Fully furnished accommodation with private bathroom. Includes 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 and not require hand holding daily.
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 WHEN NOT NEEDED
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.
By the Lemon Tree was a fantastic experience. Guido was helpful from the first email to the last good bye. The building is super nice and the common areas and bed rooms are nicely decorated. My husband and I stayed there during the Jana blizzard and we were warm and comfortable. There was sufficient hot water for showers and the kitchen was always accessible for tea and coffee which was nice when coming in from the cold. I would highly recommend By the Lemon Tree and will definitely stay there if I return to Amman.
I was very fortunate that a friend had recommended this place to me and that I was able to stay at By The Lemon Tree. I adore this Airbnb listing. I have travelled using Airbnb in the US, across Europe, and now in Jordan and this is by far one of the best places I have ever experienced. The place is spotlessly clean. Beautiful and gleaming white counters. The shower had hot water with very comfortable water pressure. The living room is comfortable and the space is inspiring. The room was calming, the bed and pillows were very comfortable. All the towels, sheets, linens were very clean. Large windows abound. The rooftop has a magnificent view of Amman at night and during daylight. The location is fantastic, a historical neighborhood and truly a close (5 minute) walk to Paris Circle. And the food is great. The people are great too. Guido and his wife were very sweet. I have already recommended this place to my friends and if or when I return to Amman, this is where I want to stay again.
simply the best airbnb room. better than most star hotels. convenient location, easy to find and quiet neighborhood.
guido is a great host who is easy going and can provide all the info you need in amman. great stay.
By the lemon tree is by far the best B and B ever!!! It's lovely, super clean and is very safe. Guido went out of his way to make us feel welcome. We loved his place and his cats. He treated us to a fantastic breakfast which we completely loved. If I ever go back to Amman, I will definitely stay only at guido's.
Fantastic house! Great view, great amenities, fantastic interior, great neighborhood, and very welcoming host! Despite our last minute booking, he made sure we could arrive at any time that was convenient for us. Great experience!
Yet another fantastic stay 'By the Lemon Tree'. My colleagues and I look forward to returning next year. And the year after that.
My colleague and I first stayed here in June 2013 and have just come to the end of another wonderful time By The Lemon Tree is a hidden gem of Amman and I cannot rate it highly enough. Guido and his family are incredibly kind and hospitable, and constantly strive to ensure that guests are comfortable. One of the things I like most (perhaps tied with the most wonderful staff and the fantastic breakfasts in the garden) is that guests have the privacy of a hotel, but also the warm, laid-back and friendly atmosphere of a family home. I cannot recommend By The Lemon Tree highly enough and look forward to my next visit!
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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.