San Clemente Palace

Isola di San Clemente, San Marco 926, Venice, Veneto, 30124, Italy
(5 star hotel)
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A "Leading" Hotel on its own island!

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by written on August 22, 2009

Located on its own island, isola di San Clemente, this historic complex has been turned into one of Venice's best and most unique hotels. As a member of "The Leading Hotels of the World", San Clemente Palace Hotel provides luxury and comfort that make staying here rather unforgettable. The spacious hotel is more of a resort complex island than a simple hotel, equipped with a spa, tennis courts, gardens and first-rate restaurants. The island even has its own 12th century church, la Chiesa di San Clemente!

The ancient monastery in which it is housed once provided housing for Crusader forces travelling to the Levant. The structure has been extensively renovated and decorated with typical Venetian fabrics and furniture. Many of its large rooms have enviable views extending to the San Marco area in Venice. Yet all of this luxury comes at a relatively affordable price, far lower than one would expect from a 5-star hotel in Venice. The reason is that the hotel is detached from Venice itself, where one would typically want to stay, which initially made me hesitate to stay here. However, the isolation of the hotel was in fact most appreciated because it provided a haven away from the hordes of tourists invading Venice. Moreover, the hotel provides free shuttle service from the hotel to Piazza San Marco, which goes back and forth promptly every 20-minutes and completes the journey in 10-12 minutes. The boat ride was a nice and relaxing way to end a day of exhausting sightseeing followed by a big dinner!

I would definitely want to stay here on my next visit to Venice.

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Beautiful Boat

by written on May 21, 2009

I didn't see this hotel which apparently is on a private island, but this is their boat. If the hotel is anything like the boat it must be pretty good.

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Room With A View

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by written on July 8, 2005

More to come!!

Unique Quality: One of the best things the San Clemente Palace can offer are the views over the Venice Lagoon (see hotel postcard attached to this tip!)...

OK, not every room has such splendid vistas, but even views of the hotel's own 'backyard' (read: amazing gardens) are worthy of a special mention.

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San Clemente - Getting Best Rates

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by written on July 8, 2005

As many similar hotels, even a short stay at San Clemente Palace can seriously damage your credit card...

However, there may be ways of cutting the hotel's minimum rate from, say, 240 EUR to about 150 EUR, which is more acceptable.

Check Your Corporate Rate: chances are, the firm you work for - if it is a large one - has a corporate rate arrangement with the hotel of your choice. This alone saves you about 50% off the publshed lowest Internet price. Unfortunately, otherwise there's no way that San Clemente's rate can be cut to below 200 EUR....

Internet: second-best source of bargains. Lowest I have seen for this hotel is 220 EUR.

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San Clemente

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by written on July 8, 2005

Unique Quality: If you have always dreamed of living in a palace, even if only for a week....

San Clemente is not called 'Palace' for nothing, being situated on a private island in the Venetian lagoon.

The building itself is a remarkable monastery (which also served as a hospital) hospital dating from the 19th century. Its distinct exterior is terra-cotta-colored, with white trim and tall, arched windows.

Interiors and service certainly match the first impression....

Directions: There's a private boat service to get guests to/from the island.

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Address: Isola di San Clemente, San Marco 926, Venice, Veneto, 30124, Italy

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Fitness Center
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