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The Crane Resort, Barbados (all)

4.5-star4.5 stars
CraneBarbados (all)St. PhilipBB18079Barbados

4.5-star beachfront resort with spa, near Crane Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Fabulous8.6
Location
Great location
Pool
Great pool
Service
Fantastic service
Breakfast
Breakfast can be improved
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The Crane Resort, Barbados (all)

from $329
  • Junior Suite, Garden View
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Ocean View, Plunge Pool
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Balcony, Ocean View, Plunge Pool
  • Penthouse, 3 Bedrooms, Balcony, Ocean View, Plunge Pool, Rooftop Terrace
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Garden View
  • Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Ground Floor, Garden Pool
  • One Bed Standard Penthouse with Rooftop Pool
  • One Bed Standard Suite with Garden Pool
  • One Bed Deluxe Penthouse with Rooftop Pool
  • 1 Bed Ocean View Suite with 28ft Pool
  • 2 Bed Ocean View Suite with 28ft Pool

About The Crane Resort, Barbados (all)

Location.
The Crane Residential Resort sits atop a 70-foot cliff overlooking the Atlantic in St. Philip, Barbados. The hotel is 6 km from the Grantley Adams International Airport. From lush valleys to azure blue water, Barbados boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Caribbean.

Hotel Features.
Transformed from a very small property into the large resort it now is, The Crane Residential Resort maintains its old-world charm. A pool with a marble sundeck and Roman columns offers ocean vistas. The pool complex includes 5 free-form pools, a children's section, a pool bar, a jetted tub, waterfalls, gardens, and fountains.

L'Azure is an al fresco, ocean-view restaurant showcasing classic Caribbean fare with a focus on fresh seafood. The Sunday buffet breakfast and brunch feature entertainment, and Zen offers Thai and Japanese cuisine. Daily breakfast (surcharge) is available from early to late morning. A manager's reception is held in the evenings.

A complimentary shuttle transports guests to downtown Bridgetown on Thursdays. Wireless Internet access is available in the lobby and main pool areas, and lobby computers allow for high-speed Internet access, all complimentary. Other services include concierge, business services, tour assistance, and dry cleaning. A fitness facility is located on site, along with the full-service Serenity Spa. The Calypso Kids Club is a great amenity for families, offering young guests a fun opportunity to learn about the Bajan heritage and culture.

Note: Seaweed is cleared from the beach early each morning by our staff. A complimentary beach shuttle service will be provided to an alternate beach when there are significant deposits of seaweed on the beach.

Guestrooms.
The spacious suites feature large patios with ocean views, old-world coral-stone walls, 10-foot high timber tray ceilings, Oriental carpets, floor-to-ceiling marble bathrooms with jetted tubs and spa showers with multiple shower heads. The junior suites offer a kitchenette and a garden view. The 1-bedroom suites have a kitchen with a refrigerator, smooth-top stove, dishwasher, private washer and dryer, and spectacular ocean views. Guests can stay connected with the free wireless Internet and free long-distance calls available in all rooms.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 252 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • Free valet parking

Offsite

  • Free shopping center shuttle
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 5 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 5
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Beach towels
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 8
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Sofa bed
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Separate sitting area
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free international calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

L Azure - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in seafood and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Zen - Overlooking the ocean, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

The Carriage House - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

D Onofrios Trattoria - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

The Grove Bar and Grill - This beachfront diner serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

The Crane Resort, Barbados (all)’s small print

Also known as

  • Crane Residential
  • Crane Residential Ocean City
  • Crane Residential Resort
  • Crane Residential Resort Ocean City
  • Crane Resort
  • Crane Resort Ocean City
  • Crane Ocean City
  • The Crane Residential Resort

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD $5 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 25 for adults and USD 15 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 37 per vehicle

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Crane Resort, Barbados (all)

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Crane Beach - 11 min walk
  • Foul Bay Beach - 14 min walk
  • Bottom Bay Beach - 4.4 mi / 7 km
  • Sunbury Plantation House - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Foursquare Rum Factory and Heritage Park - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Barbados Concorde Experience - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • St. Philip Parish Church - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km

Getting around

  • Bridgetown (BGI-Grantley Adams Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Free extended parking
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Free shopping center shuttle

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 232 reviews

The Crane Resort, Barbados (all)
Very Good8.0
Beautiful and Historic Resort
Check-in took a while but, in their defense, I was early and they did give us an upgrade. Staff was professional and helpful. The resort is an old but beautiful location. They do need to do some upgrades since things are getting worn with age. The Zen restaurant was good but I wasn't impressed by the Italian restaurant. Also, I enjoyed the beach but it is somewhat difficult to reach and has a lot of debris present. The resort is very expensive but we knew that before going there.
Albert, us1 night trip
The Crane Resort, Barbados (all)
Exceptional10.0
Good & Happy Days at The Crane
We loved The Crane. It was like staying in one's own village with everything necessary within easy reach.
Paul, us7 night trip with friends
The Crane Resort, Barbados (all)
Very Good8.0
Awesome
extremely relaxing
Denise, us3 night romance trip
The Crane Resort, Barbados (all)
Good6.0
We booked a week long vacation based on the hotel’s description as an all-inclusive. When we arrived we were given a vague and unclear explanation that, as of some time in November, the Crane no longer offers the all-inclusive option. We were told that we could pay an additional set fee per meal per day. We chose to pay for breakfast each day but the food was overpriced and mediocre at best so most days we skipped breakfast and bought food from the cafe. We also had several meals at the Carriage House, D’Onofrio’s and Zen and found the service and food to be good. Our first room was not well cleaned (stray hairs, dust and stained chairs) and a window was held closed with balled up toilet paper. The staff did offer us an upgrade to a similar room with an ocean view and small plunge pool. That room was in a nice location but the main shower didn’t work and appeared to have mold and water damage so we could only use the small shower in the second bathroom. The kitchen appliances and washer/dryer seemed quite worn and we had to fiddle with the dryer to keep it closed. Our children enjoyed the pool and the beach was beautiful and well-maintained. Overall, we had a very nice vacation inspite of some challenges with the hotel.
A Traveler, us7 night family trip
The Crane Resort, Barbados (all)
Exceptional10.0
Destiny and Hiro Wedding
Fantastic and unforgettable wedding. The Crane was the perfect setting. Wonderful location and the staff were amazing. Simply top notch resort!
Robert, us4 night family trip

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The Crane Resort, Barbados (all)

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