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Monkey Island Estate

England, United Kingdom & Ireland


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Luxury Holidays At Monkey Island Estate

Located on a picturesque island amid the River Thames in the Berkshire village of Bray, Monkey Island Estate promises history, heritage and timeless glamour on your luxury United Kingdom holiday. Made up of two Grade II listed heritage pavilions – The Pavilion and The Temple - the estate is set across seven acres of landscaped gardens beside the river. Originally commissioned in 1723 as a fishing retreat by the third Duke of Marlborough, throughout history it has been a hangout for artists, writers, performers, aristocrats and royalty. The 40 guest rooms and Grade I listed Wedgewood Suite boast the perfect blend of past and present, envisioned by the award-winning Champalimaud Design. Unwind with a treatment at the unique Floating Spa, located in a specially built river boat, feast on modern British cuisine at the Monkey Brasserie, or head to explore the beautiful village of Bray and beyond.

  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: A picturesque island estate of two Grade II listed pavilions
  • Feature: The unique Floating Spa offers treatments atop the Thames
  • Rooms: 40 rooms and suites
  • Nearest airport: London Heathrow Airport
Location and transfer

Located in Bray, Berkshire, Monkey Island Estate is around a mile downstream from Maidenhead. It is approximately 30 minutes from London Heathrow Airport and approximately one hour from Central London by road.


The New York-based, award-winning company Champaliamaud Design have overseen the creation of the beautiful guest rooms and suites, which combine an English country house feel with a contemporary flair and custom furnishings, as well as views over either the River Thames or thoughtfully designed estate grounds. Each is complete with a complimentary mini bar, Nespresso coffee machine, USB charging ports, a HD television, in-room climate control, bathrobes and slipper, and luxury Aromatherapy Associates toiletries. Select rooms are dog friendly and an additional fee applies for your furry friends.

   The Barn Room:expand_more
  • Size: 18m²
  • Room View: Estate and grounds
  • Facilities: Located in the beautiful barn on the mainland of Bray, this charming room features a queen bed and marble en suite bathroom with walk-in shower.
   The Temple Room:expand_more
  • Size: 18m²
  • Room View: Grounds or River Thames
  • Facilities: Located in the main Temple building, this stylish room features a queen bed, a desk and a marble en suite bathroom with walk-in shower.
   The Temple Terrace:expand_more
  • Size: 20m²
  • Room View: River Thames
  • Facilities: Located in the main Temple building, this stylish room features a queen bed, a desk and a marble en suite bathroom with walk-in shower. It opens out onto a private terrace or balcony overlooking the river.
   The Wedgewood Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 38m²
  • Room View: Estate and River Thames
  • Facilities: The stunning, Grade I listed Wedgewood Suite boasts oak panelled walls, ornate ceiling work, plenty of light and a reproduction of the Duke of Marlborough at the island. It features a master bedroom with separate seating area, dressing room and impressive en suite bathroom.

Dining celebrates British produce and cooking, offering fuss-free yet full-flavoured menus.

Monkey Island Brasserie:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Modern British cuisine with freshly sourced produce, local where possible
  • Setting: An elegant dining room with vaulted ceilings, an impressive wine wall and striking open-kitchen, leading out to a terrace with Thames views
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Yes
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Spa Breaks

Inspired by the famed Apothecaries’ Barge that was moored off the Thames in London in the 17th century, the Floating Spa is housed in a specially built riverboat. A variety of treatments are yours to choose from – from the ‘Monk’s Elixir’ inspired by the monks after which the island is named, to therapies using unique British ingredients, to an authentic Malay massage.

In Addition

While giving a real sense of exclusivity and serenity, Monkey Island is ideally located within easy reach of several landmarks and places of interest. Bray itself is a real foodie destination, home to two of the four three-Michelin-starred restaurants in the United Kingdom. Just five miles away, the royal castle of Windsor and the eponymous village are a delight to explore, while Maidenhead, Eton, Henley-on-Thames and Marlow are also nearby. You may time your visit with a trip to the Ascot racecourse just nine miles away, or head into London for a day enjoying the sights.


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