Note: the only way you’ll be able to fully appreciate this is with The Love Boat playing in the background:
There are a few lounges in the world that leave me speechless. The Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt is one of them. The Emirates A380 First Class Lounge in Dubai is another. And the Thai Airways First Class Lounge in Bangkok is another.
The EVA Air lounge in Taipei also left me speechless… for totally different reasons. If the Love Boat and the 1982 version of TRON had a baby, it would be this lounge.
I think the decor speaks for itself:
Actually, no, I lied. The decor doesn’t speak for itself. See that lighting? Yeah, well it changes colors about every 30 seconds. Not minor color changes either, but drastic ones. I’m not usually one to get headaches, but after three minutes I was ready to put on an eye mask.
Adding to the Love Boat ambiance was a never ending array of Frank Sinatra hits playing over the loudspeaker.
The food selection was interesting as well, including hot dogs:
The Lufthansa First Class Terminal might have about five different choices of still water, while in the EVA lounge you’re getting aseptic water (lovely way to market it — what happened to filtered or spring water?) in a cup with a straw:
Unfortunately my time in the airport was short, or I may have taken advantage of whatever was being offered in the room behind this signage:
Wonder if that’s included in the price of a business class ticket, or if there’s a separate fee for whatever those services are? “Fantasy Flow” sounds most intriguing, personally.
Anyway, certainly one of the more entertaining lounges I’ve been to.