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

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 3/10 461 days 51.07 100%
Edward Lowe 4/10 553 days 40.72 80%
Patricio Vidal 10/10 645 days 37.09 73%
Jeny Smolders 10/10 894 days true 11.4 22%
Elli 5/10 1204 days true 3.88 8%
Carina Weber 5/10 1206 days true 3.87 8%
David 10/10 1209 days true 4.78 9%
Gretha 9/10 1211 days true 4.77 9%
May 4/10 1234 days true 3.74 7%
Rik van der Niet 6/10 1236 days true 3.92 8%
Lea Celerier 8/10 1262 days true 4.44 9%
Leigh Dodds 8/10 1279 days 4.41 9%
Elizabeth Braidotti 9/10 1319 days 4.56 9%
Bernd Muller 9/10 1446 days 4.31 8%
Jana Ebelina 9/10 1450 days true 4.31 8%
Celina 8/10 1450 days true 4.09 8%
Alberto 8/10 1464 days true 4.06 8%
Camilla Geert 4/10 1477 days true 3.36 7%
Bas Marinus 9/10 1481 days true 4.24 8%
Virginia Saez 7/10 1485 days true 3.86 8%
Philipp 3/10 1486 days true 3.26 6%
Matthew Palmer 7/10 1487 days true 3.85 8%
Andre 8/10 1489 days true 4.02 8%
Sybille 8/10 1489 days true 4.02 8%
Stefan Hahn 6/10 1494 days true 3.5 7%
Manibod Vannaphone 8/10 1494 days true 4.01 8%
Alex Schott 10/10 1497 days true 4.21 8%
Matias Santos 5/10 1503 days true 3.4 7%
Ruben Toorwe 7/10 1503 days true 3.82 7%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 1504 days true 4.2 8%
Boukje Diijkstra 9/10 1505 days 4.2 8%
Aaron Stalley 3/10 1505 days true 3.23 6%
Clement Delrue 7/10 1509 days true 3.81 7%
Theo Pargemin 8/10 1509 days true 3.98 8%
Floren Hoenschler 7/10 1511 days true 3.81 7%
Johannes Koch 7/10 1511 days true 3.81 7%
Feline Herbst 9/10 1513 days true 4.18 8%
Dawn Howard 7/10 1514 days true 3.8 7%
Verena 7/10 1515 days true 3.8 7%
Jakub Ira 7/10 1517 days true 3.8 7%
Michal Putnar 10/10 1517 days true 4.17 8%
Ales Bronec 10/10 1517 days true 4.17 8%
Aneta Hambergeroua 7/10 1517 days true 3.8 7%
Patrick Veber 4/10 1517 days true 3.3 6%
Megan Lenox 9/10 1519 days true 4.17 8%
Briony 5/10 1526 days true 3.37 7%
David Schelensky 7/10 1526 days true 3.78 7%
Theresa Huelk 5/10 1533 days true 3.36 7%
Eric Hertort 10/10 1534 days true 4.14 8%
Christian Meyer 10/10 1534 days true 4.14 8%
Miriam Hack 8/10 1539 days true 3.92 8%
Livia and Dave 7/10 1543 days true 3.75 7%
Rafaella 8/10 1569 days true 3.87 8%
Sebastian and Susanna 6/10 1583 days true 3.36 7%
Jessica and Leonie 7/10 1584 days true 3.68 7%
Fabienne Strobel 10/10 1589 days true 4.03 8%
Julia Waenninger 7/10 1596 days 3.66 7%
Jan B 6/10 1597 days true 3.33 7%
Dan 10/10 1608 days true 4.0 8%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 7/10 1617 days 3.62 7%
Richard Thompson 9/10 1649 days 3.92 8%
Emma Keegan 7/10 1831 days 3.24 6%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 8/10 1851 days true 3.34 7%
Thomas Haslbeck 7/10 1851 days true 3.2 6%
Stuart Cook 10/10 1852 days true 3.52 7%
Daniela Wall 8/10 1852 days true 3.34 7%
Carmen 10/10 1853 days true 3.52 7%
Jade Cownley 10/10 1876 days true 3.47 7%
Martha Taatz 10/10 1897 days true 3.43 7%
Maria Ulitzsch 10/10 1938 days true 3.35 7%
Antoine Lerin 7/10 1945 days true 3.04 6%
isabel Zander 10/10 2196 days true 2.85 6%
Franz Birkefeld 10/10 2207 days true 2.82 6%
Rainer 8/10 2221 days true 2.66 5%
Laura 9/10 2222 days true 2.79 5%
Phil Bromby 10/10 2225 days true 2.79 5%
Joanna Mulcahy 10/10 2225 days true 2.79 5%
Hirsch Svenja 9/10 2231 days true 2.78 5%
Mahr Svenja 10/10 2231 days true 2.78 5%
Konrad Ullmann 9/10 2234 days true 2.77 5%
Lukas Lehmeyer 9/10 2234 days true 2.77 5%
Friederike Kranzin 10/10 2235 days true 2.77 5%
Sarah 7/10 2236 days true 2.52 5%
Daniel Garcia Dezgado 10/10 2237 days true 2.77 5%
Jennifer Garner 10/10 2241 days true 2.76 5%
Emeline Brocard 10/10 2242 days true 2.76 5%
Marvin Koever 9/10 2242 days true 2.76 5%
Luisa Bach 10/10 2244 days true 2.75 5%
Klaus Petersen 8/10 2246 days true 2.61 5%
Alex Sheldon 9/10 2253 days true 2.73 5%
Piotr Jurkowski 10/10 2272 days true 2.7 5%
Anne Collet 9/10 2280 days true 2.68 5%
Evian Bolz 7/10 2285 days true 2.43 5%
Chen Levin 8/10 2285 days true 2.54 5%
nimrod yaron 10/10 2286 days true 2.67 5%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 2287 days 2.67 5%
Alex Artigues 8/10 2290 days true 2.53 5%
Brian 6/10 2379 days 2.06 4%
Mark Hayes 10/10 2409 days 2.43 5%
Anton Thisted 9/10 2560 days true 2.13 4%
Josefine Sjodin 9/10 2560 days true 2.13 4%
Katie Fleck 9/10 2560 days true 2.13 4%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 2562 days 2.02 4%
Mark Faulk 8/10 2562 days 2.02 4%
Iban Dupont 7/10 2576 days true 1.91 4%
Guillaume Boudrand 8/10 2576 days true 2.0 4%
Lorraine Doyle 6/10 2579 days true 1.74 3%
Sean Hurley 5/10 2579 days true 1.7 3%
LiseMarie Leger 9/10 2583 days true 2.09 4%
Jeremy Eng 7/10 2593 days 1.88 4%
Stephanie Belanger 10/10 2596 days true 2.06 4%
Brendon Furney 10/10 2597 days true 2.06 4%
Sebastian 7/10 2597 days true 1.88 4%
Selina Lott 8/10 2597 days true 1.96 4%
Annika 5/10 2597 days true 1.67 3%
Fabian 8/10 2597 days true 1.96 4%
Jonas Herrmann 5/10 2597 days true 1.67 3%
Missy and Chaz 8/10 2603 days true 1.95 4%
Neele & Philipp 5/10 2603 days true 1.66 3%
Fabian Koitka 7/10 2613 days true 1.85 4%
Jill Fischer 10/10 2621 days 2.01 4%
Christina Rodewald 9/10 2626 days true 2.0 4%
Andre and Marina 9/10 2626 days true 2.0 4%
Jo Sutton 9/10 2652 days 1.95 4%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 2671 days true 1.92 4%
Aurelie Morin 8/10 2674 days true 1.81 4%
Paul Lawrence 7/10 2681 days true 1.73 3%
Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch 10/10 2682 days true 1.89 4%
Doan 10/10 2688 days true 1.88 4%
Milena Heinrich 10/10 2689 days true 1.88 4%
Faassen 9/10 2691 days true 1.88 4%
Julie Lamart 9/10 2692 days true 1.87 4%
Henzen 8/10 2692 days true 1.78 3%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2693 days true 1.87 4%
suemax 10/10 2927 days 1.41 3%
Jonathan Tuthill 9/10 2943 days true 1.38 3%
Heiner Reinecke 10/10 2950 days true 1.37 3%
Jens Moller 7/10 2951 days true 1.24 2%
Chris Sylvia 9/10 2951 days true 1.37 3%
Selwindt 9/10 2952 days true 1.37 3%
Michael Touzer 8/10 2953 days true 1.3 3%
A Ormsby 8/10 2955 days true 1.29 3%
Jaroslav Gajdos 8/10 2961 days true 1.28 3%
Carolin Haas 7/10 2968 days true 1.21 2%
Thomas 10/10 2969 days true 1.33 3%
Peter Dellen 8/10 2970 days true 1.26 2%
Tom Pratt 9/10 2970 days true 1.33 3%
Elise Violet 8/10 2971 days true 1.26 2%
Eline Vakentijn 8/10 2972 days true 1.26 2%
Lepied 8/10 2974 days true 1.26 2%
Slangen 8/10 2980 days true 1.25 2%
Samplonius 9/10 2982 days true 1.31 3%
Guillaume Milcent 9/10 2984 days true 1.3 3%
Roberto Hallblom 8/10 2985 days true 1.24 2%
Mike1952 7/10 2987 days 1.18 2%
Sandy & Michaela 8/10 3000 days true 1.21 2%
CMJ 8/10 3018 days 1.17 2%
Nick Selzler 9/10 3032 days true 1.21 2%
Manuela Zimmerti 7/10 3050 days true 1.07 2%
Robert Carswell 7/10 3055 days true 1.06 2%
Steve Neilson 10/10 3056 days true 1.16 2%
Natascha & Greg 8/10 3061 days true 1.1 2%
Andy Lever 10/10 3064 days true 1.15 2%
Waldemar Schuler 9/10 3065 days true 1.14 2%
Rudy Witt 9/10 3065 days true 1.14 2%
JadesWorld 8/10 3079 days 1.06 2%
Max Grimmeiss 8/10 3263 days 0.72 1%
Ralph & Marloes Meyers 7/10 3292 days true 0.64 1%
Julie Norton 10/10 3294 days true 0.7 1%
Lindsey Clough 8/10 3302 days true 0.65 1%
Knapen 4/10 3304 days true 0.53 1%
Andreas Blessing 10/10 3304 days true 0.68 1%
Franzi & Tobi 10/10 3304 days true 0.68 1%
Boehmer 6/10 3308 days true 0.56 1%
Nicola Thackray 10/10 3311 days true 0.66 1%
Wheeler 8/10 3313 days true 0.63 1%
Andy Johnson 9/10 3315 days true 0.66 1%
Kari Tervo 4/10 3316 days true 0.52 1%
Katy Bourne 9/10 3318 days true 0.65 1%
Roman & Esther 10/10 3321 days true 0.64 1%
Lauren McKeone 4/10 3322 days true 0.51 1%
Alan Munday 9/10 3322 days true 0.64 1%
S and A Koehue 10/10 3324 days true 0.64 1%
Mirka Tinterova 9/10 3326 days true 0.63 1%
Anne 10/10 3326 days true 0.63 1%
Claudio 10/10 3330 days true 0.63 1%
H Hensen 7/10 3338 days true 0.56 1%
Selina Mueller 10/10 3338 days true 0.61 1%
Birgette Weiner 7/10 3338 days true 0.56 1%
Valerie 10/10 3338 days true 0.61 1%
Tayler Gray 9/10 3339 days true 0.61 1%
Mike 9/10 3340 days true 0.61 1%
Luise Jaeger 5/10 3342 days true 0.49 1%
David 9/10 3342 days true 0.6 1%
Jessie Currie 3/10 3343 days true 0.46 1%
Jonathon Heaney 7/10 3345 days true 0.54 1%
Sue & Graham Mullin 9/10 3347 days true 0.59 1%
Elinor Bell 9/10 3347 days true 0.59 1%
Brandt 9/10 3349 days true 0.59 1%
penz 9/10 3567 days 0.16 0%
Gea Middelbos 10/10 3621 days true 0.06 0%
David 8/10 3622 days true 0.05 0%
joycevanb 9/10 3628 days true 0.04 0%
heather Cardinal 8/10 3644 days true 0.01 0%
Bjorn Sall 6/10 3670 days true 0.0 0%
Brian Bishop 10/10 3675 days true 0.0 0%
Silke Seemann 8/10 3680 days true 0.0 0%
Matilda Hansson 9/10 3680 days true 0.0 0%
Mark and Natasha UK 8/10 3691 days true 0.0 0%
Kay Beaumont 8/10 3691 days true 0.0 0%
David Milner 9/10 3695 days true 0.0 0%
Gail Mckinstry 7/10 3695 days true 0.0 0%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 3696 days true 0.0 0%
Mike Brunt 10/10 3697 days true 0.0 0%
Wolfgang Engelke 10/10 3698 days true 0.0 0%
Peter Koeck 10/10 3698 days true 0.0 0%
Sue Bennett 9/10 3699 days true 0.0 0%
Will Jemma 10/10 3702 days true 0.0 0%
Fam Leinden 8/10 3711 days true 0.0 0%
Mick Thexton 8/10 3712 days true 0.0 0%
Arne van Schol 8/10 3713 days true 0.0 0%
Wim Van Gastel 9/10 3715 days true 0.0 0%
Sebastien Briant 8/10 3716 days true 0.0 0%
Ines Diana 10/10 3716 days true 0.0 0%
Pizzanelli 7/10 3716 days true 0.0 0%
Jakob Jurgen 8/10 3731 days true 0.0 0%
Beute Hjel 10/10 3733 days true 0.0 0%
Sabine Locker 8/10 3733 days true 0.0 0%
deanlaw 10/10 3762 days true 0.0 0%
menzel 9/10 3762 days true 0.0 0%
ursinab 9/10 3763 days true 0.0 0%
friasj 10/10 3763 days true 0.0 0%
Lynn Maguire 10/10 3765 days true 0.0 0%
jameswhite 10/10 3771 days true 0.0 0%
gereldineb 9/10 3773 days true 0.0 0%
asiacritics 10/10 3779 days 0.0 0%
Sandra M 9/10 3781 days true 0.0 0%
Tim Beuzeval 9/10 3786 days true 0.0 0%
Christy 9/10 3789 days true 0.0 0%
Rebecca Jenner 9/10 3790 days true 0.0 0%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 9/10 3790 days true 0.0 0%
Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach 10/10 3802 days true 0.0 0%
Wim Put 8/10 3805 days true 0.0 0%
Karen Fisher 9/10 3805 days true 0.0 0%
CarinaB1 10/10 4007 days true 0.0 0%
BryonyS 10/10 4011 days true 0.0 0%
BouterG 9/10 4019 days true 0.0 0%
Arjan Muis 8/10 4025 days true 0.0 0%
Mikey 9/10 4028 days true 0.0 0%
Viktoria Stoffel 10/10 4030 days true 0.0 0%
Falk 9/10 4039 days true 0.0 0%
WiebkeS 10/10 4039 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.