San Clemente Palace
Space, salt air, brilliant sunshine, and ready access to Venice’s historical center 15 minutes away by complimentary shuttle boat attract guests for tranquil holidays year-round. Through some 2,900 windows and four acres of centuries-old gardens guests contemplate Venice lagoon, nearby islands, and St. Mark’s Square from San Clemente Island.
Amenity highlights: In summer, guests relax around a lagoon-view pool. Year-round they enjoy pampering in a health-and-beauty spa. Dining choices include the Renaissance formality of a fine-dining restaurant with wood-beamed ceiling; the whimsical sumptuousness of a Venice Carnival-themed restaurant serving Venetian cuisine; and lagoonside outdoor tables in summer.
Insider tip: San Clemente Island has been a tranquil retreat since 1131, when a church was built there. Various orders established monasteries on the island. Camaldolesi monks took over in 1645, and their monastery was expanded in 1859. Abandoned in the 1980s, the monastery was converted to this hotel, which opened in 2003.
Isola di San Clemente, 1
Venice, San Marco 30124
Nearest major airport:
Venice, Italy (VCE-Marco Polo)
A complimentary buffet breakfast is provided each morning in Gli Arazzi Ristorante.
Ca’ dei Frati – Fine-dining restaurant with wood-beamed ceiling, terra-cotta-tile floor, brocade booths. Large windows with lagoon and island views. Seasonal Italian/Venetian menu. Jackets required for men. Dinner only. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Le Maschere – Named “The Mask” for the restaurant’s Venice Carnival decor theme. Purple-violet-gold color scheme. Brick-and-dark-wood walls. Original paintings of Carnival. Open for lunch, dinner in winter, and dinner in summer. Summer outdoor seating in lagoonside church square. Specializing in Venetian cuisine.
Gli Arazzi Ristorante – Complimentary buffet breakfast daily. Warm-weather outdoor dining adjacent to cloister and traditional Venetian wellhead.
La Laguna – Casual outdoor spot specializing in grilled foods in summer.
Gli Specchi – Pub-style food served from late morning to late night.
The Le Conchiglie – Pool bar open in summer.
In historical district
NEARBY POINTS OF INTEREST
Piazza San Marco – 15 minutes by complimentary 24-hour shuttle boat
Marco Polo Airport (VCE): Approximate time by water-taxi from the airport to San Clemente Island is 45 minutes. Alternatively, guests can catch a public boat operated by Linea Alilaguna at the airport to Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square). From there, the hotel’s complimentary shuttle boat transports guests to San Clemente in 15 minutes, leaving from a clearly marked dock in front of a small building called “Compania de la Vele” every 20 minutes from 10 AM to 9 PM, every 40 minutes from 9 PM to 1 AM, and on request from 1 AM to 7 AM (schedule subject to change).
Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
For surcharges, rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) are available and should be requested at the time of booking.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests made via this Web site cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
Small pets only
Check-in time is 2 PM
A spa offers aromatherapy, body treatments, facials, massage, and hair and nail care. It includes a steam room, sauna, two spa tubs, and a fitness center. Off the lobby, a series of small, sumptuously furnished salons provide spaces for quiet conversation and reading. Use of a computer with high-speed Internet connection and printer is complimentary.
A complimentary shuttle boat transports guests between the hotel and Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square), a 15-minute trip, around the clock, with regularity varying depending on time of day.
See a list of property amenities
Swimming pool – outdoor seasonal
Complimentary newspapers in lobby
Room service (24 hours)
Internet access in public areas – high speed
Safe-deposit box – front desk
24-hour front desk
Number of rooms: 205
Number of floors: 3
Gift shops or newsstand
Dry cleaning service
Full-service health spa
Meeting rooms (small groups)
Internet access in public areas – complimentary
Express check- in
Air-conditioned public areas
A 16-by-13-meter (52-by-43-ft) swimming pool surrounded by a brick sundeck furnished with cushioned lounge chairs provides relaxation in warm-weather months. Use of two hard-surface tennis courts and a three-hole pitch-and-putt golf course is complimentary.
A 15-minute water-taxi ride away lies the Lido of Venice, a slender, 11.5-km-long (7.25-mile-long) island facing the Adriatic Sea that serves the city’s playground, especially in summer. Year-round, visitors rent bicycles to explore the island, play golf on a course at the island’s southern tip, or take horseback rides.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
Golfing on site
Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Jet skiing nearby
Horse riding/rental nearby
Swimming on site
Rowing or canoeing nearby
Water skiing nearby
Tennis on site
Internet access – high speed
Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Internet access – surcharge
Separate bathtub and shower
Child care (in room, surcharge)
Cribs (infant beds) available
Internet access – dial-up
Bottled water in room (complimentary)
The hotel offers 205 guestrooms in a restored, three-story monastery dating from the 19th century. Its distinct exterior is terra-cotta-colored, with white trim and tall, arched windows. Long, wide, high-ceiled hallways extend through the hotel’s wings, all decorated with damask wall panels and crystal and Murano glass chandeliers.
Guestrooms contain 4-meter (13.75-foot) ceilings, tall windows providing views of the hotel’s gardens, terrazzo floors with area rugs, reading chairs, cocktail tables, and work desks. Furnishings and colors vary according to four Venetian-theme decor schemes: The Doges, The Merchants, The Nobles, and The Navigators.
Beds feature hypoallergenic comforters, six pillows each, and linen sheets. Beige-marble bathrooms include separate tubs and showers and feature a five-channel in-house music system. French toiletries are by Etro. Terry-cloth bathrobes and slippers supply lounging comfort. Internet access is available through televisions (surcharge).
Smoking is not permitted in guestrooms.