I reached Montpellier in the evening, and it was around 30 degrees Celsius. I found my hotel fairly quickly, and my room was clean and spacious. About twice the size of my apartment in Sapporo. It had air conditioning and wireless Internet that worked without problems. It was also very cheap.
|There was a "Sex Shop" on one of the streets outside my window.|
|My ridiculously cramped toilet. Shouldn't they have put it in facing the camera instead?|
|Perhaps there is something important on the other side of the wall that makes the toilet unusable, I though. It turns out to be nothing but empty space, seemingly made just to make the toilet cramped... French architecture.|
The drawbacks included being close to the station (noisy trains breaking noisily early in the morning when passing close by), being close to the city center (people partying until three A.M. every night on the street outside my window), having a window that could not be closed (not a problem except for the noise, but combined with point 1) and 2) on the list of bad things, not great), and a toilet that was so close to a wall even a Japanese (who are generally tiny) girl could not have gotten her legs between the toilet and the wall...
|The window to the very lively city center could not be closed. Another somewhat questionable design decision.|
|I managed to explain to the staff in the local pharmacy that I wanted ear plugs, which solved my noise problem.|