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San Anselmo, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Maybe we should have gone to Barbados first then St. Lucia. But it turns out flying out of Barbados to NYC to SFO was cheaper and easier. The accommodations and hospitality in St. Lucia were far superior. No matter. My husband booked the Crane. Website images looked good. Price point was more affordable than Sandy Lane. Geographically, it was "less...

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Toronto
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Crane was recommended by family members. We booked this vacation in August for our Christmas vacation and were looking very forward to it. It was very expensive but we were prepared to pay as we heard it was spectacular. From the minute we arrived we had nothing but disappointment. We were greeted by the front desk upon arrival and...

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4Thank Whiney12014
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Update: January 2017: After completing an survey sent out by The Crane, I very promptly got a call from their general manager. Sean not only was very apologetic, but expressed genuine concern over the experiences we had and at least expressed a sincere plan to address these issues. On top of that, Sean insisted on issuing a partial refund for...

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Barbados
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the most wonderful hotel I have ever been to, making this the best staycation I have ever had. Customer service was excellent from the second we drove onto the property and encountered security. As we waited to be checked in we were offered a complementary beverage. The bellmen were very busy that night because there were a number...

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Thank Keiway
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place where you can totally relax where the people are friendly and there is no other agenda than making your stay outstanding. Loved it here and will go back. The variation to relax is excellent and there are always plenty of food themes during the week to give you a taste of the bajan culture!!

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

Dear kenlB1578ZE, Thank you for taking the time to share this review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay here with us at The Crane. The Crane's removed location on the South East Coast of Barbados is perfect for those who wish to get away from it all and relax on their Barbados vacation. It was our pleasure to...

newyork
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Crane resort is an interesting place. Many things are great, and a few not too much. Positive: - incredible view and access to a beautiful beach - very LARGE rooms which are more like suite (bedroom, sitting room, kitchen area, terrace) and huge bathrooms - very friendly, helpful and smiling staff at the reception - location: 10 minutes from...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The resort is breathtaking. It mirrors the pictures with many excellent areas to shoot photos. The onsite shops carried a wide range of items and sizes. The two bedroom suite with a private pool was spacious and comfortable. The spa services were also satisfying.

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

Dear Lynette B, Thank you for your review of The Crane. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time spent with us. It was our pleasure to welcome you and we look forward to doing so again in the future! Warmest regards, Sean Alleyne General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two Sunday morning breakfast servings with gospel singers who bring the beauty of the location to life and help rejoice in all that is good on this island and beyond. Also an excellent selection of foods - the omelets are particularly tasty.

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

Dear Anny T, We appreciate you taking the time to share about your Gospel Breakfast experience. We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed the offerings. Thank you for choosing L'Azure at The Crane. We look forward to welcoming you again! Warmest regards, Sean Alleyne General Manager

Newberg, OR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is like powdered sugar and a great place to boogie board or body surf. Also very nice amenities beachside. I saw 11 out of 20 different room categories (I'm a Travel Consultant and did a site inspection). Lots of suites with private pools and courtyards, which is nice. LOVE the British Colonial plantation-style vibe of the decor -...

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

Dear Cawater, Thank you for taking the time to share your Crane experience. We are elated that you enjoyed our facilities and offerings. Our aim is to constantly surpass our guests' expectations. It was our pleasure to welcome you to The Crane and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Warmest regards, Sean Alleyne General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a perfect vacation at this sensational resort. Great beach with perfect waves for boogie boarding. A great mix of people - Canadian, American and English tourists with super cool locals It's a special place

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

Dear Ham15, Thank you for your review of The Crane. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time spent at our "sensational resort". It was our pleasure to welcome you and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future for another amazing holiday. Warmest regards, Sean Alleyne General Manager

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  • 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
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • 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: $304 - $933 (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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“The rooms at the corners have a little private pool which seems to be really nice. We couldn't get them”
  • view from the hotel terrasse
 of 5 bubbles bubuNewyork, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Many rooms with private pools do not have an ocean view but do have courtyards with a "Bali Hai" vibe. Also many suites have kitchens.”
 of 5 bubbles Cawater, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms have ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles SherwadingriverNY, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“An ocean view is very relaxing”
 of 5 bubbles sdjmh, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“My room was fourth floor and overlooked the sea, very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles hw-in-bermuda, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
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