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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

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This was the poet's home for the last few years of his life and his burial site.
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Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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All reviews his life treasure island guided tour grave site mt vaea beautiful house old house interesting history resting place step back in time well worth the visit gift shop lovely grounds walk up great tour his wife great place to visit
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Reviewed December 21, 2011

Amazing set up and no wonder why Rober Louis fell in love with Samoa. It's so beautiful and our guide was really nice and funny. A must to see when in Samoa.

Date of experience: November 2011
Thank SalHay
Reviewed December 7, 2011

worth while tour to take, brilliant historical visit of such museum we grew up with.

Date of experience: November 2011
Thank Kelly J
Reviewed October 25, 2011

Nothing provided by the guide was unique and that you couldn't have got from google! We waited a long time for the guide to come and was ushered to the gift shop while we waited, even though there were no one else there.

Date of experience: October 2011
Thank LinhLuong
Reviewed October 11, 2011

To be honest, I wasn't that keen on going initially but was really glad I did. The grounds are beautiful and the tour ws great. The guide was very knowledgeable about the house and the family. He had such a lovely manner and was genuinely...More

Date of experience: October 2011
Thank Sof351
Reviewed October 10, 2011

We really enjoyed our tour of a very important part of Samoan history and would recommend this to any visitor particularly anyone familiar with the works of the author It should be noted hat some may find the walk from the carpark to the house...More

Date of experience: September 2011
Thank pussNewZealand
Reviewed October 3, 2011

We visited on a Saturday just before closing at 12pm. We had got lost on the way and got a police escort at speed to the gates of the Homestead. The tour guide was so informative and friendly and gave us a big hug when...More

Date of experience: September 2011
Thank Jalaky
Reviewed September 11, 2011

We visited the Robert Louis Stevenson house during our recent visit to Samoa. The house was well worth seeing, and was made even more interesting by the young woman who gave the guided tour. She knew all the details of Stevenson's life and explained things...More

Date of experience: August 2011
Thank jdf92
Reviewed September 10, 2011

This is a lovingly preserved old house and is well worth a visit but what made it for us was the free guided tour. We were taken around by a delightful lady who was very enthusiatic about the history of Robert Stevenson and finished off...More

Date of experience: August 2011
Thank Brenda085
Reviewed August 23, 2011

Beautiful Colonial house, full of character. Very typical of the times, furnished accordingly, in most beautiful gardens.

Date of experience: August 2011
Thank Hilary129
Reviewed August 20, 2011

This proved to be well worth the visit and is well presented with friendly and helpful staff. The setting is idyllic and the view before the trees grew so tall would have been breathtaking. the grounds as they are are well cared for and beautiful....More

Date of experience: August 2011
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emcg007
July 14, 2018|
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Response from Merri13 | Reviewed this property |
We did the shorter but steeper track and I’d definitely avoid that. I can’t speak for the other track. Another family we met said that this track was also a little challenging as it had been raining for a week leaving it... More
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Soda8
January 27, 2017|
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Response from MargaretS2576 | Property representative |
You can pay by cash in tala or Foreign currency (US dollars, AUD, NZD) We do have an Eftpos machine however, the line connection is sometimes a problem. The walk from the ship to the Museum will be maybe an hour. Depending... More
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Martha J
July 29, 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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