Tired but happy at Mara House

This is a photo of me at Mara House with two lovely guests in 2010 – see how tired I looked? Well that was a lovely tiredness because it came from long hours at the computer 7 days a week, answering emails, taking bookings for Mara House and our Salahadeen Restaurant – and mostly refusing bookings because we were booked out – by Jan 2011 we were booked solid up to mid-May 2011. Since then there have been many days I longed to be tired again for the same reasons!

The good news is it is now just past 8pm, my shoulders ache and I am soooo exhausted! You might well wonder why I would be happy to be exhausted. Well, for the first time since 2011 I have been taking bookings and deposits non-stop since around 8am this morning, and I do mean TAKING BOOKINGS, not answering questions or giving quotes – just taking bookings, maybe I have died and gone to hotel heaven 🙂  I have no objection to being tired for this reason 7 nights a week…going to bed very contented tonight! Sooo happy!!


Hi, I'm from Ireland and I built Mara House, a small, family run, unique boutique hotel in Luxor in 2003.....My promise is to deliver quality service, traditional food, comfort, enjoyable experiences, up-front pricing, no hidden extras.....PLUS I answer all your emails personally..... I provide professional, qualified tour guides who do NOT divert you to shops, restaurants etc. for commission.....We are best suited to people who like to be taken care of from airport entry to airport departure, people who want to avoid hassle, scams and tourist traps.....You deal directly with me and Mara House is NOT bookable via TripAdvisor nor any other online hotel website.Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara

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