The Crane Residential Resort
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- All Inclusive Features
So, a mixed bag. Pros:Good viewsFantastic beachChoice of restaurants; food not too bad.Zen restaurant very good ThaiShort transfer from airportDecent size suites as they are geared up as self catering apartmentsGood WiFi throughout the entire resort, even the beachCons:Large resort, and still being expanded, it is really geared towards selling timeshares Cliff top location on East Coast means it is constantly windyIndividual plunge pools are a bit weird on the upper floors (turrets in shade)Fair amount of walking depending which building you are inThe adult-only pool near the centre has no shade or umbrellasAll the coffee machines in multiple restaurants seem to be broken so almost impossible to get coffee!So, I don't want to be overly negative, and would probably have gone with four stars apart from the excruciatingly bad service at the restaurant for breakfast - we had to leave hungry as they could not manage a single omelette in 25 minutes. If you like large resorts, and you are expecting to rent a car this may be a good choice as you can stock up in the supermarket.
We had reservations for our engagement dinner at L'azure restaurant and we were so excited that we came a little early to check out the beach. The gentleman at the front gates was very polite and guided us to the entrance. We went to the front desk to inform them of our upcoming reservation and they were also great and they guided us to speak with the people in property sales. The woman working there said that in order to access the beach we need to do a 60-90min tour of the resort. I knew there were no private beaches in Barbados but I didn't mention that, and was actually interested in looking at the property as my fiancé and I are actually looking for a time share or even a home away from home. I accepted the terms right away and then she said that there are no tours available and they are very busy. All of a sudden the manager popped in and proceeded to continue with a negative tone and said that we cannot see anything at the crane. I told her I just want to check out the beach before lunch. She said we can look down on the beach from our table but there is no way we can step foot on the beach. So I tucked my tail between my legs obeying her rules and suggested an option that I would go directly to L'Azure restaurant and have drinks prior to my reservation. She said the restaurant is full and there is no room for a few cocktails. I then proceeded to try to book a room on Hotels.com only so that I can access the beach! I found the hotel on my phone and was about to click reserve when my fiancé asked me to wait and to talk to the front desk again. When I explained this to the ladies at the front desk they looked at each other probably unaware that the property manager is not a kind human. They kindly directed me to L'azure (which had 1 patron having lunch) and then we were greeted by the best host and servers that anyone can ask for. Overall I loved the experience once I got through the gate keeper of hell. Please note. All the individuals but 1 manager at the property sales section went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Food was also exquisite! I had to write this review because there will be people (like us) who will travel across the island and could potentially run into this situation. Please call ahead or it may ruin your day.
We were back at The Crane at Easter and it just gets better and better.Used to visit in February, now enjoy the Easter period - the weather appears to be more settled (hotter) the beautiful grounds are enhanced by more of the flora in flower and the resort itself appears to be just that bit quieter, which we enjoy.This year I have to give a massive, massive shout out to the 'Carriage Bar Crew' - all those who work in and around The Carriage Bar and poolside service. Susan (just the best) Shonette and Rasheed all made our trip so much the better with their exemplary service and cheery chat. The first rum punch at 11-00 a.m. sets the day up well and luncheon overlooking the pools and many shades of turquoise ocean is always such a pleasure - looking forward to seeing 'Ana's meal' on the menu next year!Well done to the whole team, the beautiful Crane with it's quirks and charm improves with each passing year!Happy Bajan days!
We enjoyed ourselves. The staff and the resort were beautiful. Our Wedding was a fairytale. Thank you Ms. Symmone for everything!!! Thank you Ms. Sandra for excellent housekeeping. I can't name everyone, but thank you!!! A special moment my Husband and I will always remember.
Here we are at the Crane on our balcony with a wonderful view of the Ocean - listening to the non stop mechanical digging and excavation of solid rock in preparation for another new block.The diggers are no more than 30 yards from our room and we can see them and they work from 11 in the morning and are still going now at 4-30 in the afternoon - cannot even hear on the telephone to make a complaint.Tried going to the pool for some quiet just to find them working on rooms with a hammer drill.The excavations are going to continue for months we have been told so either stay away or bring earplugs . Lucky we are on a short break or we would be asking for our money back and moving out.
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
- 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
- 5 pools
- Tennis courts
- Spa (fee)
- Car rental desk
- Room service - 8:00am to 8:30 pm
- Balcony or terrace with 2 chairs, table
- 1 king-size bed
- 1 full bathroom , including whirlpool
- Air conditioning
- Cable television and VCR
- Clock radio
- Mini kitchen with small fridge
- In-room safe
- Internet access
- Iron and ironing board
- Washer and Dryer
- Maximum occupancy of 2
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.
Resort Location Map
The Crane Residential ResortBridgetown,Barbados
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
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.
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