San Clemente Palace Hotel & Resort
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We went back to venice and found a little restaurant that served food cafeteria style. We had all sorts of interesting dishes to choose from. I chose the pork chop. Anita had some kind of pork with tomato sauce and ravioli soup. For dessert she had tarimosu (not sure about the spelling). I had an almond tort. We wandered around the back streets of …
On our last morning at the San Clemente Palace we packed our travel packs and checked out of the hotel. We walked to the dock to wait on the boat for our last ride to Piazza San Marco. I took a couple of photos of the view from the boat as we approached the square. We still had two or three hours left on our vaporetto passes so after the San …
We just checked into the San Clemente Palace Hotel. Our flight from London took us over the north sea, Belgium, Germany, and the Swiss alps before landing in Italy. I snapped some pictures of the Swiss alps as we flew over. As the aircraft made its final approach to Venice Marco Polo airport I looked out the window and saw Venice in the distance. …
... the city too. We checked out areas loaded with fancy shops like Prada, Armani, Gucci, Bvlgari and Vendi. Tennis shoes for $2500? Leather belt for $400? Purses $5000? I tried to purchase a few of these but we ran out of time. Outside the shops on the street (really just a walkway since no cars can get there) are the knock-off sellers carrying their wares with them and always on the move to avoid police.
Seriously, Mom did find a few shops that ...
... ve been a lot worse – there were people that had to walk the whole way with their luggage in the storm.
The day was a complete bust. We didn’t get to see all Venice had to offer and we didn’t get to ride the gondolas. But those few hours spend sitting enjoying a good drink with a great view was worth it. I guess I’ll have to add Venice to the list for the next ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews San Clemente Palace Hotel & Resort Venice
What a wonderful start to our recent (March 2004) 12- day trip to Italy. My family of five had three rooms in this beautiful hotel/resort and they were BY FAR the largest, most opulent and scenic rooms of our entire trip. We enjoyed the most magnificent views of the Grand Canal "skyline" from our rooms. And appreciated the comfortable beds, soft linens, luxe bathrooms, cozy bar...every aspect was first-class.
GREAT GREAT GREAT !
Stayed a few days ago for 2 nights. Very impressive hotel and very much 5*. Great Value, excellent service and facilities, friendly staff, stunning overall. Great Breakfasts. Spa is superb. (outdoor pool only open in the summer). Excellent location and views. Transfer boat to centre is very stylish. Rooms are spacious and well furnished and very clean. Could have done with a plan in the lobby to see where things were in the hotel (bit limited on information). Hotel restaurant is a bit expensive.
We stayed at the St Clemente for two nights in March 2004 and had a really marvellous time. The hotel is very quiet and elegant, with beautiful grounds and public spaces. The room we had (a deluxe double) was very large, beautifully decorated, with first class facilities. The boat service is reliable and enjoyable (takes 12 mins), though was not running as frequently as advertised. Concierge and reception staff are extremely helpful. I would certainly recommend the watertaxi on arrival -- ca 25 mins from airport compared to a total of ca 90mins (but 90 euros). Only two quibbles: 1) the restaurant (Maschere) was not up to scratch in cooking skill or in service (and did not justify its prices) -- though the breakfasts were outstanding; 2) the hotel insisted on pumping out bizarrely inappropriate music throughout (an insipid euro-tchno-musak). Generally, though, this is a very special place that is full of atmosphere and charm -- perhaps especially in off season.
This hotel is wonderful. We had a suite which was simply fantastic. It beats all other hotels in Venice and the combination of the location, the luxury shuttle, the service (the concierge service is particularly good) and general ambience are hard to beat.It is as much as you can do to force yourself onto that boat and get into town!A word to the wise - get a water taxi to and from the airport, find people to share it with if you must (to save cost) but do not do it the other way via the general transportation, it is a nightmare and I wish we had got the water taxi both ways and not just one.Have fun - this is a special place.
We stayed for 4 nights over Carnevale. It's quite a novelty staying in a hotel on its own island - arriving in a blizzard was pretty romantic, the subsequent days of rain made it somewhat less so! The boat ride across the lagoon adds to the experience, though at times during our stay the boats ran just every 40-60 mins or so, which was not ideal given the winter weather. We stayed in a deluxe double room - from what I saw of the standard rooms, it was worth paying the extra. However, we had to ask to switch rooms after our first (201) was next door to a rather noisy generator. The second was fine - though still without the lagoon view we were supposed to have. As hotels go, the furnishings of San Clemente are lovely, the service was good overall and the location stunning. What was missing for us, were the little details such as complimentary fruit and water in the room, a Carnevale programme (especially as we were on the hotel's 'Exploring Venice during Carnevale' deal), nibbles with the (expensive) drinks from the american bar etc. Would we stay there again? We did enjoy our stay, but would probably not return - just not quite special enough.
Stayed here over Carnivale weekend in Venice. The shuttle itself is good experience as it allows you to travel the wonderful Venice lagoon, for free! Total travel time is about 15 minutes and theire are shuttles every 20 minutes. The property grounds are magnificent. I got a room that had an awesome view, high ceilings and a comfortable enough king bed. Room was a tad small in comparation to high ceilings. bathrooms done in marble are decent looking but certainly not top of the line marble. Overall, you can't get a better place in Venice for your money.
Bliss and then some
We stayed at San Clemente in December and left the island smitten with the hotel. The rooms are fabulous, service top notch, and the other accouterments were unsurpassed. It does take about a half hour to reach the island from St. Marks and visitors should be warned that, if you choose San Clemente as your base, you may find yourself quite unwilling to make the journey to Venice. This type of luxury can be addictive and is really difficult to find anywhere. Forget those other five stars!
My wife and I stayed at the San Clemente from January 5th to 10th 2004 and had a wonderful time. The service was excellent and the accomodation was superb.
Heaven on a secret island
We just returned from Venice and it was my 6th trip, so I know the hotels pretty well. The San Clemente was just perfect !!! Actually, we were very lucky. The standard double room at this time of the year was 180 Euros. And when we arrived, as the hotel was not fully booked they upgraded us to a Junior Suite. Actually Room 333 the one which illustrated their brochure. The staff is really nice, especially the concierge who has good advice. I will return to this island.
A visit to paradise
We spent two nights here in Sept. 2003 and found the place to be the best kept secret in Venice. Newly opened in April, everything shines and the staff are very friendly and willingly to cater to all your needs. Located on its own private island about 15 minutes from the Grand Canal, you will welcome the quiteness and privacy of this island after the hustle and bustle of Venice. The hotel runs a free shuttle about 3 times an hour to get you to the action. I would stay here again without any doubt in my mind as to the quality of the place.