My family of 5 is traveling to Brighton in August and I have narrowed it down to two hotels/B & B's. They are the Cavalaire and the Regency. I could only find one review on the Regency Hotel and it seemed okay, however not a very large group of opinions to draw on.The Cavalaire has a number of good reviews but I read that Upper Rock Gardens is not a good area to stay in due to the unsavoury crowd. I am concerned that with 3 teenagers it may not be the best area to stay. Does anyone have any feedback on this?
I also noticed that both appears to have a very rigid cancellation penalty from 25 pounds to 50% of first nights stay anytime after confirmation of reservation. Is this the norm for Brighton accommodation?
One last question. We are departing home to Canada on the last morning in Brighton. I am still not comfortable with the various trains/lines and what goes to Gatwick, if our flight leaves from Gatwick at 10:45 how early would we have to leave to check in on time and does the train that goes to Gatwick leave very early in the morning?
I appreciate your help.