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.Read more[SPLIT]Read less
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!