I travel quite a lot. I usually stay in decent hotels. I am fairly easy to please. All I really need on my short visits is a clean bed and a shower.

However, most of the hotels in Rotterdam (including the one I stayed in last week where I could stroll down to the client offices - my idea of nirvana) are fully booked for reasons that are unclear.

I have a feeling that there may be a major tulip festival taking place. Either that or it is because (for reasons outside my control) I am being forced to book at 24 hours notice.

In any event, after hours of hunting for a hotel room without success, I asked the client for assistance and am pleased to announce that I now have a confirmed booking for three nights at the Grand Hotel Central in central Rotterdam.

Then I just happened to read some reviews on this establishment and I am really starting to wish I hadn’t.