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Hotel Federale

#8 of 43 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2005

We had the unfortunate luck of hitting this place during a heat wave. No air conditioning meant keeping the windows open in an extremely noisy area just down from the rail station. The back side of the hotel, away from the station, might be quieter, couldn't tell. The hotel would have been merely adequate had we stayed here during another... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2004

Oh, what to say about the Federale? The Federale looks just like a hotel that may have been grand some years ago, and although it has faded with time, it is insistent on keeping the same formality associated with traveling in years past. For example, there was a beautiful old-style bar area in lieu of a waiting area, with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2004

We had a very good experience at the Hotel Federale in Lugano. Hotel Federale is a small, intimate, relatively modest hotel conveniently located within a 5 minute walk to the train station and the downtown area. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, the rooms were small but very clean with wonderful down comforters. We felt as though we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2003

The hotel was beautiful in a very pretty Swiss italian town, Lugano. A good starting point to visti either Switzerland or the neraby cities of Milano and Como. The stay was perfect, we got a nice room with a nice view and the service was just wonderful. The breakfast buffet had everything from different breads, yogurts, jellies, fruits, cheeses, and... More 

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