Napier airport services direct flights to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
I am unsure whether it is the time of day that we were travelling, but this Koru lounge was manned even though there is a machine outside where you scan your boarding pass that displays a code for you to plug it in in order to open the door. When a lounge is manned the door is usually unlocked, or the staff will open the door for you.
As with all AirNZ Koru lounges, a good selection of seating is made available, with good natural light come through the windows.
One of the good thing with having a manned lounge, is that the lounge is kept clean and the food and drinks are replenished.
The food, hot beverages and non alcoholic drinks is located on the left just as you walk into the lounge. It appears that the food is similar if not the same throughout all regional lounges that I visited lately which consist of slices, biscuits and mini muffins. For something slight more savory there is soup and bread, and cheese.
A good selection of beverages is available from juices, fizzy drinks, tea and coffee, wines and beers.
The business centre is set beside the wine and beer fridge, on the far side as you walk into the lounge.
A selection of newspapers and magazines are provided, though the newspapers are not replenished, but you can generally find a section of the newspaper here and there.
Good lounge to unwind and cool off for those of you who are not use to the hot, dry heat of Hawkes Bay. I certainly was one of them, and used the Koru Lounge as a refuge with cool down in the nice cool air conditioned lounge.
Amenities: Free wifi, business centre (includes computers, fax, scanner, printer), magazines and newspapers, mobile phone charging station
Hours: 0600 until last departure
Location: Upstairs, as you enter the airport to check-in.
Verdict: Good lounge with views of the runway. Enough seating to cope with demand and has enough snacks to keep you going until you reach your destination