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The Crane Residential Resort

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Crane Beach | Bridgetown, BB18079, Barbados
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2010

Our family stayed at The Crane in March. It was our repeated visit to The Crane and there was a big difference compared to our first stay there. What a disappointment it was! It felt like the whole resort staff from Senior Management to Front Desk receptionists has changed. It felt like the beautiful property is simply dying. All grassed... More 

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

Dear Southstreet44, Far to the contrary of your strong statements regarding our management, our entire management and staff continue to care very much about all our valued guests at The Crane. While weather conditions have contributed to recent beach erosion, which happens on occasion but rarely on our world-famous beach; and severe drought has caused landscaping challenges throughout the entire... More 

new york
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2010

I traveled to Barbados for a week's stay in March 2010 at The Crane. Yes, the beach, multiple pools, and views are lovely. However I had no air conditioning in a suite in Building 2 and no air conditioning when moved to a suite in Building 5. If you need or want air conditioning do not stay at The Crane... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

Do your research and read the reviews here and you will not be surprised. That being said, the reviews which glorify the Crane as a 5-star resort or a complete dump are not accurate as it is a wonderful location with good rooms which has some well known issues still to address. We visited the Crane for a day 20... More 

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2010

I don't know what the past negatives reviews are talking about -- in my mind, The Crane is quite possibly the best resort-style hotel I have every stayed in. Period. My fiance and I spent five lovely nights at The Crane in September and it is really just the most peaceful place in the world. The beach is spectacular. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2010

My wife and I honeymooned at the Crane back in Aug 06 before all the wonderful renovations were complete, and we still loved it. And we feel it has gotten better as the years have gone by. The pools are great, and yes the water on the beach is rough but if you are a strong swimmer you should have... More 

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toronto, canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2010

We are owners at the Crane and usually visit at least twice a year. I find the true quality of a place is how they deal with problems when they arise.This time could have been a vacation from hell but the staff worked very hard to make our stay comfortable. It started out with our arrival and finding our room(s)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2010

The Crane is located on one of the most beautiful and exciting beaches in Barbados. It’s not located in a very bustling area which is great if you want absolute peace and quiet in a serene area. This place is absolutely breathtaking and so that we did not want to leave. The rooms are amazing with loads of comfort and... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2010

We honeymooned at the Crane Resort in August 2009. This was a beautiful hotel with beautiful rooms and restaurants. We loved the restaurant with the beautiful view (can't remember name) - it was our favourite. The other Japanese restaurant was over priced for what it was - would not recommend going there. We had the suite with the 20 foot... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2010

As a time owner and repeat vistor to The crane,I can offer a personal opinion on our most recent experience. Our most recent visit was one of disappointment,expectation,and great satisfaction. We were very disappointed with the cleanliness of the room,particularly the kitchen. We refused to cook during our say.The micro-wave was not cleaned inside,fridge had not been cleaned out,oven was... More 

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

Dear Acysb87, We thank you for your membership and loyalty to The Crane and are pleased to note your overall satisfaction with your stay. We would like, however, to offer sincere apologies for your housekeeping experience. Cleanliness of our guest rooms is a critical standard for us and in our guest comments, our housekeeping service typically rates very highly. We... More 

new york
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2010

was very disappointed the room and the pool was not clean heard good things about cranee but it did not live up to my expectations

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

Dear Delores1, We thank you for choosing The Crane for your vacation and are of course sorry that you were disappointed in your stay. We pride ourselves on very high standards of cleanliness at the resort and very rarely receive any complaints in this regard. I was therefore very surprised to read your review and would appreciate if you would... More 

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