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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

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Address: Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Phone Number: (685) 20 798
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This was the poet's home for the last few years of his life and his burial...

This was the poet's home for the last few years of his life and his burial site.

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A step back in time. The property was well maintained and the guide was passionate. Excellent experience. Well worth the effort!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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TExas
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A step back in time. The property was well maintained and the guide was passionate. Excellent experience. Well worth the effort!

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Thank ChrisVanGorder
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely beach, good for children, kayaking, snorkling, lots of fish to see. Fish will come when fed bread. Rustic outdoor shower but private with own courtyard, Air conditioner and fan. Good house keeping. Sheets changed often and good supply of towels. No phone but room service can be provided with food ordered at restaurant or bar. Bar service on beach... More 

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Thank Josie G
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid 20 tala per adult for a guided tour-worth it. Enjoyed the Tour, very informative and the best way to explore and appreciate the museum especially if you dont know who Robert L Stevenson is :p Beautifully maintained grounds. parking is at the back of the museum. A must attraction.

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1 Thank Taiaopo
Saratoga, California USA
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the experience was uncomfortably hot, one should definitely go to this house. There's a very good tour, sharing Robert Lewis's life and literary accomplishments while on Upolu. Builidng a house like this in the 19th century on a South Pacific Island is pretty amazing. The inside decorations and furniture are also interesting to see. Don't miss the experience.

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1 Thank Californiagypsy
Halkett, Canterbury
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing house full of Robert Louis Stevenson memorabilia. The gardens are also beautiful. We couldn't climb the hill to the grave of RLS as it had been raining and the path was muddy. Next time!!

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Thank renicarl
Scarborough, Australia
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely home set in fabulous gardens. Very informative guide who sang a lovely song at the end. Walked the mountain behind to the grave which is an amazing view, very hot & steamy!

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Thank Lesley L
Greymouth, New Zealand
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small groups,3 of us on my tour,escorted through household interesting history. Staff informative. Walk to grave site is a bit of a grunt 20-30minutes short path in heat but great views.

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Thank Guy M
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum is well worth a visit. The setting is stunning, the house is beautifully maintained and very interesting.

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Thank Angelique E
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Abo did a fabulous job of the house tour. Very interesting and informative. Staff are very lovely and the house and land are kept beautifully

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

A must to be honest. The house is in tip top shape the the tour guide is very knowledgeable. Even sang us a song and taught me some Samoan!

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