’s walls.

Lounge L Seoul Incheon Buffet
Looking toward the buffet.
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Buffet
Buffet area.
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Buffet
The food was spread across multiple counters.

Power outlets in the lounge were in short supply and the lounge did not have showers.

Food and Drinks

Lounge L offered a decent selection of average-quality food. The choice of drinks, especially alcohol, was a bit more limited.

Starting with the latter, there was a refrigerator with canned soft drinks (Pepsi, Chilsung Cider, pear juice, etc.) and bottled water. There were also dispensers with grape and orange juices, though those were almost empty.

Hot drinks available in the lounge included coffee from an espresso machine and three different types of teas (Solomon’s Seal Tea, green tea, and Earl Grey).

Alcohol was limited to Kloud beer on tap and cheap wine, a bottle of red, and a bottle of white. There was no liquor.

Lounge L Seoul Incheon Drinks
Soft drinks.
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Drinks
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Coffee
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Tea
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Beer
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Wine

Lighter things to eat included a salad bar with cut fruits, a variety of vegetables, yogurts, and several dressings.

There were also cereals, sandwiches, a variety of bread and pastries, and snacks like nachos, nuts, and cookies.

Lounge L Seoul Incheon Salad
Salad bar.
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Food
Cereals, snacks, etc.
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Bread
Bread and pastries.
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Bread
More bread.

As for more substantial stations, there was an obligatory DIY bibimbap station.

Additionally, there was a selection of several hot dishes including vegetable fried rice, fried vegetables, fried chicken, curry, pasta, and hot dogs.

Lounge L Seoul Incheon Bibimbap
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Fried Rice
Fried rice.
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Fried Food
Fried food.
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Hot Dishes
Hot dishes.
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Curry

Lastly, there were two soups – mushroom and beef bone, as well as a selection of instant noodles.

Lounge L Seoul Incheon Soups
Lounge L Seoul Incheon Cup Noodles
Instant noodles.

Lounge L Seoul Incheon Summary

While originally I planned to visit all three Priority Pass lounges in Seoul Incheon’s Terminal 2, I ended up only visiting this one as I got to the airport quite late and Lounge L was the closest one to my departure gate.

The lounge was relatively small and offered limited seating options. Drink selection was fairly limited, most notably missing any liquor, but food selection was decent.

All in all, the lounge was your typical contract lounge – nothing to write home about but an OK place to stop by if you have some extra time and want to drink something or have a bite to eat.

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