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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 20798
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Beautiful homestead, faithfully restored, in amazing tropical gardens

A visit her, is a MUST! The house is a real treasure trove of historical artefacts from the life of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hopeave
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Russell, New Zealand
Definitely worth a visit

The walk to see his grave is not an easy walk but worth it when you get there. Don't wear thongs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
collinsbml3
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Melbourne, Australia
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This was the poet's home for the last few years of his life and his burial site.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“guided tour” (58 reviews)
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Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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+685 20798
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A visit her, is a MUST! The house is a real treasure trove of historical artefacts from the life of Robert Lois Srevenson and our guide was incredibly well versed in the history of the man himself, his family and the books he wrote, even...More

1  Thank Hopeave
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk to see his grave is not an easy walk but worth it when you get there. Don't wear thongs like I did, big mistake.

1  Thank collinsbml3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit is a must. The house and gardens are beautiful. It's a very hands on visit to Stevensons house with many original pieces able to be touched. Take the free tour and get a real insight to how life was for Stevenson and the...More

2  Thank arlene s
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not know a lot about Robert Louis Stevenson. Read a condensed kids' version of "Robinson Crusoe" once. This place taught me a lot more about the man but, more importantly, a lot more about late 19th and early 20th Century Samoa. The collection...More

1  Thank racer30
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool place, interesting things to look at, the tour goes quite fast but you can hang around and look at everything in your own time afterwards, have a coffee and relax in the shade, or check out the gardens

1  Thank Sixsis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place , took a bus! Thank you for sharing. A fire place never used but a reminder of home.

1  Thank Monika L
Reviewed 1 week ago

So looked forward to seeing this piece of history and it was absolutely worth the visit and entrance fee. It's a beautiful house and the grounds and view are worth seeing alone - and you can for no charge. But do pay to go on...More

1  Thank ElvieNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place to visit, especially if you are a fan of his books. take the free tour as the guide we had was very informative she even sang a song at the end. was a great experience!

2  Thank Laura L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was part of our half day tour & it was really well worth it. It was very interesting & informative about his life & his limited life in Samoa before his death in his early 40's. We didn't walk up to his grave site...More

1  Thank Angela C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful property, with well maintained gardens, and the grandest of houses in Samoa! Well run tour of the Villa by delightful staff. Small cafe and gift shop, to enjoy the stunning views of the garden and sweeping lawns.

3  Thank TravellerQF
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Soda8
27 January 2017|
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Response from Peter N | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure we paid by card. It's a pretty long uphill walk so you are best getting a taxi especially if you want to climb to RLS grave which is another steep climb.
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Martha J
29 July 2016|
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Response from Lynne B | Reviewed this property |
It is quite a hike up to the grave and can be very slippery when wet. I agree with the previous comments that perhaps a visit to the museum would be sufficient, I wouldn't recommend the walk to the grave site.
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