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Phoenix
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

The Crane Residential Resort is the ultimate in deluxe accommodation and location. The rooms are amazing with all the luxury features of a five star hotel. The views are breathtaking and the location provides a perfect breeze. There is a small village within the resort which provides all amenities. Shopping, Restaurants (The Zen was our favourite) Entertainment and even groceries.... More 

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4 Thank MonikaP409
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear MonikaP409, Your few words have perfectly summed up The Crane experience – “the ultimate in deluxe accommodation and location.” You have not left much for us to add! These physical features combined with the warm and attentive nature of our staff, create the perfect escape from everyday demands. Thank you for taking the time to post this brief but... More 

Worcester
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We have loved visiting Barbados for some 20 years or so. We always hire a car or taxi to get around with visits to Bathsheba, Speightstown, Holetown, North Point, Bridgetown and St Lawrence. This year was no exception doing all those things as well as taking in a polo match at Apes Hill and cricket at the Kensington Oval. What... More 

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3 Thank WorcesterGaryJames
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear WorcesterGaryJames, After 20 years, you should no longer feel as though you are “visiting Barbados,” instead it should be a home coming! It was a pleasure to welcome you to The Crane. One of the special features of the Resort is that it never feels crowded despite being at 90-100% occupancy. To stand up against the harsh salt spray... More 

Dimondale
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

What an awesome resort! Accomodations were excellent, we stayed in the 1887 building, and were pleased with the views and amenities. What a great visit.

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3 Thank Roger V
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear Roger V, Thank you for this brief but fantastic review! The Historic Hotel certainly does offer some of the most breathtaking views on the property and we are delighted that this added to your enjoyment! We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm wishes, Michael Phillips General Manager More 

New York City, New York
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119 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

We stayed for three nights two room suite (bed & living room) two full bathrooms (one also had a jacuzzi style tub) full kitchen, laundry in room, balcony over looking the ocean, with small private pool on balcony (not heated). The decor is nice but could have be a little cleaner, it seemed like everything had a dirty film over... More 

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1 Thank Houstan
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear Houstan, We are pleased that you enjoyed a great stay overall. The Crane certainly has a lot to offer with breathtaking views, an excellent spa, exciting bars and restaurants and of course the famous Crane Beach. Crane Beach like all beaches in Barbados is public for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike. However, our Resort Officers and Beach... More 

Wilton, CT
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

I first came to Barbados in 1998. My wife and I stayed in a Sandy Lane villa on the west coast. It was wonderful with beautiful beaches, restaurants nearby and local shopping. Near the end of the week, my wife suggested we head out to Bathsheba and visit the east coast. If you visit Barbados, it's a must. Really beautiful... More 

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5 Thank Michael G
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear Michael G, Over the years you would have witnessed the exponential growth of The Crane from an initial 18 rooms to what is soon to become 252 suites. We are delighted that many of our additions and improvements have met your approval and hope you share our excitement for future developments. The General Store is actually currently undergoing an... More 

Worcestershire, England
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

The Crane is set in a wonderful location. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are large and well appointed. The Zen restaurant (Thai & Japanese) is excellent. Food service now available by pools and on the beach - both good plus 2 other restaurants. We had a wonderful time in our 3 weeks at the resort with... More 

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2 Thank Brian B
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear Brian B, Thank you for taking the time to post this brief but fantastic review! The Crane certainly does enjoy spectacular location on the rugged South East coast overlooking the world famous Crane Beach. We are continuing to work on improving our Food & Beverage offering. The #1 Zagat rated Zen remains a favourite, while our newest addition –... More 

norwich
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

10 days and we didn't leave the Crane! Why would you when the beach is beautiful, the facilities luxurious and the staff go out of the way to meet all your desires! My wife and I had a single bed apartment with an unover-looked roof top pool - need I say more. We are definitely going back again.

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2 Thank Mat348
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mat348, Thank you for taking the time to post this short but sweet review. We couldn’t possibly agree with you more – with world class amenities, a world renowned beach and attentive staff there is absolutely no need to ever leave The Crane! We look forward to your return! Warm wishes, Michael Phillips General Manager More 

East Coast
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

My first time at the Crane and we are seriously considering investing in ownership. Obviously we loved it but we are amazed at the several postings indicating anything other than the friendliest people. We've been to Barbados several times and our experience has always been that Bajans are very friendly- this was the case at the Crane as well. A... More 

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Thank Kevin R
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kevin R, Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review. Bartender, Theo is indeed a gem and he was delighted by your special mention! It was his pleasure to explain to your wife the rudiments of the game of cricket – a favourite ‘Bajan’ pastime! We all wish you were still here but we look forward... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Perhaps the most beautiful place on Earth. The Resort is magnificent, the Staff so kind and caring and the food (and the Crane Coolers) ----just great. We stayed there for 9 days and never left the property! Why should we when everything is perfect there? The pools, the shops and the Beach. AND we love it that the trade winds... More 

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2 Thank Barbara V
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear BarbaraVannote, I could practically feel the excitement from your words! The cooling trade winds are a particularly alluring feature of the Resort as they continually circulate throughout our ocean front residences – the Historic Hotel in particular. Chef Michelle Maloney and her team in L’Azure were delighted by your wonderful comments! The Lobster Tail (Your Style) Grilled, Thermidor or... More 

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

The one bedroom suites (we stayed in block 4 overlooking the pool and the sea) are lovely. Very comfortable and did not need to use the aircon due to sea breeze. The facilities are improving year on year and it's nice to have a general store plus various places to eat and drink depending on what you fancy - from... More 

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1 Thank Petnic
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear Petnic, We couldn’t agree with you more. The East Coast of Barbados certainly does have a more authentic feel. We are delighted you enjoyed your residence – One Bedroom Ocean View Suite – which offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. These residences also benefit from the circulation of cooling trade winds which totally eliminate the need for AC.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
  • Tennis Court
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • 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: $168 - $831 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Crane Resort 4*
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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