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An 18th century estate turned boutique retreat on a private island on the Thames, Berkshire

Private island escape meets country retreat at Monkey Island Estate. This exclusive estate on Berkshire’s river Thames is filled with history. Originally a medieval monastery, it became an aristocratic home and finally a hotel that attracted royalty, writers, composers and actors. Today, the beautiful grounds and river views will give you all the inspiration you need for a relaxing luxury break. 

Monkey Island’s unique heritage is what makes this hotel so special. A careful renovation has preserved features of the 18th century property, while adding in contemporary comforts. Guest rooms have been created by the award-winning Champalimaud Design. The brasserie serves up modern British menus – as well as classic traditions such as afternoon tea on the lawn. While in the Monkey Bar and lounge, sip champagne while gazing at the playful frescoes that date from the 1730s.

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Spend your day wandering the grounds or exploring the area. Monkey Island Estate is situated in Bray-on-Thames, a historic village with a sparkling culinary reputation. It’s also close to Windsor, and boating hotspots Henley and Marlow. If rowing seems a little like too much hard work, take to Monkey Island’s converted spa barge, where treatments are enhanced by the gentle movement of the water. Pure bliss.


Enjoy your stay!


41 Rooms |  1 Restaurant |  2 Floors | 

4.6 /5

300 reviews

Country

Country House Hotel

Historic

Historic Hotel

Spa

Spa

Lake

Lake or Waterfront

Our rooms

Sundial Residence


Sleeps 6
Queen

Brook House Residence


Sleeps 8
Queen

Long White Cloud


Sleeps 8
Queen

The Barn Room


Sleeps 2
Queen

The Temple Room


Sleeps 2
Queen

Temple Terrace


Sleeps 2
Queen

Wedgewood Suite


Sleeps 2
Queen
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Ratings

Quality Assured

Mystery Inspected

Global Rating

4.6 /5

4.6

300 reviews

INVITED Rating

5 /5

INVITED Reviews

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

relaxing, peaceful stay

We had a wonderful night here. We were made to feel most welcome with a lovely welcome bottle of champagne, fruit and cakes in our room on arrival. The setting is perfect and the staff went out of their way to make it an enjoyable stay. We would highly recommend this.

By Roger Aug ’19 Trip Type Couple


Monkey Island Estate, United Kingdom

5

(based on 1 reviews)

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

relaxing, peaceful stay

We had a wonderful night here. We were made to feel most welcome with a lovely welcome bottle of champagne, fruit and cakes in our room on arrival. The setting is perfect and the staff went out of their way to make it an enjoyable stay. We would highly recommend this.

By Roger Aug ’19 Trip Type Couple


Key Features

Spa
Spa
Restaurant
Restaurant
Bar
Bar
Family
Family friendly
Pet
Pet Friendly
Air
Air conditioning

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Turndown service
  • Wakeup service
  • Free parking
  • Wedding services
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour security

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Turndown service
  • Wakeup service
  • Free parking
  • Wedding services
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Family friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Full service housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Room service
  • Massage services

Food And Drinks

Monkey Island’s relaxed brasserie serves fresh, seasonal menus inspired by the region’s culinary reputation. Admire the impressive open kitchen and striking wine wall, ideal for long lunches and memorable dinners. While the Monkey Bar, lounge and Whisky Snug invites you to settle in and savour fine wines, champagnes and spirits. The Grade 1-listed room features frescoes commissioned by the Duke of Marlborough in the 18th century – depicting monkeys enjoying country pursuits.

Monkey Island Brasserie

With its vaulted ceilings- impressive wine wall and striking open kitchen- the Monkey Island Brasserie is the perfect setting for an informal lunch- quintessential afternoon tea or a relaxing evening.

Spa

You really can let your cares drift away at Monkey Island. The hotel’s luxury spa is set on a converted Dutch barge. Settle into one of three private treatment rooms, then enjoy a massage or beauty treatment as you float on the river Thames.

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

Monkey Island Estate

Monkey Island Lane

Bray

SL6 2EE

Berkshire

United Kingdom

Check in:

1500

Check out:

1100

Where is it?

16 miles to airport Heathrow Airport

39 miles to airport City Airport

52 miles to airport Gatwick Airport

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