The Principal Charlotte Square Hotel - Edinburgh

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38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 4HG  show map
 4 stars
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The Principal Charlotte Square Hotel - Edinburgh

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

GBP 22 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The Roxburghe Hotel is a world-class venue in Edinburgh close to a gallery, a castle and a theater. Since 1848 the hotel has been offering accommodation in a 5-story building with Georgian architecture and furnishings.

The hotel is located in a shopping area of Edinburgh, within a 5-minute walk from The Georgian House and about 500 meters from Edinburgh Castle . It is about 2 km away from the center of Edinburgh.

Set next to bars and restaurants, this hotel also offers an indoor heated pool, an outdoor swimming pool and barbeque grills on site.

Guests will find Shandwick Place bus stop next to The Roxburghe Hotel. 10 km to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

With a stunning view over the city center, 198 rooms offer complimentary wireless internet, an in-room safe, a personal computer, a writing desk and direct dial phone along with an en suite bathroom featuring a shower, complimentary toiletries and towels. They have hardwood floor and contemporary furniture.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the café. The restaurant menu features local dishes. The atrium bar has live music, a terrace and an open fireplace to offer and also serves cocktails, coffee and afternoon tea. The property is a 5-minute walk from the coffee shop Affogato.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Along with currency exchange, a luggage storage and a lift there are a conference room, a catering service and a copier available on the premises.

Relax

The on-site steam baths and massage will meet all guests' expectations. There are a gym, aerobics classes and a fitness centre provided at The Roxburghe Hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at GBP 22 per day.

The hotel staff speaks English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Polish, Afrikaans, Panjabi / Punjabi.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   198.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Group check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Fireplace
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Aerobics

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Down/Feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Local calls
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
One child
3 - 6 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 4HG

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    4000 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.0 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.4 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    3700 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Affogato
    800 ft
  • Castle Terrace (cuisine: Scottish)
    1900 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    1800 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    198

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Rooms and availability

The Principal Charlotte Square photos Room
Skyline One-Bedroom Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Fireplace
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This open-plan junior suites feature a living and bedroom area feature views of Edinburgh Castle or Edinburgh’s skyline. The suite also includes a 48-inch TV with complimentary refreshments complete this luxurious retreat.

The Principal Charlotte Square photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior Family Room
  • Room size:

    295 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Double bed and 1 Sofa bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Fireplace
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Family Room

The Principal Charlotte Square photos Exterior Hotel information
Guest Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Rooms are 15 square metres.

The Principal Charlotte Square photos Exterior Hotel information
Town House
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

These rooms are located in the original Georgian townhouse buildings.

The Principal Charlotte Square photos Room Suite
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
Room Description:

Suite|Suite

The Principal Charlotte Square photos Room Junior Suite
Junior Suite
  • Room size:

    305 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fireplace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Family Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Room Description:

Standard|Family Room

The Principal Charlotte Square photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior Twin Room
City view
  • Room size:

    205 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Fireplace
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

These air-conditioned rooms feature free WiFi, a 48-inch TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Fresh milk and mineral water are also provided.

The Principal Charlotte Square photos Room Deluxe Double
Deluxe Room
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fireplace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

These rooms with a view of Edinburgh Castle come with a private, outdoor terrace. The rooms include a small seating area within the open-plan layout.

The Principal Charlotte Square photos Room
Deluxe Wing Town House
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Fireplace
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

These air-conditioned rooms feature free WiFi, a 48-inch TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Housed in either the original townhouse or the modern wing, they also include space for a sofa and have upgraded bathroom amenities.

The Principal Charlotte Square photos Exterior Hotel information
Signature Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Coffee machine
    • Fireplace
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This suite features a fireplace, air conditioning and seating area.

Luxury Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Luxury Room

The Principal Charlotte Square Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Edinburgh International Book Festival400 ft
  • Scott Monument700 ft

Popular areas

  • Charlotte Square400 ft

Places of interest

  • The Royal Bank of Scotland400 ft
  • Edinburgh World Heritage Trust400 ft
  • The Georgian House400 ft
  • Mons Meg1000 ft
  • One O'Clock Gun1000 ft
  • Saint Margaret's Chapel1000 ft
  • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers1400 ft
  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo1400 ft
  • National War Museum Of Scotland1400 ft
  • Sir Walter Scott Monument1700 ft

Sport related

  • Edinburgh Chess Club700 ft

Amusement

  • Quicksilver700 ft
  • Booth Enterprise1400 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers1400 ft

Historical sites

  • Dean Village1400 ft

Parks

  • Princes Street Gardens700 ft

Theaters

  • Usher Hall1000 ft
  • Usher Hall1000 ft
  • Assembly Rooms1400 ft
  • Usher Hall1400 ft
  • Traverse Theatre1400 ft
  • Royal Lyceum Theatre1700 ft

Local attractions

  • Royal Botanic Garden5000 ft
    The Garden, Edinburgh
  • Calton Hill1.1 mi
    off Regent Road, Edinburgh
  • The Queen's Hall1.1 mi
    Clerk Street, Edinburgh
  • New Town5200 ft
    EdinburghScotland
  • Leith1.1 mi
    Edinburgh EH6Scotland

Near the hotel

  • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum700 ft
    Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
  • St. Margaret's Chapel1200 ft
    EdinburghScotland
  • Princes Street Gardens1800 ft
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • General Register House1700 ft
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • St Cuthbert's Church1200 ft
    Lothian Road, Edinburgh
  • Institut Francais D'Ecosse1300 ft
    13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
  • National War Museum of Scotland1600 ft
    Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

Restaurants nearby

  • Affogato800 ft

    Address: 36 Queensferry Street

    84% likes this, based on 67 reviews

  • Kanpai Sushi1900 ft

    Address: 8-10 Grindlay Street
    Phone: 0131 228 1602

    83% likes this, based on 245 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: USD 24 - USD 32

  • The Atelier Restaurant2800 ft

    Address: 159-161 Morrison Street
    Phone: 0131 629 1344

    83% likes this, based on 161 reviews
    Cuisine: European
    Price Range: USD 18 - USD 34

  • Castle Terrace1900 ft

    Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

    90% likes this, based on 904 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish

  • Stockbridge Restuarant2300 ft

    Address: 54 St Stephen Street
    Phone: +44 (0)131 226 6766

    95% likes this, based on 221 reviews
    Cuisine: European
    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 57

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    198

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The Principal Charlotte Square Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Principal Charlotte Square

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
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Based on 1123 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    Use of the swimming pool, central for shopping and sightseeing, friendly and attentive staff.

    Room was not 4 star quality, pretty basic and plain. surprising lack of beverages available in the room. Not much information in the hotel room about things to see and do and a ridiculous cost to access the internet (£4 per hour)

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Staff were very attentive when I fainted - could not fault them

    Lift was rather slow

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Staff were friendly and very helpful with a concern to the stay as pleasant as possible.

    There were two things not liked, one quite serious. As these would be classified as complaints I do not include them here.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    Friendly & helpful staff to make the stay comfortable

    Just one grouse. We had to vacate at 11:00 Hrs. requested the staff if we could have a little late checkout to which we are told would cost £20:00 per hour. No other hotel world wide does that, If they are not full, they oblige late checkout.

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    This is my 2nd visit to Roxburghe - the staff are so friendly & will do anything to please - breakfast is excellant. Spa / beauty services - the girls are lovely & actually know what their doing. Generally a good all round hotel at reasonable rates with a great location.

    There is not enough lighting in the room especially near the main mirror - the hair dryers are rubbish as keep cutting out and there is very little room between the dressing table/mirror & bed...so not for ladies! If you have a room near any hall doors...it's noisy! Bit of a problem to have an evening drink in the main bar area when there is a wedding party/function on - hope this is of assistance.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Friendly staff and close proximity to Shops and restaurants

  • Group of friends
    4.6

    Good location for the city centre.

    Room filthy and staff were very rude and argumentative.

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    The room was very comfortable and bathroom clean and modern.

  • Couple
    7.8

    Reception staff, concierge and night porter were all very helpful - an asset to the Hotel.

    Room 310 was rather noisy as opposite the service lift, which is a shame as its a nice executive room.

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    The hotel's location makes it perfect as a base for exploring both old and new towns. The staff were superb - polite,helpful and just the right level of understated service at dinner and breakfast. All in all a great place to stay and good value for money as well.

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    the guy on door was very helpful and tried to sort out our problem

    we had a strong smell of sewrage in room and on second day they did provide air freshener but did not mask smell, suggest that there was a problem with saniflow unit.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Room was fantastic & very clean staff at hotel were very good and had a nice relaxing feel to the hotel

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    We liked the price, the location, the room was lovely and most of the staff were very good. There is a small car park underneath the hotel and my windscreen was cleaned free of charge.

    We asked to borrow dressing gowns to go to the spa and were told there would be a charge of £10 each. We asked for our complimentary upgrade and were told the hotel was busy - doubtful - and to ask the next day. Unlikely once we'd unpacked.

  • Couple
    8.2

    All staff other than maides were really helpful and friendly!

    The lift was terribly slow! Everyone we shared a lift with commented on it often people thought it had broke, we were in room 484 and the maides storage room was right outside and all the maides sat on the floor having a chat every morning which woke us up and wasn't very plesant! And there is one pokey window in that room right in the corner which looks over a horrible office block! The bath is tiny and the water of both bath, shower and sink fails to keep a consitant temp often runs very slow and very hot burning you! The doors to the rooms where very thin so could hear everything outside the room

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    Staff very helpful and accommodating. Breakfast very lovely great choice of food. The rooms were very clean and comfortable.

    We thought the car parking was very expensive

How to reach hotel

hotel The Principal Charlotte Square Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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Hotel Address:

38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 4HG

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    4000 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.0 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.4 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    3700 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Affogato
    800 ft
  • Castle Terrace (cuisine: Scottish)
    1900 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    1800 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    198

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghThe Principal Charlotte Square

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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