My review of the LGM Lounge at the Istanbul Airport (SAW) comes with a disclaimer: I spent two hours there after a terrible experience with Pegasus Airlines where, among other things, I was booked on the wrong flight. Safe to say I wasn't in the best mood.
The LGM Lounge was a surprise, however, as it not only accepted Priority Pass but did not charge for myself or a guest. I have previously disregarded Priority Pass as a viable lounge option - especially for travelers in the U.S. - but my recent trip around-the-world has changed my perspective. More on that later.
The LGM Lounge is quite small and got pretty packed on two occasions while I was there, which was 6:00pm on a Thursday. Most passengers were just passing through it seemed (thank you for the extra time, Pegasus). Outside of that, however, I was quite impressed.
The WiFi was great, not dropping once in the two hours I spent there, and free computer and printing access were helpful. I also love when lounges have free water bottles to take away, as I tend to drink far more water than what is offered in flight. This was the case here.
The food was average, even by international airport standards. After hearing how much progress has been made in Istanbul - and it is true in many ways - I had higher hopes for the quality of food at the lounge. Getting your hopes up for lounge food is always a dangerous prospect though.
Overall, it would be pretty difficult to spend an extended amount of time in the small space. But for four hours or less, it worked quite well - especially given the free access for yourself and a guest with Priority Pass. It is worth noting that traveling business class on Pegasus, Qatar, and Angel Air would also grant access, along with a few other lounge networks (DragonPass among them) and bank cards specific to the region.