Monkey Island Estate lies on a picturesque island in the River Thames in the historic village of Bray, Berkshire. Set across seven acres, the restored Monkey Island Estate is the most quintessential private and exclusive hotel and for over 800 years the sliver of land downriver of Bray village has been the haunt of monarchs, aristocrats and artists, along with writers, famous performers and Berkshire locals.
The two grade I listed heritage pavilions which form the property were originally commissioned as a fishing retreat in 1723 by the third Duke of Marlborough. These have been completely restored and renovated, with beautifully landscaped gardens and picturesque views of the River Thames.
Monkey Island Estate features 40 exquisite guest rooms, and the Grade 1 listed Wedgewood Suite, designed by the award-winning New York-based Champalimaud Design. The beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites reflect a contemporary, country house feel. The furnishings juxtapose timeless glamour and traditional features with a modern, countryside style, creating a unique blend of past and present. It’s the perfect base from which to explore the area or just immerse yourself in history against the backdrop of the delightful village of Bray.
Dine in elegant yet informal surroundings, enjoying fresh, seasonal cuisine cooked to order from The Monkey Island Brasserie, choose from a selection of bespoke cocktails, fine Champagnes and wines from the cellar at The Monkey Bar or relax in intimate Whisky Snug.
Moored on the banks of the fish-tail shaped Monkey Island in Bray, a refuge of Georgian elegance, forest and seclusion in the middle of the River Thames, this luxury spa near London is the first of its kind. Taking inspiration from its riverine surrounds, past inhabitants in the form of royalty, liturgy and literary stars, as well as elegant architecture, it is both a celebration of the power of water and the finest of boating retreats.
Monkey Island Lane, Bray On Thames, United Kingdom, SL6 2EE