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Crane Resort and Residences

Barbados

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5 Nights with Air from $649 Meals not included
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The Crane Resort and Residences is located on spectacular Crane Beach, named one of the "Top Ten Beaches in the World" b ... More

Customer Rating 18 Reviews
Value
 
4.1
Service
 
4.3
Beaches & Pools
 
4.6
Dining Options
 
3.9
Room Comfort
 
4.3
4.5 out of 5
"Really enjoy staying at the ocean front 1bedroom. great facilities, Hearing the ocean waves. Just lovely. the breakfast is great too." – Tsong
18 out of 21 (86%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Customer Rating
Value
 
4.1
Service
 
4.3
Beaches & Pools
 
4.6
Dining Options
 
3.9
Room Comfort
 
4.3
4.5 out of 5
"Really enjoy staying at the ocean front 1bedroom. great facilities, Hearing the ocean waves. Just lovely. the breakfast is great too." – Tsong
18 out of 21 (86%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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November 10, 2014
Great vacation, minor flaws

We had a great time. The beach was wonderful for the most part. Food service had to be brought down from the hotel which was unfortunate. All elevators were out of service during the entire stay. Not a big deal except when lugging a 50 pound bag up and down three flights of stairs. The restaurants were ok to good, but La Azure was over-priced for quality, you weren't allowed to sit outside on the balcony, and it was stuffy / hot inside. My biggest complaint was that we celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary on this trip. I called down to the "Anniversary Desk" and asked for a reservation and a special message to be available for dinner that night. When we got to the restaurant no reservation had been made and thus no special note. Luckily it was off-season so we were seated without much wait. Overall, the people who actually served us (food, beverages, tour arrangements) were great. The problems occured with people on the other end of a phone line not following through with requests and reservations. The restaurant reservation was one of three such incidents.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
5.0
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5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
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From: Washington, DC
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

December 3, 2012
alittle isolated......

The beach is truly glorious so how could anyone complain...the setting wonderful but things are alittle haywire at The Crane....something always isn't working or out of sync.....too many little things go wrong and they add up to one big thing. Isolated out there with no shuttle to and from the west side--malls or great restaurants....a taxi is very expensive. We had our air conditioning not working for a day and then no hot water for a day (we got a letter about that) and then no bowls or winecork or plates. Toaster was 1970's and blew out and then replaced. Elevator to the beach didn't work one day.... No one tells anyone about anything, like the fact you can get coffee at one restaurant and don't HAVE to do the buffet breakfast for $30 dollars or more.... It's a great place---beautiful---room was fine and people were nice to replace everything and do everything but too many little things were always wrong and it's quite expensive.....would go back to Barbados but not to The Crane.


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Overall Rating: 3
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2.0
Service
 
4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
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From: Dallas, Texas
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

September 28, 2012
Great experience

We loved the Crane resort. The beach, pools, dining options, and people were all great. It was away from the busy areas of Barbados which is exactly what we wanted. The only complaint we had was on the first night there, the A/C was not turned on, so it was a little warm the first night. And we were concerned that the A/C was simply an on/off switch with no temperture settings or vents in the sleeping area. But the temperture was always comfortable while sleeping which was about th only time we were in the room. Had a lovely vacation and find the cheap carribean ratings to be very helpful in picking resorts.


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
5.0
Room Comfort
 
4.0
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From: Red Lion, PA
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

October 21, 2011
Disappointing Honeymoon

My husband and I choose this place as our Honeymoon. Cons: -Slow food service -Limited breakfast dining choices -No AC when we arrived and the entire next day the Power Co. shut off all electricity and how water. For some reason our room had no water at all. -Extremely expensive food, plus a 17.5% tax and a 10 % service charge - Very far away from all other restraurants, cab rides are extremely pricey as well - Beach was rough water Pros: -Beautiful atmosphere, including beach and pool and rooms - Zen restaurant - Hotel staff was friendly


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From: New York, NY
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

While The Crane remains steeped in Barbadian history, the property also offers 21st century conveniences and amenities. There are 252 suites all with kitchens or kitchenettes. All rooms feature a marble bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and spa shower as well as a balcony or patio.

Room Details

Residences by the Sea - Junior Garden View Suite (Adults...
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Residences by the Park - One Bedroom Standard
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Residences by the Park - One Bedroom Standard with Garden...
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Residences by the Sea - One Bedroom Ocean View Suite
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Residences by the Sea - One Bedroom Ocean View Suite with...
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Residences by the Sea - Two Bedroom Ocean View Suite with...
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What's to Love

The property is on one of the best beaches in Barbados. Plus, every suite has been finished to an incredible standard.
 

What We'd Change

The beach is beautiful but not that gentle, and the waves can get quite big. On the upside, there are 6 great pools!
 

Why You Should Go

If you want elegant accommodation, a huge beach, and some nice restaurants, this is the place to go.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Beach
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Concierge Services
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Room Service ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Poolside Bar
  • Dry Cleaning Services
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Elevators
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Coral Reef
  • Snorkeling

Map of Local Area

The perfect diving, snorkeling and windsurfing destination, the island of Barbados was formed by years of coral reef growth, and offers its visitors 21 miles of pink sand beaches, many sightseeing attractions, great nightlife, dining and shopping.

Crane Resort and Residences

St. Philip, Barbados

1-246-423-6220

Hotel Description

Crane Resort and Residences: Get Away From It All

The Crane Resort and Residences is located on spectacular Crane Beach, named one of the "Top Ten Beaches in the World" by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and overlooks a half-mile of pink sands. Known for casual luxury and warm hospitality, many of the resort's luxurious suites feature their own private pools or gardens. The Crane Resort offers on-site shopping and superb dining - including Zagat's #1 Restaurant for Food in Barbados.

The first sight that will take your breath away is The Crane's unique clifftop setting on one of the most beautiful pieces of beachfront in the world, the Southeast coast of Barbados. For history buffs, this is a great place to be since this hotel holds the unique distinction of being the island's oldest hotel! Not to worry though, the facilities are all new. Now transformed from a very small property into a first class resort, The Crane still maintains its historic and intimate feel while boasting new and luxurious amenities.

From the moment you step foot into the hotel, its management and staff will be at your service. In fact, the resort's increasing emphasis on service has been rewarded with AAA designation.

After you've had your fill of the beach, it's time to fill your tummy. The hotel's dining has been twice rated number one by Zagat for best food in Barbados. Enjoy some magnificent Japanese/Thai fine dining with seafood fresh from the ocean.

Not sure what else you want to do? Crane Guest Services agents provide personalized service to give you an insider's view of Barbados and The Crane. This includes assistance with transportation, island tours, sailing and diving trips, spa reservations, in-room salon services, babysitting services, golf tee times, restaurant recommendations, Crane property tours, and more!

This hotel is NOT all-inclusive. Food and drink must be purchased separately.
Unless otherwise specified, all services are available for an additional charge.



DINING

Zen
Type: Japanese/Thai
Hours: Daily except Tuesdays, 6pm-10pm
Description: Private booths
Dress code: Elegant

L'Azure
Type:
International/Caribbean
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7:30am-11am; Lunch - daily, noon-3pm; Dinner - 6:30pm-10pm. Closed for dinner on Wednesdays.
Description: Classic Caribbean delicacies
Dress code: Elegant

D'Onofrio's Trattoria
Type: Southern Italian
Hours: Daily except Thursdays, 6pm-9pm
Description: Casual Family Dining
Dress code: Casual but no swimwear

The Carriage House
Type: Bar and Grill
Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm
Description: Light grilled items and tropical cocktails
Dress code: Casual/Swimwear

The Grove Bar and Grill
Type: Bar and Grill
Hours: Daily, noon-4pm
Description: Burgers, BBQ chicken and other beachside faves.
Dress code: Casual/Swimwear



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Bar 1887
Espresso rinks, smoothies, cocktails and spirits. Daily, noon-12am.



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

The following can be arranged for an additional charge:

Water

  • Big game fishing
  • Kite surfing
  • Scuba diving
Land
  • Cricket
  • Polo

Golf
Crane guests benefit from preferential rates at Barbados Golf Club, situated just 15 minutes away.



INTERNET

There is complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms and across the resort - even on Crane Beach.

SPA SERVICES

Crane's Serenity Spa is located within the Historic Hotel and features three treatment rooms. The spa menu includes a wide variety of massages, facials, body treatments, manicures and pedicures for an additional charge.

WEDDING SERVICES

Wedding and honeymoon packages available. Contact the resort directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

Private babysitting services can be arranged at a separate cost, in the comfort of your room. However, there is no organized children's facility in a central location.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located approximately six minutes drive east of the Grantley Adams International Airport, on the south eastern coast of Barbados.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 4:00 pm. Check-out: 12:00 pm. A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.


RESORT UPDATE
Crane Resort and Residences has advised that their Engineering Team is currently conducting refurbishment on their multi-pool complex. The cascading pools will be closed during this time and guests can enjoy the world famous Crane Beach, the historic pool overlooking the beach, the top deck of the pool complex, and the Alfresco Spa pool. Expected completion is scheduled for October 4, 2016.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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