San Clemente Palace Kempinski – Private Island in the Venice Lagoon | Black Platinum Gold

“When I seek another word for ‘music’, I never find any other word than ‘Venice” – Friedrich Nietzsche.

The Rendez-Vous with Art and History in the Ultimate Luxury 

A tranquil sanctuary on the doorstep of Venice, San Clemente Palace Kempinski – member of The Leading Hotels of the World – is one of Italy’s most enchanting secrets. Set on a private island in the heart of the Venice Lagoon, it’s just a complimentary ten-minute boat ride from St. Mark’s Square via private boat.

The stately resort immerses guests in the drama, glamour, and heritage of Venice. The 900-year-old landmark property is comprised of a series of beautifully restored monastery buildings, as well as a 12th-century chapel, which reminds visitors of the monastic settlement that once flourished here.

The hotel offers six convention rooms for up to 450 people, and together with the whole complex and its surrounding grounds, it is the ideal place for weddings and other events, with the historic scenery providing an unforgettable setting.


A peaceful sanctuary away from the bustle of Venice

Surrounded by a 15 acres of ancient gardens, courtyards, and terraces boasting breath-taking views of the city on the horizon, San Clemente Palace Kempinski is the perfect retreat, with all rooms and suites providing a stunning view of Venice, the lagoon, the gardens, or the courtyards.

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San Clemente Palace Kempinski boasts 8 special and 58 junior suites, 130 luxury guest rooms and residences with up to 8 bedrooms, all recently refurbished in 2017, in which Venetian decorations blend with legacy design elements, while typical high Venetian ceilings create a sense of home. San Clemente Suite was selected as the “Europe’s Leading Hotel Suite” in 2018. 


The art of a good eating

The hotel features three bars and three special restaurants, including a signature restaurant with terraces overlooking the lagoon, catering to all culinary desires.

The Acquerello Restaurant is set in a spectacular location with breathtaking views, serving both modern Venetian and Italian inspired dishes, it offers a refined, creative and gourmet cuisine from the passion of our executive chef. Acquerello has been recognized as the Best Italian Cuisine in Europe by Haute Grandeur Global Restaurant Awards in 2020.

The setting of Insieme Restaurant is out of time: in the picturesque monastery churchyard that dates back to the 15th century, or in the inside salons enriched with elegant decors and original tapestries. 

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Buddha-Bar Beach at San Clemente Palace Kempinski is a poolside lifestyle concept, in the most splendid outdoor swimming pool, restaurant and bar area in Venice, completely surrounded by exotic palm trees. 

At the Clemente Bar, the atmosphere is welcoming. From the large mirrors to the styles of the seating, everything speaks of class.

The Sunset Bar is the perfect venue to savor an aperitivo while enjoying the magical sunset over the lagoon.


The serenity of San Clemente Palace Kempinski, Europe’s Best Spa Award winner, will enchant you. The unique spa experience features a luxurious couples suite, and indulgent wet area with sauna, steam bath and showers, together with a hair salon. After a busy day in Venice, you may also prefer to enjoy the natural park of San Clemente Palace and the outdoor spa cabanas. 

The Merchant of Venice treatments use noble and perfumed oils. They are created in the laboratories in accordance with the ancient oriental traditions imported into Venice by the Venetian merchants throughout the centuries.

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The heated outdoor swimming pool is one of the city resorts highlights and it is a very rare facility in Venice. Located in the middle of the island within a separate area, it’s surrounded by exclusive cabanas and the picturesque gardens of the resort. 

The pool is adjacent to the Pool Bar and La Dolce Restaurant, and the entire area is surrounded by charming and elegant centuries-old gardens with cypress and magnolia.


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