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new york
Reviewed 25 December 2012

I definitely highly praise the resort on service. Janine at the front desk went out of her way to put me in a room in which she thought I would be comfortable and Sandra Cumberbatch, the bldg. mgr, introduced herself and promised to take care of any problems. Having said all that, on my 2nd day, there was a huge...

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

Dear uesny, The Crane prides itself on being an island oasis for our travellers, with the gardens complementing the beautiful architecture of the buildings. In fact, the resort’s lush green vegetation holds appeal for many of our travellers, with many commenting on the relaxing effect it has on them as they explore the property. However, we do acknowledge that occasionally...

Canada
Reviewed 22 December 2012

We have been travelling to Barbados and The Crane for many years now. We had the pleasure once again to stay at The Crane and thought we'd try something different and stayed in the Park Residences, a one-bedroom penthouse with the rooftop pool. I must say the room was amazing and met my expectations. The rooftop deck along with the...

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

Dear Love2Travel2BBD, Thank you for taking the time to post this great review! We are thrilled you opted to stay in one of our newest categories of suites – One Bedroom Deluxe Penthouse. These Residences in the Park are becoming increasingly popular with our guests, who despite the absence of our world famous ocean views enjoy the added amenities of...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 December 2012

My family owns a time share at the Crane and we travel to Barbados every year around the holidays. We simply adore this place! The setting is unparalleled, the rooms are spacious and comfortable and the hotel staff is very helpful. We love coming to the Crane to spend some quality time and to just relax. There's nothing like waking...

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

Dear Traveler9523, Your review has captured everything that is fabulous about The Crane and we couldn’t agree with you more! Nothing compares to waking up each morning and walking out onto your private balcony to behold the most magnificent views. The Crane certainly isn’t for everyone. But those who value relaxation, natural beauty and friendly service will find that our...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 December 2012

We love the Crane. Full disclosure, we own time there at a couple of different suites. But that just shows how much we love it that we have to go back on a regular basis. We travel a lot but we love our time at The Crane. This trip we brought friends with us and they loved it too. They...

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

Dear sandybeachsareus, Thank you for taking the time to post this terrific review! The Crane definitely appeals to a specific type of traveller – one who values tranquillity, breathtaking beauty and friendly service above all else. Our location, off the beaten track on the South East coast of the island, is perhaps our strongest selling point. With the spectacular Crane...

St. Michael, Barbados In the Caribbean
Reviewed 14 December 2012

Usually I go regularyly for breakfast at the Crane but I was invited to lunch which I willing accepted. Had a fantastic buffet lunch. Wonderful food, and great tasting grilled Mahi Mahi. The beef stew was exceptionally soft and taste like it was marinated in red wine. Hope to return for Christmas lunch or dinner.

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

Dear CGG06, Thank you for this brief but glowing review! We are thrilled you enjoyed a fantastic buffet lunch with us at The Crane. It sounds as though you experienced Sunday Lunch or one of our special Banquet Menus, which are always in high demand for corporate and private functions. We look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy our...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2012

We stayed last week of November into the first few days of December. We were met with a beautiful smile courtesy of Janine and welcoming hands of Matthew to take care of our luggage. A refreshing welcome drink was well very welcome! after a tiring trip. Room was a junior garden suite but had pleasant views of the ocean at...

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

Dear SteveCart, Thank you for taking the time to post this glowing review of our country, resort and our staff in particular. Your review has left very little for us to add! Each member of staff mentioned was positively delighted to learn that they “iced the icing” on the cake of your Barbados trip. We sincerely appreciate your patience and...

Winchester England
Reviewed 10 December 2012

We stayed for two weeks in unit 522 at the Crane Residences during November and December 2012. This is a one bed, two bath ocean view apartment with full kitchen and plenty of space. About 1050 sq ft including the balcony. The Crane is an excellent resort but there were a few issues which I will try to be objective...

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

Dear Greylady2, We couldn’t agree with you more – The Crane is indeed excellent for couples, families and singles who simply wish to get away from it all. It certainly sounds as though you did just that, taking advantage of world-famous Crane Beach, our spacious suites and award winning restaurants. We also appreciate you drawing the few in-room discrepancies you...

wading river NY
Reviewed 10 December 2012

We have stayed at the Crane many times and it just keeps getting better. The rooms are large, clean, and with gr8 views. The courtesy and helpfulness of the staff is incredible. They go out of their way to make you more than comfortable. The gym is kept very clean. The four restaurants offer many choices along with the cafe,...

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

Dear SherwadingriverNY, Your brief but fantastic review hasn’t left much for me to add! It has truly been our pleasure to welcome you to The Crane over the years. I assure you we remain committed to “getting better” with each passing year. Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!...

Barbados
Reviewed 5 December 2012

Me and my husband stayed at the Crane Resort for our honeymoon. Let me first say that the room was was wonderful with an exceptional view of the seaside. Large bed and hottub!!!. The service from the staff was remarkable particularly Sandra Cumberbatch, who made the stay even more memorable. The beach is easily accessible and there were 3 restaurants...

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

Dear Danielle D, Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review. It certainly is always a pleasure to welcome fellow Barbadians to the resort and show you the hospitality which has made The Crane famous. Sandra is truly a Crane Diamond and I have passed on your lovely comments which have brought a smile to her face!...

Bridgetown, Barbados
Reviewed 4 December 2012

We spent the last weekend at the Crane using our points from RCI. The first thing that got my attention was the friendliness of the satff - all staff. No member of staff passed us without greeting, and as Barbadians, that was not something to which we were accustomed. The room -a one bedroom suite was just great. The view...

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

Dear Carl A, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. It certainly is always our pleasure to welcome fellow Barbadians to the resort and show you the hospitality which has made The Crane famous. I'm especially pleased that, with over 4,500 RCI resorts to choose from around the world, you chose to stay in Barbados and experience what makes...

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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
Room types
  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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: RM1,032 - RM3,109 (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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“building 4 or 5 ocean view”
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“Ask for an ocean view and enjoy the sea breeze. You won't need the a/c & the ocean is calming.”
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“We stayed at building 5 I believe, past the pond which had stunning ocean views”
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“Ask for ocean view rather than the Park or garden views.”
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