Diamond Lounge – Brussels Airport
Hours: 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Cost: Complimentary for Priority Pass cardholders, 27€ for non-lounge network guests. Children are complimentary when traveling with an adult
WiFi: Yes, free
Food: Yes, served buffet style. Alcohol available as part of buffet.
Table Service: No
Date of Visit: July 4, 2017
The British Airways lounge wasn’t doing it for me (maybe it was the beige aesthetics) so Brian and I decided to head over to the Diamond Lounge across the hallway.
Just like the British Airways lounge, the Diamond lounge is located on the second level of the non-Schengen departure area of the airport.
As we were about to enter, we walked by a life size cardboard cutout of a Flight Attendant. Odd and unnecessary.
The lounge was slightly busier than the BA lounge, but there were plenty of seats available. The lounge had a number of different sitting areas – from modern looking dining tables to relaxed stuffed chairs to semi-private booths for one.
The food options were fairly limited, just some charcuterie, fruit, salad ingredients, and some biscuits. I wouldn’t say this is a major step up from the lounge next door, but I did fill up a plate of soft cheese to eat while I sat and waited for my flight (more than I was interested in doing at the BA lounge).
The drink options were more extensive – go figure. Plenty of beer (Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, Belle-Vue), white wine, red, wine, liquor, and juice were available.
Not a fantastic lounge, though I did prefer this one over the BA lounge. Maybe it’s because my expectations were lower for this because this wasn’t the “Business Class Lounge” associated with my ticket. Maybe it was the cheese. Or maybe it was the beer on tap.
I wouldn’t say the lounge is worth coming early to the airport to, but if you do happen to be there, stop by for a beer. The cardboard cutout by the entrance was a little odd and… out of place.