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The Crane Resort

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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St Albans UK
Reviewed 24 January 2013

The Crane is unbelievable, quiet, elegant, secluded, and one of the best beaches in the world. The hotel resort complex is up there with the best in the world. They offer large suites with 28ft infinity pools to small garden ones. This is our 9th trip and its gets better every year. If you want quiet relaxation away from the...

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

Dear Geoff B, It has been our pleasure to welcome you to The Crane over the years. We couldn’t agree with you more – if you want quiet relaxation away from the hustle and bustle, then this is the place! With the cooling trade winds that circulate our grand suites, relaxation is easy. Thank you for taking the time to...

maidenhead
Reviewed 23 January 2013

This was our 4/5 visit and although I love the beach it really needs to attend to some essential things. We've visited and watched the development with interest and have stayed their now several times. Sadly the list of problems, although fairly minor added up and they really need to up their game to compete with other 4/5* star establishments....

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

Dear maidenheadgirl, We do sincerely apologise for the unacceptable state of your suite on arrival. As frequent visitors to The Crane, you would be aware that this isolated occurrence represents a gross departure from our established room preparation procedures. Our pools are cleaned daily in addition to a scheduled deep cleaning rotation. Unfortunately the time of your visit coincided with...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Best vacation every. Very nice place and staff willing to do anything to help. Little $$$ but worth every penny. Very nice views from the hotel and restaurants. Crane, thanks for a great time and wonderful service.

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

Dear AG-NY_NY, Thank you for this brief but fantastic review! We are thrilled you enjoyed the “best ever vacation” with us at The Crane. It was our pleasure to welcome you and we look forward to doing so again soon. Warm wishes, Michael Phillips General Manager

Ottawa
Reviewed 19 January 2013

We spend the day yesterday at The Crane. They have an unadvertised deal where you can spend the day at The Crane for $25 BBD ($12.50 US). You get access to the beach and the money you spend can be used as a credit at their restaurants. We also checked out the pools. The beach at The Crane (Crane beach)...

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

Dear Fr3Incr, We are delighted you took advantage of our Day Pass which grants easy access to the spectacular Crane Beach as well as a BDS $25 credit towards food & beverage in any of our restaurants and bars. It is always our pleasure to welcome guests of other hotels to The Crane to experience all that we have to...

TORONTO
Reviewed 18 January 2013

We spend a week at The Crane in August 2012 and really liked our room - high ceilings and a view out of this world! We left the windows open at night and did not have to turn on the air conditioning at all (beware if you do - they charge you per minute and it would be a hefty...

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

Dear TorontoSunnyD, Thank you for taking the time to post this fantastic review. It definitely sounds as though you had an enjoyable time with us at The Crane and in Barbados overall. We are thrilled that you took advantage of the cooling trade winds that circulate our suites. However, I must point out that the AC charge, to which you...

SI NY
Reviewed 16 January 2013

This was our second trip to The Crane. We went in November 2012 for our 25th anniversary. Ee wanted to go to a special place. The Crane is a very special place. We love it there. We had a beautiful ocean front room. Thank you Mr. Korey Boyce for the upgrade, very grateful for that. The grounds and views of...

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

Dear SITravellerSiNy, Congratulations on your 25th wedding anniversary! It was Korey’s pleasure to do anything he could to ensure that you and your wife enjoyed such a momentous occasion with us. It definitely sounds like you had an enjoyable time overall. On the days when the red flag is flying, we definitely advise swimmers to avoid the waves. However, Crane...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 13 January 2013

My husband and I spent a week at The Crane in Building 5. Although the unit was a bit older, it was very well maintained and extremely spacious for a studio. The bed was very comfortable, the veranda was lovely, and the bathroom huge! We didn't see one bug, but did have a small finch visit us everyday from the...

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

Dear trini152, Thank you for taking the time to post this fantastic review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your Junior Garden View suite, which features many of the amenities of our larger suites but in a more intimate setting – perfect for couples! We do apologise if our pools’ appearances were anything less than crystal clear. Please be assured...

Reviewed 12 January 2013

Whilst there is a touch of faulty towers about the restaurant lazure it's a super place to relax and unwind. Julie is a true gem, straight talking and incredibly helpful. If they upped their game on the service front they could be up there with the west coast hotels, although for the time being there is still quite a gap,...

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

Dear PatG657, I appreciate your vote of confidence and I wish to assure you that my entire Management team remains committed to improving and maintaining the service levels throughout the resort. Julie was thrilled by your special mention! She is indeed a gem with her warm and affable personality that has won the hearts of many guests over the years....

Lynchburg, Virginia
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Stayed at the hotel for our honeymoon during the week of Oct 21-28. WOW WOW WOW. I have been to many resorts and this tops my list!! The staff were over the top friendly both in the hotel and the restaurants!! The ladies at the activities desk made our trip over the top exciting. They set up scuba diving at...

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

Dear PeachesPJD, Congratulations on your recent nuptials! It sounds like you had an enviable time overall with us at The Crane and we are thrilled to have made the top of your list. We do apologise for your initially disappointing spa experience. I assure you that this is not a regular occurrence as our Spa ladies are usually quite friendly...

Ottawa
Reviewed 9 January 2013

We arrived at the Crane on Christmas Day and were immediately greeted by friendly staff and equally friendly complimentary rum punches. Afterwards we were shown to our room: a gorgeous ocean view with two bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room and balcony that afforded a 180-degree view of the ocean. It was a stunning outlook; we spent long tracts of...

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Dear tshadforth, Thank you for taking the time to post this fantastic review! Your description of the view from your spacious suite has left very little for us to add! We couldn’t agree with you more – our suites enjoy ocean views that are beyond compare. Juanita was delighted to learn that she contributed to your overall enjoyment of your...

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  • 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
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • 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: $298 - $749 (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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“All buildings are nice, however building #2 seems to be closest to the fitness center, shops and the beach.”
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