San Clemente Palace Kempinski

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  • Set on its own private island
  • Free daily boat service to central Venice
  • Gourmet Italian restaurant overlooking the Venetian Lagoon

San Clemente Palace Kempinski


Get away from it all at this secluded island hotel, just a 10-minute boat ride to the enchanting city of Venice.

You’ll find this charming hotel tucked away on its own private island in the serene waters of the Venetian Lagoon. It’s a fantastic choice if you want to be close to the city, but in a more peaceful and exclusive setting. At the San Clemente Palace Kempinski, it’s all about you. Whether it’s a chilled few days in the sun or a culture-fuelled city escape you're after, this hotel can deliver. One afternoon, grab yourself a cool spot under a poolside cabana and flop onto a comfy sun lounger where you can spend hours engrossed in a favourite book, swimming in the heated pool or snoozing in the shade. And on a day when you want to head out and explore Venice’s world-famous art galleries, waterfront restaurants and Renaissance-style architecture, the hotel can take you there for free. You’ll sail across the picturesque lagoon via a scenic 10-minute boat ride, before arriving in the heart of the city at Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square).

Back at the hotel, there’s also a pitch and putt golf course, tennis court, kids’ club and spa with aromatherapy treatments. The 190 rooms and suites are all super chic and include little nods to traditional Venetian styles, such as grand Murano chandeliers, high ceilings and a rich colour palette of caramels and golds. Superior, Deluxe and Grand Deluxe Rooms have plush Italian marble bathrooms and either overlook the gardens or quaint courtyard – if you’d like a room overlooking the water, opt for the Grand Deluxe Lagoon View. The Junior and Venice Suites are ultra-luxurious and each have their own separate living area.   

The food here is excellent. For breakfast, all-day dining venue Insieme Restaurant is the go to place. Mediterranean buffet dishes are prepared using the freshest local ingredients, and there’s also a dedicated eggs menu, gluten-free options and a special menu for kids. You can indulge in an evening of fine dining at gourmet Italian restaurant, Acquerello Signature, feast on flavoursome wood-fired pizzas at La Dolce and, when you fancy a pre-dinner drink or post-dinner nightcap, there’s the sophisticated Clemente Bar or relaxed open-air lounge bar, Al Bacaro.


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Key information

On a private island in the Venetian Lagoon, a 10-minute boat ride from Piazza San Marco in Venice

Airport transfer time: Approx. 30 minutes' private transfer by water taxi from Venice airport
Rooms: 190

Good to know

Minimum stay: 2 nights 11 May-14 Jul and 31 Aug-18 Oct.

Accommodation information

190 rooms and suites


3 restaurants, bar, lounge

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Breakfast from £47 • Breakfast at Insieme Restaurant

Half Board from £110 • Breakfast and dinner at Insieme Restaurant.

*Denotes local charge