This is not a hotel
By The Lemon Tree is not a hotel. Other than the building number, there are no external signs, billboards or blinking neon arrows indicating our building offers residential accommodation. Do not tell drivers, car rental companies, travel agents or pizza delivery boys that we are a hotel. We cannot insist strongly enough that WE ARE NOT A HOTEL therefore THERE ARE NO SIGNS ON THE BUILDING, ON THE DOOR OR IN THE STREET.
We give you a street address and a rather specific description of our location along with a map; this information should largely suffice for most reasonable people to find us.
We provide pet friendly Residential Accommodation ideal for medium to long term stays. Included in the lease we offer personalized service and a significant degree of 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 rooms are on the upper floors. Breakfast is served by the lemon tree and we have several dogs, cats and turtles around the house.
Lease rates include breakfast every day except Friday. Breakfast is varied, cooked to order and includes bacon as too, occasionally, it includes 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 and a dining table so you may prepare your own breakfast on Fridays for example (because we don't serve 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.
Upon arrival, guests are offered some surprising wine. Please note there is no lift in the building and breakfast is not served on Friday.
Rates & Conditions
Lease rates - Single occupancy: US$85 per night - Double occupancy: US$100 per night.
(If paid in advance, there is a 10% rebate after the 10th night and a 15% rebate after the 30th night)
As a matter of courtesy when making a booking, do please give the names of all persons that will reside By The Lemon Tree
Please note that other than Friday, breakfast will not be served on December 25th, January 1st, and Easter Sunday (Catholic). Included in the room rate guests are offered a bottle of wine upon arrival and are invited for drinks and canapes weekly for a chance to chat and unwind.
To pay by credit card, please make your reservation through - www.airbandb.com - Alternatively, Jordan Dinars, any major Western currency or, better still, gold and silver coins are accepted at the prevailing rate on the day of settlement.
If you are reading this web site, we are putting on an offer you cannot refuse. Pick any two consecutive nights in July or August 2013 and you can stay By The Lemon Tree for US$70 per room per night (maximum occupancy 2 pax per room and subject to availability)
This offer is limited to a total of eight room nights over July & August 2013 - first come first served basis. NB: As of June 12th, only four room nights remain available for this offer.
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. You are warmly advised therefore to print the map you find under "Map & Points Of Interest" in the left hand column. Alternatively, if you intend on catching a cab from the airport, for the same rate 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.
Also, our building is "beside" the Italian Embassy. That is BESIDE or ADJACENT TO or NEXT TO the Italian Embassy. You are hereby discouraged from knocking at the embassy gates and engaging into and argument with the Carabiniere on guard whom, regardless the email you are pushing in his face, will tell you in no uncertain terms that you will not spend the night at the embassy. Whilst you are at it, do please also avoid asking for directions at the Tourist Police station located opposite the embassy. If you are by the embassy or the police station, you are about 50m from our door.
Finally, do remember too that we have several dogs and cats indoors and there is no lift (elevator) in the building. Did we mention breakfast is not served on Friday? Because it isn't you see. Seriously. We kid you not.
A note on reviews in the public domain (i.e. Tripadvisor)
Positive reviews in the public domain are greatly appreciated and sought after of course. If your experience By The Lemon Tree is positive, we certainly invite you to write about it. Nevertheless, we would rather you write something sober. Something along the lines: "It does what it says on the tin" will be largely sufficient because reviews that wax lyrical put us under pressure to outdo ourselves... whilst we would rather not be pressured to do too much you see.
On the other hand, we are far more interested in discussing the things you feel were missing or the things that were not as described or as expected. This gives us a chance to interact and eventually refine our service... although, any effort to suggest we should serve breakfast on Friday would be wasted because we won't.
That said, you should write and write liberally.
Looking forward to hosting you and we still won't serve you breakfast on Friday.
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