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

81.34%

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 1114 days 83%
Edward Lowe 4/10 1206 days 82%
Patricio Vidal 10/10 1298 days 100%
Jeny Smolders 10/10 1547 days 89%
Elli 5/10 1857 days 62%
Carina Weber 5/10 1859 days 62%
David 10/10 1862 days 76%
Gretha 9/10 1864 days 76%
May 4/10 1887 days 59%
Rik van der Niet 6/10 1889 days 62%
Lea Celerier 8/10 1915 days 70%
Leigh Dodds 8/10 1932 days 69%
Elizabeth Braidotti 9/10 1972 days 71%
Bernd Muller 9/10 2099 days 66%
Jana Ebelina 9/10 2103 days 66%
Celina 8/10 2103 days 62%
Alberto 8/10 2117 days 62%
Camilla Geert 4/10 2130 days 51%
Bas Marinus 9/10 2134 days 64%
Virginia Saez 7/10 2138 days 58%
Philipp 3/10 2139 days 49%
Matthew Palmer 7/10 2140 days 58%
Andre 8/10 2142 days 61%
Sybille 8/10 2142 days 61%
Stefan Hahn 6/10 2147 days 53%
Manibod Vannaphone 8/10 2147 days 61%
Alex Schott 10/10 2150 days 64%
Matias Santos 5/10 2156 days 51%
Ruben Toorwe 7/10 2156 days 58%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 2157 days 63%
Boukje Diijkstra 9/10 2158 days 63%
Aaron Stalley 3/10 2158 days 49%
Clement Delrue 7/10 2162 days 57%
Theo Pargemin 8/10 2162 days 60%
Floren Hoenschler 7/10 2164 days 57%
Johannes Koch 7/10 2164 days 57%
Feline Herbst 9/10 2166 days 63%
Dawn Howard 7/10 2167 days 57%
Verena 7/10 2168 days 57%
Jakub Ira 7/10 2170 days 57%
Michal Putnar 10/10 2170 days 63%
Ales Bronec 10/10 2170 days 63%
Aneta Hambergeroua 7/10 2170 days 57%
Patrick Veber 4/10 2170 days 50%
Megan Lenox 9/10 2172 days 63%
Briony 5/10 2179 days 50%
David Schelensky 7/10 2179 days 57%
Theresa Huelk 5/10 2186 days 50%
Eric Hertort 10/10 2187 days 62%
Christian Meyer 10/10 2187 days 62%
Miriam Hack 8/10 2192 days 59%
Livia and Dave 7/10 2196 days 56%
Rafaella 8/10 2222 days 58%
Sebastian and Susanna 6/10 2236 days 50%
Jessica and Leonie 7/10 2237 days 54%
Fabienne Strobel 10/10 2242 days 60%
Julia Waenninger 7/10 2249 days 54%
Jan B 6/10 2250 days 49%
Dan 10/10 2261 days 59%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 7/10 2270 days 53%
Richard Thompson 9/10 2302 days 57%
Emma Keegan 7/10 2484 days 45%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 8/10 2504 days 46%
Thomas Haslbeck 7/10 2504 days 44%
Stuart Cook 10/10 2505 days 48%
Daniela Wall 8/10 2505 days 46%
Carmen 10/10 2506 days 48%
Jade Cownley 10/10 2529 days 47%
Martha Taatz 10/10 2550 days 47%
Maria Ulitzsch 10/10 2591 days 45%
Antoine Lerin 7/10 2598 days 40%
isabel Zander 10/10 2849 days 34%
Franz Birkefeld 10/10 2860 days 33%
Rainer 8/10 2874 days 31%
Laura 9/10 2875 days 33%
Phil Bromby 10/10 2878 days 33%
Joanna Mulcahy 10/10 2878 days 33%
Hirsch Svenja 9/10 2884 days 32%
Mahr Svenja 10/10 2884 days 32%
Konrad Ullmann 9/10 2887 days 32%
Lukas Lehmeyer 9/10 2887 days 32%
Friederike Kranzin 10/10 2888 days 32%
Sarah 7/10 2889 days 29%
Daniel Garcia Dezgado 10/10 2890 days 32%
Jennifer Garner 10/10 2894 days 32%
Emeline Brocard 10/10 2895 days 32%
Marvin Koever 9/10 2895 days 32%
Luisa Bach 10/10 2897 days 32%
Klaus Petersen 8/10 2899 days 30%
Alex Sheldon 9/10 2906 days 31%
Piotr Jurkowski 10/10 2925 days 31%
Anne Collet 9/10 2933 days 30%
Evian Bolz 7/10 2938 days 27%
Chen Levin 8/10 2938 days 28%
nimrod yaron 10/10 2939 days 30%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 2940 days 30%
Alex Artigues 8/10 2943 days 28%
Brian 6/10 3032 days 22%
Mark Hayes 10/10 3062 days 25%
Anton Thisted 9/10 3213 days 18%
Josefine Sjodin 9/10 3213 days 18%
Katie Fleck 9/10 3213 days 18%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 3215 days 17%
Mark Faulk 8/10 3215 days 17%
Iban Dupont 7/10 3229 days 16%
Guillaume Boudrand 8/10 3229 days 17%
Lorraine Doyle 6/10 3232 days 14%
Sean Hurley 5/10 3232 days 14%
LiseMarie Leger 9/10 3236 days 17%
Jeremy Eng 7/10 3246 days 15%
Stephanie Belanger 10/10 3249 days 17%
Brendon Furney 10/10 3250 days 17%
Sebastian 7/10 3250 days 15%
Selina Lott 8/10 3250 days 16%
Annika 5/10 3250 days 13%
Fabian 8/10 3250 days 16%
Jonas Herrmann 5/10 3250 days 13%
Missy and Chaz 8/10 3256 days 16%
Neele & Philipp 5/10 3256 days 13%
Fabian Koitka 7/10 3266 days 15%
Jill Fischer 10/10 3274 days 16%
Christina Rodewald 9/10 3279 days 15%
Andre and Marina 9/10 3279 days 15%
Jo Sutton 9/10 3305 days 14%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 3324 days 14%
Aurelie Morin 8/10 3327 days 13%
Paul Lawrence 7/10 3334 days 12%
Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch 10/10 3335 days 13%
Doan 10/10 3341 days 13%
Milena Heinrich 10/10 3342 days 13%
Faassen 9/10 3344 days 13%
Julie Lamart 9/10 3345 days 13%
Henzen 8/10 3345 days 12%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 3346 days 13%
suemax 10/10 3580 days 3%
Jonathan Tuthill 9/10 3596 days 2%
Heiner Reinecke 10/10 3603 days 2%
Jens Moller 7/10 3604 days 1%
Chris Sylvia 9/10 3604 days 2%
Selwindt 9/10 3605 days 2%
Michael Touzer 8/10 3606 days 1%
A Ormsby 8/10 3608 days 1%
Jaroslav Gajdos 8/10 3614 days 1%
Carolin Haas 7/10 3621 days 1%
Thomas 10/10 3622 days 1%
Peter Dellen 8/10 3623 days 1%
Tom Pratt 9/10 3623 days 1%
Elise Violet 8/10 3624 days 1%
Eline Vakentijn 8/10 3625 days 1%
Lepied 8/10 3627 days 1%
Slangen 8/10 3633 days 0%
Samplonius 9/10 3635 days 0%
Guillaume Milcent 9/10 3637 days 0%
Roberto Hallblom 8/10 3638 days 0%
Mike1952 7/10 3640 days 0%
Sandy & Michaela 8/10 3653 days 20%
CMJ 8/10 3671 days 20%
Nick Selzler 9/10 3685 days 21%
Manuela Zimmerti 7/10 3703 days 19%
Robert Carswell 7/10 3708 days 19%
Steve Neilson 10/10 3709 days 21%
Natascha & Greg 8/10 3714 days 20%
Andy Lever 10/10 3717 days 21%
Waldemar Schuler 9/10 3718 days 21%
Rudy Witt 9/10 3718 days 21%
JadesWorld 8/10 3732 days 20%
Max Grimmeiss 8/10 3916 days 20%
Ralph & Marloes Meyers 7/10 3945 days 19%
Julie Norton 10/10 3947 days 21%
Lindsey Clough 8/10 3955 days 20%
Knapen 4/10 3957 days 17%
Andreas Blessing 10/10 3957 days 21%
Franzi & Tobi 10/10 3957 days 21%
Boehmer 6/10 3961 days 18%
Nicola Thackray 10/10 3964 days 21%
Wheeler 8/10 3966 days 20%
Andy Johnson 9/10 3968 days 21%
Kari Tervo 4/10 3969 days 17%
Katy Bourne 9/10 3971 days 21%
Roman & Esther 10/10 3974 days 21%
Lauren McKeone 4/10 3975 days 17%
Alan Munday 9/10 3975 days 21%
S and A Koehue 10/10 3977 days 21%
Mirka Tinterova 9/10 3979 days 21%
Anne 10/10 3979 days 21%
Claudio 10/10 3983 days 21%
H Hensen 7/10 3991 days 19%
Selina Mueller 10/10 3991 days 21%
Birgette Weiner 7/10 3991 days 19%
Valerie 10/10 3991 days 21%
Tayler Gray 9/10 3992 days 21%
Mike 9/10 3993 days 21%
Luise Jaeger 5/10 3995 days 17%
David 9/10 3995 days 21%
Jessie Currie 3/10 3996 days 16%
Jonathon Heaney 7/10 3998 days 19%
Sue & Graham Mullin 9/10 4000 days 21%
Elinor Bell 9/10 4000 days 21%
Brandt 9/10 4002 days 21%
penz 9/10 4220 days 21%
Gea Middelbos 10/10 4274 days 21%
David 8/10 4275 days 20%
joycevanb 9/10 4281 days 21%
heather Cardinal 8/10 4297 days 20%
Bjorn Sall 6/10 4323 days 18%
Brian Bishop 10/10 4328 days 21%
Silke Seemann 8/10 4333 days 20%
Matilda Hansson 9/10 4333 days 21%
Mark and Natasha UK 8/10 4344 days 20%
Kay Beaumont 8/10 4344 days 20%
David Milner 9/10 4348 days 21%
Gail Mckinstry 7/10 4348 days 19%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 4349 days 21%
Mike Brunt 10/10 4350 days 21%
Wolfgang Engelke 10/10 4351 days 21%
Peter Koeck 10/10 4351 days 21%
Sue Bennett 9/10 4352 days 21%
Will Jemma 10/10 4355 days 21%
Fam Leinden 8/10 4364 days 20%
Mick Thexton 8/10 4365 days 20%
Arne van Schol 8/10 4366 days 20%
Wim Van Gastel 9/10 4368 days 21%
Sebastien Briant 8/10 4369 days 20%
Ines Diana 10/10 4369 days 21%
Pizzanelli 7/10 4369 days 19%
Jakob Jurgen 8/10 4384 days 20%
Beute Hjel 10/10 4386 days 21%
Sabine Locker 8/10 4386 days 20%
deanlaw 10/10 4415 days 21%
menzel 9/10 4415 days 21%
ursinab 9/10 4416 days 21%
friasj 10/10 4416 days 21%
Lynn Maguire 10/10 4418 days 21%
jameswhite 10/10 4424 days 21%
gereldineb 9/10 4426 days 21%
asiacritics 10/10 4432 days 21%
Sandra M 9/10 4434 days 21%
Tim Beuzeval 9/10 4439 days 21%
Christy 9/10 4442 days 21%
Rebecca Jenner 9/10 4443 days 21%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 9/10 4443 days 21%
Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach 10/10 4455 days 21%
Wim Put 8/10 4458 days 20%
Karen Fisher 9/10 4458 days 21%
CarinaB1 10/10 4660 days 21%
BryonyS 10/10 4664 days 21%
BouterG 9/10 4672 days 21%
Arjan Muis 8/10 4678 days 20%
Mikey 9/10 4681 days 21%
Viktoria Stoffel 10/10 4683 days 21%
Falk 9/10 4692 days 21%
WiebkeS 10/10 4692 days 21%

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.