We spent only one night in this wonderful, warm and well-run hotel in Luxor. The suites are super clean, have authentic decor, and there are some very nice pieces of art on the walls. Also, they are extremely spacious!
We have arranged transportation from the airport to the hotel through Mara at a fixed price (a rarity in Egypt), and the driver was so welcoming and accommodating to our wishes, that he ended up driving us around for 40 min (instead 10) so that we could grab the best falafel in Luxor (the takeout place was unfortunately located on the other side of the town from the hotel). The trip was fully worth while, and if you are driven by Mouhamed, do ask him to take you there.
We had a brief chance to chat with Mara the following morning, and she is a truly delightful and warm person. You feel in Mara House like you're in a friend's house. We stayed in Luxor only one day so we didn't have a chance to enjoy Mara House, but if ever in Luxor again would definitely go back there.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Mara House Hotel Luxor
- Mara Hotel Luxor