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Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 313 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Hotel Federale.
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Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Restaurant with Dining Menu, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs CHF 20 per day.
Room Service, Packed Lunches, Vending Machine (drinks), 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Ironing Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 6 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge in a crib.
All older children or adults are charged CHF 60 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
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Based on 313 reviews
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Score from 281 reviews Good
Federale has been owned by the same family for many years and will do so for many generations to come, I am sure. We stayed for six nights and found this charming hotel faultless. The staff are welcoming, friendly and always service-minded. The restaurant is excellent and the facilities very comfortable.
Very good location, excellent wi-fi connection, the room was very clean and the staff very kind and efficient. I loved the atmosphere, the European look.
I didn't like the dinner. No value.
The view of the lake and mountains from the 5th floor superior room is spectacular. Room is clean and very well maintained. Staff were attentive, went the extra mile to help us with our questions. Nice dining space for breakfast and dinner. Good selection for breakfast.
1) location, just across rail station and major bus stop. Also strolling distance to restsurants and shopping 2) hotel amenities - gym, sauna, wifi 3) breakfast at chf10 is great value 4) besutiful room, hugh ceiling, villa atmosphere
-walking uphill to train station with luggage, or walking upjill back from shopping.
The hotel was great. Centrally located right next to train station that made it easy to travel around. Very attentive and helpful staff. Food was excellent. The breakfast buffet just enough.
Right next to station. Airport coach stops there. Can get train to Milan as well. Breakfast was great-especially Bircher muesli. Proper coffee in a pot. Lovely view from some rooms. Short walk downhill to town. Proper bath with shower over.
The location is perfect. Close to the train station and the Lake. The staff are very nice and helpful. The room is nice and clean, totally worth the price.
Though the distance from the station is only 50 metres, but you need to walk down the hill for 4 storeys height. This should be awared if you have a big baggage. But that's not the big problem.
The whole city
the room is too small
Location is very close to station as long as you dont carry your luggages. Information during check-in and other information on subsequent days are given very professionally. Breakfast room set-up , the range and quality of food and the quality of service in the first day was excellent (male attendant with good service. Unfortunately no english spoken).
Become a big issue when we have to bring our luggage up to the station. (The free lifting is not a standard... but more like an additional service). They get a taxi for us, and we have to spend Eur 20, to carry our 4 bags to the station. (From the statioon the hotel is hardly 300 meter straight line on the google map. 700 meters walking through the ramp.... but it is maybe more than 3 km by taxi).
Every thing was cool , so near to train station + the lake + resturant+ shops . I give them 10\10
The stuff of hotel were very friendly, very clean room in hotel, very good location of the hotel, just at central of the old town.
The breakfast was a little simple.
Great friendly service, could not ask for better ! We stayed in the annex with a roomy space and a well stocked kitchenette. Sound proof windows and AC assured a great sleep. Location was ideal: short walks to the train station and to downtown. Even the weather was perfect.
The Swiss franc exchange rate.
We have 3 young children and the family room suited us perfectly.
Good location in the old town, but still quiet. Very friendly and helpful staff.
plenty of space - as a five person family being in one room is a bit of a squash, but we were given two connecting rooms so we all had plenty of space and a little balcony. Staff were very friendly, it felt like a well run small hotel, and felt more luxurious than the three stars would suggest. It was also nice to be able to request a kettle in our room, to make tea when we needed it. Only regret was that we only stayed one night, it would have been nice to stay for longer.
Live near the roof on the top floor. Need to walk along the stairs after taking off from the lift. But the room is very special and I don't mind anymore. Good service and good staff. Heavy rain when I left the hotel, the staff drive me to the train station even the distance is short. It helps a lot as I got a lot of luggages.
A bit expensive for staying a nite there.
The homey feel of classic furniture and decorations. Breakfast is very Italian while the warm service of the dining staff is a plus. The location of Hotel is great short walking distance in between the train station and the downtown area.
This was our third time staying at Hotel Federale. Great location, nice breakfast & friendly, helpful staff. Very clean. We had a great family room with a lovely view. We'll be back a 4th time for sure!
The fit out for the studio apartment was good. It included all the necessaries - small fridge, microwave, stove, A/C and sufficient crockery, cutlery, table and chairs, luggage rack, cleaning solutions etc. The room was quite spacious. The apartments are in a separate building below the hotel and are easy to get to from the station with wheeled luggage. The hotel staff kindly gave us a lift up to the station with our luggage - otherwise the trek up to the station would be onerous as it is quite steep.
Location was great, room was very clean and large enough for our family of four.
Dinner at the outdoor restaurant is very good and the owners are super friendly. The staff drove the 3 of us to the train station for free. The room is spacious and has an excellent view of Lugano especially at night with stars in the sky.
Breakfast is too simple.
We LOVED our studio apartment and the location was great - independence in a central but peaceful quarter. We are regulars to Lugano, and this is the best accommodation we have found so far.
Shower curtain - out of place in such a modern apartment.
Valet service is as standard. Location. Free wifi. Great view from the 5th floor balcony
Finding the hotel - very difficult at night, the turning is not at all obvious.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is very well situated (close to the train station) which was very convenient for me. Moreover, the hotel & room were very quiet. It is also close to shops, restaurants and the lakefront. It was raining hard but that was not a problem since the hotel had an adequate supply of umbrellas for the guests in need.
It would be good to have a separate room to store luggage the day of departure.
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