San Clemente Palace Kempinski

San Clemente

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.

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 vacation for culture and relaxation

Culture, Honeymoon

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.

Cammie Burke

Insider's View

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

Cammie Burke

Insider's View

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

Cammie Burke

Insider's View

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

Anne Bamber

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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 color 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!


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.


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.


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

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.

When to go

Venice is a city that can be enjoyed at all times of the year. The months from Easter to October are the main tourist season when hotels can be difficult to come by at short notice and these are the months that San Clemente is open.

Summer (mid July to the end of August) is the best time to go to San Clemente since it is a haven to retreat to after a day in busy Venice; and clear blue skies and balmy weather make spring and autumn the best times to go.

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