'' In Our Home Let Love Abide , and Bless All Those Who Step Inside ... ''
Hideaway Hotel is run by a Turkish - Belgian couple , Ahmet and Marie .
Ahmet was born and raised in Kas . He loves his country and his hometown and plans to continue to live in Kas as long as he can !
Marie is Belgian ( from the French speaking part of Belgium ) and her first trip to Turkey dates back to 2005 .
Every year , we have hundreds of visitors who ask us ‘ What ’s your story ? ” “ Marie , what brought you to Kas ? ”
Well , here it is :
Ahmet and I met in Kas in 2005 when I was traveling through Turkey for the first time with two friends . At the time , I was staying in a small pension that was run by Ahmet , a pension that his parents first established in the 1980's when tourism started to develop in Kas . He has been in the hospitality business since he was a child helping his parents run their pension . Later on he purchased a building in the same neighborhood , and created the “ Hideaway Hotel ” .
As for me , after many trips between Belgium and Kas , and later on between Kas and Ankara where I worked as a French teacher , in June 2007 I decided to move to Kas permanently and we started to run the business together .
As a couple , I think we bring great harmony and balance to the business . Ahmet is very knowledgeable about this area and loves to share his love for his hometown with other travelers . Being Turkish , he has this attitude of “ nothing is impossible ” and often surprises me arranging things that I thought were impossible to do just by making a couple of phone calls !
As a former teacher and employee , I tried to bring my organizational and interactive skills to the business . We both love traveling over the world in the winter , and when we cannot travel because the hotel keeps us busy , we feel lucky to meet other travelers who want to share their stories and culture with us .
Of course ,we have been fortunate to have the same staff working with us for several years now and they share our aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible .
Can has been working with us for five years now and manages the hotel in the winter when we are away .
Zahide , our cook , and Gülnaz ( in charge of breakfast ) have been with us for three years and cook homemade traditional food , the exact same way their mum taught them to .
Our cleaners , Nimet and Umusun , have been working with us from the first day Ahmet opened the hotel , so we trust them 100% .
Mehmet has started to work with us this year and is happy to answer all your questions about this area.