- We only have two rooms registered with Airb&b but we have 10 rooms available. Always a good idea to check with us regarding availability even if the calendar shows we are fully booked. Room rate varies according to single or double occupancy with a maximum occupancy of 2 guests per room.
- This is not a hotel
Guests may assume this is a hotel because we have so many rooms available. But this is our home. Other than the building number,there are no external signs, billboards or blinking neon arrows indicating our building offers residential accommodation.
- NOTA BENE: If you are making a reservation on behalf of a third party you must state so clearly in the correspondence. We reserve the right to decline to host a person that arrives at our door whom is not the person we have been communicating with.
DO PAY ATTENTION:
- When making your way to us, remember that despite the existence of street names, in Jordan nobody uses addresses; least of all taxi drivers. Please do not roam the vicinity of our residence asking people in the street (or, worse still, the Tourist Police station located on our street) where the "hotel" is. This is not a hotel and if you intend on catching a cab from the airport to come to our location, for the same rate of JD20 we suggest you allow us to send you a taxi from our partner office here in Amman. In order to arrange a transfer with our partner office, forward your flight details to us three days prior to your arrival.
- We provide non smoking, environmentally and pet friendly Residential Accommodation ideal for medium to long term stays. Included in the lease we offer rather comfortable rooms and showers and a significant degree of security and privacy that only hotels can rival... but we are not a hotel. In fact, this is our home. We live on the ground floor and the guest rooms are on the upper floors. We have several dogs, cats and turtles around the house too.
When staying with us, we also invite you to our family breakfast every day except Friday. Breakfast is varied, cooked to order and includes bacon as too, occasionally and probably too often to be sensible, Bloody Mary. All rooms have private bathrooms, TV, Wi-Fi, fridge, central heating and air conditioning. On the second floor there is a lounge with Wi-Fi, a kitchen with all day tea & coffee making facilities, an espresso maker and a dining table so you may prepare your own breakfast on Fridays for example (because we don't offer breakfast on Friday you see). The roof terrace on the third floor is equipped with Wi-Fi, a dining table, sun beds, a rowing machine as well as some free weights and mats for guests to exercise in the open air. On Monday evenings at 7pm, guests can join yoga sessions on the roof with Reem. Please note we don't serve breakfast on Friday.
For an unexpected surprise, ask us about Jordanian wine.
Our home is located in Jabel Webdeh which by Jordanian standards is a "historic" neighborhood dating, as it does, from the 1950s.
-Jabel Webdeh is currently undergoing a revival. Our building is adjacent to the Italian embassy and is located 200m from the French Cultural Center and is within walking distance of the two most prominent art galleries in Amman: The Modern Art Gallery and Darat El Funun. Within walking distance are also a handful of cafes, some antiques stores and relatively well stocked convenience stores. Down town is 15min walk away (Husseini Mosque, Hashem Restaurant, Auberge Restaurant, Duke's Diwan, Central Post Office) and the Rainbow Street area is 25min away but there is a steep hill to get there on foot. The Abdali Friday market is a 20min walk away too.
-If you intend to only visit the main sites in Jordan, you will find numerous good tour operators that can arrange visits for you. On the other hand, if you wish to do something different and/or more active we can arrange the following activities:
ACTIVITIES / RUNNING / MARATHONS / SKY DIVING
We can arrange a wine tasting of the local St. George wine 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.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$40 / night after the first guest|
|Weekly Price:||$630 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2520 /month|
|Check In:||9:00 AM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)|
I had a privileged peek into Guido world as he squeezed me into his family quarters due to being overbooked. A gracious host with warm friends and family!
The building is fantastic, full of character, like Guido, and easy to navigate to/from once you have your bearings. The bedroom was wonderful, bed cozy and bathroom beyond tidy. I especially loved the collage of family photos on the wall and fresh air through the window. My time in Jordan was short, though many ups and downs – I was pleased to end here…a little pocket of relative sanity and order. And a lemon tree!
Guido booked a car for my return to the airport, which was really helpful and a fantastic experience on its own. I would definitely stay here again! Five stars!
We spent a week staying at By the Lemon Tree whilst in Amman for work and couln't have found a better spot.
The location was both convinient and peaceful, the house was spotless and the breakfasts extremely hearty!
Guido and his family were exceptionally welcoming. They helped to arrange transport and went out of their way to keep my baby daughter happy.
I will definitely stay again next time I am in Jordan.
I can't say enough good things about this place. From the minute we walked in the door, we were treated like family. Guido is an amazing host and loves to engage in conversation, which we found most refreshing. Breakfast is out of this world and provided some comforts we had long been without since we started our trip. The place is simply amazing and in a great spot. Great family, great home, great location.
I was in Amman on business and am so glad I found this place! The rooms are done to a higher standard than 99% of hotels I've stayed in. It has a beautiful living area to relax in, including kitchen and washing facilities, a lovely roof terrace, and possibly the best breakfast I've ever had in the delightful garden. Guido came and sat with me to chat even though I came down late for breakfast. The room was quiet and the bed very comfortable. I honestly cannot fault this place. And nice to find somewhere that realises the importance of functioning wifi! They have multiple routers with different companies so that if one should fail, you always have backups. Hotels could learn from this! Also, the neighbourhood is one of the best in Amman. I will be back for sure.
While Guido insists this is not a hotel, By The Lemon Tree is the most charming, welcoming, comfortable, professionally-run B&B we've ever seen.
The room was beautiful, the view from the roof is stunning, the rooftop yoga class was a joy, breakfast by the tree was delicious... and between that and after-yoga drinks, it's just an amazing place to stay and meet fellow travelers from all over the world.
Excellent location, too. Even the very pretty pictures don't really do the place justice.
All in all, we truly can't recommend this one heartily enough. We hope to come and stay again.
p.s. if you're taking a taxi, Paris Circle is pronounced "Doo-war Barees" with a B
An amazing find. Beautiful place, comfortable, homely, clean, delicious breakfast, and truly fantastic hosts. We enjoyed it so much we came back two more times during our time in Jordan. With all sincerity, we would recommend a stay at 'By the Lemon Tree'.
We had a wonderful time at By the lemon tree. The house is very nice, with all the facilities you might need during your stay (like a kitchen, washing machine etc.). There also is a great roof terrace. The location is good. There are some nice restaurants and a supermarket nearby and you can walk to downtown. In addition Guido and his family are very kind!
Myself and all that stayed at By the Lemon Tree called it a haven. Guido is the perfect BandB host with experience in hotel management, and residence with his family at this place. I always looked forward to breakfast for food and conversation with the other guests. Guido would often invite us for wine and companionship in the evening. The facilities are always clean. There are at least 3 employees who keep everything spotless. I recommend this above the 5-star hotel experience. I was there for business travel, and found a home.
What a fantastic staff and an immaculately clean, modern, and beautiful villa! By The Lemon Tree was far better than a hotel as the intimate setting allowed for good bonding with other tenants and the staff felt like family I could trust. The breakfasts were unique and tasty in a romantic, communal atmosphere, overlooking a quaint garden. The rooftop is an awesome spot with furniture ideal for entertaining or sunbathing.
I was sick while in Jordan and Rowena went above and beyond her role and made me chicken soup for lunch. Lisa, Jodee, and Rowena are all so loving and friendly - I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.
Beautiful room. With the added bonus of a lovely common space. Guido and his wife (and beautiful daughter) were very welcoming to us during our stay. Being able to meet and talk with locals at a small gathering was much appreciated, especially after a 12 hour flight! There is plenty around the B&b. check out Beit Setti cooking class - 3 minute walk down the street and an excellent experience!