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Monkey Island Estate

Monkey Island Estate


Hotel Highlights

  • Custom furnished guest rooms and suites feature charming views of the River Thames or the stunning grounds
  • Historic 18th century frescoes in The Monkey Room
  • Fresh, seasonal cuisine served in The Monkey Island Brasserie

Monkey Island Estate - Luxury Hotel in Bray, United Kingdom

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.

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.

  • 41 rooms
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 floors

The rooms

The Barn Room

Sleeps: 2 People.

Beautifully appointed guest rooms have been created by New York-based, award-winning Champalimaud Design.

Set in our stunning Barn on the Bray mainland and reflecting a contemporary, English country house feel, each room is custom furnished and features views of the country estate and grounds. The Barn Double rooms feature a marble en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. Room size: 16 square metres

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The Temple Room

Sleeps: 2 People.

Reflecting a contemporary, English country house feel, each room is custom furnished and features breathtaking views of the River Thames or the stunning grounds.

The Temple Classic Double Rooms feature a marble en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. Room size: 16 square metres

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Temple Terrace

Sleeps: 2 People.

In addition to the elegant interior, and luxurious amenities, the generously sized Junior Suite features a separate seating area and gorgeous views overlooking the Island grounds and River Thames.

Room size: 22 square metres.

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Wedgewood Suite

Sleeps: 2 People.

This Grade One listed suite provides picturesque views of the estate and the River Thames. Comprising of the master bedroom with separate seating area, dressing room and en-suite bathroom.

Room size: 38 square metres

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Key Features

Air conditioning


Wireless internet connection

Pets allowed

Wedding services

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Join and get 10% off exclusive rates. Plus early check-in and late check-outs among other benefits.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Children welcome
  • Concierge desk
  • Continental breakfast
  • Doctor on call
  • English breakfast
  • Family plan
  • Free parking
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Lounges/bars
  • Massage services
  • Meeting rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Security
  • Smoke-free property
  • Turndown service
  • Wakeup service
  • Wedding services
  • Wireless internet connection

  • Air conditioning
  • Air conditioning individually controlled
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Color television
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • High speed wireless
  • Internet access
  • Maid service
  • Minibar
  • Non-smoking
  • Remote control television
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Turn down service
  • TV
  • Wake-up calls
  • Wireless internet connection

  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Jogging trail
  • Spa

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

Meals served: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

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.

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.