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San Francisco
Reviewed 16 November 2009

I was on a very short trip in Luxor, travelling by myself, and was looking for a place that would be very relaxing, cozy and safe. Mara's House was all of those and much more. She is an extremely sweet Irish person and makes sure all your needs are met. The room I had was huge; her beds were so...

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Bunbury, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2009

We stayed with Mara for 3 nights and were looked after very well by Mara, Stephen & Sarah. When we arrived we had our first beer in 4 days – due to Ramadan, so we had the best welcome. Our room was a 2 bedroom suite, very spacious and comfortable with a small balcony and the bathroom was also spacious....

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London
Reviewed 11 November 2009

We had the most lovely time staying with Mara. I cannot recommend our time staying with her highly enough. Friendly and hospitable, charming, interesting, full of useful tips and recommendations both to Luxor and to surrounding sites. It was just the right type of personal attention. She built the house herself and the attention to detail is remarkable, from the...

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1Thank SarahLewisLondon
Seattle
Reviewed 8 November 2009

My wife and I recently spent 10 days in Egypt, and the four days we spent at Mara House were easily the best part of our trip. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there, and would recommend Mara House to anyone who is visiting Egypt to see the ancient culture. ADVANTAGES: Mara House is very quiet. Mara and her staff are...

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Somerset
Reviewed 29 October 2009

Very friendly, clean and fantastic food in the restaurant. Mara was in Ireland but her son Steve was incredibly helpful and organised everything for us including trips, guides, restaurant bookings and taxis. This is a fabulous place to stay to get a feeling of the real Egypt.

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1Thank Trousers99
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 25 October 2009

Mara's house is clean, beautiful and my favorite place to stay in Egypt. I have stayed in 5 star hotels around the world and Mara's house is better than any Ritz (especially the one in Sharm). The tasting dinner was our best meal during our two week trip throughout Egypt. If you are looking for a taste of the real...

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1Thank Jennifer F
Edinburgh, UK
Reviewed 19 October 2009

A huge thanks to Mara, Stephen, Sarah and the team who put so much effort in to making your stay as enjoyable as possible. We arrived from Hurghada after a 7 hour bus trip and after a shaky start a quick phone call to Mara saw a taxi arrive to pick us up from the train station to take us...

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3Thank Silver15
herts
Reviewed 1 October 2009

I was in Mara's house less than five minutes when i had a cup of tea in hand, sitting on a sofa, chatting with Mara and being introduce to the staff. She, and her staff, are friendly and relaxed which made the stay the same. I stayed for 6 nights in a fantastic suite (Suite! I thought I'd just booked...

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3Thank chalkmuppet
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2009

Mara House was fully booked the 1st night we were to spend in Luxor, so we spent that night at the Sheraton. It was comfortable and we considered extending our stay at the Sheraton itself, but we are so glad we stuck to our original plan. Our subsequent nights at the Mara House were amazing. We often walked to town...

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London
Reviewed 22 September 2009

This place is an extension of Mara and she is quite a character. It's some distance from the sites and the river but if you don't mind walking you go through some of the residential parts of Luxor which as a tourist you often don't experience. The apartments are great - very spacious and can easily accommodate 6 and the...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $33 - $78 (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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