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Kansas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Mara House for 5 days in November 2016. It was the best hotel we had while in Egypt. Why? From the moment Mara's staff picked us up at the airport to the moment we checked out, we felt as if they really cared about us. They knew us on a first name basis and always greeted us...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a same sex male couple who recently travelled to Egypt. Mara House Luxor is off the beaten tourist track in a safe and respectable part of Luxor, Egypt is a country of contrasts and to really experience how Egyptians live, book your stay at Mara House and live amongst those who rely on working in the tourist areas....

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1Thank jamiepolich1
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're going to Luxor, it's worth spending a couple of days at Mara House. You'll feel like you're at home among friends! Never felt so safe traveling abroad - if you want to discover the mysteries of Egypt without the pileup of tourists, this is the time to go!

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1Thank tkikuchibr
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mara House is a truly special place in the world and much more than a place to lay your head. We have travelled to over 35 countries in Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Europe and have not experienced a better staff, guides, food, and accommodation. It is truly a home away from home. The Saladin Feast is one of the...

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1Thank SeeTheWorld47
New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mara's House is excellent and I'd stay here again. She's from Ireland but has been living in Egypt for a long time, so she knows a lot about the place. Hotel is spotless and she makes sure you feel great too. I used her touring services too not only in Luxor, but in Cairo, and she didn't dissapoint. Mohammed was...

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3Thank phuerta
australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mara House is little gem in Luxor. From the warm welcome by Ahmed the manager to the excellent services provided by Amr the chef, the driver and Mohammed the guide to the ancient Egyptian sites in the Luxor region, it was an experience to remember. The rooms were cool, extremely spacious, comfortable and spotlessly maintained. I would not hesitate in...

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed September 29, 2016

Firstly, I would like to thank Mara for arranging our travels in Luxor. She and Ahmed both stayed very much on top of the things that we were going to do on our itinerary. Secondly, our guide Mohamed and driver, Mahmoud, took good care of us. His vehicle could have been a bit more comfortable especially for tall people like...

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Coburg, Oregon
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

I'm just now getting around to writing reviews from my travel experiences this summer. I spent 4 nights and 5 days at Mara House and absolutely loved it. My room was VERY big, quiet, and comfortable. Mara's team does everything possible to make sure their guests have a comfortable, safe and pleasant stay. My luggage was lost during my flights...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We'd like to thank and recommend Mara's services for providing a safe, solid, and unforgettable tour of the Giza Plateau, Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Khan-el Khalili, and the Islamic district of Cairo. Mara was very straightforward and accessible via email as we booked our last-minute tour and thank goodness we did because arranging visits to these amazing sites in Cairo...

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New Zealand
Reviewed July 9, 2016

I've put off writing a review because I've been trying to think how to do justice to Mara House. Anyone who looks Luxor up online is bound to find the incredible resource that is Mara's website. There was never any question I was going to book my stay through her. But I wasn't prepared for how helpful and comprehensive a...

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mara House is an Irish owned boutique hotel catering to the tastes of independent travellers who want to be sure they experience the best of Egypt. Mara House can only be booked directly via email to Mara. We help with sightseeing and itinerary planning for all of Egypt and steer our guests clear of tourist traps and pitfalls. Holidays are so important to us all and great holiday memories make such a difference to our lives - Mara ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mara House

Address: Salah Al Din Al Ayoubi | Luxor, Luxor, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Nile River Valley > Luxor
Price Range: $25 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Mara House Hotel Luxor
Mara Hotel Luxor
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Luxor
#8 Romantic Hotel in Luxor
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“All the rooms are lovely--and I've stayed in most of them at one time or another.”
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“Bring ear plugs to muffle the call to prayer.”
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