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“a little paradise in paradise”
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The Crane Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 November 2013

a well run and friendly hotel being going there as a member for five years and the staff cant do enough for you ,5 pools and a world beater beach with large apartments and great restaurants what more do you want.

Room Tip: sea facing rooms are cooler
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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CraneOM, Operations Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2013

Dear David_SF7275XP,

Thank you for this brief but fantastic review of your experience here at The Crane. We could not agree with you more – with an impressive array of world-class amenities set against the backdrop of a world-famous beach, The Crane certainly is “a little paradise in paradise.”

It has been a pleasure to welcome you back year after year and we look forward to doing so again soon.

Kind regards,

Korey Boyce
Operations Manager

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Reviewed 27 November 2013

The Crane Residential Resort a great place for couples and families. The Crane has great pools and a beautiful beach. I love this resort and all of the great food. I did not have to leave this resort to find better food. The restaurants were first class and the service is excellent! The staff were the best that I have worked with ( my husband and I travel 3-5 times a year). There are excursions that can be booked each day of the week if you would like to use this service. I like luxury so this is where I will go again. Before I left , I made a reservation for next year and cannot wait for that time to come!

Room Tip: Corner suites are large and may have a plunge pool. I really enjoyed the huge balcony with reclining...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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CraneOM, Operations Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2013

Dear crocker2013,

Thank you for taking the time to share your fantastic Crane experiences with the world. It definitely sounds as though you had an overall fantastic stay with us. From luxurious accommodations to Zagat rated restaurants, The Crane boasts all the makings of a memorable vacation.

It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you to The Crane and we look forward to doing so for many more years to come.

Kind regards,

Korey Boyce
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

This was my seventh year at The Crane, I am a 4 week shared owner. The property no longer meets the publicity. No entertainment other than loud non stop sport from the bars. Zen food excellent but no special feel as authentic uniforms substituted for basic. No dress code in Azure - flip flops and shorts/t shirts at dinner. Local Staycation groups noisy and disruptive on Friday/Saturdays. Total lack of security to control this. Faults not repaired in our unit even after six days. We checked out early.

Room Tip: Do not stay in Park Residences - used for groups and uncontrolled.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

We have been coming to the Crane for over 8 years now and with the addition of the Crane Village we love the expanded choice of dining options as well as gym and provision store. The beach is outstanding and while too rough for us to venture in, just stunning to walk and gaze at! Our favorite room to stay is the ground floor 1 bedroom with 28ft pool! No need to leave your room ever! So relaxing and love the full kitchen and our own laundry and 2 bathrooms! Don't miss Cutter's Rum Punch that is within walking distance from The Crane. We visit in late November with lower fares and shoulder season so not so busy but still great weather.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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CraneOM, Operations Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2013

Dear whatagreatlife,

Thank you for taking the time to share your fantastic Crane experiences with the world! It has been an absolute pleasure to welcome you to The Crane over the years.

Undoubtedly, you have been in the perfect position to witness the many developments and improvements that have taken place and we are thrilled you continue to enjoy The Crane.

Again, we appreciate your high recommendation and we will only continue to get “better and better.” See you soon!

Kind regards,

Korey Boyce
Operations Manager

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Reviewed 17 November 2013

The Crane Residential Resort is the perfect spot to get away to for family, friends or couples.
We stayed in a beautiful large condo with 2 extra large bedrooms. Beautiful sea breezes were always blowing into out rooms and you could hear the waves at night.
The amenities at the Crane are top notch, with several 5 star restaurants to choose from, spas and several pools, many with spectacular ocean views.
The beach at the Crane is honestly the nicest beach I've ever been on. With fine white sand and a very active surf. The whole beach is surrounded by cliffs. Really a stunning place.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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CraneOM, Operations Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2013

Dear Jeff P,

Thank you for this rave review. Even in such a brief review, you have managed to paint such a beautiful picture of your experience. We could not have said it any better – “The Crane Residential Resort is the perfect spot to get away to for family, friends or couples.”

It was definitely a pleasure to welcome you and we look forward to having the opportunity to do so again soon.

Kind regards,

Korey Boyce
Operations Manager

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Additional Information about The Crane Resort

Address: Crane Beach | Bridgetown, BB18079, Barbados
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Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint Philip Parish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Saint Philip Parish
Price Range: RM754 - RM3,616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Crane Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 252
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 
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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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