Set across seven acres, the restored Monkey Island Estate is the most quintessential private and exclusive hotel in the delightful village of Bray. Over 800 years the slither of land downriver of Bray village has been the haunt of monarchs, aristocrats and artists, along with writers, famous performers and Berkshire locals.
Beautifully situated on a private island in the River Thames at Bray, visitors will again have their very own private countryside escape to enjoy, surrounded by picturesque views and beautifully manicured gardens.
Following YTL Hotels' superb renovation, its luxury accommodation and acclaimed dining are the perfect addition to Bray, a village beloved of international gourmands for its four Michelin-starred restaurants. This is the latest stage in the amazing history of a small Thames island.
Beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites have been created by New York-based, award-winning Champalimaud Design. Reflecting a contemporary, English country house feel, each room is custom furnished and features breathtaking views of the River Thames or the stunning grounds.
A stay at Monkey Island Estate is so much more than a room with a view. Guests can enjoy the use of a number of elegant and relaxing spaces, including the famous The Monkey Room, The Monkey Bar, The Whiskey Snug, picturesque terrace and thoughtfully designed grounds.
Dining at Monkey Island Estate is always a delight; the surroundings are refined yet intimate and informal, and steeped in history. The cuisine is a delectable modern take on British classics, with produce freshly sourced from the gardens and surrounding countryside. Choose to dine in the elegant main dining room or on the terrace with views of the River Thames. Afternoon Tea may be enjoyed here or in an entrancing setting with a famous Renaissance ceiling. Cocktails and drinks are served in front of the welcoming fireplace in the stylish bar.
Moored on the banks of the fish-tail shaped Monkey Island in Bray, a refuge of Georgian elegance, forest and seclusion in the middle of the River Thames, this luxury spa near London is the first of its kind. Taking inspiration from its riverine surrounds, past inhabitants in the form of royalty, liturgy and literary stars, as well as elegant architecture, it is both a celebration of the power of water and the finest of boating retreats.