The American Express Centurion Lounge in Buenos Aires is part of the Amex Global Lounge Collection, which covers many major international destinations, such as Mexico City, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Stockholm, and more.
Whether you’re traveling for business, you just came to Buenos Aires for a relaxing vacation, or you’re just passing through, the Buenos Aires Centurion Lounge is a great place to stop and recharge before your flight.
Here is our review of the EZE Centurion Lounge in Buenos Aires International Airport.
Centurion Lounge Buenos Aires location
The Buenos Aires Centurion Lounge is in International Terminal C, across from Gate 15. The lounge is located on level 2, which is accessible with both stairs and elevator.
This is an International area inside the secured airside area, so you can only access it after clearing Argentina Customs and Immigration.
You can find the Buenos Aires Centurion Lounge entrance across from the Aerolíneas Argentinas Lounge. You won’t miss the iconic Centurion Lounge branded logo next to the blue doors!
Buenos Aires Centurion Lounge Access and Check-in process
There are a few ways to access the American Express Salon Centurion in Buenos Aires Airport. The easiest way to get access to the Centurion Lounge is by presenting your American Express Platinum Card or the Business Platinum Card.
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Just present your physical Amex Platinum card, as well as a Photo ID and a same-day boarding pass.
A Platinum Card holder may bring two additional guests at no extra charge. They will need to present a photo ID and a valid boarding pass to be admitted.
Keep in mind that new Centurion Lounge access rules mean that Amex Platinum Card holders may only access the lounge within 3 hours of their outbound flights. No longer can you sit here all day.
You also cannot access a lounge after your flight.
Note: This does not apply to people waiting for connecting flights.
Layout and Design of Buenos Aires Salon Centurion Lounge
Upon entering the main lounge, you soon realize that it is a series of rooms with see-through walls that each open to the next room.
The first room has a big screen TV, along with several cushiony sofa-style chairs for lounging. A wood-paneled bookcase, with the iconic old-style luggage decorations adorn the wall around the TV.
You’ll find a series of smaller rooms, with multiple arrangements of individual chairs and sofas, throughout the lounge.
There is a long communal table that multiple guests can use, as well as a smaller TV room towards the back of the lounge.
There is only one main food area, where you can find multiple options for snacking. You can also find several other food options next to the hot and cold beverages bar along the side wall of the lounge.
If you are traveling with small kids, there is a secluded area behind the snack table for families.
Workstations, including several big screen Apple computers and a printer, are in between the TV room and kids’ playroom area.
If you have visited any US Centurion Lounges, you’ll notice how open and spacious the Buenos Aires Centurion Lounge by comparison.
It will easily fit more than 130 guests at capacity.
During our visit around 5pm, there was plenty of seating everywhere.
Food and Drink at the Buenos Aires Salon Centurion
The American Express Centurion Lounge in Buenos Aires does not offer hot food. Unlike many Centurion Lounges, this lounge serves snacks only.
Good snacks, mind you, but just snacks.
Included are a selection of bread, crackers, simple cold sandwich options with meat and cheese slices, and several other finger foods.
Fresh fruit, pastries and sweets are next to the hot and cold beverage station. There are nuts, as well as drinkable yogurt, and cookies and muffins.
My favorite is the ice cream bar! It was such a treat to find ice cold treats next to the wine and champagne section!
Dulce de leche Fresh fruit Meat & cheese plates Frozen treats Tea and lemonade Pastries & sweets
Drinks at Amex Buenos Aires
The Centurion Lounge EZE offers two espresso machines with a selection coffee pods and a case of flavored and basic teas.
Cold beverages include beer, including local Quilmes beer, and sodas (Coca Cola products), juices, plus both sparkling and still bottled water.
There is an open bar for hard liquor, and you can choose several standard liquors like Bailey’s, Johnny Walker, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray, and more.
We found the wine selections to be quite delightful. Argentina is a land of great wine, and there are several wonderful options for Malbec and Pinot Noir.
There are also several Roses, along with Champagne and other options.
Amenities at the American Express Buenos Aires Salon Centurion
Here are a few amenity highlights of our visit to the Buenos Aires American Express Lounge.
Kids and Family Section
Amex Centurion Lounge in Buenos Aires is child-friendly. It has a dedicated family section, where kids and their families can enjoy a plush, decent sized room all to themselves.
Shower at the Amex Centurion Lounge in Buenos Aires
Sadly, there is no shower facility inside this Buenos Aires business lounge.
But the bathrooms are quite nice!
Wi-Fi and Business Center
Generally speaking, the Wi-Fi connection here is reliable. The staff at the front desk will give you the information you need to log in when you check in.
There is a business section where you can find two iMac computers with large monitors, and a printer/copy machine.
There are plenty of electrical outlets on this table, as well as throughout the lounge. Including this power station, provided by Mercedes Benz:
Things to know
Buenos Aires Centurion Lounge Hours
The Buenos Aires American Express Salon Centurion is open from 5 am to midnight every day.
Accessibility at Amex Lounge Buenos Aires
Although it is on the second level, the American Express Salon Centurion in Buenos Aires is accessible for people in wheelchairs.
There is an elevator to the second level.
Once inside, there is plenty of room for a wheelchair to maneuver around the area and in between furniture. All counter tops are within reach for accessibility purpose.
The Amex Platinum Credit Card
The American Express Platinum Card is one of the best travel credit cards out there. With it, you get complimentary Amex Centurion Lounge access, as well as to the Delta Sky Clubs if you fly with Delta Airlines.
You will also get a Priority Pass, which gives you access to 1200+ airport lounges all around the world.
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The bottom line
We really enjoyed the American Express Centurion Lounge in Buenos Aires. It might have just been the time we were flying (later afternoon on a Monday), but the lounge was comfortable and not too busy.
Many Amex lounges seem to be getting quite crowded lately, but we didn’t have an issue with that here.
The lack of hot food and showers were our only two issues here. But since we really didn’t need either of them anyway, it wasn’t a big deal for us today.
Have you been to this Amex Lounge in EZE? Let us know what you thought!
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