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Hotel Federale

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Lake Placid, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this hotel because it is close to the train station and we were only there as a stopover. However, we could have stayed longer! From the helpful staff to the great breakfast buffet, it was charming. Lugano has so much to offer and this would be a great hotel to use as a base. High on the hill...

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Mary S Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano (high on the hill) and for your time you take in writing a full review here on Tripadvisor. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and that our hotel would be a good base for longer holidays in Lugano. Here I...

Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 15, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 nights at this hotel. This is not one of your chain owned hotels but a delightful family owned & run hotel, what a pity more aren't like this one! The room was clean & comfortable & unusually for Switzerland there was a kettle. There were 2 easy chairs, so we could both sit in comfort....

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RGalliker, Manager at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear NenNen Thank you very much for staying at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for the time you took to write a review here on Tripadvisor. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and we thank you for the very detailed description of your experience. We hope we can be of service to you if...

Reviewed October 6, 2016

The location of the hotel s key and is hardly a 200 meter walk to the train station. The hotel provides free shuttle service from the train station to the hotel. The rooms are quite comfortable and spacious with a balcony (though the view is average). The room is equipped with a safe and an electric kettle😀. The room is...

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Nikhil G Thank you very much for having stayed with us at Hotel Federale in Lugano and for the time you spent in writing a review here on Tripadvisor. We thank you for your comments and the very precise description of location and services. We would be happy to welcoming you back to Lugano and remain, with kind regards...

Vail, Colorado
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

The hotel federale was just what we expected. Central in Lugano, clean, and great breakfast. The hotel is just a few meters down from the train station and a steep short walk to downtown. We've been to Lugano many times and would stay here again.

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Dominicvail, thank you very much for having stayed with us at Hotel Federale and for the time you took to write a review here on Tripadvisor. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and we would be pleased to welcoming you back on one of your next visits to Lugano. With kind regards Roland Galliker and...

Sterling, Virginia
Reviewed September 21, 2016 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...

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Olinda S Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for your time you dedicate us here on Tripadvisor. We are happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back. With kindest regards Roland Galliker & staff

Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed September 13, 2016

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...

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear madashell47 Thank you for having stayed Hotel Federale in Lugano and for the many compliments. With kindest regards Roland Galliker & staff

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed September 13, 2016

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...

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear FrequentBizTraveler1 thank you for having stayed with us during your time in Lugano. The hotel is actually very old, not only old. It was build sometime between 1890 and 1900 and it will always need refurbishment. Most probably the room you stayed in, is also the oldest with refurbishment happening during winter 2002-2003, when the building was raised by...

Venlo
Reviewed September 7, 2016

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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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear kleinrichard, thank you very much for your visit and your precious review here on Tripadvisor. Summer is coming to an end, and breakfast is now served again inside. With kind regards Roland Galliker & Staff

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed August 24, 2016 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...

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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...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed August 24, 2016

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...

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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...

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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
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • 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: $152 - $225 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Ask for a room with a view”
 of 5 bubbles FrequentBizTraveler1, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
“Our room on second floor had a view between buildings down to the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles 691bens, Jul 9, 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors with a balcony are worth the extra money.”
 of 5 bubbles klj652015, Jul 4, 2016 | Read review
“Higher Floors for Nice View ..Nice Family Rooms”
 of 5 bubbles hksingh83, Jun 26, 2016 | Read review
“Insist on rooms which do not face the main road.”
 of 5 bubbles 933amitk, Jun 4, 2016 | Read review
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