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

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

77.12%

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 77 days 90.15 100%
Edward Lowe 4/10 169 days 88.79 98%
Patricio Vidal 10/10 261 days 89.21 99%
Jeny Smolders 10/10 510 days true 70.54 78%
Elli 5/10 820 days true 20.38 21%
Carina Weber 5/10 822 days true 20.17 21%
David 10/10 825 days true 19.86 20%
Gretha 9/10 827 days true 19.66 20%
May 4/10 850 days true 16.4 17%
Rik van der Niet 6/10 852 days true 17.23 17%
Lea Celerier 8/10 878 days true 14.95 15%
Leigh Dodds 8/10 895 days 11.34 11%
Elizabeth Braidotti 9/10 935 days 9.06 8%
Bernd Muller 9/10 1062 days 5.17 4%
Jana Ebelina 9/10 1066 days true 6.16 5%
Celina 8/10 1066 days true 6.16 5%
Alberto 8/10 1080 days true 6.04 5%
Camilla Geert 4/10 1093 days true 5.65 4%
Bas Marinus 9/10 1097 days true 6.0 5%
Virginia Saez 7/10 1101 days true 5.99 5%
Philipp 3/10 1102 days true 5.54 4%
Matthew Palmer 7/10 1103 days true 5.99 5%
Andre 8/10 1105 days true 5.98 5%
Sybille 8/10 1105 days true 5.98 5%
Stefan Hahn 6/10 1110 days true 5.98 5%
Manibod Vannaphone 8/10 1110 days true 5.98 5%
Alex Schott 10/10 1113 days true 5.97 5%
Matias Santos 5/10 1119 days true 5.96 5%
Ruben Toorwe 7/10 1119 days true 5.96 5%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 1120 days true 5.96 5%
Boukje Diijkstra 9/10 1121 days 4.96 4%
Aaron Stalley 3/10 1121 days true 5.51 4%
Clement Delrue 7/10 1125 days true 5.95 5%
Theo Pargemin 8/10 1125 days true 5.95 5%
Floren Hoenschler 7/10 1127 days true 5.95 5%
Johannes Koch 7/10 1127 days true 5.95 5%
Feline Herbst 9/10 1129 days true 5.94 5%
Dawn Howard 7/10 1130 days true 5.94 5%
Verena 7/10 1131 days true 5.94 5%
Jakub Ira 7/10 1133 days true 5.94 5%
Michal Putnar 10/10 1133 days true 5.94 5%
Ales Bronec 10/10 1133 days true 5.94 5%
Aneta Hambergeroua 7/10 1133 days true 5.94 5%
Patrick Veber 4/10 1133 days true 5.59 4%
Megan Lenox 9/10 1135 days true 5.93 5%
Briony 5/10 1142 days true 5.92 5%
David Schelensky 7/10 1142 days true 5.92 5%
Theresa Huelk 5/10 1149 days true 5.91 5%
Eric Hertort 10/10 1150 days true 5.91 5%
Christian Meyer 10/10 1150 days true 5.91 5%
Miriam Hack 8/10 1155 days true 5.9 5%
Livia and Dave 7/10 1159 days true 5.89 5%
Rafaella 8/10 1185 days true 5.85 5%
Sebastian and Susanna 6/10 1199 days true 5.83 5%
Jessica and Leonie 7/10 1200 days true 5.83 5%
Fabienne Strobel 10/10 1205 days true 5.82 5%
Julia Waenninger 7/10 1212 days 4.84 3%
Jan B 6/10 1213 days true 5.81 5%
Dan 10/10 1224 days true 5.79 5%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 7/10 1233 days 4.81 3%
Richard Thompson 9/10 1265 days 4.77 3%
Emma Keegan 7/10 1447 days 4.52 3%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 8/10 1467 days true 5.39 4%
Thomas Haslbeck 7/10 1467 days true 5.39 4%
Stuart Cook 10/10 1468 days true 5.39 4%
Daniela Wall 8/10 1468 days true 5.39 4%
Carmen 10/10 1469 days true 5.39 4%
Jade Cownley 10/10 1492 days true 5.35 4%
Martha Taatz 10/10 1513 days true 5.31 4%
Maria Ulitzsch 10/10 1554 days true 5.25 4%
Antoine Lerin 7/10 1561 days true 5.23 4%
isabel Zander 10/10 1812 days true 4.82 3%
Franz Birkefeld 10/10 1823 days true 4.8 3%
Rainer 8/10 1837 days true 4.78 3%
Laura 9/10 1838 days true 4.78 3%
Phil Bromby 10/10 1841 days true 4.77 3%
Joanna Mulcahy 10/10 1841 days true 4.77 3%
Hirsch Svenja 9/10 1847 days true 4.76 3%
Mahr Svenja 10/10 1847 days true 4.76 3%
Konrad Ullmann 9/10 1850 days true 4.76 3%
Lukas Lehmeyer 9/10 1850 days true 4.76 3%
Friederike Kranzin 10/10 1851 days true 4.76 3%
Sarah 7/10 1852 days true 4.76 3%
Daniel Garcia Dezgado 10/10 1853 days true 4.75 3%
Jennifer Garner 10/10 1857 days true 4.75 3%
Emeline Brocard 10/10 1858 days true 4.75 3%
Marvin Koever 9/10 1858 days true 4.75 3%
Luisa Bach 10/10 1860 days true 4.74 3%
Klaus Petersen 8/10 1862 days true 4.74 3%
Alex Sheldon 9/10 1869 days true 4.73 3%
Piotr Jurkowski 10/10 1888 days true 4.7 3%
Anne Collet 9/10 1896 days true 4.68 3%
Evian Bolz 7/10 1901 days true 4.68 3%
Chen Levin 8/10 1901 days true 4.68 3%
nimrod yaron 10/10 1902 days true 4.67 3%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 1903 days 3.89 2%
Alex Artigues 8/10 1906 days true 4.67 3%
Brian 6/10 1995 days 3.77 2%
Mark Hayes 10/10 2025 days 3.73 2%
Anton Thisted 9/10 2176 days true 4.22 3%
Josefine Sjodin 9/10 2176 days true 4.22 3%
Katie Fleck 9/10 2176 days true 4.22 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 2178 days 3.52 2%
Mark Faulk 8/10 2178 days 3.52 2%
Iban Dupont 7/10 2192 days true 4.2 3%
Guillaume Boudrand 8/10 2192 days true 4.2 3%
Lorraine Doyle 6/10 2195 days true 4.19 3%
Sean Hurley 5/10 2195 days true 4.19 3%
LiseMarie Leger 9/10 2199 days true 4.19 3%
Jeremy Eng 7/10 2209 days 3.47 2%
Stephanie Belanger 10/10 2212 days true 4.16 3%
Brendon Furney 10/10 2213 days true 4.16 3%
Sebastian 7/10 2213 days true 4.16 3%
Selina Lott 8/10 2213 days true 4.16 3%
Annika 5/10 2213 days true 4.16 3%
Fabian 8/10 2213 days true 4.16 3%
Jonas Herrmann 5/10 2213 days true 4.16 3%
Missy and Chaz 8/10 2219 days true 4.15 3%
Neele & Philipp 5/10 2219 days true 4.15 3%
Fabian Koitka 7/10 2229 days true 4.14 3%
Jill Fischer 10/10 2237 days 3.44 2%
Christina Rodewald 9/10 2242 days true 4.11 3%
Andre and Marina 9/10 2242 days true 4.11 3%
Jo Sutton 9/10 2268 days 3.39 2%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 2287 days true 4.04 3%
Aurelie Morin 8/10 2290 days true 4.04 3%
Paul Lawrence 7/10 2297 days true 4.02 3%
Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch 10/10 2298 days true 4.02 3%
Doan 10/10 2304 days true 4.01 3%
Milena Heinrich 10/10 2305 days true 4.01 3%
Faassen 9/10 2307 days true 4.01 3%
Julie Lamart 9/10 2308 days true 4.01 3%
Henzen 8/10 2308 days true 4.01 3%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2309 days true 4.0 3%
suemax 10/10 2543 days 3.02 1%
Jonathan Tuthill 9/10 2559 days true 3.59 2%
Heiner Reinecke 10/10 2566 days true 3.58 2%
Jens Moller 7/10 2567 days true 3.58 2%
Chris Sylvia 9/10 2567 days true 3.58 2%
Selwindt 9/10 2568 days true 3.58 2%
Michael Touzer 8/10 2569 days true 3.58 2%
A Ormsby 8/10 2571 days true 3.57 2%
Jaroslav Gajdos 8/10 2577 days true 3.56 2%
Carolin Haas 7/10 2584 days true 3.55 2%
Thomas 10/10 2585 days true 3.55 2%
Peter Dellen 8/10 2586 days true 3.55 2%
Tom Pratt 9/10 2586 days true 3.55 2%
Elise Violet 8/10 2587 days true 3.55 2%
Eline Vakentijn 8/10 2588 days true 3.55 2%
Lepied 8/10 2590 days true 3.54 2%
Slangen 8/10 2596 days true 3.53 2%
Samplonius 9/10 2598 days true 3.53 2%
Guillaume Milcent 9/10 2600 days true 3.53 2%
Roberto Hallblom 8/10 2601 days true 3.52 2%
Mike1952 7/10 2603 days 2.93 1%
Sandy & Michaela 8/10 2616 days true 3.5 2%
CMJ 8/10 2634 days 2.89 1%
Nick Selzler 9/10 2648 days true 3.45 2%
Manuela Zimmerti 7/10 2666 days true 3.42 2%
Robert Carswell 7/10 2671 days true 3.41 2%
Steve Neilson 10/10 2672 days true 3.41 2%
Natascha & Greg 8/10 2677 days true 3.4 2%
Andy Lever 10/10 2680 days true 3.39 2%
Waldemar Schuler 9/10 2681 days true 3.39 2%
Rudy Witt 9/10 2681 days true 3.39 2%
JadesWorld 8/10 2695 days 2.81 1%
Max Grimmeiss 8/10 2879 days 2.56 1%
Ralph & Marloes Meyers 7/10 2908 days true 3.02 1%
Julie Norton 10/10 2910 days true 3.02 1%
Lindsey Clough 8/10 2918 days true 3.0 1%
Knapen 4/10 2920 days true 2.83 1%
Andreas Blessing 10/10 2920 days true 3.0 1%
Franzi & Tobi 10/10 2920 days true 3.0 1%
Boehmer 6/10 2924 days true 2.99 1%
Nicola Thackray 10/10 2927 days true 2.99 1%
Wheeler 8/10 2929 days true 2.99 1%
Andy Johnson 9/10 2931 days true 2.98 1%
Kari Tervo 4/10 2932 days true 2.81 1%
Katy Bourne 9/10 2934 days true 2.98 1%
Roman & Esther 10/10 2937 days true 2.97 1%
Lauren McKeone 4/10 2938 days true 2.8 1%
Alan Munday 9/10 2938 days true 2.97 1%
S and A Koehue 10/10 2940 days true 2.97 1%
Mirka Tinterova 9/10 2942 days true 2.96 1%
Anne 10/10 2942 days true 2.96 1%
Claudio 10/10 2946 days true 2.96 1%
H Hensen 7/10 2954 days true 2.94 1%
Selina Mueller 10/10 2954 days true 2.94 1%
Birgette Weiner 7/10 2954 days true 2.94 1%
Valerie 10/10 2954 days true 2.94 1%
Tayler Gray 9/10 2955 days true 2.94 1%
Mike 9/10 2956 days true 2.94 1%
Luise Jaeger 5/10 2958 days true 2.94 1%
David 9/10 2958 days true 2.94 1%
Jessie Currie 3/10 2959 days true 2.72 1%
Jonathon Heaney 7/10 2961 days true 2.93 1%
Sue & Graham Mullin 9/10 2963 days true 2.93 1%
Elinor Bell 9/10 2963 days true 2.93 1%
Brandt 9/10 2965 days true 2.93 1%
penz 9/10 3183 days 2.14 0%
Gea Middelbos 10/10 3237 days true 2.48 1%
David 8/10 3238 days true 2.48 1%
joycevanb 9/10 3244 days true 2.47 1%
heather Cardinal 8/10 3260 days true 2.44 1%
Bjorn Sall 6/10 3286 days true 2.4 1%
Brian Bishop 10/10 3291 days true 2.39 1%
Silke Seemann 8/10 3296 days true 2.38 1%
Matilda Hansson 9/10 3296 days true 2.38 1%
Mark and Natasha UK 8/10 3307 days true 2.36 1%
Kay Beaumont 8/10 3307 days true 2.36 1%
David Milner 9/10 3311 days true 2.36 1%
Gail Mckinstry 7/10 3311 days true 2.36 1%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 3312 days true 2.36 1%
Mike Brunt 10/10 3313 days true 2.35 1%
Wolfgang Engelke 10/10 3314 days true 2.35 1%
Peter Koeck 10/10 3314 days true 2.35 1%
Sue Bennett 9/10 3315 days true 2.35 1%
Will Jemma 10/10 3318 days true 2.35 1%
Fam Leinden 8/10 3327 days true 2.33 1%
Mick Thexton 8/10 3328 days true 2.33 1%
Arne van Schol 8/10 3329 days true 2.33 1%
Wim Van Gastel 9/10 3331 days true 2.32 1%
Sebastien Briant 8/10 3332 days true 2.32 1%
Ines Diana 10/10 3332 days true 2.32 1%
Pizzanelli 7/10 3332 days true 2.32 1%
Jakob Jurgen 8/10 3347 days true 2.3 1%
Beute Hjel 10/10 3349 days true 2.29 1%
Sabine Locker 8/10 3349 days true 2.29 1%
deanlaw 10/10 3378 days true 2.25 1%
menzel 9/10 3378 days true 2.25 1%
ursinab 9/10 3379 days true 2.25 1%
friasj 10/10 3379 days true 2.25 1%
Lynn Maguire 10/10 3381 days true 2.24 1%
jameswhite 10/10 3387 days true 2.23 0%
gereldineb 9/10 3389 days true 2.23 0%
asiacritics 10/10 3395 days 1.85 0%
Sandra M 9/10 3397 days true 2.22 0%
Tim Beuzeval 9/10 3402 days true 2.21 0%
Christy 9/10 3405 days true 2.2 0%
Rebecca Jenner 9/10 3406 days true 2.2 0%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 9/10 3406 days true 2.2 0%
Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach 10/10 3418 days true 2.18 0%
Wim Put 8/10 3421 days true 2.18 0%
Karen Fisher 9/10 3421 days true 2.18 0%
CarinaB1 10/10 3623 days true 1.84 0%
BryonyS 10/10 3627 days true 1.84 0%
BouterG 9/10 3635 days true 1.82 0%
Arjan Muis 8/10 3641 days true 1.81 0%
Mikey 9/10 3644 days true 1.81 0%
Viktoria Stoffel 10/10 3646 days true 1.81 0%
Falk 9/10 3655 days true 1.79 0%
WiebkeS 10/10 3655 days true 1.79 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

77%

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.

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