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Hotel Federale

#7 of 41 Hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Federale is located a few minutes walk away from Piazza Della Reforma. Very convenient. It is nice 5 storeyed hotel with well furnished rooms. It has an attached restaurant too. A comfortable stay. Recommended.

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear amjadshamsi, Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale during your visit of Lugano and we are happy to hear that you had a comfortable stay. Thank you also for having taken time to write a review and we really appreciate your opinion. With kindests regards and we hope to be able to welcoming you back... More 

New Delhi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The hotel enjoys a nice location near to the train station. However, consider to climb up the ramp for 5-7 minutes to reach the train station from hotel. The hotel staff were very nice and followed up every request we made. The rooms were basic but very clean with all the necessary amenities. The breakfast was a bit of disappointment.... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Suman2007, thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale while in Lugano and thank you for having taken time to write us about your experience with us. The hotel is in fact half way up (or down depending if you arrive or leave Lugano), between lakeshore and Lugano train station. While reaching the hotel is quite... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had a corner room with a balcony that looked to the mountains. Drinking coffee and reading (and eventually dozing off) on this balcony is something I will take with me forever. If you walk up the hill directly behind the hotel you find the main train station and a small grocery. The walk down to the lake is very... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Melissa S thank you very much for having visited our Hotel Federale again this year and for your time in writing a review about your impressions. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and a big thank you for so precisely describe the location of the hotel. We are indeed very close to the main train... More 

Yardley, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Loved this hotel and will definitely return if back in Lugano. However, you should be aware of a few things before you go... 1. The hotel is very reasonable and no more than a 5-10 minute stroll to the lake. For the price, highly recommend this hotel and this location. The rooms are very nice. Good beds, nice linens, beautiful... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear tokross, Thank you very much for you visiting our Hotel Federale in Lugano and taking much time in writing a very exhaustive review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay in Lugano and in our hotel and I must say that your description of the surroundings of the hotel are very detailed, althogh maybe in my... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

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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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Binggo, thank you very much for staying in our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for taking time in writing a review about your experience. The location of our hotel is very close to the train station of Lugano, and quite comfortable to reach on foot. The building is a typical construction of the last years of the 1800s (we... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 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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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Cesar O, thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and also for taking time in writing a review about your experience. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay. We have taken note of your suggestion about waterboiling pot and we have decided to implent this service (incl. free coffee,... More 

Podebrady, Nymburk, Czech Republic
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21 reviews 21 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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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Standa K, Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and thank you for taking time in writing us about your experience. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our Hotel and that you love Lugano, a wonderful little city indeed. We would be happy to welcoming you back should... More 

Olten, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear HBPPG, thank you very much for staying at our Hotel Federale and for your constructive and direct feedback. Thank for giving us the opportunity to discuss personally by mail your challenges and dissatisfaction points. We have taken the opportunity these passed weeks of the hotel being closed to repaint the room you stayed in, and all the corridors of... More 

Cairo
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

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