Lounge Review: Iberia Lounge Paris Orly
The Iberia Lounge Paris Orly is the only lounge available to oneworld passengers in the Schengen area. Sadly, the lounge is rather disappointing. It starts with the location. Not only is the lounge located landside, but it also extremely hard to find. The seating itself looks extremely mismatched and the buffet is just average. Learn more in our extensive lounge review!
I tend to be fair when it comes to lounge reviews and always compare lounges on the same level with each other. This means I compare airline lounges with other airline lounges and Priority Pass lounge with other Priority Pass lounges.
Moreover, I usually expect more of lounges for long haul flights. The Iberia Lounge Paris Orly (I was quite surprised to find an Iberia lounge at a French airport anyway) feels more like a Priority Pass lounge to be honest.
That’s even more surprising as the lounge is actually managed by the luxury hotel brand Melia.
Seating in the Iberia Lounge Paris Orly
One of the nicest things to say about the Iberia Lounge Paris Orly is without any doubt that it has a large window front, which most likely makes the lounge very bright during the day (we visited in the evening, so I can just assume).
Nevertheless, the seating feels somewhat awkward and totally mismatched. The Iberia Lounge Paris Orly is one big room with three or four different areas. There are some dining tables, some armchairs and some tables.
The interior looks not only mismatched, but also a little bit like it is past its prime. Nevertheless, the armchairs are at least comfortable enough to relax for some minutes.
Buffet in the Iberia Lounge Paris Orly
Managed by Melia, the catering at the Iberia Lounge Paris Orly was something I had at least relatively high expectations of. To be honest, it was a real disappointment.
The buffet comes with a coffee machines, a fridge with several drinks and some pastries and sandwiches. You can also find a small selection of liquors, wines and some chips in the Iberia Lounge Paris Orly.
While the selection was disappointing, I have to admit that the taste and quality of the sandwiches I tried was actually quite good.
So, if you are not very hungry and fine with a limited selection, you’ll have an okay time in the Iberia Lounge Paris Orly.
Entertainment in the Iberia Lounge Paris Orly
What’s really disappointing in the Iberia Lounge Paris Orly are the entertainment options. There are some (advertisement) magazines and very few newspapers in French and Spanish, but that’s it more or less.
There’s no business center, the Wi-Fi is weak and the single television in the one corner of the lounge seems to rather annoy the passengers spending time in the lounge.
Bottom line Iberia Lounge Paris Orly
This lounge review sounds somewhat negative, but the Iberia Lounge Paris Orly is actually not as bad as it sounds. Nevertheless, I don’t really see a value in this lounge as it is located landside and queues for the security check at Paris Orly Airport seem to be rather long.
For mismatched seating, a few sandwiches and pastries and a drink, I’d rather skip the Iberia Lounge and instead buy something in the terminal itself. So, if you don’t have to kill too many airports at the airport, I wouldn’t really recommend to visit the Iberia Lounge Paris Orly.