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The Villa Kensington
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8.1

Excellent

303 reviews

303 reviews

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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Grosvenor Casino Gloucester Road London

160 m

Gloucester Road Tube Station

210 m

Popular landmarks
Natural History Museum

720 m

V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum

970 m

Buckingham Palace

3.1 km

Madame Tussauds London

3.9 km

Big Ben

4.3 km

Closest landmarks
Stanhope Mews West Surgery

270 m

Crafts Council Gallery Shop/Victoria & Albert Museum Shop

380 m

Drayton Arms

400 m

The Mosaic Rooms

440 m

Bupa Cromwell Hospital

450 m

The Villa Kensington

10 -11 Ashburn Gardens, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom, SW7 4DG - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Chelsea, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous London Eye. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Located in heart of London

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

220 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Safety deposit boxes

Tours

Concierge

Wi-Fi in public areas

This property is in high demand!

5 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.0
Distance to city center0 km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport16.3 km

Rooms available at The Villa Kensington

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.7

Double
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Triple
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 single beds
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Single Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 single bed
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Twin
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Room Duplex
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    Ground Floor Room - No views
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      Executive Studio
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        Luxury Studio
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          Apartment Deluxe
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            Studio - De Luxe
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              Frequently asked questions

              What time is check-in and check-out at The Villa Kensington?

              Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. 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. The front desk is always open, day or night.

              How do I get to The Villa Kensington?

              If you're looking for an easy way to get around London with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

              What is the smoking policy at The Villa Kensington?

              The Villa Kensington does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

              What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Villa Kensington?

              Gloucester Road Tube Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 210 m away from The Villa Kensington.

              What restaurants are nearby The Villa Kensington?

              Restaurants including La Pappardella, Colbert and The Botanist are popular in The Villa Kensington’s neighborhood which is known as Chelsea.

              What popular shopping places are close to The Villa Kensington?

              Located in the Chelsea area, The Villa Kensington is close to great shopping choices like Crafts Council Gallery Shop/Victoria & Albert Museum Shop, The Mosaic Rooms and La Vigneronne.

              What are popular attractions near The Villa Kensington?

              Guests at The Villa Kensington can easily visit Natural History Museum, V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum and Science Museum located in the Chelsea area.

              What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Villa Kensington?

              The Villa Kensington is located in the Chelsea area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Bishop's Park and St George's Campden Hill.

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              What people love about The Villa Kensington

              • 8.4

                Excellent
                Staff 

                "Hotel is clean, staff very friendly and helpful."

                Tatjana

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                November 5, 2022

              • 7.6

                Very good
                Cleanliness

                "Clean and generous size room for 3 adults."

                Mahomed

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                October 23, 2022

              • 9.2

                Exceptional
                Location

                "Very convenient and accessible location, with many stores all within close proximity and walking distance."

                Sangreal

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                December 19, 2022

              Property ranking|Compared to 7,534 London properties
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              Location score
              9.1/10
              Room comfort score
              7.7/10
              Value for money score
              8/10
              Service score
              8.5/10
              Better than
              98
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              of London properties
              Better than
              98
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              Better than
              97
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              97
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              Overall rating:

              8.1

              Excellent
              303 reviews
              Cleanliness
              8.0
              Facilities
              6.8
              Location
              9.1
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              What travelers say they love:
              Great location, clean room, friendly and helpful staff.
              Jennifer from Australia
              Couple
              More about The Villa Kensington

              More about The Villa Kensington

              The Villa Kensington

              For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of London, The Villa Kensington is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that London has to offer.
              At The Villa Kensington, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring London is made even more convenient with the taxi services available at the hotel. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
              Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at The Villa Kensington. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel.
              All rooms at The Villa Kensington are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and air conditioning. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a coffee or tea maker and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms.
              Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


              Dining and things to do

              At any time of the day or night, you can serve yourself a snack at the hotel's vending machines.
              Enjoy the countless activities offered at The Villa Kensington. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hotel's shared lounge and TV area.


              Around the property

              An array of attractions are a must-see while visiting London. A great museum trip can be had at The British Museum located 4.9 km away, with local art that provides a sense of the region. Be sure to visit Tower of London located 7.7 km away, an item on every checklist of those who travel to London.


              Reasons to stay here

              Find rooms here that are cheaper than 98% of all other options in the city.
              Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 98% of them for food and dining.
              Guests who stayed at this hotel have scored it higher than 98% of accommodations in the city.

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              Amenities and facilities

              Good
              Facilities

              6.8

              Most talked about facilities

              Breakfast

              14 mentions

              Housekeeping

              11 mentions

              Internet

              5 mentions

              Languages spoken
              • English
              • Czech
              • French
              • Hungarian
              • Italian
              • Polish
              • Portuguese
              • Romanian
              • Spanish
              Internet access
              • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
              • Internet services
              • Wi-Fi in public areas
              Things to do, ways to relax
              • Ticket services
              • Tours
              Cleanliness and safety
              • Anti-viral cleaning products
              • Cashless payment service
              • Daily disinfection in all rooms
              • Daily disinfection in common areas
              • First aid kit
              • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
              • Hand sanitizer
              • Hot water linen and laundry washing
              • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
              • Protective screens in common areas
              • Room sanitization opt-out available
              • Rooms sanitized between stays
              • Shared stationery removed
              • Staff trained in safety protocol
              Dining, drinking, and snacking
              • Vending machine
              Services and conveniences
              • Air conditioning in public area
              • Concierge
              • Contactless check-in/out
              • Daily housekeeping
              • Elevator
              • Heating in public area
              • Invoice provided
              • Ironing service
              • Luggage storage
              • Safety deposit boxes
              • Smoke-free property
              • Smoking area
              For the kids
              • Family room
              Access
              • CCTV in common areas
              • Check-in/out [express]
              • Check-in [24-hour]
              • Fire extinguisher
              • Front desk [24-hour]
              • Non-smoking rooms
              • Pets allowed
              • Security [24-hour]
              • Smoke alarms
              Getting around
              • Taxi service
              Available in all rooms
              • Adapter
              • Air conditioning
              • Alarm clock
              • Bathtub
              • Carpeting
              • Coffee/tea maker
              • Desk
              • Free bottled water
              • Hair dryer
              • Heating
              • In-room safe box
              • Ironing facilities
              • Linens
              • Mini bar
              • Non-smoking
              • Private bathroom
              • Radio
              • Safety/security feature
              • Satellite/cable channels
              • Shower
              • Smoke detector
              • Telephone
              • Toiletries
              • Towels
              • Wake-up service
              • Wi-Fi [charges apply]

              Food and dining

              Breakfast options
              • Continental
              • Buffet

              Location

              10 -11 Ashburn Gardens, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom, SW7 4DG
              Exceptional
              Location

              9.1

              Airports
              • London City Airport (LCY)
                16.3 km 54 min drive
              • Heathrow Airport (LHR)
                18.8 km 32 min drive
              Public transportation
              • Gloucester Road Tube Station
                210 m 3 min walk
              • Earl's Court Tube Station
                670 m 10 min walk
              Hospital or clinic
              • Stanhope Mews West Surgery
                270 m
              Shopping
              • Camden Market
                6.0 km 30 min drive
              Convenience store
              • WHSmith
                1.1 km 7 min drive
              Cash withdrawal
              • ATM
                50 m 1 min walk

              What's nearby

              Popular landmarks
              • Natural History Museum
                720 m
              • V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
                970 m
              • Buckingham Palace
                3.1 km
              • Madame Tussauds London
                3.9 km
              • Big Ben
                4.3 km
              • National Gallery
                4.3 km
              • London Eye
                4.7 km
              • The British Museum
                5.0 km
              • Tower Bridge
                7.7 km
              • Tower of London
                7.8 km
              Nearby landmarks
              • Grosvenor Casino Gloucester Road London
                160 m
              • Gloucester Road Tube Station
                210 m
              • Stanhope Mews West Surgery
                270 m
              • Crafts Council Gallery Shop/Victoria & Albert Museum Shop
                380 m
              • Drayton Arms
                400 m
              • The Mosaic Rooms
                440 m
              • Bupa Cromwell Hospital
                450 m
              • Baden-Powell House
                490 m
              • Embassy of the Republic of Yemen
                500 m
              • Health & Wellbeing Centre
                520 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 0-5 year(s)
              Stay for free if using existing bedding.
              Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
              Children 6-17 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 from15:00
              • Check-out until12:00
              Getting around
              • Airport transfer fee120 GBP
              • Distance from city center0 km
              • Travel time to airport (minutes)55
              Extras
              • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 GBP
              The property
              • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
              • Number of bars/lounges0
              • Number of floors4
              • Number of restaurants0
              • Number of rooms 38
              • Room voltage220
              • Year property opened1930
              • Most recent renovation2012

              Reviews of The Villa Kensington from real guests

              Provided by verified guests of Agoda
              8.1
              /
              10
              Cleanliness8.0
              Facilities6.8
              Location9.1
              Room comfort and quality7.7
              Service8.5
              Value for money8.0
              High score for London
              Rating
              9+ Exceptional (58)
              8-9 Excellent (47)
              7-8 Very Good (42)
              6-7 Good (19)
              <6 Below Expectation (21)
              Time of the year
              Mar - May (46)
              Jun - Aug (50)
              Sep - Nov (58)
              Dec - Feb (33)
              All guests (303)
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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Jonas from United States
              Family with teens
              Triple
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

              Accessible and Clean Accommodations in Kensington”

              The hotel was close to a Tube station and was practical for us since we needed a place to recharge ourselves after a few hours of extensive walking in the city. The place was safe and the staff was friendly.

              Reviewed April 19, 2022

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              9.6
              Exceptional
              David from Cambodia
              Solo traveler
              Single Room
              Stayed 6 nights in May 2022

              Great location”

              The hotel is very close to Gloucester St underground (easy access from Heathrow). Also close (easy walk) to the big museums. Close to pub, supermarket, Boots, etc. etc. My room was small but spotlessly clean. All the on-site staff were great. Would happily stay here again.

              Reviewed June 13, 2022

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              9.6
              Exceptional
              Karen from Norway
              Family with teens
              Triple
              Stayed 5 nights in February 2020

              Nice, clean, quiet street. ”

              Nice, clean and great location. And air conditioner :) Just 3min walking to Gloucester Road where the tube and Waitrose supermarket is. Many bus stops around. Just beware no rooms have mini fridge/bar. Only in the reception You will find refreshments.

              Reviewed February 21, 2020

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Shaikh from Singapore
              Group
              Triple
              Stayed 5 nights in June 2022

              Good and cheap”

              This was simple and good . Nothing was wrong, the staff was friendly. Only in the basement the internet sucks.

              Reviewed June 25, 2022

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              9.6
              Exceptional
              Theresa from United Kingdom
              Solo traveler
              Single Room
              Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

              Lovely, clean and quiet ”

              Staff were really pleasant and helpful. The room was comfortable, tidy and clean. Near to shops and underground. Altogether a great place to stay and value for money.

              Reviewed May 30, 2022

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Jacqueline from United Kingdom
              Solo traveler
              Single Room
              Stayed 1 night in October 2021

              Exceptional”

              Excellent hotel, great location very close to tube for anyone travelling alone, and exceptional value for money

              Reviewed October 02, 2021

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Janice from Australia
              Solo traveler
              Single Room
              Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

              A good option when staying in London ”

              Well maintained hotel with lift. Single room comfortable and enough room. Added bonus of tea and coffee facilities. Breakfast is fine, nothing cooked but lots of options. Staff friendly and helpful. Handy to food outlets, pub,laundromat and tube. Would recommend and would book again if in London.

              Reviewed October 19, 2019

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              9.6
              Exceptional
              Mrs from United Kingdom
              Family with teens
              Twin
              Stayed 1 night in May 2022

              Exceptional”

              perfect for our one night in London to visit the Royal Albert Hall. Very close to Underground station Helpful staff Comfy beds Good value for money in London

              Reviewed May 27, 2022

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              9.6
              Exceptional
              martin from Singapore
              Family with teens
              Triple
              Stayed 7 nights in July 2022

              Fantastic location”

              Close to Gloucester Road Underground, Hyde Park, shops, restaurants and museums. Clean room, daily housekeeping, quiet, super friendly and helpful staff. High recommend.

              Reviewed July 15, 2022

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              9.6
              Exceptional
              Mahesh from United Kingdom
              Family with teens
              Triple
              Stayed 2 nights in July 2022

              Exceptional”

              Lovely clean hotel. Quiet location, yet not too far from tourist area.

              Reviewed July 11, 2022

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Lisa from Australia
              Solo traveler
              Single Room
              Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

              Exceptional”

              Train station walk is less than 5 minutes away . Rooms and all hotel very clean. Carpets in hallways smelt lovely. Always someone at the desk.

              Reviewed September 17, 2019

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Ellen from United States
              Family with young children
              Triple
              Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

              Awesome location”

              A great hotel for the budget traveler that books early. Most things within walking distance (including the tube) and easy trip to Heathrow. Quaint and simple, but does the trick. The staff were very helpful.

              Reviewed June 28, 2022

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              8.8
              Excellent
              Kelly from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Double
              Stayed 1 night in April 2022

              Great value for money”

              I frequent London, unless it’s a ridiculously expensive hotel that puts its money towards the upkeep and modernisation of a hotel, I’ve become accustomed to having more “run down” places. These building are OLD after all! But the Kensington is great nonetheless, YOU CANT beat the location for easy access to the underground, a mere 3 minute walk. The room was spacious enough for us 2, considering its central London where box rooms are the common thing. Staff was great and we were able to leave our bags after checkout. Would definitely stay here again as the location and area is superb

              Reviewed May 02, 2022

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Alka from India
              Family with teens
              Twin
              Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

              Strategic place”

              I liked my stay at the hotel. It looks more like a villa than a hotel with only English breakfast available at the premises. Location is it's plus point. Staff, especially Miz was very helpful

              Reviewed July 07, 2019

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              8.8
              Excellent
              Christopher from Philippines
              Couple
              Double
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

              Great stay”

              Thank you Villa team, really enjoyed my short stay. Good, clean room, early checkin, receptive staff on email, good location and good value for money for a budget/mid priced hotel. What more do you want in a city that has lots of subpar hotels! I'll definitely be back if I visit again. Thank you.

              Reviewed January 08, 2019

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Hollie-Ann from United Kingdom
              Group
              Triple
              Stayed 1 night in November 2021

              Perfect”

              This was such great hotel. We were so close to the little bars and museums. Rooms were big and the price was amazing! The staff were also so helpful and accommodating.

              Reviewed November 18, 2021

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              8.4
              Excellent
              Sophia
              Solo traveler
              Single Room
              Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

              Excellent”

              The room and bathroom is clean. It looks as if the bathroom has just been upgraded. I like the location that it is only less than 5 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station, which is Zone 1 and serves 3 main underground lines (District, Picaddily that goes direct to all Heathrow airport terminals) and it is a relatively safe neighbourhood, in my opinion. Villa Kensington is just facing Holiday Inn Hotel, a major hotel player in the market. The only downside, which doesn't bother me much, is that there is lack of space to put and open my luggage. The space is limited that if I leave my big luggage open, it will block the door opening and my safe evacuation if there is any incident. Therefore, I have to keep my luggage closed and upright most of the time. There is still space to leave carry-on luggage open. I booked this room with the thought I won't be spending a lot of time in it, and it's only to sleep.

              Reviewed May 30, 2019

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              8.8
              Excellent
              Geoffrey from United Kingdom
              Solo traveler
              Twin
              Stayed 1 night in April 2022

              Excellent”

              Went to a concert at the Royal Albert Hall and stayed at the Villa Kensington rather than travel back the same night. Staff friendly. Everything clean. Fairly compact. Bed firmer than I prefer. (I don't weigh much.) Fairly quiet even facing the street. (It's a quiet street.) Everything I needed for one night.

              Reviewed April 21, 2022

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              8.8
              Excellent
              Aimee from United Kingdom
              Solo traveler
              Single Room
              Stayed 1 night in December 2021

              Nice clean basic accommodation ”

              Stayed for a night when meeting friends in London. Had a comfortable stay and felt safe as a solo traveller. A little noisy in the night as room was near the lift, but didn’t affect the stay. Would recommend if on a budget.

              Reviewed December 20, 2021

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              9.6
              Exceptional
              Dian from Malaysia
              Solo traveler
              Single Room
              Stayed 1 night in January 2019

              location strategic, new building”

              everything excellent

              Reviewed November 21, 2019

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