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The Crane Resort in Saint Philip, Barbados

Situated on one of Barbados's best beaches and touted as the first resort to grace the Caribbean, The Crane Residential Resort is an haute and historic retreat at once. Overlooking Crane Beach, the original hotel - once a 19th-century mansion - has been restored to its original splendor. Each of the rooms enjoys high ceilings, hardwood floors and authentic antique furnishings, coupled with oversize four-poster beds carved from mahogany. Complementing the historic mansion are the newly-built Junior Suites with Garden View, featuring bay windows with cedar shutters, mini-kitchens and a furnished balcony or terrace. The Private Residences are also available and come with incredible amenities such as coral stone walls, private plunge or full-size pools, and all the privacy you can envision.

The Crane Residential Resort houses some delightful dining venues including L'Azure Restaurant, known for its tempting range of classic Caribbean dishes, fresh seafood and panoramic ocean views. Nestled at the heart of charming Crane Village D'Onofrio's is perfect for families with younger children. There is a wide choice of pizzas and pastas, as well as Old World classic dishes. The Grove Bar & Grill offers casual beachside dining in authentic Barbadian style. Enjoy the Carriage House Poolside Restaurant, a century-old stable transformed into a chatty space where guests can enjoy divine food and tropical cocktails all day long. Swim in one of four sparkling pools, including an infinity-edge design as well as another pool that teeters on the edge of a cliff. The beach, with its powdery texture and lush coconut grove, is protected by a natural coral reef and offers the best swimming on the island

Location of The Crane Resort

The Crane Resort
Crane Beach
Saint Philip, Barbados

Nearest Airport: BGI

Amenities for The Crane Resort

  • General Information
  • 252 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Bar
  • 5 Restaurants
  • Sushi Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Service
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Live Entertainment
  • Provisioning Service
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Satellite Television
  • Marble Bathrooms
  • Whirlpool Bathtubs
  • Kitchenettes
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Services
  • Family
  • Cribs
  • Babysitting
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Food & Wine

Reviews for The Crane Resort

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

I had the opportunity to spend two weeks at the Crane Resort with my husband & 2 sister-in-laws. We had such a great time. This was my 4th time to stay at the Crane & I have to say it gets better each time. The service & attention to detail was remarkably good across the whole resort. It is nice to have the Historic Pool as adult only, for us looking for quite time & trying to escape from the rat race of life!!! Our accommodation, a 2 two bed suite with ocean view and plunge pool was great. It was Colonial style and every confirm. It was great having 2 full size bathrooms, with a separate shower room which could be used by visitors & from the common area. The balcony which was accessible from the living area & the main bedroom gave us the perfect spot to watch the sun come up &4 have our breakfast as we looked out over the ocean. Like I read in the previous reviews, there was no Do Not Disturb sign in our suite, but it just took a call to the housekeeping to have it rectified. I was a bit surprised to still have to pay separately for the A/C. However we only turned it on once, if we left the windows open even with the shutters pulled closed the ocean breeze kept the place comfortably cool. I thought the quality of service at the Coach House & D'Onofrios Trattoria had improved immesley, with the staff giving off a friendly, obliging ora. My husband has gone vegan since our last visit and we had no problem been facilitated. But without a doubt, the quatity of food and service in Zen wins every time, followed up in closley by L'Azure. I am not sure if it is Crane policy or lack of staff, but it would be nice to a waiter service from the Grove Beach Bar & Grill, while on the beach. Looking forward to my next visit to The Crane Resorts already.

activebreaksireland - Dublin

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

the Crane is simply wonderful, its like a second home. Staff are helpful and friendly, Jason is simply the best and down on the beach Corey is a star. Rum punch is a must. The apartments are spacious and well equipped, can't wait to return to this little piece of paradise.... and lets not forget Crane Beach, its stunning.

jcinteriors - Leeds, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Breakfast was indeed a treat, it was as if all the elements were in on this magical experience. The sun was shining in the right spot the fruits, ohhh the sausages, pancakes, the list was endless. But my point is simply this, if you are looking for that experience for yourself or someone else. The Crane is where to be. The right frame of mind can embrace even the rain showers and or the sun as the glitter that makes that current moment so special. The crane is magical even the food was ouuuuuu delicious. yes yes yes....

Esther B

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

We just got back from the Barbados - stayed at a garden view room, here are a few impressions: BEACH: The good: - gorgeous beach, softest sand, every shade of blue in the water, set between cliffs and lush gardens, just paradise. hotel does have its own area of the beach and provides beach chairs and umbrellas. nothing says vacation like alternating between splashing in the see through warm ocean, playing in the soft sand and lounging in the comfy chair. There is also a bar/grill called the Grove there where you can buy food and drinks. The meh: -the hotel does not offer rentals of any sorts of water sports equipment (i.e. boogies boards, surf boards, kayaks etc) HOWEVER there was a third party vendor on the public side of the beach that did rent out boogie boards. - the bar/grill is set back in the shade of the actual grove (which is gorgeous) and the waiters rarely came up the beach to take orders, i.e. we had to go to the bar/grill to place the order. they did bring it to the beach though. ROOM: The good: - spacious! we had simple room (no pool) but we had a great balcony with lounge chairs. bathroom was so large i loved it! jet tub, separate shower, double sinks, wardrobe, just excellent large bathroom. - the bed was huge and clean and comfy. - i thought the room just embodied the Caribbean - wooden shutters, sliding doors, wood plank sealing, all light and beachy. - although the presence of the AC is not apparent (sometimes it did get rather warm in the room), most of the time the temp was comfortable and we had no problems with the AC as some reviews did indicate. It was not ice cold in the room though by any means. I actually prefer to be somewhat warm so worked great for me (i'd say our room temp was between 67-72 F during the night/day). - little kitchenette had everything we needed - small fridge, coffee maker, toaster, tea pot small stove and stuff like plates, cups, wine glasses. We really only used coffee maker (see the meh for the coffee taste) The meh: - the housekeeping was inconsistent - some days we would have everything restocked and cleaned (i.e. the room tidied up, coffee refilled, towels restocked - you know the typical stuff) but somedays coffee would not be restocked, towels would not be restocked. not a big deal per se but meh. - Crane please change your in room coffee brand! what a terrible coffee that was. I know hotels don't have the best kinds of coffee usually stoked for in room coffee makers but the ones we had didn't even taste like coffee. Again, no biggie but small things like that sort of leave a mark. - maybe it was because we had a smaller room i.e. slept closer to the door, but we could hear people talking in the hallways or housekeeping knocking on neighbors rooms and also door slamming. - There is no way to indicate to the housekeeping that you do not want to be disturbed on a particular morning/day. Please add the little door hangers that say "do not disturb" and "housekeeping needed". Its such a standard and we would have definitely used it as we were not morning people on vacation :) THE HOTEL/FOOD/GENERAL STORE: The good: - Zen was exquisitely delicious - we had sushi and some thai dishes - amazing! We live in Manhattan and there are many restaurants here trying to outdo each other and Zen beats some of the best of them. - other restaurants were good too, we found service to be quick and the food tasty. - the village is cute, the hotel grounds are rather expansive so it allows for some change of scenery. - the general store prices were actually competitive. I expected them to be jacked up as The Crane is rather remote from the main cities and really not many food marts are within walking distance. So pleasant surprise there. - there is adults only area and pool which is nice. - the staff in the hotel was great except for one experience (see the meh). warm welcome, helpful, everyone said hello out and about, smiley and friendly. - the front desk does have a currency exchange service which was very helpful when we headed out to the Friday night fish fry. Most places including taxis accept USDs but you know, we found it best to have local currency on hand. The meh: - the pools, although very large and cool looking were too cold. so much so we didn't even use them, they were just unpleasantly cold. In the week that we were there i only seen one person in the pool actually swimming. the beach more than made up for pools, so warm! - since we had the garner view we were woken up a few times before 9 am by the sound of the lawn mowers and other equipment for grounds keeping. Too early for that! We are on vacation, move the mowing to later hours? - the bar was disappointing. although the sitting area outside is so very cute, the service is rather non existent. the waitress Jarell was particularly disappointing. The whole night we ordered drinks and in the end our bill listed all different drinks. When asked why the bill had wrong cocktails (which btw were more expensive) she said "well you drank it so whats the difference". Which i thought was a little ridiculous. Since many cocktails are specific to their menu and are under names from the menu i would expect the staff to provide what was ordered (since i can't always detect if I am drinking Rum Paradise or Ruma - mama (the cocktail names are just a made up example of how the orders went) instead of switching out the drinks for more pricey items to run up the bill (for, admittedly, pretty tipsy guests). She could have said that she did not hear me right or something else but the answer she gave me just sort of floored me. Its a pet peeve of mine when the bar staff takes advantage of tipsy guests overall. We did not come back to the bar for the rest of our stay there. Went to Marco Polo instead which is a beautiful little bar and restaurant just outside the Crane grounds (google it, sooo worth visiting! excellent service, delicious food and generous drinks - fun, fun fun). All and all Barbados was amazing! We went to the famous Oisitns fish fry on Friday, the food was as great as they say just unbelievably delicious food. Aside from The Crane restaurants, Marco Polo is a must. Taxis are in abundance in front of the hotel. The concierge can also assist with car rentals. We rented directly from Stoutes Car Rental based on online reviews and had excellent service - they brought and picked up the car right from/to the hotel. Car rentals are comparatively expensive in Barbados (between 45-75 USD a day for a 4 door car). But was so worth renting it and driving all around the island to see other places. The Crane is located in the "bottom" of the island, we drove coast side up the island and then back across the island to the Bridgetown and back to the Crane (took us about 8 hours of exploring about half way up the island but on both coasts including lunch stops, beach stops, picture stops, and a shopping stop). I am happy we chose the Crane as the traffic in Bridgetown was crazy and it is definitely crowded there with locals and tourists. The Crane provides more of a secluded vacation atmosphere which is what we were after for most of our time there. The Crane beach was never overly crowded, the restaurants never had a problem sitting us and overall it was just a very relaxing atmosphere. All and all, i give it a 4. Its a great place but attention to details could be slightly improved. Since the hotel s regarded as one of the higher end hotels on the island, attention to detail is crucial and make such a difference. Thank you for a great stay!

Vera A

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the crane from the 15th to the 19th this would of been a 5 star trip if it wasnt for a few things before i get to the negative ill point out the postives. The room was beautiful we stayed in building 5 and the view of the ocean was everything i highly recommend that building just for that view. Second the beach is excellent there is enough chairs and umbrellas for everyone and space for everyone plus there is a elavator the takes u down to the beach. Next the food was really good we at the beach bar and grill the carriage house and l'azure the steaks at the lazure was the best and the burgers at carriage house was delicious bar 1887 had some really good drinks also. Ok for the negatives. 1st thing 1st some of the resturants close way to early in my opinion like the carriage house 5pm is way to early.second we had a broken blow dryer in our room that we called about that nobody came to fix. Next the general store needs more of a selection not much was there. Last which wasnt the hotel fault but i felt a way about how it was handled saturday night security was called to my room at 830 at night because my music was on ummm im on vacation and paid over 1500 for my room i should have the right to play my music now i know it was the people upstairs from me but i felt if they could knock on my door for music the could of knock to fix the hair dryer just saying All in all I will be returning to the crane hopefully next year

Sean G

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