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Mara House

#5 of 57 Hotels in Luxor
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Salah Al Din Al Ayoubi | Luxor, Luxor, Egypt
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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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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful stay and great if you want to get away from the main tourist scene. I stayed there once before in 2010 and standards remain excellent although as with the rest of Luxor tourist numbers are well down and there was only one other set of guests. In Mara's absence the hotel was being run buy two young Egyptian chaps... More 

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Vancouver
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81 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were generally positive about our stay here, especially the size and furnishing of the rooms, the interesting neighbourhood, and especially the manager, Ahmed, who is exceptional, although likely not permanent since he is a medical student. He took us shopping twice, made excellent breakfasts, gave endless advice. We took 3 tours with Mara's guide, Mohammed and driver, Faisal. Both... More 

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Antwerp
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Mara House is a gem a few hundred meter behind the Luxor railway station. The beautiful, traditional house fulfils all the needs of a modern traveller: quiet, clean, good food, fast internet, roof terrace and extremely helpful staff. Mara House is an excellent location to remain a bit longer to experience the ‘real Luxor’ and not just rush through all... More 

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Hope, British Columbia, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you are going to stay in Luxor for a few days or for a more extended period, I strongly recommend Mara House. I have just completed my first visit to Luxor and have had a wonderful time. In fact I hope to return to Egypt next year and, if I do, I will certainly stay at Mara House when... More 

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Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Lovely hotel with wonderful staff. Lovely hotel with wonderful staff. Lovely hotel with wonderful staff. Lovely hotel with wonderful staff.Lovely hotel with wonderful staff.Lovely hotel with wonderful staff.

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Lyon, France
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Two weeks in family 2adults and 4 kids at Mara house in good standards. it is little excentred but is compensate by very good service and helpful. Rooms and hotel are nicely decorated by egyptian art. Thank you very much Mara

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San Francisco
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Don't even think about it. Just book a stay here. From the get go, Mara not only helped me book a stay in her lovely hotel, but gave invaluable help in planning our whole trip to Egypt. She gave us great advice on how many days to spend in each of the three locations that we were staying plus helped... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a great little place to stay in Luxor. It has character, is interestingly decorated, certainly not one of the sterile 5 star resorts that could be anywhere. It is very welcoming with nice rooms at a great price. It is located minutes from many attractions in Luxor. Mara herself is one of the friendliest people you will meet,... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

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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