The New Dolmen Hotel

The Hotel
Synchrone '05 will be held at the New Dolmen Hotel located in Qawra facing the Mediterranean. Guests have direct access to extensive shopping areas, main transport routes and St Paul's Bay and Islands. The Bus Terminus is a few metres away from the Hotel offering connections to the capital city as well as to all points of interest.

The Bugibba Temple, which is preserved in the grounds of the hotel is a prehistoric monuments - an imposing megalithic sanctuary, erected for the worship of an unknown deity during the Maltese Copper Age. The development of this and other similar temples in Malta lasted more then a thousand years and spanned almost the whole of the third millennium before Christ.

Rooms booked for the Workshop are Lm26.00 per night (approximately 60 euros) for a single room or Lm19.00 per night (approximately 45 euros) for a shared twin or double room. Rates are on a full board basis and thus include breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can book a room automatically via the Synchron'05 website upon full-registration.

Reaching the hotel
Reaching the hotel using public transport is not very easy. However, arrangments have been made with Sun Island Services for taxi airport transfers at Lm10.00 (approximately 23 euros) return. Those requesting the service will find a representative waiting for them at the airport, and will have a pick-up service from the hotel two hours before their flight departure time. The taxi fare is not paid to the dirver, but will be added to your hotel bill.

After registering on the workshop website, you have the facility to contact Sun Island Services Ltd directly with your arrival and departure details. Should you want to contact them directly, or to let them know of any special requirements, you can contact Mr Stephen Cassar on +356-2157 4563/+356-7949 2514, via fax +356-2158 1067 or via email at

Mobile Telephony
Please support Go Mobile, one of the main sponsors of the workshop, by using their network when in Malta. On arrival, once you switch on your mobile phone handset, it will start searching for a GSM signal. If go mobile and your home mobile operator have a roaming agreement, then you can use go mobile's network while in Malta.

Your handset will display either go mobile, 278 21 or M21. This means that a connection with go mobile has been established. If this does not occur, you can select the network manually from your phone menu.