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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 20798
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Immaculate gardens

A little bit of old England on a hillside near Apia. There is a shop & tour of the house which my... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Lovely museum in Apia

The museum was very interesting and a great place to visit and learn about an interesting man. Not... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
thomas d
Auckland, 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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“his life” (44 reviews)
“treasure island” (38 reviews)
“guided tour” (63 reviews)
Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 20798
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little bit of old England on a hillside near Apia. There is a shop & tour of the house which my husband & friends enjoyed. The gardens are very well kept & there is a waterfall walk. Most of the staff were chatty &...More

1  Thank Mamafia
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The museum was very interesting and a great place to visit and learn about an interesting man. Not too busy.

Thank thomas d
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Paid $20 Tala to go and have the tour at 3:30 and they managed to do the whole tour in under 15 minutes. It was too rushed and definitely not worth it. Grounds and gardens are beautiful, could see it being great if you went...More

Thank Joshua S
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous museum. A step back in time. Not comparable to the house museums you can get in Europe but very nice nonetheless. Not sure it is worth the trip unless you know RL Stevenson and is aware of his works.

Thank jcarter2015
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Beautiful small museum which was the house where RLS was living in Samoa. There is a guided tour frequently and the guide explains everything excellent! The house and garden are wonderful. Great experience!

2  Thank Kasia P
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We went there as part of a tour and were most impressed by the condition of this lovely house. The students doing the tour guiding were fine and eager to help. It was very moving when they sang at the end in the very room...More

1  Thank Bari161
Reviewed 19 October 2017

What an interesting story and a well restored building. The gardens are stunning. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank 715glenisb
Reviewed 8 October 2017

visited the stately home of robert louis stevenson and enjoyed the guided tour very much. beautifully maintained building and gardens.

2  Thank barbietravelling
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The home of the late piet and author of the 1800s is set in a magnificent location and has a view of Apia and the harbour that is brilliant. There are a number of his original artwork and artifacts available for viewing in the house....More

2  Thank garyaW6097MN
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

On visiting Samoa, I never realised that my childhood author lived and died on this island and an opportunity to visit must not be missed. The estate is perched on a hill top and the staff who show you around the old mansion, feel and...More

1  Thank Billytoucan
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Questions & Answers
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.