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“Over priced” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Spinners Web Kenya

Spinners Web Kenya
Getathuru Gardens, off Peponi Road | Spring Valley, Nairobi, Kenya
254-020-2072629
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Ranked #8 of 14 Shopping in Nairobi
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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“Over priced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I had read reviews about this shop and was interested to check out the shop. They have a lot of products, good variety however they are over priced. You can get better prices at the Giraffe Centre Gift Shop or the Intercontinental Hotel Gift Shop, the quality is at par or better. Very nice and clean shop.

Visited August 2012
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“Soooo posh.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

This place is like the Mayfair part of London . Comparing to Nairobi markets. Its cool quiet and relaxing. The coffee shop is great, I had the best samosa ever. My husband had the carrot cake (lovely)
Yes it's pricey, but hey you don't get hassled and the place is a heavenly retreat for shoppers easy to find.
I would tell everyone go go go.

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, Manager at Spinners Web Kenya, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our shop and for comparing it to the famous Mayfair of London!

We work hard to make Spinner's Web a safe, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere for shopping at your leisure. I am so pleased to read that you found it to be so and enjoyed our coffee shop as well.

As you note, this is not a market and prices are fair for the high quality products offered. Many of these will not be found elsewhere. We also support many co-operative groups so the money is definately going to a good cause.

We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Kenya.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“A good place to pick up high quality Kenyan crafts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Spinner's web is a great one-stop shop for good quality crafts - from pottery to bead work to rugs and clothing. You get to see the best of Kenyan craftsmanship under one roof - and the carrot cake at the Cafe is wonderful. Having said that, the goods are a bit pricey. If you're on a budget you may fare better at the weekly Maasai markets at Village Market (Fridays), Westgate (Tuesday), Yaya (Sundays). But be prepared to haggle. Spinner's web is an entirely more relaxed affair.

Visited May 2012
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Arusha, Tanzania
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“Best Quality and Original Unique Gifts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Not to be missed if you appreciate quality handmade products! A lovely peaceful setting with high quality original and unique gift items.

The variety of crafts is amazing from handmade quality leather goods, to woven wall hangings, jewellery to items made from coffee wood such as bowls.

The shop is a cooperative with the products arriving direct from the artisans so the prices are fair. Each artisan has a room or a section - my favourite room has to be the leather shop in the main house as you enter to your left - I think it is called Aranibar, with very original products with so much variety - you can even go to their workshop to see how they make their products. I bought beautiful leather cushions and table mats.

It was great that they also have a coffee shop so you can take a break in between shopping!

Visited April 2012
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“A lovely peaceful shopping experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

For travellers who visit Kenya and want to take home some souvenirs, but don't want the hassle of going to the Markets where traders follow you, you have to haggle for a decent price, you get hot and sweaty and you just don't get a chance to window shop- Spinners web is the perfect place.
I now live in Nairobi and go once a month and always leave with something. I also take all our visitors there and they always but things to take home. It has nearly everything you can buy at the markets and the prices are reasonable. There is a little cafe and the staff are lovely and friendly.
Definately worth a visit.

Visited March 2012
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, Manager at Spinners Web Kenya, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Many thanks for your review.

How wonderful to read that residents in Kenya enjoy their shopping experience at Spinner's Web and keep coming back and bringing their visitors!

It is true that we do stock many of the products that can be found at the markets with an innovative twist. With over 200 vendors and consignees, many of which can only be found at Spinners Web, such as Art Coco, Aranibar leather, Kenya Weaverbird and others, this is a one stop outlet for a wide ranfge of arts and crafts from around Africa.

We look forward to welcoming you back and hope that you continue to enjoy shopping at Spinner's.
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