The Hyderabad Airport Domestic Departures Priority Pass Lounge is located near Gate 28, where you will take an elevator down from the departure gate level. This Plaza Premium Lounge is open 24 hours with decent accommodations. I was here for a domestic transfer between HYD and DEL and spent two hours in the morning here. The lounge wasn’t too crowded and had a decent selection of breakfast items.
To reiterate the Wi-Fi issue that I had at the DEL lounge, the Wi-Fi at all Indian airports require either a cell phone number and a code from the subsequent text message to register; or you can enter a premium internet voucher code received from the lounge. Read my DEL article to find out more. At HYD, the situation was worsened by the fact that there is no dedicated Wi-Fi router at the lounge. Compounded by the fact that the lounge is located one floor below the normal gates level, the Wi-Fi signal was virtually non-existent. I had issues connecting to the Wi-Fi and entering my voucher code, let alone using it for any actual internet browsing. So expect to enjoy the lounge or enjoy the Wi-Fi else where in the airport.
The lounge food consist of a hot food area, salad bar, and a cereal bar. The hot food were mainly Indian cuisine. On the day of my visit, they had nann bread, aloo jeera mutter (spicy potato), hard boiled eggs, and grilled chicken.
Salad bar consist of sprout salad, cucumber salad, and tomato and mint. It also had dips such as peanut chutney, tomato chutney, and plain yogurt.
The cereal bar had croissants, assorted cereal, milk, and bananas.
The lounge also had a slim selection of soda, with only pepsi, 7up, and soda water. They also had one option of carrot juice.
The coffee, however, is a Coffee Day espresso machine. Coffee Day is similar to America’s version of Starbucks. They are everywhere in India, and have *decent* and consistent coffee. I know there are some strong opinions about Starbucks’ quality, hence the asterisk thrown in here.
There is also a wide selection of tea in the lounge.
One really sad note about the lounge is that it is not an open bar and drinks are charged by the glass. They range from ~$4-$10 USD.
Then there’s also the standard water bottle fridge that I have come to become very familiar with at Indian airport lounges.
As far as the decor goes, the lounge is very long and narrow. But since it’s an open space, I didn’t feel confined at all. The giant windows next to the lounge also provides lots of natural light. It was also very enjoyable observing the planes taking off and landing on the runway.
And it wouldn’t be a lounge without magazines and newspaper that people don’t read ;P