The historic abbey hotel St. Petersinsel is located on the the car-free island in a scenic Swiss nature park only five minutes away from Lake Biel. A true gem in which to unwind. Built in 1100, the abbey hotel is therefore full of history. The island was once a prehistoric settlement site, a Roman cult location, a Burgundian centre of power, a priory in medieval times and a refuge for Geneva’s writer, philosopher and social critic Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Today it is mostly a place in which to relax. “Our guests love the unique location in the car-fee nature park,” says deputy host Deborah Bähler. “Another highlight is our rooms within the historic walls of the former monastery – the atmosphere is heavenly.”