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Mara House

Salah Al Din Al Ayoubi | Luxor, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #3 of 56 hotels in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two week stay with the good people at Mara House. These days it is skeleton crew keeping the place ticking over; so a little bit the feel of being on a ghost ship. Despite difficult times with very low bookings all over Luxor they manage to maintain good standards. In fact this time there was actually another guest in residence... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

I had planned to stay at a 5 star hotel in Luxor but cancelled my booking after reading reports on Mara House on Trip advisor. I loved staying at Mara House which I found homely, comfortable and the staff and Mara very accommodating and friendly. Mara arranged transfers from Aswan with stops to Luxor and a taxi on the West... More

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2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

"We had a wonderful stay at Mara House last month, and the real gem is the proprietor Mara Vaughn. Although her place is beautiful, immaculately kept and hospitable, it was Mara who singlehandedly assisted me and my fiancee plan the trip of our lives to Egypt. She was giving and kind, helping me throughout the months leading up to our... More

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Mara_House, Owner at Mara House, responded to this review

Hi Jason, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing and detailed review - in these times especially your actions are much appreciated. I especially appreciated your recognition of my genuine intention to do what I can to help visitors experience the best of Egypt and it is such a shame for everyone that the... More

Perth, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at Mara's House in both Cairo and Luxor. Both Mara and Stephen were most helpful and welcoming to us, and kept us clear of the usual tourist traps that are rife in Egypt. They even recognised our food poisoning symptoms before we did and gave us special 'Egyptian grade' medication to prevent the onset, so we owe our whole... More

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I recently visited Egypt and spent a week in Luxor. While there I stayed at Mara House and was very pleased and welcomed. I loved the house and Mara's service was outstanding. I was there during the month of August and always felt safe and absolutely in no danger whatsoever. It was such an enjoyable place to visit. The temples,... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Mara is a very unique hostess. Her determination and skills of matriarchal wisdom resound with dogmatic focus. The digs are very clean and, the building as a fortress is very secure. The neighborhood is another story. The House is located away from the hustle and bustle of hotel and history "strip." The breakfast is above par, and bountiful. You may... More

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I strongly recommend this hotel. Not only is a beatiful place, with a delicious and well served breakfast, but also its owner is a lovely person. She organized everything to me in Luxor. Tours, transportation, guide, everything. Mara made things easier. I felt like at home. I learned a lot. Visit LUXOR. Go MARA HOUSE!

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Milan, Italy
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

a woderful experience. Mara is a great owner and she was able to satisfy all our desires. she provived food even if the restaurant was closed, organized a complete tour of luxor and was ready to respond quickly to our every request for change from our arrival to airport to our departure. the b&b is clean, well furnished, quiet and... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

My son and I really enjoyed our short one-night stay at the end of June 2013. We were the only guests at the time as tourism has suffered so much since the Revolution but verything was calm - too calm - Luxor was like a ghost town everywhere - apparently only a 3% occupancy rate these days. GO TO LUXOR!!!... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We stayed at mara house about three years ago if not longer and we will return without a doubt. Mara house is clean beautiful relaxed and charming and the owner more helpful than many i have seen before. One of my most beautiful memories of this place was sitting on the roof top terrace with a drink listning to the... More

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Also Known As:
Mara House Hotel Luxor
Mara House Hotel
Mara Hotel Luxor
Address: Salah Al Din Al Ayoubi | Luxor, Luxor, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Luxor
#12 Romantic Hotel in Luxor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mara House is a newly refurbished hotel 10 mins. walk from the train station and Luxor Temple. Three course Salahadeen Egyptian feast on request. Fully licensed bar downstairs and roof terrace. Special offers available on accommodation/tours packages. Irish owned and run. ... more   less 
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