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 Great resort horrible buffet

Oct 15, 2019 Sivad357

Only stayed one night. The resort was incredible. Very well keep. The staff were polite and helpful. The only complaint I have was the buffet. The food was cold and tasteless. Would not eat at the buffet again. The food at the carriage house and bar was very good.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Reservations team went above and beyond!

Oct 14, 2019 993dannij

I am yet to arrive for my families weekend away to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary! But I felt I must write to say Tamisha my reservation agent was wonderful in fact I found the whole booking process flawless. The manager Karen who was on duty is also very warm, approachable and extremely personable. These ladies are a credit to your team.… Read more
I am yet to arrive for my families weekend away to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary! But I felt I must write to say Tamisha my reservation agent was wonderful in fact I found the whole booking process flawless. The manager Karen who was on duty is also very warm, approachable and extremely personable. These ladies are a credit to your team. The booking process makes you excited to come and stay and even though we are not travelling far (at all) we can’t get there quick enough! Well done The Crane you know how to recruit truly wonderful people! Read less
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Oct 14, 2019 Departure31502919732

Bar 887 staff was very friendly big ups to Rhea the quality of service she gave was excellent Hotel was clean food was nice also would def visit again..front desk staff was also very eager and willing to assist
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Family Vacaton at the Beautiful Crane Resort

Oct 13, 2019 Camper46048435681 Barbados

Enjoyed a spacious and comfortable 1 bedroom with pool. Awesome and beautiful scenery; the pool, sea; trees, plants. Good customer service. Loved the Koi and gardens and well laid out trails on the property. Great rum punch. My family and I had a relaxing and fabulous get-a-way in a peaceful environment!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My 60th

Oct 12, 2019 JayneG337 London, United Kingdom

Don’t want to be negative so I will start with the grounds & swimming pools are absolutely fabulous our food @ zen was amazing, breakfast was very pleasant fabulous views & good service Rooms clean & perfect & lovely cleaning staff One huge negative was the carriage house ate once worse food I have had on the island , so they changed it ( very… Read more
Don’t want to be negative so I will start with the grounds & swimming pools are absolutely fabulous our food @ zen was amazing, breakfast was very pleasant fabulous views & good service Rooms clean & perfect & lovely cleaning staff One huge negative was the carriage house ate once worse food I have had on the island , so they changed it ( very nice chicken wings ) but we avoided it for the rest of the stay that was very inconvenient as we would of loved to have eaten by the pools , but the young waiter put us off it completely asking my daughter to pass the knife & folks whilst eating chicken wings , trying to explain the bill to me whilst eating cleaning across the table when eating I had to ask to stop & can I please eat my food & then discuss the bill etc , it definitely spoilt the stay as we had to eat @ the coffee shop & bar , I would return as I am sure the person in question will have been told & hopefully sent back to charm school Read less