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“Another wonderful week away!”
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The Crane Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Another wonderful week away!”
Reviewed 15 March 2012

This was my 4th visit to the Crane Beach Resort and it yet again surpassed my expectations. The accommodations, building #9 for the first time, the weather, the ambiance and best of all was the wonderful care that the staff took of our 'home away from home'. Sandra was darling, efficient, and took care of our suite to the best of her abilitites. Thank you, thank you again!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review, 19 March 2012
Dear Mila P,

It is always our pleasure to welcome you back to your “home away from home”. Guests who stay in building 9 always leave with rave reviews of Sandra, the Residence Manager. Her warm, caring and helpful demeanour helps guests to truly relax while on their Crane vacation.

Thank you for taking the time to post this fantastic review. We look forward to your fifth visit!

Warm wishes,
Michael Phillips
General Manager
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

This is by far ,one of the best locations on Barbados...we have just had a fantastic 10 days staying at this lush developement,the whole complex is large but it is easy to find your way round the great pools ,spas,walks ,beach etc..The tropical gardens are lovingly cared for and the complex is spotlessly clean.....
We ate in all the resturants ,and have to say that this is where we had our only, minor complaints...the staff were friendly enough but in comparison to other top eateries around the island,we felt the service was not up to par and could be improved..
We had a car for the duration and did every road on the island WATCH OUT FOR THE POTHOLES !!!
We will be back in the near future..

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review, 19 March 2012
Dear oddbodSuffolk,

We are pleased that you enjoyed a “fantastic” holiday with us. The Crane certainly enjoys a breathtaking location on the South East coast of the island. Our entire property from the lush gardens to the magnificent rooms was designed to rival the gorgeous views.

I was concerned by your comments about the service in our restaurants and I assure you that we have been working tirelessly over the past months to improve our performance in this area.

Thank you for this wonderful review. We look forward to your return to experience these improvements firsthand!

Warm wishes,
Michael Phillips
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

I have been a member of the crane for the past 10 years and have a fractiional ownership where we go twice a year. I have just returned from our Februay trip and was pleased to see that the 'advertised' entainment has finally come to the resort. We were at the Crane last November and there was no entertainment for 3 weeks. We ended going out of the resort every night.

This year they had a band called Strategy which performed a couple of times a week and was a breath of fresh air and had all guests dancing and finally bought life to the resort. I have overhead several times from other guests that the entertainment was very minimal and was not as advertised in promotional material.

I hope the Crane keeps continues with Strategy and when I return in November the entertainment is as good. I have 5 guests coming out with me who are expecting some live entertainment on their doorsteps.

Room Tip: All rooms are good, try to go up higher if you have a garden suite for the view.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
Dear M S,

We are thrilled that you enjoyed the energetic performances of Teejay from “Strategy” in Bar 1887. She definitely knows how to get a crowd moving! This review is just one of the many rave reviews that we have received about her performances. We also try to cater to different tastes, including the quieter, more relaxed guests. Three days a week we welcome pianist, guitarist and blues singer, Wesu.

We always value the feedback of our guests and try to implement their suggestions when ever we can. Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review. See you in November!

Warm wishes,
Michael Phillips
General Manager
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Oromocto
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

I just recently come home from a 3 week stay at the Crane Resort. The place to me was absolute paradise, The staff there were so friendly and made us feel very welcomed.
There were two Lovely ladies in particular with there welcoming smiles and sparkling personalities that made every day at the Crane a wonderful place to stay,Kendra from Property Sales, and Jowin from Guest Services. The two of them seemed to go out of there way to help us in any way they could .[thank you so very much ladies ] The food and service at the resort was excellent. The Resort over looks a beautiful beach that kept us all very entertained, But the real entertainment for us was Monday and Wednesday nights when a very Talented singer named T.J. sang . She would bring the Resort to life with her incredible voice . so thank you Crane for making my stay at the resort an unforgettable time where i met great people and made great friends. Hope to see you all aging in the near future.

Room Tip: My room was in building number 9 and over looked the beach where i watched the sun rise every mornin...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review, 19 March 2012
Dear Mike L,

We are thrilled that you regard The Crane as “absolute paradise.” Kendra and Jowin were pleased by your special mention. It was their pleasure to ensure that you enjoyed a relaxing Crane stay even while on business.

Crane Beach provides wonderful entertainment with its playful waves and singer Teejay certainly brings Bar 1887 to life with her lovely voice.

Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon to experience a true Crane vacation.

Warm wishes,
Michael Phillips
General Manager
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Trinidad
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

I was at barbados some years ago when i saw The Crane.it was beautiful from the outside. I told myself that i would have to go there,so i did.My wife and i went.The staff was wonderful and so was the food.The scenery was breath taking.Also the night sky was magnificent.The staff made us feel like home.the islanders was very friendly also.We would recommend anyone to go there. the hardest thing was to is leave but we would be back soon there.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review, 14 March 2012
Dear tommy r,

Thank you for this wonderful review. We are delighted that you kept the promise you made to yourself to one day experience all that The Crane has to offer. It was truly our pleasure to welcome you and your wife.

We trust that you will not become strangers! See you again soon.

Warm wishes,
Michael Phillips
General Manager
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Oromocto, Canada
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

This message goes out to the owner and staff of the Crane. I just got back from a great stay at your resort. I was part of a group of Canadian Forces members working with the Barbados Defense Force and I just wanted to say how much I appreciated you hospitality and friendly staff. You welcomed us in and everyone we met was very nice. Your resort is very nice and well maintained. The food in the restaurants was excellent and I very much enjoyed the sweets at the ice cream & pastry shop. We had allot of fun especially in the evenings at the 1887 bar, the Singer that preformed on Mondays and Wednesdays was great. I would consider your resort as a future destination. Thanks.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review, 14 March 2012
Dear RDLUTZ_72

On behalf of the management and staff of The Crane, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review. It was truly our pleasure to welcome you.

We are delighted that you enjoyed many of our world class facilities and amenities even while staying on business. The Village Café in particular quickly becomes a favourite of first time guests who can’t get enough of our Crane Signature ice-cream and sweet treats.

Don’t become a stranger! We look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy a true Crane vacation.

Warm wishes,
Michael Phillips
General Manager
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St. Albert, Canada
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

Last February I spent two weeks at The Crane. It was a great experience. The staff were wonderful. The location is fantastic. The scenery was magnificent. The food was delicious. The staff made me feel as if I were at home. The hardest thing was to leave. I know I will be going back again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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CraneGM, General Manager at The Crane Resort, responded to this review, 14 March 2012
Dear Emma S,

We are delighted that you enjoyed the “best vacation ever” at The Crane. The gorgeous physical features such as the breathtaking ocean views and world class amenities combined with the warm and attentive nature of our staff make the Crane experience extraordinary.

Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review. We look forward to your next visit.

Warm wishes,
Michael Phillips
General Manager
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Property: The Crane Resort
Address: Crane Beach | Bridgetown, BB18079, Barbados
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Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint Philip Parish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Saint Philip Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Crane Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 252
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 1887, The Crane Resort has overlooked the pink sands and turquoise waters of Crane Beach - one of the top 10 beaches in the world as rated by the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and most recently named the "Best Beach in the Caribbean" by USA Today's 10Best Readers Choice 2015. Set on Barbados' beautiful South East coast, the oldest operating hotel in the Caribbean has effortlessly married the old-world charm of its past, to all the 21st century amenities and services expected by today's most discerning travellers. Guests are spoilt for choice with ultra-spacious one and two-bedroom suites, and three bedroom penthouses, many featuring lush gardens, private pools and rooftop terraces. There are also several fantastic dining options, including Zen, the No.1 Zagat rated restaurant in Barbados, which features Thai and Japanese cuisine, L'Azure which offers Caribbean delicacies with an international flair, The Carriage House which offers poolside favourites, D'Onofrio's, the Italian restaurant and The Grove Bar and Grill on Crane Beach which offers light grilled fare. The centre-piece of it all is The Crane Village - 55,000 sq. ft. of retail space complete with duty-free shopping, a Jazz bar, open-air dining, a fitness centre, day spa, an art gallery and the newly opened Calypso Kid's Club catering to younger guests. Guests also enjoy complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms and around the resort - even on Crane Beach - and complimentary long-distance calls to most international destinations. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Crane Residential Hotel Saint Philip
Crane Hotel Saint Philip
Crane Saint Philip
Crane Barbados
The Crane Barbados
Crane Hotel Barbados
Crane Resort Barbados
The Crane Resort Barbados/Saint Philip Parish

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