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Sunset Motel
Executive Studio Twin - Bed, Sunset Motel in Fox Glacier
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8.6

Excellent

248 reviews

248 reviews

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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery 3.3 km
Lake Matheson 4.0 km
Gillespies Beach 15.2 km
Mount Cook Airport 35.2 km
Glentanner Airport 51.1 km
Hokitika Airport 115.1 km
Richard Pearse Airport 135.3 km
Greymouth Airport 147.5 km
Ashburton Airport 152.8 km
Wanaka Airport 152.9 km

Sunset Motel

93 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, New Zealand, 7859 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Fox Glacier part of Fox Glacier, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and spa on-site.

Highlights

Check-in/out [express]

Excellent view

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Balcony/terrace

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Spa

Kitchen

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.4
Location rating8.9

Rooms available at Sunset Motel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.4

Executive Studio Triple
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Premier Mountain View Spa
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed
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Two-Bedroom Apartment with Mountain View
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed ...
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Executive Twin Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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Executive Double Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed
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One-Bedroom Apartment with Mountain Views
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Standard Studio
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed
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Executive Studio Twin
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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Studio Mountain View
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed
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Executive Studio Double
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Sunset Motel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Sunset Motel?

A stay at Sunset Motel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the motel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sunset Motel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Sunset Motel?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Sunset Motel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 12 NZD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the motel.

What is the smoking policy at Sunset Motel?

Sunset Motel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Sunset Motel?

Sunset Motel’s neighborhood is Fox Glacier which includes popular restaurants such as The White Pub Cafe & Bar, Hobnail Cafe and Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon.

What popular shopping places are close to Sunset Motel?

Sunset Motel is located in Fox Glacier area which features shopping places such as ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery.

What popular beaches are close to Sunset Motel?

Sunset Motel’s Fox Glacier neighborhood also includes Gillespies Beach.

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What people love about Sunset Motel

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Motel was clean."

    Ada

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    November 16, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Clean and tidy."

    Deon

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    December 27, 2021

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Clean and tidy , good location to Fox glacier hike centre。"

    hui

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    December 22, 2019

Overall rating:

8.6

Excellent
248 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Facilities
8.5
Location
8.9
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More about Sunset Motel

More about Sunset Motel

Sunset Motel

The range of services provided by Sunset Motel ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the motel's free Wi-Fi internet access. The motel provides shuttle services to help you find what you want in Fox Glacier. Parking is available and free, provided by the motel for guests with their own transportation.
While lodging at this wonderful motel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the motel's ticket service and tours. The motel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
The motel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms at Sunset Motel are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. Some selected rooms at Sunset Motel include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained. The motel also provides guests with a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker in some rooms.
Sunset Motel also provides a hair dryer and toiletries in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the motel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options.
Sunset Motel lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the spa. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like the fishing. You won't need anything for water activity fun other than your own enthusiasm, with aquatic activity conveniences like canoes made available at Sunset Motel.
In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the hiking trails in the motel. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 85% of accommodations in the city.
This motel stands above the rest with a cleanliness score that beats 85% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.5

Most talked about facilities

View

22 mentions

Housekeeping

11 mentions

Internet

6 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
Outdoor
  • Bicycles
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Spa
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Breakfast in room
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • DVD/CD player
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Telephone

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental

Location

93 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, New Zealand, 7859
Excellent
Location

8.9

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-17 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until20:00
  • Check-out until10:00
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)12 NZD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of rooms 25
  • Year property opened2003

Reviews of Sunset Motel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.6
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10
Cleanliness8.9
Facilities8.5
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality8.4
Service8.8
Value for money8.4
High score for Fox Glacier
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9+ Exceptional (70)
8-9 Excellent (27)
7-8 Very Good (31)
6-7 Good (13)
<6 Below Expectation (15)
Time of the year
Mar - May (58)
Jun - Aug (19)
Sep - Nov (38)
Dec - Feb (41)
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10.0
Exceptional
Bastien from New Zealand
Couple
Studio Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in June 2020

Exceptional”

Very nice place ! Li family did something really good ! The studio is very cosy, with own bathroom, kitchen and terrace. Everything is made with taste and the young guy who welcome us was really nice and friendly. There is also some DVD you can take to watch in the room, appreciate ! We would come back with pleasure.

Reviewed June 18, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Evelyn from New Zealand
Couple
Studio Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

Best place -return visitor ”

Quiet and everything we needed ! Lovely staff

Reviewed January 05, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
rodger from United Kingdom
Couple
Studio Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Exceptional”

Tom and sandy very helpful, lovely couple

Reviewed March 19, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Suk from Malaysia
Couple
Studio Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Nice motel”

Fox Glacier town area is very small, this is a good motel with a great view. Overall comfortable, would recommend to others.

Reviewed August 23, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Tien from Singapore
Couple
Studio Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Nice location, comfy room”

The location is near the town center, but it's among the furthest compared to other motels. Nonetheless, location is still very good as it's only a couple mins drive to the town center. Parking was excellent as we could park near our hotel room, although not directly outside our room. Price was ok, given that Fox Glacier is a very touristy area, and prices are slightly higher than other towns. Room was large and spacious, and has a good very view from the backyard. Bed and showers were excellent, and the free wifi was stable and quick. Checking in was very easy and fast, although we checked in a bit late, and the manager was able to speak in our natural language, which was an added bonus.

Reviewed December 02, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Deon from New Zealand
Couple
Standard Studio
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

Exceptional”

Lovely place. Clean and tidy. Staff are very friendly. Very quiet due to Covid. They deserve our support.

Reviewed December 28, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
hui from China
Couple
Studio Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

不错”

Clean and tidy , good location to Fox glacier hike centre。

Reviewed December 22, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Minic from France
Couple
Studio Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

A great view !”

The room really had everything we needed for one night. What we didn’t like was the really bad isolation, we heard our neighbors talking and packing.. But all in all it was an okay one night stay - amazing view on Fox Glacier.

Reviewed March 04, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Esther from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Studio Mountain View
Stayed 2 nights in August 2020

Excellent”

I loved my stay a Sunset. Everything I needed for my comfort and it was lovely and warm

Reviewed August 06, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Lee from Singapore
Couple
Studio Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Very good”

Clean and location is good,near to the Fox Glacier view point . Great view and comfortable.

Reviewed May 25, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Jo from Australia
Couple
Standard Studio
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Excellent”

Beautiful view.

Reviewed June 03, 2019

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7.2
Very good
chieng from Singapore
Group
Two-Bedroom Apartment with Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Nice sunset view ”

great value stay with good view!

Reviewed April 09, 2019

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5.2
Wong from Singapore
Solo traveler
Studio Mountain View
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Nice room but disappointing reception”

Nice size room, view to mountain and room equipped. On checking in, fast but woman at reception flustered by machine not working for payment by another guest. Next day, sign on reception through closed glass entry stating 'back soon'. As advised in guest book, I drop room key in box outside office but on return, office still closed and multiple calls and leaving messages on office and Agoda site phone number, on return back from town centre again, dark, cold and office still closed and no response from phone calls. Had to get another new guest who also found room without hotel staff/owners showing them access, to help me get key out of box after 30 mins. Should have indicated precisely when away from and to. Should be responsive to messages and phone calls. Next morning checkout after 2 nights stay with office still closed and no message update. Otherwise room was good.

Reviewed June 04, 2019

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9.0
Exceptional
Mohamed from Singapore
Couple
Studio Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in February 2015

Simple but have everything you need.”

Cleanliness, Location, Price

Had a great stay at Sunset Motel for 1 night at Fox Glacier. It was raining when i reached there and no activities could be done e.g. Snow Landing, Heli hike, Ice hike so we tried checking into the hotel which was around 11am. They were cleaning up the rooms so the reception told us we were only able to check in earliest at 1pm which was fair enough. Rooms were clean and they provide a plug in heater which is very very important when you are at Fox Glacier and when it is raining. Even the toilet had its own heater. It's a motel not an apartment but we had a toaster and microwave in the motel which was good for us to make simple meals. The view out the backyard was nice. You are able to see Fox Glacier but still cannot beat the view when you fly up over Mt Cook and Mt Tasman, and over the glacier and thick white powdered virgin snow. Fox Glacier was awesome and glad that we had Sunset Motel to accommodate us for the night.

Reviewed February 14, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Kira from Australia
Family with teens
Two-Bedroom Apartment with Mountain View
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

Great location”

The Sunset Motel was in a great location with a great view of Mt Cook. I can't remember the name of the man who was on reception but he was so helpful! He helps us with recommendations on where to eat, what was nearby, where to go for walks, and the easier way of getting to sites we wanted to see. Thanks buddy! :) Just outside of the centre of Fox Glacier, the motel provided a nice little getaway and, while still being very close to the centre of town, made us feel like we were away from everything. The facilities including heating, shower and bedding were all great and comfortable. Great value for money and would highly recommend this place for anyone who wants a simple, comfortable accommodation in Fox Glacier.

Reviewed June 28, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Angela from Malaysia
Group
Studio Mountain View
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

The best stay we had at South Island NZ”

This place is above expectation. It has a great view of the mountains, glorious sunset view! and the room we booked (Double room with extra bed) is a just like a 5 star hotel room standard. Attached bathroom, small kitchenette with all cooking tools provided. It is a great relieve after staying at a few hostels with shared bath and shared kitchen because everything is just within our room (no walking a distance in the cold to cook/ use the bathroom). We were also lucky as during the night we managed to capture some awesome photos of the stars/milky way from the back of our room. Also the location is just opposite of Lake Matheson, a must do at Fox Glacier for the amazing mirror lake view!

Reviewed July 09, 2017

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8.7
Excellent
Eugene from Singapore
Group
Studio Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in October 2014

Good place to stay!”

Carpark directly outside the motel, helpful and friendly staffs, comfy beds

We stayed at Sunset Motel for the night at Fox Glacier. The staffs were very friendly and helpful. They gave up-to-date advice on whether it is safe to trek the unguided route to see the terminal face of fox glacier. Despite the rainy weather, we caught sight of a huge rainbow while resting inside the motel in the evening!

Reviewed November 13, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Thomas from United States
Couple
Studio Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in April 2012

You would not be disappointed with this hotel”

Cleanliness, mountain views, great service

This motel was very, very clean. They had a little efficiency kitchen that had everything you need. We had a view of Mt Cook from our little patio. The clerk/owner was very informative about the area. He made recommendation of places to eat, where's the best view for Fox glacier. Just a knowledge guy. They also had a laundry facility which is great when you've been on the road for a few days. Overall, I would stay here again and recommend it to friends.

Reviewed April 06, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Derek from United Kingdom
Couple
Studio Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Location”

Quiet location. Comfortable room. Very helpful owner.

Great motel. Quiet, away from main part of Fox Glacier but within walking distance of town and a short drive to Lake Matheson. Lovely comfortable room with a good view of Mt Tasman and Mt Cook from the back of the apartment. The owner was very friendly with plenty of advise. We were lucky with the weather and the night sky was amazing.

Reviewed January 06, 2015

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7.7
Very good
Richard from United Kingdom
Couple
Studio Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Great location”

Room to breathe with outside space

after a long drive, we were glad to arrive here to find a property, that quite frankly, was better than i was expecting. in fact, the whole place looked as if it had just been dropped off, fresh from the factory! isn't it strange that often, just one aspect can make or break a visit to somewhere new? for my wife and i, we were impressed by two. the room faced the valley leading up to the ccok and tasman peaks, so the view was gorgeous, and even better, there was a small terrace beyond the sliding doors, so you could experience the view and the fresh air, together. we decided instantly, that we would dine in and enjoy the view for as long as possible. the shops around fox glacier were more than capable of providing for our needs. we have just one grumble, and it's the "wifi" thing again. for many travellers nowadays, wifi isn't an optional extra. they need it to keep in touch, and while sunset wasn't as expensive as big city hotels,the extra costs all add up. note to owners. use free wifi as your usp. i don't think you'd be disappointed with the results! finally, one concern for some travellers. there are two heli pads quite close to the motel, which could cause you disturbance during the day if you were around. we didn't really mind, but it's worth considering if you'd really prefer silence!

Reviewed March 07, 2013

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