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The Crane Resort and Residences

4 stars
St Philip, Christchurch, 0
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
116 reviews
The Crane

Awesome beach, great views of ocean from cliff-top. Room was amazing....way more space than... See full review

  • jquest21
  • May 19, 2014
A great break

A wonderful place with universally friendly staff. We had an exceptional room and enjoyed some... See full review

  • Geraint
  • Jan 27, 2014
Historic Barbados resort offers up-to-date conveniences

This residential resort is renowned for its unique cliff-top setting on one of the most beautiful pieces of beachfront in the world. Contemporary additions have transformed the Crane Resort and Residences from a small property into a first-class experience. The Crane is conveniently located a six-minute drive from Grantley Adams International Airport, on the southeastern coast of Barbados. Strategic location provides a comfortable sense of seclusion with convenient access to major sightseeing destinations.

Highlights
  • Named "One of the 10 Best Beaches in the World" by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
  • 2009 Zagat Guide to the Best of Barbados rated Zen restaurant "Barbados' No. 1 for Food" 
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Room service
Rooms

Rooms and suites are all unique in design and location, with authentic antique furnishings, original coral stone walls, spectacular views, and elegant canopy or four-poster beds. All come with cable television and VCR and include a desk plus spacious closet with large dressing area. Bathrooms include Jacuzzi bath, separate toilet area, spa shower with multiple shower heads, and double vanity.

Features

The original 1887 historic hotel offers rooms and private residences. The newer private residences still offer 21st century conveniences and amenities, though the Crane remains steeped in Barbados history. Ground floor suites feature infinity edge private pools. Two-bedroom residences on upper floors offer individual plunge pools. Azure Restaurant serves fresh seafood with amazing ocean views. Another restaurant, Zen, specializes in classic Thai and Japanese cuisine.

 

Crane Beach is one of the best swimming spots on all of Barbados, protected by a natural coral reef. Crane pool overlooks the scenic Crane Beach. The resort has also recently opened a new 1.5-acre multi-cascading pool complex.


Guests who want to shop while on vacation can visit the duty-free emporium in the Village Town Hall. Nightlife and other sightseeing destinations are all a short drive away.

Transportation
  • Grantley Adams International Airport  (4.7 mi/7.6 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Oistins fishing village (2.5 mi/4.1 km)
  • St. Lawrence Gap (10 mi/16.1 km)
  • Bridgetown (13.5 mi/21 km)
Business
  • Two meeting rooms accommodating up to 250

Hotel Map

13.1059 -59.4481
Area served
St. Phillip, Barbados
Nearby airports
Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI).
Area description
The Crane is conveniently located approximately six minutes drive east of the Grantley Adams International Airport, on the South Eastern coast of Barbados. This strategic location permits the best of all worlds: a comfortable sense of seclusion, yet a few minutes drive from the main sight seeing destinations. The Crane, also enjoys easy access to the rest of the island with its wide array of golf courses, restaurants, night- clubs, shopping and more.

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The Crane Resort and Residences Rooms

One Bedroom Ocean View with Private Plunge Pool
Features a four-poster king sized mahogany bed, hardwood floors, hand-crafted Barbadian mahogany furniture, a 36" Cable TV with DVD player and a computer desk with direct dial phone and Internet access. Floor-to-ceiling cedar doors with adjustable louvered shutters offer guests the opportunity to walk directly out onto the private patio or simply enjoy the sight of the Atlantic Ocean while relaxing in bed.
Junior Garden View Suite
The room offers 1 King Bed with premium TV channel(s), cable/satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, balcony, patio, separate sitting area, ceiling fan, climate control, blackout drapes, voice mail, kitchenette, coffee/tea maker, kitchen, wake-up calls, housekeeping (daily), turndown service (on request), massage - available in room, separate bathtub and shower, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, jetted tub, child care (in room, surcharge), electronic/magnetic keys, clock radio, iron/ironing board and in-room safe. Cribs (infant beds) available.
One Bedroom Ocean View
Feature a master bedroom with Cable TV & VCR and a writing desk; a private bathroom with spacious wardrobe, a large dressing area, jacuzzi bath, separate toilet room, spa shower with multiple shower heads and double vanity; large living room with sofa and sofa bed, Cable TV & DVD, and large dining table; fully equipped kitchen with fridge freezer, ice dispenser, oven, stove, microwave, dishwasher and washer dryer; guest bathroom with vanity, toilet and shower; a large balcony with sun loungers, chairs, table and ocean view.
One Bedroom Deluxe Park
Features a master bedroom with flat screen Cable TV & DVD and a writing desk; a private bathroom with wardrobe, a large dressing area, Jacuzzi bath, separate toilet room, shower and double vanity; large living room with sofa and sofa bed, Cable TV & DVD, and dining table. Fully equipped kitchen with fridge freezer, ice dispenser, oven, stove, microwave, dishwasher and washer dryer. Guest bathroom with toilet and shower. A large balcony with chairs, table and tropical garden view.
1 Bedroom Garden Pool Park - Ground Floor
This ground floor unit with lush gardens, features a master bedroom with flat screen Cable TV & DVD and a writing desk. A bathroom with wardrobe, a large dressing area, shower and vanity. A separate living room with sofa and sofa bed, Cable TV & DVD, and dining area. Fully equipped kitchen with fridge freezer, ice dispenser, oven, stove, microwave, dishwasher and washer dryer. A spacious balcony with sun loungers, chairs, table, back garden with pool.
Two Bedroom Ocean View Suite with Plunge Pool
This unit feature a bay window seating area with two soft chairs; Cable TV & VCR; a mini-kitchen with small fridge; a private marble bathroom with shower and jacuzzi bath, separate toilet room, single vanity, hair dryer and razor point; and a balcony or terrace with two chairs, a table and garden view. Some Junior Garden View Suites also feature a large sofa bed. This unit adjoins to our One Bedroom Ocean View with private plunge pool which feature a master bedroom with Cable TV & VCR and a writing desk; a private bathroom with spacious wardrobe, a large dressing area, jacuzzi bath, separate toilet room, spa shower with multiple shower heads and double vanity; large living room with sofa and sofa bed, Cable TV & DVD, and large dining table; fully equipped kitchen with fridge freezer, ice dispenser, oven, stove, microwave, dishwasher and washer dryer; guest bathroom with vanity, toilet and shower; a large balcony with sun loungers, chairs, table and ocean view.
Three Bedroom Ocean View Penthouse with Plunge Pool
Features vaulted ceilings, expansive private balcony with ocean view, sun loungers, chairs and table and private plunge pool; spacious fully-equipped kitchen, living room with sofa, chairs and sofabed and dining room with seating for eight. Master bedroom as 1 Bedroom Ocean View Private Residence. Second bedroom offers two twin beds and ensuite bathroom with shower. Third bedroom as Junior Garden View Suite. Prices are based on 6 adults; a further 2 children or 2 adults can be accommodated on the sofa bed.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Childcare Service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Maxwell Beach: 5.9 mi
  • Oistins: 6.8 mi
  • Sheraton Centre: 8.2 mi

Dining

Carriage House Restaurant & Bar
The Carriage House was once the official stable of the historic "Crane Beach Hotel" over 100 years ago. In keeping with the continued expansion and development it has been transformed into a modern day poolside bar and grill, serving up a variety of light grilled items and tropical cocktails in or out of the shade.
In-house Entertainment
Every Sunday the patrons of the restaurant are treated to The Crane's renowned 'Gospel Brunch' featuring some of the most talented gospel singers in Barbados. Reservations are a must as this is a very popular event. Sunday afternoons feature live steel pan entertainment to accompany the traditional bajan buffet lunch. Every Monday, relax in grand style at the Manager's Cocktail Party. Our Manager hosts a chance for guests to socialize with one another and meet the management of the resort.
Zen Restaurant
Zen features classic Thai and Japanese cuisine in a stunning setting overlooking Crane Beach. Zen features traditional Tatami rooms, an exquisite sushi bar and the option for guests to enjoy private dinining. Zen, rated as "No. 1 for Food in Barbados" in 2009 & 2010.
LAzure Restaurant
Famous for its fresh seafood and panoramic sea views for over a century, LAzure restaurant at The Crane serves up a tempting range of classic and Caribbean delicacies. The Crane's restaurant has achieved several distinctions including two silver awards at the Barbados Hotel and Dining Festival and La Carte Magazine's prestigious Gold Award for Light Cuisine. From seafood to mouth-watering desserts, The Crane maintains its long-held reputation for elegant dining. The atmosphere speaks of elegance and beauty as patrons sit inside or on the balcony where they can view spectacular Crane Beach in all its splendor while they dine. There is a wonderful Sunday breakfast with live Caribbean gospel music in the morning and a traditional Barbadian Sunday buffet lunch.
DOnofrios Pizzeria
Nestled at the heart of charming Crane Village, DOnofrios serves up the finest authentic southern Italian fare. Classic dishes are inspired by the simple flavors and Old World traditions of Italy but done to modern standards of taste and excellence. With a wide choice of pizzas and pastas and its casual atmosphere, D'Onofrio's is perfect for families with younger children.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (116)

Ratings and reviews for The Crane Resort and Residences

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
116 out of 116
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4
Value:
3.8

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Nashville, TN
Jul 14, 2007

Gorgeous Rooms

The Crane Resort is a very nice place to stay. There was a lot of construction that was taking place when my husband and I visited, which was a bit annoying during the day. The room that we stayed in was gorgeous and had a beautiful view. The hotel is located out of town so plan to travel for approximately 20 minutes (one way) if you would like to go out to eat. We never tried the resturants, but they looked very elegant. The view onto Crane Beach is supposed to be one of the best in the world and it is easy to see why when you step out onto the balcony. The staff was extremely friendly and the resort overall had a very safe feeling.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

To go eat, I would recommend Berts Bar which is located outside of St Lawrence Gap towards Bridgetown. They have excellent brick oven pizza and sandwiches. This is approximately a 20 minute drive from the Crane.

Review of The Crane Resort and Residences

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jquest21
Niagara, ON
May 19, 2014

The Crane

Awesome beach, great views of ocean from cliff-top. Room was amazing....way more space than actually needed. Great size washroom as well. The jets stopped working on tub while we were there...and we didn't even mention...cause wasn't a big deal to us....staff showed up one day to fix it...even though we didn't call it in. All staff are super friendly....the welcome Rum Punch packs a punch.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to Oistins on the Friday. Hotel arranges transportation. Can probably buy better things there than the trip to Bridgetown (I would skip that next time)...but for sure would do Oistins again.

Review of The Crane Resort and Residences

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
skippyblee
MA
Oct 7, 2011

Awesome

Great beach, beautiful views, everything was top shelf. Having a full kitchen was wonderful since tghe food is VERY expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Swimming with the turtles

Review of The Crane Resort and Residences

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
MA
Dec 8, 2009

Amazing, luxurious accommodations

One bedroom ocean view with a pool. Could not have been more perfect for a relaxing getaway couples week in the Caribbean. Spacious rooms, 2 bathrooms with showers, 1 with jacuzzi for 2, full kitchen. Patio with 2 lounge chairs and a dining table with 4 chairs overlooking the beautiful beach with relaxing sound of crashing waves. Staff were courteous and helpful, especially with booking outings and car rental.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Very little to do at night besides enjoy the sound of crashing waves. There are 2 decent but not outstanding restaurants on site and in-room delivery of a few of the restaurant choices. Unless you have a rental car, it's at least a $50 cab ride to the areas where there are bars/restaurants.

Review of The Crane Resort and Residences

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Atlanta, GA
Jun 20, 2007

all occassional get-away

The crane was both very business like with accessible to internet service (free e-mailing). Yet it is also very family as well as a very private place to get away to.The ground was beautiful and the veiw was fantastic(ocean view). This was a birthday and farther day trip to my spouse and we couldnot have had a more relax environment with fully ascessiblity to what ever we needed to maintain the privacy. But when we were ready for activity, it was available as well. The crane is a great place for whatever the occasion may be. We had both a fun-filled as well as a relax vacation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

The crane was a very secluded resort and you had to travel a good way, depending on how you are traveling,ie., bus or driving a car, for shopping and other restaurants and activities. There are two very nice restaurants on the grounds at the resort.

Review of The Crane Resort and Residences

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
MA
Dec 8, 2009

Amazing, luxurious accommodations

One bedroom ocean view with a pool. Could not have been more perfect for a relaxing getaway couples week in the Caribbean. Spacious rooms, 2 bathrooms with showers, 1 with jacuzzi for 2, full kitchen. Patio with 2 lounge chairs and a dining table with 4 chairs overlooking the beautiful beach with relaxing sound of crashing waves. Staff were courteous and helpful, especially with booking outings and car rental.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Very little to do at night besides enjoy the sound of crashing waves. There are 2 decent but not outstanding restaurants on site and in-room delivery of a few of the restaurant choices. Unless you have a rental car, it's at least a $50 cab ride to the areas where there are bars/restaurants.

Review of The Crane Resort and Residences

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bill M
Savannah, GA, USA
Aug 15, 2011

Outstanding Resort

First of all, I was very impressed with the friendliness of the staff. The room and grounds are all very nice.The people of Barbados are a great asset and made this one of my favorite trips. We tried the on-site Zen Restaurant and D'Onofrio's and had excellent meals at both.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

It is a fabulous resort and everything is self-contained; however, there is a lot of entertainment on the south coast and west coast which requires a lot of driving if you rent your own car. Of course, the resort will arrange any type of pickup you need for package deals to the other coast (i.e catamaran cruise, Harbor Lights Experience,e tc. ) where the tour operator will pick you up.

Review of The Crane Resort and Residences

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
jackson heights, new york
Jun 1, 2010

dream resort

just came back from Barbados, it was a family vacation with my partner and my twenty year old son. We had a great time and can't wait to return and of course we'd love to stay at the Cranes. Outstanding service and very relaxing and peaceful setting.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of The Crane Resort and Residences

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NYSBeachgirl
New York
Nov 11, 2009

Paradise

This is our fourth stay at The Crane. This is a deluxe property with fabulous ocean views from most units. It has beautiful pools and one of the best beaches in Barbados. It is not near the "hot spots", but is a wonderful place to escape and relax. Hots spots are a car or taxi ride away. It is less than 10 minutes from the airport, which is nice. Can't wait until the new (third) restaurant opens.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Zen Restaurant at The Crane is the highest rated restaurant in Barbados.

Review of The Crane Resort and Residences

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Garden City, KS
Sep 29, 2007

An absolute paradise

The Crane was by far the most beautiful hotel and resort that I have ever seen. My husband and I were married at the Crane and the staff, hotel amenities and property were outstanding. I recommend this resort to everyone I know and I hope to make it back very soon.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Cool Runnings is an all day catamaran cruise. You can set this up through the Crane. Transportation is provided to and from the catamaran. The staff aboard the boat are extremely nice and make the cruise unforgettable.

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