However, I am not giving a full 5 star because:
Internet is so, so lame it is virtually useless, not worth even for whatsapp. I am writing this using the neighbor's wifi, following the receptionist's advice. They told me that only one Internet company covers the area, but we found that wrong as in other places around we got good speeds. If needing Internet for work don't even think of staying here.
Breakfast service can get quite slow, if 4 tables busy at the same time: I measured a full 20 minutes getting bread, so more than 1 hour was needed for getting all things on the table. Very nice people, though, always smiling. It is the same everyday, so can get bored of it. Eggs for my taste, very bland, though close to American standards .
Not taken in consideration for the 4 stars rating, I have to say at last, even when the hotel itself is beautiful, now I realize it is a better idea to stay at a beach hotel in barra or rio vermelho and get here for visiting the surroundings , as the neighborhood is so touristy that it is full of tourist scams and gypsies that have their life goal to rip off you all they can. It is not the hotel's blame, and there are hundreds of fantastic people as well. It is a shame, because it can get quite stressful in a place that is otherwise fantastic and much more beautiful than pictures describe .
The transportation from the airport to hotel was hired. If getting here with heavy luggage, it is a good idea because the street is closed to regular transit. However, the price is twice as a regular cab. Quite efficient, though.
The facilities themselves are top notch. Being ran by French owners, they really know about their business. All materials, decoration, A/C, painting, TV, and bathroom well above what is expected, even in a old house - completely restored and beautiful.
Attention from start was very good, giving detailed instructions on surroundings, maps. Schedules on events happening, and many details: a well thought reception , bar, restaurant, tapas bar, even a pool and fitness room, all for 12 rooms is much more than expected for such few guests.
The restaurant is good for foreigners missing something from elsewhere, as recipes and food selections cover palates from many places and taste much more international. Good presentation. Breakfast is more than anyone can eat, even when it is not buffet: fruits, yoghurt, bread, toast, butter, eggs, cake, clafoutis, coffee or tea, milk and 2 juices.