Mara House Hotel Luxor

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Average rate: $71 - Hotel class: 3 stars
Off Salakhana St., Luxor, Egypt

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travelbug22 travelbu…
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Great value with tons of charm Dec 27, 2010
I loved Mara House! My dad and I stayed here in July 2010. I wanted to stay here after reading reviews online and thought it would offer a more realistic view of Luxor staying in a more residential area than along the Nile with all the other tourists.

We arrived at the airport and met Mara's driver. The van was roomy and air-conditioned. We arrived at Mara House and were greeted by Mara herself. We ended up sitting in the front room for over an hour talking with Mara and telling her about what we wanted to see. She listened and gave us some great advice and told us some amazing stories about ancient Egypt. Her advice to travel to Abydos and Dendra made our trip- they were by far some of the most amazing places we saw.

The suite we had was great. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchenette area, dining area, living room and balcony. The suite was HOT, as it was July and temps were well over 100 degrees (52C) during the day and there was no air conditioners in the main living area, but there was one in each bedroom- so sleeping was perfect!

Breakfast each morning was great! Juice, coffee, fresh fruit, bread, cheese and HB eggs.

The suite was clean and well cared for.

The bathroom was a little different as the shower head was in the middle of the bathroom and there was no stall. But it wasn't bad and I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated it at the end of the day. The laundry service was great-my clothes smelled amazing and the price couldn’t be beat. It was about $5 equivalent to have a whole pile done.

Mara was a wonderful host with great connections in Luxor, Whatever we asked for she knew just the place and who would be the best guide for us. Her son also runs an apartment in Cairo. (We met some women who had been living there for 2 months and had a great experience in Cairo at his place.)

I would highly recommend this hotel if you are interested in staying in a less touristy area, don’t want to break the bank and want some personal attention!!
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TravellingAuntie Travelli…
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Poor value Jan 21, 2010
Surprisingly highly recommended on Tripadvisor. It's walking distance to the train station and quiet, but lacking in amenities. We would have loved an extra mirror and towels. Breakfast is wonderful and plentiful.

Mara herself seems to need a vacation from Egypt. Rather negative and jaded, but very knowledgeable if you take her info with a grain of salt. For example, she told us the majority of tourists never leave their hotels in Luxor after their first time on the street because they're so uncomfortable with the touts. We couldn't wait to get out on the streets again!

If you've travelled in the developing world, Luxor is a breeze - nothing compared to Phuket or Cusco or other tourist cities. Venture out and enjoy!

$90 double room incl. breakfast. Laundry & mini bar items were very reasonably priced. One night had to be paid in advance - which was unusual for most of the hotels we reserved in Egypt.
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Mara House Hotel Luxor Overview

The Mara House Hotel Luxor is a boutique hotel in Luxor that offers guests a remarkably convenient location from which to enjoy their visit. The property is less than half of a mile from the Nile and the Luxor and Karnak Temple complex too. The Luxor Museum, popular marketplace or “souk”, and the Museum of Mummification are all within easy walking distance also. Guests can also stroll down to the waterfront to hire a felucca for a sunset cruise, or to head to the West Bank as well. The Mara House Hotel Luxor is located along Salahadeen Ayubbi which is 3.5 miles from the Luxor International Airport.

Guestrooms in the Mara House Hotel Luxor are equipped with high-speed Internet access, climate controls, room service, a minibar, a personal safe, and a large private bathroom.

When staying at the Mara House Hotel Luxor visitors can look forward to such facilities as an in-house restaurant specializing in Egyptian cuisine, 24-hour front desk service, banqueting facilities, a tour desk, laundry and dry cleaning services, airport shuttles, a concierge desk, free parking on the premises, a lounge with bar service, and meeting and conference rooms.

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