Travel News: Mountain walks and rooms with views

The best travel deals around Ireland and abroad this week

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. pureresults.ie. 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, pilgrimpath.ie.

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. thedean.ie/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, aerlingus.com. 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. thelondonwesthollywood.com / visitwesthollywood.com

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. emiratesholidays.ie