Lounge 36: Good Food and Pleasant Vibes in Kousba

International Cuisine | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 09, 2019

International Cuisine

Lounge 36: Good Food and Pleasant Vibes in Kousba

The first time I visited Lounge 36, I was taken by a storm; Charly walked in, offered me a cigar and a handful of food choices... I ended up forgetting to write a review. I loved the experience;…

May 09, 2019 | Recommended | North Lebanon

Primeclass Lounge at Copenhagen Airport is Not Worth Visiting

Airports | Copenhagen Europe

Europe

February 24, 2019

Airports

Primeclass Lounge at Copenhagen Airport is Not Worth Visiting

A tiny little lounge awaits after passing gates C to the internal departures. This forgotten part of the terminal feels like a haunted space. No traveler, only one cafe and a small duty-free shopping…

February 24, 2019 | Travel | Copenhagen

Le Mythe: Lebanon's First Private Club with a Fine Dining Restaurant

News | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 22, 2019

News

Le Mythe: Lebanon's First Private Club with a Fine Dining Restaurant

Le Mythe is molded to offer a completely new concept of private clubs. It represents the epitome of luxury and privacy for members looking for a genuine location provided to a secluded circle.…

February 22, 2019 | Restaurants | Metn

Erste Premiere Lounge; Prague Airport Terminal 2

Airports | Prague Czech Republic Europe

Czech Republic

January 20, 2019

Airports

Erste Premiere Lounge; Prague Airport Terminal 2

Located in the third floor of Terminal 2, the “Erste Premiere Lounge” welcomes business class travelers and Priority Pass cardholders. Looking like a nightclub, the lounge is bizarre.…

January 20, 2019 | Travel | Prague

Ahlein LAT Lounge at Beirut International Airport: The First Pictures

Airports | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 15, 2018

Airports

Ahlein LAT Lounge at Beirut International Airport: The First Pictures

We have been used to having one big lounge in Beirut: "The Cedar Lounge" until two new lounges have opened. The Qatar Airways lounge and the state of the art, Ahlein LAT lounge. Check out the photos…

December 15, 2018 | Popular | Beirut

Night Service at The Airport: Have Dinner on the Ground and Sleep in the Air

Airlines | New York USA Americas

USA

August 05, 2018

Airlines

Night Service at The Airport: Have Dinner on the Ground and Sleep in the Air

Flying back home at 10 pm, I stopped for dinner first; Air France had this genius idea to serve dinner on the ground, for you to sleep in the air. If you are traveling on business class from New…

August 05, 2018 | Travel | New York

Traveling MEA Through Frankfurt, Use Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge

Airports | Germany Europe

Europe

June 17, 2018

Airports

Traveling MEA Through Frankfurt, Use Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge

I remembered it the minute I walked in; wood covering its walls, tree trunks used as tables, the views on the tarmac, and the different rooms where one can sit and relax. A wide choice of magazines…

June 17, 2018 | Travel | Germany

The Redesigned, Fresh Looking, Business Lounge; CDG Terminal E Hall L

Airports | Paris France Europe

France

June 12, 2018

Airports

The Redesigned, Fresh Looking, Business Lounge; CDG Terminal E Hall L

Air France reopened a completely redesigned, much larger and fully renovated Business class lounge. With an open kitchen, private saunas and a detox bar, a real bubble of well-being were created for…

June 12, 2018 | Travel | Paris

Skyteam Lounge; Dubai International Airport

Airports | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

June 03, 2018

Airports

Skyteam Lounge; Dubai International Airport

Now open in Dubai's Terminal 1, Concourse D, the Skyteam lounge is an architectural masterpiece. A bright lounge beautifully decorated with stripes of wood takes on a journey around a labyrinth…

June 03, 2018 | Travel | Dubai

Muscat’s Airport Beautiful Primeclass Business Lounge

Airports | Oman GCC Middle East

GCC

April 10, 2018

Airports

Muscat’s Airport Beautiful Primeclass Business Lounge

With its high ceiling and long glass facades, Muscat’s business lounge is an impressive masterpiece where luxury and style blend together. It looks and feels like the reception of a five stars…

April 10, 2018 | Travel | Oman

Al Safwa First Class Lounge: Illogically Amazing Design and Hospitality at the Airport in Doha

Airports | Doha Qatar GCC Middle East

Qatar

April 01, 2018

Airports

Al Safwa First Class Lounge: Illogically Amazing Design and Hospitality at the Airport in Doha

Illogical, much more than the eyes can believe, a lounge way more luxurious than a seven stars hotel will propose; it’s enormous in size, exceptional in design, impressive in services and…

April 01, 2018 | Recommended | Doha

The Business Lounge: Cairo International Airport

Airports | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

March 20, 2018

Airports

The Business Lounge: Cairo International Airport

Take a long corridor, pass security, follow another corridor, enter a small door and reach a big room surrounded by several rooms. An empty display fridge, dimmed lights, a scary room where a dozen…

March 20, 2018 | Travel | Egypt

With a New Fresh Look: The Beirut Cedar Lounge is Now Open

Airports | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 12, 2018

Airports

With a New Fresh Look: The Beirut Cedar Lounge is Now Open

It’s been closed for a very long period for renovation, months of waiting to upscale this lounge which was in fact very wide but not classy enough. Now open for public, Beirut’s biggest…

February 12, 2018 | Travel | Beirut

Beirut’s Airport LAT Lounge Introduces a New Menu

Airports | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 04, 2017

Airports

Beirut’s Airport LAT Lounge Introduces a New Menu

Previously reviews on NoGarlicNoOnions, the LAT lounge, located on the first floor at Beirut International Airport welcomes you if traveling on one of the following airlines; British Airways, Turkish…

December 04, 2017 | Travel | Beirut

Air France Business Lounge at JFK Terminal 1

Airports | New York USA Americas

USA

November 04, 2017

Airports

Air France Business Lounge at JFK Terminal 1

Things are improving around here... I’ve passed for the first time in 2015 and now back for the fifth time already, the large dedicated area of Air France customers at the airport is up to…

November 04, 2017 | Travel | New York

I Love this Place: Charles de Gaulle Airport, Terminal E, Lounge M

Airports | Paris France Europe

France

October 25, 2017

Airports

I Love this Place: Charles de Gaulle Airport, Terminal E, Lounge M

In the heart of the terminal a revolving door opens to a long corridor. Excitement arose in a dimmed lit space, just right before the large lounge opens up to your eyes. It was 8am when I arrived;…

October 25, 2017 | Travel | Paris

Paris Charles de Gaulle, Terminal 2E, Hall K, Business Lounge

Airports | Paris France Europe

France

October 15, 2017

Airports

Paris Charles de Gaulle, Terminal 2E, Hall K, Business Lounge

After reviewing the business lounge of "Hall L" at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, I had the chance to experience what "Hall K" of terminal E has to offer. I personally preferred this one. K…

October 15, 2017 | Travel | Paris

Delta Sky Club Business Lounge of San Francisco Airport

Airports | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 15, 2017

Airports

Delta Sky Club Business Lounge of San Francisco Airport

More of an upscale restaurant than a simple lounge, The Delta Sky Club is really impressive. Beautifully decorated, professionally managed and generously loaded, everything in here helps put you in a…

October 15, 2017 | Reviews | San Francisco

Instant Paris: A Free Public Lounge at the Airport

Airports | Paris France Europe

France

October 15, 2017

Airports

Instant Paris: A Free Public Lounge at the Airport

Having a long wait at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport because of a transfer flight, having at least 3 hours before your flight departs, The French team at the airport have found a solution…

October 15, 2017 | Travel | Paris

The New State of the Art Beirut Cedar Lounge is Now Open: The First Pictures

Airports | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 13, 2017

Airports

The New State of the Art Beirut Cedar Lounge is Now Open: The First Pictures

After months of waiting, a new state of the art lounge now opens at Beirut's International Airport. The New Cedar Lounge, one of the world's biggest, extends over an area of 3000sq.m with a capacity…

October 13, 2017 | News | Beirut

Aspire Lounge, Larnaca Airport: Not Worth Visiting

Airports | Cyprus Europe

Europe

September 16, 2017

Airports

Aspire Lounge, Larnaca Airport: Not Worth Visiting

After getting access using my priority pass card I went in, to discover the aspire lounge. It's the second time I visit a lounge managed by Swissport this month and both were below average. Very…

September 16, 2017 | Reviews | Cyprus

Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport

Airports | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

August 31, 2017

Airports

Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport

Flying Middle East Airlines from Athens to Beirut, theSwissport lounge welcomes you at Athens airport hall A. Small, old and offering a tiny choice of food, the lounge is not worth it at all.…

August 31, 2017 | Travel | Athens

LAT Lounge at Beirut International Airport

Airports | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 24, 2017

Airports

LAT Lounge at Beirut International Airport

Other than the famous Cedar Lounge at Beirut's International airport, two lounges are open to welcome you while waiting for your flight; The Beirut Lounge and The LAT Lounge. Which was once The…

June 24, 2017 | Travel | Beirut

Air France Lounge at Orly Airport 

Airports | Paris France Europe

France

January 13, 2017

Airports

Air France Lounge at Orly Airport 

The lounge is probably bigger than the check-in area itself. Located on the first floor just after passport control, the Air France lounge is no different from any other Air France lounge I've…

January 13, 2017 | Travel | Paris

Les Manoirs de Tourgéville: Dinner at the Lounge

French | France Europe

Europe

December 05, 2016

French

Les Manoirs de Tourgéville: Dinner at the Lounge

We loved the decor and coziness of Les Manoirs de Tourgéville and we enjoyed dinner at the lounge. The hotel in a few words:   Set in a half-timbered building with annexes on 7…

December 05, 2016 | Restaurants | France

Casa Alitalia Business Lounge Terminal G, Rome Italy

Airports | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

September 18, 2016

Airports

Casa Alitalia Business Lounge Terminal G, Rome Italy

Traveling through Rome this morning, I surely wasn't expecting to visit a space as clean and beautiful as this one. Alitalia's new lounge left me speechless... Check what it was and what it has…

September 18, 2016 | Travel | Rome

Dubai Terminal 1 Concourse D: Skyteam's New Business Lounge

Airports | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

September 11, 2016

Airports

Dubai Terminal 1 Concourse D: Skyteam's New Business Lounge

While visiting Dubai earlier this month, I was happily surprised to discover new things happening, starting with the airport new Concourse D at Dubai Airport, where you will also find the latest…

September 11, 2016 | Travel | Dubai

The Business Lounge at Cairo Airport

Airports | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

June 09, 2016

Airports

The Business Lounge at Cairo Airport

Located on the second floor, the lounge is one of the oldest spaces I have encountered. It must be decades old. A counter, a few tables, an old looking cafeteria, an open smoking area and a saloon…

June 09, 2016 | Travel | Egypt

Skyteam Lounge at Istanbul Ataturk Airport: The Impolite Hostess!

Airports | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

June 09, 2016

Airports

Skyteam Lounge at Istanbul Ataturk Airport: The Impolite Hostess!

Small, dimmed, claustrophobic and badly lit, the MEA's Skyteam lounge at Istanbul's airport is where you can stay while travelling back to Beirut from Turkey. The colors and vibes of the lounge…

June 09, 2016 | Travel | Istanbul

KLM Lounge 25 at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Airports | Amsterdam Holland Europe

Holland

June 04, 2016

Airports

KLM Lounge 25 at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Next to seating Lounge 1 in the european part of the airport is Lounge #25, for KLM and Skyteam travelers. A very big lounge is spread on two areas hosting the same sofas and having the same…

June 04, 2016 | Travel | Amsterdam

Lima Airport Sumaq Business Lounge

Airports | Peru Americas

Americas

May 28, 2016

Airports

Lima Airport Sumaq Business Lounge

Traveling with KLM or AirFrance you're invited to visit the business class lounge located next to gate 18. It's one big square lounge, where a hundred chairs seek refuge facing a long buffet. Mirrors…

May 28, 2016 | Travel | Peru

Korean Air Business Lounge at Seoul Airport

Airports

April 28, 2016

Airports

Korean Air Business Lounge at Seoul Airport

Up on the first floor facing Gate 115 is the Korean Air Business Lounge in partnership with Skyteam. Beautifully lit with a view of the tarmac, this simple lounge, which I visited six years ago, has…

April 28, 2016 | Travel

Dubai Terminal 1 Business Lounge

Airports | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

March 23, 2016

Airports

Dubai Terminal 1 Business Lounge

Terminal 1 is where all planes land and depart except for Emirates. The long vertical shaped airport with one duty free hub and a long line of gates from which Middle East Airlines depart, hosts a…

March 23, 2016 | Travel | Dubai

Malpenza Terminal 1, Gates B: The Business Lounge Sala Montale

Airports | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 17, 2016

Airports

Malpenza Terminal 1, Gates B: The Business Lounge Sala Montale

The last time I traveled through this airport I went to the A gate side and passed by a lounge called Monteverdi, which back then I thought was kind of unacceptable. Back to Beirut this morning,…

February 17, 2016 | Travel | Milan

Hotel Le Royal Dbayeh: The Titanic Piano Bar

International Cuisine | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 02, 2016

International Cuisine

Hotel Le Royal Dbayeh: The Titanic Piano Bar

Located on Level 4, below the reception is the Titanic Piano Bar. I'm sorry to have to say that the architect did tremendous mistakes creating this hotel but anyway, you'll find your way to the…

February 02, 2016 | Restaurants | Dbayeh

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge at Frankfurt Airport

Airports | Germany Europe

Europe

December 26, 2015

Airports

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge at Frankfurt Airport

Neat and relaxing are two words I would use to describe my experience in this unique lounge - Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge at Frankfurt Airport. Welcome to the new Air Canada Maple Leaf…

December 26, 2015 | Travel | Germany

Delta Airlines International Lounge Atlanta

Airports | USA Americas

Americas

December 01, 2015

Airports

Delta Airlines International Lounge Atlanta

Here's a dedicated well lit terminal with high ceiling and fresh paint, a space for Skyteam priority classes and another for economy, smiling staff and a couple of shops - Delta Airlines…

December 01, 2015 | Travel | USA

MEA Cedar Lounge: Beirut International Airport

Airports | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 24, 2015

Airports

MEA Cedar Lounge: Beirut International Airport

I realized today that the last review about Middle East Airlines' famous cedar class lounge dates from four years ago, when I started NGNO and used to travel for my dental lectures. Now that many…

November 24, 2015 | Travel | Beirut

Terminal 2E, K Business Lounge Now Serves a Decent Breakfast

Airports | Paris France Europe

France

October 18, 2015

Airports

Terminal 2E, K Business Lounge Now Serves a Decent Breakfast

For the first time, a full fledged breakfast us served in AirFrance It surely was time to write a new review especially when I discovered that AirFrance’s Terminal 2E, K Business Lounge, yes a…

October 18, 2015 | Travel | Paris

Air France Business Lounge at JFK Terminal 1

Airports | New York USA Americas

USA

July 23, 2015

Airports

Air France Business Lounge at JFK Terminal 1

It starts behind the automatic door, this grey door located at the end of JFK terminal 1 under a large logo of Air France. A clean and neat access to a spacious relaxation saloon... The door…

July 23, 2015 | Travel | New York

Air France: Lounge M, Will Leave You Impressed

Airports | Paris France Europe

France

July 15, 2015

Airports

Air France: Lounge M, Will Leave You Impressed

Indeed this lounge is impressive. You know I've been dreaming of taking a look at Air France's Terminal M Lounge at Charles de Gaulle since it first opened, especially after hearing about…

July 15, 2015 | Travel | Paris

Paris Charles de Gaulle, Terminal E-L Business Lounge

Airports | Paris France Europe

France

July 03, 2015

Airports

Paris Charles de Gaulle, Terminal E-L Business Lounge

Time does travel... Three years, three long years have passed and I thought it was yesterday that I last wrote about this business lounge connecting Air France flights with the world. After…

July 03, 2015 | Travel | Paris

British Airways' Lounge: A Last Goodbye to Heathrow Terminal 1

Airports | London UK Europe

UK

June 04, 2015

Airports

British Airways' Lounge: A Last Goodbye to Heathrow Terminal 1

I took the Heathrow Express from Terminal 4 and walked alone into a long corridor leading to Terminal 1. I felt weird, walking solemnly, in one of the world's busiest terminals. Was it for real?…

June 04, 2015 | London

Indie: A Club-Lounge Serving Good Food

Reviews | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 27, 2015

Reviews

Indie: A Club-Lounge Serving Good Food

Indie is the club everyone's talking about, over on the first floor of "White's" building. Previously "Mad", the place has been transformed completely into a beautifully designed space of wood, earth…

May 27, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Beirut

Aberdeen Airport, British Airways Business Lounge

Airports | UK Europe

Europe

May 20, 2015

Airports

Aberdeen Airport, British Airways Business Lounge

Aberdeen is Scotland's third most populous city, one of Scotland's 32 local government council areas and the United Kingdom's 37th most populous built-up area,…

May 20, 2015 | Travel | UK

British Airways, Terminal 5, North Lounge

Airports | London UK Europe

UK

May 20, 2015

Airports

British Airways, Terminal 5, North Lounge

In Terminal 5, Heathrow's biggest terminal, has two lounges. The North Lounge and the South Lounge. North being for business travelers and south being for business and first class. Leaving for…

May 20, 2015 | Travel | London

Maison M's International Restaurant: The Deception

International Cuisine | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 16, 2015

International Cuisine

Maison M's International Restaurant: The Deception

Maison M is this building taking over the inner Antelias-Naccach road up to Rabieh. Maison M is a Lebanese restaurant, a delicatessen, as well as a lounge. A four story building designed to please…

May 16, 2015 | Restaurants | Antelias

Beirut Lounge for Non-Skyteam Airlines Travelers

Airports | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2015

Airports

Beirut Lounge for Non-Skyteam Airlines Travelers

Up on the first floor at Beirut International Airport is the big lounge most of us know, but there's another smaller one for other airlines called Beirut Lounge, located on the right side of the…

May 15, 2015 | Travel | Beirut

Sydney's: Le Vendome's Famous Lounge

International Cuisine | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 09, 2015

International Cuisine

Sydney's: Le Vendome's Famous Lounge

Sydney's, located on the last floor of Vendome Hotel on Ain Mreiseh is a place almost everyone knows and have built some fond memories over the years... Haven't you at least once come for a cigar…

March 09, 2015 | Restaurants | Beirut

Bad: Brussels Airlines' Business Lounge at Brussels Airport

Airports | Belgium Europe

Europe

February 14, 2015

Airports

Bad: Brussels Airlines' Business Lounge at Brussels Airport

Traveling onboard Middle East Airlines we were shown to the Brussels Airlines lounge. I wished I didn't have to come to the airport so early in the morning. A low ceiling, hundreds of individual…

February 14, 2015 | Travel | Belgium

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