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“Good shopping for crafts and presents but let down by cafe” 4 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 #6 of 33 Shopping in Nairobi
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good shopping for crafts and presents but let down by cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We visit this shop regularly for soft furnishings and presents for family back home in the UK. The prices are reasonable, there is no hassle or need to barter and it is in safe and pleasant surroundings. Unfortunately the service at the cafe is awful. The food is nice but the service is very poor and this puts us off visiting for a snack. You may have to sit 10+ mins before being served and then the food takes forever and is often wrong or not complete. If I owned this store I would focus on fixing this - if the cafe improved I am sure people would visit just to have a nice snack in nice surroundings and then probably buy some products whilst there.

Visited November 2013
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Lake District, England
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great shopping but cafe is a real let down”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

We come here regularly to buy gifts to take back to UK. Nice environment with no hassle from sellers. Everything priced so no need to barter. We would come here more often and use the cafe (as would many of our friends) but the service is terrible. Very slow and unwelcoming. If i ran the store i would sort this out as it would lead to a significant increase in visitors. Real shame.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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388 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Great choice, prices for everyone, but moft of the items are a bit costly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The place is not a central one, but it is very spacious, has a good parking and a small cafe (coffee not bad at all, there is pizza, not much of a food choice) and a garden. It is quiet and relaxing inside, photography not allowed, though. Staff are very nice and friendly, but sometimes payment process can get a bit slow, especially if there are two customers with full bags.
Offer is really great and most of the things are not just low quality ones that you can get on outdoor markets (but some are the same one you can probably get cheaper on some of those markets). There are many typically African souvenirs, exotic and rare to find. Many of the items available are just for decoration and will have no practical purpose, some are just silly, childish or pretentious, and some have practical value. Recommendation - really nice scarves. Downside - high prices.
You will probably be required to leave your bad at the entrance (there is a guard).
At the moment they also have some old, second hand books for 100KES.
All in all, nice experience. Almost surely one might find gifts for everyone there.

Visited November 2013
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Diriamba, Nicaragua
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52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good selection of quality product”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We didn't purchase much since we have wine taste on beer budget. However, the selection and quality were excellent. Not the stuff you would buy on the roadside stands.

Visited June 2013
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Over priced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 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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