This hotel was great. We stayed here in October - weather was good but not boiling, so had no trouble with the lack of aircon.
The hotel is faded grandeur, but it is still great - the rooms were excellent, comfy and clean. Try and get a room with a balcony facing the mountains - perfect spot to sit out and relax with a lovely view.
The hotel is in an ideal spot - only a short walk down hill from the railway station, but in a nice quiet area - just a few minutes further down the hill to the cathedral and then on to the town centre and lakefront. The staff are multi-lingual, very helpful and friendly.
The breakfast is excellent as well! We got a weekend room rate of 200CHF for a double with a bath, which was great value (especially for Switzerland, which can be pricey)
I would recommend this place to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family run since 1923, near train station and bus terminal to Tirano, Milano, Bernina Express and Palm Express. Single, double, triple and four bedded rooms. Restaurant with terrace. Underground parking (for a fee). Free WiFi. In old city center of Lugano, but on a hill. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Minotel Hotel Federale
- Minotel Hotel Lugano
- Minotel Lugano
- Lugano Minotel