The Crane Residential Resort
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I stayed here for 5 nights, and was definitely impressed. I had a one bedroom suite with oceanview. My suite had a kitchen (oven, blender, toaster, microwave, dishes, glasses, etc. etc. etc), a washer and drier, two bathrooms, and living area, two TVs, a large bedroom with king sized four poster bed, and a ensuite washroom which I'm pretty sure was bigger than my bedroom at home. My balcony was spacious and had to comfy loungers where I could listen to the ocean crashing on the beach. I honestly could have moved in for 3 months. We had breakfast at the L'Azure restaurant. The food was was the same every day, but high quality and very tasty. We also had dinner there one night at the food was very good. I ordered a glass of Merlot and it was a little on the warm side, but still good wine. I also ate at the Carriage House and had some drinks at the Bar 1887. Everything was great! The only thing that might have been nice would be some evening entertainment. I was off the resort a lot, but in the evenings I didn't hear any music coming from anywhere. I understand it's low season, so maybe this experience is different during busier times.
My boyfriend and I stayed for 7 days at the Crane Resort in mid-October 2016. We had a wonderful time!The room was spacious, beautiful (lovely dark mahogany furniture and a massive king sized four-post bed), and, contrary to some of the reviews here, well-air conditioned. We had a terrific deal that we found on Hotels.com that got us 55% of the usual rate. We stayed in the furthest villa building from the pools, which was fine, because it was close to the parking lot and the entrance to Zen and the glass elevator to the Beach. (The glass elevators needs a bit of a wash, by the way, because the class was muddled from fingerprints and dirt.) The bathroom was lofty and I loved the hot jacuzzi. The view of the island from our balcony was lovely (many great foliage). The fan was a nice touch as well. The resort was quiet while we were there because it was the off season—a lot of midnight pool swims were completely empty; the cleaning service was top-quality.The only drawback was the towel card policy, which was inconvenient because the stations were only opened for six hours or so a day, which made it difficult to get new towels at all times. You also had to trade in your plastic card each time.We booked a shuttle to transport us to Ostin's Fish Fry on Friday, which was very convenient, since it was crazy down there.I would recommend getting a car rental (we used Stoutes at the airport, for only $50/day). There's a gas station about 7 minutes from the hotel, halfway to the airport. The food on the resort was average-to-higher priced, and the food was average in quality (despite boasting terrific views of the Beach.) The buffet breakfast at L'Azure, though, is highly recommended at $25 USD/per guest.The cafe stays open until 10 PM every night, but don't bother with the pastries or cakes (as they are often stale, having been kept in the glass container for at least a week at a time.) The coffee is good, the ice-cream tolerable. The general store stays open until 8 PM daily and has all of the essentials at a fair price.
The resort is beautiful and the grounds are well maintained. The onsite restaurants are excellent, especially the Italian restaurant. The staff is efficient and very friendly and kind with ready smiles.
The Friday evening check-in for two nights was pleasant and friendly. We carried a cooler with basics...rum, beer, wine & snacks...The Crane is timeshare, so the accommodations are fully equipped residences, offering a very homely feeling, with clean, modern appliances and furnished with a bit of old world flare with an open plan, the living and bedrooms expanding to a spacious balcony with a plunge pool, sun chairs, dining table and chairs, and a great view.The huge bathroom has a full sized jacuzzi. All ground floor units have private pools. From the 4th, we had a nice sea/garden/resort view.The resort amenities are good, having 5 restaurants and a mini village with shops and services.We hardly left the room and ordered room service a few times. The pizza and breakfast potatoes were the bomb. The staff were friendly and polite. Entertainment, especially the gospel breakfast on Sundays, attracts many locals.The hotel sits above one of the best rated beaches in the world. It is located on the eastern part of the island and is away from the action spots, especially at nighttime. Taxis are readily available on site or rentals are available.This is a great getaway spot, not cheap, but good value for money.I look forward to returning and recommend The Crane to couples and families!!!
This place is perfectly situated. It has a beautiful beach and a entire grass area - enough to launch and fly my kite. The rooms are absolutely fantastic - if you an upgrade to a private pool. A truly romantic getaway!
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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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.
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