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Hotel Federale

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Sterling, Virginia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is very nice in a great location in Lugano. Set back in a quite area but within minutes at the lake front and all the restaurants. We had a room with a beautiful lakeview and it was very quite. They serve and excellent breakfast buffet with one of the best cappuccinos we had on our trip. The staff... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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70 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in room 435, facing onto the noisy street and train station. However, closing the windows does help dull the night time rail construction currently occurring. There is an air conditioner, kettle and bar fridge (rare in Swiss hotels). We had a problem with our shower head and this was fixed the same day, so excellent service there. Breakfast... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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71 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights in perhaps the best room of the hotel. Good location next to the train station and had a great view from the top floor balcony. Rooms are clean and good size. The down side, hotel is old, badly needs refurbishment, service is rather "strange" like more for 2 star hotel. Breakfast is very limited and for... More 

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Venlo
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73 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is very close to the train station which was excellent for our train trip through Switzerland. Rooms are okay (do not expect luxury), staff is friendly. The best thing is that you're able to dine and have breakfast outside (weather permitting) and that is a big plus. Great atmosphere.

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Sydney, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here one night. The hotel is about 5-10 minutes walk from the station. There are stairs leading from the station to the road near the hotel that are a lot quicker than taking the route marked on google maps via the road. My room was nicely appointed, newish fixtures in a classic style. The room had a beautiful... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear rosie s Thank you very much for having visited the region of Lake Lugano and stayed at our Hotel Federale. Thank you very much for the compliments and we are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to welcoming you back if you visit again the region of Lake Lugano, we remain, with kindest regards Roland... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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60 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hotel Federale is in a nice location in that it's close to the train an just a short walk to the shopping and beach area. Lugano is on a hill and the hotel is near the top. There I are beautiful pathways with cobblestone streets leading down to the downtown and lake. Very quaint and has a feel of Itsly... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Tom H Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for the time you took to write a review on your stay. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and would be most happy to welcoming you back if you visit again the region of Lake Lugano. With kindest regards... More 

Vantaa, Finland
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

We spent 1 night at hotel in our way to lake Como. The room was hugh and tidy. The staff were the most friendly. I asked the way to Monte Bre and the receptionist gave the coupons we received 50% off the ticket (12,50 CHF/ticket). The breakfast was very ok, the coffee and the bread terrific! The price of the... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear MindeS 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 that you enjoyed your stay and will relay your compliments to our staffmembers. Thank you again and we hope to be able to welcoming you back on your next visit to the... More 

Bramming, Denmark
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144 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Hotel Federale is overall a great hotel. The rooms are newly renovated, and the reception staff is friendly, and tries to fulfill all guest wishes. The single rooms are spacious. My only negative aspect is the waiter staff in the restaurant in the evenings. When ordering they understand German and English perfectly, but when it comes to paying they suddenly... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Lennart G Thank you very much for staying 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 but will definitely do some training with our waiting staff. We hope to be able some day to welcoming you back to Lugano, and remain,... More 

Warrnambool, Australia
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142 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Our stay here was a highlight in what had been a long travel trip through Europe. The hotel is very convenient to the train station for walking, or a pickup is available. The room on the 4th floor had a balcony and a lovely view through old buildings to the lake. As it was very warm, the air conditioning was... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Petange, Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for the compliments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to be able to welcoming you back when and if traveling back to the region of Lake Lugano. Thank you and kind regards Roland Galliker & team More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We stayed at hotel federale for 2 nights as part of a trip to Switzerland and Italy. We arrived by train and the hotel is less than 5 minutes walk away so was ideally located for us to drop our bags off without lugging them through the town. Saying that, we couldn't hear any train related noise. The staff were... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Ben S thank you very much for having stayed at Hotel Federale in Lugano and for taking time in writing a review about your experience. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you highlighted pros and cons of our location; just below the train station and uphilll from the lakeshore. Thank you again for... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
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: $162 - $303 (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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