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The Merchants Hotel
The Merchants Hotel
The Merchants Hotel
The Merchants Hotel
The Merchants Hotel
The Merchants Hotel
The Merchants Hotel

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5.8

Review score

481 reviews

481 reviews

Housekeeping27
Breakfast3
Shops1
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7.6

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Chatsworth Gardens

50 m

Manchester Roadhouse

90 m

Empire Emporium, Manchester

90 m

Vinyl Exchange

120 m

Oxfam Original

120 m

Popular landmarks
Manchester Art Gallery

540 m

Manchester Town Hall

690 m

National Football Museum

690 m

Manchester Cathedral

780 m

Palace Theatre

850 m

Closest landmarks
Denture Repairs

80 m

énergie fitness

140 m

Moho Live

160 m

The Bead Shop Ltd

160 m

My Dentist

160 m

The Merchants Hotel

Back Piccadilly, Off Oldham St, Piccadilly Gdns, Behind Nobles Arcade, Manchester City Center, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 1HP - See map

Strategically situated in Manchester City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Science and Industry Museum.

Highlights

Located in heart of Manchester

130 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

520 meters to Gay Village

Daily housekeeping

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Temperature check for guests and staff
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Luggage storage

Car park [on-site]

Contactless check-in/out

Shops

Bar

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Security [24-hour]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Manchester every 12 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money5.6
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportManchester Airport (MAN)
Distance to airport13.9 km

Rooms available at The Merchants Hotel

Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room with Shower
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room En suite
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room en suite
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Single Room - Basic
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Single Room with Shower
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Double Room shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Single Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Twin Room Ensuite
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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Double Bed room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Merchants Hotel?

Check-in is from 06:00 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 hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to The Merchants Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Merchants Hotel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full.

What is the smoking policy at The Merchants Hotel?

The Merchants Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Merchants Hotel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Manchester Metrolink, 120 m away from The Merchants Hotel.

What restaurants are nearby The Merchants Hotel?

The Merchants Hotel is located in Manchester City Center, famous for good restaurants such as Albert's Schloss, TOPS Buffet and The Paramount.

What popular shopping places are close to The Merchants Hotel?

Shopping options in The Merchants Hotel’s Manchester City Center neighborhood include Manchester Arndale, Arndale Market and Empire Emporium, Manchester.

What are popular attractions near The Merchants Hotel?

The Merchants Hotel is located in Manchester City Center area, which is famous for attractions such as Science and Industry Museum, National Football Museum and Manchester Art Gallery.

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What people love about The Merchants Hotel

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Good value budget hotel"

    William

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    May 27, 2020

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "The bed was very comfortable, and the room was generally clean."

    Donna

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    April 26, 2020

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Perfect for anyone looking for somewhere cheap can’t complain at all"

    Lauren

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    February 20, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 726 Manchester properties
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Room comfort score
4.6/10
Location score
7.6/10
Value for money score
5.6/10
Service score
6.3/10
Better than
94
%
of Manchester properties
Better than
91
%
of Manchester properties
Better than
88
%
of Manchester properties
Better than
87
%
of Manchester properties
Overall rating:

5.8

Review score
481 reviews
Cleanliness
5.5
Facilities
4.1
Location
7.6
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What travelers say they love:
The reception staff very polite and professional.
Rachel from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
More about The Merchants Hotel

More about The Merchants Hotel

The Merchants Hotel

Get the most from an urban escape in Manchester when you book a room at The Merchants Hotel. Located right in the city center, The Merchants Hotel saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood. Explore the genuine Manchester that most travelers never see, with a stay at The Merchants Hotel -- located only 1.4 km from Science and Industry Museum.
Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by The Merchants Hotel. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hotel. Front desk service is provided at the hotel including luggage storage.
Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel.
Enjoy the services offered at The Merchants Hotel from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with blackout curtains. In-room entertainment amenities including the television is provided in some rooms. In some select rooms, you can find a coffee or tea maker at your disposal.


Dining and things to do

A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hotel's bar.
Recreational facilities at The Merchants Hotel are designed for escape and relaxation. Get social at the hotel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests. Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the shops available right on-site.


Around the property

Experience Manchester like a true local. Get fanatical about the local sports team at Etihad Stadium located 2.2 km away, where you can also find team merchandise and memorabilia. Experience local culture through architecture at Manchester Town Hall located 680 m away.


Around the property

Experience Manchester like a true local. Get fanatical about the local sports team at Etihad Stadium located 2.2 km away, where you can also find team merchandise and memorabilia. Experience local culture through architecture at Manchester Town Hall located 680 m away.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 95% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 94% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Review score
Facilities

4.1

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

27 mentions

Housekeeping

22 mentions

Internet

3 mentions

Car Park

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Hindi
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
Cleanliness and safety
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Services and conveniences
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Luggage storage
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
Available in all rooms
  • Blackout curtains
  • Carpeting
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Non-smoking
  • TV

Location

Back Piccadilly, Off Oldham St, Piccadilly Gdns, Behind Nobles Arcade, Manchester City Center, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 1HP
Very good
Location

7.6

Airports
  • Manchester Airport (MAN)
    13.9 km
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL)
    44.1 km
Public transportation
  • Manchester Metrolink
    130 m
  • Piccadilly Railway Station
    540 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Denture Repairs
    80 m
Shopping
  • Manchester Arndale
    560 m
Convenience store
  • WHSmith
    490 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    60 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Manchester Art Gallery
    540 m
  • Manchester Town Hall
    690 m
  • National Football Museum
    690 m
  • Manchester Cathedral
    780 m
  • Palace Theatre
    850 m
  • Manchester Arena
    860 m
  • The John Rylands Library
    940 m
  • Science and Industry Museum
    1.4 km
  • The Manchester Museum
    1.7 km
  • Etihad Stadium
    2.3 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Chatsworth Gardens
    50 m
  • Denture Repairs
    80 m
  • Manchester Roadhouse
    90 m
  • Empire Emporium, Manchester
    90 m
  • Vinyl Exchange
    120 m
  • Oxfam Original
    120 m
  • Piccadilly Records
    120 m
  • Street Food Market at Piccadilly
    130 m
  • Manchester Metrolink
    130 m
  • Soapy J
    130 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

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 0-4 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 5-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The property may require a GBP 50 deposit upon check-in.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from18:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out from09:00
  • Check-out until10:00
The property
  • Number of rooms 24

Property announcements

A surcharge of GBP 10 applies for arrivals after 10:00 PM.

Reviews of The Merchants Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
5.8
/
10
Review score
Cleanliness5.5
Facilities4.1
Location7.6
Room comfort and quality4.6
Service6.3
Value for money5.6
High score for Manchester
Rating
9+ Exceptional (18)
8-9 Excellent (19)
7-8 Very Good (34)
6-7 Good (26)
<6 Below Expectation (160)
Time of the year
Mar - May (60)
Jun - Aug (67)
Sep - Nov (81)
Dec - Feb (49)
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10.0
Exceptional
Joao
Solo traveler
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Excellent”

Great location. Nice staff. Clean room and impeccable toilets. Some mild noise at night as it is located in a busy area but being one of the cheapest in Manchester, one cannot complain. Would stay there again.

Reviewed May 31, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Thea from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Exceptional”

The Merchants Hotel is basic but for the price and position it is good value. The rooms and beds are clean- some have more facilities than others. The reception staff are great. They can’t do enough for you I have stayed several times and always found them really friendly and helpful. There are steep stairs up to reception and the next floor rooms and as there is not a lift it would be difficult if you have mobility problems. I have slight problems and manage it slowly! I will stay there again.

Reviewed October 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Shajitha from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single Room with Shower
Stayed 5 nights in August 2019

Nice location! Value for money ”

Basic room, but in city centre. Convenient... very!

Reviewed August 11, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Thea from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Room - Basic
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Very central”

This is a basic hotel but vey clean and central. The staff are great and very accommodating I have stayed several times and they have always been polite and friendly. Don’t expect any frills but if you want somewhere central for a night or two it’s fine.

Reviewed February 14, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Victoria from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Room with Shower
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Great budget stay”

You get what you pay for. Fantastic location right in trhe city centre. I was staying to attend an exam the next day and it was quiet so no problem getting to sleep. Bed was comfortable and warm. The rooms are basic, no towels or toiletries or wardrobe,ust a sink and a shared toilet, which I had no problems getting access to at any time. I also paid for 5he shower upgrade. I didn't actually use it so cant comment on it. The price I paid was significantly lower than anywhere else even near Manchester. Basic yes, but value for money was there. Ideal for a bed for the night.

Reviewed March 11, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
christine from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Cheap and Cheerful”

You get pretty much what you would expect to pay for £30 a night! Rooms were dated but clean, shared bathroom was clean, friendly staff, no complaints, would stay again.

Reviewed January 21, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Sophie from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Room - Basic
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Fantastic for £27!”

Positives: clean, traditional room great staff amazing location unbeatable value doors bang (I'm a light sleeper) bin men empty bins at 6am (again, light sleeper) shared bathrooms (personally, not an issue, but something to consider) Would stay again, as a 'crash pad' when in Manchester, and there are no trains home

Reviewed August 28, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Rachel from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Room - Basic
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Comfortable bed and very clean.”

Location is excellent as is value for money. My single room was missing a kettle and I couldn't change the channel on the TV but I was out exploring Manchester all day so didn't care. The reception staff very polite and professional.

Reviewed January 07, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Ilaria from United Kingdom
Group
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Clean, cosy and central”

Reading the previous review we were a bit scared, the hotel was clean and the room was cozy. The bathroom and toilet were really clean. The hotel is central, 10 min walk to go to the main thing to see in manchester. Really quiet during night.

Reviewed June 21, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Syed from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Room - Basic
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Cheapest option for solo traveller that want private room at Manchester”

This hotel located at the center of Manchester. Walking distance to Piccadily Garden and Market Street. The facilities is very basic but good enough for short stay in Manchester

Reviewed September 20, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Abby from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Room - Basic
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

I came for a gig overnight stay”

The location was fantastic, very central.

Reviewed January 13, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Helen from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Double Room En suite
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Great location ”

As you'd expect from a budget hotel, this hotel is basic but it's clean and in a great location. The mattress and pillows are hard, and it's single glazing but the outside wasn't actually noisy late at night (I was initially concerned the outside noise would stop me sleeping but it quietened down). I would suggest that they lower the TVs as they're too high to sit on the bed and comfortably watch (they're at shoulder height whilst standing), and you do have to bring your own towel or they rent towels for £1. The biggest set back was no wifi in the rooms and free wifi is limited to 20 minutes in their coffee lounge, but not problematic if you're there for a short time and can live without wifi in your room. There's plenty of bars nearby that offer free wifi.

Reviewed January 27, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Lauren from United Kingdom
Group
Twin Room en suite
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Perfect if you’re looking for cheap ”

Not that clean, but location close to train station and uni room was decent size. Tv in awkward place but working. Perfect for anyone looking for somewhere cheap can’t complain at all

Reviewed February 21, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Pippa from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

For location and price, great value for money”

We stayed for one night on Halloween. Facilities were very basic; a bed and a sink in a room. I'm not sure if we should have been able to but could not access WiFi in our room. But, the room was clean, the shared toilet was clean, the shared shower was clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. Considering we were right in the centre of Manchester, the value for money was excellent.

Reviewed November 02, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Jon
Business traveler
Standard Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

Exceptional”

great location budget stay

Reviewed May 28, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Dakota from South Korea
Solo traveler
Single Room with Shower
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Too cheap to complain!”

The area is extremely central and the staff are great. I could list some minor complains (showers were further than expected, creaky boards, specific area was sketchy, and whatever) but it was honestly such a good price that I feel that it is unfair to give minor criticism.

Reviewed August 25, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
ANGELA from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Room with Shower
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Good central location & good value”

If yoi're looking for a basic (no tea/coffee making facilities, towel £1 extra charge) budget hotel with a city centre location (2 minutes' walk from Piccadilly Gardens, 10 minutes' walk from Piccadilly Station), I would recommend this one. This was the second time I stayed at this hotel when visiting Manchester. I will definitely stay here again when I next visit Manchester if the price is the same or similar.

Reviewed October 17, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
B from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2020

This place very good location ”

Want to tell about this hotel very good location the place is clean have minima thing for guess only paper toilet no internet in the room but is good for the price am have

Reviewed September 23, 2020

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7.6
Very good
Donna from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Double Room En suite
Stayed 2 nights in April 2020

Cheap and Cheerful ”

Location: The Merchant is in an ideal location at the heart of Manchester, with access to public transport within close walking distance. Customer Service: The staff was very helpful and accommodating, but be aware there is a cheeky fee for checking in after 10pm The room could benefit with some minor repairs and a facelift, and if on the top floor, the pressure of the water in the shower is zero..... as it only trickles. The bed was very comfortable, and the room was generally clean. Overall, I'd stay at the Merchant again, given the cheap rate.

Reviewed April 26, 2020

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7.6
Very good
Lina from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Single Room with Shower
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Excellent location for very low price”

I booked a single room with an ensuite shower a few hours before my travels on the same day, only paid £23. The location is excellent! Only a few mins walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station. The downside is the bin collection noise late in the evening and early in the morning. So, please remember to bring ypur ear plugs. The cons of the room were many stair cases to climb, 3/4 floors up without a lift, as I injured my left knee, it was a bit of a struggle. I asked the staff if I could change it and he wasn't very friendly and refused. U ought to pay extra for your towel, and there is no toilet in the room. U ought to use the shared toilet. The facility us basic, no kettle on the room. It's ok for one night.

Reviewed February 25, 2019

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