Hotel Federale
Swimming Pool

View of the hotel entrance
Why this hotel? Central position with great dining

Open 16 February-14 December

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 steep but comfortable 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.

All the bedrooms at the hotel have air conditioning. We have been recommending the Federale to guests for many years thanks to its comfort, cuisine and great location.

Discover the lakes and mountains excursions available in the wider Ticino region here.

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Contact us to book your holiday

Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at


Your holiday price includes:

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, PostBuses and boats
  • FREE Ticino Ticket
  • Personalised itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection (ATOL 3148)

Bedrooms: 47

C - Standard double room with shower  

B - City view comfort twin room with bath and balcony:  Add £15 per person per night

A - Superior twin room on 5th/6th floor with bath/shower and lake view:  Add £28 per person per night


2019 Guide prices from:

Room Category - C


Dates Price Extra
16 Feb - 15 Mar £634 £72
16 Mar - 07 Apr £634 £72
08 Apr - 26 Jul £710 £91
27 Jul - 31 Oct £710 £91
01 Nov - 14 Dec £634 £72
Room Category - C Bed & Breakfast Half Board
From To Price Extra
Price Extra
16 Feb 15 Mar £634 £72 £758 £103
16 Mar 07 Apr £634 £72 £758 £103
08 Apr 26 Jul £710 £91 £834 £122
27 Jul 31 Oct £710 £91 £834 £122
01 Nov 14 Dec £634 £72 £758 £103

2019 - Prices shown are in £'s per person, based on 4 nights

Single room supplement add per night: £42 in C rooms.

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.
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Gotthard Panorama Express boat and rail at Flüelen

Scenic rail holidays with this resort

Gotthard Panorama Express - combine Lugano with Lucerne or Weggis

Bernina Express - combine Lugano with St. Moritz or Pontresina


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The Federale is the building in the foreground

Special offers

  • 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

Planning your holiday

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Call 0800 619 1200
  • Decide where you would like to stay
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Plan visits with your Half Fare Card

You may also like to consider adding a scenic river cruise at the start or end of your holiday. Please ask for details. 

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