Randles Hotel History
The site of Randles Hotel has been tastefully converted from a Rectory House dating back to 1906. This fine house is a delightful example of a gabled edwardian mansion which was very much in vogue throughout Britain & Ireland at that time.
Since its construction,The Rectory has been the family home of the rector for The Killarney valley. Until recent times The Rectory was the residence of the very popular Canon Brian Lougheed and his family. Canon Lougheed is a regular visitor to Randles Hotel and is a friend of The Randles family for many years. Canon Lougheed very much approves of the changes that have been made to the house and is glad to see that many of the original features have been retained.
Other Rectors have included Canon Earl, Reverend Fox and Reverend Herbert who is a descendant of The Herbert Family (Cahernane) and lived in The Rectory for over 45 years.
A New Beginning
In 1992 The Randles family purchased The Rectory to convert it to a hotel. From the beginning, the importance of retaining the original features and being sympathetic to the style of the house were paramount to Kay Randles. Items to note are the original stained glass features, The entrance porch, the oriel window to the front and the various external plaster detailing. If you look closely maybe you can see where the original building meets with the new.
Today the hotel offers 75 deluxe bedrooms & suites, The Court & Checkers Restaurants, Wiggs Cocktail Bar, Club Santé Health Club & Zen Day Spa. The Randles family have been welcoming guests to Kerry for 4 generations since 1921 and look forward to doing so for many years to come.