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Hotel Federale

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Vancouver, Canada
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60 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Vantaa, Finland
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Bramming, Denmark
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143 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Lennart G
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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139 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 7 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 

Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

The views from our room were magnificent. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Some decor in the rooms could be upgraded, however the room was clean and spacious. This stay was value for money and I would recommend you pay extra for a room with a balcony and view.

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear klj652015 Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for the time you spend in writing a review here on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back when your trip brings you again to the region of Lake Lugano. With kindests regards... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Best Rooms..Nice Family Rooms Best Location Attentive Staffs Good Breakfast Sauna and other fitness facilities ..Near Railway Station Good for Family and couples ..This was my 2nd stay and my first stay was 7 years back ..I still love this hotel ..friendly and warm atmosphere Overall 10/10

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear hksingh83 Thank you very much for having stayed again at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and we hope to be able to keep the service up to what you expect. Looking forward to welcoming you again, we remain, With kind regards Roland Galliker and team More 

Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We booked this hotel through our travel agent. It was very nice and clean but our agent booked our tickets for the next leg of our journey incorrectly. The front desk was so helpful sorting out the issue! We did not speak the language so they did all the work for us. Huge help! We stayed here with our two... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear pkallik, thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for taking time to write about your experience here on Tripadvisor. We are happy to read that we could be of help to your family and that all worked out with luggage transport. We would be very much pleased to welcoming you again should... More 

Winterthur, Switzerland
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58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I stayed at Hotel Federale on a business trip. The location next to the station and not far from the city center is perfect. Very efficient and friendly check-in. The room, in particular the shower, is very small. But all is very clean and very well maintained. The hotel is rather old, but shows virtually no wear and tear. Breakfast... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear swiss_global_trip, Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for having taken out some time to write about your experience here on Tripadvisor. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed breakfast and cleanliness. The building being old (built before 1900), some walls we could not move... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: $165 - $324 (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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