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!!!
Everything in Luxor was just a short and inexpensive taxi ride away. We had no time for tours when we were there, but when I asked for info about a massage, Mara appeared with her cell phone and a spa on the other end of the line, and had negotiated a discount. Everything was just so easy.
The room was huge and clean - the suite had a separate airconditioned bedroom off a main sitting room which had a small kitchen as well. The price of the room was incredibly good value. The fridge was stocked with an assortment of drinks and snacks at extremely reasonable prices.
Mara is very engaging, and we spent a good amount of time talking about Egyptian politics, which were heating up again when we were there. She also described a very interesting project she was working on with the Souk vendors for a No Hassle shopping experience for tourists - something which will be very welcome.
We could have stayed anywhere in Luxor, but I wouldn't have changed places for anything - it was much more interesting at Mara House.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Mara House Hotel Luxor
- Mara Hotel Luxor