Luxury hotel holiday San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice

San Clemente Palace Kempinski is a 5-star 'resort-style' hotel on a private island in the Venice lagoon, a few minutes by boat from St Mark's Square. There are 190 rooms and suites, overlooking the lagoon or the park. Three restaurants, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and fitness room, as well as herb-therapy massage treatments, make this a magical place to stay whilst having the delights of Venice just across the water.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Venice
  • Deluxe private water taxi transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to San Clemente Palace Kempinski, Venice

San Clemente Palace Kempinski is an outstanding 5-star hotel with a historic atmosphere in a stunning location on its own island in the lagoon. Refined cuisine, a luxury spa and excellent facilities make it a restorative retreat.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location On its own island in the lagoon

Annual opening 16 March to 15 November

Closest airport Venice Marco Polo Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is 40 minutes by water taxi from the airport

Closest railway station Santa Lucia Station

Hotel facilities and services

Insieme Restaurant, Acquerello Gourmet Restaurant, La Dolce Restaurant, Clemente Bar, La Dolce Bar, Garden Bar, Tennis Court, Golf Course, Heated Outdoor Pool, Kempi Kids' Club, Complimentary Shuttle Boat to Piazza San Marco, and Merchant of Venice Spa with Hot Tub, Turkish Bath, Lounge, and European treatments.

Complimentary

WiFi.

Land sports

Jogging Trail, Tennis.

Out and about nearby

The attractions of Venice are known across Europe, from the romantic gondola rides down the Grand Canal to the historic buildings on the Piazza San Marco. The atmosphere and the depth of history is wholly unique, topped off by the captivating maze of waterways that both draw the city together and keep it apart. The most popular sights in Venice include the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, the Grand Canal, the Accademia, and the Rialto Bridge, though a self-guided tour around the city will uncover many more secrets of history and architecture. Short stays over the time of the Venice Carnavale, rich in costumed parades, music, and elaborate parties, are always popular, though many prefer to visit in the cooler, quieter seasons for a little more exclusivity.

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Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 3 nights

From about

£1,180

Holiday Code IE735

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to San Clemente Palace Kempinski, Venice

On the exclusive San Clemente Island in Venice, the five-star San Clemente Palace Kempinski is immersed in the beauty of the Venetian lagoons, soaked in the lavish history of the Veneto. The hotel itself is set within a former monastery, with a 12th century church and historic courtyards in the grounds. A complimentary shuttle boat takes you direct from the hotel to the Piazza San Marco and the iconic, romantic sights of Venice. The hotel exterior is every bit as grand and majestic as you would expect from a Venetian palace, with rows upon rows of white stone arched windows surrounded by walls of a soft brown hue. The oak front door is topped with a wrought iron-framed window, and is approached via a long pathway, lined with thick greenery and elaborate potted red flowers. From each room, a different view across the ancient spires, opulent palaces, and narrow canal ways of Venice is possible. Their interior designs are simple, but elegant, with a focus on high ceilings, crisp, clean white bed covers, and gold ornate bed posts and mirror frames. There is a very serene feel, which perhaps mimics the gentle ebb of the water outside the windows. Character is brought into each with the unique choices of antique-style furniture and wall art. Draping curtains are held back by woven ties. The huge range of room types ensures that there is a luxury option available for every individual guest and parties of all sizes. The suites are, almost without exception, completely unique, with different furnishings, design styles, and space arrangements in each. Higher category rooms have terrazzo floors, walk-in closets, and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Three restaurants, Insieme, Acquerello, and La Dolce, serve immersive cuisine, from ultra-modern Venetian creations to rich, indulgent, classic Italian dishes. The style of the food is heavily reflected in the style of the dining venues. At Acquerello, you are seated at white-clothed tables beside a private pier and the churchyard. At La Dolce, dine on antipasti in the summer, as well as seasonal food from the wood-fired oven, deep in the century-old park. At breakfast, enjoy Mediterranean dishes at Insieme, beside ancient tapestries or on the 15th century monastery courtyard. The three bars offer you a selection of contemporary, chic cocktails, sorbet in the courtyard, or relaxed drinks and snacks on the sofas overlooking the lagoon. Across the grounds, guests can hide away from the gentle bustle of the tourist spots of Venice on the tennis court, around the golf course, or in the heated outdoor pool. The grounds are as well-equipped and beautiful as those of a much larger, more rural resort, but with the immeasurable benefits of lagoon views and a central city location. Complete your stay at the San Clemente Palace Kempinski with a visit to the Merchant of Venice Spa. Here, exclusive Merchant of Venice products are used in a range of traditional, European spa treatments, from aromatherapy to beauty treatments.

Room descriptions

San Clemente Palace Kempinski has 190 rooms and suites with climate control, Italian marble bathroom, HD LCD television, safe, Wifi, and desk.

Superior Room
Superior Lagoon Room
Deluxe Room
Deluxe Lagoon Room
Grand Deluxe Room
Grand Deluxe Lagoon Room
Junior Suite
Junior Suite Lagoon
Navigante Junior Suite
Lido Suite
Lido Residence Two Bedroom
Venice Suite
Lagoon Suite
Tiepolo Suite
Tintoretto Suite
Marco Polo Suite
Navigante Suite
Clemente Suite

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 3 nights

From about

£1,180

Holiday Code IE735

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to San Clemente Palace Kempinski, Venice

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to San Clemente Palace Kempinski in Venice, our clients usually either fly to Venice Marco Polo airport or arrive by train at Venice Santa Lucia railway station. From the airport and the station, we recommend a private water taxi which we include in our holiday price. The journey time from the airport to the hotel is about 40 minutes and from the station to the hotel about 30 minutes, depending on the route taken. If you want to arrive in Venice by car (either your own car or a hire-car), you have to leave or park the car at the Piazzale Roma which is at the end of the causeway from the mainland and the furthest that cars can go.

Additional information

Children: The Kempi Kids' Club is complete with indoor playroom and outdoor park. There are facilities for watching films and playing more organised games, including Venetian mask-making, badminton, treasure hunts, and hide and seek. The club welcomes children aged 4 to 11 years from 11am to 5pm. The service comes at an added cost. Babysitting is also available on request. Extra beds can be added to all rooms except Superior Room and Superior Lagoon Rooms. Children under the age of 6 stay free when sharing a room with their parents. Baby cots are free of charge for children up to 3 years.

Special offers

15% early booking offer 2020 Book 30 days in advance of arrival for stays in 2020 and receive a 15% reduction off our contract rates. Not combinable with other offers. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

30% early booking suites offer 2020 Book a junior suite or above 30 days in advance of arrival for stays in 2020 and receive a 30% reduction off our contract rates. Not combinable with other offers. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

15% reduction on rooms Book before 31 March 2020 and receive a 15% reduction. Applicable to all room types. Blackout dates apply. Restrictions apply.

30% reduction on suites Book before 31 March 2020 and receive a 30% reduction. Applicable to all suites. Blackout dates apply. Restrictions apply.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 3 nights

From about

£1,180

Holiday Code IE735

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to San Clemente Palace Kempinski, Venice

About Venice

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Venice is the chance to visit an enchanting and historical city. Venice, or ‘La Serenissima’ as it has been known for centuries, is truly unique and must be visited at least once in a lifetime. It is essentially a floating museum and was the main centre of trade for the north of Italy from the 13th century right through until the 17th century. The Venetian Republic was one of the richest in Europe and was presided over by the Doge who was elected by the Council of Ten, or the most powerful members of the governing families. The art and architecture that can be seen throughout the city is really a tribute to centuries of patronage and wealth. The Venetian lagoon also has numerous other islands, inhabited and uninhabited which used to grow crops and produce to feed Venice itself and which also used to house some of the cities’ industries such as glass making and lace making.

Cultural highlights of Venice

St Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs, The Grand Canal, Accademia, Museo Correr, Rialto Bridge, La Fenice theatre, The Church of the Redentore, The Church of Santa Maria della Salute.

Festivals in Venice

Venice’s most famous festival is the Carnevale in February, the actual dates of Carnevale vary from year to year, but it generally spans three to four weeks ending on Shrove Tuesday. Costumed and masked people parade around the streets of Venice and there are numerous private parties and dances, but the atmosphere on the final night of Carnevale itself is electric. Alternatively, there is the Regata Storica on the first Sunday in September, when boats and gondolas race against each other along the Grand Canal, or the Feast of the Redentore in mid-July to celebrate the end of the plague in the 16th century. A makeshift bridge is constructed to link the Giudecca island with the Dorsodouro island and there is a huge firework display.

Gastronomy in Venice

Venetian food is naturally fish and sea food orientated and popular dishes include the sweet and sour ‘sardee in saor’ or sardine salad, cuttlefish risotto with its black ink and ‘caparossoi a scota deo’, which are large clams cooked with lemon and pepper. Liver is also popular as are several sweet fried delicacies or ‘fritole’, popular particularly around festival time. This area is famous for its Prosecco and is the home of the ‘Bellini’ cocktail.

Travel around Venice

Gondola rides are always popular, but are expensive. The vaporetto and motoscafo services are good and will take you from A to B and are essential to reach the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello in the lagoon unless you hire a private water taxi. The services can be disrupted at high tide or ‘Aqua Alta’, which usually occurs in the autumn, or if the lagoon is particularly choppy. To cross the Grand Canal the precarious ‘traghetti’ are like large Gondolas, but you are expected to stand up in order for the maximum number of passengers to board, so it is an art, as well as an experience to remember!

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