Ranking Score Explained

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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

252 Valid Reviews

The Hot Water Beach experience has a total of 252 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 252 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 4
2%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

82.94% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hot Water Beach valid reviews is 82.94% and is based on 252 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 252 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

75.49%

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
Mike 3/10 345 days 62.48 100%
Edward Lowe 4/10 437 days 55.09 88%
Patricio Vidal 10/10 529 days 55.66 89%
Jeny Smolders 10/10 778 days true 20.92 33%
Elli 5/10 1088 days true 4.06 6%
Carina Weber 5/10 1090 days true 4.05 6%
David 10/10 1093 days true 5.0 8%
Gretha 9/10 1095 days true 5.0 8%
May 4/10 1118 days true 3.91 6%
Rik van der Niet 6/10 1120 days true 4.11 7%
Lea Celerier 8/10 1146 days true 4.66 7%
Leigh Dodds 8/10 1163 days 4.62 7%
Elizabeth Braidotti 9/10 1203 days 4.79 8%
Bernd Muller 9/10 1330 days 4.54 7%
Jana Ebelina 9/10 1334 days true 4.53 7%
Celina 8/10 1334 days true 4.31 7%
Alberto 8/10 1348 days true 4.28 7%
Camilla Geert 4/10 1361 days true 3.54 6%
Bas Marinus 9/10 1365 days true 4.47 7%
Virginia Saez 7/10 1369 days true 4.06 7%
Philipp 3/10 1370 days true 3.44 5%
Matthew Palmer 7/10 1371 days true 4.06 6%
Andre 8/10 1373 days true 4.23 7%
Sybille 8/10 1373 days true 4.23 7%
Stefan Hahn 6/10 1378 days true 3.69 6%
Manibod Vannaphone 8/10 1378 days true 4.22 7%
Alex Schott 10/10 1381 days true 4.44 7%
Matias Santos 5/10 1387 days true 3.59 6%
Ruben Toorwe 7/10 1387 days true 4.03 6%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 1388 days true 4.43 7%
Boukje Diijkstra 9/10 1389 days 4.42 7%
Aaron Stalley 3/10 1389 days true 3.41 5%
Clement Delrue 7/10 1393 days true 4.02 6%
Theo Pargemin 8/10 1393 days true 4.2 7%
Floren Hoenschler 7/10 1395 days true 4.02 6%
Johannes Koch 7/10 1395 days true 4.02 6%
Feline Herbst 9/10 1397 days true 4.41 7%
Dawn Howard 7/10 1398 days true 4.01 6%
Verena 7/10 1399 days true 4.01 6%
Jakub Ira 7/10 1401 days true 4.01 6%
Michal Putnar 10/10 1401 days true 4.4 7%
Ales Bronec 10/10 1401 days true 4.4 7%
Aneta Hambergeroua 7/10 1401 days true 4.01 6%
Patrick Veber 4/10 1401 days true 3.48 6%
Megan Lenox 9/10 1403 days true 4.4 7%
Briony 5/10 1410 days true 3.55 6%
David Schelensky 7/10 1410 days true 3.99 6%
Theresa Huelk 5/10 1417 days true 3.54 6%
Eric Hertort 10/10 1418 days true 4.37 7%
Christian Meyer 10/10 1418 days true 4.37 7%
Miriam Hack 8/10 1423 days true 4.14 7%
Livia and Dave 7/10 1427 days true 3.96 6%
Rafaella 8/10 1453 days true 4.08 7%
Sebastian and Susanna 6/10 1467 days true 3.55 6%
Jessica and Leonie 7/10 1468 days true 3.89 6%
Fabienne Strobel 10/10 1473 days true 4.26 7%
Julia Waenninger 7/10 1480 days 3.86 6%
Jan B 6/10 1481 days true 3.52 6%
Dan 10/10 1492 days true 4.22 7%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 7/10 1501 days 3.83 6%
Richard Thompson 9/10 1533 days 4.14 7%
Emma Keegan 7/10 1715 days 3.45 6%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 8/10 1735 days true 3.56 6%
Thomas Haslbeck 7/10 1735 days true 3.41 5%
Stuart Cook 10/10 1736 days true 3.75 6%
Daniela Wall 8/10 1736 days true 3.56 6%
Carmen 10/10 1737 days true 3.74 6%
Jade Cownley 10/10 1760 days true 3.7 6%
Martha Taatz 10/10 1781 days true 3.66 6%
Maria Ulitzsch 10/10 1822 days true 3.58 6%
Antoine Lerin 7/10 1829 days true 3.24 5%
isabel Zander 10/10 2080 days true 3.07 5%
Franz Birkefeld 10/10 2091 days true 3.05 5%
Rainer 8/10 2105 days true 2.87 5%
Laura 9/10 2106 days true 3.02 5%
Phil Bromby 10/10 2109 days true 3.02 5%
Joanna Mulcahy 10/10 2109 days true 3.02 5%
Hirsch Svenja 9/10 2115 days true 3.0 5%
Mahr Svenja 10/10 2115 days true 3.0 5%
Konrad Ullmann 9/10 2118 days true 3.0 5%
Lukas Lehmeyer 9/10 2118 days true 3.0 5%
Friederike Kranzin 10/10 2119 days true 3.0 5%
Sarah 7/10 2120 days true 2.72 4%
Daniel Garcia Dezgado 10/10 2121 days true 2.99 5%
Jennifer Garner 10/10 2125 days true 2.98 5%
Emeline Brocard 10/10 2126 days true 2.98 5%
Marvin Koever 9/10 2126 days true 2.98 5%
Luisa Bach 10/10 2128 days true 2.98 5%
Klaus Petersen 8/10 2130 days true 2.83 5%
Alex Sheldon 9/10 2137 days true 2.96 5%
Piotr Jurkowski 10/10 2156 days true 2.92 5%
Anne Collet 9/10 2164 days true 2.91 5%
Evian Bolz 7/10 2169 days true 2.64 4%
Chen Levin 8/10 2169 days true 2.75 4%
nimrod yaron 10/10 2170 days true 2.9 5%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 2171 days 2.89 5%
Alex Artigues 8/10 2174 days true 2.74 4%
Brian 6/10 2263 days 2.25 4%
Mark Hayes 10/10 2293 days 2.66 4%
Anton Thisted 9/10 2444 days true 2.36 4%
Josefine Sjodin 9/10 2444 days true 2.36 4%
Katie Fleck 9/10 2444 days true 2.36 4%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 2446 days 2.24 4%
Mark Faulk 8/10 2446 days 2.24 4%
Iban Dupont 7/10 2460 days true 2.12 3%
Guillaume Boudrand 8/10 2460 days true 2.21 4%
Lorraine Doyle 6/10 2463 days true 1.93 3%
Sean Hurley 5/10 2463 days true 1.88 3%
LiseMarie Leger 9/10 2467 days true 2.32 4%
Jeremy Eng 7/10 2477 days 2.09 3%
Stephanie Belanger 10/10 2480 days true 2.29 4%
Brendon Furney 10/10 2481 days true 2.29 4%
Sebastian 7/10 2481 days true 2.08 3%
Selina Lott 8/10 2481 days true 2.17 3%
Annika 5/10 2481 days true 1.85 3%
Fabian 8/10 2481 days true 2.17 3%
Jonas Herrmann 5/10 2481 days true 1.85 3%
Missy and Chaz 8/10 2487 days true 2.16 3%
Neele & Philipp 5/10 2487 days true 1.84 3%
Fabian Koitka 7/10 2497 days true 2.05 3%
Jill Fischer 10/10 2505 days 2.24 4%
Christina Rodewald 9/10 2510 days true 2.23 4%
Andre and Marina 9/10 2510 days true 2.23 4%
Jo Sutton 9/10 2536 days 2.18 3%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 2555 days true 2.14 3%
Aurelie Morin 8/10 2558 days true 2.03 3%
Paul Lawrence 7/10 2565 days true 1.93 3%
Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch 10/10 2566 days true 2.12 3%
Doan 10/10 2572 days true 2.11 3%
Milena Heinrich 10/10 2573 days true 2.11 3%
Faassen 9/10 2575 days true 2.1 3%
Julie Lamart 9/10 2576 days true 2.1 3%
Henzen 8/10 2576 days true 2.0 3%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2577 days true 2.1 3%
suemax 10/10 2811 days 1.64 3%
Jonathan Tuthill 9/10 2827 days true 1.61 3%
Heiner Reinecke 10/10 2834 days true 1.6 3%
Jens Moller 7/10 2835 days true 1.45 2%
Chris Sylvia 9/10 2835 days true 1.59 3%
Selwindt 9/10 2836 days true 1.59 3%
Michael Touzer 8/10 2837 days true 1.51 2%
A Ormsby 8/10 2839 days true 1.51 2%
Jaroslav Gajdos 8/10 2845 days true 1.5 2%
Carolin Haas 7/10 2852 days true 1.42 2%
Thomas 10/10 2853 days true 1.56 2%
Peter Dellen 8/10 2854 days true 1.48 2%
Tom Pratt 9/10 2854 days true 1.56 2%
Elise Violet 8/10 2855 days true 1.48 2%
Eline Vakentijn 8/10 2856 days true 1.48 2%
Lepied 8/10 2858 days true 1.47 2%
Slangen 8/10 2864 days true 1.46 2%
Samplonius 9/10 2866 days true 1.53 2%
Guillaume Milcent 9/10 2868 days true 1.53 2%
Roberto Hallblom 8/10 2869 days true 1.45 2%
Mike1952 7/10 2871 days 1.39 2%
Sandy & Michaela 8/10 2884 days true 1.42 2%
CMJ 8/10 2902 days 1.39 2%
Nick Selzler 9/10 2916 days true 1.44 2%
Manuela Zimmerti 7/10 2934 days true 1.28 2%
Robert Carswell 7/10 2939 days true 1.27 2%
Steve Neilson 10/10 2940 days true 1.39 2%
Natascha & Greg 8/10 2945 days true 1.31 2%
Andy Lever 10/10 2948 days true 1.37 2%
Waldemar Schuler 9/10 2949 days true 1.37 2%
Rudy Witt 9/10 2949 days true 1.37 2%
JadesWorld 8/10 2963 days 1.28 2%
Max Grimmeiss 8/10 3147 days 0.94 1%
Ralph & Marloes Meyers 7/10 3176 days true 0.84 1%
Julie Norton 10/10 3178 days true 0.92 1%
Lindsey Clough 8/10 3186 days true 0.86 1%
Knapen 4/10 3188 days true 0.71 1%
Andreas Blessing 10/10 3188 days true 0.9 1%
Franzi & Tobi 10/10 3188 days true 0.9 1%
Boehmer 6/10 3192 days true 0.74 1%
Nicola Thackray 10/10 3195 days true 0.89 1%
Wheeler 8/10 3197 days true 0.84 1%
Andy Johnson 9/10 3199 days true 0.88 1%
Kari Tervo 4/10 3200 days true 0.7 1%
Katy Bourne 9/10 3202 days true 0.88 1%
Roman & Esther 10/10 3205 days true 0.87 1%
Lauren McKeone 4/10 3206 days true 0.69 1%
Alan Munday 9/10 3206 days true 0.87 1%
S and A Koehue 10/10 3208 days true 0.86 1%
Mirka Tinterova 9/10 3210 days true 0.86 1%
Anne 10/10 3210 days true 0.86 1%
Claudio 10/10 3214 days true 0.85 1%
H Hensen 7/10 3222 days true 0.76 1%
Selina Mueller 10/10 3222 days true 0.84 1%
Birgette Weiner 7/10 3222 days true 0.76 1%
Valerie 10/10 3222 days true 0.84 1%
Tayler Gray 9/10 3223 days true 0.84 1%
Mike 9/10 3224 days true 0.83 1%
Luise Jaeger 5/10 3226 days true 0.67 1%
David 9/10 3226 days true 0.83 1%
Jessie Currie 3/10 3227 days true 0.64 1%
Jonathon Heaney 7/10 3229 days true 0.75 1%
Sue & Graham Mullin 9/10 3231 days true 0.82 1%
Elinor Bell 9/10 3231 days true 0.82 1%
Brandt 9/10 3233 days true 0.82 1%
penz 9/10 3451 days 0.39 1%
Gea Middelbos 10/10 3505 days true 0.28 0%
David 8/10 3506 days true 0.27 0%
joycevanb 9/10 3512 days true 0.27 0%
heather Cardinal 8/10 3528 days true 0.23 0%
Bjorn Sall 6/10 3554 days true 0.16 0%
Brian Bishop 10/10 3559 days true 0.18 0%
Silke Seemann 8/10 3564 days true 0.16 0%
Matilda Hansson 9/10 3564 days true 0.17 0%
Mark and Natasha UK 8/10 3575 days true 0.14 0%
Kay Beaumont 8/10 3575 days true 0.14 0%
David Milner 9/10 3579 days true 0.14 0%
Gail Mckinstry 7/10 3579 days true 0.13 0%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 3580 days true 0.14 0%
Mike Brunt 10/10 3581 days true 0.14 0%
Wolfgang Engelke 10/10 3582 days true 0.13 0%
Peter Koeck 10/10 3582 days true 0.13 0%
Sue Bennett 9/10 3583 days true 0.13 0%
Will Jemma 10/10 3586 days true 0.13 0%
Fam Leinden 8/10 3595 days true 0.1 0%
Mick Thexton 8/10 3596 days true 0.1 0%
Arne van Schol 8/10 3597 days true 0.1 0%
Wim Van Gastel 9/10 3599 days true 0.1 0%
Sebastien Briant 8/10 3600 days true 0.09 0%
Ines Diana 10/10 3600 days true 0.1 0%
Pizzanelli 7/10 3600 days true 0.09 0%
Jakob Jurgen 8/10 3615 days true 0.07 0%
Beute Hjel 10/10 3617 days true 0.06 0%
Sabine Locker 8/10 3617 days true 0.06 0%
deanlaw 10/10 3646 days true 0.01 0%
menzel 9/10 3646 days true 0.01 0%
ursinab 9/10 3647 days true 0.01 0%
friasj 10/10 3647 days true 0.01 0%
Lynn Maguire 10/10 3649 days true 0.0 0%
jameswhite 10/10 3655 days true 0.0 0%
gereldineb 9/10 3657 days true 0.0 0%
asiacritics 10/10 3663 days 0.0 0%
Sandra M 9/10 3665 days true 0.0 0%
Tim Beuzeval 9/10 3670 days true 0.0 0%
Christy 9/10 3673 days true 0.0 0%
Rebecca Jenner 9/10 3674 days true 0.0 0%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 9/10 3674 days true 0.0 0%
Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach 10/10 3686 days true 0.0 0%
Wim Put 8/10 3689 days true 0.0 0%
Karen Fisher 9/10 3689 days true 0.0 0%
CarinaB1 10/10 3891 days true 0.0 0%
BryonyS 10/10 3895 days true 0.0 0%
BouterG 9/10 3903 days true 0.0 0%
Arjan Muis 8/10 3909 days true 0.0 0%
Mikey 9/10 3912 days true 0.0 0%
Viktoria Stoffel 10/10 3914 days true 0.0 0%
Falk 9/10 3923 days true 0.0 0%
WiebkeS 10/10 3923 days true 0.0 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

75%

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.