LOT Polish Airlines operates two lounges at its Warsaw F. Chopin airport base. One of those is located in the Schengen area while the other one can be found past immigration, in the non-Schengen part of the terminal.
Before my flight from Warsaw to Singapore back in January, I was able to visit both of them. Below, I’ll review the one located in the Schengen zone – the LOT Business Lounge Polonez.
Location, Opening Hours & Access
The lounge is, as mentioned above, located in the Schengen part of Warsaw F. Chopin airport. It’s located airside, one floor above the main departures level. And, it can be accessed by a set of escalators that can be found near gates 24 and 26.
Being operated by LOT Polish Airlines, the lounge is available to the airline’s business class passengers and status holders free of charge. Other Star Alliance airlines’ business class and elite passengers can access the lounge as well.
As for the opening hours, the Polonez lounge is open every day from 5AM until 11PM.
The lounge was fairly small and simple, and was more or less made up of a single long room.
At one end of it, just in front of the entrance, was a reception desk.
Going further down, there was some typical lounge seating in the form of sofa chairs arranged around coffee tables – mostly in pairs of two – on the left side. And, on the right side, there was the lounge’s buffet which I will talk about in more detail further down in this article.
Past the area above, there were also three hanging egg chairs – perhaps the coolest feature of the otherwise quite boring lounge – as well as a counter where one could get some work done. Walls throughout the lounge were decorated with retro LOT posters.
Towards the back of the lounge, there was some more seating featuring the same wood-lined sofa chairs as the front section, as well as some better padded “normal” sofa chairs.
The wall at the very back of the lounge featured a large TV screen with real estate ads playing.
Food and Drinks
The lounge’s buffet area featured – for a Schengen lounge serving mostly passengers on short one or two hour flights – an average selection of drinks and food.
Cold soft drinks included Pepsi and other soda in glass bottles, juices in pitchers, and water. As for hot drinks, there were a coffee machine and a selection of Dilmah tea bags.
Alcoholic drinks included bottled beer (Heineken as well as a local brand), red and white wine, Prosecco, and about half a dozen different types of liquor.
In terms of food, there were snacks including cereals, wafer bars, fruits, nuts, dried fruits, and krowki – typical Polish candies. There were also some yogurts and a couple of different kinds of cakes.
Then, there were some cold appetizers including cold cuts, prawns with cream cheese, and smoked salmon.
Finally, there was one hot main option with rice.
LOT Business Lounge Polonez Warsaw Summary
While the lounge was quite small, it was fairly empty during my late evening visit. That said, even though there were plenty of empty seats, it took me some time to find a seat next to a power outlet.
Other than that, the drink and food selection was average – but it was certainly more than sufficient given that the lounge is mainly used by passengers that are about to take short intra-European flights.
Finally – not that it matters in terms of the lounge experience in general – as an aviation enthusiast, I certainly appreciated the fact that they had some retro LOT posters displayed on the lounge walls.