Batumi International Airport is a very small and crowded facility at times. Yet, despite being a single terminal with only a couple of remote stands, the airport offers a lot of facilities crowded into the small space. The Primeclass lounge, is similar to the rest of the airport: small and basic. There is not a lot to be excited for, but based on how busy the airport can be, finding a more comfortable chair in the lounge is a blessing.
Batumi’s Primeclass lounge is just pass security in the back corner of the departure hall. The small lounge is open 24 hours and offers large red chairs for relaxing. The lounge does get very busy at time, as it’s the only lounge in the airport. I was visiting the lounge around 12:30pm before my Buta Airline flight to Baku.
At the time of my visit, there was almost not a single seat available in the lounge. Yet then again, the lounge only has seating for about 40 people.
The lounge is one large open room. There are small round tables with 2-4 chairs around each of them. A large group of people took over the back corner of the room, blocking access to the computers/workstations. Free wifi is available, but it is not very fast.
When first entering the lounge, there is a small buffet. The snack items are very basic.
The selection was honestly worse than most domestic lounges in North America. Some cheese, salami, coffee and local wine, plus some vodka and whisky options.
The two lounge attendants could not keep up with the crowd. Individuals would take entire bottles of wine back to their tables, leaving nothing but empty bottles for the rest of the lounge patrons.
Batumi Priority Pass Lounge Final thoughts
Internationally most Priority Pass lounges offer fantastic places to regenerate before or after a flight. Guadalajara VIP lounge is basic, but nicer than Batumi’s lounge, meanwhile in Saigon, the domestic priority pass lounge is nicer than this Primeclass lounge. Not all Primeclass lounges are equal. Riga’s Primeclass lounge is actually nice! Yet again, Riga is a much larger city and airport than Batumi.
The takeaway is, a small lounge is better than no lounge. The airport was very crowded and I would rather sit in a crowded lounge with free wine and beer than trying to find a seat in the main terminal.