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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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Speightstown, Barbados
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
24 helpful votes 24 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 

Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Glen Spiteri, Thank you very much for having chosen our Hotel Federale for your stay in Lugano and thank you for your time in writing a review here on Tripadvisor. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and our services. I apologize for the behavior of one of our front office employees that made you feel... More 

Ponce, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

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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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Cary_collado, Thank you very much for having stayed with us at Hotel Federale in Lugano and thank you so much for the many compliments. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lugano and remain With warmest regards Roland Galliker & Team More 

Kuwait
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear lemmorcv thank you very much for having stayed with us at our Hotel Federale in Lugano. Yes, Lugano is a bit different from the rest of Switzerland and inhabitants of this region pride themselves for being both a bit Swiss (trains run on time) and a bit Italian (vegetation, kindness of people, good food). We are happy to hear... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear jillysp, thank you very much for taking time in writing a review on Tripadvisor and especially for having stayed with us at our Hotel Federale in Lugano. We hope we can welcome you again on your next trip to Lugano and remain, with kindests regards Roland Galliker & Team More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Jana, Thank you for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and we are very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at our hotel and in our very beautiful city. It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Lugano. Thank you... More 

Basel, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Lis S, Thank you very much for having stayed with us at Hotel Federale in Lugano and thank you for taking time in writing a review of your experience. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would be more than pleased if we could welcome you again on your next trip to Lugano. With kindests... More 

Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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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 

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