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The Crane Residential Resort

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Crane Beach | Bridgetown, BB18079, Barbados
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Revisited the Crane this summer, the private residences were in good condition, our garden had matured nicely, full of exotic plants and banana trees in fruit. The pool areas were kept clean and tidy and as always the staff were friendly and helpful. Good place to stay if you want a relaxed holiday, constant breeze from the sea is welcome... More

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful resort with everything you need. Rooms are wonderful. Our room had our own private plunge pool off our balcony. The pool (or should I say pools) are huge and kept extremely clean. The grounds are wonderful! The private beach is an extra that we didn’t count on. The beach sits below the cliff. There is an elevator that will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Outstanding hotel and residential complex, vastly developed and upgraded from its origins as the oldest hotel in the Carribbean (where Ian Fleming wrote James bond novels) by its Canadian owner Paul Doyle. Set in a glorious seascape on the Atlantic. Helpful and friendly staff.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Crane is a bit of a surprise as you drive through some...not very attractive areas. It is absolutely beautiful. The grounds are spectacular with lush vegetation and beautiful flowers. You may even see some monkeys and most definitely frogs and birds that like to share your meal. The Koi pond is spectacular. The beach is amazing I was there... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Totally incredible. We stayed in an ocean view apartment with plunge pool and it was gorgeous. Everything you could want and more. Amazing sea views, huge bed, Jacuzzi bath. The beach and restaurants were wonderful.

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Derry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Crane Resort in late June/early July 2014 for our honeymoon and have not been able to stop talking about our stay! The restaurants were all amazing as well as the staff. We spent most of our time by the pools (since we did not have a private one of our own) and it... More

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Trinidad and Tobago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Firstly, its very close to the airport, the hotel is huge, operating at close to maximum capacity but still has lots of privacy. large grounds and amazing pools. the beach is a bit rough but its Barbados plenty of beaches, no sweat! the rooms are large close to 1100 square feet and some rooms have its own pool on balcony... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for our honeymoon last May(2013) and we had a fabulous time. We booked through RCI and got a early booking special with breakfast included every morning. This breakfast was amazing and the service was perfect in one of the popular restaurants. In advanced, I scheduled a couples massage and a pick up the from the airport through... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am an American who is a frequent flyer to Barbados. My family and friends went to the Crane and we treated poorly. They are very biased towards travelers from certain areas... The waitress was rude, not only did she count the cash in front of us (as if we were not going to pay our bill in its entirety,... More

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CraneBarbados, General Manager at The Crane Residential Resort, responded to this review

Dear Businesswmn, I’m not quite sure what is the meaning of “travelers from certain areas” but what you seem to be implying certainly does not ring true. We at The Crane make no distinction between guests – everyone is warmly welcomed to experience all that the resort has to offer. Furthermore, it is customary for wait staff to count all... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are regular visitors to The Crane which we clearly enjoy. If anything things are getting better. There is now in place a rolling plan to completely decorate/upgrade the apartments. Our apartment had been painted from top to bottom and the chairs and sofas completely recovered. I understand there are plans for further refurbishment throughout the whole complex. The gardens... More

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Address: Crane Beach | Bridgetown, BB18079, Barbados
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Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint Philip Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Crane Residential Resort 4*
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Also Known As:
The Crane Residential Hotel Saint Philip
Crane Hotel Saint Philip
Crane Saint Philip
Crane Barbados
The Crane Barbados
Crane Hotel Barbados
Crane Resort Barbados
The Crane Residential Resort Barbados/Saint Philip Parish

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Perched dramatically on the cliffs of Barbados' pristine south-east coast, The Crane Residential Resort, established since 1887, is the island's oldest operating hotel. Transformed into a world-class luxury resort, The Crane features ultra-spacious, fully appointed ocean-view one & two bedroom suites and three bedroom Penthouses, many with their own private plunge-pool. Facilities include the acclaimed Zen Restaurant serving classic Thai and Japanese cuisine and the consistently popular L'Azure Restaurant. The casual Carriage House Pool Side restaurant is another favourite along with D'Onofrio's Trattoria located in 'The Village' which offers duty free shopping, a General Store, Bar 1887 (with nightly live entertainment) and The Village Cafe. Last but not least is Crane Beach voted by Lifestyle's of The Rich and Famous as one of the Top Ten most beautiful beaches in the world, now with a fabulous Beach Grill! ... more   less 
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