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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

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Address: Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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+685 20798
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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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Beautiful Scenery

A lovely hidden gem in the hills, definitely worth the trip. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the house is gorgeous.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lovely hidden gem in the hills, definitely worth the trip. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the house is gorgeous.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gorgeous gardens. Massive estate. Well preserved. It's a must see if you really loved his "Requiem" and Treasure Island. Samoans love him and he loved them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What makes holidays in countries other than our own interesting, is the connection to past treasures. Robert Lewis Stevenson's novel "Treasure Island" in my youth, and to find out on this visit that Mr. Stevenson spent his last years in Samoa, his house at Vailima is a museum, and he was given a funeral ceremony almost like a royal, such... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Interesting tour. Guides are well informed. Gardens very well cared for. Visited on same day a cruise ship was in port. So tour was busier than I expected.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting trip and the tour guides in the various parts of the house were really interesting. The house has been very well cared for and the gardens are interesting. A nice fresh fruit treat after the tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Your personal tour guide gives you a parroted spiel on each room. There is actually very little of the estate that is in its original state including the grounds but it gives a good taste of the history even though furniture pieces have been donated from other sources. Obviously a favourite spot for weddings and functions in the grounds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A grand lifestyle in a simpler time. Well preserved historical site, most important for Samoa. Our guide was delightful as she explained the lifestyle of Robert Louis Stevenson...a highlight of our three weeks in Samoa, well worth the visit!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a taxi to this museum & enjoy the life of Robert Louis Stevenson, described in detail as you walk through Robert's house which is now a museum.His life was what you may call as different & to see his own furniture & where he wrote many books is inspiring. Even if you are not interested in his books the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although it was raining and we couldn't walk to the grave at the top the building and furnishings are absolutely adorable. We had a really enjoyable time seeing so many old pieces of furniture and architecture. Throughly adorable even in the rain.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff here are welcoming and ever so knowledgeable about Robert Louis Stevenson. A beautiful location with stunning views which are postcard worthy. Historical items and the house itself are well looked after and are in fantastic condition. A must see destination fer visitors to Samoa if you have a day free in your itinerary. If planning a trip to Samoa,... More 

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