Curious about the real Egypt? Wondering what daily life is like here? Then Mara House is what you are looking for. Located behind the train station, only a 15 min walk from Luxor Temple, Mara House is nothing like a regular hotel – apart from the fact that we give you a bed and feed you. Mara House is not on the tourist strip.
The decor is somewhat reminiscent of what you might have found in a rather grand Egyptian family home perhaps a hundred years ago. Amr – the House Manager is also our amazing chef. You could give him a dish and by his taste alone he would shortly reproduce it. Having said that – our food is traditional, healthy and wholesome Egyptian/Middle Eastern cuisine which Amr learned mostly from his mother at a very young age. Amr has been at Mara House for over 12 years. He takes care of it and our guests like they are his own.
Amr’s Salahadeen Feast took us to #1 on TripAdvisor when our restaurant was open to the public. These days we reserve the Feast for our in-house guests only.
Your accommodation is not only a hotel room – it is a suite. It contains between 1 -3 bedrooms, a private sitting room and bathroom (shower, no bath). Our beds are comfortable, our water is hot and our standard of cleanliness/hygiene in all areas of the house is first class.
Mara House has a sun terrace filled mostly with cacti and bougainvillea where you can relax and it is especially enjoyable at night. We always have clear skies so if you like star-gazing you will truly enjoy this space.
We have been helping our guests organise their sightseeing since 2005. While we are happy to have you stay at Mara House without taking our tours, I have no problem saying you will be missing out on meeting our exceptional Egyptologist – Mohamed Ahmed.