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Monkey Island Estate opens in Bray-on-Thames

Monkey Island Estate opens in Bray-on-Thames

YTL Hotels has announced the opening of Monkey Island Estate in Bray-on-Thames.

The island, with its intriguing history dating back 800 years, has been the haunt of monks, monarchs, aristocrats and writers alike.

Visitors from London and beyond will be transported to their own private countryside escape steeped in stylish yet laidback luxury.

Set across seven acres, the restored Monkey Island Estate boasts both a striking white bricked Pavilion and Temple building surrounded by beautiful English country gardens with picturesque views of the River Thames.

The landscape is a beautiful combination of mature trees, shrubs and a huge variety of British plants to create a magical journey and sense of place, where guests can enjoy an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of city living.

The décor of Monkey Island will juxtapose timeless glamour and traditional features with a modern and relaxed countryside style, creating a unique blend of past and present.


New York-based Champalimaud Design are responsible for the charming design of the 41 bedrooms and suites.

Moored on the banks of the River Thames, the Floating Spa offers a very unique wellness journey.

The culinary excellence of Bray-on-Thames makes Monkey Island Estate the perfect foodie pilgrimage with it being the only village in the world that lays claim to three Michelin-starred restaurants.

Bray has long been a destination for gastronomic-enthusiasts and Monkey Island will also be making its mark on the area with Monkey Island Brasserie, headed up by executive chef William Hemming.

A sophisticated yet casual brasserie, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner on the river offers its guests a modern take on British classics, with produce freshly sourced from the surrounding countryside.

Monkey Island Estate is the latest addition to YTL Hotels’ growing UK portfolio, a collection of hotels that specialise in beautiful design and understated luxury that includes the Gainsborough Bath Spa, Threadneedles, the Glasshouse, and the Academy.