Hotel Accommodation, Excursions and Banquet

[updated 10/03/2004]

This page describes

bulletHotel Accommodation
bulletMini Stays in Gozo


Special prices have been negotiated with the following recommended hotels. Please book using booking form, not the with the hotels directly. All prices below are Euros per room per night.

HOTEL (click on links below) LOCATION SINGLE ROOM
Hotel Corinthia Marina ***** St Georges Bay, Sliema 100 112
Victoria Hotel **** Sliema 68 95
Sliema Hotel *** Sliema 40 55
Osborne Hotel *** Valletta 50 72

Notes on Hotels

bulletOsborne Hotel:
bulletPros - walking distance (c. 7 mins)  to workshop venue; historic city setting; city bustle during the day.
bulletCons - small and simple hotel; Valletta dead at night - you might want to be in Sliema.
bulletCorinthia Marina:
bulletPros - 5* comfort and facilities; swimming; open sea views.
bulletCons - price; distance from venue (bus or taxi).
bulletVictoria Hotel
bulletPros - very comfortable; well located; residential setting close to all facilities.
bulletCons - price; distance from venue (bus or taxi).
bulletSliema Hotel:
bulletPros - sea view, price.
bulletCons - on a main road; possibly noisy; distance from venue (bus or taxi).

Taxi to venue takes c. 10-15 mins, cost Lm3-Lm4. Bus + walking takes 25-35 mins (cost Lm 0.15). Please see venue page for further details.


A banquet is being organised in at the Xara Palace, Mdina for the evening of Monday 26th. The cost will be c. Lm 25 (four course menu, including transport, aperitif, and wine). Please indicate your interest on the booking form and by sending blank email with subject "interested in banquet" to Mike Rosner. N.B. Vegetarian/vegan options are available on request.


Mini Stay, Gozo

Gozo, being smaller, quieter, more agricultural, and less populated than Malta, is the ideal place for relaxing, walking and enjoying the best Mediterranean traditions.  Why not get away from it all before or after the workshop at the Grand Hotel, Mgarr? This is a stones throw from where the ferry arrives from Malta (see Gozo Channel Co. for details) with good bus connections to other parts of the island. The harbour view rooms are very spacious and have unusually large terraces with a wonderful view overlooking the Channel between the two islands. Basic rates are Euro 92 (double) and Euro 75 (single) per night, bed and breakfast. Discounted rates (15% less) available for stays of 3 days or more. Please reserve on booking form.


bulletExcursion A: Sunday afternoon: Blue Grotto, Hagar Qim & Mnajdra Blue Grotto
Excursion to the South of the Island, where you will visit the picturesque grotto and neighbouring sea caves which can be reached by a boat trip. Hagar Qim & Mnajdra: Copper age temples in a particular setting, overlooking the sea.
bulletExcursion B: Wednesday morning. Visit to the three cities surrounding the Grand Harbour and built by the Knights in the sixteenth century:
Senglea - visiting the church of our Lady of Victory
Cospicua - Drive through the Docker's town
Vittoriosa - The city of the Knights, visiting the Freedom and Victory Monuments and the Inquisitor's Palace

Price for each excursion is 20Euro and includes entrance tickets, boat ticket, transport and guide. You may book an excursion on the booking form.

For any of these facilities please fill out booking form, which is editable (MS Word), and send by email or fax to:

Ms. Lucienne Bugeja,
Foundation for International Studies,
University of Malta,
St. Paul Street, Valletta VLT07, Malta.
Fax: +356 2123 0551, tel. +356 2123 4571, email

All prices are given in Euro. The local currency is the Maltese Lira (Lm). 1 Lm = Euro 2.3