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Mara House

Salah Al Din Al Ayoubi | Luxor, Luxor, Egypt
Mara House
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It had been a childhood dream to visit Egypt but so many things, especially at this time, seemed to say "Don't go!" However, after reading Mara's detailed and reassuring essays on every possible topic, I went. My goals were simple: see as many of Luxor's temples, relax, eat local food, learn about customs. With an efficient manager (Ahmed), awesome chef... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I just finished a 3 day stay at Mara House and I wanted to take the time to let others know about this incredible hotel. Nestled in a back road away from the normal tourist strip, Mara House provides a unique opportunity to live in an Egyptian residential neighborhood. It is easy to walk to surrounding attractions and restaurants, but... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I had a great visit to Mara House this April. The place itself was very comfortable and everyone extremely welcoming and helpful. I had been looking forward to the 'feast' which sadly they weren't able to put on due to numbers, but to make up for it they prepared for me an individual home cooked Egyptian meal which was just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I did not stay at Mara House but I contacted Mara for general advice on traveling to Luxor and to book my tours. If you decide not to stay at Mara House please book your tours through her. I had two tours on two separate days with Mohamed Ahmed. The first day I visited the Luxor Temple, Valley of the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I never write reviews but I was so happy with my stay at Mara House that I thought I should share. I happened across Mara House's Web site when I was researching my itinerary for Egypt. The information on the Web site about Egypt, sight-seeing, and tips for travelers was so helpful that I decided to stay at Mara House.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

You enter this lovely lodging through a very ornate entrance and immediately you feel the peace and tranquility of a beautifully decorated Egyptian home. It was our first visit to Egypt and everything is sonew and unfamiliar but Ahmed, our host,greeted us so warmly with offers of tea and conversation, that we felt relaxed and at home. Ahmed took such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Mara House is a fantastic place to base yourself so as to explore the area The rooms are clean tidy and tastefully decorated to an Egyptian theme The place is very well managed by Ahmed and everyone is looked after by Amr who is a great cook when it comes to authentic Egyptian food I was able to engage Mara... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Wow, what a great experience I had in Luxor with Mara House. The staff was incredible, the food they had was excellent. They even helped you with tipping advice, stomach bug issues, a great mini bar including local wine and arranging my tours and airport pickups. Loved it there! In a time when tourism is down, it's great to support... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

From the first exchange of emails, Mara was very generous with her advice not only in regards to my planned stay in Luxor but also in regards to the whole trip. No question, query was too much trouble and she basically became my travel adviser for this holiday in Egypt I had been dreaming about for years. Staying at Mara... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Mara House was recommended to me by a friend who had used Mohammed, Mara's excellent guide, the year before. I was not disappointed, the service and responsiveness was great, Mara was really helpful in setting us up with Mohammed as a guide for our two days in Luxor, the accommodation was clean, spacious and quiet. It's on a backstreet in... More 

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