Meet Our Family
Ali – The Boss ( so he likes to think )
Dervişe – General Manager ( the real boss)
Gülten – Reservations, Marketing & PR Manager
Ahmet – Restaurant & Events Manager
Ayşe – Artist & Front Desk Manager
Afet – External Relations
How It All Started …
The Almond Holiday Village Hotel In Kyrenia was built from scratch with a tremendous amount of hard work, belief & passion by current owner and director Mr. Ali Riza Asik. He bought the land in 1994, which was very dry and occupied with dead trees… Only a few trees to include “wild almond trees“ survived the lack of water and attention before purchase…But the beauty of the “Flowering Almonds” – “The Eternal Symbol of Hope & Constancy” bewildered Ali , thus giving us our name…and the story behind our logo…
The Almond Holiday Village – Restaurant & Hotel in Kyrenia , officially opened their doors to business on the 16th of April 1999. Since then Ali, Dervişe and their children, Gülten, Ahmet, Ayşe & Afet have been proudly running their much loved business together. The family see their business as welcoming guests to their own home and their aim is to make sure each and every guest has a comfortable & memorable stay and enjoy Northern Cyprus as well as The Almond.
Ali started building on his land after purchasing a lorry & JCB. He did most of the work to include clearing out the land, digging out our pool and carrying stones from the Karpaz Peninsula (the panhandle of Cyprus) for all our walls and landscapes. It took him 5 years to complete his dream. Quite a few interesting & hilarious stories are hidden in each and every corner of the complex….
In 1999, The Almond Holiday Village – Restaurant & Hotel in Kyrenia started off with only the Mezzanine Villas, reception (main building), indoor restaurant, pool & pool terrace. In 2001 the hotel rooms were added on top of the main building. In 2006, after purchasing an adjacent piece of land to The Almond, the 2 bedroom cottages were added, which bring us to the current landscape. In December 2011 The Almond Holiday Village Hotel & Restaurant introduced a new unique underground Convention Lounge – The Almond Lounge – to the complex providing guests a venue they can , enjoy live entertainment and special events, or even book their own parties, special occasions, conferences and conventions in a truly magnificent ambiance. Ali & his family are very keen on make yearly improvements therefore regularly maintain & refurbish their complex to make sure their new and regular guests are not disappointed.
Who We Are …
Ali and his family have a 100% Turkish Cypriot Heritage and a passionate attention to detail which together with traditional Cypriot family culture, hospitality and friendliness will embrace you in an informal yet very professional way as soon as you walk through the Almond doors… The efficient service and family hospitality is guaranteed throughout your stay. Each family member has superb knowledge of the Island and its history and would be more than happy to assist you with anything you wish to know. With the advantage of having lived in the UK all the family is fluent English speaking. The family live on site, available 24/7, therefore you can rest assured that any unexpected situation will be easily and quickly dealt with. Many of our staff have been with us since the beginning and are considered as part of the family. You will find that nothing is too much trouble for the Almond family and staff as they are all eager to make your stay the most enjoyable. The Almond Family does not only consist of family members and staff but also their very much loved pets.Ali & family are also passionate collectors of antiques and “museum quality” ethnographic items – which are artfully displayed in every corner of their delightful complex, adding to its unique character & charm, separating itself distinctively from other Kyrenia hotels.
What We Offer …
Legendary hospitality, friendliness, professionalism, tradition, comfort, tailored service, cleanliness, excellent examples of traditional & world cusine…all in a lovely relaxing family enviroment…We do our very best to provide everything to make your holiday the best one yet as customer satisfaction is our most important aim…
Our Awards …
The Almond Holiday Village Hotel & Restaurant proudly enjoy a very high percentage of repeat guests – Customer satisfaction is our most important aim. Our reputation has been evidently confirmed by our guests on the popular & objective travel site
Travellers Choice Awards 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017.
The Almond Hotel Holiday Village & Restaurant Tripadvisor rated as;
No 1 Hotel in Cyprus ( 2008 – 2012)
No 1 Hotel in North Cyprus ( 2008 – 2017 )
No 1 Hotel in Kyrenia District North Cyprus ( 2008 – 2017)
No 1 Hotel in Alsacak – Karavas North Cyprus ( 2008 – 2017)
2014 – TRNC Tourism Ministry Award For “Great Sucess in Customer Satisfaction”