The Conference Venue
The recommended accomodation and conference venue will be at Le Meridien Hotel - located on the ground of a 19th century Villa in St Julians, overlooking Balluta Bay. This 5 star hotel also gives you free access to a heated indoor pool, a fitness center, jacuzzi and an outdoor rooftop pool. The hotel is situated in between Sliema and St Julians, one of the main centres in Malta for shopping, restaurants and lively cafe life.
A Google map below displaying the Hotel location, plus other placemarks for nearby restaurants, bank and bus stations can be found at the bottom of this page.
The Malta International Airport is not well connected via the public transport network, and it is recommended you take a taxi to the hotel. At the airport, you will find a taxi reservation desk with standard rates listed on the board above the desk. We recommend you request a taxi from this desk to avoid potentially being overcharged. There is no need to reserve a taxi beforehand.
Another option is to use a lower cost shared transfers which need to be pre-booked from www.maltatransfer.com.
The full address of the hotel is: Le Meridien, 39 Main Street, Balluta Bay, St Julians, and the phone number is +356 2311 0000. In case of any problems, please feel free to contact the organisers on +356 7983 5124.
Restaurants and Bars in the Hotel Area
Refer to the Google map for placemarks.
- Barracuda, 194, Main Street, St. Julians
Tel: +356 21 331817, +356 21 337370, link
- Piccolo Padre, 195, Main Street, St. Julians
Tel: +356 21331817, link
- San Giuliano, Spinola Beach, St. Julians
Tel: +356 21 332000, +356 21 319615, link
- Dolce Vita, 159, St. Georges Road, St. Julians
Tel: +356 21 337806, link
- Peppino's, St. Georges Road, St. Julians
Tel: +356 21 373200, link
Restaurants in Valletta and Mdina
- Bacchus, Triq Inguanez, Mdina, Tel: +356 21 454981, +356 21 459437.
- Medina, 7, Holy Cross Street, Mdina Tel: +356 21 454004.
- The Carriage, South Street, Valletta Tel: +356 21 247828.
- Trattoria Palazz, Old Theatre Street, Valletta Tel: +356 21 226611.
Travelling to and from the Hotel
Various buses (numbers 62, 63, 66) pass from just in front of the conference hotel, leaving from the main bus terminus in Valletta. Ask to get off at Balluta Bay.
The Valletta Bus Terminus is the main hub of the public transport system in Malta, and you can get anywhere from there. However, note that from the Balluta Bay bus stop, there are also direct buses for a number of locations of touristic interest - bus 65 goes to Mdina and bus 645 goes to Cirkewwa from where you can take a ferry to go to Gozo.
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