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Library Business Class Lounge Review- Nice   (NCE)

Library Business Class Lounge Review- Nice (NCE)

Funky and hip would be two words I would use to describe The Library Business Class Lounge at Nice’s International Airport. 

It’s not affiliated with a specific airline, but several carriers – including Austrian Airlines – contract it out for their premium passengers.

Here’s a review of my latest visit:
(Please note that it used to be called the Salon Azure.)

Location

Library Lounge - Nice Airport

Library Lounge - Nice Airport

The lounge is located in Terminal 1 – in the Schengen Area. It’s tucked away on the second floor, which you can access via stairs or elevator.

Ambiance

Library Lounge Entrance - Nice Airport   Photo: Calvin Wood

Library Lounge Entrance - Nice Airport   Photo: Calvin Wood

The compact Library Lounge felt more like a trendy hotel lobby in Miami than a typical airline club.

The place is bathed in white: white furniture, white ceilings, and white fixtures.  All of this is highlighted with blue (azure) walls – hence the former name of the lounge.  A mod, relaxing feel was the overall effect.

Book Collection - Library Lounge - Nice Airport   Photo: Calvin Wood

Book Collection - Library Lounge - Nice Airport   Photo: Calvin Wood

The lounge also showcases a collection of designer coffee table books in what I would call it’s library.  With all kinds of cool hardcovers, I left inspired to re-decorate my apartment with the mid-century classics!

Food & Beverage

Spirits - Library Lounge Nice Airport   Photo: Calvin Wood

Spirits - Library Lounge Nice Airport   Photo: Calvin Wood

All of the basics in the alcohol department – and then some were covered.   There was solid collection of spirits that included French specialties like Picard’s Pastice de Marseille and some local brandies. 

For tea-totters – there was a varied selection of juices and teas – but the centerpiece was the massive coffee machine.  The hot pink espresso maker looked like it could have powered the disco lights at Studio 54.  I tried it out and it made a fantastic café latte.

Coffee Bar - Library Lounge Nice Airport   Photo: Calvin Wood

Coffee Bar - Library Lounge Nice Airport   Photo: Calvin Wood

Juices - Library Lounge Nice Airport   Photo: Calvin Wood

Juices - Library Lounge Nice Airport   Photo: Calvin Wood

For snacks the lounge featured pastries, cookies, fruits, nuts – and some sandwiches.  Not what I would call a buffet – but it was enough to tide me over before dinner in Vienna.

Working

Comunal Desk with Charging Ports - Library Lounge - Nice   Photo: Calvin Wood

Comunal Desk with Charging Ports - Library Lounge - Nice   Photo: Calvin Wood

The Internet was strong and speedy in the lounge – so no problems on that front. 

There were lots of work-spaces equipped with charging ports – and even a computer zone for people who left their laptop at home... (Who even uses a desktop today?).   

Desktop Work Area - Library Lounge Nice  Photo: Calvin Wood

Desktop Work Area - Library Lounge Nice  Photo: Calvin Wood

 My Verdict

The Library Lounge in Nice was a mini gem.  With a trendy atmosphere and relaxing environment it was a great place to grab a cocktail before my flight.

If you are jet-setting in the South of France – and flying commercial – make sure you check it out

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