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The Signal Box

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Superior Double or Twin Room, Kitchenette, River View | Balcony
Superior Double or Twin Room, Kitchenette, River View | Living area
Superior Double or Twin Room, Kitchenette, River View | Living area
Superior Double or Twin Room, Kitchenette, River View | Living area

Overview of The Signal Box

Entire apartment

The Signal Box

3.5 star property
Riverfront apartment in Papaiti with kitchenette, patio

9.6/10 Exceptional

14 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Lounge area
70 Papaiti Rd, Papaiti, Whanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, 4584
Main amenities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue grills
Feel at home
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Living room
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Papaiti

Getting around

  • Whanganui (WAG) - 19 min drive


  • Caroline's Boatshed Bar - 6 min drive
  • The Yellow House - 8 min drive
  • Rutland Arms Inn - 11 min drive
  • Thai House Express 2 - 10 min drive
  • Manna Sushi - 10 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Signal Box

When visiting Whanganui, this apartment is a great choice to consider. You'll have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. The property features a terrace, a garden and a kitchenette. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and nice bathrooms.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 8 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available


  • Fridge
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Premium bedding
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Egyptian cotton sheets


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Rainfall shower head
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Living room

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished patio
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Heating


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No lifts
  • Soundproofing
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Blackout curtains
  • No housekeeping

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • On the riverwalk

Safety features

  • Smoke detector


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Unit size: 312 sq ft (29 sq m)

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Signal Box Apartment Whanganui
Signal Box Whanganui
The Signal Box Apartment
The Signal Box Whanganui
The Signal Box Apartment Whanganui

Frequently asked questions

Does The Signal Box offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Signal Box does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Signal Box?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at this apartment?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at this apartment?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at this apartment?
You can check in from 3 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Signal Box and nearby?
The Signal Box has a garden.
Does The Signal Box have a kitchen or kitchenette?
Yes, there is a kitchenette, which also includes a stovetop, a fridge and a microwave.
Does The Signal Box have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, each apartment features a furnished patio.
What's the area around The Signal Box like?
The Signal Box is located by the river in Papaiti. Popular attractions include Whanganui Riverboat Centre and Museum, which is 10 minutes away by car.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Andrew, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Very nice boutique stay, unit well appointed and very comfortable. Lack of a TV ws a little odd. No service to room for three days was less than expected.
Gavin, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved the rural private quaint setting of this accomodation. Overlooking the river and beautiful outlook everything we needed and more to escape the city for the weekend.
3-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location on the river and very peaceful surroundings but close to town. Loved staying in a building with history.
2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous property. Very tranquil setting. Hosts great, and informative if interesting things to do and go and see locally. Would return in a heartbeat.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The setting is picturesque with nice garden and river views and the hosts very welcoming. Highly recommended.
Matthew, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This place was beautiful. It was spotlessly clean, close to town and very comfortable. The room was also very tasteful and pretty. The bed was comfortable. Highly recommend.
2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Private and peaceful
Nice out of of town.
James, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Private and peaceful
Great break away. Peaceful and Quiet. Perfect for a couple to go somewhere out of the hustle and bustle of life. Out of town, yet close enough to go for dinner.
James, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely accommodation
I had a lovely stay at the signal box. The bed was comfy, the bathroom was gorgeous and the shower nice and powerful. There were fresh flowers in the room and a bowl of fruit from the orchard. And of course, the amazing view!
Kate, 1-night trip
Verified guest review