Stayed at The Empire, unfortunately for a single night. I've travelled a lot for business in 5* hotels and I'm always very disappointed in hotels in this country in comparison but this one was excellent.
The room was reasoably sized and had a great twin aspect view. The staff were all excellent from reception to the restaurant staff. The food was excellent, including the 4 course meal which was included in the price. Lovely lounge to relax in too.
For an old hotel, the spa and pool facilities are also good although the steam and sauna were broken.
The only issue I can come up with is the car park-spaces are limited. I got one but if you didn't, I guess you'd need to find a spot on the road or pay.
Excellent hotel, can't fault it, best I've stayed in in UK, will return.More