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Hotel Federale

#11 of 44 Hotels in Lugano
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via Paolo Regazzoni 8, Lugano 6900, Switzerland (Formerly Minotel)
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I've stayed at this hotel for three nights. Hotel is old but it's interior is renewed and it really looks nice. Stuff is very kind and friendly. I took spaghetti carbonara for the dinner, but it wasn't tasty at all, maybe it's good idea to eat somewhere else. Buffet for the breakfast was OK.

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Thank Vladimir R
RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Vladimir R Thank you very much for your visit of our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for having taken time in writing a review about your stay. We have taken note that the spaghetti did not meet your expectations and with the new season will review the receipe of this italian traditional dish. We are pleased that you enjoyed... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I love this hotel of old charm, totally upgraded and comfortable. It is very near the train station and only a 5-10 minutes stroll downhill to the lake foreshore. This time I got a bigger room with a beautiful view over the city, mountains and lake. I especially like their breakfast; nice Italian tradition with great home-made bircher muesli among... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear cyclingviolin Thank you very much for having stayed so many times at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and it is always a pleasure meeting you. We will try to keep up with the high expectations you ask from us and hope to meet them in the future as well. Looking forward to welcoming you again in Lugano, we remain,... More 

Sydney
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32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Thanks to Trip Advisor this was another great pick in our journey through Europe. We wished we were staying for more than one night. We were upgraded to a 'comfort room' which was very large and had been recently refurbished. It had a small balcony from which we could see the mountains and it faced away from the train station... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear KookaburraSydney Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for the time you spent in writing about your experience here on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back should your travel itinerary bring you again in our region. With kindest regards... More 

Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews
76 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Centrally located hotel, well placed for exploring the town, but as noted in other reviews it is up a hill so might not be ideal for the less mobile. We stayed in a superior double which had a nice little balcony - the room itself was fairly compact but we were only there for one night and were out and... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Lodges_9 Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano in September 2015. Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you have enjoyed your stay while in Lugano. The view from the superior rooms is the price to pay for the hill being up. No hill, no view. But I would like... More 

Milan, Italy
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86 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Located to close to a main road near the train station thus too noisy all day round. Nice and welcoming staff both at reception and in the restaurant but overpriced especially for superior rooms....Very close to main square so conveniently located for shopping and general visits ...

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Paolo, thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for the time you have taken to write a review here on Tripadvisor. Thank you for the compliments regarding our staff members. I see that you have stayed with us in August, and in fact during the first two weeks of August 2015 we... More 

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80 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

the hotel is very well located close to train station and just short walk from city centrum. Rooms are nice and clean . All service was perfect and staff very friendly. For longer stay i would prefer more choices for breakfast. This hotel i can recomend.

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Thank Dalibor P
RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Dalibor P Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for having taken time to write about your experience with us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to maybe welcoming you back if you visit again our region. With kindest regards Roland Galliker and staff More 

Peregian Beach, Australia
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We stayed 2 nights with our 15yr old daughter after enquiring at the tourist information office. We had a car so we didn't have to carry our luggage up the hill. Lugarnos town is on the side of hill and this hotel is just below the train station. There is no noise however from the trains. The walk to and... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Margaret thank you very much for your review and for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay in Lugano and at our hotel. We hope we will be able to welcoming you back someday on your next trip to our region. With kindests regards Roland Galliker and team More 

Chiang Rai, Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We went to visit extended Family and they recommended it. It is really very conveniently located just 2 Min walk from the Train station and only 5 Min walk form the Town center, and yet a quiet and residential area. It is a more traditional style of a building and offers all the comfort. We got a room on the... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Makoo_Techasopon, thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale and thank you very much for the time you spent in writing such a complete and long review about your experience in Lugano. We look forward to welcoming you back to our Hotel Federale on your next visit to Lugano and family. With kindests regards Roland Galliker... More 

Northallerton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This hotel is a 10 minute downhill walk from the station,however if you venture into the town it is avery steep hill down ward and a hike back up to the hotel. The room itself was very comfortable,although workmen were starting work outside in the gardens very early in the morning. The dining experience was very reminisant of"Fawlty Towers",an older... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Holli_Dayze, thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for having taken time to write about your experience here on Tripadvisor. I am truly sorry that you had to endure such a drammatic time in Lugano and at our hotel. I am very happy to be in such a good health that I... More 

Mount Victoria, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

first class hotel, excellent position, friendly helpful staff. The hotel in very close to the station, but there is a steep quite long ramp to go down to the hotel (and of course to go up again pushing luggage. The staff were very helpful in taking our luggage up to the station by car without payment at the end of... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Irene512 Thank you very much for having taken time to write us a review here on Tripadvisor and of course for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regarding the steep hill: the city is restructuring the old funicular which runs from the city center up... More 

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