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Sumners Ponds Fishery & Campsite

4.5 (427 reviews)

Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite is a unique and beautiful spot set in tranquil West Sussex countryside amongst 100 acres of lakes, woodland and pasture.AA South East Campsite of the Year 2017

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The campsite itself boasts high quality campsite facilities, acres of woodland, a working farm and fishing lakes. All this in a beautiful and secluded setting which is perfect for just relaxing, or for the more active, exploring the many footpaths and safe cycle-ways within and around the site.

There are three camping areas at Sumners Ponds; Bluebell Park, Ribbon Park and Sumners Park. There are a total of a total of 90 pitches in these camping area, all of which have electric hook-up available. They are a mixture of grass and hardstanding gravel pitches some of which are positioned on the edge of the lakes and others in more family orientated areas of the site.

We have two Lakeside Log Cabins, each with its own character and charm, enjoying an enviable setting with their own private fishing veranda. These superb log cabins boast fantastic views over the lake and offer a paradise to fishermen and nature lovers alike.

Our Shepherd's Huts are quirky and beautifully handcrafted. They are ideal for a quick stop over or a romantic weekend away. All four of the Shepherd's Huts are located in the Sumners Park with 'Old George' and 'Gabriel' boasting views from the bank of the Sumners Lake. Also breakfast is included!

Our Safari Tent, Swallow's Hide, is the ultimate in luxury camping and would tempt even the most reluctant campers. Situated on the bank of the Sumners Lake the outlook and atmosphere is unrivalled.

Availability

Hard standing pitch with electric (Bluebell Park)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 8 hours ago
  • All pitches have electric hook-ups available. Bluebell Park also has its own dedicated toilet and shower block.

This area is most suited to families with young children as there is a children’s play area in the middle of the camping park, is set slightly away from the lakes and is also adjacent to the Bluebell Woods. Bluebell Park also has its own dedicated toilet and shower block. All pitches have electric hook-ups available.

Features

Hard standing pitch
Electric hook-up
Pet friendly
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Grass standing pitch with electric (Bluebell Park)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 3 days ago
  • All pitches have electric hook-ups available. Bluebell Park also has its own dedicated toilet and shower block.

This area is most suited to families with young children as there is a children’s play area in the middle of the camping park, is set slightly away from the lakes and is also adjacent to the Bluebell Woods. Bluebell Park also has its own dedicated toilet and shower block. All pitches have electric hook-ups available.

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Grass pitch
Electric hook-up
Pet friendly
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Serviced hard standing pitch (Ribbon Park)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Last booked 2 days ago
  • Ribbon Park is large and spacious and is ideal for larger units. All Pitches have electric and water hook-ups available.

This area is situated between The Farm Pond and The Ribbon Lake and is ideal for anglers and campers of all ages. Ribbon Park is large and spacious and is ideal for larger units. This camping park shares a large toilet and shower block with Sumners Park. All Pitches have electric and water hook-ups available.

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Hard standing pitch
Electric hook-up
Water point
Pet friendly
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Serviced grass standing pitch (Ribbon Park)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 1 day ago
  • Ribbon Park is large and spacious and is ideal for larger units. All Pitches have electric and water hook-ups available.

This area is situated between The Farm Pond and The Ribbon Lake and is ideal for anglers and campers of all ages. Ribbon Park is large and spacious and is ideal for larger units. This camping park shares a large toilet and shower block with Sumners Park. All Pitches have electric and water hook-ups available.

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Grass pitch
Electric hook-up
Water point
Pet friendly
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Serviced lakeside hard standing pitch on farm pond (Ribbon Park)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 3 days ago
  • Ribbon Park is large and spacious and is ideal for larger units. All Pitches have electric and water hook-ups available.

This area is situated between The Farm Pond and The Ribbon Lake and is ideal for anglers and campers of all ages. Ribbon Park is large and spacious and is ideal for larger units. This camping park shares a large toilet and shower block with Sumners Park. All Pitches have electric and water hook-ups available.

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Hard standing pitch
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Water point
Pet friendly
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Hard standing pitch with electric (Sumners Park)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 1 day ago
  • All Pitches have electric hook-ups available. This camping park shares a large toilet and shower block with Ribbon Park.

This area is the original camping area situated around The Sumners Lake and The Farm Pond. Sumners Park is the most tranquil and generally the most peaceful area of the site and is most suited to those wanting to fish and the majority of pitches are lakeside or come with a view of the water. This camping park shares a large toilet and shower block with Ribbon Park. All Pitches have electric hook-ups available.

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Electric hook-up
Hard standing pitch
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Lakeside hard standing pitch with electric on farm pond (Sumners Park)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 3 days ago
  • All Pitches have electric hook-ups available. This camping park shares a large toilet and shower block with Ribbon Park.

This area is the original camping area situated around The Sumners Lake and The Farm Pond. Sumners Park is the most tranquil and generally the most peaceful area of the site and is most suited to those wanting to fish and the majority of pitches are lakeside or come with a view of the water. This camping park shares a large toilet and shower block with Ribbon Park. All Pitches have electric hook-ups available.

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Hard standing pitch
Electric hook-up
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Lakeside hard standing pitch with electric on Sumners Lake (Sumners Park)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 41 minutes ago
  • All Pitches have electric hook-ups available. This camping park shares a large toilet and shower block with Ribbon Park.

This area is the original camping area situated around The Sumners Lake and The Farm Pond. Sumners Park is the most tranquil and generally the most peaceful area of the site and is most suited to those wanting to fish and the majority of pitches are lakeside or come with a view of the water. This camping park shares a large toilet and shower block with Ribbon Park. All Pitches have electric hook-ups available.

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Electric hook-up
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Grass standing rally field pitch without electric (Allocated on arrival)

  • Max 4 pets
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 5 days ago
  • This area is a large camping field situated in the same area as the Ribbon Lake. This area is perfect for anglers and campers of all ages wanting to e

This area is a large camping field situated in the same area as the Ribbon Lake. This area is perfect for anglers and campers of all ages wanting to enjoy back to basics camping with beautiful views across the Ribbon Lake.

All grass pitches are 10m x 10m and are non-electric

All pitches are un-allocated until arrival.

The Rally Field shares a large toilet block with Ribbon Park and Sumners Park

Back to basics camping.

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Grass pitch
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Electric hook-up
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Family Field

  • Max 2 pets
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Trailer tents
  • The Family Field is a fantastic area in a more secluded part of the farm away from the campsite. Ideally suited to groups or large family bookings.

The hire of the Family Field includes exclusive use of this particular part of Sumners with it’s very own mini Shower Block, Toilets, electric hook-up and Fire Pit provided.

The Family Field is available for the following units;

Tents

Campervans

Trailer Tents

Caravans and Motorhomes are not permitted to stay in the Family Field.

There is a maximum group booking size of no more than 10 units and 24 people to stay in the Family Field with 2 nights minimum stay for all bookings.

The Family Field is NOT to be used for parties, day events, illegal or commercial purposes.

We ask that you and your group behave in a responsible manner at all times, any anti- social behaviour will not be accepted. We DO NOT permit Stag or Hen Party bookings at Sumners Ponds.

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Grebe Lodge

Use of electric and gas is inclusive as well as bed linen for all beds and sofa beds. Towels are provided, guests will need to bring their own washing up liquid, bin bags etc. A maximum of two well behaved dogs are welcome at a charge of £20 each per week.

We require a security deposit of £200 for log cabin bookings. This is payable on arrival and will then be returned on departure day.

Our self-catering Norwegian log cabins stand overlooking the Sumners Lake. Fishing on Sumners is included with your stay. Guests are welcome to fish the other lakes which are near-by but will need to purchase a day ticket. All cabin residents have access to the other facilities on site

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Moorhen Lodge

Use of electric and gas is inclusive as well as bed linen for all beds and sofa beds. Towels are provided, guests will need to bring their own washing up liquid, bin bags etc. A maximum of two well behaved dogs are welcome at a charge of £20 each per week.

We require a security deposit of £200 for log cabin bookings. This is payable on arrival and will then be returned on departure day.

Our self-catering Norwegian log cabins stand overlooking the Sumners Lake. Fishing on Sumners is included with your stay. Guests are welcome to fish the other lakes which are near-by but will need to purchase a day ticket. All cabin residents have access to the other facilities on site

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Iris Lodge

Iris and Lily Lodge are light and spacious, with tasteful furnishing and are fully equipped to a high standard. Both Cabins have their own fishing platform and have fantastic views of the Sumners lake. The lodges sleep 6 in total with 3 bedrooms (1 room with a double bed & en-suite bathroom, 1 room with a double bed and the last room with 2 single beds). With regret no dogs are permitted to stay in Iris and Lily Lodge.

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Lily Lodge

Iris and Lily Lodge are light and spacious, with tasteful furnishing and are fully equipped to a high standard. Both Cabins have their own fishing platform and have fantastic views of the Sumners lake. The lodges sleep 6 in total with 3 bedrooms (1 room with a double bed & en-suite bathroom, 1 room with a double bed and the last room with 2 single beds). With regret no dogs are permitted to stay in Iris and Lily Lodge.

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Swallows Hide luxury safari tent

Our Safari Tent, Swallow’s Hide, is the ultimate in luxury camping and would tempt even the most reluctant campers. Situated on the bank of the Sumners Lake, the outlook and atmosphere is unrivalled.

The tent itself can sleep a family of four between two bedrooms, one room with a king-size bed and one room with a bunk bed. All the bed linen is supplied.

The log burning stove will keep you cosy and warm even in the winter months. Towels are not provided.

Use of the showers blocks and electricity is included. Free Wi-Fi is available in Swallow’s Hide. Arrival time for Swallow’s Hide is any time after 4.00pm and departure is before 10am.

Features

Sleeps a family of four
Bed linen
Log burning stove
Showers blocks and electricity is included
Free Wi-Fi
Private veranda overlooking the Sumners Lake
A “smart” satellite television with catch-up services
A BBQ, fridge, cooking equipment, glassware, crockery and cutlery are provided
A drinking water tap is available on the veranda
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Willow's Hide luxury safari tent

Situated on the bank of Sumners Lake, the outlook and atmosphere of this Safari Tent is unrivalled, with the bifold windows allowing stunning views of the lake at all times of the year.

Willow's Hide comes with fresh running water, a fully equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi, comfy beds and a bathroom with a flushing toilet and shower. The tent itself can sleep a family of 6 between two double bedrooms and a cupboard bed. Use of electric and gas is inclusive, and all the bed linen and towels are provided. Guests will need to bring their own washing up liquid, bin bags etc

Willow's Hide has its own fishing platform and has fantastic views of the Sumners Lake. Fishing on Sumners Lake is included with your stay. Guests are welcome to fish the other lakes which are near-by, but will need to purchase a day ticket. All cabin residents have access to the other facilities on site.

Arrival time for the Safari Tents is after 4.00pm and departure is before 10am

We require a security deposit of £200 for bookings. This is payable on arrival and will then be returned on departure day.

Features

Sleeps a family of Six
Bed linen
Private Shower and electricity is included
Free Wi-Fi
Private veranda overlooking the Sumners Lake
A “smart” satellite television with catch-up services
A BBQ, Gas hob & oven, fridge, cooking equipment, glassware, crockery and cutler
Drinking water and sink
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Small garden pod

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 bedroom
  • Max 2 pets
  • Last booked 2 days ago
  • A Standard Pod which can accommodate up to two adults and two small children. At each pod there is a picnic table exclusively for your use.

A Standard Pod which can accommodate up to two adults and two small children.

Experience camping in a pod, the best way to camp! The concept is to bring all your own equipment less the tent – so you need to bring your own bedding including mattress or camp bed, cooking equipment and anything else you think you might need for a camping trip. Best of all you will be cosy and warm with no wet tent to pack away at the end of your stay.

The pod consists of lockable double doors, carpeted flooring, electric heater and lighting with the use of a double plug socket. There is also a small decking area on each of the pods for use as a seating and cooking area. At each pod there is a picnic table exclusively for your use.

Use of the showers blocks and electricity is included. Fishing is separate and tickets can be purchased when you arrive.

Features

Carpeted flooring
Electric heater
Electric lighting
Double plug socket
Pod decking area
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Family garden pod

A Family Pod can accommodate up to five adults.

Experience camping in a pod, the best way to camp! The concept is to bring all your own equipment less the tent – so you need to bring your own bedding including mattress or camp bed, cooking equipment and anything else you think you might need for a camping trip. Best of all you will be cosy and warm with no wet tent to pack away at the end of your stay.

The pod consists of lockable double doors, carpeted flooring, electric heater and lighting with the use of a double plug socket. There is also a small decking area on each of the pods for use as a seating and cooking area. At each pod there is a picnic table exclusively for your use.

Use of the showers blocks and electricity is included. Fishing is separate and tickets can be purchased when you arrive.

Features

Carpeted flooring
Electric heater
Electric lighting
Double plug socket
Pod decking area
Pet friendly
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Small lakeside pod

The Lakeside Pods are located on the Sumners Lake or Farm Pond and can sleep up to two adults and two small children.

Experience camping in a pod, the best way to camp! The concept is to bring all your own equipment less the tent – so you need to bring your own bedding including mattress or camp bed, cooking equipment and anything else you think you might need for a camping trip. Best of all you will be cosy and warm with no wet tent to pack away at the end of your stay.

The pod consists of lockable double doors, carpeted flooring, electric heater and lighting with the use of a double plug socket. There is also a small decking area on each of the pods for use as a seating and cooking area. At each pod there is a picnic table exclusively for your use.

Use of the showers blocks and electricity is included. Fishing is separate and tickets can be purchased when you arrive.

Features

Carpeted flooring
Electric heater
Electric lighting
Double plug socket
Pet friendly
Pod decking area
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Family lakeside pod

The Family Lakeside Pods are located on the Sumners Lake or Farm Pond and can sleep up to five adults.

Experience camping in a pod, the best way to camp! The concept is to bring all your own equipment less the tent – so you need to bring your own bedding including mattress or camp bed, cooking equipment and anything else you think you might need for a camping trip. Best of all you will be cosy and warm with no wet tent to pack away at the end of your stay.

The pod consists of lockable double doors, carpeted flooring, electric heater and lighting with the use of a double plug socket. There is also a small decking area on each of the pods for use as a seating and cooking area. At each pod there is a picnic table exclusively for your use.

Use of the showers blocks and electricity is included. Fishing is separate and tickets can be purchased when you arrive.

Features

Carpeted flooring
Electric lighting
Electric heating
Double plug socket
Pod decking area
Pet friendly
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Lakeside Shepherds Hut

Sumners Ponds is home to four luxury handcrafted bespoke Shepherd's Huts! Each can accommodate up to two people on a fixed double bed. These quirky and beautiful huts are ideal for a quick stop over or a romantic weekend away and are positioned in some of the most stunning areas the Sumners grounds. To top it all off our Shepherd's Huts are run on a B&B basis so breakfast is included each morning.

Arrival and departure dates can only be Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays or Saturdays. There is a minimum booking of two nights required.

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Shepherds Hut

Sumners Ponds is home to four luxury handcrafted bespoke Shepherd's Huts! Each can accommodate up to two people on a fixed double bed. These quirky and beautiful huts are ideal for a quick stop over or a romantic weekend away and are positioned in some of the most stunning areas the Sumners grounds. To top it all off our Shepherd's Huts are run on a B&B basis so breakfast is included each morning.

Arrival and departure dates can only be Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays or Saturdays. There is a minimum booking of two nights required.

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Robin's Nest

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • Max 2 pets
  • Last booked 2 days ago
  • Robin's Nest is situated on the popular Farm Pond, it is light and cosy with tasteful furnishing and is fully equipped to a high standard.

Use of electric and gas is inclusive as well as bed linen for the double bed. Towels are provided, but guests will need to bring their own washing up liquid, bin bags etc. There is a compact kitchen with fridge, gas hob and a bathroom with a toilet and shower.

Robin's Nest has its own fishing platform and has fantastic views of the Farm Pond. Fishing on Farm Pond is included with your stay. Guests are welcome to fish the other lakes which are near-by, but will need to purchase a day ticket. All cabin residents have access to the other facilities on site.

We require a security deposit of £200 for bookings. This is payable on arrival and will then be returned on departure day.

Features

1 x Double bed
Sleeps two persons
Towels provided
Compact kitchen with fridge and gas hob
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429 Reviews

All reviews featured on Campstead.com have been submitted by genuine customers who have stayed at the park.


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Good location

Park, Jeff - 24/09/2022

4

Staff helpful. Shower block and toilets the best I've come across. I go for the fishing they claim to have five lakes but the main one sumners lake you cannot fish unless you have a lake side pitch . Match and bettys lake are not far but with fishing gear a short drive. So having a motor home having to unhook and store not worth the hassle. Another down point there are no half day fishing permits. At £12 a day that's expensive for a few hours. But a lovely clean site good walks and pub short walk

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Mostly nice.....

Moore, Lawrence - 24/09/2022

4

Almost everything about this site is spot on, except the elsan toilet emptying point, I have commented on this several times, its dark and the floor is always wet with wet stuff, very unpleasant.

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Lovely canpsite

Pollard, Marie - 23/09/2022

4

Its pretty and has a great atmosphere. Everything has been thought of in the design of the shower block in Ribbon park and its very clean. I have been visiting campsites for years and I would go to say that this is the best shower block I have seen. Pitches are a good size and staff are really friendly. I have been to Sumners Pond numerous times over the years. Another attraction for us is the cafe and the cake! However, on this occasion we were so disappointed. We all ordered our cake as we usually do and was completely shocked when the slices cut were at its thickest point 1cm. One was cut so thin it wasnt even the full slice, they obviously realised and cut a further small slither. We usually can't stop raving about the cake here but this time it was the complete opposite. It definitely wasn't worth nearly £4 a slice. Although we will back as we love the site, next time we will bake our own cake! If it wasn't for this I would have given a 5 rating.

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Bang on, site

Howe, Graham - 23/09/2022

4

Good pub and village shop a couple of minutes away, stoped on bluebell field ,good pitches, good staff, shower block small only 2 shower cubicles and they where to powerful and wet everything in cubicle, plenty of walks on site and serounding are.

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Getting Away

Stevens, Craig - 23/09/2022

5

Overall the site is very clean, well maintained.The facilities are excellent - cleaned regularly.The grounds are gorgeous, wooded area for the dog to roam, loads of fishing areas, lovely walks along the South Downs way.Private pitch, tucked in between some hedges - perfect for our weekend away

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Excellent stay

Bassett, Emma - 23/09/2022

5

The facilities are the best I’ve seen at a campsite and thoroughly cleaned throughout the day. Staff are lovely. Cafe is great, but can get quite busy. The camp site was quite and our pitch was big enough.

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Very cosy!

Green, Steve - 22/09/2022

4

Excellent site and very comfy shepherds hut. would be so much better if there was was water and milk available as there is a fridge.

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Very Friendly helpful Staff site clean

Evans, Michael - 22/09/2022

4

Overall happy just a couple of CommentsThe Cafe/Bar closes at 4 pm nothing in the Evening little disappointingDog walking I know you have two off-lead areas for dogs that are payable and safe, but as a Camper thought it should be included or an area that can be let off Thanks again will return

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Really enjoyed ourselves all werk

Thornby, Michael - 21/09/2022

5

I think the fishing should be included with your pitch as it’s very expensive per night

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Robins Nest

Peake, Matthew - 20/09/2022

4

Sumners pond is picture perfect & very relaxing but unfortunately it’s becoming very expensive to stay there.

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97.7% would stay here again

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