When you think of Venice, you think of crowded alleys, a confusing labyrinth and the constant engine noise of countless boats and ships. This year, luxury trips to the lagoon city are completely different. In the summer of 2020, many hotels were only half full, and guests were finally able to take pictures of St. Mark’s Square and the many other tourist attractions without large crowds.
What is not known to many visitors to Venice: Only a short boat trip from the vibrant city away is San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice, a jewel of peace on its own island. The hotel’s own boats take guests to an oasis of peace and tranquility that cannot be found in the city of Venice itself.
The San Clemente Palace Kempinski is a 900-year-old listed property consisting of a series of beautifully restored monastery buildings and a 12th century chapel built in 1131. Even the arrival by boat is a highlight and a special experience. The gardens of 15 acres (7 hectares of gardens) with ancient gardens, courtyards, and terraces with breathtaking views of the city on the horizon form this exclusive green treasure.
San Clemente Palace Kempinski has 32 special and 34 junior suites and 130 luxury rooms. The rooms combine Venetian decoration with modern design. Due to its heritage as a monastery, the rooms and corridors are unusually large and thus convey a special touch of luxury. San Clemente Suite was awarded as Europe’s Leading Hotel Suite and Bathroom in 2018 by the World Travel Awards.
The San Clemente Palace Kempinski’s guestrooms and suites have sweeping views of Venice, Giudecca, the lagoon and the Lido, to the intimate courtyards or the gardens. A special highlight is the San Clemente Suite, located in the former monastery laundry featuring two bathrooms, a master bedroom and a living room with enormous panoramic windows boasting the best view of Venice.
The hotel has three bars and three restaurants. The Acquerello Restaurant, with terraces overlooking the lagoon, is of particular sublime beauty. The dishes are exceptional and are presented with great attention to detail.
In addition to an outdoor pool and a spa area, the hotel has a wide range of fitness facilities, a 1,500-meter jogging path through the centuries-old park, the pitch-and-putt track and the tennis court. In 2019, the Spa treatments were awarded “Europe’s Best Hotel Spa” by WTA. Very worth mentioning are the Merchant of Venice Spa in the outdoor spa cabanas with fitness weight equipment placed in the centuries-old gardens and sunbeds under the palm trees. My personal favorite is the beautiful view from “sunset hill”.
The 12th century church is ideal for celebrations, including weddings of course. The location of the island allows guests to experience privacy and serenity while enjoying the proximity of Venice with its extremely rich offer of art and culture.
Due to its exceptional location, its own centuries-old history and, of course, the finest and friendliest service, San Clemente Palace Kempinski is an incomparable address in Venice.
For more information, please contact: www.kempinski.com/venice