Review: Aer Lingus Revival Lounge Terminal 2, Dublin Airport Arrivals

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For business passengers on incoming Aer Lingus transatlantic flights, the Aer Lingus Revival Lounge at Dublin Airport Arrivals Hall offers a space to shower, have your outfit steam-pressed, have a light snack and prepare for their onward journey.

Aer Lingus Revival Lounge: Location in Dublin Airport Terminal 2

A baggage carousel at Dublin Airport
If you’re looking for the Aer Lingus Lounge, the entrance is available near Baggage Carousel 6, in the baggage claim part of the Arrivals Hall in Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport.
Look out for it on the far right hand side of the arrivals hall (with passport control behind you) for it as it took me a moment to locate the door. If you exit the baggage hall, you can’t return!
Retain your boarding pass for access.

I had the chance to use the Revival Lounge after a trip from Los Angeles to Dublin in Business Class.

The entrance to the Aer Lingus Revival Lounge at Dublin Airport

Once you see the door and welcome mat, you will notice it every time you arrive into Dublin via Terminal 2!

Revival Lounge Facilities

After a warm welcome and checking my invitation, I entered the lounge and was a little surprised at how small it is. There are 8 seats in signature Aer Lingus colours, but it’s clear that the Revival Lounge doesn’t expect large numbers of guests.

Seating at the Aer Lingus Revival Lounge

In the past, I’ve used Arrivals Lounges like Virgin’s service at Heathrow, or the ‘ses’fikile lounge in Johannesburg (sadly now closed). In my limited experience, the Arrival (or Revival) service hinges on providing drinks, snacks, a place to shower and an ironing service. How does the Aer Lingus Revival Lounge experience stack up against those goals?

Food & Drink

There’s an impressively large coffee station along one wall, as well as a hot water boiler for preparing tea. There are plenty of hot drink choices. You’ll find some juices and soft drinks too.

Coffee and tea facilities at Aer Lingus Revival Lounge

The snack situation was fairly light, at least when I visited. Some small pastries were on offer and cookies wrapped in plastic. The majority of visitors will have enjoyed a snack before their flight landed. There’s not much point in preparing and maintaining a hot spread here.

Snack options shown include mini pastries and cookies

Shower Facilities

Given that the lounge overall is petite, there are good shower facilities on offer here. There are six shower rooms, each with a shower, fresh towels, a toilet, products, and a small hairdryer.

Toilet facilities at the Aer Lingus Revival Lounge

The shower room was freshly prepared between visitors and felt clean and ready to use.

A large shower head in the private shower room

If you’ve just come off a long overnight transatlantic flight, and you’ve got work in Dublin or beyond, there really is nothing like having a facility to shower.

Voya products are used at Aer Lingus Revival Lounge

Aer Lingus seems to have a deep connection with Voya. They use this brand in their departure lounge and in the amenity kits in business – you can see that here.

Fun Ireland Activities

Ironing

This is the service which really makes it worth using the Revival Lounge. It’s hard to keep a suit, shirt or blouse crisp to carry on to a work meeting after a long flight. While you shower, staff will arrange for your clothing to be steam pressed. Guests place their items into a cupboard INSIDE the shower room, which staff members can access from the outside. Everything is returned there by the time your shower is finished. I love this service and wish I could have it in real life!

A sign showing the Steam Press Service at the Aer Lingus Revival Lounge

Aer Lingus Revival Lounge Dublin Airport – Bottom Line

Who would use a service like the Aer Lingus Revival Lounge? These kind of airport lounges are set up for anyone who doesn’t need to leave the airport quickly and has time to enjoy a shower and freshen up their clothes. It’s really not so much a stop worth making just for food and beverages. All the same, this is a useful service. It sets Aer Lingus apart from other transatlantic airlines operating the same routes. This is, after all, their home hub.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the Aer Lingus Revival Lounge opening hours?

As the Revival Lounge serves incoming business class passengers on transatlantic Aer Lingus flights, it’s open in line with that day’s flight schedule.

Do I need to pre-book shower rooms in the airport lounge Dublin?

You can’t pre-book shower rooms, but if all the showers are in use when you arrive, you should let a member of staff know you’d like a shower so they can add you to the list. In practice, there was no line when I’ve visited.

Can I get lounge access with my British Airways flight? Can I pay for access using my credit cards?

Aer Lingus says that access is for business-class passengers on incoming Aer Lingus transatlantic flights only. You cannot pay for access using your credit card.

Does Aer Lingus have a lounge at Dublin Airport? Is there an arrivals lounge in Dublin?

Aer Lingus has lounges at Dublin Airport, but bear in mind the Revival Lounge is ONLY for arriving passengers on transatlantic flights in business class with Aer Lingus. It is the only arrivals lounge in Dublin Airport. There are pre-departure lounges in Terminal 2, notably the main Aer Lingus Lounge and the special lounge after US Preclearance called 51st and Green.

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5 thoughts on “Review: Aer Lingus Revival Lounge Terminal 2, Dublin Airport Arrivals”

  1. Arrived from Los Angeles at 2-30pm. Was at revival lounge at 3-05pm. Was told it was closing in five minutes, but that I could get a coffee to go. Not much use really, very disappointing

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  2. I am assuming there is no way to access an Air Lingus departure lounge upon arrival in Dublin is there? We need to hang around the airport 6 hours for our friends to arrive.

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    • Hi Cara,
      No, absolutely no way to gain access to an Aer Lingus departure lounge on arrival. The arrival process will turn you landside on the arrivals level and there is no access to the departures area, where the lounges are. Aer Lingus would not allow you in anyway without a same day ticket in business class (or if you have status).
      If I were you, I wouldn’t wait at the airport for 6 hours! It would make sense to take a taxi to somewhere to go explore, possibly somewhere that won’t be on your main itinerary with your friends.

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