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Hotel Federale

via Paolo Regazzoni 8, Lugano 6900 Switzerland
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#8 of 43 hotels in Lugano
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Family run since 1923, located near train station and bus terminal to Tirano, Milano, Bernina Express and Palm Express. Single, double, triple, four bedded rooms and familiy rooms with connecting door as well. Restaurant with terrace. Underground parking (for a fee). Free WiFi. In old city center of Lugano, but on a hill. Free Ticino Ticket for all guest staying with us for at least 1 night. Ticino Ticket allows for free transportation on all public transport (busses and trains) in the whole region of Canton Ticino and 30% discount on mountain rides and touristic attractions.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Italian
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Ali wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
Thank you for your hospitality, your smile, your help and your kindness (and for the coffee ;) We recommend you 200%! If you're looking for a place even in the middle of the night, they will always be here to help you! Thanks again!!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Roland Galliker, Owner at Hotel Federale
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear AliMomo Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and thank you for taking time in writing a review here on Tripadvisor We are happy to read that our night receptionist Giuseppe did take good care of you. Lugano being a city (a small one although) we keep this night service for our guests; service and security. As you write: there is always someone to help, 24/7 Thank you again and best regards Families Galliker and team members
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Amir S wrote a review May 2021
Pully, Switzerland1 contribution
The location of the hotel is in the center of Lugano and it had a wonderful view on for the lake and the city. What is for exceptional about this hotel is a level of the service which is ‏unseen in switzerland : above excellent! Special thanks to Domenico, Giuseppe and Sergio which were so nice and kind to us! Truly deserve a 4 stars at least!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Roland Galliker, Owner at Hotel Federale
Responded May 28, 2021
Dear C3011YOamirs WOW, thank you very much for your visit and especially for your appreciation of our services. I will pass your compliments on to our employees. With kindest regards Roland Galliker and staff
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Theresa the cow wrote a review Apr 2021
Bern, Switzerland4 contributions
We  spent three nights in this welcoming hotel. Perfect central location. At the reception the staff was  very gentle and available for any kind of information. The rooms are old and need to be renovated but they are extremely clean and quiet. The beds are particularly confortable. The breakfast was generous and with a wide choice of food of good quality. The staff was very warm, friendly and attentive. Especially Giuseppe, extremely kind and polite. With a great regard to all of our needs. Professional and friendly in the same time. Always available for a smile and to make feel us like at home. To recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Roland Galliker, Owner at Hotel Federale
Responded May 28, 2021
Dear Gferragamo thank you very much for having stayed at our hotel Federale in Lugano and we are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay. We will pass your very positive appreciation to Giuseppe. Looking forward to be able to welcoming you back some day to Lugano, we remain, with kindest regards
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PGRBrussels wrote a review Aug 2020
Brussels339 contributions145 helpful votes
The Federale is a classic 3* old style Swiss hotel offering quality and professional service as well as being in the perfect location for visiting Lugano - a short walk down from the railway station/and to the centre of Lugano. This family run hotel offers excellent price/quality value - it is spotlessly clean, staff are friendly, and breakfast/dinner is served either in the garden or dining room. Standard double rooms are relatively small and a bit old fashioned but perfectly adequate and some with nice balcony/terraces. Overall a really nice place to stay in Lugano and recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2020
2 Helpful votes
Papillon V wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions
We spent one night there it and have been delighted by the hotel, which was very intimate and welcoming, the room was full of charm and very clean, and the view from our little balcony was breathtaking. Staff was extremely helpful and accommodating, a special thanks to Luisa for her trip advices and her kindness:) S and M
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Federale
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Federale?
Nearby attractions include Lake Lugano (0.3 miles), Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse (0.1 miles), and Piazza della Riforma (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Federale?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Federale?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Federale?
Conveniently located restaurants include Agapé, Pasta e Pesto, and Osteria Trani.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Federale?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Hotel Federale located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Lugano.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Federale?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Federale?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Federale offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Federale?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Federale?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Villa Fogazzaro Roi (4.4 miles), Santuario della Madonna d'Ongero (2.8 miles), and Chiesa San Pietro (1.1 miles).