I was shocked to find that there were cancellation fees when I cancelled hotel reservations at two places in Villefranche-sur-Mer. The most aggregious fee was at La Fiancee du Pirate Villefranche. They have charged me for one full night even though the reservation was cancelled over 3 months in advance. The other hotel that charged a fee was Hotel Flore in Villefranche-sur-Mer. They charged 10% of what the total would have been even though this reservation was cancelled over 60 days in advance.
I was told by both that this is standard practice. I have never encountered this before. I also have never seen such predatory cancellation practices. Is this common in that area? If so I think travellers should be forewarned.
We are determined that this will not spoil our trip and we are looking forward to our stay there. I will report back on our stay at Hotel de la Darse.