We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Crane Resort

4.9 km from Saint Philip Parish centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
Save
Enter dates to see best deals
Check In Check Out
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
More options
View Deals
We check up to 200+ sites for the lowest hotel prices
1 room 2 adults 0 children
View Deals
Close 
Crane Beach | Bridgetown, BB18079, Barbados
Special Offer
Escape Winter!
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

2,314 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for The Crane Resort
See the most recent reviews
Showing 2,229: English reviews
boston
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Just returned from our wedding at the Crane November 8th. We couldn't be more happy with the way the week went. Do not buy into any negative reviews The Crane is exceptional in every sense of the word. Every room from the garden views to the 28ft pool were amazing. We booked over 40 rooms and I saw all categories...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank 2locations
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear 2locations, Congratulations on your recent nuptials! We are thrilled that The Crane proved to be “exceptional in every sense of the word.” It definitely sounds as though you and your guests had a thoroughly enjoyable destination wedding experience here with us at The Crane. Each member of staff you mentioned was thrilled by your glowing review. It was their...

Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Just returned from the magnificent Crane Resort. Only bad thing is having to come home. I really do not know what anybody could find to complain about. After 2-3 days of being there you can actually feel all the stresses of "normal" life just blowing away in the wind. To me The Crane is not just a place but a...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Helene W
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear Helene W, Thank you for your encouraging words to prospective guests! The Crane experience certainly is one not be missed. From lounging by our multiple pools to dining in our world class restaurants, The Crane has something for everyone to enjoy. We appreciate you taking the time to post this fantastic review and look forward to welcoming you back...

Morrisville, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 18 November 2012

My wife and I recently traveled to The Crane for our honeymoon! We had a 7 night stay at the resort and absolutely loved every minute of it! From our arrival for check-in to check-out, the staff were very friendly and helpful in all aspects of our stay. Check-in went very smoothly and it was as if they were expecting...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Jeff M
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jeff M, Congratulations on your recent nuptials! You haven’t left much for me to add. It definitely sounds as though you enjoyed an absolutely fantastic honeymoon with us here at The Crane. We were disappointed to hear that your enjoyment of the cooling Trade winds which circulate our residences was cut short by mosquitoes. We do wish you had...

Laguna Beach, California
Reviewed 18 November 2012

Romantic, quiet and just absolutely stunning! The resort was perfect for our honeymoon and I can not say one negative thing about our experience. I loved the Thai / Sushi restaurant and it was perfect for me and my husband because he would be eating sushi while I ate Thai. Only words of caution: beware of the rum punch served...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mlb356
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear MIb356, Thank you for taking the time to post this brief but fantastic review! We were delighted to learn that The Crane proved to be the perfect spot for your honeymoon. Zen Restaurant is Zagat rated “Barbados No. 1 for Food” and rightly so! Our team, led by Chef Thai Van Ly, creates exotic dishes nightly to the delight...

Ordino, Andorra
Reviewed 16 November 2012

The Crane Residential Resort is on the east coast of Barbados, but it is totally worth the journey. We went there for lunch and the food, service and setting were excellent. The beach is wonderful and can be reached by steps or lift. But the Crane is much more than this. It has bars, shops and, of course, accommodation either...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank OlivellaDB
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear OlivellaDB, We are thrilled you had “a great experience” with us at The Crane. We regularly welcome guests from other hotels around the island to enjoy our restaurants and they are consistently wowed by the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings and friendly service. Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We hope to welcome you again – next...

Reviewed 16 November 2012 via mobile

Beautiful hotel! The rooms here truly are stunning. Amazing location on Crane beach. This is the perfect spot if you are looking to just lounge at a pool or beach for the entire vacation. It is very secluded not much around there so if your looking for more of a party vibe I would recommend a hotel in Bridgetown instead....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Megatwins100
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear Megatwins100, Thank you taking the time to post this fantastic review! We couldn’t agree with you more – The Crane is the perfect spot if you are looking just to lounge at a pool or beach for the entire vacation. The beautiful surroundings really do transport our guests to a state of lovely serenity. We do apologise for the...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 November 2012

We just returned from a 4-night stay in a private garden suite. The grounds and the hotel were beautiful, and the staff was generally very nice. Pros: (1) The pool complex was beautiful, well maintained, and with more than adequate seating. (2) The beach itself was beautiful with well-maintained grounds and a convenient bar. There were no public restrooms on...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank EAS1972
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear EAS1972, It sounds as though you enjoyed an overall good vacation with us, despite several inconsistencies. We do apologise for these occurrences. I would like to assure you that the majority of what you have described represents a gross departure from our established service standards and I have addressed each of the offending departments on the contents of this...

Barbados
Reviewed 15 November 2012

My weekend at the crane was spent in block 8 in a lovely 1-bedroom suite. The suite was very comfortable, the kitchen was equipped with everything you would want, and our plunge pool was particularly refreshing with a glass of wine in the moonlight. However, our first night I believe we used up our allotted air conditioning as the second...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank bajangirl2009
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear bajangirl2009, We are thrilled you enjoyed a great weekend with us at The Crane. It is always our pleasure to share the fantastic physical features of the property with our fellow Barbadians. They always marvel at the classic Barbadian architecture of The Crane Village as well as the colonial feel of the suites. We do apologise for the inconsistencies...

Hicksville New York
Reviewed 15 November 2012

My wife and I spent 10 days @ The Crane to celebrate both our 25th wedding anniversary and my birthday. It was during the Hurricane Sandy black out and the timing was perfect. Our trip was from November 3rd, 2012 to the 12th. The photos seemed a little ritzy for working class people but in the end, we made the...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank TheRealBigPaul
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear TheRealBigPaul, Congratulations on your 25th wedding anniversary! We are delighted you chose to spend this momentous occasion with us here at The Crane. Thank you for taking the time to post this fantastic review – you haven’t left much for me to add! However, I must state that I was especially thrilled by your rave review of our staff....

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2012

We spent a week at the Crane and over all we had a great time. The location is superb exactly what you expect from the Caribbean - picture postcard you might say. The staff are among some of the most friendly I have come across and always have a smile and a good morning/evening or alright for you. The food...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank humphtj5
CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review

Dear humphtj5, We are pleased that you had an overall great time with us at The Crane. The Resort certainly does enjoy a breathtaking cliff top location overlooking Crane Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. These stupendous views when combined with our attentive and friendly service create fantastic vacation experiences for our guests. During your stay, our construction team was in...

2,520 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (2193)
Viewed
Room/Suite (307)
Viewed
Dining (97)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (506)
Viewed
View from Room (179)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (469)
Viewed
Bathroom (53)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
4:46
Videos (5)
Viewed
Other (575)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (291)
Viewed
Amenities (42)
Viewed
Beach (16)
Viewed
Crane Beach Pool (18)
Viewed
One Bedroom Oceanview Suite with Plunge Pool (81)
Viewed
Pool Complex (33)
Viewed
Dining (60)
Viewed
The Hotel (41)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (36)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (14)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Saint Philip Parish
18.3 km away
Hilton Barbados Resort
Hilton Barbados Resort
#2 of 8 in Saint Michael Parish
3,311 reviews
13.9 km away
Ocean Two Resort & Residences
Ocean Two Resort & Residences
#2 of 8 in St. Lawrence Gap
1,872 reviews
21.6 km away
Beach View
Beach View
#1 of 26 in Saint James Parish
966 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
21.9 km away
Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
23.4 km away
Colony Club by Elegant Hotels
13.3 km away
Bougainvillea Beach Resort
Bougainvillea Beach Resort
#11 of 49 in Christ Church Parish
1,884 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • 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: $305 - $1,043 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Crane Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 252
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Kognitiv US Corp, Orbitz, BookIt.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity and Jetsetter so you can book your The Crane Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Crane Resort staff and other travellers.
91 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (91)

Questions? Get answers from The Crane Resort staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Buiding 5 has the best views”
 of 5 bubbles keetasmk, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view--top floor.”
 of 5 bubbles W6419DUsamp, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Any room with a sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles 90kenny, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“some rooms face ocean, others garden.”
 of 5 bubbles DavidlBerg, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms are best”
 of 5 bubbles sc322017, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
5 of 5