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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 29 September 2012

My husband and I had a 5 day vacation at The Crane in Barbados. It truly was a vacation. The combination of the old world charm and modern amenities made this hotel a fabulous place to stay. The beach and multiple pools were excellent. The food was very good at their various restaurants, especially Zen and L'Azure. What made this...

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

Dear Vikki W, Thank you for taking the time to post this glowing review. Karimah, Juanita and Grantley were all delighted to learn they contributed to your “fantastic vacation!” They are among the youngest members of our team, and have followed the example set by our older team members of displaying genuine friendliness and concern for our guests’ experiences. We...

HARLEMWORLD U.S.A.
Reviewed 24 September 2012

My daughter and I had the best time ever in Barbados at The Crane! The rooms are luxurious, the grounds so well manicured and the original charm of the resort shines through. The amenities and services are spectacular! You want for nothing! The best parts for me were the beach and the people. The Crane has the most beautiful beach...

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

Dear TandEPannell, It was our pleasure to welcome you and your daughter to The Crane. We couldn’t agree with you more – The Crane definitely has the most beautiful beach on the Atlantic coast of Barbados. Crane Beach is actually widely regarded as among the 10 best beaches in the world! Thank you for taking the time to post this...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 23 September 2012

This hotel was amazing and couldn't have thought of a better place to spend our honeymoon. I only gave it 4 of 5 because it we had some air conditioning issues for the first couple of days, but other than that we couldn't have asked for a better and more hospitable group of people. We especially appreciate Shanelle and Simon...

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

Dear 95jamesw, Congratulations on your recent nuptials! It certainly sounds as though you had an enjoyable time with us overall, despite the initial inconsistencies you experienced with your AC. I do apologise for any inconvenience caused. Shanelle and Simone were both delighted by your special mention. It was their pleasure to ensure that you experienced all that Barbados has to...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 23 September 2012

I don't know where to begin. This was my first time traveling by myself unexpectedly. I stayed from Sept,11-16 2012 in an Ocean view suite with a plunge pool on the second floor in building 5. I arrived late Tuesday night Simone check me in quickly, Errol took my bags and Julian made sure I had a late night snack....

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

Dear J F, Thank you for taking the time to post this fantastic review. It was our pleasure to welcome you into our Crane family. It sounds as though you’ve met everyone! From Simone at check-in to Cecile in The General Store, each staff member mentioned was pleased to learn that they played a role in making your Crane vacation...

Bridgetown, Barbados
Reviewed 22 September 2012

Hi guys just want to say thank you for such a wonder stay this is our second time an we be back again what a beautiful place just want to say thanks to Simone from front office an Susan from cottage bar an to everyone else who made our stay so wonderful love you all thanks again from Cedric an...

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

Dear ceddy27, Thank you for taking the time to post this brief but fantastic review. We are delighted you enjoyed a wonderful stay with us at The Crane. Simone from the Front Desk and Susan from The Carriage House were both elated by your special mention. It was their pleasure to ensure you had an enjoyable stay. We look forward...

Port of Spain, Trinidad
Reviewed 21 September 2012

There is something for everyone here, I had my honeymoon at the Crane and enjoyed everyday here, we had a room with a plunge pool on the fourth floor so we had amazing views of the ocean and hotel grounds, the plunge pool was so cold as it gets no sunlight but the room was just beautiful and there are...

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

Dear Rebekah R, Congratulations on your recent nuptials! We couldn’t agree with you more – there certainly is something for everyone at The Crane. Our suites from the Junior Garden View to the 3-bedroom Penthouse are second to none. We were especially pleased to learn you enjoyed your many dining experiences in The Carriage House. Susan and Errol were delighted...

Texas
Reviewed 18 September 2012

I want to start by saying the air conditioning in my room worked fine, and the room was actually much nicer than I expected. The staff are incredibly nice and accommodating without exception. The only hiccup I encountered was with the spa. I had a voucher to use and when I tried to call, the number was disconnected. So I...

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

Dear DakotaninTX, We are pleased you had an overall enjoyable stay with us at The Crane. I was particularly thrilled with your glowing description of the staff you encountered. It was our pleasure to welcome you. However, we do apologise for the disappointment you experienced in Serenity Spa. The Spa recently relocated to a temporary location to facilitate the summer...

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2012

We returned today from a week at the Crane and I have to thank everyone there for making our trip such a fantastic experience. A special mention though must go to Richelle and the Guests Services team for helping me to organise a night to remember when I proposed to my (now) fiancé! As well as setting up the petals...

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

Dear ToffeeMac82, Thank you for taking the time to post this fantastic review. It definitely sounds as though you had an overall enjoyable and memorable stay with us The Crane. The team in Guest Services was delighted by your special mention! It was their pleasure to ensure that your special night was especially memorable. We also appreciate you taking the...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2012

We stayed at The Crane for two weeks in August on a half board basis. The price of the holiday was more than we had planned to spend but the ratings for this hotel were by far the best of all the hotels we looked at so we went for it! We weren't disappointed. From the moment we arrived (to...

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

Dear HarryH75, From check-in to check-out, it sounds as though you had a thoroughly enjoyable stay with us at The Crane. Although Building 5 is the most removed of the guest buildings from the hub of The Village, it also enjoys some of the most spectacular views of the property. We definitely share your view that, “it is the staff...

Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 16 September 2012

We stayed here for five nights and six days, we are leaving here tomorrow, its been an amazing vacation/honeymoon however we weren't completely impressed with The Crane, We also stayed at Nick Troubetzkoy's Jade Mountain in St. Lucia the week before, so with that being said maybe our expectations for the Crane ran a little bit higher. Don't get me...

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

Dear Stella I, Firstly, please allow me to extend our congratulations on your recent nuptials. We are pleased you enjoyed our spectacular suites, exceptional restaurant and above all our attentive staff. We also do appreciate you taking the time to share your valuable observations with us. As we continue to strive for steady improvements in various areas, your feedback will...

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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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • 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
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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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