San Clemente Palace Kempinski

A private island retreat in Venice, Italy

deluxe room

A five-star stay at an exceptionally luxurious Kempinski private island retreat, located 10 minutes from St Mark's Square, including breakfast

With enough ancient courtyards, exquisite gardens, Murano chandeliers and Venetian splendour to keep design-lovers wide-eyed for weeks, this former monastery dazzles with history at every turn. But what gives the five-star San Clemente Palace’s Kempinski its stylish edge is the setting, on its own private island of San Clemente just a 10-minute boat ride from Piazza San Marco - the 40,000-square-foot square brilliantly described by Napoleon as ‘the drawing room of Europe’.

Capturing all that is great and good about Venice, it’s easy to see why this revamped resort is a TripAdvisor award-winner. Complete with heated outdoor pool, tennis court, jogging path, golf course, fitness room and consecrated 12th-century church, everything here is as high-end as you’d imagine. This extends to the dining too, by way of three gourmet spots and three laid-back bars for working your way through a rather decent cocktail and champagne menu.

For living la dolce vita, everything is just as fancy on the accommodation front. Each of the 190 renovated rooms and suites has been given a sleek new look that seamlessly blends high ceilings, heritage terrazzo floors, lavish fabrics and classic Venetian décor with inviting modern touches and sumptuous marble-clad bathrooms.

Good to know

The San Clemente Palace’s Kempinski runs a complimentary boat service to and from Piazza San Marco for guests, departing every 30 minutes.

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We like

  • Staying on a private island just a 10-minute boat ride from Piazza San Marco
  • Marble-clad bathrooms in the glamorous high-ceilinged guest rooms
  • Pre- and post-dinner champagne and cocktails in the Clemente Bar

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