Monkey Island Estate

Bray-on-Thames, Bray, Maidenhead, SL6 2EE
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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 by YTL Hotels, with beautifully landscaped gardens and picturesque views of the River Thames. Set across seven acres, Monkey Island Estate features 27 exquisite guestrooms and three sumptuous suites, designed by the award-winning New York-based Champalimaud Design.  In addition to these rooms there are six Private Residences, all named to reflect their individual nature. The Rooms and Residences are endearingly furnished with an attention to detail and keep true to their classic character against the backdrop of the delightful village of Bray.

The surroundings are refined yet intimate and informal, and steeped in history. The cuisine is a modern take on British classics, with freshly sourced produce from the gardens and surrounding countryside. There are several options to choose from when it comes to dining; have an elegant meal in the Monkey Island Brasserie or on the terrace with views of the River Thames. Afternoon Tea may be enjoyed here or in the characterful setting of the Monkey Room with its famous Renaissance ceiling. Drinks can be served in the Monkey Bar or the Whisky Snug.

Monkey Island Estate is well renowned for hosting a range of events and celebrations. Featuring the stately and spacious Ballroom, the graceful River Room and the more intimate Spencer Suite and Boardroom, Monkey Island Estate has event space for every occasion. Whether you are looking to hold a dream countryside wedding, memorable corporate retreat, important business conference or private dining event near London, all needs can be accommodated.

Take the chance to unwind on board the luxury Floating Spa with its bespoke treatment rooms, first of its kind. A refuge of Georgian elegance and seclusion on the banks of the River Thames, the Floating Spa takes inspiration from its riverine surroundings, past inhabitant in the form of royalty, liturgy and literary stars.

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Road Directions

• From London: Leave the M4 at junction 8/9, then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A308(M), signposted Maidenhead (Central). • From The West: Leave the M4 at junction 8/9, then at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A308(M), signposted Maidenhead (Central). • At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A308, signposted Windsor. • Take the left turning which is signposted to Bray Village, B3028 into the Upper Bray Road. • As you approach Bray, take the first turning right into Old Mill Lane, opposite The Crown pub. • Straight over the crossroads, follow Old Mill Lane, passing over the motorway. • At the end of the lane, turn left at the pink house and enter the car park.

Public Transport Directions

The Train journey takes 40 minutes from London Paddington to Maidenhead. Monkey Island Estate is a 10 minute taxi ride from Maidenhead station.

Monkey Island Estate lies between Bray rock and Boulter’s Lock. There are mooring points on the mainstream side along the garden, as well as a landing stage for smaller boats on the backwater.

Airports London Heathrow – 17 miles London Gatwick – 53 miles London Luton – 45 miles London City Airport – 40 miles White Waltham – 6 miles Bristol Airport – 100 miles



  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Licenced for alcohol

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Access to the island is via a footbridge. There is ample complimentary parking on the mainland prior to crossing the footbridge.

Payment Methods

  • Cash Accepted
  • Cheques accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 8
  • Visa accepted
  • Visa Debit accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour Television all rooms - HD television, Terrestrial freeview channels
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms

Travel & Trade

  • Group Discount
  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 8


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