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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing experience at The Crane! Will definitely be back!

Aug 12, 2020 ARich976 Coral Springs, Florida

The Crane was such a lovely experience. The room was immaculate; very comfortable and clean. From the minute I walked onto the property, I felt that there was a lot of effort put into the protocols and practices enacted by the company. They considered both their staff and their guests’ safety. Check-in was smooth and Shantelle was extremely… Read more
The Crane was such a lovely experience. The room was immaculate; very comfortable and clean. From the minute I walked onto the property, I felt that there was a lot of effort put into the protocols and practices enacted by the company. They considered both their staff and their guests’ safety. Check-in was smooth and Shantelle was extremely helpful and welcoming. Room service was easy to order and delivered promptly. The food from both of the outlets I ordered from was delicious. I had no issues during my stay and I will most definitely be visiting The Crane again in the near future. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beware of using the COV19 package - this definitely not VIP

Aug 11, 2020 Gavinmhill Derby, United Kingdom

As I write this review we have been at the hotel for three hours, no crib for the baby despite being part of the boking. No water in the room, no doctor for the testing. We booked this package over the phone after being told it includes the tests at the hotel, this is not the case as we are charged $150 US for the tests. My advice is to get the… Read more
As I write this review we have been at the hotel for three hours, no crib for the baby despite being part of the boking. No water in the room, no doctor for the testing. We booked this package over the phone after being told it includes the tests at the hotel, this is not the case as we are charged $150 US for the tests. My advice is to get the test at the airport for free and wait for the results. The service is terrible, as we have to stay in the room, still waiting for the room service menu. Still waiting for the room to be sprayed for mosquitos. Been asked to take a baby who is a sleep and four children in the rain to the testing room. Why can’t the doctor come to the room. The crane as profiting from COVID 19 and it is a shame to see this, our sixth visit to Barbados and second this year. I haven’t even picked up on the standard of the accommodation. I asked for the hotel manager to speak to me in person but she wouldn’t. I look forward to Simone Lashley reply, but it would be good opportunity for her to take action Read less
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Aug 11, 2020 541aminaha

Relaxing atmosphere whilst gazing and listening to the ocean. Friendly staff...A Lovely break away! Praises to God for making it possible. Thanks Crane and a Big thanks to my Mom for the lovely treat for the kids and I. Xo
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful location but room was tired

Aug 10, 2020 yodacat barbados

The location is absolutely stunning and most of our limited interactions with hotel staff were pleasant and friendly. Excellent pizza from the Italian restaurant. Unfortunately, our room seemed very tired. The air con did not seem to be working well at all - the room was very hot - there was a defunct AC unit in the room that no longer seemed… Read more
The location is absolutely stunning and most of our limited interactions with hotel staff were pleasant and friendly. Excellent pizza from the Italian restaurant. Unfortunately, our room seemed very tired. The air con did not seem to be working well at all - the room was very hot - there was a defunct AC unit in the room that no longer seemed to be in use. The central air conditioning just did not cool the room sufficiently. The four poster bed was incredibly creaky - any slight movement made a lot of noise. The bedspread, and sofa covers in the lounge were torn and stained. The dining chairs were stained and the furniture was generally beaten up. Stains on the lampshades and rusty or dirty light fittings in the kitchen. A clean, functional and comfortable room is very important to me and this was not it. Not sure if we were unlucky to be in an old block/room or if this is the norm. Read less
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Aug 9, 2020 836sheenas

The grounds are enchanting. The architecture and scenery are absolutely beautiful at The Crane. The rooms were clean and fully functional. I love that there is a jacuzzi in each room, That's awesome. The service was friendly and customer oriented.