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

77.47%

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 3/10 234 days 70.32 97%
Edward Lowe 4/10 326 days 65.7 91%
Patricio Vidal 10/10 418 days 72.31 100%
Jeny Smolders 10/10 667 days true 34.03 46%
Elli 5/10 977 days true 5.84 7%
Carina Weber 5/10 979 days true 5.78 7%
David 10/10 982 days true 7.02 9%
Gretha 9/10 984 days true 6.95 9%
May 4/10 1007 days true 4.92 6%
Rik van der Niet 6/10 1009 days true 5.12 6%
Lea Celerier 8/10 1035 days true 5.29 6%
Leigh Dodds 8/10 1052 days 5.03 6%
Elizabeth Braidotti 9/10 1092 days 5.0 6%
Bernd Muller 9/10 1219 days 4.81 6%
Jana Ebelina 9/10 1223 days true 4.81 6%
Celina 8/10 1223 days true 4.56 5%
Alberto 8/10 1237 days true 4.54 5%
Camilla Geert 4/10 1250 days true 3.76 4%
Bas Marinus 9/10 1254 days true 4.76 5%
Virginia Saez 7/10 1258 days true 4.32 5%
Philipp 3/10 1259 days true 3.66 4%
Matthew Palmer 7/10 1260 days true 4.32 5%
Andre 8/10 1262 days true 4.51 5%
Sybille 8/10 1262 days true 4.51 5%
Stefan Hahn 6/10 1267 days true 3.93 4%
Manibod Vannaphone 8/10 1267 days true 4.5 5%
Alex Schott 10/10 1270 days true 4.73 5%
Matias Santos 5/10 1276 days true 3.83 4%
Ruben Toorwe 7/10 1276 days true 4.3 5%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 1277 days true 4.72 5%
Boukje Diijkstra 9/10 1278 days 4.72 5%
Aaron Stalley 3/10 1278 days true 3.64 4%
Clement Delrue 7/10 1282 days true 4.29 5%
Theo Pargemin 8/10 1282 days true 4.48 5%
Floren Hoenschler 7/10 1284 days true 4.29 5%
Johannes Koch 7/10 1284 days true 4.29 5%
Feline Herbst 9/10 1286 days true 4.71 5%
Dawn Howard 7/10 1287 days true 4.28 5%
Verena 7/10 1288 days true 4.28 5%
Jakub Ira 7/10 1290 days true 4.28 5%
Michal Putnar 10/10 1290 days true 4.7 5%
Ales Bronec 10/10 1290 days true 4.7 5%
Aneta Hambergeroua 7/10 1290 days true 4.28 5%
Patrick Veber 4/10 1290 days true 3.72 4%
Megan Lenox 9/10 1292 days true 4.7 5%
Briony 5/10 1299 days true 3.8 4%
David Schelensky 7/10 1299 days true 4.27 5%
Theresa Huelk 5/10 1306 days true 3.79 4%
Eric Hertort 10/10 1307 days true 4.68 5%
Christian Meyer 10/10 1307 days true 4.68 5%
Miriam Hack 8/10 1312 days true 4.44 5%
Livia and Dave 7/10 1316 days true 4.24 5%
Rafaella 8/10 1342 days true 4.39 5%
Sebastian and Susanna 6/10 1356 days true 3.82 4%
Jessica and Leonie 7/10 1357 days true 4.19 5%
Fabienne Strobel 10/10 1362 days true 4.59 5%
Julia Waenninger 7/10 1369 days 4.17 5%
Jan B 6/10 1370 days true 3.8 4%
Dan 10/10 1381 days true 4.56 5%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 7/10 1390 days 4.14 5%
Richard Thompson 9/10 1422 days 4.5 5%
Emma Keegan 7/10 1604 days 3.84 4%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 8/10 1624 days true 3.99 4%
Thomas Haslbeck 7/10 1624 days true 3.82 4%
Stuart Cook 10/10 1625 days true 4.19 5%
Daniela Wall 8/10 1625 days true 3.98 4%
Carmen 10/10 1626 days true 4.19 5%
Jade Cownley 10/10 1649 days true 4.16 5%
Martha Taatz 10/10 1670 days true 4.12 5%
Maria Ulitzsch 10/10 1711 days true 4.06 5%
Antoine Lerin 7/10 1718 days true 3.69 4%
isabel Zander 10/10 1969 days true 3.67 4%
Franz Birkefeld 10/10 1980 days true 3.65 4%
Rainer 8/10 1994 days true 3.45 4%
Laura 9/10 1995 days true 3.63 4%
Phil Bromby 10/10 1998 days true 3.63 4%
Joanna Mulcahy 10/10 1998 days true 3.63 4%
Hirsch Svenja 9/10 2004 days true 3.62 4%
Mahr Svenja 10/10 2004 days true 3.62 4%
Konrad Ullmann 9/10 2007 days true 3.61 4%
Lukas Lehmeyer 9/10 2007 days true 3.61 4%
Friederike Kranzin 10/10 2008 days true 3.61 4%
Sarah 7/10 2009 days true 3.28 3%
Daniel Garcia Dezgado 10/10 2010 days true 3.61 4%
Jennifer Garner 10/10 2014 days true 3.6 4%
Emeline Brocard 10/10 2015 days true 3.6 4%
Marvin Koever 9/10 2015 days true 3.6 4%
Luisa Bach 10/10 2017 days true 3.6 4%
Klaus Petersen 8/10 2019 days true 3.41 4%
Alex Sheldon 9/10 2026 days true 3.58 4%
Piotr Jurkowski 10/10 2045 days true 3.55 4%
Anne Collet 9/10 2053 days true 3.54 4%
Evian Bolz 7/10 2058 days true 3.22 3%
Chen Levin 8/10 2058 days true 3.36 4%
nimrod yaron 10/10 2059 days true 3.53 4%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 2060 days 3.53 4%
Alex Artigues 8/10 2063 days true 3.35 4%
Brian 6/10 2152 days 2.81 3%
Mark Hayes 10/10 2182 days 3.35 4%
Anton Thisted 9/10 2333 days true 3.12 3%
Josefine Sjodin 9/10 2333 days true 3.12 3%
Katie Fleck 9/10 2333 days true 3.12 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 2335 days 2.96 3%
Mark Faulk 8/10 2335 days 2.96 3%
Iban Dupont 7/10 2349 days true 2.81 3%
Guillaume Boudrand 8/10 2349 days true 2.94 3%
Lorraine Doyle 6/10 2352 days true 2.56 2%
Sean Hurley 5/10 2352 days true 2.5 2%
LiseMarie Leger 9/10 2356 days true 3.08 3%
Jeremy Eng 7/10 2366 days 2.79 3%
Stephanie Belanger 10/10 2369 days true 3.06 3%
Brendon Furney 10/10 2370 days true 3.06 3%
Sebastian 7/10 2370 days true 2.78 3%
Selina Lott 8/10 2370 days true 2.91 3%
Annika 5/10 2370 days true 2.48 2%
Fabian 8/10 2370 days true 2.91 3%
Jonas Herrmann 5/10 2370 days true 2.48 2%
Missy and Chaz 8/10 2376 days true 2.9 3%
Neele & Philipp 5/10 2376 days true 2.47 2%
Fabian Koitka 7/10 2386 days true 2.76 3%
Jill Fischer 10/10 2394 days 3.02 3%
Christina Rodewald 9/10 2399 days true 3.02 3%
Andre and Marina 9/10 2399 days true 3.02 3%
Jo Sutton 9/10 2425 days 2.98 3%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 2444 days true 2.95 3%
Aurelie Morin 8/10 2447 days true 2.8 3%
Paul Lawrence 7/10 2454 days true 2.67 3%
Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch 10/10 2455 days true 2.93 3%
Doan 10/10 2461 days true 2.92 3%
Milena Heinrich 10/10 2462 days true 2.92 3%
Faassen 9/10 2464 days true 2.92 3%
Julie Lamart 9/10 2465 days true 2.91 3%
Henzen 8/10 2465 days true 2.77 3%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2466 days true 2.91 3%
suemax 10/10 2700 days 2.56 2%
Jonathan Tuthill 9/10 2716 days true 2.53 2%
Heiner Reinecke 10/10 2723 days true 2.52 2%
Jens Moller 7/10 2724 days true 2.29 2%
Chris Sylvia 9/10 2724 days true 2.52 2%
Selwindt 9/10 2725 days true 2.52 2%
Michael Touzer 8/10 2726 days true 2.39 2%
A Ormsby 8/10 2728 days true 2.39 2%
Jaroslav Gajdos 8/10 2734 days true 2.38 2%
Carolin Haas 7/10 2741 days true 2.27 2%
Thomas 10/10 2742 days true 2.49 2%
Peter Dellen 8/10 2743 days true 2.37 2%
Tom Pratt 9/10 2743 days true 2.49 2%
Elise Violet 8/10 2744 days true 2.37 2%
Eline Vakentijn 8/10 2745 days true 2.36 2%
Lepied 8/10 2747 days true 2.36 2%
Slangen 8/10 2753 days true 2.35 2%
Samplonius 9/10 2755 days true 2.47 2%
Guillaume Milcent 9/10 2757 days true 2.47 2%
Roberto Hallblom 8/10 2758 days true 2.35 2%
Mike1952 7/10 2760 days 2.24 2%
Sandy & Michaela 8/10 2773 days true 2.32 2%
CMJ 8/10 2791 days 2.3 2%
Nick Selzler 9/10 2805 days true 2.4 2%
Manuela Zimmerti 7/10 2823 days true 2.16 2%
Robert Carswell 7/10 2828 days true 2.15 2%
Steve Neilson 10/10 2829 days true 2.36 2%
Natascha & Greg 8/10 2834 days true 2.24 2%
Andy Lever 10/10 2837 days true 2.35 2%
Waldemar Schuler 9/10 2838 days true 2.35 2%
Rudy Witt 9/10 2838 days true 2.35 2%
JadesWorld 8/10 2852 days 2.21 2%
Max Grimmeiss 8/10 3036 days 1.94 2%
Ralph & Marloes Meyers 7/10 3065 days true 1.82 1%
Julie Norton 10/10 3067 days true 2.0 2%
Lindsey Clough 8/10 3075 days true 1.89 1%
Knapen 4/10 3077 days true 1.57 1%
Andreas Blessing 10/10 3077 days true 1.98 2%
Franzi & Tobi 10/10 3077 days true 1.98 2%
Boehmer 6/10 3081 days true 1.64 1%
Nicola Thackray 10/10 3084 days true 1.97 2%
Wheeler 8/10 3086 days true 1.87 1%
Andy Johnson 9/10 3088 days true 1.97 2%
Kari Tervo 4/10 3089 days true 1.55 1%
Katy Bourne 9/10 3091 days true 1.96 2%
Roman & Esther 10/10 3094 days true 1.96 2%
Lauren McKeone 4/10 3095 days true 1.55 1%
Alan Munday 9/10 3095 days true 1.96 2%
S and A Koehue 10/10 3097 days true 1.95 2%
Mirka Tinterova 9/10 3099 days true 1.95 2%
Anne 10/10 3099 days true 1.95 2%
Claudio 10/10 3103 days true 1.94 2%
H Hensen 7/10 3111 days true 1.76 1%
Selina Mueller 10/10 3111 days true 1.93 2%
Birgette Weiner 7/10 3111 days true 1.76 1%
Valerie 10/10 3111 days true 1.93 2%
Tayler Gray 9/10 3112 days true 1.93 2%
Mike 9/10 3113 days true 1.93 2%
Luise Jaeger 5/10 3115 days true 1.56 1%
David 9/10 3115 days true 1.93 2%
Jessie Currie 3/10 3116 days true 1.48 1%
Jonathon Heaney 7/10 3118 days true 1.75 1%
Sue & Graham Mullin 9/10 3120 days true 1.92 2%
Elinor Bell 9/10 3120 days true 1.92 2%
Brandt 9/10 3122 days true 1.91 2%
penz 9/10 3340 days 1.58 1%
Gea Middelbos 10/10 3394 days true 1.5 1%
David 8/10 3395 days true 1.42 1%
joycevanb 9/10 3401 days true 1.49 1%
heather Cardinal 8/10 3417 days true 1.39 1%
Bjorn Sall 6/10 3443 days true 1.18 0%
Brian Bishop 10/10 3448 days true 1.42 1%
Silke Seemann 8/10 3453 days true 1.34 1%
Matilda Hansson 9/10 3453 days true 1.41 1%
Mark and Natasha UK 8/10 3464 days true 1.32 1%
Kay Beaumont 8/10 3464 days true 1.32 1%
David Milner 9/10 3468 days true 1.39 1%
Gail Mckinstry 7/10 3468 days true 1.26 1%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 3469 days true 1.39 1%
Mike Brunt 10/10 3470 days true 1.39 1%
Wolfgang Engelke 10/10 3471 days true 1.38 1%
Peter Koeck 10/10 3471 days true 1.38 1%
Sue Bennett 9/10 3472 days true 1.38 1%
Will Jemma 10/10 3475 days true 1.38 1%
Fam Leinden 8/10 3484 days true 1.3 1%
Mick Thexton 8/10 3485 days true 1.29 1%
Arne van Schol 8/10 3486 days true 1.29 1%
Wim Van Gastel 9/10 3488 days true 1.36 1%
Sebastien Briant 8/10 3489 days true 1.29 1%
Ines Diana 10/10 3489 days true 1.36 1%
Pizzanelli 7/10 3489 days true 1.23 1%
Jakob Jurgen 8/10 3504 days true 1.27 1%
Beute Hjel 10/10 3506 days true 1.33 1%
Sabine Locker 8/10 3506 days true 1.26 1%
deanlaw 10/10 3535 days true 1.29 1%
menzel 9/10 3535 days true 1.29 1%
ursinab 9/10 3536 days true 1.28 1%
friasj 10/10 3536 days true 1.28 1%
Lynn Maguire 10/10 3538 days true 1.28 1%
jameswhite 10/10 3544 days true 1.27 1%
gereldineb 9/10 3546 days true 1.27 1%
asiacritics 10/10 3552 days 1.26 1%
Sandra M 9/10 3554 days true 1.26 1%
Tim Beuzeval 9/10 3559 days true 1.25 1%
Christy 9/10 3562 days true 1.25 1%
Rebecca Jenner 9/10 3563 days true 1.24 1%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 9/10 3563 days true 1.24 1%
Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach 10/10 3575 days true 1.23 1%
Wim Put 8/10 3578 days true 1.16 0%
Karen Fisher 9/10 3578 days true 1.22 1%
CarinaB1 10/10 3780 days true 0.91 0%
BryonyS 10/10 3784 days true 0.91 0%
BouterG 9/10 3792 days true 0.89 0%
Arjan Muis 8/10 3798 days true 0.84 0%
Mikey 9/10 3801 days true 0.88 0%
Viktoria Stoffel 10/10 3803 days true 0.88 0%
Falk 9/10 3812 days true 0.86 0%
WiebkeS 10/10 3812 days true 0.86 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.