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The Crane Residential Resort

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Set on the world-famous Crane Beach, the Crane Resort and Residences is the Caribbean's first resort hotel. Built in 1887 and fully restored and expanded in the 20th century, this truly unique property combines elegance, old-world charm and incredible natural beauty with a romantic sense of seclusion.
Location: Crane Beach, approximately six minutes drive east of the Grantley Adams International Airport, on the South Eastern coast of Barbados.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • CJHolder : Trinidad
Nice hotel, stunning views

I visited the hotel beach on a previous trip to Barbados and I fell in love with the hotel. I promised my that I would return for a stay.My husband and I spent 4 nights & 5 days at this beautiful hotel. The rooms and hotel were always clean, comfortable and it great condition. The sea breeze is unmatched, I just lounged around by the pool and the breeze made me doze off numerous times. I had not a care in the world lol.For us, the only drawback with this hotel is its location. It's away from Bridgetown, other hotels, restaurants and popular spots like the Gap. All of these are about 30mins drive away. If you're looking for a hotel that's away from the tourist hustle and bustle then The Crane is for you.

  • Mobola A : Barbados
Stunning location

We spent 5 nights at the Crane this month because we needed to get a break for a few days. It was our first proper stay at a hotel in Barbados, and we wanted somewhere where we could really relax and unwind. Turns out the Crane was the perfect choice! It was absolutely stunning, very relaxing indeed and the staff were genuinely friendly. The food was great, the nightly entertainment was very enjoyable, and the added bonus of a lovely art gallery with local art was very welcome. The jacuzzi in the room was great for relaxing in and the bed was super comfortable.We will definitely be back!

  • HotelManagerBarbados : Barbados
Great Hotel!!!!!!!!

Hotel is beautiful, we really enjoyed our stay at the Crane Hotel and it's been our 4th time! We love the views, the rooms are gorgeous with a homey feel to them and the facilities are wonderful! The food at zen is amazing and their deep fried ice cream is to die for!!! I love this hotel, i love the breeze from the sea and we would be back again next year I am sure!!!!

  • Jose M : New York City, New York
Amazing resort

The grounds of this resort are amazing. The suite was spacious, comfortable and elegantly decorated.The kitchen was well stocked and service was impecable. Our private pool was delightful and the panoramic views were postcard beautiful.The beach area could have been cleared of the excessive daily debri accumulation. The restaurants were a bit pricy for their fares but the food was generally good. Specially, L'azure,their food was superb. Our only objection is that the resort is really in need of a little TLC. The structures are grand, but old. The common areas and elevators are a bit neglected. But, because of it's overall beauty, attentive and friendly staff, we are willing to overlook this and plan on going back. We really loved this place.

  • Mark G : Jacksonville, Florida
Not Worth the Money

The Crane Resort is a high end location that is fairly expensive. I am used to paying for great accommodations and great service. I paid the money, but did not get what I paid for. Here is a summary of my experience.1. Room - I stayed in building 5, room 542. Great view of ocean. Spacious room with separate bedroom, living room, kitchen, master bath, and separate powder bath. Room was fairly clean. Daily service was good. The big problem - the air conditioning did not work our entire stay. It was very hot and humid. Sleeping at night was very uncomfortable. We complained each day, but to no avail. They offered to move us to another room, but when we went to the other room, the situation was the same. I was told that the entire facility was having air conditioning problems. That was the biggest problem with our stay. Also, the elevator which led up to our room was out of order our entire stay. We were told that they had a part on order.2. Food - Every meal at the resort was expensive, and the food was average at best. Expect to spend at least $100 per person per day to eat at the resort. There are no nearby restaurants, and taxis are not cheap. We finally decided to catch a $20 taxi to go to the nearest grocery store to buy breakfast items and snacks for our room. The grocery store was packed with people and the check-out was very slow.3. The Property - It is very important to review a map of Barbados before booking this hotel. The Crane is not located near any outside attractions, restaurants, shops, or even convenience stores. You will have to catch the bus or a taxi to go to anything off the property. The elevator that leads down to the beach was out of order as well. The flight of stairs that lead down to the beach is quite long, and would be difficult to navigate if you have any physical challenges. It was no problem for me and my wife, but small kids or the elderly may have some challenges. The grounds are beautiful, and the views of the ocean are spectacular.4. The Service - Most of the people were nice, especially in the restaurants. Our favorite person was Shelly, who made most of our dinner reservations.Conclusion - The Crane Resort needs to invest back into this property to bring it up to standards. Air conditioners and elevators that stay out of order for multiple days is totally unacceptable. We did receive a credit on our bill for the inconvenience, but we were still unhappy with our overall stay in Barbados. Because of Hurricane Irma, our flight back to Miami International Airport was delayed for several days. Instead of staying at the Crane Resort for additional days, we decided to check out and move to another hotel. We switched to the Accra Hotel, which is more centrally located around other restaurants, shops and attractions. Although the Accra is in a lower class of hotels than the Crane, we enjoyed our stay there much better. The A/C and elevators work, there was more to do, and the prices were more reasonable. Unless the Crane makes substantial improvements to their property and lower some of their restaurant prices, I would not recommend anyone to stay there. It is in a fairly remote section or Barbados.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

Optional All Inclusive plan:
  • Breakfast at L'Azure
  • Lunch at L'Azure, Carriage House or D'Onofrio's.
  • Dinner at L'Azure or D'Onofrio's
  • Desserts at The Village Cafe.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages, spirits, tropical cocktails, premium alcohol and wines by the glass at Bar 1887 or whilst dining.
  • 232 Rooms
  • 5 restaurants:
  • Zen - Japanese fine dining
  • L'Azure Restaurant - Offers fresh seafood and panoramic ocean views
  • D'Onofrios Trattoria - Italian eatery offering delicious pastas and pizzas
  • The Carriage House - Casual poolside bar and grill
  • The Village Cafe - Serving homemade gelato, ice cream bars, specialty coffees, crepes, waffles and other pastries
  • Bar
  • 5 pools
  • Tennis courts
  • Gym
  • Spa (fee)
  • Car rental desk
  • Room service - 8:00am to 8:30 pm
  • Internet
Junior garden view suite includes:
  • Balcony or terrace with 2 chairs, table
  • 1 king-size bed
  • 1 full bathroom , including whirlpool
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable television and VCR
  • Hairdryer
  • Clock radio
  • Mini kitchen with small fridge
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Maximum occupancy of 2
More room classes are available. Please inquire.
Wedding and Honeymoon - Packages available. 

Golf Bonus - Special rates available at the Barbados Golf Club.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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The Crane Resort
Crane Beach Bridgetown, BB18079 Barbados

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.