A former monastery dating from the 12th century, this unique historic hotel is located on car-free St. Peter’s Island in the middle of Lake Biel. It is surrounded by a large park and features a restaurant serving regional specialities and its own wine. The rooms at Klosterhotel St. Petersinsel feature elegant wooden furniture and floors, a seating area, and a modern bathroom with bathrobes, toiletries, and a hairdryer. Fresh fish from the lake and products from surrounding farms are offered in the restaurant, which includes a bistro serving drinks and snacks. A 4-course dinner is served in the restaurant and consists of wine and beef from the island and fish from the surrounding Lake Biel. In 2010, the Klosterhotel was recognized as Switzerland’s historic hotel of the year. Guests can take advantage of the property´s private boat on request. The hotel is just 165 feet from the lakeshore and the ferry port. Erlach, the nearest village on the lakeshore, is 9.3 miles from Murten and Neuchâtel, and 14.9 miles from Biel.