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Mara House

#11 of 59 Hotels in Luxor
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

All the staff at Mara house really went above and beyond any reasonable expectations for generosity and kindness. Best food we had in Luxor, expert tours, and the chef volunteers to track down an ebony vase at the market for us at a great price. Good Times, Danny

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Mara carefully organized every detail of our vacation, airport transfer, 3 tours, flucca picnic at the Nile & a calesh ride around town. We also had 2 amazing dinners in their restaurant which is a must try! Rooms are clean, large, suite sized. Ahmed, the manager and Amr were extremely helpful. Mohamed, the tour guide is well knowledged. Mara House... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

While Mara House is not on the Nile, it is a fabulous place to stay. I was with my sister and we had a comfortable two bedroom suite. The manager Ahmed looked after us so well -- he arranged great tours of the Valley of the Kings and Abydos/Dendera as well as a reliable taxi driver and carleche. Strongly recommed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

This is a superb little hotel and I say this as a guest of many years. Indeed, I have visited "Mara House" in Luxor on 6 or 7 different occasions during the last 5 years and have always found it to be a wonderful experience. The help is polite and well-informed, they provide outstanding customer service and the rooms and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Mara House is far more than an absolutely fantastic place to stay. With Mara's guides and driver, I felt absolutely safe and looked after (I travelled as a single female). Her lovely and well-spoken English speaking staff were on hand by SMS and email throughout my entire Egyptian trip. Her drivers and guides have been with her for several years... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Having visited Cairo and Luxor, I can now relate to and appreciate what Mara writes in her blog. Sadly these are not cities to navigate on one's own and having Mara organise our tours took off a huge burden. All we did was immerse ourselves in the splendour of ancient Egypt. Mara House is an oasis to return to each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

We were picked up as promised at the airport even though our flight had been delayed. This boutique hotel is located on a quiet back street, which is great because of the noise on busy Egyptian streets. Our suite was great and perfect for traveling with our two kids. Ahmed and Amr were the staff during our stay and they... More 

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Mara House is exactly what we look for when travelling - a small boutique hotel that caters for guests tired of large hotels and indifferent service who want discreet, professional care from a team who know exactly what they're doing. It's the small things that count, right? Bedrooms are huge, the bed itself heaven; towels were plentiful, the water hot... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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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