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Hotel Federale

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed March 25, 2013

I spent two nights in the Hotel Federale, together with my 3 children and their mom. We arrived a bit late in the night still we were welcome. We got 2 communicating rooms which were perfect for our stay. One of the rooms had access to an unbelievably huge terrace, where our children had lots of fun. Furniture was a...

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Coucho: thank you very for staying at our hotel and for taking the time to write a comment on your stay. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our family room on the 1st floor with the large terrace. About the "oldish" furniture: yes, we know. Some years ago my parents did change the furniture of the south...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Arriving from Milan by bus it is a very short walk from the station to the hotel. The check in was fast and uncomplicated. My room was nice with a partial view of Monte Bré. On the cushion there was a small sweet and a bottle of sparkling mineral water was complimentary. A nice touch! There were amenities but unfortunately...

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Kybtur, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a comment on Tripadvisor and thank you for having visited Lugano and our hotel during the quite season in this part of Switzerland. I have noted your comments about the shampoo and will correct it. Again thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to welcoming...

Pfaeffikon, Switzerland
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Family run hotel in the old city centre above the lake. A short walk from Lugano train station, it enjoys a tranquil setting of a surrounding park and has a small cosy garden terrace, welcome place to unwind after a busy day exploring the city. Pleasant décor, spacious rooms, gorgeous mountain views, excellent breakfast, great local wines, nice and friendly...

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear Helen U. Thank you very much for having stayed at our Hotel while in Lugano and thank you for the time you took to write a revies on Tripadvisor. Thank you for the positive feed back and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to our place if you decide to...

Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
Reviewed November 12, 2012

The hotel is nice, but for the money we paid - just avarage. Rooms were not big but comfortable, and it is good to have a balcony. Good location - close to the center, not so far from the lake, and close to the station. Staff was ok, so was our breakfast. We ordered an extra bed for a kid...

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear rekawe11, Thank you very much for having taken the time to write a review of our hotel and thank you for having stayed with us on your trip to Lugano. You are absolutely right about the children bed and I apologize. I have ordered two new ones, still in the wooden style like you had and not the folding...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed October 13, 2012

We travelled by train so accommodation near the station was important. Couldn't get much closer, as we left the station,crossed the road and we seen the sign. Rather a step walk down to the hotel and were greeted with very friendly staff. We were on the top floor over looking the city with the lake in the distance. Room was...

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear GrumpyD3, Thank you very much for having stayed with us and we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. Your description reflects what we are trying to do everyday and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Lugano. Thank you again and please do not hesitate to contact us for any information...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Not far from the station in a quiet area, and 10 minutes downhill walk from the lake (take the funicular back to the station) this hotel provided great service from friendly, helpful staff. Good value in an expensive city.

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RGalliker, Owner at Hotel Federale, responded to this review

Dear wcraft, Thank you very much for your visit and we apreciate your time in writing a comment on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your time in Lugano and at our family run hotel. Should you one day come back to Switzerland and maybe also to Lugano, we would be pleased to welcoming you. Hope...

Reviewed August 20, 2012

It took us a long time to choose a hotel in Lugano as most of them are very expensive. In the end we plumped for the Federale because of price and proximity to the station which cannot be bettered by any other hotel. Yes it is at the top of the hill but Lugano is a hilly town and if...

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed August 20, 2012

We got this hotel when booking our Bernina Express trip. We received a nice, confortable room. For a 3-star hotel in Lugano it was actually good. Location to my eyes is good as it is very close to the train station and not far from the lake and city center. Breakfast was not the best ever, but it could be...

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Tennessee
Reviewed July 15, 2012

I was in Lugano for one night on business. The Federale is just across from the train station and down the hill. It is an easy walk with no stairs down a ramp. The front desk staff is fluent in English and were able to help me with buses and othe public transportation. I had a double room on the...

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ALEXANDRIA
Reviewed July 11, 2012

The hotel is located just below the train station,and on leaving the hotel ,we were given a free transfer to the train station.very clean hotel with a staff always smiling.Try to book the hotel, from its own site,if you book early you can get a very good deal.Try their 5 course dinner ,it is very reasonably priced. My room was...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: $174 - $304 (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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“Away from train station.”
Snowbunny91, 4 days ago | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view”
FrequentBizTraveler1, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
“Our room on second floor had a view between buildings down to the lake.”
691bens, Jul 9, 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors with a balcony are worth the extra money.”
klj652015, Jul 4, 2016 | Read review
“Higher Floors for Nice View ..Nice Family Rooms”
hksingh83, Jun 26, 2016 | Read review
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