The Marco Polo Club at Venice Airport is an exceptional lounge with great amenities.
Thankfully, the Marco Polo lounge was located directly adjacent to our gate, allowing for a leisurely half hour prior to boarding. This is a Priority Pass Lounge so access for my colleague and me was included as a benefit of both my American Express Platinum and Chase Sapphire Reserve card.
Marco Polo Club (VCE) Seating
The lounge comfortably seats about 200 people. It was crowded, but I had no trouble finding a seat. I addition to a large main seating room, there is a side seating room, rear seating room in a cool room filled with vines and trees, and even a ovular room with individual TVs.
Marco Polo Club (VCE) Patio
If you’re a smoker or just wish to take in some tarmac views (and the smell of jet fuel), a spartan patio offers a number of uncomfortable chairs. This lounge could learn a few things from the great patio at the Star Alliance Lounge at LAX.
Marco Polo Club (VCE) Restrooms
No showers, but marble restrooms ofter a quartet of private toilets and sinks.
Marco Polo Club (VCE) Dining
We arrived hungry. I wasn’t expecting much, but the food in the lounge greatly exceeded my expectations. In addition to the expected selection of salads, there was a very fresh green salad and both a delicious hot eggplant dish and lasagna.
The lasagna was very tasty, especially for an airport lounge.
Drinks, including beer and wine, were also complimentary.
There was even a great selection of desserts.
Marco Polo Club (VCE) Coffee
My favorite part of the lounge, however, was the barista-made coffee. It was afternoon and not wanting to be rude, I opted for a macchiato instead of a cappuccino. Wow…amazing, amazing, amazing!
I’d pay a few Euros just for a coffee like this outside the lounge…the coffee alone made the visit worthwhile.
This is actually one of those lounge I’d plan arriving early for. You can have a nice meal and great coffee before your flight…it beats even business catering on most European airlines.