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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 #8 of 42 hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Basel, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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

HK
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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

London, UK
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
23 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Hotel Federal is officially a 3 star hotel but I would rate it higher than this. It is situated opposite the railway station and is a 5 minute walk down a sloping path, although the hotel runs a free shuttle bus to the station. The staff on reception are very friendly, happy to help with information on sightseeing and restaurants... More

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Richard035, Thank you very much for having visited our Hotel Federale and thank you also for taking your time in writing about your stay. We are delighted that you and your family have enjoyed your stay with us in Lugano and we hope we can be of service to you on your next visit to Lugano. With kindests regards... More

Geneva, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Hotel Federale is very close to the train station. Our room on the 5th floor has a circular balcony which offers the best view over the lake, mountains and glittering lights at night. The hotel is managed by two brothers of same owner family since 1923. Very clean, fine and thoughtfully furnished room, homey and comfy. Lugano town and lake... More

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Troy N, Thank you very much for staying at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and thank you for taking time in wirting a review about your stay. Thank you for your compliments and thank you for having also written about our new Pasta Shop Pasta e Pesto which we opened in January. Looking forward to welcoming you back to... More

Australia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
25 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We arrived at the station above and quickly realised the map to get to this hotsl involved stairs to start with. That's ok if you have light luggage but we were from Australia and had 25kg suitcases and back packs. If you have this you should exit the station and turn right where you will see a roundabout where you... More

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Crab67tkf, Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for taking time to write a very long and detailed review, not only about our hotel, but also about Lugano. We look forward to welcoming you back should your trip take you again in our region. With kindests regards Roland Galliker and team More

Singapore, null, Singapore
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Hotel is located at a downhill. From station, you need to walk a distance even through it look near (downhill). It's still walkable but maybe a challenge if you have big baggages. Luckily for us, we seek the hotel assistance to send us to the station when we checkout. We don't have to push our baggages uphill to reach the... More

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear MouseAK Thank your very very much for your review and comments regarding your stay at our Hotel Federale in Lugano. We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay in our family rooms and that you got some help with our hotel car to go back up to the train station. The beauty of Lugano is that it is... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
63 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This hotel is a short steep walk down from the railway station (don't take the funicular down like we did as you have to walk right back up again). Our room was spacious and comfortable with a good bathroom. The dining room offers lunch and dinner. The breakfast buffet offered a good selection. The staff were friendly and efficient. The... More

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear NZGrant, Thank you very much for having stayed with us at the Hotel Federale in Lugano and also for taking the time in writing a review and rate us here on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in Lugano and also the description of the location of our hotel is very accurate. We... 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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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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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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