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Mara House

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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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Sunshine Coast
Reviewed 11 February 2009

My stay at Mara house was an an all too brief insight into the real Eygpt away from the glamour of the usual tourist hotels. The immediate envriroment of the house allowed you to soak up the ambience of normal day to day life.The host was charming, informative and helpful in arranging sightseeing, guides as well as local knowledge on...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 7 February 2009

I had never been to Egypt, and I was bringing my son to show him a bit of the world. Mara was welcoming, helpful, and fed us wonderful food. I felt like I had a friend in Egypt. Everything was clean and well kept. It was a wonderful experience. If you want to go to Luxor and really feal a...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 1 February 2009

Mara House was a wonderful place to stay in Luxor. I travelled there with my family and all agreed that Mara House was the highlight of our trip to Egypt! We were picked up at the airport by one of Mara's employees who was extremely helpful and courteous. Once we arrived, we knew that we had chosen the right place...

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London
Reviewed 31 January 2009

Mara House was an absolute delight to stay in. After dusty and noisy Cairo, it was like a breath of fresh air to arrive in Luxor and discover Mara House. We had two rooms - a double and a twin - the rooms were large and spacious, with a living room, kitchenette and a lovely and large bathroom. We could...

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USA
Reviewed 30 January 2009

Mara's House was the perfect place to stay in the city of Luxor. We stayed in a room with a huge living/family room, a kitchenette, 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, and a balcony. It was the perfect place for a family who wants more space than a cramped hotel room. The hotel was clean, Egyptian in feel, and comfortable. Besides the...

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Liverpool UK
Reviewed 29 January 2009

An exceptional hotel run by an exceptional lady. Mara the best hostess on the Nile since Cleopatra runs this hotel with elan. Vibrant and energetic , she knows all there is to know and 'not know' about Luxor'. If you want to sample Egyptian cuisine, at its best, prepared in an immaculate kitchen - this is the spot. Nothing is...

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Wiltshire
Reviewed 25 January 2009

Just got back to the UK after travelling around the world for 12 months with my family. Mara is a delightful human being and is passionate about making sure every one of her guests has a great experience of Egypt. She works tirelessly with her team to present a gorgeous Egyptian home-from-home. It really is beautiful and spotlessly clean. Mara...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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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 - $85 (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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