We are booked at Scorci di Mare for one night in Riomaggiore. We will also be there in late August. The room only has a window but it overlooks the marina, thus sea view. I am reading that in some places the train station is quite a trek to hotels. The apartment we rented concerns me a bit because even though the reviews are awesome, having to set a specific time to meet an owner is worrisome and the dropping off of luggage since we will be arriving by 10 AM.
We looked at the bed and Breakfasts in Monterosso Locanda Maestrall and Il Giardino Incantato as well as Hotel Margharita. They all have openings at the moment, but the first two provide no outdoor seating or view from the room, and the Hotel Margharita does have a patio, but overlooks the street as well. We just don't know what to do! Has anyone been to any of these hotels or B&B's? We also just want to make the most of our experience for the short time we are there - i night Sometimes the room does come in to play. Thanks for any advice.