$224 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 20, 2014 Check-out: Jul 23, 2014

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

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

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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.

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
8 out of 116
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.8
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.9

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lilox
Palm Beach, FL
Apr 20, 2014

Stunning location!!

I had a lovely experience at The Crane. They were very accommodating when the elevator broke in my building and moved me and sent a Birthday dessert to my room! The location/beach is gorgeous...I'm a beach goer and this is at the top of my list! Only complaint, is it is an older facility and the elevators were always breaking (4 flights of stairs up from the beach w/ knee issues, not acceptable!) And there were never towels! I sat at the beach for 2 hours before they had more towels and constantly had to call for towels in my room? That's a basic necessity of a hotel, in my opinion. Overall, a great place to stay w/ good restaurants!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

Catamaran sailing/snorkeling with Cool Runnings was fabulous!

Review of The Crane Resort and Residences

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Horse Girl
England
Mar 30, 2014

The Crane just gets better

A truly relaxing holiday, the Crane is all about elegance, sophistication and taking it easy, The location of this hotel is on a cliff top overlooking Crane Beach, with its Pink sand and turquoise sea, it is fabulous. The waves are not for the faint hearted and they can pick you up and toss you around, absolute great fun, one of the reasons why I come here. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the rooms are enormous, the bathrooms are huge and all is spotless. There restaurants are good but very expensive and the Crane is situated a good distance from any night life. If you want to party, then stay on the West Coast, if you`re exhausted and just want to chill out then go to the Crane. There are areas that need improving, that is the large pool area, mainly the pools themselves, they need to be emptied and be relined as they are looking tired and worn. But overall a great place to stay. A car hire is a must to get out and about, to really see the Island.

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

Be prepare to travel.

Review of The Crane Resort and Residences

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JT34
Brooklyn , ny
Sep 5, 2013

A bit of heaven

I stayed at the crane for a week and it was absolutely amazing. Staff was friendly and helpful. The grounds is well kept. The rooms are amazing. I had a 1 bedroom suite, with a kitchen, 2 bathrooms and balcony with partially view of the beach. The view at sunset was just amazing. I will definitely return to the Crane.

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

Dining in the hotel was a bit pricey but it was ok you ordinary food. If you want some traditionary food of the island suggest take a cab and go into the town area, especially on a Friday night.

Review of The Crane Resort and Residences

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
NYC
Jan 15, 2011

First trip to Barbados

The hotel has nicely renovated rooms that have large bathrooms very well decorated and a small well designed kitchenette area. THE STAFF IS THEIR BEST ASSET, SOME OF THE NICEST PEOPLE I HAVE MET IN THE ENTIRE CARRIABEN T he most beauitful beach on the Island with an elevator so everuone can enjoy the views.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
NYC
Jan 15, 2011

First trip to Barbados

The hotel has nicely renovated rooms that have large bathrooms very well decorated and a small well designed kitchenette area. THE STAFF IS THEIR BEST ASSET, SOME OF THE NICEST PEOPLE I HAVE MET IN THE ENTIRE CARRIABEN T he most beauitful beach on the Island with an elevator so everuone can enjoy the views.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bindu
San Diego, CA
May 27, 2009

Beautiful Hotel

My friend got married there and the service and attention to detail were wonderful. The hotel was outstanding and it is an excellent place to relax and get peace and quiet.

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

I signed up for an island tour and it was worth every penny. I saw the whole island and was able to see all the attractions. I got picked up and dropped off right at the hotel.

Review of The Crane Resort and Residences

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Charlsena
Greensboro, NC
May 25, 2007

Very secluded environment

If you are looking for seclusion, this is the resort for you. If you would like to get out and about to see Barbados, this resort is not the best option. The resort staff does not assist with excursions to see the island. The room was great though. Very historic. Nice view!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Nothing really nearby!

Review of The Crane Resort and Residences

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Charlsena
Greensboro, NC
May 25, 2007

Very secluded environment

If you are looking for seclusion, this is the resort for you. If you would like to get out and about to see Barbados, this resort is not the best option. The resort staff does not assist with excursions to see the island. The room was great though. Very historic. Nice view!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Nothing really nearby!

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