Hotel Federale
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Hotel Federale, Lugano
Why this hotel? Central position with great dining

Open 19 February-14 December 2024

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. All bedrooms 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. 


Bedrooms: 47

C - Standard double room with shower   

B - City view comfort twin room with bath and balcony:  Add £21 per person per night

A - Superior twin room on 5th/6th floor with bath/shower and views toward Monte Brè:  Add £38 per person per night

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Contact us to book your tailor made 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 including taxes and hold baggage
  • 2nd class return rail transfers (2 hours 10 minutes)
  • 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)

2024 holidays

4 night guide prices per person

From £849 Bed & Breakfast

From £1,010 Half Board

2025 prices also available on request

Call 0800 619 1200 for bookings and more information. 

Supplements may apply for flights (as demand rises), as well as for alternative airports and single rooms. 

Ask us about flexible holiday durations and tailor made arrangements. We can also offer holidays with rail travel from the UK and holiday packages with no travel (accommodation and rail in Switzerland only). 

Gotthard Panorama Express 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 


Request your holiday quotation

Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at

Hotel Federale, Lugano

Special offers

  • Pay for 6 nights and stay for 7 all season
  • 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 2024/25

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
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