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Dreams Sunny Beach Resort and Spa - Premium All Inclusive, hotel in Sunny Beach

Facing the beachfront, Dreams Sunny Beach Resort and Spa - Premium All Inclusive offers 5-star accommodations in Sunny Beach and has a garden, shared lounge and terrace.

8.8
Scored 8.8
Excellent
Rated excellent
1,073 reviews
Price from$194.63per night
BSA Boulevard Boutique, hotel in Sunny Beach

The Boulevard hotel is in the central part of the Sunny Beach resort town, just 500 ft from the beach and close to all exciting entertainment facilities, shops and restaurants.

8.1
Scored 8.1
Very Good
Rated very good
995 reviews
Price from$54.22per night
Hotel Residence Dune - Free Beach Access, hotel in Sunny Beach

Located in the popular seaside resort Sunny Beach, the impressive and stylish Dune Hotel benefits from a private beach, a swimming pool, massage studio and boutique.

Beautiful hotel, excellent location, nice staff The private beach is awesome, you can order straight to your sun bed :)
9.3
Scored 9.3
Wonderful
Rated wonderful
432 reviews
Price from$200.19per night
Imperial Palace Hotel, hotel in Sunny Beach

Only 98 feet from the shore in Sunny Beach, the 5-star Imperial Palace Hotel offers a relax zone with massages, sauna, Turkish bath. Air conditioning and cable TV are available in every room.

Outside the hotel, the building looks fancy. But you will throw up if you see the room inside!
6.8
Scored 6.8
Pleasant
Rated pleasant
1,859 reviews
Price from$132.68per night
Blue Pearl Hotel - Ultra All - Inclusive, hotel in Sunny Beach

Located at a sandy beach, the 4-star Blue Pearl Hotel offers a central location in Sunny Beach. It features an outdoor pool with sunbeds and a fitness room.

- food not too healthy, most of the dishes are oily, not a lot of options in general and especially for small children. Only one type of soup. The only time there were two, the second one was the Bulgarian cold soup. - for ultra-all-inclusive, the main restaurant schedule is very short: breakfast from 7:30 until 10:00, lunch from 12:00 until 14:00 and dinner from 18:00 until 21:00. Outside of these intervals, there is a so called "snack bar" with two or three types of junk food. - drinks are low quality, local brands, and only on plastic cups from dispensers. - pools with cold water, not very clean, with rusty guard rails. - as a group with 4 adults and one child, we initially received an apartment with 2 bedrooms (room 2404, 4th floor) which had only one shower in a small bathroom and one extra very small toilet. The view was great, but the bathrooms were unacceptable. The sinks were so tiny that you could barely wash your hands in them. - after asking for another apartment, we moved to one with the expected two bathrooms with showers (one also with a bathtub), but without a view. - bathrooms are not very clean. You can see slime and mold in the corners of shower cabins. The water drains a little slowly and the cabins are very small. The cabin doors do not close well, leaving a visible gap on the lower side. - they have no towels for feet. When I asked at the reception, they told me they can give us two more small towels. - we found no slippers in our room. - any room at the second floor promoted as having a sea-side view has almost no view because it is obstructed by another part of the hotel building. - the doors inside the room/apartment are dated and squeaky, they make a lot of noise when you move them. - parking at the hotel (underground or not) is myth. The minute you get to the reception you are urged to leave your luggage as soon as possible and guided to a "nearby" parking lot.
8.4
Scored 8.4
Very Good
Rated very good
1,494 reviews
Price from$150.14per night
Hotel Nobel Ultra All Inclusive - FREE Beach Access, hotel in Sunny Beach

The elegant 5-star Hotel Nobel enjoys a quiet location 16 mi from Bourgas International Airport, far from the noise of the center of Sunny Beach, near stunning sand dunes and the beach.

Everything was ok , the food was verry good , a lot of different food and types of drinks
8.0
Scored 8.0
Very Good
Rated very good
497 reviews
Price from$127.34per night
Hotel Alba - All inclusive, hotel in Sunny Beach

Hotel Alba - All inclusive is located in the very heart of Sunny Beach on the main promenade, 164 feet from the beach.

7.2
Scored 7.2
Good
Rated good
794 reviews
Price from$133.13per night
Lotus Family Hotel - Free Parking, hotel in Sunny Beach

Benefiting from a convenient location less than a 1-minute walk from the beach in the famous Sunny Beach resort, the recreational Family Hotel Lotus offers spacious accommodations with high ceilings.

This was at the end of the season, with very few guests, so I got a room with a balcony, at an exceptionally low rate. Very spacious and comfortable room, with a little kitchen. The wifi and aircon worked as they should, and I slept well. The hotel is close to the beach and a lot of shops and restaurants. The hotel's own restaurant was the best of those I tested, though. Recommended!
9.2
Scored 9.2
Wonderful
Rated wonderful
496 reviews
Price from$84.52per night
Izola Paradise Hotel - All Inclusive, hotel in Sunny Beach

Located in Sunny Beach, 2953 feet from the Black Sea and the beach, Izola Paradise Hotel - All Inclusive offers an outdoor pool, spa facilities and a restaurant.

Food was ok, drinks and ice creams during the day. Relatively good location, there is a supermarket open 24 hours right in front of the hotel.
7.6
Scored 7.6
Good
Rated good
421 reviews
Price from$122.56per night
Asteria Family Sunny Beach - Ultra All Inclusive, hotel in Sunny Beach

Asteria Family Sunny Beach is located in the center of Sunny Beach and offers a main restaurant, a snack bar, a poolside bar and a beach bar for guests to enjoy a great variety of beverages.

What a great experience, what a great hotel. We love it and enjoy it every minute we spend there. Staff were amazing, helpful and you can tell they are so happy to help you and make your stay unforgettable. Special thanks to Mr. Kiril Petkov who become my Bulgarian brother! Kiril, you and your team are the reason for me and my family to come back again. See you next year!!! We are highly recommending this hotel, you will not regret.
9.0
Scored 9.0
Wonderful
Rated wonderful
497 reviews
Price from$100.21per night
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  • Dreams Sunny Beach Resort and Spa - Premium All Inclusive
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,073 reviews

    Facing the beachfront, Dreams Sunny Beach Resort and Spa - Premium All Inclusive offers 5-star accommodations in Sunny Beach and has a garden, shared lounge and terrace.

    Clean, a lot of activities around the hotel and arranged beach side.

  • Best Western PLUS Premium Inn
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,607 reviews

    Offering a seasonal water park, Best Western PLUS Premium Inn is located 328 feet away from the center of Sunny Beach.

    Good location, quiet and nice rooms&facilities

  • Sunny Beach Club - Adults Only
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,797 reviews

    Featuring indoor and outdoor pools with sun loungers, Sunny Beach Club - Adults Only offers accommodations in Sunny Beach and 1312 feet to the nearest beach.

    Design, drinks, food, staff, atmosfer, dj, cleanliness

  • Blue Pearl Hotel - Ultra All - Inclusive
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,494 reviews

    Located at a sandy beach, the 4-star Blue Pearl Hotel offers a central location in Sunny Beach. It features an outdoor pool with sunbeds and a fitness room.

    Everything is perfect, food is amazing, beach is beautiful.

  • Hotel Garden Nevis - All Inclusive
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 833 reviews

    Set in Sunny Beach, 2625 feet from Action AquaPark, Hotel Garden Nevis - All Inclusive consists of 3 buildings and offers amenities including a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with a children's section...

    The food was very good, tasty i liked a lot Was a great experience!

  • Rome Palace Deluxe - All Inclusive
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 812 reviews

    Rome Palace Deluxe offers accommodations in the Eastern part of Sunny Beach and a 15-minute walk away from the center.

    the hotel was amazing also the personal, good job ⭐️

  • Tiara Beach - All Inclusive
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 633 reviews

    Offering an outdoor pool and an indoor pool, Tiara Beach - All Inclusive is located in Sunny Beach and 492 feet away from the beach.

    Totul a fost la superlativ! Everything was perfect!

  • Hotel RIAGOR
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 447 reviews

    Offering an outdoor pool, a sunbathing terrace and a restaurant serving Bulgarian specialties, Hotel RIAGOR is located in Sunny Beach, just 984 feet from the closest beach.

    Quiet, smaller hotel, with great staff and good food.

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  • Lotus Family Hotel - Free Parking
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 496 reviews

    Benefiting from a convenient location less than a 1-minute walk from the beach in the famous Sunny Beach resort, the recreational Family Hotel Lotus offers spacious accommodations with high ceilings.

    Staff is great. The owner made the acommodation very good.

  • Villa Maria Revas
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 266 reviews

    Villa Maria Revas is a 5-star accommodations and is located in the south west area of Sunny Beach Resort, in the immediate vicinity of Nessebar's old town.

    Spacious rooms, very clean and the staff was very friendly.

  • Family hotel Deykin
    9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 84 reviews

    In the center of Sunny Beach, 984 feet from the Black Sea and 656 feet from the Aquapark, Family hotel Deykin offers air-conditioned rooms with a balcony and satellite TV.

    Exceptional service and a very warm greeting on arrival.

  • Hotel Largo Beach
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,126 reviews

    Facing the beachfront, Hotel Largo Beach offers 3-star accommodations in Sunny Beach and features a garden, restaurant and bar.

    Second time here. Still a nice place and very close to the everything.

  • Hotel Zaara
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,606 reviews

    Featuring a restaurant, a bar and an outdoor pool, Hotel Zaara is just 656 feet from Cacao Beach and 0.6 mi from the center of Sunny Beach.

    Big beds, nice rooms, good location, friendly staff.

  • Hotel Pautalia
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 292 reviews

    Located in Sunny Beach, a 7-minute walk from Sunny Beach, Hotel Pautalia provides accommodations with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, private parking, a garden and a terrace.

    Храната, басейна и хубавата барманка на бара 🫠🫣🤫😋🤍

  • Hotel St. Valentine
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 187 reviews

    Hotel St. Valentine has a garden, terrace, a restaurant and bar in Sunny Beach. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage space and free WiFi.

    The hotel was really clean and staff was very helpful.

  • Persani Hotel-Free Parking
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 469 reviews

    Persani Hotel-Free Parking is located in Sunny Beach, 2953 feet from Cacao Beach and a 5-minute drive from Action AquaPark. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on site restaurant or a drink at the bar.

    Great people, good position and close to the beach.

Hotels located in the center of Sunny Beach

  • Hotel Darius
    9.5
    Scored 9.5
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 126 reviews

    Located in Sunny Beach, a 9-minute walk from Sunny Beach, Hotel Darius has accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a garden.

    Marimea camerei si curatenia. Linistea de la piscina.

  • Amara Sugar Hotel
    9.5
    Scored 9.5
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 102 reviews

    Located in Sunny Beach, 1804 feet from Sunny Beach Central Beach and 2133 feet from Cacao Beach, Amara Sugar Hotel provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor...

    The hotel is new, very clean , and very friendly staff

  • Calypso Apartments
    9.5
    Scored 9.5
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 2 reviews

    Calypso Apartments features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, a restaurant and bar in Sunny Beach. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, an ATM and free WiFi.

  • Mariner's Hotel
    9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 187 reviews

    Set in Sunny Beach, 0.6 mi from Action AquaPark, Mariner's Hotel features a restaurant, bar and free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site.

    Nagyon elégedettek voltunk, minden tökéletes volt!

  • Friends Family Hotel
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 169 reviews

    This family-run hotel is located in the northern part of Sunny Beach, a 5 minute walk from the beach. It offers air-conditioned rooms with balconies, free Wi-Fi and free parking.

    Nice clean facilities, walking distance from everything

  • VILLA SOL
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 506 reviews

    Located in Sunny Beach, a 5-minute walk from Sunny Beach, VILLA SOL has accommodations with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a shared lounge.

    Good place. Nice owners. Fine weather and good mood.

  • Hotel Opal
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 135 reviews

    Located in Sunny Beach, a 8-minute walk from Sunny Beach, Hotel Opal provides accommodations with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a terrace.

    A fost o vacanta foarte frumoasa personalul de nota 10

  • Premier Fort Club Hotel - Full Board
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 142 reviews

    Set in Sunny Beach in the Burgas Province Region, 2.5 mi km from Action AquaPark, Premier Fort Club Hotel features an outdoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool and children's playground.

    Very nice staff. Very clean. Good food. Great facilities.

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What Guests Said About Sunny Beach:

  • 10
    Scored 10

    Fabulous beach and safe swimming area, can get very busy...

    Fabulous beach and safe swimming area, can get very busy during the summer months, lots of restaurants offering different types of food and many bars , food and drink reasonably priced and many places offering Happy hour , Fat cats bar/restaurant is a favourite of ours, Sunny Beach good location to get out and about, Kableshkovo has a weekly market on a Thursday , Nesebar is cultural heritage site and well worth a visit , you can also get boat trips from there , lots of Aqua parks for family fun 😀
    Linda
    Bulgaria
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Really nice place.

    Really nice place. I went in the month of May, during the Ortodox Easter, and it looked like it was the perfect time for a sea side trip: part of the shops were open, beach was very quiet and clean and the prices for small souvenirs were more than decent.
    Alexandra
    Romania
  • 10
    Scored 10

    I would return in a heartbeat.

    I would return in a heartbeat. Sunny Beach is located in a beautiful setting. Lively and great craic. It is easy to travel around and the Bulgarian people are very friendly. Fantastic weather and lots to do.
    Rach *
    Ireland
  • 10
    Scored 10

    It’s a very large beach with lots of people but you have to...

    It’s a very large beach with lots of people but you have to pay for sun beds and parasols. We stayed at the north end of the beach which was a little less crowded and a lot quieter. Lots of life guards for safety.
    Brian
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Very clean water and beaches, even when there are lot of...

    Very clean water and beaches, even when there are lot of people it does not feel crowded. Nesebar is very close it is well worth visiting. When you take a taxi, shop around as there are big gaps in between the quotes.
    A
    Anonymous
  • 4.0
    Scored 4.0

    Overpriced and rising, this includes food, drink,...

    Overpriced and rising, this includes food, drink, merchandise, clothing etc. ok for maybe 2 days as beach is gorgeous. If you like beer monsters, people trying and trying and trying to encourage you daily to get into their establishments then it’s for you. If you want to have a nice break with a bit of culture and history try sozopol or Nessebar. This place is now sadly overrated and over priced
    graham
    United Kingdom

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Sunny Beach

  • 8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 11 reviews
    The apartment is well located, close to the center of Sunny Beach and a short walk to the beach (10 min). Nearby are a lot of small markets and a bigger one (Aldo), as well as a good cake shop (Zaharo). The property has two balconies, one facing the street, the other one facing the pool. In the bedroom, you will find a double bed, and in the living room a sofa. The pool was big with enough sunbeds. The water was very clean and had a good temperature. Be aware that the pool is not heated. Overall, it has a great value for the paid price.
    Gabriel-Iulian
    Romania
  • 9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 235 reviews
    The apartment was excellent , it's composed from 2 big bedrooms, 1 livingroom with kitchenette, 1 bathroom and it is Very equipped apartment, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, stove, electric oven , washing machine in the bathroom.Every room has an open balcony. The view is very nice, you can see the sea. From Sunny Beach- Center Bridge, you can make a trip with a boat and you can visit the Old Town -Nesebar.It is worth it, it is very beautiful, you will see nice arhitectura, many small shops with souvenirs and also many taverns.
    Criss21
    Romania
  • 9.7
    Scored 9.7
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 247 reviews
    A wonderful hotel managed by friendly people. The rooms are spacious and with modern furniture, bathroom was also very nice and clean. Staff cleans up every day and keeps everything fresh. You can tell that the owners care about keeping the high quality. It is basically a premium place but at a great price. Location is also great and the bus station is just a 4-5 minutes walk away from the hotel, so you can easily explore the other resorts around Sunny Beach thanks to the buses running daily.
    Ivelin
    Bulgaria
  • 9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 967 reviews
    Great family holiday at Melia Sunny Beach , big shout out to Krasimira and Nikolay for helping with my daughter's birthday cake and table decorations , all stuff very friendly , rooms and toilets ,including outdoors ones , very clean at every point in time when the hotel was fully booked with more than 3000 guests. Very well organised, good food , great team work from all stuff members. Our room was huge , towels changed and cleaning every day We'll definitely go again
    Nicoleta
    Romania
  • 9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 165 reviews
    A very nice hotel, a wonderful and helpfull staff. The accommodation was easy and as soon as we arrived. Exemplary daily room cleaning without being disturbed by the housekeepers. Tasty and correctly prepared food, even if you don't have many options. The parking is public and once paid you have the possibility to park anywhere in the Sunny Beach resort based on the voucher. Thank you Aktinia hotel for the lovely stay! Keep it up! 👏👏👏
    Monica
    Romania
  • 9.5
    Scored 9.5
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 126 reviews
    The room (we booked a studio, at the last floor) is very large and it has a huge terrace, with a nice view over Sunny Beach. The beds are comfy and the room is well cooled with the 2 air conditioner, the kitchen is a bit separate from the rest of the studio and offers intimacy for every area. The pool is not very large but big enough for a proper swim. The staff is very friendly and they did everything they could to make our stay pleasant.
    Monica
    Romania
  • From $155.15 per night
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 460 reviews
    Property is well kept, the food variety and quality is excellent. I have traveled around the world and this property is top 5% of all the branded or family owned hotels I have stayed in. The location on the beach is great. It is quiet at night and you can get a good night sleep. The Black Sea is much better than the Mediterranean or Caribbean - not as hot and humid, almost no waves on most days, clear and calm water.
    ilia
    United States of America
  • From $132.68 per night
    6.8
    Scored 6.8
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 1,859 reviews
    Everything was perfect and worth the price. The food was amazing and various. Technical support was very fast. There was a not working lamp and it was replaced 3 minutes after a call at the reception. The sea view and the facilities were all amazing. Probably the best hotel and location in Sunny Beach. ❤️ Definitely me and my wife are going back to this hotel!
    Plamen Stamatov
    Bulgaria
  • From $101.97 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,797 reviews
    Everything, the atmosphere is the best and if you really want to have fun and chill out I think this is one of the best option. The pool area and the fact that is close to beach is really a big plus. Also the music, cocktails and drinks (in general) are good, a lot better than the average for All Inclusive hotels in Bulgaria.
    Erik
    Romania
  • From $83.41 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 995 reviews
    Parking was cheap and right in front of the hotel. Given how busy it is in the center of Sunny Beach, this was a big plus. Warm welcome and comfortable, spacious room and bathroom! Comfortable bed and pillows, well stocked minibar, perfectly functioning aircon on the plus side. Breakfast is reasonable, don't expect much.
    Svetozara
    Netherlands
  • From $84.52 per night
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 147 reviews
    Excellent location in the center of Sunny Beach. Close to the beach (5-10 minute walk), the pedestrian zone with all popular clubs, bars, stores, restaurants and the Amusement Park. Staff are super friendly and helpful! Nice, clean, comfy room and parking available on site. Will be staying there again!
    Elvira
    Bulgaria
  • 8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,634 reviews
    The room was spacious and bright. We had a nice balcony overlooking the Spa pool. The hotel has a few different pool areas and more than enough sundbeds. We didn’t mind the walk to the beach, and it showed us how much nicer our hotel and the surroundings were compared to other hotels in the area.
    Gudny
    Iceland
  • From $152.27 per night
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 1,000 reviews
    The food was kinda different everyday, the animation team was great with the a activities and programs at the evening. Nice pool with the bar outside. The room was cleaned everyday also hotel and the area was cleaned quite often.
    Patrik
    Slovakia
  • 8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 579 reviews
    very close to the beach, clean 37m pool, friendly & helpful staff, delicious food, comfortable beds, clean rooms, side sea view, very close to Sunny Beach promenade, surprised with a bottle of champaing on a day of birthday
    Peter
    Slovakia
  • 7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 30 reviews
    The location is nice - quiet area of Sunny beach, 10 minute walk to the beach, nice restaurants in the area. The studio has averything you need - dining table, kitchenette, utensils and a small terrace.
    Radomira
    Bulgaria
  • From $155.15 per night
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 460 reviews
    Great hotel, ideally located on the beach with a very beautiful sea view, large rooms and balconies with all the needed facilities. Very friendly staff. One of the best hotels in Sunny Beach.
    Chriss Net
    Ireland
  • From $104.47 per night
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,607 reviews
    Hotel was ideally located in a quieter area of Sunny Beach. The large Buffet Breakfast was excellent.
    John
    Bulgaria
  • 9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 432 reviews
    Luxury hotel, reasonably priced. Very attentive staff. You weren’t stung for room service or mini bar.
    A
    Anonymous
    Ireland
  • 8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 131 reviews
    The apartment was very close to the beach. The area is much quieter compared to other hotels.
    Krisztina
    Hungary
  • From $104.47 per night
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,607 reviews
    Everything was perfect, and the rooms are more luxurious then other 4 star hotels in the area.
    The Travelled
    United States of America

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