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Reviewed 15 November 2012 via mobile

Beautiful hotel! The rooms here truly are stunning. Amazing location on Crane beach. This is the perfect spot if you are looking to just lounge at a pool or beach for the entire vacation. It is very secluded not much around there so if your looking for more of a party vibe I would recommend a hotel in Bridgetown instead....

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

Dear Megatwins100, Thank you taking the time to post this fantastic review! We couldn’t agree with you more – The Crane is the perfect spot if you are looking just to lounge at a pool or beach for the entire vacation. The beautiful surroundings really do transport our guests to a state of lovely serenity. We do apologise for the...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 November 2012

We just returned from a 4-night stay in a private garden suite. The grounds and the hotel were beautiful, and the staff was generally very nice. Pros: (1) The pool complex was beautiful, well maintained, and with more than adequate seating. (2) The beach itself was beautiful with well-maintained grounds and a convenient bar. There were no public restrooms on...

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

Dear EAS1972, It sounds as though you enjoyed an overall good vacation with us, despite several inconsistencies. We do apologise for these occurrences. I would like to assure you that the majority of what you have described represents a gross departure from our established service standards and I have addressed each of the offending departments on the contents of this...

Barbados
Reviewed 15 November 2012

My weekend at the crane was spent in block 8 in a lovely 1-bedroom suite. The suite was very comfortable, the kitchen was equipped with everything you would want, and our plunge pool was particularly refreshing with a glass of wine in the moonlight. However, our first night I believe we used up our allotted air conditioning as the second...

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

Dear bajangirl2009, We are thrilled you enjoyed a great weekend with us at The Crane. It is always our pleasure to share the fantastic physical features of the property with our fellow Barbadians. They always marvel at the classic Barbadian architecture of The Crane Village as well as the colonial feel of the suites. We do apologise for the inconsistencies...

Hicksville New York
Reviewed 14 November 2012

My wife and I spent 10 days @ The Crane to celebrate both our 25th wedding anniversary and my birthday. It was during the Hurricane Sandy black out and the timing was perfect. Our trip was from November 3rd, 2012 to the 12th. The photos seemed a little ritzy for working class people but in the end, we made the...

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

Dear TheRealBigPaul, Congratulations on your 25th wedding anniversary! We are delighted you chose to spend this momentous occasion with us here at The Crane. Thank you for taking the time to post this fantastic review – you haven’t left much for me to add! However, I must state that I was especially thrilled by your rave review of our staff....

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2012

We spent a week at the Crane and over all we had a great time. The location is superb exactly what you expect from the Caribbean - picture postcard you might say. The staff are among some of the most friendly I have come across and always have a smile and a good morning/evening or alright for you. The food...

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

Dear humphtj5, We are pleased that you had an overall great time with us at The Crane. The Resort certainly does enjoy a breathtaking cliff top location overlooking Crane Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. These stupendous views when combined with our attentive and friendly service create fantastic vacation experiences for our guests. During your stay, our construction team was in...

Barbados
Reviewed 10 November 2012

We are currently in our second day in the fantastic Crane in block 5. It is our second visit to the resort and our tenth wedding anniversary. So here are the good point's;- 1) The Staff are really friendly 2) The food in Zen last night was excellent 3) The resort as before is beautiful and well maintained. The bad...

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

Dear marc d, I was extremely upset to learn of your unfortunate experience with us and on behalf of my entire team I would like to extend my sincerest apologies. I have checked into your situation and it appears that Mr. James Best, one of our Guest Relations Managers was proactive in resolving your situation by facilitating a room upgrade...

Beverley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2012

We stayed at the Crane for 7 nights last week. We were lucky enough to have our own private garden complete with its own swimming and jacuzzi (which unfortunately did not work, but we were told it worked at certain times between certain months, which odviously did not incude the time we were there!). I must admit I spent most...

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

Dear 26Andrea, We are delighted you enjoyed your time here with us at The Crane. Your choice of suite category – One Bedroom Standard Suite with Garden Pool – is among our newer range of accommodation. These boast the same elegant yet understated décor and modern amenities found in our ocean view suites but with the added feature of lush...

New York, NY
Reviewed 7 November 2012

My wife and I just got back from a 5 night package at the Crane that we bought on Luxury Link. We had a great time. - The beach is beautiful and they have the umbrellas up and ready to go when you arrive. - There is a general store on the property with reasonably priced items which was great....

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

Dear Balazy, Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review about The Crane. We are thrilled that you had a great time with us, enjoying your One Bedroom Ocean View Suite with Plunge Pool in particular. We do apologise for any inconvenience caused by the temporary relocation of Serenity Spa as we complete the scheduled renovations on...

Reviewed 6 November 2012 via mobile

Just left today and am writing review from the airport. What a beautiful resort! My husband and I had just completed a 7 day cruise on a 50ft sailing vessel, which we absolutely loved...but coming here was quite a change. Huge rooms, jacuzzi tub, kitchen! I couldn't believe it. We used our points for our stay and I'm used to...

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

Dear tropicalparadise1106, Thank you for taking the time to review your “absolutely fab” Crane experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed the final stop on your vacation with us at The Crane. We were especially thrilled to learn that we exceeded your expectations with our spacious and well appointed accommodations, world-class amenities and facilities as well as our friendly staff....

Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2012

We booked and paid or a 10 day break. The TA reviews all read well. The property is well marketed via all the possible websites you could imagine. The staff, Beatrice, Raven, Steve and the other wonderful girl in the red dress are all magic. Keen, helpful, supportive and working hard to add value for their customers. Absolutely no issues...

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

Dear simondunn, We do apologise for the inconvenience you experienced by the presence of the genie lift in front of your suite during your stay. The windows of the building in which you were staying were recently replaced and the genie lift was still there pending relocation to the next building in the scheduled rotation. Unfortunately at the time of...

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre 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
Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint Philip Parish
Price Range: €222 - €762 (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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