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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 August 2, 2008
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2008

my boyfriend and i stayed at the crane for my birthday, taking advantage of a special. he's not easily impressed but boy was he ever with the crane! it was a the low season, so not very many people, so we had the place all to our selves it seemed. the new pools they have are amazing! and though there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2008

I recently stayed at the Crane. We were there from July 8-17. I find it hard to believe we there at the same time as the group from NY. We had none of the problems discussed by that group. Check in: The Crane is a gated resort. When you arrive the guard at the gate phones the reception desk and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2008

The Crane Hotel in Barbados was the number one pick after planning a much needed vacation with 18 of my friends for my 35th Birthday. As frequent vacationer we make certain to choose the best hotels to avoid problems typically found in low grade hotels. Unfortunately, The Crane Hotel, who is considered the best in Barbados, was the absolute worst.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2008

We were shocked to read the review by the group from the Bronx, NY. It doesn't appear that they stayed at the same resort as we did!! Our vacation at the Crane was incredible. The staff was warm, friendly and very informative. The service, outstanding. Our room was absolutely beautiful! It was immaculate. The bed was so comfortable, the kitchen... More

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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2008

I was so disappointed in The Crane from beginning to end. When we first arrived at the resort we were greeted by a hut style room that served as temporary reception. Of course because of its size it was crowded with annoyed hot clients waiting to be booked into their rooms. I traveled with a large group so of course... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2008

My fiance and I stayed at the crane for a week. We stayed in building 4, garden suite. We did not hear any construction even though we saw a great deal of it going on around the resort. It would have been nice to have room with an ocean view, just because the rooms facing the ocean get an ocean... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2008

A fantastic place -- one of the most beautiful and dramatic settings anywhere, on a cliff top overlooking the Atlantic. Elegant and insanely comfortable rooms. And a great base for exploring Barbados. If you need a lot of entertainment, though, you might not be happy here. Other reviewers have complained that there weren't enough computers in the lobby, or shopping,... More

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Bronx, NY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2008

For the money we spent the accomodations were way below standard! They need a grooming expert to come do their grounds over! I felt like I was walking thru the rainforest! They need to re-evaluate their restaraunts & add more variety to their menu's. They need better room service, (have you ever been to a five star resort that ran... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

just returned from a four night stay in July 2008 at the Crane resort. This hotel has a lot to offer, but it's not for everyone. Pros: - Beautiful beach. Private. Secluded. The resort offers chairs, umbrellas and towels for guests of the hotel. Not crowded. Very relaxing. With the strength of the waves, the sound is so peaceful and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2008

We decided on The Crane because of the Best of Barbados special and had no regrets. The rooms are beautiful and the beds are comfortable. The shower also has great water pressure. We didn't have an ocean view room and it was still nice. We heard we'd be closer to the construction because we didn't have the ocean view but... 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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