About this listing
Fully furnished accommodation with private bathroom. All utilities and Wi-Fi, along with access to a fully equipped kitchen with washer & dryer, a glorious roof terrace, tea & coffee making facilities, bottled water and cleaning products
By The Lemon Tree is not a hotel. This is our house. We live on the ground floor whilst the guest rooms and kitchen are located upstairs and are accessible through a separate entrance.
By The Lemon Tree is not suitable for tourists that require assistance on a daily basis. Our guests must be self sufficient without requiring hand holding on a daily basis.
Although we only have two rooms registered with Airb&b, we have 10 rooms available. It is always a good idea to check with us regarding availability even if the calendar shows we are fully booked.
A roof terrace with some exercise equipment, a fully equipped kitchen with coffee and tea making facilities.
Bottled water, cleaning products and laundry detergent are also made available.
Interaction with Guests
Since summer 2014, we live in an entirely different world. At By The Lemon Tree we have observed a very quick and significant change in the economic and social landscape and we have adapted to the new reality. Hence the elaborate breakfasts we had become known for, are no longer included in the new rates. We will however, offer a light continental breakfast that will be set out in the common area of the building.
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, the citadel (a bit more than 20min), the Roman amphitheater and the Husseini Mosque. And, of course, the Italian embassy is just next door.
Yellow taxis are convenient and inexpensive if you can hold your own with drivers that will try to avoid using the meter. Public transport is indeed capillary but information is posted in Arabic
Other Things to Note
Street addresses are not used in Jordan. You won't be able to get in a cab and be taken to an address. Refer to "Location" for instructions on arriving By The Lemon Tree
Let us know what time you are planning on arriving By The Lemon Tree. This is important particularly if you are planning on arriving later than 8pm!!!
DO NOT PLACE LUGGAGE ON BEDS - Luggage is dragged around and picks up a number of unwanted bugs and pathogens. Help us keep our premises as clean as possible. Keep luggage on the floor or on tables.
Water usage and saving tips – read attentively
In this building we recycle gray water. All water coming from sinks and showers is recycled and is used to feed the toilets and to water the garden.
DO NOT DISPOSE OF CHEMICALS AND/OR ORGANIC MATERIAL IN BATHROOM SINKS AND SHOWERS. Chemicals and organic waste can be disposed of in the bidet, the toilet and the kitchen sink.
Please note that in Jabel Webdeh, water is distributed once a week on Wednesday night.
If you have children – help them moderate water usage (showers) and ensure they do not play with the shower on the terrace consuming the building’s water supply.
Tips: shut off tap whilst you brush your teeth or when you soap-up in the shower. When washing dishes, use paper towels to wipe excess dirt from all dishes then use a bowl of soapy water to wash them and, finally, rinse all dishes in one go.
!!! Pay particular attention to toilets that may run after flushing. If you are unable to stop the flow of water, shut off the toilet water supply (lower left hand side of toilet) and call (website hidden) sets
Press the top left hand button to choose
•Video 2 – is connected to the satellite receiver offering a range of free to air satellite channels
•TV – Is connected to the perimeter cameras monitoring the outskirts of the building
There are three Wi-Fi routers
The lounge, kitchen and dining area on the second floor and the roof on the third floor are common areas used by resident guests. You are asked to keep it neat and in order for the enjoyment of everyone.
PLEASE HELP US SAVE ENERGY – TURN OFF LIGHTS AND THE A/C WHEN NOT NEEDED
We realize that when you check-in with a group of friends it is fun to run around the building leaving all doors open. We are not against this practice but we ask that when you do so, you at least shut off the air conditioning.
If you have any questions, call:
•Guid(phone number hidden) or Rowena – (phone number hidden)
General Instructions for the apartment
There are filters at floor level on the front panel that require verification and cleaning after five uses of the machine.
There are filters in the door and in the lower lip of the drum that require cleaning from lint after every use.
Dryer filters are made of mesh. Wipe gently with your fingers without pressing too hard on the mesh.
Great place, great hosts, great location, nice laid back neighborhood with some cool low key food/drink options nearby too, yet a nice walk downtown to the busy parts and sights, particularly when you find the right stairway shortcuts!
Great host, welcomed after a long long flight, deliriously tired (can't sleep a wink on planes sadly). Comfy room, clean place, nice area, quiet, nice firm bed, brilliant breakfast. More for long term stayers but Definately try to do it if in the area, I am going back there soon if that's any indication.
The host was wonderful, very accommodating and entertaining. The breakfast was delicious and nutritious. The rooms were beautifully appointed, clean and very comfortable. Very nice neighborhood...Welcome it highly!
Lovely stay in a peaceful, well-located b&b. Comfortable, clean, and quiet room... nice common area with great extras (laundry, good wifi, roof access)... Terrific breakfast and lots of cats! Would recommend to any friend staying in Amman.
Guido was an amazing host! The room was very well put together, and he was amazingly accommodating. When the flight of the person who I was supposed to be traveling with was delayed, he was rapidly able to change the time someone could arrive at the airport to get me, and very thoughtfully offered to reimburse the difference in cost between single and double occupancy. The breakfast is amazing too, and I would recommend the Lemon Tree to anyone.
I am sûre there is not a best place on amman for stay! Ultra clean very well located, thé room was like a 5 stars hôtel! Guido and her wife were excellents hosts ( Léa their daughter adorable 3) .. the personal of thé house very kind and efficient , the breakfast was delicious!! I ll come back next time i ll visit amman! Absolutely recommend it!
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About the Host, Guido
I am Italian. My maternal grand father whom was a surgeon, arrived in what is today Jordan in 1921 to build the Italian hospital. My grandfather served in Jordan till the late 60s and along the way built also a second hospital in Karak.
Although I was born in Jordan, I grew up in Italy. I returned to Jordan in 2002 to assist my mother whom was not well. Eventually I met my future wife whom I married. We have a daughter and we live here on the premises By The Lemon Tree.