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Orba Garra Spa Camden
Orba Garra Spa Camden
Unit no. 11 and 12,
Camden Market Hall, London, NW1 8Q
United Kingdom

Fish Spa

Orba Garra Spa Camden
Unit no. 11 and 12,
Camden Market Hall, London, NW1 8Q
United Kingdom

Opening hours

Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • eVouchers not accepted

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Orba Garra Spa Camden

Take time out for your hard-working feet at the Orba Spa launching in Camden Market Hall opposite Camden Station. Feet are in for a treat with Garra Rufa fish therapy and Orba Originals Naturally No Nonsense Skincare. Following relaxing fish therapy feet are refreshed with a selection of our renowned creams for essential skin-softening, rebalancing and rehydrating care!

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Verified review Visited August 2011
Posted 3 years ago
I went for a fish pedicure out of sheer curiosity, not expecting it to actually do much for my feet but it was surprisingly effective. My feet felt baby-soft, and the effects lasted for ages. The experience itself was funny and a bit strange, but by no means unpleasant. My one criticism would be that I don't think this place can really call itself a spa, it is basically a market stall and is not very relaxing as it is surrounded by slogan tshirt stands, keyrings, loud music and staring passers-by. But the treatment itself was excellent and I would go again.

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Posted 3 years ago
I booked my appointment over the phone and was immediately struck by how efficient the booking system was. The staff were absolutely lovely - really upbeat and positive. The location isn't the best because it's smack-abng in the centre of the markets and you do feel like you're on display a little bit. However, there's also a collection of magazines so you pretty much forget where you are once you start reading. Overall, I really enjoyed the treatment - I'm not sure how effective it was but it was definitely worth a laugh and it's pretty good value. I would definitely recommend this as a fun thing to do if you're out shopping in Camden with a friend.

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Verified review Visited October 2011
Posted 3 years ago
The location of the venue was in the market so felt a little bit like a fish myself as everyone walking by would stop and stare. However, I see this is a good marketing technique. Good value for money as it would have been a lot more expensive without the voucher.

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Verified review Visited August 2011
Posted 3 years ago
The venue is close to my work place, took me a very short time to get there . It is a pretty straight forward treatment. I feel unsure how much of a pedicure I had and now feeling all so scared with all the hype that a fish pedicure could transmit viral illnesses. I did not get the cream as I was informed it was not part of the deal though it clearly stated so on my voucher. I am pretty sure I will not be having a fish pedicure in the future,

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Verified review Visited October 2011
Posted 3 years ago
This was a terrible experience. Let me clarify: I have no idea whether the place is any good, because over the period of 4 weeks or so during which I tried to book a session for myself and a friend, Orba Spa utterly failed to respond to any of my calls or e-mails (the telephone number given on the voucher was a non-existent one) - even after Wahanda customer services had contacted them on my behalf. What a disaster - I would urge everyone to be very careful before buying anything at this place.

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Verified review Visited October 2011
Posted 3 years ago
The experience was ok. it was not overly unpleasant but the venue and the ambience was not inviting at all.

No disrespect to the company or staff but i would not go here again

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Verified review Visited October 2011
Posted 3 years ago
The staff just didn't seem to care. I got plonked down at the fish tank and then ignored. This is the only time I have not left a tip for a beauty treatment as I felt ignored. When I asked, nicely, about the included foot cream, I was told they are "always out of that item" but "do pop back because we sometimes get it in". It was good value on the Wahanda deal but I wouldn't go here again. I like my beauty treatments to come with some human warmth.I felt like an unwanted visitor.

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Verified review Visited October 2011
Posted 3 years ago
I regularly go for fish pedicures and I like visting different places, but Orba was the worst - it wasn't clean or appealing at all. I was concerned as to how hygienic it was for the poor fish! I wouldn't recommend it nor will I be going there again.

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Verified review Visited October 2011
Posted 3 years ago
The venue is situated in the quirky Camden market hall. The whole set up is very basic but very vibrant as well. The fish tanks look well cared for and clean and customers are given a water spray and towel to wash the feet before getting into the tank. And as for the fish nibbling the thick skin - sheer bliss! You end up with good looking feet feeling very soft to the touch. Recommended though I did not get the advertised foot moisturizer afterwards.

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Verified review Visited August 2011
Posted 3 years ago
A central location in camden market so busy and lots of passers by looking in. I had been before having used the voucher I bought for someone else who couldn't use this.The man managing this was very pleasent as before and jovial. I'm still not sure of the hygiene element but seems to be okay with others and there is clearly a filter in the tanks.

Central venue at very good price and pleasant staff but would prefer somewher less public and quieter so I can enjoy the experience.

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Verified review Visited August 2011
Posted 4 years ago
Having been to Camden Market many times before, I knew to expect that this was an open air stall. I had been wanting to try out the fish pedicure for a while and found it a bit different, but pretty enjoyable! Nice staff and hygienic etc. It was quite novel having people watch but I would definitely recommend it :-)

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Verified review Visited June 2011
Posted 4 years ago
didnt know what to expect from this treatment but was pleasantly surprised. the faciities arent great-it's effectively a market stall indoors but outdoors! so ur a little on display. however, the treatment was a wierd feeling.....a bit ticklish but you got used to it. good value for money though, but they had run out of foot salts so gave us a cheap looking substitute instead!

if i was to get it again, would prob pay a bit more and go to a nicer place though

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Verified review Visited July 2011
Posted 4 years ago
Took a friend, visiting from the States to Camden market and thought this would be a real Feet Treat!!

My first fish pedicure and hers as well, ....very amusing and quiteweird at the same time, with the fish
clinging on to your toes. We enjoyed the moment , initial shrieks and a lot of laughter. It was proving very
popular at the time were there. Oh ....... and the staff were great.

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Verified review Visited August 2011
Posted 4 years ago
Wellll I booked the place first as I thought it was such good value, after booking I did read up on the place and discovered it was in the market hall. Ok so the venue wasn't delux but it was defo good vale and a great experience. And the people are great! Free cream too :d

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Verified review Visited August 2011
Posted 4 years ago
Really enjoyed it and my feet felt great afterwards. It is in an open environment at the Camden Markets so as long as you don't mind people stopping and looking then it is great. Very hygienic- they check and wash your feet before they go in the water.

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Verified review Visited May 2011
Posted 4 years ago
I was surprised that it was in a shopping centre which meant that people were stopping and staring whilst you had the treatment which was a little off putting. Also we didn't receive the free Orba Foot Salts which we were meant to.

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Posted 4 years ago
To call this a Spa is pushing it - it's actually a unit in an indoor market, exposed to the stares of curious passersby at front and back. If you need the loo you have to go out and down the road to the underground public toilets.

When you arrive you're given a small facecloth with which to wipe your feet - and left holding it until you've finished, when you use it again to dry yourself off. The treatment itself involves sitting with your feet in a tank of little fish with another tank beside you and two more opposite. As mentioned before, there's no privacy - not even a curtain - so people walking through the market gawp at you, and one person even wandered in and stood having a good look. If the system had let me, I'd have given no stars at all for ambience. The only saving grace was the price. My feet did feel softer afterwards, but don't go to this place for a relaxing or pampering experience!

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Posted 4 years ago
The salon is a slightly grotty unit in the covered part of camden market. The open plan space lacks ambience and privacy but is relatively clean. The Fish pedicure is good if very tickely and is very cheap and the staff are pleasent but overall the location rather kills the experience.

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Posted 4 years ago
This was my first experience with a fish pedicure. It was a weird feeling at first, but lots of fun. I went with my friend. The staff were really nice and even gave us a little extra time since there wasn't an appointment immediately following us. Don't think I'd go back, but only because a fish pedicure is not for me - I prefer traditional.

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Verified review Visited May 2011
Posted 4 years ago
A little busy and one needs to make sure you phone a few weeks before you want the treatment. Other than that I once again loved the fishes and the lovely soft feel on my feet afterwards.

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