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Hotel Federale

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#15 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a review of the reservation and booking policy of this hotel rather than the hotel itself. I would have liked to have stayed there, but my wife had a medical emergency and we needed to cancel our reservation. When we made our initial reservation Mar 6, 2017 on e-booking.ch, the website stated that the reservation could be cancelled...

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear ForestGreenMan Thank you for having reserved a room and we are sorry to read that you could not visit and stay at our hotel. So this comment does not reflect services of the hotel. In fact, you write to have reserved a room via a third-party hotel room supplier. You write something about a site called e-booking.ch, which in...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to see from the railway station,turn left and walk down the ramps to the hotel. Check in fast and was given a card for free public transport in Lugano and discounts for other transportation. An old hotel that has been refurbished and is very clean and comfortable, hot shower TVs in room and a kettle with tea,coffee and sugar....

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RGalliker, Manager at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear neastloon Thank you very much for your visit and for your time to write a review here on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that we were up to your expectations. We hope we will be able to welcoming you again if you visit our region in the future and remain, with kindest regards...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing family friendly hotel! We had a four person room with a cot for one of our kids and had an amazing time. Everyone was delightful to the children and really helpful at every turn- lifts offered to the station, free transport cards around town, even a goodbye drink and chocolate! Wonderful experience we couldn't fault

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Djslats, Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and we are happy to read that you with your family enjoyed your stay. We hope we will be able to welcoming you back on your next trip to Lugano, and remain, With kind regards Roland Galliker and team

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place! Quaint, great location. Hotel staff was extremely helpful and accommodating. Room was perfect for me and my daughter with an enchanting view of the lake. Breakfast was carb city but with a beautiful presentation.

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear sdagostino, Thank you for having stayed at our Hotel Federale in Lugano and for having thaught me a new definition about our breakfast buffet: carb city. We will improve it to be maybe less carb and city and more fruit and vegetables hope to be able to welcoming you again on your next visit to Lugano. With kind regards...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this friendly gem of a hotel! Its location is unbeatable if you are arriving by train as it is literally 5 mins walk from the station, but is still kept comfortable and friendly with a fantastic view of the city skyline and partial lake view (try to get a room with a view on the 5th floor). This...

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Shalom2218 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 very happy to read that you enjoyed your time and our services and we look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip to Lugano. With kindest regards HOTEL FEDERALE LUGANO Roland...

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Reviewed November 4, 2016 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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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

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • 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
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $161 - $281 (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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“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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