LOT Warsaw Lounge Review (WAW)
LOT is not one of the biggest airlines in the world - but they pull out as many stops as they can at their flagship Warsaw lounge. I have transited through this facility several times - and I always look forward to my time there! Here is a review of my last visit:
The cuisine is one of the biggest strengths in LOT's Warsaw lounge, especially in the elite area (more about that section later). You won't be able to leave hungry! Cheeses, sandwiches, smoked salmon, dips, pastries, tortes, and traditional Polish specialties all screamed at me to abandon my diet (it didn't take much screaming...)
LOT's has a fully stocked bar with extra's not found in most North American lounges. They have a number top shelf staples, bitters, aperitifs, and local liqueurs. I treated myself to a Campari and Soda - and I followed that up with a chilled class of Nicolas Feuillatte champagne.
The lounge really isn't that big -- so I wasn't expecting a shower. However, this time I asked about one - and to my surprise the front desk attendant produced a key. The shower is located at the back of the main lounge. It's tiny - but did the trick. Within no time I emerged refreshed and ready for my next flight (and round at the buffet). Take note -- when I say tiny - I mean tiny. The shower is really part of the back bathrooms and only has a stall and towel rack....no private facilities, make-up mirrors, blow dryers or anything like that.
I mentioned the "Elite Lounge" earlier in my post. If you are Star Alliance Gold you have access. It's located in the center of the regular lounge - and it offers a slightly upgraded selection of beverages and food choices. The place has a low ceiling though so it feels a little claustrophobic compared to the regular lounge.
I like this lounge - -even though its usually a bit crowded and its on the small side. It has everything you need to keep you busy, well fed, and hydrated between flights.