The Crane

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

An indulgent institution on the island of Barbados, The Crane Resort has been welcoming luxury seeking guests for more than 130 years. The first travellers came for the blush-pink sands below this cliff-edge hotel, soft under their feet and washed by frothy white Caribbean surf. Today you can reach Crane Beach in the hotel's dramatic glass elevator, tucking into Bajan bites and rum punches while you're down there. And, although you still get the grand colonial styling and refined ambience, today's travellers are also rewarded with a cliff-top pool paradise, an historic adults-only pool, luxurious spa treatments, and sophisticated global dining experiences.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Honeymoon
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Overlooking Crane Beach, a perfect location for those seeking tranquillity, ultra-spacious surroundings and magnificent ocean views. 20 minutes to the South Coast. Transfer time from airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

240 luxuriously appointed residences. All with balcony or patio, air-conditioning, cable TV/DVD player, marble bathrooms, Jacuzzi tub, robes, spa showers, fully equipped kitchenette, hairdryer, iron and board, sofa and dining area. Junior Suite Garden View with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Ocean View Suites feature spacious balconies with panoramic ocean views, with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Suite with Plunge Pool feature all above amenities plus a private 14ft plunge pool.

1-Bedroom Suite with 28ft Pool are as above but with a private 28ft infinity edge pool on the terrace.

Zen (Japanese and Thai fine dining, open for dinner), L’Azure (classic international and Caribbean delicacies, open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner), D’Onofrio’s Trattoria (Italian dining, open for dinner), The Carriage House poolside bar and grill (open for lunch), The Grove Beach Bar and Grill (open for lunch), The Village Cafe (homemade ice-cream and coffees), Bar 1887 (cocktail bar and tapas). In-room dining* and private in-room chef*.

The Sunday morning breakfast buffet features the ever-popular Caribbean gospel choir and a steel band performs during Sunday brunch. Cocktail party on Monday nights. Live nightly entertainment in Bar 1887.

Over an acre of multi-cascading pools to include a waterfall pool and an al fresco Jacuzzi spa pool. Adult-only historic pool. Spa* offering a range of beauty and massage treatments*. Fully equipped fitness centre including cardio equipment and weights, as well as yoga and zumba classes*. 2 floodlit tennis courts, Golf nearby* with preferential rates.

Crane village includes a department store, Colombian Emeralds jewellery store, photo studio and convenience store. Elevator to beach, beach service. Beach Hut providing umbrellas, sun loungers and replacement towels complimentary to all hotel guests. Complimentary WiFi access. Laundry/dry-cleaning*.

Please note: a room levy of $17.50 per bedroom, per night applies (payable locally, subject to change).

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out ourSpecial Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: Virgin Holidays has a restriction on under 16s in this hotel, but it is not an adults-only resort.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unfortunate Experience At Such A Beautiful Resort!!!! :.(

Oct 27, 2020 bryanra410 Brooklyn, New York

Returning back to Barbados from a beautiful weekend in Miami I had to spend 5 nights quarantine at the Crane Resort & it was a horrible experience: Day 1: Arrived at the hotel, got to our room and it was basically not fully cleaned. The windows were filthy that I couldn't see the beautiful ocean view. Was really tired so I just fell asleep. Day… Read more
Returning back to Barbados from a beautiful weekend in Miami I had to spend 5 nights quarantine at the Crane Resort & it was a horrible experience: Day 1: Arrived at the hotel, got to our room and it was basically not fully cleaned. The windows were filthy that I couldn't see the beautiful ocean view. Was really tired so I just fell asleep. Day 2: Noticed the floor was dusty, the glass in the shower was filthy & the air conditioning was broken. Called the front desk and as we were from a "high risk" covid country. They said they couldn't send anyone to clean. Requested someone check the a/c. The maintenance person came and claimed they repaired it. Called for fresh towels & toilet paper about 4 times that day to no avail! Day 3: A/C still not working. Called for a maintenance person, one came and claimed it was fixed. As the day progressed we called again & another maintenance person came and claimed it was repaired. Later that evening still not working & called again. Was told someone was coming to repair it & guess what....Someone came and literally said "this is how the room feels with the a/c on! They asked if we would like a couple fans. Had no choice but to accept. It helped through the night. Finally saw a cleaning person and asked for towels and toilet paper. Received the towels. Called again and finally got the tp. Day 4: Decided enough was enough. Called the front desk and demanded someone repair the a/c. Seems like they found the expert, because he figured out the problem, changed a part and it finally worked. But water leaked and caused a mini flood. He came back & repaired it. Day 5: Finally got the all clear on the covid test & was allowed to roam the property freely. But it was the last day... So 1/2 day of a/c in this beautiful resort. Oh....forgot the toilet in the second bathroom wasn't working. But they came and repaired it when I called..... Beware of room 932!!!!! Read less
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Oct 27, 2020 Suzanne M Barbados

Like everybody in the World 2020 was not kind , my Dad dies in March and my beloved sister in July so my daughter wanted me to have some special time together to exhale, relax and grieve. The Crane was the perfect recipe . The onlt thing I had to think of was which restaurant to eat at and which pool chair to spend the day.
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Oct 26, 2020 Epugsley23

Barbados is the best place ever!! The Crane was not only beautiful but we felt safer there then going out in our state in America during covid. They completely keep you safe and the people are amazing! From the most beautiful beach to the most amazing pools, look no further than The Crane! Every staff member is caring and kind. Our second COVID… Read more
Barbados is the best place ever!! The Crane was not only beautiful but we felt safer there then going out in our state in America during covid. They completely keep you safe and the people are amazing! From the most beautiful beach to the most amazing pools, look no further than The Crane! Every staff member is caring and kind. Our second COVID test came back within 24 hours, which means you do not miss too much of the beautiful resort during quarantine. We will hopefully be traveling to Barbados for many years to come and will only stay at the Crane! The people are like family and feels like home there. Read less
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Oct 25, 2020 waydenj2020

Everything was as expected. A better presence at front desk for calls or a more knowledgeable operator is required. Maintenance also need to be more present. Once everything is good it stays good however I've had the bellman request maintenance and no one showed up, I've called front desk several times with no answer. Service is great just not… Read more
Everything was as expected. A better presence at front desk for calls or a more knowledgeable operator is required. Maintenance also need to be more present. Once everything is good it stays good however I've had the bellman request maintenance and no one showed up, I've called front desk several times with no answer. Service is great just not always present. Besides that, everything is brilliant. Read less
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Oct 24, 2020 703gracec

We stayed here for a couple of nights as a quarantine hotel, very smooth running arranging the second test. Excellent room and comfy bed, we had the 28ft pool room which was lovely!! Great views and amazing service and thank you so much especially to Danielle Taylor at the grocery store and the rest of the grocery store for helping me make my… Read more
We stayed here for a couple of nights as a quarantine hotel, very smooth running arranging the second test. Excellent room and comfy bed, we had the 28ft pool room which was lovely!! Great views and amazing service and thank you so much especially to Danielle Taylor at the grocery store and the rest of the grocery store for helping me make my partners birthday special. They helped me arranged a lovely slice of cake for my partner as a surprise and also called him to sing happy birthday down the phone, absolutely wonderful!! It’s the little things like that which make a real difference. Would stay again in future! Read less