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The Crane Resort

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Crane Beach | Bridgetown, BB18079, Barbados
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Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

We were very nervous about staying at the Crane after reading some of the prior reviews. However, we had a wonderful time. There were some issues we encountered during our short stay (our jr suite was GORGEOUS, but had no working AC and the last day we had no power in our room!). Check in isn't till 4pm, but we... More 

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

Dear Kimberlee N, We are thrilled that you had a wonderful time with us. Your choice of the Junior Garden View Suite was ideal for a couple’s getaway with its Jacuzzi, four poster bed, kitchenette and private balcony. We are delighted that you enjoyed the L’Azure Sunday Lunch Buffet, which is always busy, having become a Sunday tradition in Barbados.... More 

hat-hire
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Other reviewers have given the Crane the lowest marks for a review, but said the location is amazing. Yes, to a degree. The buildings and rooms are impressive, and the view from some rooms and of the cliffs are breathtaking. However, the are plenty of other places you could stay with very similar views. You can't go for a walk... More 

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

Dear hat-hire, Thank you for your review. Your comments are appreciated as we strive to continually improve our product. The buildings and rooms which you enjoyed were specifically designed to take advantage of The Crane’s location. Situated on the beautifully unspoilt South-east coast of Barbados, the resort offers breathtaking ocean views from a dramatic cliff setting. Visitors would be hard... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Our first time in Barbados has excellent memories and we would love to come back to this resort. We had a short notice availability through RCI Registry Collection to get into this resort, people we spoke to there had waited 8 years for the opportunity! I can understand why. Our unit was a 2 bedroom which was actually 2 units... More 

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

Dear CoupleOfBrits, I am delighted that you enjoyed your first visit to Barbados and to The Crane! Your residence - Two Bedroom Ocean View - was an excellent choice for an initial visit, offering idyllic ocean views enhanced by gentle cooling trade winds, spacious floors plans and modern amenities. The Crane is nestled in the rustic South-East Coast of the... More 

marina del rey, ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

We just got back from 6 nights at the Crane. It was a lovely hotel. The room was huge, beautfiul and fabulous (one bedroom with a plung pool - but you can skip the plunge). The hotel staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Not all the restaurants were open, but the food was pricey (as is true everywhere... More 

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

Dear beachjeffrey, Your review highlighted many of the wonderful features of The Crane. I am especially pleased that you found the accommodations to your liking. Each residence at The Crane was designed to offer the utmost in casual elegance with luxurious yet understated décor enhanced by modern amenities. Unfortunately, at the time of your visit D’onofrio’s Restaurant was closed for... More 

Toronto
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27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

The location of this resort is remote, but beautiful set on up on a cliff. The staff are just the best I have ever encountered in any island. They are polite, cheerful and helpful and will go out of their way to make your stay pleasant. Thanks to the lovley Richelle at the concierge desk, and manager James and desk... More 

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

Dear bikeridergirl, Thank you for your wonderful review. You certainly enjoyed many of the key features of The Crane during your visit. The breathtaking turquoise ocean views, manicured lawns, five pools and four restaurants combined with the promised friendly service provided by our employees. Richelle, James and Shanelle certainly delivered on this promise. They were thrilled to read your special... More 

Pearland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

My husband and I have been to several resorts and this one was by far the best. The staff bent over backwards to accomodate and please us. Someone must have overheard us talking about our wedding annivesary and when we got to our room, there was a beautiful floral arrangement from them! Oceanview room was breathtaking, the restaurants were excellent,... More 

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

Dear mrsjackson 1113, Congratulations on reaching another milestone in your marriage! We are elated that you experienced the “best vacation ever” with us. The floral arrangement you received is just an example of how our staff often go above and beyond to ensure the guests have an exceptional experience. Our residences as well as three of our four restaurants on... More 

Caledon, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

We just returned after spending a great week at The Crane. We were looking for a place to relax and enjoy the island and this was the place for us and our friends. Upon arrival the check in process was fast and the welcome rum punch with grated nutmeg was a thirst quencher! The Crane is not near the centre... More 

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

Dear Noseworthys, Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you felt as though The Crane was your “home away from home.” The resort features spacious floor plans, fully equipped kitchens and luxurious bathrooms. Your suite in particular – Two Bedroom Oceanview with a 28ft pool – is ideal for a vacation with friends. Obviously The Crane is... More 

Vantaa, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay the Crane for 7 nights. It was our first visit to the Crane and Barbados. The Crane has truly great rooms/facilities/ pools/beach/bars/fitness room/shops and restaurants. The food was tasty and good in D'Onofrio's, L'Azure and Zen. It is worth to see the island (e.g. minibus tour) but not to go shopping in Bridgetown. Crane was nice... More 

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Thank Kimmo63
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kimmo63, We are delighted that you enjoyed your first visit to our lovely island. The Crane is the ideal spot for an initial visit offering the most spacious accommodation suites in the country, sumptuous food and idyllic ocean views. Unfortunately, the time of your visit coincided with the hurricane season in Barbados. This year’s season in particular, was unusually... More 

yorkshire
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Just returned from two weeks staying in The Crane. As owners we are always very protective of our resort but this time held some disappointments. We have a ground floor two bed with plunge pool and for the entire two weeks the pool pump did not work. The ground staff were very helpful and tried to repair and cleanse the... More 

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

Dear emeraldval, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Having been with us for over ten years, you surely appreciate the many alluring features of The Crane – the panoramic ocean views, sophisticated architecture, spacious rooms with elegant décor married to modern amenities. These physical features combined with warm friendly service truly make The Crane “a truly... More 

Buckinghamshire
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

My first visit to the Crane but 2nd to Barbados. We had booked a garden view room but needed 2 beds as it was my Mum and I we knew that the 2nd would be a put-u-up but did expect it to be out on arrival but no it wasnt and we had to put it up our selves.Not a... More 

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

Dear Boxer7199, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. While we were delighted to read that almost all of your encounters with our staff were wonderful, we apologise for the inconsistency with your in-room orientation. Maureen, the towel lady you mentioned, certainly embodies the typical warm and friendly personality of The Crane employee, and our aim is... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $158 - $635 (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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