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Island French Resort
Island French Resort
Island French Resort
Island French Resort
Island French Resort
Island French Resort
Island French Resort

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6.9

Good

80 reviews

80 reviews

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6.7

Good

Location rating score

Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
SM Lanang Premier 9.5 km
Abreeza Mall 11.5 km
Roxas Avenue Night Market 13.1 km
People's Park 13.6 km
D' Bone Collector Museum 14.0 km
Davao Crocodile Park 14.0 km
Museo Dabawenyo 14.1 km
Matina Town Square 14.9 km
Japanese Tunnel 17.6 km
Philippine Eagle Center 26.3 km
Nearby landmarks
Dona Remedios Resort 290 m
Monfort Cave 1 420 m
Cave 2 430 m
Monfort Bat Sanctuary 620 m
Arboles Shoal 970 m
Camudmud Health Center 2.0 km
Babak Multi-purpose Gym 2.8 km
Barangay Cogon Covered Court 3.1 km
San Isidro Health Center 3.1 km
Naval Forces Hospital 3.2 km

Island French Resort

Baybay Tambo, Babak District, Samal, Davao del Norte, Babak District - Samal Island, Davao City, Philippines, 8118 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Babak District - Samal Island part of Davao City, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Davao Crocodile Park. Massage, restaurant and outdoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Private beach

Air conditioning

Balcony/terrace

Bar

Garden

Facilities

Car park

Luggage storage

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Private beach

Restaurants

Bar

Laundry service

Tours

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Davao City every 10 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money6.7
Location rating6.7
Nearest airportFrancisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO)
Distance to airport6.0 km

Rooms available at Island French Resort

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.6

Double or Twin
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 king bed
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Familial
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed...
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    Frequently asked questions

    How much does it cost to stay at Island French Resort?

    Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

    What time is check-in and check-out at Island French Resort?

    Check-in is from 12:00 AM, and check-out is until 11:00 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 resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to Island French Resort?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Island French Resort has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the resort.

    What are my dining options at Island French Resort?

    Island French Resort features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

    What is the smoking policy at Island French Resort?

    Island French Resort does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

    What restaurants are nearby Island French Resort?

    Island French Resort is located in Babak District - Samal Island, famous for good restaurants such as Manolette BS and The Bahay Kubo Restaurant.

    What are popular attractions near Island French Resort?

    Guests at Island French Resort can easily visit BlueJaz Water Park, Dona Remedios Resort and Sergeant Barracks located in the Babak District - Samal Island area.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Island French Resort?

    Island French Resort is located in the Babak District - Samal Island area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Monfort Cave 1, Cave 2 and Monfort Bat Sanctuary.

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    Overall rating:

    6.9

    Good
    80 reviews
    Cleanliness
    7.2
    Facilities
    5.6
    Location
    6.7
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    More about Island French Resort

    More about Island French Resort

    Island French Resort

    Appreciate the beautiful coastal shore of Davao City when you stay at Island French Resort.
    At Island French Resort, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the resort keeps you connected throughout your stay. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage.
    Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the resort's tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
    All rooms at Island French Resort are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the resort, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning. Some rooms at Island French Resort are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms.
    Don't worry about being thirsty as bottled water is provided in some guestrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    A number of great dining options at the resort assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
    Enjoy the countless activities offered at Island French Resort. A highlight of your stay at Island French Resort will be the special access to the private beach. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, located right in the resort. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the resort's pool.
    Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like non-motorized water sports.


    Around the property

    Be sure to visit some of the city's popular sights during your stay in Davao City. A great museum trip can be had at D' Bone Collector Museum located 13.9 km away, with local art that provides a sense of the region. Find that special item or souvenir that will commemorate your trip to Davao City at Abreeza Mall located 11.4 km away.


    Reasons to stay here

    Find rooms here that are cheaper than 83% of all other options in the city.
    Compared to the city's accommodation options, this resort scored higher than 93% of them for food and dining.
    According to guests who stayed here, this resort's room comfort is rated higher than 90% of other accommodations in Davao City.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Review score
    Facilities

    5.6

    Most talked about facilities

    Food & Dining

    6 mentions

    Beach

    5 mentions

    Swimming Pool

    3 mentions

    Housekeeping

    2 mentions

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Filipino

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Garden
    • Massage
    • Private beach
    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
    • Tours
    • Water sports (non-motorized)

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Bar
    • Restaurants

    Services and conveniences

    • Elevator
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room
    • Swimming pool [kids]

    Access

    • Pets allowed

    Getting around

    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [on-site]

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/terrace
    • Desk
    • Fan
    • Free bottled water
    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • TV
    Location
    Baybay Tambo, Babak District, Samal, Davao del Norte, Babak District - Samal Island, Davao City, Philippines, 8118
    Good
    Location

    6.7

    Airports

    • Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO)
      6.0 km
    • General Santos International Airport (GES)
      138.9 km

    Public transportation

    • Holiday Bus Station
      14.4 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Camudmud Health Center
      2.0 km

    Shopping

    • SM Lanang Premier
      9.5 km
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • SM Lanang Premier
      9.5 km
    • Abreeza Mall
      11.5 km
    • Roxas Avenue Night Market
      13.1 km
    • People's Park
      13.6 km
    • D' Bone Collector Museum
      14.0 km
    • Davao Crocodile Park
      14.0 km
    • Museo Dabawenyo
      14.1 km
    • Matina Town Square
      14.9 km
    • Japanese Tunnel
      17.6 km
    • Philippine Eagle Center
      26.3 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Dona Remedios Resort
      290 m
    • Monfort Cave 1
      420 m
    • Cave 2
      430 m
    • Monfort Bat Sanctuary
      620 m
    • Arboles Shoal
      970 m
    • Camudmud Health Center
      2.0 km
    • Babak Multi-purpose Gym
      2.8 km
    • Barangay Cogon Covered Court
      3.1 km
    • San Isidro Health Center
      3.1 km
    • Naval Forces Hospital
      3.2 km
    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 0-1 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
    Children 2-6 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
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from00:00
    • Check-out until11:00

    Getting around

    • Travel time to airport (minutes)45

    The property

    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 6
    • Year property opened2013

    Reviews of Island French Resort from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    6.9
    /
    10
    Cleanliness7.2
    Facilities5.6
    Location6.7
    Room comfort and quality7.6
    Service7.5
    Value for money6.7
    High score for Davao City
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (14)
    8-9 Excellent (10)
    7-8 Very Good (13)
    6-7 Good (5)
    <6 Below Expectation (23)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (18)
    Jun - Aug (8)
    Sep - Nov (23)
    Dec - Feb (16)
    All guests (80)
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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Jeremy from Philippines
    Group
    Familial
    Stayed 1 night in November 2013

    Great place to reflect”

    Quiet Place, Friendly Staff, Great food

    The main front beach is really not pleasing for swimming but great thing is that they offer free boat transfer to take you to nearby island like vanishing island which is a very fun place to swim and take photos. The resort itself is really peaceful, has big rooms and great food and best of all the staff were very friendly and accomodating. Would recommend this resort when in Samal.

    Reviewed January 19, 2014

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Jose from Philippines
    Group
    Double or Twin
    Stayed 1 night in November 2013

    Comfortable, Quiet and Great Hospitality”

    Nice Rooms, Good Food, Friendly Staff

    Decided to stay in this resort due to the great reviews here at Agoda. I wasn't disappointed. The place was very nice, serene and cozy. The rooms were very very nice, comfortabe beds, cold airconditioning, beach was clean and within a few steps away, boat trip to Vanishing Island was memorable, restaurant/bar didn't fail, food was excellent and service was exceptional… I saved the best for last. Im definitely reccomending this to other travellers who are looking for a quiet place to de-stress, and on a tight budget. Will be coming back to this place the next time we go back to Davao, for sure.

    Reviewed November 14, 2013

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    9.7
    Exceptional
    Jezalyn from Philippines
    Group
    Double or Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

    Two thumbs up for Customer Service”

    peaceful location, friendly and efficient staff, homey-feel

    It was a pleasant stay. We were the only visitors except for another couple so it was peaceful and quiet. I love the look and feel of the resort especially at night time. Rooms are clean and well-kept. Food was okay but you have to tell the staff the exact time you want your dinner or breakfast to be served as preparation of the food can take an hour. Staff were friendly and accommodating to all our requests and helped us plan our itinerary for land tour and island hopping. Beach area is small but the free tour to Vanishing Island made up for it.

    Reviewed March 02, 2016

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jp from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Familial
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Homey and exclusive”

    The place seems exclusive and private because we were the only guests in the resort. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. We had welcome drinks, and we were able to experience a long and wide stretch of beach front due to low tide, so we experienced exploring the marine life (sea urchin, crabs, mollusks, live corals, star fish and seaweeds) without snorkeling. Going to the Vanishing Island is also part of the package and that is one great experience. Unfortunately, the kayak has a hole on it, thus we weren't able to use. If you don't want crowds and noisy resorts, then this is the place for you!

    Reviewed March 14, 2016

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    9.7
    Exceptional
    Patricia from Philippines
    Couple
    Double or Twin
    Stayed 1 night in September 2013

    Very nice new resort”

    Hospitable staff and owner, beautiful architectural design, beachfront

    It was great. Ms. Sonia and the staff were really hospitable and it was nice hearing their stories. The resort is new and our room was clean and had a very nice rustic modern design. Bathroom was pretty small though, but that's totally fine because it was clean. Bed was very enticing and mite-free. It was beachfront and a pretty small island was just across. You can go there for free via their small motorboat. Food was good and you can ask them to cook anything. They have a nice pool though I'm not sure why it wasn't clear, but it was clean and not salty so at least they were not using seawater for their pool. Overall, it was a really nice stay. :)

    Reviewed October 06, 2013

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    9.7
    Exceptional
    Rosalyn from Philippines
    Group
    Double or Twin
    Stayed 1 night in October 2013

    A True Paradise”

    Friendly Staff, Clean/Elegant Rooms, Beachfront and Accommodating Dog

    It was superb! My friends and I were very happy because we've made a right choice. We've maximized our time during our stay; the Hotel/Resort is close to Monfort Bat Sanctuary and approximately 45 mins to Hagimit Falls. It is also conveniently located to other local store as well as Market. The hotel staffs and the owner of the hotel itself was very friendly and accommodating. Infact, sir Jacque, personally took photos for us upon arrival. A welcome drinks was served. Nanay Fe showed us our room that was very impressive. Two super comfy single bed with soft linens and comforter. It has complete room amenities such as 3 towels (for each person), shampoo, soap and bottled water. They have nice interior design and the white paint on the wall made each room looks more elegant and clean. There's a Balcony outside the room and as you walk away, you'll see the beach. Perfect time to go there when sun is about to set while playing with Genius the friendly dog. They also have few birds :D I sure will 100% recommend this to those people who wanted to find sometime to just sit back, relax and forget about the busy life.

    Reviewed October 21, 2013

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Phillip from United States
    Couple
    Double or Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

    Simple, relaxing stay”

    Newer Cottages,

    A newer resort, nice cottages, but little to do here. Beach is small,...not terrible, but not great either. Really need to have some entertainments, like pool table, ping pong table, or other games. At a minimum, they could very easily provide chess set on beach,...but nothing! As result, it is kind of boring place to stay. I don't recommend, go to Paradise Island instead, its about same price and MUCH better.

    Reviewed April 21, 2014

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    8.0
    Excellent
    MADHUKAR from India
    Group
    Double or Twin
    Stayed 5 nights in October 2013

    Nice small new island resort ”

    Food, Design & Location

    The stay was very good. Had a relaxing time with very good food. New hotel with refreshing design (french) at a very good location. However, services are overpriced with no clear pricing available upfront. (35USD for two bike ride to hagimit falls felt overpriced) Wi-fi was available on public place on request only. Weekend was noisy due to video karaoke of neighbour resort, but overall a good stay. Staff needs more training on customer service.

    Reviewed November 01, 2013

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    8.3
    Excellent
    Miguel from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Familial
    Stayed 1 night in January 2014

    Good Small Boutique Resort”

    Friendly Staff, Decent Food Choices at the Resto, and Good Family Room size

    It was a relaxing stay. Older members of my family had good massages. The complimentary boat ride to and fro Vanishing Island was a treat. Food choice were decent in the resto. Pool was enticing. My family and I wouldn't mind going back to the resort.

    Reviewed January 16, 2014

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    8.7
    Excellent
    Graeme from Canada
    Couple
    Double or Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

    Modern, elegant cottages with great staff”

    Room quality, affordable,

    The staff were friendly, attentive and I was blown away by the decor and quality of the interior in the cottage. The resorts fronts onto the water with a small private beach area great for relaxing. The water itself is fairly high traffic with shipping vessels and commercial boats, so not an ideal "picturesque" beach experience that you might expect in other popular resort places in the Philippines. The staff was very willing to arrange motorbike transportation into town and other destinations as we requested, however there is very little near this resort in the way of amenities. Be prepared to walk! The pools were under constant construction during our stay and not really usable, but looked nice. Food was great by local standards, but it was the staff who made this a most enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed March 11, 2014

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    8.0
    Excellent
    daniel from New Zealand
    Group
    Double or Twin
    Stayed 5 nights in November 2013

    Nice layout swimming pool and restaurant”

    Restaurant, Swimming pool, friendly staff

    Relaxing place, good with a group of friends. Food in restaurant was good, not too cheap but but maybe normal price on the island. Pool was nice, other pool under construction might be nicer when that is finished. Beach is pretty but really good for swimming. Bat caves walking distance, worth a visit. Hagimit falls about 45 minutes away but worth a visit.

    Reviewed January 22, 2014

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    ZHANWANG from China
    Family with young children
    Double or Twin
    Stayed 5 nights in February 2016

    comfortable place”

    staff,environment,service

    nice place,comfortalbe,with a silence beach,very close to vainshing island and go to there for free

    Reviewed February 18, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Percenie from Philippines
    Couple
    Double or Twin
    Stayed 1 night in November 2014

    A nice place to stay”

    Romantic, clean and amazing

    I really enjoy staying overnight in this resort together with my fiancé. I love to go back here for more nights. I love the foods, romantic place and very clean. It was a great resort for couples too. Good luck and thank you maam son for a very nice resort and for the best accommodation.

    Reviewed November 18, 2014

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    8.3
    Excellent
    Jefferson from Philippines
    Couple
    Familial
    Stayed 1 night in November 2013

    very good, relaxing and nice”

    Quietness and peacefull, friendly staff and very clean

    It was all very good. My Wife and I enjoyed staying there with our Family very much. Staff is very friendly and helpfull. Place is very great and beautyfull. Alos enjoyed talking to the owner as a foreigner in French. All very good and no complaints at all.

    Reviewed December 01, 2013

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    avo from Estonia
    Couple
    Double or Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

    I like these cottages there”

    Nice garden, good service, pools are good

    Many blackouts on the Samal. Would be necessary to use the generators

    Reviewed April 20, 2014

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jessica from Philippines
    Group
    Familial
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    Great service”

    The rooms are gorgeous and worth the price. The staff always went beyond when it came to service and always tried to accommodate requests. Food is limited but every dish we tried was great. If you go there, look for genius, their friendly dog. :)

    Reviewed October 06, 2016

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    5.6
    Corinna from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Double or Twin
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    when we arrived at the resort the staffs aren't aware that we have reservation that day.”

    2 weeks before our vacation i confirmed w/ the resort about my booking through agoda.they replied that our reservation is confirmed. then 1 day before and on the day of our check in i keep on texting them on how can we get there,if they are going to fetch us at the port.they gave no reply.i tried to call but it cant be reached. as we arrived at the resort about 3pm the staffs were shocked when i told them about my reservation.bcos there is only 1 room available.they gave it to other walk-in customers. we're tired from our road trip and their going to tell us that we dont have a room!my dad told them that he's going to be wild and to our suprise one of the staff told us "ok lang mag wild kayo". what a good way to trigger your customers anger. good thing,they still manage to gave us room,the one that is beside the pool.but it is not what have i expected.during breakfast we have 6 free breakfast w/c is included in package and they gave additional 3meals. vanishing island tour is my fave

    Reviewed February 23, 2017

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    7.2
    Very good
    Klarisse from Philippines
    Group
    Double or Twin
    Stayed 1 night in August 2016

    Quite Good :)”

    Rooms are okay. We had fun staying late outside, and have a few drinks which by the way they charged us a corkage fee, hehe, Good breakfast too. Thanks for the free trip to Vanishing Island!

    Reviewed September 26, 2016

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    6.3
    Good
    Jacques from Canada
    Couple
    Double or Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

    NICE HOTEL BUT VERY QUIET”

    ROMANTIC, FOOD,

    We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and that was enough. There are only six rooms and we were the only ones at the resort. I asked for 2 extra towels and an extra pillow and they CHARGE for that. First time I ever get charged for basic ammenities in a hotel. The beach is very small and not that great. as we were the only ones you can imagine how quiet it was! The rooms are basic with no fridge, no safety box,they charge for extra towels or pillows. They advertise cable/sattelite TV but THERE IS NONE!! So you cannot watch television to relax at night when you come in after the hotel shuts down at 22:00 hrs. Also there are rats that run in the ceilings at night, so if you are a light sleeper, you might have a hard time to sleep. All in all, not a really good experience and would NOT stay there again.

    Reviewed May 09, 2015

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    6.8
    Good
    William from Canada
    Family with young children
    Familial
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

    Better for French than Filipinos”

    My Filipina partner, together with mother, daughter, son, sister and niece, found that the foreign guests were consistently treated better than they were, and there was a very clear sense that this was because Filipinos are not as welcome. From little details such as receiving chipped plates whereas westerners didn't, to being neglected at breakfast time, this left a cloud hanging over what was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime family holiday experience. I guess the name of this resort is quite fitting. Find somewhere else to spend your holiday if you are Filipino.

    Reviewed January 03, 2017

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