San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice

Italian Cities, Venice

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  • Private island resort with swimming pool and stunning views
  • Complimentary ten-minute private boat ride to St. Mark's Square

Located on its own 17-acre private island, San Clemente Palace Kempinski,  provides a welcoming haven away from the hustle and bustle of Venice's centre, yet is only a ten-minute complimentary private boat ride from Piazza San Marco. The formerly abandoned 17th century monastery, once belonging to the Order of the Camaldorese monks, is now, after careful restoration retaining its historic character. Elegant public areas feeding off long corridors are adorned with fine antiques and luxury furnishings. The guest rooms continue to embody their palatial surroundings with use of space, décor and history.

The four large courtyards and the centuries-old garden perfumed with linden trees, cypresses, elms and nettle trees, form the scenic backdrop for the hotel's outdoor swimming pool (normally in use May to early October). Guests can unwind on the terrace and indulge in a fresh seafood barbecue lunch or an aperitif at the La Dolce Pool Bar Restaurant & Grill. For the energetic there is a Technogym, two tennis courts and a jogging track through the park leading up to a small hill where the views over the lagoon and Venice are breathtaking. A truly unique feature of the hotel is its Church of San Clemente, used for evensong, classical concerts and even weddings. A fabulous retreat benefiting from the privacy of its own island, the San Clemente Palace Kempinski is perfectly suited for some glorious rest and relaxation in the heart of Venice.

The hotel has 190 rooms (official rating 5 star). Child prices apply to ages 2-11 years. Minimum stay 2 nights for arrivals on a Fri or Sat completed between 15 May - 26 Jun 20  and 27 Aug - 15 Oct 20.


Bars & Restaurants

Acquerello Restaurant

The hotel's signature restaurant is a true expression of culinary excellence and bespoke service from Chef Giorgio Schifferegger. Diners can enjoy a complete sensory experience, mixing surprising and delightful combinations of local food and exquisite wine.

Open: Dinner 19:00 - 22:30

Clemente Bar

This pre and post dinner venue for champagne and cocktails is full of charm, with antique furniture complimented by luxurious Venetian décor. A surrounding garden can be enjoyed in summer months. 

Open: 10:00 - 01:00

La Dolce Pool Bar, Restaurant & Grill

Insieme Restaurant

Included With:Bed & Breakfast

This charming informal restaurant serves a delicious buffet breakfast, which can be taken on the terrace during the summer.

Open: 07:00 - 11:00

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

Usually open May - September from 9am - 6pm with lifeguard provision. 

Spa & Wellness

The Merchant of Venice Spa

Equipped with a hot tub, sauna, Turkish bath and shower as well as an elegant lounge area for 2. Massage and beauty treatments are also available at a charge.

Sports Facilities

Tennis court with asphatlt surface, this tennis court is also available for private lessons (payable locally).

Jogging Track


Activities & Entertainment

Church of San Clemente

This 12th Century church is ideal for exclusive weddings, concerts and events and provides a stunning backdrop within the hotel. 

Pitch & Putt 3 Hole Golf Course

Complimentary Shuttle to St. Mark's Square

Private Water Platform

Guests can enjoy a convenient and luxurious arrival to this private island, with a water platform available for direct access

For Families

Children's Club


Complimentary Wifi

Stay connected with the wifi free of charge.

About the location

Holidays to Venice have an unforgettable appeal. With beautiful historic buildings, traditional gondolas to transport you around the waterways and a romantic ambience to warm every heart, this really is a special place. Couples will love being punted down the waterways while being serenaded by the gondolier before alighting to enjoy a romantic meal for two in one of Venice’s traditional restaurants. But it’s not only couples who are drawn by its charm; the city’s historic buildings and splendid architecture are perfect for those looking to experience history and culture. Food lovers will enjoy exploring the streets and seeking out the most beautiful authentic trattoria serving up delicious delicacies.

Transfer time
The hotel is 45 minutes from Marco Polo airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
Superior Room

Max 2 adults

Superior Rooms are elegant with a peaceful atmosphere and overlook the internal courtyards. They feature a king-size bed, rug-covered heritage terrazzo floors, Murano glass light fittings, and precious fabrics and brocades that reflect the artisan legacy of Venice. They can sleep up to two adults.  

33 - 36m²

Superior Lagoon View

Max 2 adults

These rooms are designed in creams and golds, featuring high ceilings and offering modern facilities. The views sweep across the lagoon and in the distance you'll see the Venice skyline. 

Deluxe Room

Max 3 adults

Deluxe Rooms combine comfort and style and are located throughout the three floors of the hotel. They are decorated with fabric-covered and painted walls, heavy silk brocades, rug-covered heritage terrazzo floors, Murano glass light fittings and feature a king-size bed or twin beds and have romantic views over the island's centuries-old park or the palace's internal gardens. It is possible to add a rollaway bed to accommodate a third person.

36 - 42m²

Deluxe Lagoon View

Max 3 adults

Decorated in a venetian style this room epitomises elegance and luxury. Comprised of high ceilings featuring murano chandeliers, Deluxe rooms provide true comfort with wonderful views across the Lagoon.

Grand Deluxe Room

Max 3 adults

Grand Deluxe Rooms are sophisticated and elegant and are decorated with heritage terrazzo floors, contemporary rugs, paint and silk fabric covered walls. They feature a comfortable sitting area with writing desk, a king-size bed or twin beds, high Venetian ceilings and windows that face on to the hotel's internal courtyards or manicured park grounds. It is possible to add a rollaway bed or pull-out sofabed to accommodate a third person.

42 - 60m²

Grand Deluxe Lagoon View

Max 3 adults

Grand Deluxe Rooms with Lagoon View effortlessly combine comfort with contemporary and heritage decorative elements including terrazzo floors and contemporary rugs. They boast large windows with panoramic views of the waters and islands in the lagoon surrounding San Clemente island. It is possible to add a rollaway bed or pull-out sofabed to accommodate a third person.

42 - 60m²

Junior Suite

Max 3 adults

Junior suites are decorated in a style that combines Venetian design with modern elegance. The large windows allow for plenty of natural light with the space featuring a sitting area and desk space.


Junior Suite Lagoon View

Max 3 adults

Junior Suite Lagoon View rooms are luxuriously furnished and offer plenty of space. The large windows allow for plenty of natural light and stunning views of the Lagoon.


Venice Suite

Max 3 adults

Venice Suites are spacious and elegant with contemporary decorations that blend with legacy design elements such as high Venetian ceilings. They feature a king-size bed or twin beds, a walk-in wardrobe, large entrance and a separate living room overlooking the palace's heavenly gardens. They can accommodate up to three adults. 


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Elegant, relaxing place in beautiful surroundings
Angela J, New York City, New York
Tripadvisor review May 23 2023
The hotel and service are extraordinary. Everything is luxurious and well kept and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The shuttle service to Dan Marco and back works like clockwork. It’s a...
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Luxury escape in Venice
khobby, Singapore, Singapore
Tripadvisor review May 12 2023
A wonderful hotel on a private island opposite St.Marks square. Beautifully decorated with friendly and efficient staff. We particularly loved the Acquarella restaurant with a superb meal. Well worth...
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