£129 – Berkshire: 5-star hotel with private island, 42% off
Why We Love This Deal
For £129, you can experience the luxury of a private island escape without leaving the UK. This deal from the 5-star Monkey Island Estate in Berkshire, which has its own island on the Thames complete with a floating spa, saves up to 42% on the hotel's flexible rates.
- Overnight accommodation in a Barn Room (on the mainland riverbank), on a room-only basis, for two
- It's £199 for a 2-night stay in a Barn Room (room only)
- An overnight room-only stay in a Temple Room (on the island) is £169 and a 2-night room-only stay is £299
- An overnight room-only stay in the Temple Terrace room (on the island) is £239 and a 2-night room-only stay is £439
- Saturdays from July-September are an extra £40 (payable direct to the hotel)
- Multiple vouchers can be combined for longer stays
- Dogs are allowed in some rooms for an extra £50 per dog, per stay* (payable direct to the hotel; please enquire on booking)
- Not available on 16-17, 30 September; 7-8, 15 October; 12 November; 17, 29-31 December; 18, 25 January; 9-10 February
Why We Love It
- "A feeling of seclusion immediately descends once [you're] on to the pastoral, private island with its gentle river views" (The Daily Telegraph)
- There's plenty to explore on the 7-acre estate. You can stroll around the landscaped gardens; admire the 17th-century frescoes in The Monkey Room; or enjoy a drink on the garden terrace while looking out onto the river
- One of the most unique facilities is the Floating Spa, which is in a moored riverboat. Treatments take place in cabins and staff wear nautical outfits to complete the theme**
- The site has an interesting history -- it was originally a medieval monastery and was used as a fishing retreat for the third Duke of Marlborough in the 18th century
- The estate is in the village of Bray, which is well known for its dining scene -- it's home to two of the UK’s five 3-Michelin-starred restaurants
- Windsor is 15 minutes' drive from the estate, while central London is less than an hour's drive away
- The hotel restaurant uses ingredients from the on-site chicken coop, herb garden and beehives
- The origin of the estate's name is hotly contested -- some people believe it was named by local 12th-century monks, while others believe it was named after the pet monkey of George III, who is rumoured to have been banished to the island when he went mad
- Barn Rooms are on the mainland riverbank, while Temple Rooms and the Temple Terrace rooms are on the island, which is accessed via a footbridge
How to Book: Purchase a voucher from Travelzoo then call the hotel directly on 0207 657 8289 (Monday-Friday 9am-4pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests can combine multiple vouchers for longer stays, subject to restrictions. Reservations are subject to availability and early booking is encouraged. If your dates are not available, contact Travelzoo for a full refund.
Cancellation and Other Hotel Policies: Once reservations have been made, if you decide not to travel, first cancel with the hotel (at least 5 days prior to arrival), then contact us for a refund. All meals will be served in compliance with current government regulations at the time of your stay. Menu items are subject to change. Cannot be combined with any other offer. No cash value or cash back. Prices quoted are based on the maximum value of the items included in the package at time of publication. The photos are for illustration purposes only. If you experience any difficulties booking, please contact our Customer Service team for assistance before the voucher expiration date.
*Dog-friendly rooms are very limited and must be requested at the time of booking. Availability of a dog-friendly room is not guaranteed unless confirmed by the hotel directly. Dogs stay for a one-off fee of £50 per dog, per room, and dog beds and treats are provided. The dog must not be left alone in the bedroom and be supervised at all times. Please note, the hotel will need your dog's name, size and breed in advance. **Spa access is subject to government regulations.