Lounge Review: LOT Polish Airlines Lounge Warsaw
The LOT Polish Airlines Lounge Warsaw is the airline’s only lounge worldwide. It’s separated into two areas, which I’ll both present to you in this extensive lounge review.
As many other Star Alliance airlines, LOT differentiates when it comes to its lounges at the hub in Warsaw. There’s the LOT Business Lounge and the LOT Elite Lounge, with the latter only being open to those holding a Star Alliance Gold Status.
The business lounge can be used by those with status and those with a business class ticket alike. As both lounges are located in the same space and are hardly different, I’ll just sum them both up in this lounge review!
Seating in the LOT Polish Airlines Lounge Warsaw
The LOT Polish Airlines Lounge Warsaw is quite modern, but isn’t particularly spacious. Upon entering, you’ll see some seating, including very cool “swinging seating”.
Further into the lounge, there’s more traditional lounge seating including various armchairs arranged in sets of two or four facing each other.
All these areas belong to the LOT Business Lounge and offer comfortable seating, some space on tables and plugs on some seats.
Nevertheless, there’s hardly any wow-effect and there’s a lack of proper tables for dining and working (there are a few, but not enough). The Elite Lounge can be entered from the middle of the Business Lounge.
Here, you can find some more seating, which mainly consists of traditional armchairs again. It feels quite cramped, too, as all seating is pressed into one small room.
Closer to the buffet, there’s some high-top seating and around a corner, there are a few more comfortable loungers in a dimmed area, where you can doze off for a bit.
While the Elite Lounge doesn’t have any views, the Business Lounge at least has views of the terminal and is way more bright. Nevertheless, both lounges don’t feel totally atmospheric.
All in all, both LOT Polish Airlines Lounge are alright, but not outstanding, especially for an airline’s hub.
Buffet of the LOT Polish Airlines Lounge Warsaw
The LOT Polish Airlines Lounge Warsaw offers various buffet areas. The Business Lounge has a display of various sandwiches, yogurts, ham, cheeses and bread rolls in the morning.
There are also a few hot options like scrambled eggs and bacon.
In the evening, there are a few hot dishes and some cold snacks, including salads etc.
The LOT Elite Lounge Warsaw has a more extensive selection including for hot options for breakfast as well as the same cold snacks.
In the evening, there are six hot options and a few cold options.
Both lounges also come with a selection of fruits and nibbles.
The drink selection in both LOT Polish Lounges includes soft drinks, juices, water and alcoholic beverages. The Elite Lounge even comes with champagne on display.
All in all, I liked the catering in the LOT Polish Lounges as both offer local and tasty dishes, which taste freshly cooked / prepared.
Entertainment in the LOT Polish Airlines Lounge Warsaw
When it comes to entertainment, both lounges offer an average selection. I couldn’t find any proper business center and the choice of newspapers and magazines is limited to only few international options, but a better choice when it comes to Polish papers.
The WiFi is alright, but isn’t working very well when many people are in the lounge, which I find a little disappointing to be honest. There’s one really cool offering though: passengers can enjoy complimentary massage treatments during limited hours from Monday to Friday!
Anyways, I don’t think that the LOT Polish Airlines Lounges offer anything like outstanding entertainment.
Overall impressions of the LOT Polish Airlines Lounge Warsaw
The LOT Polish Airlines Lounge Warsaw is a solid lounge with comfortable seating, modern design and a good buffet. There’s hardly anything, which the lounge is outstanding in, but the complimentary massage treatments are a nice touch. Personally, I wouldn’t mind transiting in Warsaw while having access to the lounge, but I also wouldn’t go out of my way to spend a long time here.