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Hotel Federale

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   via Paolo Regazzoni 8, Lugano 6900, Switzerland (Formerly Minotel)
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Ranked #9 of 42 hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed her with my family for 1 night and our stay was incredible! The room was very luxurious and extremely clean. The hotel staff were friendly and took our luggages up to our room upon arrival, and helped us take them back down to our car upon leaving the hotel. (A particular receptionist upon arrival was quite arrogant when... More

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the hotel Federal with my day daughters for a few weeks. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The location was outstanding as it was close to the train station and very close to the city center. I had to walk up a beautiful citi center hill every time I wanted to go back to the hotel... More

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Kuwait
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Swiss Hospitality is pretty much high standard already, but this is our first to experience the Italian twist of it. The hotel is obviously classic and my kids appreciated very much the homey feel of classic furniture and decorations. Breakfast is very Italian while the warm service of the dining staff is a plus. The location of Hotel is great... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Federale is right down the hill from the train station and at the top of the hill which descends into Lugano's old city center. We stayed in early December of last year and found the staff extremely helpful and friendly with good recommendations for places to see and spots to eat. Breakfast in the hotel is delicious - cheese,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived in Lugano in the late afternoon via train without a hotel. Just feet from the platform was a tourist stand eager to help me book a room. Within minutes she had booked a from just down the hillside on a quiet corner, balcony overlooking the center (an upgrade at no charge) on a Saturday night in a lakeside... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed here for one night as part of a walking package and found the hotel conveniently located by the station, yet in a very pleasant setting surrounded by colourful hydrangeas and in easy reach of restaurants and shops. The buffet breakfast was ample and varied with fresh fruit and even cherries. And to cap it all the friendly staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Unfortunately we were on the noisy (railway) side of the hotel. Good size room and bathroom. Conveniently located to the station as long as you don't follow google. Head downhill, it is in front of the station. Breakfast was lovely sitting on the terrace. Staff were pleasant and new how to make a hot cup of tea. Other hotels had... More

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Biglizard1, thank you very much for having stayed in our Hotel Federale on your visit to Lugano and thank you for the time you dedicated us for writing a review on Tripadvisor During summer months the hillside is a bit noisy because many activities and people go around until late and those rooms are the standard category. The problem... More

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I'm not sure why some of the reviews are just average. My husband and I are from Chicago and we LOVED our stay! It's a lovely boutique hotel centrally located--but just enough in the background of the lovely Lugano center with shops, restaurants and ferry tours. The room was quite nice with spectacular views of the lake during the day... More

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Nancy B Thank you very much for having stayed with us and for having taken time in writing a review. We are pleased to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your stay in Lugano and our services. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and remain, Yours sincerely Roland Galliker & Team More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The hotel is very near to train station, less than 5 minutes walk. The staff is very friendly, she offer me a room on 6th floor, very spacious. Room is clean and have a very good view of the city. Highly recommended.

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear grace_szetokwHK, Thank you very much for having stayed in our Hotel Federale on your stop in Lugano and for taking time in writing a review about your experience. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future should you happen to pass by our region again. With... More

Salt Lake City, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night on the way north and it turned out to be a good last minute find. Room was large enough to sleep three. Nice view of the city. A five minute walk down the hill will take you to the city center. Driving to the hotel is a little tricky but my GPS vectored me okay.... More

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear 73F250 Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano in August and thank you for having taken the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us, and we would like to inform you that we have just finished to equip some additional threebedded rooms... More

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

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Family run since 1923, near train station and bus terminal to Tirano, Milano, Bernina Express and Palm Express. Single, double, triple and four bedded rooms. Restaurant with terrace. Underground parking. Wlan. In old city center of Lugano, but on a hill. ... more   less 
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