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

81.16%

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 3/10 990 days 100%
Edward Lowe 4/10 1082 days 76%
Patricio Vidal 10/10 1174 days 93%
Jeny Smolders 10/10 1423 days 84%
Elli 5/10 1733 days 58%
Carina Weber 5/10 1735 days 58%
David 10/10 1738 days 72%
Gretha 9/10 1740 days 72%
May 4/10 1763 days 55%
Rik van der Niet 6/10 1765 days 58%
Lea Celerier 8/10 1791 days 66%
Leigh Dodds 8/10 1808 days 65%
Elizabeth Braidotti 9/10 1848 days 67%
Bernd Muller 9/10 1975 days 63%
Jana Ebelina 9/10 1979 days 62%
Celina 8/10 1979 days 59%
Alberto 8/10 1993 days 59%
Camilla Geert 4/10 2006 days 48%
Bas Marinus 9/10 2010 days 61%
Virginia Saez 7/10 2014 days 55%
Philipp 3/10 2015 days 47%
Matthew Palmer 7/10 2016 days 55%
Andre 8/10 2018 days 58%
Sybille 8/10 2018 days 58%
Stefan Hahn 6/10 2023 days 50%
Manibod Vannaphone 8/10 2023 days 58%
Alex Schott 10/10 2026 days 61%
Matias Santos 5/10 2032 days 49%
Ruben Toorwe 7/10 2032 days 55%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 2033 days 60%
Boukje Diijkstra 9/10 2034 days 60%
Aaron Stalley 3/10 2034 days 46%
Clement Delrue 7/10 2038 days 55%
Theo Pargemin 8/10 2038 days 57%
Floren Hoenschler 7/10 2040 days 55%
Johannes Koch 7/10 2040 days 55%
Feline Herbst 9/10 2042 days 60%
Dawn Howard 7/10 2043 days 54%
Verena 7/10 2044 days 54%
Jakub Ira 7/10 2046 days 54%
Michal Putnar 10/10 2046 days 60%
Ales Bronec 10/10 2046 days 60%
Aneta Hambergeroua 7/10 2046 days 54%
Patrick Veber 4/10 2046 days 47%
Megan Lenox 9/10 2048 days 60%
Briony 5/10 2055 days 48%
David Schelensky 7/10 2055 days 54%
Theresa Huelk 5/10 2062 days 48%
Eric Hertort 10/10 2063 days 59%
Christian Meyer 10/10 2063 days 59%
Miriam Hack 8/10 2068 days 56%
Livia and Dave 7/10 2072 days 53%
Rafaella 8/10 2098 days 55%
Sebastian and Susanna 6/10 2112 days 47%
Jessica and Leonie 7/10 2113 days 52%
Fabienne Strobel 10/10 2118 days 57%
Julia Waenninger 7/10 2125 days 52%
Jan B 6/10 2126 days 47%
Dan 10/10 2137 days 56%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 7/10 2146 days 51%
Richard Thompson 9/10 2178 days 55%
Emma Keegan 7/10 2361 days 43%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 8/10 2380 days 45%
Thomas Haslbeck 7/10 2380 days 43%
Stuart Cook 10/10 2381 days 47%
Daniela Wall 8/10 2381 days 45%
Carmen 10/10 2382 days 47%
Jade Cownley 10/10 2405 days 46%
Martha Taatz 10/10 2426 days 45%
Maria Ulitzsch 10/10 2467 days 44%
Antoine Lerin 7/10 2474 days 39%
isabel Zander 10/10 2725 days 34%
Franz Birkefeld 10/10 2736 days 33%
Rainer 8/10 2750 days 31%
Laura 9/10 2751 days 33%
Phil Bromby 10/10 2754 days 33%
Joanna Mulcahy 10/10 2754 days 33%
Hirsch Svenja 9/10 2760 days 33%
Mahr Svenja 10/10 2760 days 33%
Konrad Ullmann 9/10 2763 days 32%
Lukas Lehmeyer 9/10 2763 days 32%
Friederike Kranzin 10/10 2764 days 32%
Sarah 7/10 2765 days 29%
Daniel Garcia Dezgado 10/10 2766 days 32%
Jennifer Garner 10/10 2770 days 32%
Emeline Brocard 10/10 2771 days 32%
Marvin Koever 9/10 2771 days 32%
Luisa Bach 10/10 2773 days 32%
Klaus Petersen 8/10 2775 days 30%
Alex Sheldon 9/10 2782 days 32%
Piotr Jurkowski 10/10 2801 days 31%
Anne Collet 9/10 2809 days 31%
Evian Bolz 7/10 2814 days 28%
Chen Levin 8/10 2814 days 29%
nimrod yaron 10/10 2815 days 30%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 2816 days 30%
Alex Artigues 8/10 2819 days 29%
Brian 6/10 2908 days 22%
Mark Hayes 10/10 2938 days 26%
Anton Thisted 9/10 3089 days 20%
Josefine Sjodin 9/10 3089 days 20%
Katie Fleck 9/10 3089 days 20%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 3091 days 19%
Mark Faulk 8/10 3091 days 19%
Iban Dupont 7/10 3105 days 17%
Guillaume Boudrand 8/10 3105 days 18%
Lorraine Doyle 6/10 3108 days 16%
Sean Hurley 5/10 3108 days 15%
LiseMarie Leger 9/10 3112 days 19%
Jeremy Eng 7/10 3122 days 17%
Stephanie Belanger 10/10 3125 days 19%
Brendon Furney 10/10 3126 days 19%
Sebastian 7/10 3126 days 17%
Selina Lott 8/10 3126 days 18%
Annika 5/10 3126 days 15%
Fabian 8/10 3126 days 18%
Jonas Herrmann 5/10 3126 days 15%
Missy and Chaz 8/10 3132 days 17%
Neele & Philipp 5/10 3132 days 15%
Fabian Koitka 7/10 3142 days 16%
Jill Fischer 10/10 3150 days 18%
Christina Rodewald 9/10 3155 days 17%
Andre and Marina 9/10 3155 days 17%
Jo Sutton 9/10 3181 days 16%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 3200 days 16%
Aurelie Morin 8/10 3203 days 15%
Paul Lawrence 7/10 3210 days 14%
Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch 10/10 3211 days 15%
Doan 10/10 3217 days 15%
Milena Heinrich 10/10 3218 days 15%
Faassen 9/10 3220 days 15%
Julie Lamart 9/10 3221 days 15%
Henzen 8/10 3221 days 14%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 3222 days 15%
suemax 10/10 3456 days 6%
Jonathan Tuthill 9/10 3472 days 5%
Heiner Reinecke 10/10 3479 days 5%
Jens Moller 7/10 3480 days 4%
Chris Sylvia 9/10 3480 days 5%
Selwindt 9/10 3481 days 5%
Michael Touzer 8/10 3482 days 5%
A Ormsby 8/10 3484 days 5%
Jaroslav Gajdos 8/10 3490 days 4%
Carolin Haas 7/10 3497 days 4%
Thomas 10/10 3498 days 4%
Peter Dellen 8/10 3499 days 4%
Tom Pratt 9/10 3499 days 4%
Elise Violet 8/10 3500 days 4%
Eline Vakentijn 8/10 3501 days 4%
Lepied 8/10 3503 days 4%
Slangen 8/10 3509 days 4%
Samplonius 9/10 3511 days 4%
Guillaume Milcent 9/10 3513 days 4%
Roberto Hallblom 8/10 3514 days 3%
Mike1952 7/10 3516 days 3%
Sandy & Michaela 8/10 3529 days 3%
CMJ 8/10 3547 days 2%
Nick Selzler 9/10 3561 days 2%
Manuela Zimmerti 7/10 3579 days 1%
Robert Carswell 7/10 3584 days 1%
Steve Neilson 10/10 3585 days 1%
Natascha & Greg 8/10 3590 days 1%
Andy Lever 10/10 3593 days 1%
Waldemar Schuler 9/10 3594 days 1%
Rudy Witt 9/10 3594 days 1%
JadesWorld 8/10 3608 days 0%
Max Grimmeiss 8/10 3792 days 17%
Ralph & Marloes Meyers 7/10 3821 days 16%
Julie Norton 10/10 3823 days 18%
Lindsey Clough 8/10 3831 days 17%
Knapen 4/10 3833 days 14%
Andreas Blessing 10/10 3833 days 18%
Franzi & Tobi 10/10 3833 days 18%
Boehmer 6/10 3837 days 15%
Nicola Thackray 10/10 3840 days 18%
Wheeler 8/10 3842 days 17%
Andy Johnson 9/10 3844 days 18%
Kari Tervo 4/10 3845 days 14%
Katy Bourne 9/10 3847 days 18%
Roman & Esther 10/10 3850 days 18%
Lauren McKeone 4/10 3851 days 14%
Alan Munday 9/10 3851 days 18%
S and A Koehue 10/10 3853 days 18%
Mirka Tinterova 9/10 3855 days 18%
Anne 10/10 3855 days 18%
Claudio 10/10 3859 days 18%
H Hensen 7/10 3867 days 16%
Selina Mueller 10/10 3867 days 18%
Birgette Weiner 7/10 3867 days 16%
Valerie 10/10 3867 days 18%
Tayler Gray 9/10 3868 days 18%
Mike 9/10 3869 days 18%
Luise Jaeger 5/10 3871 days 14%
David 9/10 3871 days 18%
Jessie Currie 3/10 3872 days 14%
Jonathon Heaney 7/10 3874 days 16%
Sue & Graham Mullin 9/10 3876 days 18%
Elinor Bell 9/10 3876 days 18%
Brandt 9/10 3878 days 18%
penz 9/10 4096 days 18%
Gea Middelbos 10/10 4150 days 18%
David 8/10 4151 days 17%
joycevanb 9/10 4157 days 18%
heather Cardinal 8/10 4173 days 17%
Bjorn Sall 6/10 4199 days 15%
Brian Bishop 10/10 4204 days 18%
Silke Seemann 8/10 4209 days 17%
Matilda Hansson 9/10 4209 days 18%
Mark and Natasha UK 8/10 4220 days 17%
Kay Beaumont 8/10 4220 days 17%
David Milner 9/10 4224 days 18%
Gail Mckinstry 7/10 4224 days 16%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 4225 days 18%
Mike Brunt 10/10 4226 days 18%
Wolfgang Engelke 10/10 4227 days 18%
Peter Koeck 10/10 4227 days 18%
Sue Bennett 9/10 4228 days 18%
Will Jemma 10/10 4231 days 18%
Fam Leinden 8/10 4240 days 17%
Mick Thexton 8/10 4241 days 17%
Arne van Schol 8/10 4242 days 17%
Wim Van Gastel 9/10 4244 days 18%
Sebastien Briant 8/10 4245 days 17%
Ines Diana 10/10 4245 days 18%
Pizzanelli 7/10 4245 days 16%
Jakob Jurgen 8/10 4260 days 17%
Beute Hjel 10/10 4262 days 18%
Sabine Locker 8/10 4262 days 17%
deanlaw 10/10 4291 days 18%
menzel 9/10 4291 days 18%
ursinab 9/10 4292 days 18%
friasj 10/10 4292 days 18%
Lynn Maguire 10/10 4294 days 18%
jameswhite 10/10 4300 days 18%
gereldineb 9/10 4302 days 18%
asiacritics 10/10 4308 days 18%
Sandra M 9/10 4310 days 18%
Tim Beuzeval 9/10 4315 days 18%
Christy 9/10 4318 days 18%
Rebecca Jenner 9/10 4319 days 18%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 9/10 4319 days 18%
Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach 10/10 4331 days 18%
Wim Put 8/10 4334 days 17%
Karen Fisher 9/10 4334 days 18%
CarinaB1 10/10 4536 days 18%
BryonyS 10/10 4540 days 18%
BouterG 9/10 4548 days 18%
Arjan Muis 8/10 4554 days 17%
Mikey 9/10 4557 days 18%
Viktoria Stoffel 10/10 4559 days 18%
Falk 9/10 4568 days 18%
WiebkeS 10/10 4568 days 18%

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 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.