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Hotel Federale

3.0 of 5 via Paolo Regazzoni 8, Lugano 6900, Switzerland (Formerly Minotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose this hotel because of its proximity to the train station. It is also with walking distance to the town centre and the beautiful Lake Lugano. This hotel gives you the traditional feel of an Italian experience.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

highly recommended for travellers coming into Lugano by train. It is just across the train station, and an easy downhill walk to the shopping and restaurant area of Lugano imdliding the lakeside. The staff are highly competent and professional and very accomodating. We arrived at 12 noon, official check-in time is at 2 pm but we were allowed to have... More 

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Podebrady, Nymburk, Czech Republic
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great and also english speaking staff that can help you even at 1am to park your car at their hotel garage.Wonderful breakfasts with their typical like-a-Italiano "concern". Also nice nighlife - just walk three minutes down to the centre and you can have as much beer as you want - and then you can just take the lift at the... More 

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Olten, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We booked one night at the Hotel Federale in a Standard Double Room. The Room was unfortunately very dark and also very oldfashioned. There was also a strange smell in the room which made it even more uncomfortable. The staff is friendly but specially in the Restaurant they should be a little bit more interessted in what they do. The... More 

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Cairo
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The hotel is a cosy, family run place. It's very close to train station and not far from the city center and attractions. The room is spotless clean, spacious and has a lovely view. Breakfast was simple and nicely presented. I would certainly come back if I have a chance to visit Switzerland again.

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Egyptiantravellers, thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale and for so nicely having described your experience with us. We hope you will get a chance to visit Switzerland again, and maybe take again a trip south of the alps to Lugano. With kindests regards Roland Galliker and team More 

St. Louis, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at the hotel on our honeymoon, and we had a great experience. The staff were all exceptionally friendly and helpful -- and not rude even though we don't speak Italian. The hotel itself was bright, clean and comfortable; and our room was very nice and large. The restaurant's food was always delicious -- and... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Alexandra B thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale and also thank you for having taken time to write about your experience here on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in Lugano and most of all that our staff were very helpful and friendly. Hotel business is all about... More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Excellent service, very nice people at the reception desk. Good breakfast, nice and clean room, internet, parking, all together a perfect stay ! A bit up the hill but only 5 min walking from the center.

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Mig317RO, Thank you very much for staying at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for taking time in writing a review here on tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay on our hilly Lugano, and yes after going easily downtown, it is a bit harder to walk up the hill again. Sorry :-). Thank you... More 

Speightstown, Barbados
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We arrived late at night and were warmly welcomed by the desk clerk who helped us with our bags and parked our car for us. Our room was comfortable and we enjoyed listening to the church bells as we greeted the morning on our spacious balcony. We had a delicious breakfast our first morning but on day 2 walked to... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Sooz E Thank you very much for having choosen our Hotel Federale and thank you for taking time in writing about your experience in Lugano. We are pleased that you have enjoyed your stay and that your experience with us was one of the highlights of your 3 week trip. I have taken note that our staff was nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When arriving in Lugano, this hotel is one of the first things you see. For a weary traveler, it is a huge relief. It's right below the train station and it seemed that we had no trouble navigating the city when starting from the hotel. The breakfast was nice and the staff were all very friendly. My favorite memory of... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Melissa S Thank you very much for having stay at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and thank you for taking time in writing about your experience. We are happy to read that you felt comfortable and that our staff took good care of you. The location of our hotel is good indeed: we are mid-way up between lakeshore and... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've stayed in the deluxe double room at Hotel Federale for one night in August 2014, and my review concerns that room alone. I've chosen the hotel because of it's location- midway up the hill between the train station and the city center, and both easily accessible on foot, even with luggage (be advised it's a fairly steep climb, though).... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear fgalkin, thank you very much for staying at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and thank you for writing a very detailed review on your experience with us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay in Lugano and for the compliments on price/value combination. Due to several guest comments regarding coffee making facilities, we have decided that... More 

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Address: via Paolo Regazzoni 8, Lugano 6900, Switzerland (Formerly Minotel)
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Federale 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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Also Known As:
Minotel Hotel Federale
Minotel Hotel Lugano
Minotel Lugano
Lugano Minotel

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