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The Crane Residential Resort

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Crane Beach | Bridgetown, BB18079, Barbados
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

We didn't go anywhere else much in Barbados because The Crane Resort already has some of the best views on the island! Food and service are definitely first class! Problem of this resort is it is quite far away from town. They only have shuttle bus to Bridgetown once a week, and taxi costs $40 each way.

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

Dear JackeyLau, Thank you for your concise but wonderful review! We are delighted that you enjoyed the breathtaking ocean views as well as the varied dining options – L’Azure, D’onofrio’s, Carriage House and Zen. The resort’s remote location on the beautifully rustic South-East coast of the island provides our guests an escape into the relaxed and casual lifestyle that is... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

My family and I spent a week in the Crane and overall it was a fantastic holiday, however there was some gaps in the vision sold. Lets take the positive first, the location is wondeful, the staff are amazingly friendly and helpful and the three restaurants we ate in served up great food, finally the two bedroom apartment we had... More 

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

Dear York1962, We are glad that you and your family enjoyed a “fantastic holiday” here with us at The Crane. The resort’s location on the unspoilt South-East coast of the island offers breath taking ocean views which are visible from the vast majority of our spacious guest suites. These unrivalled views and well appointed residences coupled with varied dining options... More 

SAINT AUGUSTINE
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

I want to post this review for one reason, beware of the air conditioning issues at the Crane. Check out how far back people have been writing about a/c problems at the Crane. Notice how a "manager" posts to the old reviews that the a/c problems have been corrected. Look at the date of those reviews and the date of... More 

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

Dear BestAdvisor123, Thank you for your comprehensive review. We are pleased that despite the challenges you encountered during your stay, you enjoyed The Crane’s legendary panoramic ocean views and L’Azure’s Sunday Gospel Breakfast. The Crane has experienced challenges with our A/c systems over the past year. While we were encumbered by a number of minor setbacks (each of which we... More 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

We stayed at the Crane in the Historic Hotel area in May 2011 for 1 week. We were on the 2nd floor with breathe taking views!! This is our most favorite resort in Barbados!! We have been to Barbados 7 times and will definately be back to the crane. The beach was lovely. I disagree about the swimming. We swam... More 

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

Dear Sherry Springer T, Thank you for your lovely comments. We are elated that you regard The Crane as your “most favourite resort in Barbados!” Crane Beach, widely regarded as among the “top 10 best beaches in the world” is actually the safest swimming venue on this side of the island. Protected by a natural coral reef, which breaks the... More 

Braintree, Massachusetts
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

My husband and I stayed for 5 nights at The Crane, to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We read many reviews and decided to experience the resort for ourselves. We stayed on the East coast, at a property just north of The Crane on our honeymoon, so we already knew we would enjoy the beach and its surf. We are... More 

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

Dear Braintree Travelers2, Congratulations on reaching this milestone in your marriage! We wish you another 25 years filled with love and happiness. Thank you for your wonderful review. You certainly enjoyed every amenity The Crane has to offer. From the Historic Pool to The Crane Village, each feature was designed to delight our guests by delivering the utmost in casual... More 

Ontario
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Crane for our honeymoon in late September-beginning of October 2011. It was an amazing experience. The resort is so beautiful, the beach is out of the world, we didn't experience any of the seaweed problems except on the seventh day when we were leaving so it didn't affect us. We really enjoyed lounging... More 

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

Dear MG7Ontario, Congratulations on your recent nuptials! We are thrilled that you had “an amazing experience” during your honeymoon. Your room category choice- Junior Garden View Suite - is perfect for couples, offering the same understated elegance as our other residences, but in a more intimate setting. The grounds of the property create the perfect backdrop for a honeymoon, featuring... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

I have visited Barbados year for over the last 40 years. My visited to the Crane was ruined by been accused of cruelty to my children as I had to discipline them. The kids felt like they were walking on egg shells all the time. The security kept complaining when the kids were simply playing happily. This hotel has totally... More 

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

Dear ExecutiveservicesGB, The Crane, among its many other lovely features, prides itself on the opportunity we provide our guests to escape into undisturbed peace and tranquillity. Our security personnel received numerous complaints from your neighbours regarding the noise level created by your children. As a result, they were simply carrying out their duties in commitment to the other guests’ comfort... More 

Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

My husband and I kicked off our two week honeymoon at The Crane Resort in Barbados and all we can say is WOW!!! The resort is absolutely beautiful....the room was stunning (one bedroom suite in building 9) (thanks especially to Karen) and the view was breathtaking. The staff are all so lovely, friendly and welcoming. Anytime you pass by someone,... More 

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

Dear AndyKat11, It was certainly a pleasure to meet you and your husband and to welcome you into The Crane family. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and experienced a little of our “paradise in Barbados.” Each of our residences feature spacious floor plans, simple yet elegant décor and modern amenities. Your choice of accommodation - One Bedroom Ocean... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

The resort is beautiful and clean. The staff is friendly and always willing to help. The layout is fantastic right down to an elevator to the beach. The beach is breathless! Eat at Zen. Just go!!!

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

Dear Kerilyn 13, I am elated that your stay at The Crane was “amazing!” Our employees definitely exude a friendly and helpful nature and always go above and beyond to ensure that our guests are delighted. Crane Beach is widely regarded as one of the “top 10 best beaches in the world” with its soft pink sand and azure waters.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

The resort is located in a fantastic area. The facilities are very good and the garden is beautiful and very well kept. The food served at the restaurants is very good but service is not at the level of a 5* place. Also the housekeeping is not attentive to details. Almost everyday we needed to remind them what was missing.

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

Dear faradayLondra, Thank you for your concise review which highlighted a number of the key features of The Crane. The resort enjoys a dramatic setting on the South-Eastern coast of Barbados. Our guests indulge in undisturbed relaxation against the backdrop of striking ocean views, vast manicured gardens and stunning Barbadian architecture. The location of the resort is ideal for those... More 

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