The hotel was not ever really a convent in the sense usually used--in the 17th century, a merchant endowed a hostel for widows of the guild members. There are nine rooms in the main facility, opposite St. Peter's Church right in the center of the Old Town. The rooms are comfortable and simply but comfortably decorated with full bathrooms and reasonable closet and bathroom space.
You won't be more than a ten minute walk from any other part of Old Town and a few minutes from the park that follows the canal as it winds through town. What's called the "Quiet Centre", and which is where the City's Art Nouveau architecture and design is concentrated, is a 15 or 20 minute walk through the Esplanade. The train and bus station is a ten minute walk away.
My only real suggestion is to ask for a back room, not because there's a lot of street noise, but because, at least when I was there in early June a not-very-good accordionist set himself up every evening in the square near the hotel. I've done Vilnius, Riga and now Tallinn on the way to St. Petersburg and I've got to say that Riga, beautiful and friendly, is a noisier place than the rest of the Baltics but the hotel, flutists and accordionists aside, is a refuge.
The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The included breakfast is served at a nearby hotel is full and good (I see that another reviewer has criticized the breakfast but I found it fine--I'll venture that the Baltics are not a great place for vegetarians, in general).
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