Ranking Score Explained

Hi there, thanks for your interest in how we calculate an experience's ranking score. It's at the core of Rankers so I'm pleased you're curious.

The ranking score percentage is used to compare and sort experiences in ranking tables. It is not necessarily a direct measurement of the quality of a particular experience as rated by its customers. I've found it a useful tool to allow me to find the best experiences with confidence. But I've also found it important to read the customer reviews before making any final judgements!

We calculate an experience's ranking score using a multi-factor data model instead of a raw data average (mean). This model takes into account several important questions. For instance - is there a trusted body of reviews? What is the age of a review and is the review from a credible source?

Below you'll find details around some of the important factors that went into calculating the ranking score for Hot Water Beach.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.

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Hot Water Beach

Valid Reviews

251 Valid Reviews

The Hot Water Beach experience has a total of 251 valid reviews. There are no invalid reviews that are excluded from the calculation. Reviews can be excluded only when a reviewer is not verified or after an investigation by our team determines the reviewer is not genuine.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 251 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 70
28%
9/10 64
25%
8/10 53
21%
7/10 36
14%
6/10 8
3%
5/10 10
4%
4/10 7
3%
3/10 3
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.15% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hot Water Beach valid reviews is 83.15% and is based on 251 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Face-to-Face Reviews

226 Face-to-Face Reviews

The Rankers team meets with travellers while they’re in New Zealand and conducts face-to-face surveys. These reviews, in our opinion, are the most trusted in the industry and represent a critical control sample. To our knowledge, we are the only travel review website in the world that has gone to this extent.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 251 valid reviews, the experience has 226 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 226 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 64
28%
9/10 58
26%
8/10 47
21%
7/10 31
14%
6/10 7
3%
5/10 10
4%
4/10 6
3%
3/10 3
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.19% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hot Water Beach face-to-face reviews is 83.19% and is based on 226 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

80.11%

Rankers calculates a weighted mean as a base average on which we can improve. Individual review's ratings are given a weight based on several factors. The weight of a review determines the overall impact it'll have on the final weighted average.

Recent reviews have more weight as they are more relevant and reflect the experience as it currently operates. Over time reviews become less relevant and loose their impact on the ranking score.

Low rating reviews carry slightly less weight. This dampens the effect of very low ratings for every experience across the board. This is especially important when the experience has few reviews overall and a single negative rating can grossly mischaracterise an experience. Consistent poor reviews will still result in the experience receiving a comparitively low ranking score.

Credible sources provide reviews that can be trusted. If we have verified a reviewer is genuine via a face-to-face meeting then the review carries additional weight.

Reviewer Rating Age Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Edward Lowe 4/10 110 days 91.22 97%
Patricio Vidal 10/10 202 days 93.53 100%
Jeny Smolders 10/10 451 days true 81.32 87%
Elli 5/10 761 days true 27.21 28%
Carina Weber 5/10 763 days true 26.96 27%
David 10/10 766 days true 26.58 27%
Gretha 9/10 768 days true 26.33 27%
May 4/10 791 days true 22.2 22%
Rik van der Niet 6/10 793 days true 23.34 23%
Lea Celerier 8/10 819 days true 20.49 20%
Leigh Dodds 8/10 836 days 15.63 15%
Elizabeth Braidotti 9/10 876 days 12.6 12%
Bernd Muller 9/10 1003 days 6.34 5%
Jana Ebelina 9/10 1007 days true 7.47 6%
Celina 8/10 1007 days true 7.47 6%
Alberto 8/10 1021 days true 7.04 6%
Camilla Geert 4/10 1034 days true 6.32 5%
Bas Marinus 9/10 1038 days true 6.62 5%
Virginia Saez 7/10 1042 days true 6.53 5%
Philipp 3/10 1043 days true 6.03 5%
Matthew Palmer 7/10 1044 days true 6.49 5%
Andre 8/10 1046 days true 6.46 5%
Sybille 8/10 1046 days true 6.46 5%
Stefan Hahn 6/10 1051 days true 6.37 5%
Manibod Vannaphone 8/10 1051 days true 6.37 5%
Alex Schott 10/10 1054 days true 6.32 5%
Matias Santos 5/10 1060 days true 6.23 5%
Ruben Toorwe 7/10 1060 days true 6.23 5%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 1061 days true 6.22 5%
Boukje Diijkstra 9/10 1062 days 5.17 4%
Aaron Stalley 3/10 1062 days true 5.74 4%
Clement Delrue 7/10 1066 days true 6.16 5%
Theo Pargemin 8/10 1066 days true 6.16 5%
Floren Hoenschler 7/10 1068 days true 6.14 5%
Johannes Koch 7/10 1068 days true 6.14 5%
Feline Herbst 9/10 1070 days true 6.12 5%
Dawn Howard 7/10 1071 days true 6.11 5%
Verena 7/10 1072 days true 6.1 5%
Jakub Ira 7/10 1074 days true 6.08 5%
Michal Putnar 10/10 1074 days true 6.08 5%
Ales Bronec 10/10 1074 days true 6.08 5%
Aneta Hambergeroua 7/10 1074 days true 6.08 5%
Patrick Veber 4/10 1074 days true 5.73 4%
Megan Lenox 9/10 1076 days true 6.07 5%
Briony 5/10 1083 days true 6.03 5%
David Schelensky 7/10 1083 days true 6.03 5%
Theresa Huelk 5/10 1090 days true 6.0 4%
Eric Hertort 10/10 1091 days true 6.0 4%
Christian Meyer 10/10 1091 days true 6.0 4%
Miriam Hack 8/10 1096 days true 6.0 4%
Livia and Dave 7/10 1100 days true 5.99 4%
Rafaella 8/10 1126 days true 5.95 4%
Sebastian and Susanna 6/10 1140 days true 5.93 4%
Jessica and Leonie 7/10 1141 days true 5.92 4%
Fabienne Strobel 10/10 1146 days true 5.92 4%
Julia Waenninger 7/10 1153 days 4.92 3%
Jan B 6/10 1154 days true 5.9 4%
Dan 10/10 1165 days true 5.88 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 7/10 1174 days 4.89 3%
Richard Thompson 9/10 1206 days 4.85 3%
Emma Keegan 7/10 1388 days 4.6 3%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 8/10 1408 days true 5.49 4%
Thomas Haslbeck 7/10 1408 days true 5.49 4%
Stuart Cook 10/10 1409 days true 5.48 4%
Daniela Wall 8/10 1409 days true 5.48 4%
Carmen 10/10 1410 days true 5.48 4%
Jade Cownley 10/10 1433 days true 5.44 4%
Martha Taatz 10/10 1454 days true 5.41 4%
Maria Ulitzsch 10/10 1495 days true 5.34 4%
Antoine Lerin 7/10 1502 days true 5.33 4%
isabel Zander 10/10 1753 days true 4.92 3%
Franz Birkefeld 10/10 1764 days true 4.9 3%
Rainer 8/10 1778 days true 4.88 3%
Laura 9/10 1779 days true 4.88 3%
Phil Bromby 10/10 1782 days true 4.87 3%
Joanna Mulcahy 10/10 1782 days true 4.87 3%
Hirsch Svenja 9/10 1788 days true 4.86 3%
Mahr Svenja 10/10 1788 days true 4.86 3%
Konrad Ullmann 9/10 1791 days true 4.86 3%
Lukas Lehmeyer 9/10 1791 days true 4.86 3%
Friederike Kranzin 10/10 1792 days true 4.85 3%
Sarah 7/10 1793 days true 4.85 3%
Daniel Garcia Dezgado 10/10 1794 days true 4.85 3%
Jennifer Garner 10/10 1798 days true 4.84 3%
Emeline Brocard 10/10 1799 days true 4.84 3%
Marvin Koever 9/10 1799 days true 4.84 3%
Luisa Bach 10/10 1801 days true 4.84 3%
Klaus Petersen 8/10 1803 days true 4.84 3%
Alex Sheldon 9/10 1810 days true 4.82 3%
Piotr Jurkowski 10/10 1829 days true 4.79 3%
Anne Collet 9/10 1837 days true 4.78 3%
Evian Bolz 7/10 1842 days true 4.77 3%
Chen Levin 8/10 1842 days true 4.77 3%
nimrod yaron 10/10 1843 days true 4.77 3%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 1844 days 3.97 2%
Alex Artigues 8/10 1847 days true 4.76 3%
Brian 6/10 1936 days 3.85 2%
Mark Hayes 10/10 1966 days 3.81 2%
Anton Thisted 9/10 2117 days true 4.32 3%
Josefine Sjodin 9/10 2117 days true 4.32 3%
Katie Fleck 9/10 2117 days true 4.32 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 2119 days 3.6 2%
Mark Faulk 8/10 2119 days 3.6 2%
Iban Dupont 7/10 2133 days true 4.29 3%
Guillaume Boudrand 8/10 2133 days true 4.29 3%
Lorraine Doyle 6/10 2136 days true 4.29 3%
Sean Hurley 5/10 2136 days true 4.29 3%
LiseMarie Leger 9/10 2140 days true 4.28 3%
Jeremy Eng 7/10 2150 days 3.55 2%
Stephanie Belanger 10/10 2153 days true 4.26 3%
Brendon Furney 10/10 2154 days true 4.26 3%
Sebastian 7/10 2154 days true 4.26 3%
Selina Lott 8/10 2154 days true 4.26 3%
Annika 5/10 2154 days true 4.26 3%
Fabian 8/10 2154 days true 4.26 3%
Jonas Herrmann 5/10 2154 days true 4.26 3%
Missy and Chaz 8/10 2160 days true 4.25 3%
Neele & Philipp 5/10 2160 days true 4.25 3%
Fabian Koitka 7/10 2170 days true 4.23 3%
Jill Fischer 10/10 2178 days 3.52 2%
Christina Rodewald 9/10 2183 days true 4.21 3%
Andre and Marina 9/10 2183 days true 4.21 3%
Jo Sutton 9/10 2209 days 3.47 2%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 2228 days true 4.14 2%
Aurelie Morin 8/10 2231 days true 4.13 2%
Paul Lawrence 7/10 2238 days true 4.12 2%
Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch 10/10 2239 days true 4.12 2%
Doan 10/10 2245 days true 4.11 2%
Milena Heinrich 10/10 2246 days true 4.11 2%
Faassen 9/10 2248 days true 4.1 2%
Julie Lamart 9/10 2249 days true 4.1 2%
Henzen 8/10 2249 days true 4.1 2%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2250 days true 4.1 2%
suemax 10/10 2484 days 3.1 1%
Jonathan Tuthill 9/10 2500 days true 3.69 2%
Heiner Reinecke 10/10 2507 days true 3.68 2%
Jens Moller 7/10 2508 days true 3.68 2%
Chris Sylvia 9/10 2508 days true 3.68 2%
Selwindt 9/10 2509 days true 3.68 2%
Michael Touzer 8/10 2510 days true 3.67 2%
A Ormsby 8/10 2512 days true 3.67 2%
Jaroslav Gajdos 8/10 2518 days true 3.66 2%
Carolin Haas 7/10 2525 days true 3.65 2%
Thomas 10/10 2526 days true 3.65 2%
Peter Dellen 8/10 2527 days true 3.65 2%
Tom Pratt 9/10 2527 days true 3.65 2%
Elise Violet 8/10 2528 days true 3.64 2%
Eline Vakentijn 8/10 2529 days true 3.64 2%
Lepied 8/10 2531 days true 3.64 2%
Slangen 8/10 2537 days true 3.63 2%
Samplonius 9/10 2539 days true 3.63 2%
Guillaume Milcent 9/10 2541 days true 3.62 2%
Roberto Hallblom 8/10 2542 days true 3.62 2%
Mike1952 7/10 2544 days 3.02 1%
Sandy & Michaela 8/10 2557 days true 3.6 2%
CMJ 8/10 2575 days 2.97 1%
Nick Selzler 9/10 2589 days true 3.54 2%
Manuela Zimmerti 7/10 2607 days true 3.51 2%
Robert Carswell 7/10 2612 days true 3.51 2%
Steve Neilson 10/10 2613 days true 3.5 2%
Natascha & Greg 8/10 2618 days true 3.5 2%
Andy Lever 10/10 2621 days true 3.49 2%
Waldemar Schuler 9/10 2622 days true 3.49 2%
Rudy Witt 9/10 2622 days true 3.49 2%
JadesWorld 8/10 2636 days 2.89 1%
Max Grimmeiss 8/10 2820 days 2.64 1%
Ralph & Marloes Meyers 7/10 2849 days true 3.12 1%
Julie Norton 10/10 2851 days true 3.11 1%
Lindsey Clough 8/10 2859 days true 3.1 1%
Knapen 4/10 2861 days true 2.92 1%
Andreas Blessing 10/10 2861 days true 3.1 1%
Franzi & Tobi 10/10 2861 days true 3.1 1%
Boehmer 6/10 2865 days true 3.09 1%
Nicola Thackray 10/10 2868 days true 3.09 1%
Wheeler 8/10 2870 days true 3.08 1%
Andy Johnson 9/10 2872 days true 3.08 1%
Kari Tervo 4/10 2873 days true 2.9 1%
Katy Bourne 9/10 2875 days true 3.07 1%
Roman & Esther 10/10 2878 days true 3.07 1%
Lauren McKeone 4/10 2879 days true 2.89 1%
Alan Munday 9/10 2879 days true 3.07 1%
S and A Koehue 10/10 2881 days true 3.06 1%
Mirka Tinterova 9/10 2883 days true 3.06 1%
Anne 10/10 2883 days true 3.06 1%
Claudio 10/10 2887 days true 3.05 1%
H Hensen 7/10 2895 days true 3.04 1%
Selina Mueller 10/10 2895 days true 3.04 1%
Birgette Weiner 7/10 2895 days true 3.04 1%
Valerie 10/10 2895 days true 3.04 1%
Tayler Gray 9/10 2896 days true 3.04 1%
Mike 9/10 2897 days true 3.04 1%
Luise Jaeger 5/10 2899 days true 3.03 1%
David 9/10 2899 days true 3.03 1%
Jessie Currie 3/10 2900 days true 2.81 1%
Jonathon Heaney 7/10 2902 days true 3.03 1%
Sue & Graham Mullin 9/10 2904 days true 3.03 1%
Elinor Bell 9/10 2904 days true 3.03 1%
Brandt 9/10 2906 days true 3.02 1%
penz 9/10 3124 days 2.22 0%
Gea Middelbos 10/10 3178 days true 2.58 1%
David 8/10 3179 days true 2.57 1%
joycevanb 9/10 3185 days true 2.56 1%
heather Cardinal 8/10 3201 days true 2.54 1%
Bjorn Sall 6/10 3227 days true 2.5 1%
Brian Bishop 10/10 3232 days true 2.49 1%
Silke Seemann 8/10 3237 days true 2.48 1%
Matilda Hansson 9/10 3237 days true 2.48 1%
Mark and Natasha UK 8/10 3248 days true 2.46 1%
Kay Beaumont 8/10 3248 days true 2.46 1%
David Milner 9/10 3252 days true 2.45 1%
Gail Mckinstry 7/10 3252 days true 2.45 1%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 3253 days true 2.45 1%
Mike Brunt 10/10 3254 days true 2.45 1%
Wolfgang Engelke 10/10 3255 days true 2.45 1%
Peter Koeck 10/10 3255 days true 2.45 1%
Sue Bennett 9/10 3256 days true 2.45 1%
Will Jemma 10/10 3259 days true 2.44 1%
Fam Leinden 8/10 3268 days true 2.43 1%
Mick Thexton 8/10 3269 days true 2.43 1%
Arne van Schol 8/10 3270 days true 2.42 1%
Wim Van Gastel 9/10 3272 days true 2.42 1%
Sebastien Briant 8/10 3273 days true 2.42 1%
Ines Diana 10/10 3273 days true 2.42 1%
Pizzanelli 7/10 3273 days true 2.42 1%
Jakob Jurgen 8/10 3288 days true 2.4 1%
Beute Hjel 10/10 3290 days true 2.39 1%
Sabine Locker 8/10 3290 days true 2.39 1%
deanlaw 10/10 3319 days true 2.34 0%
menzel 9/10 3319 days true 2.34 0%
ursinab 9/10 3320 days true 2.34 0%
friasj 10/10 3320 days true 2.34 0%
Lynn Maguire 10/10 3322 days true 2.34 0%
jameswhite 10/10 3328 days true 2.33 0%
gereldineb 9/10 3330 days true 2.33 0%
asiacritics 10/10 3336 days 1.93 0%
Sandra M 9/10 3338 days true 2.31 0%
Tim Beuzeval 9/10 3343 days true 2.3 0%
Christy 9/10 3346 days true 2.3 0%
Rebecca Jenner 9/10 3347 days true 2.3 0%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 9/10 3347 days true 2.3 0%
Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach 10/10 3359 days true 2.28 0%
Wim Put 8/10 3362 days true 2.27 0%
Karen Fisher 9/10 3362 days true 2.27 0%
CarinaB1 10/10 3564 days true 1.94 0%
BryonyS 10/10 3568 days true 1.93 0%
BouterG 9/10 3576 days true 1.92 0%
Arjan Muis 8/10 3582 days true 1.91 0%
Mikey 9/10 3585 days true 1.91 0%
Viktoria Stoffel 10/10 3587 days true 1.9 0%
Falk 9/10 3596 days true 1.89 0%
WiebkeS 10/10 3596 days true 1.89 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Hot Water Beach does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

80%

The final ranking score once rounding has been applied. This value is cached and recalculated each day. Therefore it may not be precisely accurate based on the other values presented.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz.