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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 February 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Crane in January of 2011 (note 2011, not 2013). We've traveled to a few other places in the Caribbean and this was definitely one of our favorites. We were looking to relax by the beach, pool and bar and this is definitely the place for that. It's a bit secluded, but we found...

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

Dear thayer1974, It was certainly a pleasure to have both you and your wife stay us. We often say to our guests that ‘relaxation’ is spoken here and if you are looking to disappear and just kick back, then The Crane is the perfect place for you. We are happy that you enjoyed your one bedroom suite with plunge pool...

Reviewed 3 February 2013 via mobile

Really expensive, but worth the money. This is The 5* hotel all over its plush, grand, massive complex which is so clean just amazing in every way. The rooms are to die for, contemporary colours mixed with solid woods making it feel homely too. People you NEED to stay here if you ever visit Barbados

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

Dear Yolo79, Thank you for this brief but rave review! It certainly sounds as though The Crane met and surpassed your expectations, especially with our grand, luxuriously appointed suites. It was a pleasure to have you and we certainly hope to welcome you again soon. Warm wishes, Michael Phillips General Manager

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 February 2013

My husband and I bought two weeks at the beautiful Crane Resort several years ago and we are thrilled each time we return to our lovely and well appointed apartment. Nothing compares with Crane beach and those wonderful Crane breezes. The grounds, the pools, the restaurants, bars, staff---all come together to make for a fantastic experience. We have traveled all...

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

Dear Rhonda C, Thank you for taking the time to post this terrific review. We are delighted that you continue to enjoy fantastic experiences with us each year. We couldn’t agree with you more – nothing compares to Crane Beach and our wonderful Crane breezes. It has been our pleasure to welcome you both to The Crane over the years....

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 31 January 2013

We had tired of the intensity of luxury all-inclusives, and decided to go to the Crane for 2 weeks in January. It was perfect… Paradise! The suites: we stayed in a one-bedroom suite in building 8, which overlooks the beach. It was exactly what we wanted: clean and quiet with a wonderful covered balcony a full kitchen a large living...

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

Dear exeter_12, We are delighted that you enjoyed “a perfect winter vacation” with us at The Crane. It certainly sounds as though you made the right choice in search of romance and relaxation away from the spotlight typically shone on the West Coast of Barbados. We do apologise for the singular inconsistency you experienced with service in L’Azure. Please be...

Scotland
Reviewed 30 January 2013

My husband and I recently returned home from just over 2 weeks at The Crane - I had read some pretty negative reviews on here just before we went and was a little worried to say the least. Well each to their own, but I feel these reviews are just not an accurate representation of this hotel. The architecture of...

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

Dear rebeccaneil, We are thrilled you didn’t allow any previous negative reviews to sway your decision to stay at The Crane and it appears that this decision was rewarded! It was our pleasure to welcome you to The Crane to experience all that we have to offer. With breathtaking ocean views, world-famous Crane Beach and warm friendly people, The Crane...

Brooklyn, New York, United States
Reviewed 28 January 2013

We honeymooned at The Crane in mid-October 2012 on our first visit to Barbados. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. A "village" at the center of the resort houses a few shops including a souvenir shop, and ice cream/coffee shop, as well as the resort's bars and restaurants where the food was all good and the prices reasonable given...

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

Dear Mike K, Thank you for taking the time to post this terrific review. It certainly sounds as though you enjoyed everything The Crane has to offer – especially Crane Beach! Crane Beach is famous for its pink sands, turquoise waters and exhilarating surf and is widely regarded as among “the top ten best beaches in the world.” The completed...

Reviewed 28 January 2013

My husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary by staying a the luxurious Crane resort. We had a fabulous time. The property is simply stunning with spectacular views of the ocean. We spent 3 nights there and it was so relaxing. We spent our special day lounging by the pool, having a delicious lunch followed by a sumptuous dinner at...

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

Dear CathyMBeck, Congratulations on your 10th wedding anniversary! We are thrilled you chose to celebrate this momentous occasion with us at The Crane. It certainly sounds as though you enjoyed everything that the resort has to offer. Note that our pools are unheated because we have found over the years that our guests (the majority of whom are from temperate...

Rochester, New York, United States
Reviewed 25 January 2013

We took our honeymoon here for twelve nights and it is absolute paradise! The resort is very isolated from the rest of the island, but it makes it even more romantic. The resort is beautiful, the food was amazing, Our favorite place to eat was zen, soooo good!) staff is very friendly. The water at the beach is a little...

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

Dear Stephanie G, Congratulations on your recent nuptials! We are thrilled you had an enjoyable time with us at The Crane. Thank you for taking the time to post this fantastic review. We have taken your unfortunate experience of solicitation on Crane Beach very seriously. You’ll be reassured to learn that our Security personnel are working in conjunction with the...

st.louis, missouri, usa
Reviewed 24 January 2013

My wife and I just returned from Barbados and stayed at the Crane. Simply put, it is a great resort overlooking the famous Crane Bay. The view of the Caribbean Sea from atop this cliff is so beautiful it is hard to describe. The restaurants, bars, pools, spa, and beach are perfect. The room, a junior suite, was huge, clean...

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

Dear estovirslt, It sounds as though you thoroughly enjoyed all that The Crane and Barbados have to offer! You haven’t left much for me to add. It seems that you and your wife have found a veritable second home here with us The Crane. Thank you for taking the time to post this fantastic review. We look forward to your...

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2013

We visited with friends as they were interested in buying. The location is fantastic, the views breathtaking and the facilities ten fold. We were shown round by a very nice lady who was very informative and welcoming. The rooms lack nothing and are very well presented. The restaurants and pools all have amazing views. This resort has everything if you...

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

Dear Reason8, Thank you for taking the time to post this terrific review. We could not have stated it better – The Crane has everything if you are looking for relaxation, peace and luxury with great views. The Crane certainly isn’t for everyone. But those travellers who value undisturbed tranquillity will find that our location on the South East coast...

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Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre 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 Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: $306 - $767 (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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“Supposedly buildings 8 & 9 are newer with better HVAC. I was in 8 without any, but other colleagues did have some.”
KFerg, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All buildings are nice, however building #2 seems to be closest to the fitness center, shops and the beach.”
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“Higher rooms with ocean view the best”
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