"Beirut Lounge" Review (BEY)
If you thinking about catching a cocktail, nibbling on a snack, or escaping from the hub-bub of Beirut’s International Airport, the "Beirut Lounge" should be in your plans.
This compact establishment welcomes business class passengers from a number of airlines and premium members of several frequent flyer programs. Lufthansa issued me a pass since I have Start Alliance Gold status.
Please note that this is not the main lounge for Middle Easter Airlines (That facility is called the MEA Cedar Lounge).
Here is a mini-review from my last quick visit:
The Beirut Lounge is situated on the second floor, just behind the escalators. It’s located after immigration but BEFORE security like all the other lounges in Beirut.
That means I had to cut my cocktail time a little short to get to the gate in time. Not by much though as security is always speedy at this airport.
Food and Beverage
The lounge showcases a wide selection of drink options including some top-shelf brands like Dewars’ 12 Year Old Scotch and Bombay Sapphire Gin. It even has Campari, something that you don’t see in many airline lounges.
For caffeine addicts, there’s a powerful WMF coffee machine that can whip up everything from double espressos to café lattes.
Snack wise – there’s a number of sweets and savory options including numerous Lebanese deserts and what looks like mini-pizzas. I wouldn’t call any of it gourmet – but the treats I did sample were all I needed before my flight to Frankfurt.
The lounge had a lot of comfortable seating – and barely anyone in it when I was there. The place was also super clean. The minute you finished anything, the attendant was there to scoop it up. I wish I had that at home!
I did some work as I waited for my departure and the WiFi was speedy.
The Beirut Lounge lounge is petite - but had everything I needed to relax: cocktails, snacks, speedy Internet, and plush seating. As a bonus it wasn’t crowded.
I wouldn’t say it has the glam associated with lounges from other international carriers, but it was a great place to hang out before my flight out of Beirut!
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