Ranking Score Explained

Hello 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

81.49%

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 Relative Weight
Mike 3/10 1318 days 83%
Edward Lowe 4/10 1410 days 82%
Patricio Vidal 10/10 1502 days 100%
Jeny Smolders 10/10 1751 days 88%
Elli 5/10 2061 days 58%
Carina Weber 5/10 2063 days 58%
David 10/10 2066 days 73%
Gretha 9/10 2068 days 72%
May 4/10 2091 days 55%
Rik van der Niet 6/10 2093 days 58%
Lea Celerier 8/10 2119 days 66%
Leigh Dodds 8/10 2136 days 65%
Elizabeth Braidotti 9/10 2176 days 67%
Bernd Muller 9/10 2303 days 61%
Jana Ebelina 9/10 2307 days 61%
Celina 8/10 2307 days 57%
Alberto 8/10 2321 days 57%
Camilla Geert 4/10 2334 days 46%
Bas Marinus 9/10 2338 days 59%
Virginia Saez 7/10 2342 days 53%
Philipp 3/10 2343 days 44%
Matthew Palmer 7/10 2344 days 53%
Andre 8/10 2346 days 56%
Sybille 8/10 2346 days 56%
Stefan Hahn 6/10 2351 days 48%
Manibod Vannaphone 8/10 2351 days 55%
Alex Schott 10/10 2354 days 58%
Matias Santos 5/10 2360 days 46%
Ruben Toorwe 7/10 2360 days 53%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 2361 days 58%
Boukje Diijkstra 9/10 2362 days 58%
Aaron Stalley 3/10 2362 days 44%
Clement Delrue 7/10 2366 days 52%
Theo Pargemin 8/10 2366 days 55%
Floren Hoenschler 7/10 2368 days 52%
Johannes Koch 7/10 2368 days 52%
Feline Herbst 9/10 2370 days 58%
Dawn Howard 7/10 2371 days 52%
Verena 7/10 2372 days 52%
Jakub Ira 7/10 2374 days 52%
Michal Putnar 10/10 2374 days 58%
Ales Bronec 10/10 2374 days 58%
Aneta Hambergeroua 7/10 2374 days 52%
Patrick Veber 4/10 2374 days 44%
Megan Lenox 9/10 2376 days 57%
Briony 5/10 2383 days 45%
David Schelensky 7/10 2383 days 52%
Theresa Huelk 5/10 2390 days 45%
Eric Hertort 10/10 2391 days 57%
Christian Meyer 10/10 2391 days 57%
Miriam Hack 8/10 2396 days 53%
Livia and Dave 7/10 2400 days 51%
Rafaella 8/10 2426 days 52%
Sebastian and Susanna 6/10 2440 days 44%
Jessica and Leonie 7/10 2441 days 49%
Fabienne Strobel 10/10 2446 days 54%
Julia Waenninger 7/10 2453 days 48%
Jan B 6/10 2454 days 44%
Dan 10/10 2465 days 53%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 7/10 2474 days 47%
Richard Thompson 9/10 2506 days 51%
Emma Keegan 7/10 2688 days 38%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 8/10 2708 days 39%
Thomas Haslbeck 7/10 2708 days 37%
Stuart Cook 10/10 2709 days 41%
Daniela Wall 8/10 2709 days 39%
Carmen 10/10 2710 days 41%
Jade Cownley 10/10 2733 days 40%
Martha Taatz 10/10 2754 days 39%
Maria Ulitzsch 10/10 2795 days 37%
Antoine Lerin 7/10 2802 days 33%
isabel Zander 10/10 3053 days 24%
Franz Birkefeld 10/10 3064 days 24%
Rainer 8/10 3078 days 22%
Laura 9/10 3079 days 23%
Phil Bromby 10/10 3082 days 23%
Joanna Mulcahy 10/10 3082 days 23%
Hirsch Svenja 9/10 3088 days 23%
Mahr Svenja 10/10 3088 days 23%
Konrad Ullmann 9/10 3091 days 23%
Lukas Lehmeyer 9/10 3091 days 23%
Friederike Kranzin 10/10 3092 days 23%
Sarah 7/10 3093 days 20%
Daniel Garcia Dezgado 10/10 3094 days 22%
Jennifer Garner 10/10 3098 days 22%
Emeline Brocard 10/10 3099 days 22%
Marvin Koever 9/10 3099 days 22%
Luisa Bach 10/10 3101 days 22%
Klaus Petersen 8/10 3103 days 21%
Alex Sheldon 9/10 3110 days 22%
Piotr Jurkowski 10/10 3129 days 21%
Anne Collet 9/10 3137 days 20%
Evian Bolz 7/10 3142 days 18%
Chen Levin 8/10 3142 days 19%
nimrod yaron 10/10 3143 days 20%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 3144 days 20%
Alex Artigues 8/10 3147 days 19%
Brian 6/10 3236 days 12%
Mark Hayes 10/10 3266 days 14%
Anton Thisted 9/10 3417 days 7%
Josefine Sjodin 9/10 3417 days 7%
Katie Fleck 9/10 3417 days 7%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 3419 days 6%
Mark Faulk 8/10 3419 days 6%
Iban Dupont 7/10 3433 days 5%
Guillaume Boudrand 8/10 3433 days 5%
Lorraine Doyle 6/10 3436 days 4%
Sean Hurley 5/10 3436 days 4%
LiseMarie Leger 9/10 3440 days 6%
Jeremy Eng 7/10 3450 days 4%
Stephanie Belanger 10/10 3453 days 5%
Brendon Furney 10/10 3454 days 5%
Sebastian 7/10 3454 days 4%
Selina Lott 8/10 3454 days 4%
Annika 5/10 3454 days 3%
Fabian 8/10 3454 days 4%
Jonas Herrmann 5/10 3454 days 3%
Missy and Chaz 8/10 3460 days 4%
Neele & Philipp 5/10 3460 days 3%
Fabian Koitka 7/10 3470 days 3%
Jill Fischer 10/10 3478 days 4%
Christina Rodewald 9/10 3483 days 3%
Andre and Marina 9/10 3483 days 3%
Jo Sutton 9/10 3509 days 2%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 3528 days 1%
Aurelie Morin 8/10 3531 days 1%
Paul Lawrence 7/10 3538 days 0%
Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch 10/10 3539 days 1%
Doan 10/10 3545 days 0%
Milena Heinrich 10/10 3546 days 0%
Faassen 9/10 3548 days 0%
Julie Lamart 9/10 3549 days 0%
Henzen 8/10 3549 days 0%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 3550 days 0%
suemax 10/10 3784 days 20%
Jonathan Tuthill 9/10 3800 days 20%
Heiner Reinecke 10/10 3807 days 20%
Jens Moller 7/10 3808 days 18%
Chris Sylvia 9/10 3808 days 20%
Selwindt 9/10 3809 days 20%
Michael Touzer 8/10 3810 days 19%
A Ormsby 8/10 3812 days 19%
Jaroslav Gajdos 8/10 3818 days 19%
Carolin Haas 7/10 3825 days 18%
Thomas 10/10 3826 days 20%
Peter Dellen 8/10 3827 days 19%
Tom Pratt 9/10 3827 days 20%
Elise Violet 8/10 3828 days 19%
Eline Vakentijn 8/10 3829 days 19%
Lepied 8/10 3831 days 19%
Slangen 8/10 3837 days 19%
Samplonius 9/10 3839 days 20%
Guillaume Milcent 9/10 3841 days 20%
Roberto Hallblom 8/10 3842 days 19%
Mike1952 7/10 3844 days 18%
Sandy & Michaela 8/10 3857 days 19%
CMJ 8/10 3875 days 19%
Nick Selzler 9/10 3889 days 20%
Manuela Zimmerti 7/10 3907 days 18%
Robert Carswell 7/10 3912 days 18%
Steve Neilson 10/10 3913 days 20%
Natascha & Greg 8/10 3918 days 19%
Andy Lever 10/10 3921 days 20%
Waldemar Schuler 9/10 3922 days 20%
Rudy Witt 9/10 3922 days 20%
JadesWorld 8/10 3936 days 19%
Max Grimmeiss 8/10 4120 days 19%
Ralph & Marloes Meyers 7/10 4149 days 18%
Julie Norton 10/10 4151 days 20%
Lindsey Clough 8/10 4159 days 19%
Knapen 4/10 4161 days 15%
Andreas Blessing 10/10 4161 days 20%
Franzi & Tobi 10/10 4161 days 20%
Boehmer 6/10 4165 days 16%
Nicola Thackray 10/10 4168 days 20%
Wheeler 8/10 4170 days 19%
Andy Johnson 9/10 4172 days 20%
Kari Tervo 4/10 4173 days 15%
Katy Bourne 9/10 4175 days 20%
Roman & Esther 10/10 4178 days 20%
Lauren McKeone 4/10 4179 days 15%
Alan Munday 9/10 4179 days 20%
S and A Koehue 10/10 4181 days 20%
Mirka Tinterova 9/10 4183 days 20%
Anne 10/10 4183 days 20%
Claudio 10/10 4187 days 20%
H Hensen 7/10 4195 days 18%
Selina Mueller 10/10 4195 days 20%
Birgette Weiner 7/10 4195 days 18%
Valerie 10/10 4195 days 20%
Tayler Gray 9/10 4196 days 20%
Mike 9/10 4197 days 20%
Luise Jaeger 5/10 4199 days 15%
David 9/10 4199 days 20%
Jessie Currie 3/10 4200 days 14%
Jonathon Heaney 7/10 4202 days 18%
Sue & Graham Mullin 9/10 4204 days 20%
Elinor Bell 9/10 4204 days 20%
Brandt 9/10 4206 days 20%
penz 9/10 4424 days 20%
Gea Middelbos 10/10 4478 days 20%
David 8/10 4479 days 19%
joycevanb 9/10 4485 days 20%
heather Cardinal 8/10 4501 days 19%
Bjorn Sall 6/10 4527 days 16%
Brian Bishop 10/10 4532 days 20%
Silke Seemann 8/10 4537 days 19%
Matilda Hansson 9/10 4537 days 20%
Mark and Natasha UK 8/10 4548 days 19%
Kay Beaumont 8/10 4548 days 19%
David Milner 9/10 4552 days 20%
Gail Mckinstry 7/10 4552 days 18%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 4553 days 20%
Mike Brunt 10/10 4554 days 20%
Wolfgang Engelke 10/10 4555 days 20%
Peter Koeck 10/10 4555 days 20%
Sue Bennett 9/10 4556 days 20%
Will Jemma 10/10 4559 days 20%
Fam Leinden 8/10 4568 days 19%
Mick Thexton 8/10 4569 days 19%
Arne van Schol 8/10 4570 days 19%
Wim Van Gastel 9/10 4572 days 20%
Sebastien Briant 8/10 4573 days 19%
Ines Diana 10/10 4573 days 20%
Pizzanelli 7/10 4573 days 18%
Jakob Jurgen 8/10 4588 days 19%
Beute Hjel 10/10 4590 days 20%
Sabine Locker 8/10 4590 days 19%
deanlaw 10/10 4619 days 20%
menzel 9/10 4619 days 20%
ursinab 9/10 4620 days 20%
friasj 10/10 4620 days 20%
Lynn Maguire 10/10 4622 days 20%
jameswhite 10/10 4628 days 20%
gereldineb 9/10 4630 days 20%
asiacritics 10/10 4636 days 20%
Sandra M 9/10 4638 days 20%
Tim Beuzeval 9/10 4643 days 20%
Christy 9/10 4646 days 20%
Rebecca Jenner 9/10 4647 days 20%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 9/10 4647 days 20%
Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach 10/10 4659 days 20%
Wim Put 8/10 4662 days 19%
Karen Fisher 9/10 4662 days 20%
CarinaB1 10/10 4864 days 20%
BryonyS 10/10 4868 days 20%
BouterG 9/10 4876 days 20%
Arjan Muis 8/10 4882 days 19%
Mikey 9/10 4885 days 20%
Viktoria Stoffel 10/10 4887 days 20%
Falk 9/10 4896 days 20%
WiebkeS 10/10 4896 days 20%

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

81%

The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, and 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.