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New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 October 2012

Purchased a living social voucher for a 4 night stay at the Crane. The hotel is beautiful, excellent views of the beautiful, but very rough ocean. If the water is a deal breaker for you, then this is not the place for you. Very quite hotel, lots of couples and families. No action at nights. The food was great at...

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

Dear OLGA R, We are pleased you took advantage of the Living Social offer and it sounds as though you had an enjoyable time with us overall. Our positioning is that of tranquil luxury and as such our guests can be assured of a quiet, relaxing tropical vacation. However, during our typically busy winter months we always introduce some entertainment...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 10 October 2012

I had the opportunity to stay at this resort for 7 glorious days of magnificent ocean and mountain views, I stay in the Penthouse which offered over 2700 square feet of living space with a plug pool, the balcony spanned the length of the rooms. The rooms where decorated with all cherry wood furniture which seems to be the island...

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

Dear Gwen B, Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful and detailed review. You have not left much for me to add! No detail was spared in the design of our suites. From timber tray ceilings and granite countertops to marble bathrooms and majestic four poster king-sized beds, our suites are every bit as breathtaking as our...

Dallas Texas
Reviewed 8 October 2012 via mobile

We loved this resort. Hit and miss on friendliness but that may be cultural. Rooms are fabulous, beach is breathtaking. Hired taxi at 30/hour toured the country and visited the caves. Shopped at Emerald City cooked in our room. Ate at the Zen it was nice. Food here is expensive! Cutters has great macaroni pie. Great trip. Packed too many...

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

Dear TexasHaglers, We do hope your husband has a speedy recovery. It was absolutely no trouble at all to organise emergency medical attention for him. When the red flag is out, it is extremely important to exercise care in the ocean. Despite his unfortunate visit to the emergency room, it sounds as though you enjoyed an overall fantastic stay with...

Milford, Connecticut
Reviewed 8 October 2012

We have just returned from the Crane in building 5 in a one bedroom ocean view suite. The view was incredible. We enjoyed sleeping to the sound of the ocean and windows open every night. There is no need to have the air conditioning on because of the constant breeze. Our room was very nice. The staff at the Crane...

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

Dear AngelaBosco, We couldn’t agree with you more – our employees are indeed awesome! It was our pleasure to welcome you to The Crane and we are delighted to learn you enjoyed your stay with us. It will be no surprise to you to learn that Crane Beach was once rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the...

fife united kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2012

What can I say about paradise and tranquility. This is it guys. Service from everyone is number one. Staff are so kind and friendly. Island is great for touring with a mini moke, or hop on the local buses. Only 2 barbados dollars where ever you go . Resort has everything you need, however a must is Oistins Fish Fry...

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

Dear Jackie E, Thank you for taking the time to post this short but sweet review. It was our pleasure to welcome you and we are thrilled you enjoyed a great experience with us. Don’t become strangers! We hope to see you again soon. Warm wishes, Michael Phillips General Manager

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 4 October 2012

My friends and I stayed here for a week in a two bedroom unit in Building Two, and the view was gorgeous. The staff was very attentive, and having shops on site was quite handy. All in all, would absolutely stay again. Can't speak to price due to this being part of a time-share.

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

Dear John F, Thank you for taking the time to post this brief but fantastic review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your Two Bedroom Ocean View Suite with Plunge Pool – ideal for friends and families with two spacious bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. It was a pleasure to welcome you on this trip and we look forward...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 October 2012

My boyfriend and I recently visited The Crane resort back in July and had a wonderful time. Overall, the services at The Crane was very good. The only reason I did not give an excellent rating was because the food at the resort was just okay - nothing that blows your mind! The rooms were superb - very nice and...

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

Dear Chelly-P, We are delighted you and your boyfriend enjoyed a wonderful time overall with us at The Crane. We do apologise for the initial inconvenience with your Jacuzzi, however I am pleased that my team was able to rectify the matter for you. You’ll be pleased to learn that since your stay we’ve engaged the services of a Restaurant...

Wendell, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 October 2012 via mobile

Stayed in Building 2 in a 2 bedroom unit. The view was great and the plunge pool was used everyday! Went in a slow time so restaurants were not always open when needed but the service was great. The rsort grounds and beach are beautiful. Walk down the beach to the hidden cave and find the remote beach to have...

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

Dear DLFriedel, Thank you for this brief but fantastic review! It certainly sounds as though you enjoyed everything about your stay – especially Crane Beach! Crane Beach is actually the safest swimming venue on this side of the island with an encircling coral reef which breaks the waves. An interesting historical fact is that the private beach and caves were...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2012

My husband and I were at The Crane from 14th September to 21st. We had a really lovely time there. The views from our Ocean View room was amazing. Unfortunately when I booked through our travel agent I had booked a room with a plunge pool but when we got to The Crane they hadn't informed the hotel!! Nevertheless the...

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

Dear cazza065, Thank you for your glowing review of our staff! The ladies in Guest Services certainly are very accommodating and they were thrilled by your special mention. I was surprised by your comments about our services on Crane Beach. It is a public beach so there are strict limits to the construction of F&B facilities on the sand. Nevertheless,...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2012

After visiting The Crane for several years it has become a second home and the highlight of my year. It is a beautiful place with friendly people and amazing rooms and restaurants.Our room overlooks the atlantic ocean - the best view from any room there in my eyes! Our maid, Diana, is brilliant and very friendly. She always happy to...

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

Dear MaddiCornforth, Thank you for this short but sweet review! We are delighted you continue to enjoy your stays with us at The Crane. Room Attendant, Diana was thrilled by your special mention. She is often mentioned by guests for her efficiency as well as her vast knowledge of our beautiful island. It has been our pleasure to welcome you...

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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
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • 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: ₹ 15,551 - ₹ 48,223 (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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“We stayed in the 1 bedroom deluxe garden view suite. No air con needed as there is a breeze at the Crane”
 of 5 bubbles E3547JGmattc, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room with a private pool...well worth it. Views are excellent!”
 of 5 bubbles my88468, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms at the corners have a little private pool which seems to be really nice. We couldn't get them”
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“Many rooms with private pools do not have an ocean view but do have courtyards with a "Bali Hai" vibe. Also many suites have kitchens.”
 of 5 bubbles Cawater, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms have ocean views”
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