We stayed in "Pamela 2" in Riomaggiore.
The apartment itself was very nice - it was at the bottom of the hill, which made it not as bad on your legs as some of the others we saw! It was on the third floor though, so you still get quite a nice workout. The balcony was gorgeous, with a great view of the water. The shower....I don't even know what to say. Yes, there was no curtain or door. Yes, it was just a handheld knob. Yes, you couldn't fully stand-up without soaking teh room or falling over, as there was a. step in the tub. Words can't really describe what an experience it was to try to shower after a long exhausting day of hiking! There is a standing fan in the bedroom though, which helped quite a bit with the heatwave they were experiencing while we were there.
Pamela herself, i will say, left a bit to be desired. We were told to call her when we arrived at the train station, so she could show us to the apartment. When I couldn't understand where she wanted us to meet her (since we had never been there before, and didn't know the area!) she hung up on us. When we did arrive, carrying our luggage and sweating, she practically ran down the street and up the stairs, leaving us to chase after her. Along the way she yelled things back to us about light switches, keys, etc, and then yelled at us again later that evening when we (surprise!) got it wrong, having compaletely missed it the first time.
So I would just say- force her to slow down, and you will be fine. It was a good location, and a decent place to stay.
One last heads-up - the apartment overlooks a little square where kids play (loudly!) - so if you plan to nap with the windows open...you may want to re-think that :)
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