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Hotel Federale Lugano, Lugano

3-star hotel in Lugano City-Centre with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi
$266 CAD

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Via Paolo Regazzoni 8, Lugano, 6900, TI, Switzerland
  • The staff were great! We felt really welcomed from the moment we arrived. Parking was…

    Mar. 11, 2021

  • It had a lot of charm and character with new and modern amenities.

    Aug. 19, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Clean & Safe (Switzerland) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 48 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Terrace

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • In Lugano City-Centre
  • San Lorenzo Cathedral - 2 min walk
  • Via Nassa - 5 min walk
  • Piazza della Riforma - 5 min walk
  • Via Gottardo - 6 min walk
  • Cantonal Art Museum - 7 min walk
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Shuttle services

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Triple Room
  • Comfort Double Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Quadruple Room
  • Family Room (Comfort)
  • Studio, Kitchen (Annex Building, 70m distance)


Via Paolo Regazzoni 8, Lugano, 6900, TI, Switzerland
  • In Lugano City-Centre
  • San Lorenzo Cathedral - 2 min walk
  • Via Nassa - 5 min walk

What’s around


  • In Lugano City-Centre
  • San Lorenzo Cathedral - 2 min walk
  • Via Nassa - 5 min walk
  • Piazza della Riforma - 5 min walk
  • Via Gottardo - 6 min walk
  • Cantonal Art Museum - 7 min walk
  • Santa Maria degli Angeli - 9 min walk
  • Palazzo dei Congressi - 10 min walk
  • Parco Ciani - 10 min walk
  • LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura - 11 min walk
  • MASILugano Museum of Art of Italian Switzerland - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 13 min drive
  • Malpensa International Airport (MXP) - 54 min drive
  • Lugano Station - 3 min walk
  • Lugano (QDL-Lugano Rail Station) - 4 min walk
  • Lugano-Paradiso - 27 min walk
  • Lugano Funicular Station - 2 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 48 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (CHF 20 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 646
  • Conference space size (meters) - 60
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


San Lorenzo - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 4.55 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CHF 17 for adults and CHF 16 for children (approximately)

PetsPay at property

  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 15 per pet, per day

ParkingPay at property

  • Self parking costs CHF 20 per day with in/out privileges
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Switzerland).


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB International, Eurocard, debit cards and cash.

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*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Hotel Federale Lugano does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs CHF 20 per day. Parking spots may be limited. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Yes, cats and dogs are welcome. There's a charge of CHF 15 per pet, per day. Food and water bowls are available.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, San Lorenzo offers regional cuisine. Nearby restaurants include AnaCapri (3-min walk), Manora (3-min walk), and Soave 10 (3-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casinò di Campione (21-min drive) is nearby.
  • Hotel Federale Lugano has a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Mother/Daughter trip

    Front desk staff was amazing and the location was perfect - walking distance to transit, shops and restaurants. At night it was very quiet so sleeping was easy.

    Rozana, 2 night family trip, Jul. 11, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    I like the central location of the hotel. The room is comfortable and clean. Complimentary local transportation ticket is a plus.

    2 night family trip, Feb. 14, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Tel Aviv - Israel

    Due to central heating in hotel which was too warm for me hotel immediately offered to move me to a larger room w’large door and balcony to leave open for cool room. Very appreciative! Fabulous front desk staff. Fantastic location. Large selection and tasty daily breakfast.

    michelle, 1 night trip, Feb. 2, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect stay with perfect hosts!

    A perfect stay for my family of 3 at Hotel Federale Lugano! The Hotel is located a very short walk from the Lugano main train station in the old town and a very easy walk to Lake Lugano and the surrounding restaurants and shops. Room was spacious, well appointed, and very comfortable. We loved having a kettle in our room; a feature not available in many Swiss hotels. The daily breakfast was of a very high quality and also delicious. But what really set the Hotel apart from all the very many hotels I stayed at were the exemplary staff. Genuine attentive first class service generally with special mentions for a few pple we met. Sergio at the Reception arranged for a complimentary bed to be provided when told that I was travelling with my 4.5 year old daughter. Giuseppe at Breakfast was efficient, kind and went out of his way to make my daughter comfortable. But the most amazing gesture was the effort the Hotel took to help arrange for my daughter’s toy rabbit (which we accidentally left behind) to be sent to our next destination. We are truly grateful and appreciative of their efforts and to us, Hotel Federale Lugano really delivered on providing a first class experience for their guests.

    Siew Yen, 2 night family trip, Dec. 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    great location, beautiful views. Staff was very nice and helpful.

    Anro, 1 night family trip, Nov. 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice room, good service, very good restuarant. They also gave us a bus and train pass to use.

    Kevin, 1 night trip with friends, Oct. 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location near the train station/bus stop, nice view and a high quality restaurant.

    1 night family trip, Oct. 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect hotel and location

    This hotel was amazing. The location is perfect. The room was roomy. We received free local bus and train tickets, and $10 off dinner. When we checked out, we even received free cookies. Breakfast was great. Everything was great!

    Karen, 2 night romance trip, Sep. 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent hotel

    3 night trip, Sep. 16, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great location and outstanding view from our room, but the room itself was very outdated and furniture faded. Some of the staff at the desk barely spoke English or u understood us, so communication was challenging. The restaurant in the hotel was very good! Staff in the restaurant were great! All in all a great experience

    Sandra, 2 night trip, Sep. 11, 2019

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