My connection time between arriving at Barcelona Sants station from Zaragoza and taking a Ryanair flight from El Prat airport was – at 2 hours and 20 minutes – fairly short.
However, with everything going smooth, I still managed arrive at the airport with plenty of time to visit Sala VIP Canudas – one of the four Priority Pass lounges at Barcelona El Prat airport and the only such lounge in terminal 2 which is used by Ryanair.
The lounge is located airside, shortly after security. Its entrance can be found near Ribs restaurant, and is fairly well sign-posted.
After entering the lounge through its automatic door, I was welcomed by the receptionist sitting behind a desk to the left of the entrance.
Across from the reception, to the right of the door, there was the buffet area with a variety of drinks and snacks – but, more on that later. In the middle of the buffet area, there was also a counter with two monitors showing the airport’s flight information.
The rest of the lounge was one big room with couches and sofa chairs arranged around coffee tables. Some of the seating areas featured a wall-mounted TV as well.
While the above covers the majority of the lounge, there was also as single office desk with four chairs. And, there were four cubicles, mostly with computers, in the middle of the lounge.
Food and Drinks Selection
All of the food and drinks could be found in the buffet area opposite the reception desk.
There was a refrigerator with bottled beer, sodas, and water.
Then, there were shelves with juices, milk, liquor, wine, etc. running along the wall of the lounge.
Separately from that, there was a pair of Nespresso machines.
While one of those machines sat on a dedicated Nespresso counter, the other one could be found on a counter together with a selection of light bites to eat. Those included baguettes, yogurts, and some cakes.
There was also some packaged bread and jam on the shelves with the drinks that I mentioned earlier.
Finally, there was a table with a variety of cold cuts and salty snacks.
Sala VIP Canudas Barcelona El Prat Summary
The Sala VIP Canudas was a typical Priority Pass lounge. It didn’t stand out for being exceptional, but it didn’t disappoint either.
While the lounge offered no hot meals, the selection of snacks and drinks was perfectly fine – especially as a pre-flight substitute to buying drinks and snacks onboard Ryanair or other airline you might fly with.