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Mara House

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#10 of 58 Hotels in Luxor
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2009

After an absolutely horrid time in Cairo, I spent 4 days in Luxor at Mara's. The service I (my group of 4, that is) received was simply unprecedented. First, I will start with the fact that Mara opened her doors for us as soon as we arrived in Luxor at 08:00. If you have done much traveling, you know what... More 

4 Thank mijkie
Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2009

Clean, quiet, and friendly are important attributes in Luxor. Mara House feels like a B&B. It is located about 10 minutes walk from the train station in a quiet neighborhood. It was nice to show up without day plans and simply join up with whatever small tours were going out that week. We took two tours with Hady, who is... More 

4 Thank gliff
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2009

I spent a couple of nights at Mara's at the beginning of May and, to reiterate the other reviews, it was absolutely lovely! Mara swiftly responded to any queries, via email, before our arrival. She happily arranged for someone to pick us up from the airport and greeted us with complimentary welcome drinks (and her enthusiasm for ancient Egyptian history!)... More 

1 Thank arcadefire84
Adelaide, Australia
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67 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2009

We spent only one night here before going on a Nile cruise.We arrived very late it must have been almost 2.00am! we were greeted by her son who was still up waiting for us. Our room was absolutely enormous, and we had a great nights sleep.We met mara at breakfast after a timely wakeup call and had a great old... More 

Thank dpk58
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 May 2009

Simply the Best: I have lived in Egypt and have visited Luxor before but I had never experienced Egypt with Mara until my recent visit. Returning home to Mara House after a full day of running around Luxor was really very much like going home. My room was spacious, spotless, quiet, and a haven of comfort after trekking around all... More 

1 Thank KevinBahrain
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2009

Rooms are spacious, as they really are apartments, not so much a hotel. Different configurations in the apartments, some with 1 bedroom, some with 2 bedrooms, some with 3 even. No TV in our room. Nice rooftop area to relax, as well as downstairs bar area to have a tea or drink. The bathrooms are just one big tiled area... More 

3 Thank Morphi
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2009

Mara, Stephen and Sara were very helpful throughout our stay. Mara particularly was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us lots of help and advice about where to go and was able to arrange tours, taxis and a minibus on demand. She has an excellent Egyptologist who again can be booked as required. The restaurant is currently open to... More 

1 Thank blipped
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140 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2009

A wonderful, wonderful stay! Mara, Sara, Steve and their team provide an experience not to be missed! The warmth, kindness and caring are obviously genuine and reflect in every conversation and every detail. They are so knowlegable and make excellent recommendations. The food is amazing. The decor is beautiful and the ambience so relaxing. I would love to return!!

Thank luv2travelkw
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2009

I loved staying here. Mara, Sara & Steve - fantastic. Wonderful, helpful, knowledgeable on the area, tours, culture - invaluable advice on how to approach Egypt and its culture. So glad I decided to come here. Mara House is a lovely hotel of apartments that more than suffice and has a lovely restaurant that offers traditional Egyptian cuisine. All the... More 

1 Thank manocha
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2009

Mara is patient [with a scalding Irish wit] and most helpful- arranging tours, calming airline ticket fiascos, while dispensing straight advise. Her Resturant, Salahadeen, is not to be missed! The evening gatherings of guests in the bar [ decorated egyptian style] are good fun. I ended a few evenings on her rooftop terrace smoking a cigar [there wasn't anyone to... More 

2 Thank timBethesda_Md

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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: ₹ 1,705 - ₹ 4,091 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Mara House Hotel Luxor
Mara Hotel Luxor
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Luxor
#8 Family Hotel in Luxor
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