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Reviewed 2 September 2012

We have just got back having had 10 days here in this delightful hotel, would certainly recommend having your own pool if you can, well worth the extra money! Staff so friendly and helpful, well worth the money!

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

Dear caiti, Thank you for this short but wonderful review. One of the alluring features of The Crane is that a large number of our suites feature private pools. Guests are always thrilled with the privacy and convenience this added amenity offers. Don’t become strangers! We look forward to welcoming you again. Warm regards, Michael Phillips General Manager

london
Reviewed 1 September 2012

I travelled with my family to Barbados - my husband and I and children aged 24, 19 and 10. This was our first hotel stop - also stayed at coconut court for 3 nights and Ovean two for 7 nights. We arrived at the Crane for our first 4 nights - see other hotels for my review. The Crane was...

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

Dear Jo1010London, Thank you for taking the time to post this glowing review! It sounds as though you definitely enjoyed everything that The Crane has to offer. From the grand luxurious suites and the exceptional restaurants to the gorgeous Crane Beach and multiple pools, there is something for each member of your family to enjoy. Don’t become strangers. We hope...

Ottawa
Reviewed 31 August 2012

August 2012 was our third visit to The Crane. This time we brought our 4 teenagers (ages 13-18) with us. They very much enjoyed all that the property had to offer. The eldest is already planning another trip back there with friends for spring 2013. Our teenagers would spend their day divided between the wonderful pools and the beach. They...

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

Dear ivoryandebony, Thank you for choosing The Crane. You certainly spent a lot of time in The Crane Village, patronising The General Store, Fitness Centre and Colorbox Studio. We are thrilled you enjoyed these amenities during your stay. Colorbox Studio certainly has been a welcome addition to The Village with many guests taking the opportunity to document their Crane vacations...

Reviewed 29 August 2012

The crane was beautiful. The hotel has a lot of history and the views are spectacular. The hotel provides a store, in which you can buy poultry and meat. You can cook inside of your room which was helpful. My traveling buddy and myself used the bus syste m to get around. That was helpful. I would also going.to Olstins...

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

Dear divarae, Thank you for posting this brief but fantastic review! The Crane is indeed steeped in history having been built and continuously operated since 1887. Over 125 years, it has developed into what it is today – a residential resort offering world class amenities and service. We look forward to welcoming you back to experience more of what The...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2012

I bought a place here 12 years ago and never looked back. The grounds and amenities get better every year and the beach never gets worse than perfection. Huge rooms with views and super bathrooms and kitchens make for a comfortable stay where you don't need to eat out every meal - a help with costs!

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

Dear surfinpdr, Thank you for this short but sweet review. We are delighted that our continuous improvements and additions are being enjoyed by our repeat guests. It has been a pleasure having you in our family for the past 12 years – we look forward to creating many more wonderful memories with! Warm wishes, Michael Phillips General Manager

London, Canada
Reviewed 25 August 2012

The staff here are all friendly. The resort itself is beautiful. The rooms are gorgeous. We had a one bedroom then upgraded to a one bedroom with full private pool. That was great. The beach is not so great. The tide is a bit rough and there is a tonne of kelp. My wife didn't like it brushing against her...

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

Dear itravel9899, It is clear you enjoyed many of the wonderful features of The Crane such as the friendly and unassuming service, the spacious and luxurious suites and breathtaking views. The property’s key selling point is its location off the beaten track on the South East coast. Each year, we welcome hundreds of guests who simply wish to get away...

CT
Reviewed 23 August 2012

My family and I spent a week at Crane's resort. we had a 3 bedroom penthouse suite in building 5. Accommodations were breathtaking - spacious rooms with high ceilings, living area fully opening to large balcony looking right over the ocean, plunge pool in the turret, private rooftop patio. AC was not overly powerful but with constant ocean breeze and...

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

Dear MollyElizabethCT, Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review. You have not left much for me to add! From the spacious, well appointed suites to the world famous Crane Beach, it appears as though you thoroughly enjoyed everything that is alluring about The Crane. We also appreciate you drawing to our attention, the elements of your...

Denver, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 22 August 2012

First, the Crane is quite possibly one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed. The amenities and views are spectacular and the staff is great... for the most part. However, I'm hesitant to every stay at the Crane again. Why? Because nothing seems to work! My wife and I were on our honeymoon and when we first arrived,...

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

Dear Aaron Z, We are pleased that despite the several inconsistencies you experienced during your stay with us, you still enjoyed a “fantastic honeymoon.” Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience presented by the unfortunate equipment malfunctions and resulting room changes. We do empathise with the embarrassment you would have felt during your ill-timed encounter with our maintenance personnel. However,...

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 21 August 2012

We stayed at The Crane for 3 nights at the start of our honeymoon. The trip didn't start off very well but grew on us the longer we stayed. We arrived at about 8pm on Saturday night tired and hungry. When we inquired about food we were told that all of the restaurants were closed and the only option was...

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

Dear EatEverything, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. It certainly sounds as though you had an overall enjoyable vacation with us despite a rocky start. We do apologise for your initial disappointment. We usually advise our guests to pre-order a late night snack if they plan on arriving after our restaurants close. We are pleased you...

Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 21 August 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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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...

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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
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  • 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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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: RM1,104 - RM3,910 (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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“Any Ocean view room”
 of 5 bubbles Jimmysboy, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for a pool if you can - its always hot, so great to be able to dip and out to cool off just whenever you feel the need.”
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“Request an ocean front suite.”
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“Choose a suite if you can - studios and suites are world's apart in terms of luxury.”
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“ocean facing rooms on floors 4 and 5 have better views and benefit from the sea breeze”
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