By The Lemon Tree

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Hafeth Ibrahim Street, Amman, 11191, Jordan

Non smoking, environmentally and pet friendly Residential Accommodation ideal for medium to long term stays.

The Space

As we come up to the 2 year anniversary of our presence on Airbandb, I thought I’d take a look at the description of our home in view of refreshing it.
And lo! Re-reading the description felt like reading the Old Testament – don’t do this, don’t do that, if you do the other I shall visit my wrath upon you… A proclivity to flaunt my academic degrees in Quantum Pontification and Mental Onanism, showed.
So, here is an all new, all shiny, all singing and all dancing description.
Because some things never change, first things first. By The Lemon Tree is not a hotel. It isn’t and you should never, ever, use the word hotel when making inquiries with travel agents or sundry taxi drivers.

Most importantly, you shall refrain from roaming the vicinity of our house trundling your suitcases and accosting passers by or, worse still, popping into the Tourist Police station across the street, to ask where the “hotel” is.

By The Lemon Tree is not a hotel, therefore there are no signs or blinking neon arrows pointing to our house.

The second thing is that in Jordan, street addresses are not used. Nobody gives directions by giving a street address and taxi drivers are most definitely and thoroughly unaware of either the existence or the utility of street addresses.

Which brings me to the crux of this description.
To make your way here, you either know where you are going or, for the same rate as official taxis, you ask us to send you a taxi to pick you up from the airport or one of the bridges. By way of example, an airport transfer is JD20 for a regular car going one way.

I am not kidding. When making your way to By The Lemon Tree, plan ahead. I can’t even begin to tell you how many guests try to wing it and inevitably call in the middle of the night because they are being pinged around town senselessly.

Once you should make it here, By The Lemon Tree you will find environmentally and pet friendly accommodation, a high degree of privacy and security and, for this part of the world, an unusual breakfast offering such delicacies as bacon and Bloody Mary.

Pet friendly because we have 4 dogs, 8 cats, 3 tortoises and some birds of course.

In closing, I would also like to remind you that if the people pulling up at our gate are not the people whom we have corresponded with, we reserve the right to send you packing. In other words, if you are making a booking for someone other than yourself, you will tell us beforehand.

How would you like to come stay with us then?

If the mundanity of walking around the country looking at vestiges of the past gets to you, here is something else you could do...


We can arrange a wine tasting of the local St. George wines that have won several gold, silver and bronze medals in prestigious blind tastings in Tokyo, Berlin and Paris.

If you enjoy running, you can join me on Friday morning and one or two other times during the week for short 8 to 12 Km runs around town. For Trail Running enthusiasts, there are two unmissable events yearly. There is the Full Moon Desert Marathon in May, and the Mad Dog Desert Marathon in August and we can guarantee entry in all of them.

We also organize an annual sky diving meet in February/March look us up at Flashback Adventures on the web.

Guest Access

A roof terrace, a kitchen with coffee and tea making facilities as well as an Espresso maker.

The Neighborhood

By Jordan's standards, Jabel Webdeh is a historic neighborhood dating, as it does, from the 50s. Within 20 minutes on foot, you can reach the Abdali Friday Flee Market, the Gallery of Modern Art, the French Cultural Center, Darat El Funun, Dar Al Anda, coffee shops, little snack counters, two reasonably well stocked supermarkets, a hospital, Hashem's and Auberge restaurants and the Husseini Mosque. And, of course, the Italian embassy is just next door.

Getting around

The only convenient public transit is taxis... everything else is a lottery.

Other Things to Note

We only have two rooms registered with Airbandb but we have 10 rooms available. It is always a good idea to inquire whether we have availability even if the calendar shows there isn't.

Maximum occupancy is 2 persons per room.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 8+
Beds: 10
Extra people: $45 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $630 /week
Monthly Price: $2520 /month
Check In: 9:00 AM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Guido was a very welcoming and entertaining host. The accommodation was first class and exceeded our expectations. It has a great lounge and kitchen area which is ideal for independent or longer stay guests. The roof garden is also a plus. Would definitely stay again

    April 2014
  • I booked By The Lemon Tree for a couple of friends because somebody has recommended it to me. They were absolutely happy with the experience, they found their room lovely, nicely decorated, big and comfortable. The common spaces were highly appreciated and they also loved the breakfast.
    Completely satisfied, highly recommendable.
    (Plus: Weibdeh is a beautiful area where to find some peace from Amman chaos)

    March 2014
  • Accueil personnalisé et attentionné tout au long de mon séjour.Beaucoup plus que ce qu'on peut attendre d'une chambre d'hôtes.
    Idéalement situé pour une visite d'Amman,ou plus,dans un quartier résidentiel.
    Décoration,proprete,service impeccables.
    Merveilleuse vue de la terrasse le soir.
    Sentiment de liberté et d'intimite.
    Merci a Guido et sa famille.

    March 2014
  • Can only repeat what I said earlier: Felt very much at home, loved the uncomplicated yet utmost welcoming and friendly hospitality, the rooftop and the breakfast! Hope, to return soon.

    February 2014
  • By The Lemon Tree was a great place to stay. It's a beautiful house with excellent facilities, a lovely common area to share with other guests, and delicious breakfast served in the morning. Guido is a great host who goes out of his way to help his guests with things such as airport transport etc. The house is conveniently located in one of Amman's nicest neighbourhoods. Highly recommended.

    February 2014
  • Nous avons passe la nuit de notre arrivée a Amman chez Guido. Tout s'est très bien déroulé, Guido nous a propose un taxi pour 20JD qui est venu nous chercher a l'aéroport et nous a emmené directement chez lui.
    La maison est magnifique, très propre, très moderne. Notre chambre était spacieuse, avec Tv, frigo, grand lit, superbe salle de bain.
    La maison est bien placée dans Amman, proche de restaurants et petits commerces.
    Petit dej exceptionnel le lendemain matin, préparé par les "nounous" de la maison qui sont adorables.
    Vraiment parfait pour prendre des forces et se faire chouchouter avant de partir pour une semaine de périple dans le désert! ;)

    January 2014
  • Guido's accommodations were top notch and in a great location downtown. If you are staying in Amman, this is the place to be. My girlfriend and I found it really easy to make our way to downtown Amman, the main Amman attractions like the Citadel and Roman Theatre, and popular Amman neighbourhoods like Rainbow Street. The room was clean and spacious and had a great bathroom, and the building has a great terrace and clean and modern common room. Guido was also a really nice guy. Finally, the breakfast was some of the best we had while in Jordan, made to order! You are a fool if you stay anywhere else in Amman!

    December 2013
  • I live in Webdieh, and rented the room on behalf of my mother and sister who came to visit for a week. We spent 3 nights in Amman (Sunday, Thursday & Friday). The house is amazing, and I can understand how it is well suited to those who are staying for longer than a night or two, as it has all you need to cook and relax. The views from the roof are just lovely. We didn't spend as much time there as other guests probably do, as my apartment is just down the street, but the time we did spend was great. It would have been nice to be there for evening cocktails or another breakfast (breakfast is not served on Fridays, and my family's flight was very early on Saturday morning) in order to really get your money's worth and enhance your stay. I would highly recommend the space for anyone visiting Amman, especially to those that don't have another place to call "home" during their stay.

    Something not worth taking a star off for, but worth noting, is that Guido and his family are nice enough to let the numerous stray cats in Amman in and out of their home (the cats are apparently vaccinated and are generally healthy looking). However, for those who may have an allergy or general unease around animals, it's worth knowing in advance that you will not be alone in the common areas!

    November 2013
  • Great place, close to downtown Amman but in a lovely quiet neighbourhood. Guido and his wife (and guests!) are really welcoming and the place is super clean, with great bathrooms. A very relaxed and beautifully kept place, both of us arrived and left very happy!

    November 2013
  • I traveled to Amman Jordan for the first time, to visit my daughter at school. Guido arranged for a cab to greet me at the airport at 12:30 a.m. in the morning. Upon my arrival, I was greeted by the driver and taken directly to the home. Wonderful service.

    The home is very very clean. It is just a short walk to the markets downtown. Very safe neighborhood. I was provided a fantastic breakfast. Great host. Would highly recommend anyone who visit Amman to stay with Guido.

    Thank you Guido

    November 2013
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By The Lemon Tree ... Hospitality with a difference
We are Italians living in Jordan since 1921 when my grandfather arrived here to build and run the Italian hospital - the first facility of its kind anywhere East of the river Jordan till Baghdad. I am newly married (2011) and we have a wonderful 14 months old girl
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