Travel News: Mountain walks and rooms with views

The best travel deals around Ireland and abroad this week

TreeHouse Villas at Thailand’s Koh Yao Noi

Hit the heights

Climb every mountain - or one of them at least, with Kathryn Thomas and her Pure Results team as they help you tackle Croagh Patrick. The climb is the culmination of a five-day wellness retreat, based at Co Mayo's Breaffy House Hotel. You get five nights' accommodation, all meals, nutrition workshops, fitness classes, good feelings and more. May 22nd to 27th, from €1,099 pps. And on the subject of spiritual hills, it's National Pilgrim Paths Week, which makes it a great time to explore some of Ireland's ancient trails with experienced guides. Until April 24th,

Craogh Patrick

Room with a view

You don't have to hike up a mountain to get a decent view. With the right hotel, a lift will do the job just as well. The Dean Cork has sweeping vistas, especially from Sophie's restaurant right up top. While you're there, check out the in-house Power Gym, where they have climbing machines so cool you'd almost get fit just looking at them. Room only from €159, or €189 with breakfast for two.

Double room at The Dean, Cork

Beverly Hills

Do your hills in style by making it California's Beverly Hills. Aer Lingus resumes its direct flights to Los Angeles on May 12th, with flights from €230.36 each way including taxes and charges, Splash out what you're saving on the flight at The London West Hollywood, the all-suite spot, with marvellous views from the rooms, rising to the sublime at the rooftop bar. From $549 per night. /

The London West Hollywood

Tree tops

And finally, where better to get a great view than from the top of a tree? The TreeHouse Villas at Thailand's Koh Yao Noi are more "tree-inspired" than actual trees, but as they come with their own private plunge pools, who's prepared to be pedantic? Seven nights' bed and breakfast , return flights from Dublin, plus speedboat transfers to the island from €2,005 pps for bookings made by April 30th. Travel between August 15th and September 5th.

TreeHouse Villas at Thailand’s Koh Yao Noi