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Mara House

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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I doubted the stay before but when i decided to take the 3 nights package to relieve my planning headache, it was the best decision ever made in Egypt. well planned and i need not worry about anything, even to the extent of getting a train ticket with help of ahmad. Mara house shows me there are genuine locals who...

2Thank Jacey W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

By staying at Mara House, my family experienced a real Egyptian hotel/apartment. The rooms are very spacious and the decor is full of authentic rugs, lamps and furniture. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the food is amazingly good (make sure you book a dinner because the chef is 5 star trained). Our tours of Luxor were well...

1Thank pgnewton
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Mara's House for an extended vacation and were very pleased with the accommodations. The stairs were a bit challenging but the rooms were very good. The food and service were outstanding. The staff very accommodating. This is an oasis in a typical Luxor neighborhood. We were even visited by camels!

2Thank johncappello
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Mara House was simply amazing! The hotel was stunning and the rooms were just as beautiful. The staff was great. They went above and beyond to make me feel welcomed and comfortable during my stay. The food was amazing. I was hoping to get as much authentic Egyptian cuisine as posible during my stay and I was not disappointed in...

3Thank Dawn C
Beaufort, South Carolina
Reviewed 14 December 2016

First, I want to say that Mara is a very professional woman and is super expedient on her responses to any and all questions I had for her. I often wondered if she ever slept, that's how quick she responded! I had decided to join her 11 day tour of Egypt, November 2016, and I am SO SO HAPPY I...

3Thank GGAmore
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We have been to Egypt many times but hesitated after the Revolution. We we.extremely safe at all times and Mara and her staff only wanted we had the best experience possible. Each day, she asked to be sure she had accomplished our dreams. Farming met us at the airport, all of our transfers were handled, everything was adjusted to make...

2Thank Jimmie F
New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I was in Egypt for 12 days, visited in November 2016 as a solo female traveler! A place I've always wanted to visit and it surpassed all expectations especially with the help and guidance from Mara House and her staff. She helps plan tours all throughout Egypt, giving you far more than the "tourist experience". All her staff were really...

3Thank Anzalone24
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We stayed at Mara House for 5 days in November 2016. It was the best hotel we had while in Egypt. Why? From the moment Mara's staff picked us up at the airport to the moment we checked out, we felt as if they really cared about us. They knew us on a first name basis and always greeted us...

4Thank stacye199
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We are a same sex male couple who recently travelled to Egypt. Mara House Luxor is off the beaten tourist track in a safe and respectable part of Luxor, Egypt is a country of contrasts and to really experience how Egyptians live, book your stay at Mara House and live amongst those who rely on working in the tourist areas....

3Thank jamiepolich1
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

If you're going to Luxor, it's worth spending a couple of days at Mara House. You'll feel like you're at home among friends! Never felt so safe traveling abroad - if you want to discover the mysteries of Egypt without the pileup of tourists, this is the time to go!

2Thank tkikuchibr

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mara House is an Irish owned boutique hotel catering to the tastes of independent travellers who want to be sure they experience the best of Egypt. Mara House can only be booked directly via email to Mara. We help with sightseeing and itinerary planning for all of Egypt and steer our guests clear of tourist traps and pitfalls. Holidays are so important to us all and great holiday memories make such a difference to our lives - Mara ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mara House

Address: Salah Al Din Al Ayoubi | Luxor, Luxor, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Price Range: ₹ 1,680 - ₹ 4,033 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Mara House Hotel Luxor
Mara Hotel Luxor
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Luxor
#8 Romantic Hotel in Luxor
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“All the rooms are lovely--and I've stayed in most of them at one time or another.”
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“Bring ear plugs to muffle the call to prayer.”
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“Can't go wrong here - all rooms are design for maximum comfort”
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