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Mara House

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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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Vancouver
Reviewed 11 September 2009

Form what we saw in Luxor, Mara House is by far the best place to stay. The rooms are huge, as they are really flats rather than hotel rooms. When you arrive, Mara has a map of the neighborhood on which she has identified all of the good restaurants, sights etc. This is far better than a tourist map and...

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5Thank redfury
London
Reviewed 30 August 2009

Beautifully decorated house based in the more residential area of Luxor. Can be a little difficult to find since most taxi drivers haven't heard of it! However, is only 10min walk from the main train station. We arrived early in the morning after having taken the night train from Cairo and Mara took us straight to our room without any...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 23 August 2009

I was very dubious to start with as we had booked the Cairo Marriott and the Sheraton Miramar in El Gouna. I knew that this was not 5 stars and Mara made this clear to me before arriving as she saw my itinerary. However it was the nicest place we stayed and what we liked best was that it was...

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3Thank bexin
dublin
Reviewed 22 August 2009

hello my name is hillery hoey.i went to stay at mara house in july 2009and it was the worst place every.it had no hot water the food was cold and the staff were very unfriendly and i found a spider in my ben deadley that is all from me for now bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 August 2009

When we first arrived at Mara House we were immediately put off by the slightly asymmetrical pattern in the reception area. But apart from that we couldn’t fault our stay with Mara. The place is away from the main tourist area so our taxi driver had some trouble finding it, but once you know where it is it’s easy enough...

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3Thank mannnnndy
Melbourne
Reviewed 11 July 2009

You won't be disappointed by Mara House. My husband and I based our exploration of Luxor here. The rooms are large and elegantly decorated, and Mara is a fantastic host! It is located a little out of central Luxor, but it is only a 10-15 min walk into town, and quite a nice walk through a local area. We actually...

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4Thank MelbourneTraveller23
Sydney Australia
Reviewed 10 June 2009

Travel would be unbelievable if everywhere was like Mara's. Imagine a MARA house in every city and town you visited? Stayed at MARA's 3 nights June 2009, and we must say we echo the hundreds of positive comments on Tripadvisor. Room the biggest you'll ever find. Bed the most comfortable. Cleanliness impeccable. Everyone friendly and helpful beyond our expectations. Mara's...

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3Thank Mike Woodbine
San Diego, California
Reviewed 8 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...

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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...

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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: $35 - $84 (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 Romantic Hotel in Luxor
#8 Family Hotel in Luxor
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