Located in a former convent, this hotel is a singular experience. Located quietly and proudly in Lake Biel on St Petersinsel [St Peter Island], it has 13 authentic rooms, each offering an individual experience of different periods. All have been redesigned with much respect for the historical structure. The culinary offerings are shaped by the products and recipes of the surrounding area and its monastic past. Their own island wine and Natura Beef supplied by the island's farmers have become an integral part of the menu.


The St. Peters Island is the jewel in the lake of Bienne. It was developed in the last ice age, when the Rhône glacier in its extension reached the Jura. To find peace and be touched by the breath of history at the same time: Our hotel with its 13 unique rooms and 27 beds invites for longer stays and to a deepened Island experience. The seclusion of this peninsula provides also the ideal surroundings for seminars and conferences. With the Gothic Hall, a dignified and practically equipped room is available. For the well-being of our guests the restaurant is led with care and provides an inviting atmosphere. In five different stylish halls fish specialties and other rich menus are served, accompanied by full-bodied wines from the whole world.


The Klosterhotel offers you and your guests a unique environment in the middle of nature as well as top services and culinary delicacies. The island location, protected zone and hotel with its limitless possibilities will give your celebration that special touch. From civil weddings with a drinks reception to lavish parties, we have just the right offer for you. Symbolic ceremony: wedding ceremonies in a meadow or on a Baroque pavilion will guarantee a unique experience. The Baroque pavilion on the highest point of St. Peter’s Island, five minutes’ walk from the monastery hotel, offers the most beautiful views of Lake Biel. Enjoy an aperitif before or after your civil ceremony, or organise your welcome drinks in the heart of nature. Alternatively, you can exchange vows under the open sky directly on the beautiful shores of Lake Biel.

Swiss Historic Hotel

Formerly a Cluniac monastery, here monastic simplicity is combined with a modern appreciation of style. Awarded in 2010 for "providing an experience of approximately 1000 years of European cultural and architectural history". The composition of the building, the unspoilt natural surroundings and fine gastronomy makes every stay a pleasure. Formerly Jean-Jacques Rousseau's haven.

Certified by ICOMOS

Historic hotel of the year 2010 The Restaurant & Klosterhotel St. Petersinsel has received the Historic Hotel of the Year Award 2010 «for bringing to life nearly 1000 years of European culture and architecture which, in combination with a pristine natural landscape and eclectic gastronomy, represent a unique experience for all the senses». The important elements of the historic structure have been highlighted in an exemplary manner and give the visitor an opportunity to experience the atmosphere of bygone eras. The historical past merges with modernity, resulting in a stylish yet understated design. By means of architecture, cultural history and scenic surroundings, the Monastery Hotel St. Peter’s Island offers today’s visitors a magnificent travel experience where yesterday and today are harmoniously blended.

3 star


  • Public parking
  • Very quiet rooms
  • Wi-Fi - free
  • WC in Room
  • Air conditioner
  • Phone
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Indoor tennis center
  • Pets welcome
  • Very quiet location


  • Gym


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Restaurant & Klosterhotel St. Petersinsel
Heidenweg 26
3235 Erlach

Phone +41 (0)32 338 11 14
Fax +41 (0)32 338 25 82


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Restaurant & Klosterhotel St. Petersinsel
Heidenweg 26
3235 Erlach
Phone +41 (0)32 338 11 14

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