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St. Michael, Barbados In the Caribbean
Reviewed 14 December 2012

Usually I go regularyly for breakfast at the Crane but I was invited to lunch which I willing accepted. Had a fantastic buffet lunch. Wonderful food, and great tasting grilled Mahi Mahi. The beef stew was exceptionally soft and taste like it was marinated in red wine. Hope to return for Christmas lunch or dinner.

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

Dear CGG06, Thank you for this brief but glowing review! We are thrilled you enjoyed a fantastic buffet lunch with us at The Crane. It sounds as though you experienced Sunday Lunch or one of our special Banquet Menus, which are always in high demand for corporate and private functions. We look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy our...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2012

We stayed last week of November into the first few days of December. We were met with a beautiful smile courtesy of Janine and welcoming hands of Matthew to take care of our luggage. A refreshing welcome drink was well very welcome! after a tiring trip. Room was a junior garden suite but had pleasant views of the ocean at...

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

Dear SteveCart, Thank you for taking the time to post this glowing review of our country, resort and our staff in particular. Your review has left very little for us to add! Each member of staff mentioned was positively delighted to learn that they “iced the icing” on the cake of your Barbados trip. We sincerely appreciate your patience and...

Winchester England
Reviewed 10 December 2012

We stayed for two weeks in unit 522 at the Crane Residences during November and December 2012. This is a one bed, two bath ocean view apartment with full kitchen and plenty of space. About 1050 sq ft including the balcony. The Crane is an excellent resort but there were a few issues which I will try to be objective...

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

Dear Greylady2, We couldn’t agree with you more – The Crane is indeed excellent for couples, families and singles who simply wish to get away from it all. It certainly sounds as though you did just that, taking advantage of world-famous Crane Beach, our spacious suites and award winning restaurants. We also appreciate you drawing the few in-room discrepancies you...

wading river NY
Reviewed 10 December 2012

We have stayed at the Crane many times and it just keeps getting better. The rooms are large, clean, and with gr8 views. The courtesy and helpfulness of the staff is incredible. They go out of their way to make you more than comfortable. The gym is kept very clean. The four restaurants offer many choices along with the cafe,...

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

Dear SherwadingriverNY, Your brief but fantastic review hasn’t left much for me to add! It has truly been our pleasure to welcome you to The Crane over the years. I assure you we remain committed to “getting better” with each passing year. Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!...

Barbados
Reviewed 5 December 2012

Me and my husband stayed at the Crane Resort for our honeymoon. Let me first say that the room was was wonderful with an exceptional view of the seaside. Large bed and hottub!!!. The service from the staff was remarkable particularly Sandra Cumberbatch, who made the stay even more memorable. The beach is easily accessible and there were 3 restaurants...

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

Dear Danielle D, Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review. It certainly is always a pleasure to welcome fellow Barbadians to the resort and show you the hospitality which has made The Crane famous. Sandra is truly a Crane Diamond and I have passed on your lovely comments which have brought a smile to her face!...

Bridgetown, Barbados
Reviewed 4 December 2012

We spent the last weekend at the Crane using our points from RCI. The first thing that got my attention was the friendliness of the satff - all staff. No member of staff passed us without greeting, and as Barbadians, that was not something to which we were accustomed. The room -a one bedroom suite was just great. The view...

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

Dear Carl A, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. It certainly is always our pleasure to welcome fellow Barbadians to the resort and show you the hospitality which has made The Crane famous. I'm especially pleased that, with over 4,500 RCI resorts to choose from around the world, you chose to stay in Barbados and experience what makes...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 December 2012

Had a wonderful stay at the Crane, would like to thank every one who made my stay enjoyable especially Mary the Housekeeping Supervisor, who although the rain was falling, went through it to get me a beach towel, and took time out to listen to me about problems I was experiencing at home. Thanks Mary.

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

Dear Harold W, Thank you for this brief and heartfelt review. Many of our guests agree that Crane staff treat them as a part of their extended family, even if that means simply lending a sympathetic ear. We are all delighted that you had such a wonderful stay and look forward to welcoming you back to the resort in the...

Jacksonville,NC
Reviewed 30 November 2012

We spent our Thanksgiving week at the Crane in Barbados. All I can say is wow. Wonderful property - fantastic beach and stellar service. Our room attendant, Diana, went out of her way to assist with my mother, who is elderly. She helped us get in contact so we could get Mom meals in the room beyond the normal offerings...

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

Dear runninginNC09, We are thrilled that you had a fantastic time at The Crane. I have passed on your kind comments to Diana, who continues to deliver exceptional service while going above and beyond for our guests here at the resort. I always feel especially pleased when guests have the opportunity to experience the full range of amenities across the...

Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 30 November 2012

My husband and I spent 1 night at The Crane in Barbados (a chance to experience Barbados while at the same time, avoiding an awkwardly long connection at the airport). We only stayed one night, but we were immediately captivated by the stunning views, gorgeous beach, immaculate pools and landscaped gardens. Our room (just a standard garden view) was equally...

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

Dear NTSV, Thank you for choosing The Crane for your brief trip to the island, and for this amazing review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Having kitchens in every room is definitely a plus for our guests, whether they are staying in a Junior Suite kitchenette with its mini fridge, 2-burner stove, electric kettle, coffee maker...

Canada
Reviewed 29 November 2012

Our day started off beautifully....Liat Airline was a 1/2 early. We arrived at the Crane at 9:30 am and were amazined at how friendly the staff were, how cold the beer was in the General Store. lol . Cheryl upgraded us to a room with a pool and a hot tub...it was fantastic. The service in all the restaurants was...

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Dear Bryg, Thank you for taking the time to post this lovely review. We are delighted that you and your husband had such a fantastic weekend stay with us! I am always happy to hear that guests have made full use of their in-room amenities such as the private pools, jacuzzi tubs and fridges (to store their ice cold beer)....

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Amenities

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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
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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: $347 - $945 (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
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“Ask for an ocean view and enjoy the sea breeze. You won't need the a/c & the ocean is calming.”
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“We stayed at building 5 I believe, past the pond which had stunning ocean views”
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“Ask for ocean view rather than the Park or garden views.”
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