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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Traveller rating

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May 12, 2020 sateshr2020

One of the most courteous and welcoming experience I have had in past years. Facilities and ammenities are very first class coupled with friendly staff, definitely worth another stay in the near future.
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Apr 4, 2020 TracyNewYork Mahopac Falls, New York

My husband and I were here 3/6/20 to 3/11/20. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, everyone was professional, courteous and friendly. A manager shows you to your unit to make sure everything is perfect in your unit. We were welcomed with a fruit, cheese and cracker plate.Also the bed had a gorgeous pattern of fresh flowers on it. I… Read more
My husband and I were here 3/6/20 to 3/11/20. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, everyone was professional, courteous and friendly. A manager shows you to your unit to make sure everything is perfect in your unit. We were welcomed with a fruit, cheese and cracker plate.Also the bed had a gorgeous pattern of fresh flowers on it. I had arrived in paradise! I had a one bedroom ocean front unit in building 9. It was absolutely beautiful with so much character and huge with 2 bathrooms. We booked through HGVC. Housekeeping comes in everyday! There is an elevator to take you down to the beautiful beach. Chairs and umbrella at the beach are included. No problem getting them. There are multiple pools and restaurants. The 1887 bar has musicians every night. I can’t say enough positive things about this resort. A shout out to manager Dionne Franklyn! Also, to server Shaliqua at D’onofrio’s Restaurant. Read less
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Mar 25, 2020 smallhanded Toronto, Canada

Stayed at the Crane for 4 days in early March-Took advantage of room sale and stayed in a 2 level rooftopp BBQ/Pool suite. Rooms are very large with full kitchens, washer/dryer, great sized living area and two terraces. 2 bathrooms in the suite as well although a tub would have been nice for one of the bathrooms. Pools are gorgeous as are the… Read more
Stayed at the Crane for 4 days in early March-Took advantage of room sale and stayed in a 2 level rooftopp BBQ/Pool suite. Rooms are very large with full kitchens, washer/dryer, great sized living area and two terraces. 2 bathrooms in the suite as well although a tub would have been nice for one of the bathrooms. Pools are gorgeous as are the grounds. Staff are very friendly, helpful and diligent. We ate at two onsite restos-L'Azure and Zen-both were very good. The cafe also does great coffees. A definite return destination. Read less
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Mar 21, 2020 vickyv676

This was my first time staying in Building 5, and the ocean views are fantastic! As usual, we enjoyed the restaurants and the professional, friendly service across the entire resort. The BBQ at The Grove was a lot of fun too, with live entertainment and plenty of good food. I will be back !
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely resort but the rooms are very dated and it showed inside and outside our room.

Mar 21, 2020 coalporter_123 Glendale, California

We were disappointed with the quality of the room, spacious, but the furniture was really worn out. The spacing between the cushions seemed like did not fit correctly. We had lounge chairs on our back patio with small wade pool. The fabric was ripped down the sides of both recliners from age. There was a lovely gazebo outside as well with 4 chairs… Read more
We were disappointed with the quality of the room, spacious, but the furniture was really worn out. The spacing between the cushions seemed like did not fit correctly. We had lounge chairs on our back patio with small wade pool. The fabric was ripped down the sides of both recliners from age. There was a lovely gazebo outside as well with 4 chairs and table. Great idea but all of the chairs were falling apart and missing the bottom part that stabilized and leveled it to the ground so they all swayed and tried to put things under the feet and table to make them levels. We had asked for another room but were told there were none available. Also the AC in the bedroom made a terrible noise every time it turned off, very annoying at night when trying to sleep. During our6 days, the beach had more and more seaweed every day. Trying to clean it up every day was challenging. There has to be a better way than what you’re doing now. Our first dinner we went to Zen, looked wonderful. 5 minutes later they sat a party of 16 right next to us. They were partying, brought their own drinks in and they were loud. I saw another small table of 2 looking to make the same move and we both asked to be reseated away from the large party. We were fitted at the sushi bar which was was great.We meet a. Ice couple there and a wonderful dinner and meet them several times during the week. Fun place but the hotel staff don’t give you too much hospitality. Most hotels I stay at would immediately have given us a better room but there’s always one person there that is referred to as the NO lady. I need another room as mine isn’t all there. No you can’t have another room. I know your type and it’s not worth my vacation to have an argument with a hostess. The resort itself is lovely, food is ok, not great and you can meet people from around the world. Glad I saw it at least once. I’ll be going back to Grand Cayman the trip. Love the 7 mile beach, never seaweed.on the beach and the clearest water you have to have. Read less