San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice

A stay within 10 minutes of the heart of Venice but with all the trappings and amenities of a private island resort. A fine option for travelling families who require a little more space to play with. Not quite as lavish as the Gritti Palace or Cipriani but few will be disappointed.

Stay at Kempinski San Clemente

Skipping across the Venetian Lagoon, the sounds of the iconic city fading away, replaced by the relaxing lapping of water on the hull of your private water taxi. Your destination, an island of sublime tranquillity minutes from the well-trodden stones of Piazza San Marco.Home away from home and your refuge from a sometimes overwhelming city is the private isle of San Clemente. 17 acres of manicured gardens and majestic view, this luxury resort has space to spare, plus an unrivalled selection of amenities, including an 11th-Century church, ideal for a wedding – should you be feeling matrimonial.


Hidden away from the bustle of the Grand Canal on the little island of San Clemente in the middle of the Venetian lagoon, just 10 minutes by water taxi from St Mark’s Square and 30 minutes from the airport.


129 rooms plus 61 suites and residences, all spacious with high ceilings, ornate furnishings and marble bathrooms. Families looking for more space can opt for the six-bedroom Lagoon Palazzo or the five-bedroom Navigante Wing amongst other multi-room offerings.

Who is it for

Guests who want the benefits of a Venetian city break without the restrictions of a city hotel. Despite being just ten minutes from the sights, San Clemente is an oasis of calm and relaxation. Especially recommended for families who need space to stretch out.

Facilities & activities

Unrivalled except the Belmond Hotel Cipriani. 17 acres of gardens, a state-of-the-art gym, a glorious pool with private cabanas and sun loungers, tennis courts and even a tiny golf range. One waterside fine dining and one poolside family-friendly restaurant, plus an open-air bar.

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