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Hotel Federale

Hotels.com$146*
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#14 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
06/11/2017 06/12/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm welcome to this Lugano hotel greeted us on our arrival. Great air conditioned room with stunning view. Wonderful dining rooms, one inside,one out.We opted for dinner and breakfast alfresco,the warm Lugano climate just tailor made for outside dining. This close to the Italian border the cuisine has a distinctly Italian flavour. Only 3 minutes walk from the railway...

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Loofus2 Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for the time you took to write your impressions about your trip here on Trispadvisor. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you liked the city and the region as well. Looking forward to be able to welcoming you...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to break up a long train ride from Bonn to Naples and decided to spend a night in Lugano. The Hotel Federale appeared to be a good choice as it is close to the train station. We were not disappointed and in fact, we were quite surprised by the ease in getting to the hotel with our luggage...

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear hydehaven, Thank you very much your very extensive review of your stay at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay in the hotel and in the region of Lugano. We hope we will be able to be of service to you if you decide to visit our region again, and...

Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel, very friendly staff and nice restaurant. Stayed in a room with nice view of the mountains and we were gifted with gorgeous weather. The rooms is as one would expect but would be nice to have ceramic cups (instead of paper cups) and some proper shampoo/body wash instead of some foamy hand wash for the bath. Pleasant...

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear robato_kun Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for your time to review your experience. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay. Regarding your suggestion about paper cups for coffee/tea we take note, but for hygienic reasons, for the time being we prefer to offer our guests papercups in...

New York
Reviewed April 21, 2017

Very difficult to get to hotel in Lugano....when you do get there it's nothing great....clean and fine.....You DO NOT want a room that faces train station.....Lugano has been badly overdeveloped and has lost it's charm...We left ASAP....floors in room were sticky.....beds ok...

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Snowbunny91 Thank you very much for having found us in Lugano and for having stayed at our hotel. We are sorry to read that we and the city did not match your expectations but that you had a good night of sleep in our beds. Kind regards Roland Galliker

Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Staff very friendly and helpful room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast buffet was good with table service for coffee or tea again dinning room staff friendly and dinning room clean. Only thing that would give it a five would be larger bathroom.

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear wilburm164, Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano. Thank you for your review here on Tripadvisor and for the remarks about breakfast and our staff members. The building is a bit old (about 120 years) and not all bathrooms could be made large, even in eliminating rooms (which is what we did over...

Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Only a one night stay with this hotel and for its part, very pleasant and charming location. The map location shows it "right across the street" of the train station. It is, but bear in mind that is situated below the hill of the train station. There are rolling ramps from the station to the hotel. The stay was very...

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Howard C thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for the time you dedicate us here on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you think that the price you paid is fair for the service you received. We also thank you for stressing several times...

Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

The staff were extremely helpful. Gave great recommendations for sightseeing, restaurants and drinking spots. Lugano is a beautiful spot and Hotel Federale made it perfect. Luisa was particularly fantastic!

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear John F Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale and for the time you invested in writing a review here on Tripadvisor. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your time in Lugano and I will pass on your compliments to Luisa. Thank you again and we hope to be welcoming you again if...

Reviewed March 10, 2017

This is a review of the reservation and booking policy of this hotel rather than the hotel itself. I would have liked to have stayed there, but my wife had a medical emergency and we needed to cancel our reservation. When we made our initial reservation Mar 6, 2017 on e-booking.ch, the website stated that the reservation could be cancelled...

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear ForestGreenMan Thank you for having reserved a room and we are sorry to read that you could not visit and stay at our hotel. So this comment does not reflect services of the hotel. In fact, you write to have reserved a room via a third-party hotel room supplier. You write something about a site called e-booking.ch, which in...

scotland
Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

Easy to see from the railway station,turn left and walk down the ramps to the hotel. Check in fast and was given a card for free public transport in Lugano and discounts for other transportation. An old hotel that has been refurbished and is very clean and comfortable, hot shower TVs in room and a kettle with tea,coffee and sugar....

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RGalliker, Manager at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear neastloon Thank you very much for your visit and for your time to write a review here on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that we were up to your expectations. We hope we will be able to welcoming you again if you visit our region in the future and remain, with kindest regards...

Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

Amazing family friendly hotel! We had a four person room with a cot for one of our kids and had an amazing time. Everyone was delightful to the children and really helpful at every turn- lifts offered to the station, free transport cards around town, even a goodbye drink and chocolate! Wonderful experience we couldn't fault

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Djslats, Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and we are happy to read that you with your family enjoyed your stay. We hope we will be able to welcoming you back on your next trip to Lugano, and remain, With kind regards Roland Galliker and team

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 (for a fee). Free WiFi. In old city center of Lugano, but on a hill. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Federale

Address: via Paolo Regazzoni 8, Lugano 6900, Switzerland (Formerly Minotel)
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Price Range: $178 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Nice quiet locality,no traffic noise, all rooms have a sunny outlook.”
Loofus2, 1 week ago | Read review
“Away from train station.”
Snowbunny91, Apr 21, 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view”
FrequentBizTraveler1, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
“Our room on second floor had a view between buildings down to the lake.”
691bens, Jul 9, 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors with a balcony are worth the extra money.”
klj652015, Jul 4, 2016 | Read review
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