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Hotel Federale

#12 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
via Paolo Regazzoni 8, Lugano 6900, Switzerland (Formerly Minotel)
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Ben S
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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 2 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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73 reviews
57 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 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Stayed here with family for 2 nights in May 2016. We had booked 3 rooms. The first thing that comes across is very friendly and helpful front office staff. The rooms are nice cosy and renovated. The rooms also have nice balcony where we did enjoy a few drinks...The view is overlooking the city and mountains nearby. The breakfast did... More 

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Thank Amit K
RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Amit K Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to be able to welcoming you back if you visit our region again, and remain, with kindests regards Roland Galliker and team More 

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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the hotel for four nights. The room was excellent with a nice balcony. The location is fantastic, just a few steps from the train station and just up the hill from the shopping and restaurant area. The staff were very nice and helpful. Breakfasts were great . One evening, I was sore and tired from hiking, and I... More 

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Thank Seth B
RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Seth B, thank you very much for having sejourned at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for having taken time to write a review here on Tripadvisor. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and we will forward your compliments to our staff. Thank you again and kindest regards Roland Galliker & team More 

Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The location of the hotel is perfect. Just down the road from the train station. Great service, okay rooms. The staff was very polite and helpful. The day we checked in was when day-light savings started, and the hotel was very prompt about reminding guests about it so that we didn't miss schedules.

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Thank Nazmul88
RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Nazmul88, thank you very much for having stayed at Hotel Federale in Lugano and for having taken time in writing a review here on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and that "unfortunately" you "lost" one hour sleep because of day-light-savings start. Good to hear you didn't miss any scheduled apointment. We would be... More 

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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I've stayed at this hotel for three nights. Hotel is old but it's interior is renewed and it really looks nice. Stuff is very kind and friendly. I took spaghetti carbonara for the dinner, but it wasn't tasty at all, maybe it's good idea to eat somewhere else. Buffet for the breakfast was OK.

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Thank Vladimir R
RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Vladimir R Thank you very much for your visit of our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for having taken time in writing a review about your stay. We have taken note that the spaghetti did not meet your expectations and with the new season will review the receipe of this italian traditional dish. We are pleased that you enjoyed... More 

Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I love this hotel of old charm, totally upgraded and comfortable. It is very near the train station and only a 5-10 minutes stroll downhill to the lake foreshore. This time I got a bigger room with a beautiful view over the city, mountains and lake. I especially like their breakfast; nice Italian tradition with great home-made bircher muesli among... More 

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear cyclingviolin Thank you very much for having stayed so many times at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and it is always a pleasure meeting you. We will try to keep up with the high expectations you ask from us and hope to meet them in the future as well. Looking forward to welcoming you again in Lugano, we remain,... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $160 - $306 (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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