The Swiss Holiday Company

Lugano / Ticino

Hotel Federale 16 Feb - 14 Dec

The traditional Hotel Federale has been in the Galliker family for three generations and offers all modern comforts. It enjoys an ideal position for exploring Lugano - close to the historical centre and within a comfortable but steep walk of the lake - while the railway station is nearby for excursions throughout the Ticino region.

The restaurant San Lorenzo, with its attractive terrace, offers an excellent four course menu for half board guests as well as à la carte choices; breakfast on Sundays includes freshly baked ‘Sunday bread’ known as Treccia. The hotel bar and lounge still have traces from the original building dating back to 1923 and offer guests the chance to relax and enjoy the local Merlot.

Other facilities include a wellness area with sauna and Jacuzzi. We have been recommending the Federale to guests for many years thanks to its comfort, cuisine and great location


Bedrooms: 49

Standard double room with shower
B City view comfort twin room with bath and balcony
A Superior twin room on the 5th and 6th floor with bath or shower, view towards the lake


  • Pay for 6 nights and stay for 7 all season
  • Free return ticket to one of the local mountains for stays of 3 nights or more
  • The Ticino Ticket is issued to hotel guests on arrival and offers free travel on the local trains and buses across the region


Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled flights from Heathrow to Zurich with SWISS inclusive of all airport taxes and security charges
  • 2nd class return rail transfers (2 hours 30 minutes)
  • Return local transfers to your hotel
  • Twin/double room in the room category shown based on 2 sharing
  • FREE Half fare card which entitles you to half or reduced price travel on most trains, post buses and lake steamers
16 Feb-28 Mar Extra
29 Mar-18 May Extra
19 May-27 Jul Extra
28 Jul-31 Oct Extra
01 Nov-14 Dec Extra
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2018 - Prices shown are in £'s per person, based on 4 nights.
For other durations add or deduct the extra night prices from the period in which they fall
Flight supplements may apply at the time of booking and for flights from alternative airports
Prices for rail and self drive holidays on request
Call 0800 619 1200 for bookings and more information

We are fully bonded with the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL 3148) for all air holidays, therefore you are guaranteed complete financial protection of all monies paid.

Planning your holiday

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  • Decide which resorts you would to visit
  • Do you want to include any scenic journeys?
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • Choose the number of nights in each resort
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation

Scenic rail holidays from Lugano

Lugano can be combined with resorts such as Davos or St. Moritz on an unforgettable holiday with the Bernina Express. 

Call us for more details on 0800 619 1200 or click here to read more about this wonderful experience which takes you through the Italian countryside and across the magnificent Alps.


Lugano is also available on the scenic Gotthard Panorama Express journey through the heart of Switzerland to historic Lucerne. Find out more here.

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