October 22, 2015

Review: Fantazja Executive Lounge, Frederic Chopin Airport Warsaw (WAW)

Trip to Athens and Warsaw flying on Aegean, LOT and SAS in Business Class

Best Western Acropolis Ami Boutique Hotel, Athens
Best Western Plus Embassy Hotel, Athens
Top Attractions in Greece
Lufthansa Business Lounge, Athens Airport (ATH)
Aegean Business Lounge, Athens Airport (ATH)
Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport (ATH)
Aegean Business Class Athens-Larnaca
Aegean Business Lounge, Larnaca Airport (LCA)
LOT Business Class Larnaca-Warsaw
Double Tree By Hilton Warsaw
Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Warsaw
Top Attractions in Poland
Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Airport (WAW)
SAS Business Class Warsaw-Copenhagen
SAS Business Lounge, Copenhagen Airport (CPH)
SAS Business Class Copenhagen-Stockholm



Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Airport

Date of visit: October 19, 2015

Location:  Terminal A Schengen Area, near gates 36-37
Access:  Business Class passengers flying on airlines like SAS, Alitalia, KLM, Air Berlin, etc; Status members on airlines like SAS, Air Berlin, KLM, Air France, etc
Opening hours:  Daily from 5am to 11pm


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport entrance


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport lounge access information board

Reception


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport reception

Seating


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport seating


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport seating


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport seating


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport seating

Workstations


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport workstations with 4 PCs


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport reading materials


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport "Quiet Area"

Dining

Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport buffet and dining area


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport buffet table with cookies, fruits, and 2 jars of Ferrero chocolates!


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport dining area


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport bar


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport cold buffet


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport coffee and tea


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport menu


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport warm buffet


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport warm buffet

Lavatory and Shower Suites


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport gentlemen's toilet


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport shower


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport shower


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport shower


Fantazja Executive Lounge, Warsaw Chopin Airport, view from the lounge

CONCLUSION

I have been to a lot of business class lounges in Europe and the Fantazja Executive Lounge is definitely one of the best lounges I have ever visited. This lounge is very new as it just opened in June 1. As you can see from the pictures, the lounge has a modern design. The food selection on the buffet was very good specially the bacon-wrapped chicken which kept me coming back for more. The warm buffet was continuously being replenished by the staff which was really impressive. During my stay in the lounge, it never really got crowded as we were only about 4 guests. I actually wondered where the other SAS business class passengers were since I knew that the flight to Copenhagen was almost full. They must have been staying at the LOT Business Lounge since I know for sure that LOT has its own lounge here. Normally, I would visit the other lounges which I have access to but I was sort of hypnotized by this lounge as it was really very nice. And on center table in the buffet area, they have one jar full of Ferrero Rocher and one jar full of Ferrero Raffaello! It couldn't be better. All the tables in the lounge also have small bowls filled with mini chocolates, cream fudge, etc. I remember reading from the internet that there are four Executive Lounges at Warsaw Chopin Airport and that they are named after the famous pieces composed by the airport's namesake, Frederic Chopin. Naming this Lounge Fantazja is just perfect! I may not have visited the other lounges in this airport but I know that I have visited the best lounge!