Uygulama Hotels can be found in most large cities in Turkey. They are government run and staffed by students and trainees and many of the hotel clients are government officials or teachers. They offer consistent prices and value for money.
Although each establishment will differ in terms of the standard and quality of service and accommodation they are certainly worth considering as an alternative to mainstream hotels. The Cunda Uygulama Hotel is situated just as you come off the bridge from Ayvalik to Cunda Island. You can't miss it on your right hand side, positioned overlooking the bay in an excellent commanding position with spectacular views.
With ample parking and easy access this is definitely one of the flagships of the Uygulama Hotels. The lobby is spacious and impressive. The grounds of the hotel are well laid out and maintained. There is a café bar and a restaurant that offers lunchtime and evening meals if they have tour bookings at the time of you stay.
If not you might need to eat out. Breakfast is included. We paid 140 Turkish Lira ( £27.36 ) for something that would have cost you 3 times this price in Europe. Breakfast for two is included in that price. The double room that we booked was tastefully decorated with wallpaper and was clean and well presented generally. The bathroom was in good order and everything worked pretty much as it should ( the TV command could have done with some batteries and one light bulb was not working ).
The beds were comfortable and the room is equipped with a TV. We were lucky enough to find the restaurant open and had a three course buffet style meal in a very nice restaurant with excellent food for the total price for two people of 50 Turkish Liras ( £9.97 ). We felt that everything offered here was very reasonable.
The staff were friendly and efficient. The breakfast in the morning was excellent. If every Uygulama Hotel followed this standard of excellence then one of Turkey's best kept secrets would be out. I strongly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting Ayvalik or Cunda Island. It really is a good place to stay.