I stayed in the hotel Federal with my day daughters for a few weeks. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The location was outstanding as it was close to the train station and very close to the city center. I had to walk up a beautiful citi center hill every time I wanted to go back to the hotel but it served as an excellent post dinner promenade. The rooms were very comfortable and had very good air-conditioning. The view was acceptable and cleanliness was outstanding. The food at the restaurant was actually very good and better than I thought. Steak tartar was great, and the service was fabulous. The waiters (Rosa, Fernando, Gerardo) have been waiting tables there for a long time and made us feel as if we were eating in our home. Whenever I go back to Lugano I will stay in that hotel. I'm actually looking forward to going back and say hello to everybody there. I think that for the price this is one of the best places to stay in Lugano. It is a family operated establishment that exemplifies classic Swiss excellence, cleanliness, timeliness, neatness, and family values.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Minotel Hotel Federale
- Minotel Hotel Lugano
- Minotel Lugano
- Lugano Minotel