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Mara House

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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2 helpful votes 2 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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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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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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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 

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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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Address: Salah Al Din Al Ayoubi | Luxor, Luxor, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Mara House Hotel Luxor
Mara Hotel Luxor
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Luxor
#5 Family Hotel in Luxor

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