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The Crane Resort

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Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed August 20, 2012

The Crane has been number one on my wife's list ever since her friend told her about it. So when I was heading back to the island for a business trip, we opted to go there. From driving to the resort seeing the buildings, you are in total awe at the design of how they are constructed. Upon arrival we...

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

Dear chickenfranks, Thank you for this “absolutely fantastic” review! We are delighted that you enjoyed The Crane’s architecture. We take great pride in the design of our buildings as these were inspired by the beauty of the Historic Hotel. These designs combined with the natural surroundings of the property make the Resort breathtaking. Thank you for your patience with the...

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed August 19, 2012

I have visited the Crane now many times the last few years. I have started going there since the Crane was a very small hotel with only 18 rooms in the old hotel. I have seen it growi to the big resort that it is now. I remember the first time I was there on a business trip to Barabados....

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

Dear aragon62, Thank you for sharing your Crane experiences. This review has aptly captured the essence of The Crane – undisturbed tranquillity in absolutely breathtaking surroundings. We have appreciated your patience and understanding while we resolved the challenges you experienced during the summer renovations. Our commitment to delivering the ultimate in luxurious comfort for our guests remains unwavering and we...

Beautiful Barbados
Reviewed August 15, 2012

The Crane Hotel is magnificent. My hubby and I stayed for 5 days in an Ocean View Suite and we didn't want to leave afterwards. What a lovely view with lovely saff. The room was exquisite with all the ameniites. Personal pool, massive bathroom with jacuzzi, even a washer & dryer. Perfect!! The restaurants were also great. It is a...

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

Dear Allison040, Thank you for taking the time to post this brief but fantastic review. It is a major source of pride for us, that The Crane has become an extremely popular staycation option among Barbadians. We couldn’t agree with you more – The Crane certainly provides “the perfect get away vacation” ideal for visitors and locals alike! It was...

Mwanza, Tanzania
Reviewed August 15, 2012

We spent 8 nights at the crane and had a blast! We had got one of the suites with the 28ft infinity pool. Had some issues with the aircon initially but the hotel looked into it and took care of the problem. Restaurants - Fantastic, the japanese is definately the best on the island, great breakfasts!! Communal Pools - Well...

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

Dear kunal16, It certainly sounds as though you had an absolutely fantastic time with us at The Crane. We are thrilled you enjoyed the breathtaking Crane Beach, beautiful pools and the Zagat rated Zen Restaurant. You’ll be pleased to learn that we are actually in the process of updating our in-room appliances and electronics. We have adopted a phased approach...

CREWE
Reviewed August 13, 2012

I looked at the Hotel website many times prior to booking and made enquiry's. So was not too sure what too expect. Well just a note the hotel is 4* but one can think its supposed to be otherwise staff a little laid back at times. But since my last visit 19 years ago (not this resort) I dont think...

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

Dear spectrum77, We are thrilled that you had an overall enjoyable stay with us at The Crane. I was especially pleased by your account of your L’Azure dining experiences. Lisa, Peter and Wesley were delighted by your special mention! The General Store certainly provides an added level of convenience for our guests, providing a wide array of grocery and convenience...

Bridgetown, Barbados
Reviewed August 13, 2012

We spent 4 days at the Crane on a staycation and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were all wonderful, the room spectacular (ground floor with a large pool) and the food in Zen terrific. My daughter and her friends from University thought they had died and gone to heaven! One is planning to honeymoon there and the other get married...

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

Dear Pamela H, Thank you for taking the time to post this fantastic review. It sounds as though you had a thoroughly wonderful experience with us at The Crane! It is always our pleasure to welcome locals to the Resort. The Crane is the perfect choice for your daughters’ wedding and honeymoon. Wedding Coordinator and Romance Concierge, Keisha will be...

New Canaan, Connecticut
Reviewed August 11, 2012

I lucked out and got another trip to The Crane a few months after the last one. When I read comments about the size of the beach, I shake my head. ALL beaches on Barbados are public; the life guard works for the government. If the main part of Crane Beach were bigger, it would not be as private. Also,...

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

Dear zzatara, It was our pleasure to welcome you back to The Crane. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post a review clarifying a point of contention with a few of our past guests. We have instituted the Towel Card service as a control measure. Upon check-in, each guest receives one towel card which may be redeemed for...

New York City, New York
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Not having realized how serious the negative reviews of the Crane Beach experience were until I went there myself. If you happen to access the public beach via the Crane Resort, even though, you would pay for use of their sun lounger, be prepared to be greeted by surly security personnel. My husband and I were out there for an...

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

Dear ElenaSanches, Unfortunately, the timing of your visit coincided with a scheduled photo shoot for Rihanna, the international R&B super star on Crane Beach. While we fully respect your right to take photographs of the breathtaking scenery, we were operating at a heightened level of security to ensure her safety and privacy as we were contracted to do. Several witnesses...

springfield, pa
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Beautiful location with stectacular views. This is a quiet out of the way escape if you are looking to just relax and unwind. The best assets would be the many pool options none of which are crowded and the three main restaurants which offer a good variety at reasonable costs. The beach is a bit unkept and lacked any service...

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

Dear brandbridgeltd, We couldn’t agree with you more – The Crane certainly is the perfect “quiet out of the way escape if you are looking to just relax and unwind.” We are delighted you took advantage of Serenity Spa, which is perfect for those seeking to relax and rejuvenate. Crane Beach, like all beaches in Barbados, is public. However, our...

New York
Reviewed August 8, 2012

My husband and I were on our honeymoon and the first place we decided to stay at was very misrepresented. We called The Crane, explained our situation and they went above and beyond to accommodate us. Not only did they have the staff worthy of every customer service award possible (and as many tips we could give!) but their grounds,...

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

Dear luv22travel, Congratulations on your recent nuptials! We were delighted to be given the opportunity to salvage your honeymoon experience. It sounds as though you and your husband had a thoroughly enjoyable time with us at The Crane. Thank you for taking the time to post this brief but glowing review. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm wishes,...

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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
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • 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: $202 - $529 (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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“Ocean views vary depending on the building. Groundfloor garden suites have private pools. Budget and priorities will determine your choise.”
  • On one visit we stayed in a garden suite.
doyle2d, 2 days ago | Read review
“Building #5 with ocean view was great.”
robmer11, 3 days ago | Read review
“Garden View room was affordable and had a beautiful view!!”
jsud92, 6 days ago | Read review
“We stayed in building 5; I can't imagine better ocean views.”
ellen75005, 1 week ago | Read review
“just check if building work is on going”
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