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“Great choice, prices for everyone, but moft of the items are a bit costly”
Review of Spinners Web Kenya

Spinners Web Kenya
Ranked #3 of 44 Shopping in Nairobi
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Reviewed 26 November 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.

1  Thank Lillemusen
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Reviewed 7 July 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.

1  Thank bellabolivia7
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Reviewed 30 August 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.

1  Thank ranjana_ranjana
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

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.

1  Thank raine10_12
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Management response:Responded 9 July 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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Reviewed 25 May 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.

4  Thank Elisa D
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