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London
Reviewed 30 March 2009

We had tried to stay with Mara but in the end could not get the flights right. So instead just had the day around Luxor and asked Mara to find us a private tour with a guide for a day. After she tried to talk us out of the expense, we talked and came up with a tour plan and...

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South Sinai Egypt
Reviewed 8 March 2009

All the other reviews have said it already, but I really could not ask for anything more. Staying at Mara housr really felt like being in a five-star boutique hotel, but also was very home-like and comforting . Thanks again Mara, Sara and Steve we had an amazing visit :) Laura

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sydney
Reviewed 8 March 2009

Staying at Mara house was a fabulous experience, made all the better by Mara herself, who is a wonderful host. The Restaurant proved to be an amazing experience both culinary and cultural. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean and large with an egytptian feel without being tacky. The location alows you to feel...

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Kuwait
Reviewed 7 March 2009

Mara house is an excellent new choice in Luxor for independent travellers / tourists with or without families. I stayed here in February this year with a senior and an infant in tow and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The summary of this new little hotel’s qualities can be stated as cleanliness, character, courteousness and value. Mara house is...

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Australia
Reviewed 2 March 2009

This looks to be getting quiet repeitive, but for good reason. Mara's House is amazing! We can not understate how refreshing it was to deal with an organised, friendly, honest person in Egypt. Mara made our stay very enjoyable with her great and spacious rooms, great bar and amazing restaurant. Unfortunately we only had one night, but we certainly enjoyed...

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Manchester, UK
Reviewed 27 February 2009

Just like the other reviews, it is a home away from home. Mara and the staff (including her son and daughter-in-law (I assume!)) were most helpful. My partner got the tummy bug and she sent out one of her guys to get the remedy from the pharamcy so i didn't even have to go out myself. She is a nurse/travel...

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1Thank Deb980
Brisbane
Reviewed 25 February 2009

We stayed at Mara House last November 2008, and although we are very late adding our review, Mara House has remained in our minds and hearts all this time as one of the best experiences of our adventure in Egypt. We arrived tired and overwhelmed after the culture shock of Cairo and the dreadful trip on the 1st class day...

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Fermanagh
Reviewed 22 February 2009

Our first impression of the area was 'oh my goodness what have we let ourselves in for'. The neighbourhood was shabby and poor. However, what a surprice when we arrived at Mara House was the smartest house in the district. The inside was charming and welcoming, matching every member of the staff as well. The rooms were enormous and very...

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Flemington NJ
Reviewed 13 February 2009

We stayed with Mara at her lovely guesthouse for an all too brief stay last week. I was traveling with my daughters and I arrived with a bad foot after a fall in Cairo earlier in the day. They couldn't have done more for me, even going out to get an ace bandage and applying it for me! The property...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 February 2009

I stayed here for four nights after travelling for 37 hours from Australia. Although the airport pickup didn't happen as the staff member had misread the note, the taxi driver knew how to get there and Mara was most apologetic when I did arrive and took the taxi fare off my bill. The room was great - if i had...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $36 - $86 (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
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#8 Family Hotel in Luxor
#8 Romantic Hotel in Luxor
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