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  • 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
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
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Teresa J wrote a review Jun 10
Arlington, Virginia2 contributions
I have nothing but high praises for the staff at The Crane! It was my first time traveling to Barbados and I had no idea of what to expect. We had a few glitches with our test results and had to quarantine for a couple days before being allowed to go offsite, but I’ll forego the details. That being said, from the time we stepped foot on the premises the Crane staff were extremely friendly and attentive. They did everything within their power to make our stay the best it could be under the circumstances, including comping us with a bottle of delicious wine and a nice fruit platter. If you have be quarantined, I could think of no better place than The Crane. We had a 2-bedroom garden suite w/ pool, which was clean, spacious, and beautifully decorated. The unit also had a full kitchen and washer/dryer combo. The kitchen set up allows for you to prepare your own meals. However, I would encourage an occasional splurge at the resort restaurant, L’Azure - I enjoyed both the food and the view of the Atlantic Ocean. Ezra provided our ground transportation to/from The Crane and took us on a customized excursion that exceeded my expectations. Many thanks to The Crane staff for your hospitality! I’ll be back next year! Contact Ezra if you’d like a customized experience while staying at The Crane. Ezra Quintyne, EZB Tour. Ezb.qin@icloud.com or call/text 1-246-234-8176
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dearest teresajU1730ZY, Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey as well as write a review here on Trip Advisor. We are very glad to know you were pleased with your overall stay. We look forward to hosting your stay once again and continuing to meet your expectations. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my pleasure to assist you should you have any questions or concerns. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and have a great rest of the year 2021! Thank you for choosing The Crane Resort! Kind regards, Chris Forbes
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Oonagh M wrote a review Jun 9
Charleston, South Carolina34 contributions7 helpful votes
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Fabulous! Service , team , cleanliness, food, pools..all outstanding. We ran in to some air on issues but Chris Forbes GM and his team turned it around. We took a catamaran fabulous ! Italian , Asian , pools restaurant all outstanding. They are getting back on track with this nee GM I think they have the bat secret in Barbados- “ Tucked away from the main tourist routes” We loved it! Thank you all! “ Be nice and you’ll get what you give “
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: The taxis will take you to emerald city food store for $25 max one hour to grab food shopping !...
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Warm Greetings DublinYummymummy! Pleasure hosting you and your loved recently here at The Crane Resort. Thank you for your warm acknowledgement of the team members and the resort's amenities. And we love your last line.... We look forward to welcoming you all once again in the near future. Please Keep Safe and please Keep Healthy and have a fabulous rest of the year 2021! Kindest regards, Chris Forbes
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Trisha wrote a review Jun 4
New York City, New York3 contributions2 helpful votes
The views & vistas are gorgeous, but the "world famous" beach was just gross. The general manager claims they clear the sargassum regularly, but that wasn't true when we were there. (They have a tractor, but used it minimally.) It's clear they've just given up the seaweed fight. Before you book, request a real-time photo of the beach conditions. The rest of the resort was lovely, but if the beach is the draw for you... go elsewhere!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Dear ChicaMasValor, Thank you for staying with us here at The Crane Resort on your most recent vacation trip to Barbados. Regrettably, the resort has no control over Mother Nature and there are days when there is very little sargassum seaweed and other days a lot. Resort staff either rakes the beach and/or use the tracker to clean the beach of most of the seaweed. And based upon the current at the time, it either goes out to sea or just return to the beach. We are aware of the image the sargassum seaweed sets this time of the year in the Caribbean as it does spread through to many beautiful beaches regionally. Albeit, the resort has put in place 6 days of the week a complimentary shuttle service to another of Barbados' beautiful beaches for our guests. Guests will need to sign up for said. Notwithstanding, many guests prefer to stay on property and use one of the many communal pools and/or just stay in their respective pool room. This is the advantage of staying at The Crane Resort. We thank you for staying with us and please Keep Safe, Keep Healthy for the rest of the year 2021. Kind regards, Chris Forbes
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Debbie H wrote a review Jun 3
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Ok, so there were some Covid safety protocol hiccups in Barbados but the staff and especially our tour guide, Ezra, made this trip and stay at The Crane a memory I will never forget. The staff was sensitive to our inconvenience and made efforts to accommodate us. Ezra is the best! He wanted to know what interested us and tailored the tour. What a personal experience it was, for me! For your unique experience in Barbados, Contact Ezra Quintyne of EZB Tour. Email: ezb.qin@icloud.com or call him: 12462348176
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Greetings X7574XXdebbieh, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience in Barbados and at The Crane Resort! Great being your hosts; and especially pleasing to see that both the resort's team members and the Taxi/Tour Guide team made an everlasting impression on you and your loved ones. Truly, we look forward to your return in the near future. Kind regards, Chris Forbes
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braverboy wrote a review Jun 2
Fort Salonga, New York1 contribution2 helpful votes
Crane beach was covered with sargassum (they coulda made better effort to clear it). Food great, but only 2 real restaurants. Lots of construction (noise). Overcharged for COVID testing. Adults only pool closed for renovations. Everyone was very kind & lovely, but wish we had gone to Sandals instead.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Dear braverboy, Warm greetings from The Crane Resort and Barbados! Thank you for your comments and glad to see that for the most part it was good except for some items beyond the resort's control. The Historic Pool (Adults only) was re-surfaced and is now re-opened for all. Other noise are ongoing renovations for the betterment of the resort, its owners and guests. As for the sargassum seaweed, it is cleared regularly on this unique enclosed beach and this time of the year there are days with some and other days there is very little. We thank you once again for staying with us and hope that you will be visit us once again in the near future. Please keep safe. Keep Healthy. 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.