San Clemente Palace Kempinski

San Clemente

At a Glance

  • The hotel occupies the entire San Clemente Island so it is private

  • One of few hotels that offer a large swimming pool and tennis courts

  • Just 10 minutes across the lagoon to Piazza San Marco by private boat

  • Several dining and bar options

  • Its location coupled with lots outdoor space make it the perfect summer holiday for culture and relaxation

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Venice is a city that can be enjoyed at all times of the year, although summer tends to be a busy time to visit. Spring and autumn are the best seasons to travel to Venice, as the city is less crowded and the temperatures are pleasant.

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Insider's View

Do as the Venetians do and spritz at 6pm! Head to Garden Bar if the sun's out or Clemente Bar if it's a bit cooler and enjoy an Aperol or Campari Spritz.

San Clemente Palace offers the only true wood fired pizza in Venice. Grab a table by the pool and enjoy your pizza in this relaxing atmosphere.

If you are looking to work out during your holiday, take the jogging path around San Clemente’s private island.

The garden bar and spacious pool area is a true oasis on those hot summer days.

Taking the private boat from St Mark's Square to San Clemente Island is all part of the stylish experience!

Call us on 020 3993 8025 to start planning your holiday to San Clemente Palace Kempinski or take a look at our itineraries to Venice


San Clemente Palace by Kempinski occupies the whole of San Clemente island and is just 10 minutes by boat from St Mark's Square. The hotel offers a relaxing haven of beautiful gardens, a pool, tennis court and a great base from which to explore Venice.

San Clemente Palace is a stunning Venetian retreat across the blue Lagoon and St Mark's basin from Piazza San Marco. It is the perfect place for adults and families alike, particularly during the summer months, for those looking for some relaxation and culture.

The hotel occupies the whole island and offers tennis, a big swimming pool as well as huge garden space in which to enjoy some peace and quiet. There is also a small playground for children, a pitch & putt course, a small gym, and the hotel can happily arrange spa treatments.

The bedrooms are spacious and beautifully designed in a contemporary classic style; high ceilings, neutral colour palette, a touch of Venetian print and lots of light through big windows with views of the gardens or the lagoon. The marble bathrooms are well appointed and most have separate bath and shower.

There are several bars and restaurants at San Clemente Palace, both formal and informal, indoor and out, Italian and international so plenty to whet your appetite and to offer variety for longer stays!

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The rooms at San Clemente Palace are all light, bright and airy, tastefully decorated with elegant touches throughout, such as the Italian marble bathtubs. These spacious rooms and suites all have state-of-the-art technology such as LCD flat screen televisions which complement the sophistication of the décor.

Superior Room

The Superior Rooms measure between 33-35 sqm with fantastic views over the beautiful gardens or the park. These rooms feature a queen bed along with all amenities.

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Rooms are stylish and sophisticated, and a little more spacious at 36-42 sqm. The Venetian influence is obvious in the style of these rooms, from the high ceilings to the Murano chandeliers.

Grand Deluxe Room

The Grand Deluxe Rooms feature a king bed, and offer beautiful garden views. These rooms measure between 42-60 sqm, and are magnificently decorated with elegant Murano chandeliers and historical Terrazzo floors.

Grand Deluxe Rooms are also available with stunning views across the lagoon for guests looking for a truly romantic experience.

Venice Suite

The Venice Suite measure 80 sqm and features a large bedroom with a king size bed and a separate living area; both with lovely garden views. The bathroom has both a bathtub and separate shower.


From mid-May to mid-September, the hotel provides a supervised playroom. Activities include necklace and bag making, painting and crafts, balloon games, traditional Venetian mask making, picnics in the gardens or a pastry lesson with the chef.

Children's pool, special children's Welcome Kit, a variety of children’s DVDs, sleepers and bathrobes, disposable bottles, cribs and high chairs, professional babysitting service upon request.


The hotel runs a boat shuttle for guests between the hotel and Piazza San Marco until around midnight each day.


There are 3 bars at San Clemente Palace; Clemente Bar next to Acquerello Restaurant indoor, is very stylish, serving cocktails and Champagne; Garden Bar is on the outdoor terrace overlooking the lagoon; and La Dolce Bar which is next to the pool and very relaxed.

There are 3 restaurants as well; Acquerello Restaurant is the fine dining restaurant serving contemporary Venetian cuisine and when the sun is shining the tables spill out onto the terrace overlooking the lagoon; Insieme restaurant is open for breakfast and serves an impressive buffet and a la carte; and there is La Dolce poolside restaurant, open during the day for antipasti and food from the grill.


Venice is a city brimming with personality, culture and history. There are many art galleries, fashion boutiques, churches and palaces to visit in the city. The hotel will be happy to advise and help to arrange any tours or activities you may like to do during your stay.

The hotel itself offer tennis courts, a swimming pool, gym, spa treatment rooms and a pitch & putt course.


Facade - San Clemente Palace Kempinski

Facade - San Clemente Palace Kempinski

Grand Deluxe - San Clemente Palace Kempinski

Grand Deluxe - San Clemente Palace Kempinski

Pool - San Clemente Palace Kempinski

Pool - San Clemente Palace Kempinski



Cammie Burke (Staff)

San Clemente Palace is a true oasis in Venice, located on an exclusive private island. The tranquil setting of the hotel combines easy access to the sights just a short complimentary boat ride away from St Mark's Square. The large grounds include a jogging path, large pool area and a garden bar. A stop at the spa after a day of touring the famous sights is necessary.


Anne White (Staff)

Enjoying a Bellini on the terrace overlooking the lagoon and St Mark's Square is not to be missed. This is the place to see and experience Venice in style.

It's no surprise that fans of the Cipriani return year after year. It's lovely to see the staff greeting their guests like long lost friends.



  • Cicchetti tour of Venice

    Discover Venice's culinary side with a private walking tour of its numerous bacari. These traditional wine bars are typically packed with locals enjoying a glass of wine and delicious bite-sized cicchetti.

  • Explore the Dorsoduro district

    Explore the picturesque Dorsoduro district, an area of Venice home to universities, churches and palaces. Wander through the streets of this charming district with your guide before visiting a traditional textile workshop, famous around the world.

  • Explore the Venetian islands

    Venture away from the hustle and bustle of Venice and discover the picturesque islands of Murano, Burano and Mazzorbo. These charming islands are completely unique, each boasting their own characteristics and traditions.

  • Explore the Venetian islands

    Venture away from the hustle and bustle of Venice and discover the picturesque islands of Murano, Burano and Mazzorbo. These charming islands are completely unique, each boasting their own characteristics and traditions.

  • Highlights, Backstreets and Canals of Venice

    Discover the iconic landmarks, winding streets and romantic canals of Venice. Visit St Mark's Square, once the political centre of Venice, before wandering through picturesque alleyways and hidden squares, and finally exploring the canals by water taxi.

  • Private photography experience

    Create lasting memories of your holiday with an exclusive private photography experience. With the help of a professional photographer, capture the perfect moment while you enjoy your romantic break, family holiday or honeymoon.

  • The Doge's Palace and Secret Trails

    Explore the hidden side of the Doge's Palace, the majestic building located in Piazza San Marco, and the former residence of the rulers of Venice. Behind the opulent exterior and magnificent halls lie gloomy prisons and the infamous torture chamber.

  • Visit Murano

    To the north of Venice, the island of Murano has long been celebrated for its glassmaking, a tradition which dates back to the 13th century on the island. Explore the charming island and visit one of the glassblowing factories to see the artisans at work.

  • Visit to a traditional squero

    Learn about one of Venice's most celebrated traditions - the gondola - with a visit to a boatyard, or squero, where you'll discover how these iconic boats are constructed.

Location & directions

San Clemente

San Clemente Palace Kempinski is located on the San Clemente Island, a short 10 minute cruise away from St. Mark's Square.

How to get there

It is a 2-hour British Airways flight to Venice Airport. Private Water Taxi directly to the hotel from the airport dock takes about 30-minutes. Alternatively, the Alilaguna (public water-ferry) leaves every hour from the airport dock to San Marco and takes about 40-minutes. San Clemente Palace operate a complimentary Boat Service to and from their private dock to Piazzetta San Marco (beside St Mark's Square) until 12:00pm daily. The launch crosses the lagoon in just 10 spectacular minutes.

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