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Hotel Federale

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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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Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed June 25, 2012

How can a hotel that costs 250 PER NIGHT have no air conditioning? Also, the breakfast was poor. Bread and warm meat and cheese. Yummm. Mind you, this would be fine if I were paying under 200USD. IT WAS SO EXPENSIVE. It was hot as hell due to no airconditioning. The beds were comfortable at least. I would NOT stay...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed June 20, 2012

Stayed here recently with extended family. This is a small boutique hotel. The hotel has great ambiance. Our rooms included breakfast. The breakfast was amazing! The rooms are small but cozy rather than cramped. Be aware there is no AC, so if it is very hot you might have difficulty. Luckily for us, there was a nice evening breeze and...

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Mountain View, California
Reviewed June 3, 2012

We spent a few nights in Lugano in May. Lugano is a very beautiful, very wealthy city in the lake country in Switzerland. And the prices there definitely reflect this. Given how expensive all the restaurants and shops are there, we didn't want to spend an arm and a leg for our hotel room (many hotels are over $600/night). Luckily,...

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed February 25, 2012

I stayed only one night in this hotel, but I think it was enough for me to write a positive review. I reschedule my visit and for some reason the staff at the reception desk did not have my reservation. This did not turn out to be a problem and I was given a very nice, comfortable room. I really...

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Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Reviewed February 20, 2012

We chose Hotel Federale because it is near the train station and we had heard it was nice. It was, in fact, very convenient to the train station, and on the downhill side, so an easy walk into town, as well. We did not choose a more expensive room knowing we'd sacrifice a bit on the view (could not see...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed November 12, 2011

Excellent rooms with balconies (for smoker) in one & great views of the lake. Excellent pleasant service from staff - very good breakfast. Close to station. 6th hotel on our 4 week trip of Munich, Athens, Rome, Florence & Milan & a great welcome back to Switzerland.

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Zurich
Reviewed October 9, 2011

We had a room at the back of the hotel towards the train station. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet. We had shower only bathroom. The breakfast buffet was good with a wide selection of cheeses, meats etc. The coffee was cold. The staff were friendly and helpful. It was short walk down hill to the Lake. Lugano is...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 16, 2011

We arrived in Lugano with no reservation and stayed one night at the Lugano Dante (see separate review) and they then found us this place for our remaining two nights. We also parked our car in their secure, underground garage for our entire stay. Upon check-in, they offered us either a room or one of their new refurbished apartments just...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed August 3, 2011

hotel is great, facing the train station however going up and down the ramp with luggage may get challenging but not so bad. we got two connected rooms which was great. one of them had a balcony. there is no AC but a there's a fan. it's still got a little hot at night even with the window open but...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • 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
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $163 - $234 (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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