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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful part of the island the landscape and beach are great. But during our 6 day stay it rained all day on the 3rd day, while we were out during the pouring rain our room sprung a leak in the bathroom behind some tiles causing a puddle throughout the room, it was so bad that the power went out twice.... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to kick back and relax for a romantic get away. Leave the kids at home for this one. If your looking to just hang out by the beach and pool without the hustle and bustle of the typical resort this is the place. There are plenty of options to enjoy eating and drinking to keep you occupied from... More 

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Thank Jon M
Bridgetown, Barbados
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband I stayed in a spacious one-bedroom suite for a week in June. From the courteous bellman and efficient seated check-in process to the housekeeping staff, Crane staff are top-notch. The variety of pools is fantastic but nothing beats having your own private plunge pool as we did! And forget about air-conditioning, there's endless fresh breeze. The range of... More 

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Worcestershire, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a 3 bedroom penthouse in Building 9 overlooking the beach. Stunning views and lovely breeze which meant no need to use air conditioning. Excellent friendly helpful staff Good restaurant choice - all good

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great vacation spot to rest and relax. Staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. We go twice a year and always look forward to returning. Beach is spectacular and the various pools are rarely crowded which we love.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family and I just returned home from the Crane resort which is a lovely resort on the East coast of Barbados in the parish of St Phillip. This has the potential to be a 5 star luxury resort but is not quite there. Let's talk about the good. The welcome reception was wonderful. They brought my family into the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Room in building 8 was clean and well stocked with view of ocean from 2nd floor. No issues with check-in or out. Be advised standard check out is 10:00 am and it will depend on your housekeeper for a later check out > tip early in week and we were provided a noon check out. All restaurants at resort suited... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the Crane for 8 days. November 5-12th. Had an excellent experience. Every single one of the staff members are amazing people with even better personalities. Super friendly and accommodating. The rooms we stayed in were not only luxurious and beautiful but super clean! Having your own private pool, backyards, and patio is just icing on the cake. The... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Location, although at the quieter side of the island the Crane Beach is amazing. Resort has a traditional old charm Caribbean vibe than a larger modern resort. Rooms and suites are very spacious and well stocked for all your needs. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Zen, D'Onofrio's and Carriage house restaurants had good menu's and delivered decent quality.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my fourth stay at the Crane. I do have a time share here, so I do come every year for one fabulous week. It never feels crowded here even when it is full. There are several different pool areas or the beach (one of the best in the world - although the sea is a bit rough for... More 

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

Dear LorTayEgham, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled that you continue to enjoy our offerings. We agree with you that the resort is 'more relaxing than wild' - The Crane's removed location on the South East Coast of Barbados is perfect for those who wish to get away from it all on their Barbados vacation. It was... More 

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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
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  • 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: $354 - $1,248 (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
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“Request an ocean front suite.”
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“Choose a suite if you can - studios and suites are world's apart in terms of luxury.”
 of 5 bubbles christine247, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ocean facing rooms on floors 4 and 5 have better views and benefit from the sea breeze”
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“Higher floors offer more of the Crane Breeze”
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“Request higher floor for view of sea”
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