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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Since 1887, The Crane Resort has overlooked the pink sands and turquoise waters of Crane Beach - one of the top 10 beaches in the world as rated by the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and most recently named the "Best Beach in the Caribbean" by USA Today's 10Best Readers Choice 2015. Set on Barbados' beautiful South East coast, the oldest operating hotel in the Caribbean has effortlessly married the old-world charm of its past, to all the 21st century amenities and services expected by today's most discerning travellers. Guests are spoilt for choice with ultra-spacious one and two-bedroom suites, and three bedroom penthouses, many featuring lush gardens, private pools and rooftop terraces. There are also several fantastic dining options, including Zen, the No.1 Zagat rated restaurant in Barbados, which features Thai and Japanese cuisine, L'Azure which offers Caribbean delicacies with an international flair, The Carriage House which offers poolside favourites, D'Onofrio's, the Italian restaurant and The Grove Bar and Grill on Crane Beach which offers light grilled fare. The centre-piece of it all is The Crane Village - 55,000 sq. ft. of retail space complete with duty-free shopping, a Jazz bar, open-air dining, a fitness centre, day spa, an art gallery and the newly opened Calypso Kid's Club catering to younger guests. Guests also enjoy complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms and around the resort - even on Crane Beach - and complimentary long-distance calls to most international destinations.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Babysitting
Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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English, Spanish
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Chris E wrote a review Nov 25
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Just left after staying 4 nights at the Crane. Really feels like the hotel is purely trying to cash in on 'quarantine stays'. The Crane representative greeted us at the airport, but wrongly I thought the message might have been passed to reception and led to our arrival at the hotel being far more slick than the hour long wait to check in and complete forms which I'd already filled online. Given the stresses of travelling, an offer of a welcome drink, or arriving to the room to a light snack and a cold beer, would have made the whole experience so much more appealing, but alas we had to make do with an empty fridge. Covid test was straightforward thankfully. 'Contemporary' room was spacious, but lacked cushions for loungers or pool towels. Cleaning was lacking and didn't expect to have to clean up previous guest's DIY haircut. Guest relations staff really did not have the 'go the extra mile' attitude and struck of a budget hotel, than 500usd+/night. Any request took hours (toilet paper, towels etc) Feels very much like the vibe of the old Almond beach hotel; dragging its feet and not spending a penny on anything that might make a guest's stay slightly more than average, waiting for the day the bulldozer comes to knock it down. Really doesn't live up to its expectations or price point. And doing Barbados a disservice with its below par hospitality.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear 547chrise, Mr. C. Em...., as I have responded to you beforehand I will not continue to do so in this medium. That being said, we sincerely hope that you and your loved ones continue to enjoy beautiful Barbados and we again wish you all a very safe and healthy rest of the year 2020 and beyond. Kind regards, Chris Forbes
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scott cathcart wrote a review Nov 24
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
Rashad was helpful and professional. Otherwise it is not even close to being good value. Uncomfortable beds and staff that rarely says hello when you pass by. Average food low end recliners and towels.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Chris Forbes, General Manager at The Crane Resort
Responded 3 days ago
Dear scottcA5077SI, Thank you for staying with us here at The Crane Resort. I am saddened that we did not meet your expectations as one element of the resort is the overall friendliness of the staff. Thank you for mentioning Rashad. I will share your comments via our digital message board in regards to the other amenities offered. Here's to wishing you a wonderful rest of the year 2020 and beyond. Please Stay Safe and Healthy. Kind regards, Chris Forbes
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Nicole E wrote a review Nov 22
Oistins, Barbados1 contribution
My initial reservation was for three nights from Nov 19 but I checked out one night early because I just wasn’t satisfied. Upon making the reservation I told the agent I was checking in on my birthday and was expecting a warm greeting, maybe a card or balloons but it wasn’t acknowledged and I didn’t fuss because maybe something would happen the next day. I left the resort for the entire day only to return to see that my room 952B was not serviced by HSK. I called the Front Desk twice but got no answer. I was over that so I just made the bed myself. The buffet breakfast was not great.. awful to be honest! The staff especially the gentleman at the entrance was welcoming and nice. I applaud him. I am writing this because I live in Barbados and I worked at a luxury hotel in Guest Services before COVID. This was just unacceptable.. I’m sorry and I know you can do better.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Chris Forbes, General Manager at The Crane Resort
Responded 3 days ago
Dear nikki19eve, First, please accept my belated Happy Birthday!!! wishes to you! I apologize that we were not more attentive with you in regards to your recent stay with us. I am sharing your review with the management team as well as with the Reservations Department as these details are what usually sets us apart from other hotels/resorts. The Crane Resort appreciates very much the ongoing Staycation following it has for many years and its detail to service for ALL guests. It is with great misgiving to read your comments that overall we, as a team, were not more attentive to you for this momentous occasion. Please feel free to contact me directly should you change your mind and decide to Staycation with us in the near future. Have a wonderful rest of the year 2020 and beyond! Kind regards, Chris Forbes
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CSNRWhite wrote a review Nov 15
Barbados202 contributions48 helpful votes
We recently celebrated our 24th anniversary at The Crane. Although it rained our entire stay and Covid protocols were in place we had an enjoyable time. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and well maintained. We dined at 3 on-site restaurants (Zen, The Grill and D’Onofrios) each with its own flair. There is also delicious bakery and several shops (which are currently closed). The beach is clean and private for guests which was quite nice. I do warn that the ocean, while pretty, is quite rough on this side of the island. There’s a big sand bar but unless you’re a strong swimmer I’d recommend not venturing too far out. Daredevils can try cliff jumping at their own risk. Our room was lovely and quite spacious. We had a villa with our own plunge pool which was nice. Some of the rooms have their own full pools. The only thing I’d change is all of the dark furnishings. I personally like brighter colors for the beach.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Chris Forbes, General Manager at The Crane Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear CSNRWhite, Greetings from The Crane Resort Barbados! Please let me congratulate you both on your recent 24th Anniversary! Thanks for sharing such a momentous occasion with us here at The Crane Resort. Glad to see that overall you both had a great time and that you enjoyed not only the resort's COVID-19 Confidence Program, but also later our on-property amenities once you went GREEN BAND. As for your taste in furnishings, The Crane has maintained the historical décor and ambiance since 1887 while providing modern amenities and facilities of spacious suites with plunge pools and full kitchens, beautiful grounds and complimentary wi-fi are just a few; a uniqueness not seen and experienced elsewhere. It was our pleasure being your Host and we look forward to welcoming once again to Barbados and to The Crane Resort. Kind regards, Chris Forbes
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dmj2013 wrote a review Nov 13
Dornoch, United Kingdom32 contributions19 helpful votes
We came to the Crane as part of our COVID requirement... and would come back again to enjoy this gem. We were apprehensive about traveling, but what a relief to have found a place that takes the protocols seriously....hand sanitizer everywhere, masks worn by all, on site testing and follow up and room service made being quarantined was not an issue. We were tested on our second day here and received our test results within 24 hours which gave us the ability to move around the resort without restrictions. The beach and pool....plus the large property without crowds was just what we needed. The staff is truly wonderful and always helpful and the food, top notch. Thanks to all for making this a safe haven!!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear dmj2013, Warm greetings from The Crane Resort and Barbados! It was our pleasure being your Hosts during your recent quarantine here in Barbados. In accordance with the Barbados' and the resort's COVID-19 protocols, the limited restrictions makes the experience a memorable one where guest(s) is not confined to one's room; and which includes the usage of one of the most picturesque pool on the island, if not the Caribbean, our Historic Pool that overlooks the pink sand Crane Beach. They say "it does not get any better than this" during quarantine. Thanks for the warm mentions of our team members and the resort's compliance for COVID-19 Protocols. Your safety and health is ours also. These guidelines are for the benefit for all. Wonderful to hear you felt COVID secure and safe. we look forward to being your host once again and those of your friends. Thanks again for staying with us at The Crane Resort. Kind regards, Chris Forbes
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PRICE RANGE
$213 - $535 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
LOCATION
CaribbeanBarbadosSaint Philip ParishDiamond Valley
NUMBER OF ROOMS
252
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Crane Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Crane Resort?
Nearby attractions include Foursquare Rum Distillery (2.6 miles), Bottom Bay (2.5 miles), and Crane Beach (0.01 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Crane Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Crane Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Crane Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Crane Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Crane Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Marco Polo Bar & Grill, Cutters of Barbados, and Zen Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Crane Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Crane Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Crane Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Crane Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Crane Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Crane Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.