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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 20798
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We walked around ourselves instead of taking a tour due to time restraints. Was interesting and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kim R
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Fantastic history

Great tour and an interesting backstory. The grounds are immaculate and I highly recommend the walk... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Emily G
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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This was the poet's home for the last few years of his life and his burial site.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 20798
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked around ourselves instead of taking a tour due to time restraints. Was interesting and would have liked to see his grave

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great tour and an interesting backstory. The grounds are immaculate and I highly recommend the walk up Mt Vaea to the tomb - the views are awesome. We went up the short way after heavy rain, it was a bit steep in places and a...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only spent a few minutes here. This was a beautiful old homestead. A little pricey to go for a tour - which we didn't do. the gardens were amazing.

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome. The museum was great for teenagers. Make sure to take some water up the hill. You can take a short 45 min. Walk (steep) up the hill or an hour easy walk. Worth visiting the grave and a view from the top is stunning.

1  Thank Anupma M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't go on the tour or see the house because it seemed expensive. Went on the hike up to the tomb. I'm an avid hiker but this hike was steep and hard because it was sooo hot and humid. Just be prepared as we were...More

1  Thank Kristina C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. She also song a beautiful song in Samoan as part of the tour. The house and gardens are well maintained.

1  Thank heinewertzman
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't go to the Museum, but I did do the hike up to the tomb. Its a really good workout and make sure to bring some water. Great views from the top

1  Thank mikedunney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made my husband go with me and he ended up really enjoying it. Cool to see Robert Louis Stevenson house is beautifully maintained and the tour guides even sing a lovely song

1  Thank Leonia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is going to be one of the best in my travel memories. As a kid read several novels by RLS but didn't realise about him as a person until zI visited this museum where he stayed last few years of his life. Guided...More

1  Thank sisira28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not exactly sure what he TripAdvisor photo was trying to get Afzal regardless, the place is immaculately clean and even the bathrooms are built in the turn of the century style. The tour itself takes 15 minutes, is informative, and gives you an idea of...More

2  Thank Keshav K
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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.
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.