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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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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
12 helpful votes 12 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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 

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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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 > 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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