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Dallas, Texas
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We have visited The Crane Resort every year for the past 11 years. It's a favorite! Over the years it's grown into a complete resort to include several restaurants, a spa, a beautiful pool complex - all set atop a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Additionally the beach is gorgeous, and has been rated as one of the loveliest in...

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The staff, grounds and hotel were completely fantastic. Our memories from just our three day stay will last forever. The beach was outstanding and the restaurants were great with breathtaking views. Thank you for a great time!

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Huntington, New York
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The Crane is a spectacular piece of property located on the East Coast of Barbados. The grounds are magnificent with constant attention given to their maintenance, and meticulously kept . The staff - very lovely and attentive. For some reason, we all agreed their male staff was friendlier than the female staff ( that was our perception). The crew down...

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just amazing, huge resort with fantastic views, breathtaking pools, spacious rooms don't need to use the air condition as you can sleep with your room open. amazing staff and its value is definitely worth it!!

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Hollywood, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What you see on the website photos is what you get. Crane resort is an elegant resort off a cliff in Barbados. The grounds and views are beautiful and has a fort like village feel when you are walking the property. My family ate at 3 of the 4 restaurants on the property and were all good. The only reason...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This property is located at a very strategic spot, much above sea level, making it very scenic with dramatic rock formations along the coastline. Despite being on a raised cliff there's a vast beach on the other side. Beach has plenty of shallow water but the waves tend to get slightly rough, typical of the island; great for boogie boarding!...

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been visiting the Crane regularly since 2003 so may be a wee bit biased ! Our residence is family owned, has an ocean view. Furnished in Colonial style,,clean and airy. Cream sofas and oversized table lamps create a wonderful ambiance. Beds huge and very high to climb in to, one family member was provided with a set of steps !...

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CraneBarbados, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kate B, Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful and candid review. We are thrilled to note that you and your family continue to enjoy our facilities and offerings. As you mentioned, the resort is off the beaten track - The Crane's removed location on the South East Coast of Barbados is perfect for those who...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oceanview 1br in building 933 was spacious with sweeping vista of Atlantic Ocean. Bathroom, kitchen and living room spacious and well appointed. Washer/dryer in unit a plus. Only negative was uncomfortable bed - ask for topper upon checkin. Free wifi and international call a plus! Splurge for a private plunge pool, or better yet private pool for a special treat...

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CraneBarbados, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear James C, Thank you for your review of your stay with us at The Crane. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your Crane experience. Please be assured that we have also taken note of the areas you highlighted for improvement as we strive to consistently surpass our guests' expectations. It was our pleasure to welcome you to The Crane...

Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We Visited The Crane just for the Sunday breakfast accompanied by local Gospel singers, who sang beautifully. We enjoyed a buffet breakfast which included fruits, cereals, juices, cooked selection with an omelette chef, finished off with a good selection of cakes and pastries, Located on the cliffs it is stunning setting, although we didn't stay here it looked very well...

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CraneBarbados, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear SusieT5, Thank you for sharing this review of your Gospel Breakfast experience at L'Azure Restaurant. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the offerings and location. It was our pleasure to welcome you and we hope to welcome you again in the future to enjoy more of our offerings. Warmest regards, Sean Alleyne General Manager

Greenwich, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to The Crane and it was as wonderful as the first time. The resort and the rooms are beautiful and well maintained. The restaurants on property are very, very good though the Zen restaurant's service was extremely slow both nights we ate there. The beach spectacular and the staff exceptional. Can't wait to go back!

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CraneBarbados, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear LauraCG203, Thank you for your review of your stay with us at The Crane. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful family vacation and that the resort is a "family favourite". We appreciate your feedback about your Zen experiences and this will be reviewed with the team. It was our pleasure to welcome you to The Crane and...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Crane Resort

Address: Crane Beach | Bridgetown, BB18079, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint Philip Parish
Price Range: $226 - $571 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Crane Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 252
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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 Resort Barbados/Saint Philip Parish
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“All ocean view rooms in building 8 and 9 are spectacular.”
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“Ask for a higher floor. Nice breeze and no bugs.”
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