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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful property, attentive staff

Apr 13, 2021 Meander512862 Jersey City, New Jersey

I spent 6 days in quarantine at The Crane which did not at all feel like restraint as I had a beautiful room (apartment) with access to an outdoor private pool and rooftop deck which was perfect for watching sunsets. The room was well appointed and equipped with all amenities to make a quarantine less punishing. My only concern was the internet… Read more
I spent 6 days in quarantine at The Crane which did not at all feel like restraint as I had a beautiful room (apartment) with access to an outdoor private pool and rooftop deck which was perfect for watching sunsets. The room was well appointed and equipped with all amenities to make a quarantine less punishing. My only concern was the internet connectivity, however, the staff were really accommodating and did everything within their power to address any issues I brought to their attention. Read less
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Apr 5, 2021 Mysara e

1. Staff try their best and hotel itself are very nice. 2. The rules of the country at the time we went indicate that you have to stay quarantined for a little while until a second covid test is acquired. We came to find out that whole is 5 days after arrival!! We were also told that the rules require us to stay in the room the whole time during… Read more
1. Staff try their best and hotel itself are very nice. 2. The rules of the country at the time we went indicate that you have to stay quarantined for a little while until a second covid test is acquired. We came to find out that whole is 5 days after arrival!! We were also told that the rules require us to stay in the room the whole time during those We were not told this while booking a 7 night stay! 3. After being exhausted, we checked in for one night and are trying to get the rest of the trip cancelled! We offered to stay if they give us a room with a bigger pool and garden area so The kids can enjoy their stay. The lobby told me to reach out to the hilton directly or pay an extra $125 usd per night for the different room. They said they aren't authorized to "upgrade" us for free. I've already paid an arm and a leg to come here, and have to pay an arm and a leg for every meal or item here as I cannot leave to look for more reasonably priced restaurants! 4. I'm on the phone now with hilton customer service and have been on hold for 2 hours!! My patience had worn very thin. 5. After that hold I was told by hilton that my issue was with the government regulations and not the hotel and there is "nothing they can do." They said that even a complementary room change is at the discretion of the hotel itself and they cannot offer me anything as I booked through a third party service (JetBlue vacations). 6. During our stay, Jeff, one of the managers, tried to accommodate us as much as possible. He made the best out of a very bad situation for us. After arguing with him, he switched our room out to one with a larger backyard area. 7. After roughly 6 days of quarantine we finally got out of the room. You are only allowed on the beaches from 6AM to 9AM and from 3pm to 6pm at this time due to the country's covid restrictions. The Crane beach (the one in the hotel) had a large amount of seaweed on the beachfront. No chairs or umbrellas were provided to the guests. I ended up paying around $25usd one way for taxis to go to different beaches that were better kept. 8. On our 6th day when we were released from quarantine we asked the hotel for room service. They said their policy is that they don't enter a room until 24 hours after quarantine is completed????? We weren't quarantining for a positive test!!! We all tested negative twice!! When we expressed our discontent with anything they would offer us punch. TAKE YOUR MONEY ELSEWHERE Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful resort

Apr 5, 2021 TamasHorvath Renningen, Germany

We had a longer stay on Barbados including a two weeks stay in The Crane. It´s one of the most beutiful resorts on the island. It has a perfect view on the Atlantic Ocean. In this resort you will feel isolated from the rest of the world, but if you want to discover the island, the concierge can assist you. "The Village" inside the resort itself… Read more
We had a longer stay on Barbados including a two weeks stay in The Crane. It´s one of the most beutiful resorts on the island. It has a perfect view on the Atlantic Ocean. In this resort you will feel isolated from the rest of the world, but if you want to discover the island, the concierge can assist you. "The Village" inside the resort itself worth to spend some days. You can fell in love with it´s picturesque buildings and good restaurants. The pool area will definetely entertain you. The Crane also offers a direct access via an elevator (and stairs) to the Crane Beach which is one of the best on the island considering the cliffs and the view. For swimming it is not ideal though due to the swells. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best resort in Barbados!!

Apr 1, 2021 Laurenaanderson Seattle, Washington

I lived at the Crane for about three and a half months. The entire staff made us feel at home and always put a smile on our faces. I've worked in the beauty industry for over a decade and can tell when people are genuine or not. The grounds are absolutely stunning with five different pools to enjoy. There are a few restaurants on the grounds.… Read more
I lived at the Crane for about three and a half months. The entire staff made us feel at home and always put a smile on our faces. I've worked in the beauty industry for over a decade and can tell when people are genuine or not. The grounds are absolutely stunning with five different pools to enjoy. There are a few restaurants on the grounds. The food is delicious and service is great! My favorite breakfast at L'Azure was the flying fish breakfast. The flavors came together beautifully and the fish was seasoned and prepared perfectly. Housekeeping did a wonderful job. Asley Beckles was an amazing part of the team at the Crane. She always did an emaculaet job servicing our unit. We would chat and she would remember details of our conversation and check in on me later. I now consider her a friend. At times I had left out valuable items and they never once went missing. The housekeeping here is very trustworthy and ethical. Overall I highly recommend the Crane. It's easy to hop on the bus and head into town if you don't have a car. They also have taxi service too. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating BEWARE - Cancellation procedure is terrible

Mar 10, 2021 Lucinda_Hearn Bristol

We had a group booking of 2 rooms. We cancelled due to covid and tried to get our refund, this was the worst experience of my life! Hotels.com receipts did not corresponded with the amount they actually took from our account. I tried to phone reservations it sounds like someone is half asleep and not interested! I sent over 40 emails to the… Read more
We had a group booking of 2 rooms. We cancelled due to covid and tried to get our refund, this was the worst experience of my life! Hotels.com receipts did not corresponded with the amount they actually took from our account. I tried to phone reservations it sounds like someone is half asleep and not interested! I sent over 40 emails to the reservation departments, ive now tracked down names (from this site!) of senior members to see if they can sort. Beware, if you are booking on the basis that you may need to cancel in covid times, dont expect your money back any time soon! Read less