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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 20798
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Hidden Gem

The home of the late piet and author of the 1800s is set in a magnificent location and has a view... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Rochedale South
Kidnaped ...... amazing jump back in time

On visiting Samoa, I never realised that my childhood author lived and died on this island and an... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
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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Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 20798
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Reviewed 8 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 7 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
Reviewed 6 October 2017

The house is wonderfully impressive and the short but very imformative tour is really good.Our family of 8 really enjoyed it.

1  Thank 858wendy
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Thanks to the museum's great tour guide. She brought real heart and soul to the tour. Her singing of Robert Louis Stevenson's requiem was beautiful. Our children were captivated too

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Very interesting, Loads of History and a must if your in Samoa. Our guide was full of history around the whole family and the local tribes that helped with the construction of the original house. If it's uses after the Stevenson family had left and...More

1  Thank darinbignell
Reviewed 2 October 2017

FaaVae Sheppherd, our excellent taxi driver took us to the RSL Museum and as we drove through the main gates we entered a beautiful drive with wonderful tropical gardens either side. The plantation house (now museum) is surrounded by magnificent tropical gardens, which are beautifully...More

1  Thank Suez53
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The Robert Louis Stevenson museum has been totally restored after the cyclone that hit the island in the 90s. The tour guide provides in depth detail about each room in the house, including providing information about each photo in the rooms. This was very insightful...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Interesting to hear about the last years of Robert Louis Stevenson and also about his family. Lovely grounds to look at and a great view from the upstairs balcony of the house.

Thank mtanrath
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I grew up with the classic black and white movie of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. After planning a trip to Samoa and finding out this was Robert Louis Stevens final home and resting place it was a must see. The property is well maintained...More

Thank stuman48
Reviewed 28 September 2017

A well kept museum to a great writer. The house is superbly maintained in lovely grounds. Well worth a visit.

Thank Afghankiwi
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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
30 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.