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 our Special 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 Crane was great - Ezra was FANTASTIC

Jul 25, 2021 gregsK4145HD

We very much enjoyed our time at the Crane. The grounds and rooms are fantastic. Our 1 bedroom suite was very spacious for our family of 4. Food at all of the restaurants and room service was delicious. We especially enjoyed the Carriage House and Zen. What put the trip over the top for us was Ezra. Ezra treated us like VIP's before we… Read more
We very much enjoyed our time at the Crane. The grounds and rooms are fantastic. Our 1 bedroom suite was very spacious for our family of 4. Food at all of the restaurants and room service was delicious. We especially enjoyed the Carriage House and Zen. What put the trip over the top for us was Ezra. Ezra treated us like VIP's before we even arrived on the island. We initially emailed Ezra a couple of weeks before our arrival to inquire about airport transfers and a private tour. It was late in the evening and not only did he respond that same night, but he also provided a ton of additional information and ideas about things to do on the island. The private tour of the island was fantastic and a great way to truly experience Barbados. We learned so much and really enjoyed getting to see the local aspect. All along the way Ezra would provide a wealth of information and if we asked if we could see this or see that - his response was always the same - "of course this is your tour"! In addition to the tour Ezra made restaurant recommendations as well as beach recommendations to check out (unfortunately the Crane was experiencing a lot of seaweed when we were there so you could not use the beach). Every recommendation was spot on. Any request we made the response was always the same "No Problem"! And Ezra would not just drop you off at your destination. He would always come with us to make sure we got settled at the restaurant or beach and make sure everything was ok. And he would check in with you along the way as well to make sure you were having a good time. This was especially helpful as we had such a good time at some of the beaches he recommended we ended up delaying our pick up time. His response if we asked if we could be picked up an hour later - "Of course no problem"! We could not recommend Ezra enough. If you want someone who is professional, personable, trustworthy, and reliable then Ezra is your guy. We certainly will use him again on future visits as he feels like part of the family now. Below is Ezra's contact information. ezb.qin@icloud.com 1- 246-234-8176 Read less
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Jul 24, 2021 S171AUjohnk

The staff at the Crane are the best. Chris the manager is amazing and being there during the Hurricane we were able to witness the true strength and character of the team. Under difficult conditions they took care of the patrons when I am sure there personal situations were less than ideal. Major shout out to Ezzra our driver. He was more… Read more
The staff at the Crane are the best. Chris the manager is amazing and being there during the Hurricane we were able to witness the true strength and character of the team. Under difficult conditions they took care of the patrons when I am sure there personal situations were less than ideal. Major shout out to Ezzra our driver. He was more then that. He was relentless in his professionalism And when the hurricane hit he helped us sort out our situation. Can’t say enough about all of them. Thanks too all for your service!!! Hope to see you again soon! Read less
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Jul 20, 2021 dimpellizeri

The Crane is a must visit! Food was delicious, Zen was our favorite restaurant. Beautiful grounds, with 5 pools. Everyone that works at The Crane was very helpful and extremely friendly. We went on a Catamaran lunch cruise with Balador Cruises to swim with the turtles and snorkel to see shipwrecks. Ventured off property and felt very safe,… Read more
The Crane is a must visit! Food was delicious, Zen was our favorite restaurant. Beautiful grounds, with 5 pools. Everyone that works at The Crane was very helpful and extremely friendly. We went on a Catamaran lunch cruise with Balador Cruises to swim with the turtles and snorkel to see shipwrecks. Ventured off property and felt very safe, the locals were wonderful. The entire trip was overall amazing. We will be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Arrivals PCR and quarantine.

Jul 14, 2021 LAHenn London, United Kingdom

I had the pleasure of quarantine at The Crane while doing my pcr test and awaiting the result, all on site . The entire process, from airport pick up to check out, could not have been smoother or the staff more helpful. Facilities are as wonderful as ever .
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Slice of Heaven in Barbados

Jul 12, 2021 9marciay

This place ..The Crane Barbados, gives new meaning to Safety First. OMG coming from NYC where everyone sort of do their own thing since the city is fully open, I Was Amazed at the lengths EVERYONE goes through to make sure guests are Safe. I am in Love. The fact that every room comes with a pool..Amazing I chose a high floor with ocean view so… Read more
This place ..The Crane Barbados, gives new meaning to Safety First. OMG coming from NYC where everyone sort of do their own thing since the city is fully open, I Was Amazed at the lengths EVERYONE goes through to make sure guests are Safe. I am in Love. The fact that every room comes with a pool..Amazing I chose a high floor with ocean view so my pool was smaller but the pools for 1st floor rooms are darn near Olympic size. The food, the drinks, the staff absolutely the best most courteous I've ever met. The Hilton Brand is truly on display here. I did not experience any issues but I overheard others and just the way staff took care of every issue like the guest was Royalty made me decide this is going to be the #1 Vacation spot for my friends and family every year moving forward. Rashad at the front desk is such an asset, saying he goes above and beyond is putting it mildly. Until the Last second as we were boarding our bus back to the airport, Rashad was giving us a glass of the World's Best Fruit Punch. Read less