5 of the Best Hotels in Portugal with Cool Design Pieces

We have handpicked what we consider to be some of the best hotels in Portugal with Cool Design Pieces. Explore our picks below and book your stay.

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We have handpicked what we consider to be some of the best hotels in . Explore our picks below and book your stay.

Casa Mãe
Casa Mãe
Casa Mãe
Casa Mãe
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Lagos

Casa Mãe

Casa Mãe is a gorgeous five-star boutique hotel in the coastal town of Lagos, in the western part of the Algarve. With various accommodation options spread across distinct spaces, Casa Mãe perfectly blends traditional Algarvian architecture and minimalist style. The hotel features a big organic orchard, farm-to-table restaurant, triangular pool, spa with a rooftop pool, outdoor cinema, juice bar, and a concept store dedicated to Portuguese design.

A gorgeous boutique hotel in the Algarve tucked away beside the ancient city walls of Lagos, near a long sandy beach.

The Rebello Hotel & Spa
The Rebello Hotel & Spa
The Rebello Hotel & Spa
The Rebello Hotel & Spa
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Vila Nova de Gaia

The Rebello Hotel & Spa

The Rebello Hotel stems from the transformation of several stone factory buildings that provide breathtaking views of the Douro River and Porto’s historical centre. The Rebello boasts 103 suites, studios and rooms, a restaurant, an Ancient Roman-style spa, and a rooftop bar. The hotel’s name honours Porto's legacy of port wine warehousing and the traditional wooden cargo boats, called rabelos, that once sailed its waters.

The Rebello is a five-star aparthotel perched on the south bank of Porto's Douro River, spread over four 18th-century industrial buildings.

Vermelho Melides
Vermelho Melides
Vermelho Melides
Vermelho Melides
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Melides

Vermelho Melides

Vermelho is a boutique hotel located in the village of Melides in the Alentejo. It's the brainchild of designer Christian Louboutin who first fell in love with Melides over a decade ago. Entering through Vermelho's age-worn wooden doors feels like stepping into an art gallery adorned with the designers' eclectic collection of antiques, curious objects and art.

Each of the 13 rooms has been individually designed, providing a touch of Portuguese craftsmanship that makes it truly special. There are plenty of areas to unwind, such as the colourful gardens, a heated pool, the Indian Lounge, the excellent Restaurant XTian led by Chef David Abreu, and the adjacent hammered silver leaf Vermelho Bar.

Christian Louboutin has masterfully crafted Vermelho Melides, an exquisite boutique hotel nestled in a small Alentejo village.

Pátio do Tijolo
Pátio do Tijolo
Pátio do Tijolo
Pátio do Tijolo
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Bairro Alto

Pátio do Tijolo

Pátio do Tijolo is a 24-room boutique hotel that offers a hidden retreat in the centre of Lisbon. The hotel's design centres around its communal spaces, such as the garden patio, the kitchen and the 'Loureiro' lounge area. The interior spaces reveal a minimalist design with a neutral colour scheme punctuated by wood accents and soft textiles. The rooms, available in standard, superior, and family suite options, feature king-size beds or separate beds, with some boasting large windows and balconies that open up to the Lisbon skyline.

Pátio do Tijolo is a hidden boutique hotel in the heart of Lisbon, with a tranquil patio and rooms with beautiful views.

Quinta do Vallado
Quinta do Vallado
Quinta do Vallado
Quinta do Vallado
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Peso da Régua

Quinta do Vallado

Quinta do Vallado, established in 1716, is a boutique wine hotel in the stunning Douro Valley. It is one of Portugal's oldest and most famous Quinta wine estates. The original 18th-century manor house houses five charming rooms, while the new wing offers an additional eight rooms, some with balconies that overlook the stunning vineyards. The living room and restaurant boast impeccable Scandinavian-style decor. The picturesque garden features a lovely sun terrace with an outdoor pool.

A beautiful boutique hotel in one of the oldest and most famous wine estates in Douro Valley.

Tipografia do Conto
Tipografia do Conto
Tipografia do Conto
Tipografia do Conto
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Porto City Centre

Tipografia do Conto

Tipografia do Conto is a stunningly designed boutique hotel located in the emerging neighbourhood of Cedofeita in central Porto. The hotel's impressive design combines modernist architecture and vintage designer furniture with remarkable engraved texts in low relief on the concrete ceilings. There are 10 small but perfectly designed rooms and generous communal areas, including a library, living room, restaurant, and a garden with a 15-meter saltwater pool.

A stunning typography-themed boutique hotel with small but perfectly designed rooms, generous communal areas and a 15-metre saltwater pool.

Amaria
Amaria
Amaria
Amaria
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Aljezur

Amaria

Set in a former quinta (farm), Amaria is a boutique hotel situated in the pristine Costa Vicentina Natural Park, just a short drive from the town of Aljezur. Amaria offers 11 minimalist designed suites, all with their own private patio and garden views, alongside a spacious three-bedroom apartment. This is the kind of place you come to enjoy mornings filled with the sounds of the ocean and birdsong.

Set in a former quinta (farm), Amaria is a boutique hotel situated in the pristine Costa Vicentina Natural Park, near the town of Aljezur.

Pensão Agricola
Pensão Agricola
Pensão Agricola
Pensão Agricola
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Conceição de Tavira

Pensão Agricola

Pensão Agrícola is a stunning six-bedroom boutique hotel in the Algarve, nestled between Tavira and Cacela Velha. Enjoy a delicious breakfast on the shady terrace or light meals by the heated plunge pool. Your senses will be delighted by the scents of almond, carob, fig, orange, and olive trees. A gorgeous dinner is also available upon request. Trust us – you'll be in for a treat.

A stunning six-bedroom boutique hotel in a genuine Algarve countryside setting.

Memmo Príncipe Real
Memmo Príncipe Real
Memmo Príncipe Real
Memmo Príncipe Real
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Príncipe Real

Memmo Príncipe Real

Memmo Príncipe Real is a sleek and warm five-star boutique hotel located in the fashionable Príncipe Real neighbourhood of Lisbon. Designed by Portuguese architect Samuel Torres de Carvalho, it features 41 elegant bedrooms, some with outdoor fireplaces on the terrace. The interiors are decorated in luxurious and warm tones of green velvet, local limestone, oak floors and chandeliers from Santa & Cole. The hotel's collection of contemporary art by Portuguese artists showcases the neighbourhood's noble heritage.

A five-star contemporary boutique hotel with an old-world soul, in the fashionable district of Príncipe Real in Lisbon.

Casa do Rio Wine Hotel
Casa do Rio Wine Hotel
Casa do Rio Wine Hotel
Casa do Rio Wine Hotel
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Vila Nova de Foz Coa

Casa do Rio Wine Hotel

Casa do Rio, one of the best boutique hotels in Portugal and the sister hotel of Quinta do Vallado, is an impeccably designed eight-suite hotel with Scandinavian-style decor and a a stunning infinity pool with breathtaking views of the Douro River valley. Surrounded by organic vineyards and wildflowers, it's located in Vila Nova de Foz Coa, deep in the beautiful Douro wine region. We recommend a minimum two-night stay to fully appreciate the beauty of this remote location.

A boutique hotel in the Douro with beautiful vineyards, stylish Scandi decor and a dreamy infinity pool.

A Hospedaria
A Hospedaria
A Hospedaria
A Hospedaria
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Conceição de Tavira

A Hospedaria

A Hospedaria is a gorgeous rural hotel near Tavira and Cacela Velha, offering five suites with private patios, 2.7km from Cabanas beach. The breakfast is excellent, and dinner is available upon request. Enjoy the outdoor terrace with a small yet refreshing pool. This property is the sister hotel of the wonderful Pensão Agrícola, just a few meters away.

A small rural hotel near Tavira and Cacela Velha comprising five suites with private patios and a small shared pool.

Pa.te.os
Pa.te.os
Pa.te.os
Pa.te.os
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Melides

Pa.te.os

Pa.te.os is a collection of four stunning holiday homes in Melides designed by the well-known Portuguese architect Manuel Aires Mateus. Be surrounded by the gorgeous landscape of Alentejo at one of these four stunning architect-designed houses, available to rent individually or as a complete set. There’s a shared infinity swimming pool, serene courtyards, on-demand massages, and private yoga classes. Wake up to a delicious breakfast prepared in the comfort of your own house.

A collection of four stunning holiday homes in Melides designed by the well-known Portuguese architect Manuel Aires Mateus.

The Lisboans Apartments
The Lisboans Apartments
The Lisboans Apartments
The Lisboans Apartments
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Baixa (Downtown Lisbon)

The Lisboans Apartments

These serviced stylish apartments are set in a stunning townhouse right in the heart of Downtown Lisbon's Baixa neighbourhood, a stone's throw away from the best historical sightings. All the accommodation types showcase their exclusive interior design, with a choice of one to two bedrooms, and every living room comes furnished with a sofa bed. Daily cleaning, laundry services and breakfast are included, which is a lovely touch.

These serviced stylish apartments in Downtown Lisbon's Baixa neighbourhood are set in a beautifully restored 19th-century factory.

Immerso
Immerso
Immerso
Immerso
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Ericeira

Immerso

With surfing at its heart, Immerso is a chilled five-star boutique hotel in Ericeira, one of Portugal’s coolest surf towns. There are 37 rooms, an outdoor pool, a restaurant, a relaxing spa, a gym, yoga and lots of surf! Immerse yourself in nature's beauty as the hotel is surrounded by breathtaking ocean views, the scent of pine and citrus trees, and the refreshing sea breeze. It's located in Ericeira, Europe's only World Surfing Reserve. And here is the best part, Immerso is less than an hour’s drive from Lisbon.

With surfing at its heart, Immerso is a chilled five-star boutique hotel in Ericeira, one of Portugal’s coolest surf towns.

Companhia das Culturas
Companhia das Culturas
Companhia das Culturas
Companhia das Culturas
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Castro Marim

Companhia das Culturas

Companhia das Culturas is a quirky eco boutique hotel in Castro Marim, the Eastern Algarve. Surrounded by 40 acres of pine, cork, carob and olive trees, plus a biological garden, Companhia das Culturas offers nine uniquely decorated rooms, plus four apartments with kitchenettes, two swimming pools, a gorgeous hammam and plenty of spaces to hang out.

Quirky eco boutique hotel with beautiful vintage decor in Castro Marim, in the Eastern Algarve.

Casa das Janelas com Vista
Casa das Janelas com Vista
Casa das Janelas com Vista
Casa das Janelas com Vista
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Bairro Alto

Casa das Janelas com Vista

A Casa das Janelas com Vista is a cosy B&B tucked away on a peaceful street in Bairro Alto. The house is artistically decorated, where modern and designer furniture meets retro decor. Some of the rooms at 'The House of the Windows with a View' offer gorgeous views over a grid of steep cobblestoned streets, red-roofed townhouses, and the Tagus River in the distance. With only 12 rooms, six can be combined to make family suites.

A beautiful B&B with superb views in a peaceful street in the hip Bairro Alto.

Aethos Ericeira
Aethos Ericeira
Aethos Ericeira
Aethos Ericeira
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Ericeira

Aethos Ericeira

Aethos Ericeira is a 50-room boutique hotel nestled on the scenic surf coast of Portugal, less than an hour's drive north of Lisbon. Its design is inspired by the stunning hues and textures of the local beaches, dunes, and cliffs. Surrounded by nature, gazing over the Atlantic from a cliff, the hotel is a mere two-minute walk to the beach. There's a spa, a heated swimming pool, a gym and yoga classes - while the restaurant offers a locally sourced healthy menu.

Aethos Ericeira is a 50-room boutique hotel nestled on the scenic surf coast of Portugal, less than an hour's drive north of Lisbon.

Quinta da Côrte
Quinta da Côrte
Quinta da Côrte
Quinta da Côrte
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Valença do Douro

Quinta da Côrte

Quinta da Côrte is a boutique hotel in the Douro offering eight carefully designed rooms, including four in the Casa and four in the surrounding buildings, all offering views of the pretty valley. The rooms are adorned with embroidered metis bed linen, designer rugs, and walls hung with paintings, lithographs and pastels, while the bathrooms are entirely lined with delicately-toned Portuguese artisanal earthenware tiles. There's a seasonal outdoor pool and an onsite restaurant.

This eight-bedroom boutique hotel is set in a gorgeous wine estate that combines tradition, modernity and luxury with simplicity.

Azores Wine Company
Azores Wine Company
Azores Wine Company
Azores Wine Company
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Pico Island

Azores Wine Company

Azores Wine Company is a winery offering architect-designed serviced apartments on scenic Pico Island in the Azores. This winery pays homage to Azorean wine, capturing the tradition of old Pico wineries where people would drink, eat, and sleep. There's a tasting room, a restaurant, plus five stunning apartments, including four studios and a two-bedroom apartment. Savour rare wines in your own room with climate-controlled mini-wineries.

A one-of-a-kind winery offering architect-designed serviced apartments, on the stunningly scenic Pico Island in the Azores.

The Ivens
The Ivens
The Ivens
The Ivens
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Chiado

The Ivens

The Ivens Hotel is a five-star hotel set in an iconic 19th-century building in Chiado with 87 rooms, a buzzing bar and fun jungle vibes. Inspired by the expeditions of 19th-century explorers Roberto Ivens and Hermenegildo Capelo, the hotel's decoration pays homage to Portugal's Golden Age of Discovery, with rooms decorated in the colours and materials of the period. With views of the city or river, the rooms are all lit by Lisbon's beautiful light.

A five-star hotel set in an iconic 19th-century building in Lisbon with 87 rooms, a buzzing bar and fun jungle vibes.

Casa Marítima
Casa Marítima
Casa Marítima
Casa Marítima
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Comporta

Casa Marítima

This stunning five-bedroom villa near Pego and Carvalhal beaches in Comporta boasts a dreamy infinity pool and lush garden. Walk along the sensory path lined with fragrant rosemary, lavender, and more. The spacious villa features Comporta-style architecture, three double-bedroom suites, and an open-plan living room and kitchen that leads to an outdoor terrace. Decorated by Barracuda Interiors with a mix of Portuguese crafts and late-20th-century furniture, it also showcases a collection of ocean-related objects reflecting the owner's passion for the sea.

A stunning five-bedroom holiday home with a dreamy infinity pool and a lush garden in Comporta.

Flattered to be in Algarve
Flattered to be in Algarve
Flattered to be in Algarve
Flattered to be in Algarve
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Tavira

Flattered to be in Algarve

Located just a short walk from the picturesque Tavira's Old Town, these two beautifully designed minimalist apartments are set within the beautifully renovated Convento das Bernardas building - a former monastery transformed by the acclaimed Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura.

These serviced apartments feature two bedrooms, a living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, designer furniture,  100% Egyptian cotton Percale bed linen, and Oliófora toiletries - plus a breakfast basket is delivered to your door each morning. With breathtaking views of the Tavira saltpans and access to secluded beaches, the two apartments at Flattered to be in Algarve accommodate up to six guests each. The complex has two saltwater swimming pools.

Architect-designed holiday apartments facing the centuries-old Tavira saltpans.

Dá Licença
Dá Licença
Dá Licença
Dá Licença
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Estremoz

Dá Licença

Dá Licença is a boutique hotel in Estremoz amidst Alentejo's hills. It offers five opulent suites blending art and nature. Discover an art gallery, unwind by the round pool, and enjoy 360º views of the Serra d'Ossa forest and medieval castles. A sanctuary of marble, cork, and local craftsmanship awaits you.

A peaceful boutique hotel and art gallery with an impressive round pool set in a breathtaking location in the Alentejo countryside.

Herdade da Malhadinha Nova
Herdade da Malhadinha Nova
Herdade da Malhadinha Nova
Herdade da Malhadinha Nova
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Albernoa

Herdade da Malhadinha Nova

Herdade da Malhadinha Nova is a luxurious farmhouse with a spa, an infinity swimming pool, and a winery. It offers suites and villas across six housing units surrounded by vineyards, with some units featuring private pools. The interior is decorated with designer and artisanal items. The estate's spa offers a range of services, and the cuisine is created by Michelin-starred chef Joachim Koerper, using organic produce grown on the estate.

A luxurious farmhouse with an infinity swimming pool, a spa and a winery. All surrounded by the estate’s gorgeous vineyards.

Duas Portas
Duas Portas
Duas Portas
Duas Portas
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Foz do Douro

Duas Portas

Duas Portas is a family-run eight-bedroom boutique hotel in Porto. It's set in a beautifully renovated 19th-century townhouse with a tranquil garden, located directly in front of the mouth of the river Douro, a stone's throw from the beach. The interiors are minimalist – mixing bespoke builds, vintage Portuguese and sleek designer furniture.

Facing the mouth of the Douro River, a stone's throw from the sea, this perfectly restored townhouse is an oasis of tranquillity in the city.

Sublime Lisboa
Sublime Lisboa
Sublime Lisboa
Sublime Lisboa
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Amoreiras

Sublime Lisboa

Sublime Comporta has opened a sister hotel Lisbon, in the residential neighbourhood of Amoreiras. Sublime Lisboa is a boutique hotel with 15 rooms and suites set in an elegant Portuguese 20th-century townhouse. Each room features unique decor and handpicked objects, ranging in size from 30 to 56 square metres. The hotel offers a high-end concierge service to help guests design a personalised itinerary and make the most of their stay in Lisbon.

A 15-room luxury boutique hotel set in an elegant Portuguese 20th-century townhouse nestled in the residential area of Amoreiras.

Herdade do Ananás
Herdade do Ananás
Herdade do Ananás
Herdade do Ananás
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São Miguel Island

Herdade do Ananás

Herdade do Ananás is a small hotel set on a pineapple plantation on São Miguel island. Enjoy elegant rooms, vintage furniture, breakfast with local produce, a fire circle, a spa in a pineapple greenhouse, complimentary bicycles, a farm-to-table restaurant and an organic vegetable garden. The hotel highly values sustainability, with eco-friendly practices like autonomous irrigation, rainwater collection, and reused furniture.

This eco-friendly farm-stay is set in a famous pineapple plantation in the gorgeous Azores’ island of São Miguel.

Village by BOA
Village by BOA
Village by BOA
Village by BOA
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Porto City Centre

Village by BOA

A 19th-century neighbourhood in Porto has been turned into 40 accommodation units across five restored buildings. Village by BOA features fully furnished apartments ranging from one to two bedrooms, designed with natural materials and a neutral colour scheme. The hotel's web app allows guests to manage reservations and book tours, while The Space, a penthouse venue atop the building, hosts exclusive boutique events.

A collection of 40 serviced apartments spanning five beautifully restored buildings in a historic Porto neighbourhood.

The Modernist
The Modernist
The Modernist
The Modernist
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Faro

The Modernist

The Modernist offers six minimalist apartment-style suites in the centre of Faro. Set in a genuine 1970s modernist building, each suite has been restored with full respect for the original mid-century modern design. There's a shared garden patio, a rooftop where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, and an outdoor shower. Discover Faro's architectural gems with the self-walking tour created for guests.

Six minimalist apartment-like suites with a wonderful 1970s vibe, set in a genuine modernist building in the heart of Faro.

Rosa Et Al Townhouse
Rosa Et Al Townhouse
Rosa Et Al Townhouse
Rosa Et Al Townhouse
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Porto City Centre

Rosa Et Al Townhouse

Rosa Et Al Townhouse is a seven-bedroom boutique hotel, housed in an 18th-century townhouse, boasting sleek mid-century furniture, a garden, and all-day brunch made. The townhouse also features a coffee shop, restaurant, concept store, outdoor patios, and a luminous skylight private library. It is run by siblings Emanuel and Patrícia and was a pioneer in the Bombarda neighbourhood and one of the first boutique hotels in Porto.

A seven-bedroom boutique hotel set in an 18th-century townhouse, with sleek mid-century furniture, a garden and all-day brunch.

Casa do Conto
Casa do Conto
Casa do Conto
Casa do Conto
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Porto City Centre

Casa do Conto

Casa do Conto is a striking boutique hotel in Porto's emerging Cedofeita neighbourhood. Originally a 19th-century townhouse destroyed by a fire, the hotel is a stunning example of modernist architecture designed by owner and architect Alexandra Coutinho. The spacious concrete suites are furnished with a mix of designer and period pieces, and guests can enjoy a cosy living room and garden and a delicious home-cooked breakfast. The hotel is slightly outside the historical centre but within walking distance of major attractions.

A boutique hotel in Porto, set in a striking building with concrete suites and a mix of designer and period furniture.

Open House
Open House
Open House
Open House
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Arraiolos

Open House

Experience a fusion of minimalist design and authentic Alentejo charm at Casas Caiadas Open House, a four-bedroom boutique guesthouse in the tranquil village of Arraiolos. Set in a historic building that once hosted a renowned bakery and 19th-century refuge, it features stylishly designed rooms and a rooftop pool with panoramic views. Just an hour's drive from Lisbon.

A four-bedroom guesthouse with minimalist architecture and design pieces located in Arraiolos, a peaceful village in Alentejo.

Flattered to be in Porto
Flattered to be in Porto
Flattered to be in Porto
Flattered to be in Porto
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Foz do Douro

Flattered to be in Porto

Flattered to be in Porto offers beautifully designed serviced apartments located by the beach in the seaside district of Foz do Douro. The five uniquely decorated apartments were renovated by local architects Barbosa & Guimarães. Design lovers will admire the bespoke bookcases, vintage furniture, designer lighting, and sumptuous fabrics. Some of the apartments enjoy lots of natural light and sea views.

Beautifully designed serviced apartments situated by the beach in Porto.

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