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

77.09%

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 3/10 146 days 87.93 100%
Edward Lowe 4/10 238 days 84.65 96%
Patricio Vidal 10/10 330 days 82.74 94%
Jeny Smolders 10/10 579 days true 56.63 64%
Elli 5/10 889 days true 14.07 14%
Carina Weber 5/10 891 days true 13.91 14%
David 10/10 894 days true 13.68 14%
Gretha 9/10 896 days true 13.53 14%
May 4/10 919 days true 11.2 11%
Rik van der Niet 6/10 921 days true 11.76 12%
Lea Celerier 8/10 947 days true 10.17 10%
Leigh Dodds 8/10 964 days 7.72 7%
Elizabeth Braidotti 9/10 1004 days 6.31 5%
Bernd Muller 9/10 1131 days 4.95 4%
Jana Ebelina 9/10 1135 days true 5.93 5%
Celina 8/10 1135 days true 5.93 5%
Alberto 8/10 1149 days true 5.91 5%
Camilla Geert 4/10 1162 days true 5.55 4%
Bas Marinus 9/10 1166 days true 5.88 5%
Virginia Saez 7/10 1170 days true 5.88 5%
Philipp 3/10 1171 days true 5.43 4%
Matthew Palmer 7/10 1172 days true 5.87 5%
Andre 8/10 1174 days true 5.87 5%
Sybille 8/10 1174 days true 5.87 5%
Stefan Hahn 6/10 1179 days true 5.86 5%
Manibod Vannaphone 8/10 1179 days true 5.86 5%
Alex Schott 10/10 1182 days true 5.86 5%
Matias Santos 5/10 1188 days true 5.85 5%
Ruben Toorwe 7/10 1188 days true 5.85 5%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 1189 days true 5.85 5%
Boukje Diijkstra 9/10 1190 days 4.87 4%
Aaron Stalley 3/10 1190 days true 5.41 4%
Clement Delrue 7/10 1194 days true 5.84 5%
Theo Pargemin 8/10 1194 days true 5.84 5%
Floren Hoenschler 7/10 1196 days true 5.83 5%
Johannes Koch 7/10 1196 days true 5.83 5%
Feline Herbst 9/10 1198 days true 5.83 5%
Dawn Howard 7/10 1199 days true 5.83 5%
Verena 7/10 1200 days true 5.83 5%
Jakub Ira 7/10 1202 days true 5.82 5%
Michal Putnar 10/10 1202 days true 5.82 5%
Ales Bronec 10/10 1202 days true 5.82 5%
Aneta Hambergeroua 7/10 1202 days true 5.82 5%
Patrick Veber 4/10 1202 days true 5.48 4%
Megan Lenox 9/10 1204 days true 5.82 5%
Briony 5/10 1211 days true 5.81 5%
David Schelensky 7/10 1211 days true 5.81 5%
Theresa Huelk 5/10 1218 days true 5.8 5%
Eric Hertort 10/10 1219 days true 5.8 5%
Christian Meyer 10/10 1219 days true 5.8 5%
Miriam Hack 8/10 1224 days true 5.79 5%
Livia and Dave 7/10 1228 days true 5.78 5%
Rafaella 8/10 1254 days true 5.74 5%
Sebastian and Susanna 6/10 1268 days true 5.72 5%
Jessica and Leonie 7/10 1269 days true 5.71 5%
Fabienne Strobel 10/10 1274 days true 5.71 5%
Julia Waenninger 7/10 1281 days 4.75 4%
Jan B 6/10 1282 days true 5.69 5%
Dan 10/10 1293 days true 5.67 5%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 7/10 1302 days 4.72 4%
Richard Thompson 9/10 1334 days 4.67 3%
Emma Keegan 7/10 1517 days 4.42 3%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 8/10 1536 days true 5.28 4%
Thomas Haslbeck 7/10 1536 days true 5.28 4%
Stuart Cook 10/10 1537 days true 5.27 4%
Daniela Wall 8/10 1537 days true 5.27 4%
Carmen 10/10 1538 days true 5.27 4%
Jade Cownley 10/10 1561 days true 5.23 4%
Martha Taatz 10/10 1582 days true 5.2 4%
Maria Ulitzsch 10/10 1623 days true 5.13 4%
Antoine Lerin 7/10 1630 days true 5.12 4%
isabel Zander 10/10 1881 days true 4.71 4%
Franz Birkefeld 10/10 1892 days true 4.69 3%
Rainer 8/10 1906 days true 4.67 3%
Laura 9/10 1907 days true 4.67 3%
Phil Bromby 10/10 1910 days true 4.66 3%
Joanna Mulcahy 10/10 1910 days true 4.66 3%
Hirsch Svenja 9/10 1916 days true 4.65 3%
Mahr Svenja 10/10 1916 days true 4.65 3%
Konrad Ullmann 9/10 1919 days true 4.65 3%
Lukas Lehmeyer 9/10 1919 days true 4.65 3%
Friederike Kranzin 10/10 1920 days true 4.64 3%
Sarah 7/10 1921 days true 4.64 3%
Daniel Garcia Dezgado 10/10 1922 days true 4.64 3%
Jennifer Garner 10/10 1926 days true 4.63 3%
Emeline Brocard 10/10 1927 days true 4.63 3%
Marvin Koever 9/10 1927 days true 4.63 3%
Luisa Bach 10/10 1929 days true 4.63 3%
Klaus Petersen 8/10 1931 days true 4.63 3%
Alex Sheldon 9/10 1938 days true 4.61 3%
Piotr Jurkowski 10/10 1957 days true 4.58 3%
Anne Collet 9/10 1965 days true 4.57 3%
Evian Bolz 7/10 1970 days true 4.56 3%
Chen Levin 8/10 1970 days true 4.56 3%
nimrod yaron 10/10 1971 days true 4.56 3%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 1972 days 3.8 2%
Alex Artigues 8/10 1975 days true 4.55 3%
Brian 6/10 2064 days 3.67 2%
Mark Hayes 10/10 2094 days 3.63 2%
Anton Thisted 9/10 2245 days true 4.11 3%
Josefine Sjodin 9/10 2245 days true 4.11 3%
Katie Fleck 9/10 2245 days true 4.11 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 2247 days 3.42 2%
Mark Faulk 8/10 2247 days 3.42 2%
Iban Dupont 7/10 2261 days true 4.08 3%
Guillaume Boudrand 8/10 2261 days true 4.08 3%
Lorraine Doyle 6/10 2264 days true 4.08 3%
Sean Hurley 5/10 2264 days true 4.08 3%
LiseMarie Leger 9/10 2268 days true 4.07 3%
Jeremy Eng 7/10 2278 days 3.38 2%
Stephanie Belanger 10/10 2281 days true 4.05 3%
Brendon Furney 10/10 2282 days true 4.05 3%
Sebastian 7/10 2282 days true 4.05 3%
Selina Lott 8/10 2282 days true 4.05 3%
Annika 5/10 2282 days true 4.05 3%
Fabian 8/10 2282 days true 4.05 3%
Jonas Herrmann 5/10 2282 days true 4.05 3%
Missy and Chaz 8/10 2288 days true 4.04 3%
Neele & Philipp 5/10 2288 days true 4.04 3%
Fabian Koitka 7/10 2298 days true 4.02 3%
Jill Fischer 10/10 2306 days 3.34 2%
Christina Rodewald 9/10 2311 days true 4.0 3%
Andre and Marina 9/10 2311 days true 4.0 3%
Jo Sutton 9/10 2337 days 3.3 2%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 2356 days true 3.93 3%
Aurelie Morin 8/10 2359 days true 3.92 3%
Paul Lawrence 7/10 2366 days true 3.91 3%
Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch 10/10 2367 days true 3.91 3%
Doan 10/10 2373 days true 3.9 3%
Milena Heinrich 10/10 2374 days true 3.9 3%
Faassen 9/10 2376 days true 3.89 3%
Julie Lamart 9/10 2377 days true 3.89 3%
Henzen 8/10 2377 days true 3.89 3%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2378 days true 3.89 3%
suemax 10/10 2612 days 2.92 1%
Jonathan Tuthill 9/10 2628 days true 3.48 2%
Heiner Reinecke 10/10 2635 days true 3.47 2%
Jens Moller 7/10 2636 days true 3.47 2%
Chris Sylvia 9/10 2636 days true 3.47 2%
Selwindt 9/10 2637 days true 3.47 2%
Michael Touzer 8/10 2638 days true 3.46 2%
A Ormsby 8/10 2640 days true 3.46 2%
Jaroslav Gajdos 8/10 2646 days true 3.45 2%
Carolin Haas 7/10 2653 days true 3.44 2%
Thomas 10/10 2654 days true 3.44 2%
Peter Dellen 8/10 2655 days true 3.44 2%
Tom Pratt 9/10 2655 days true 3.44 2%
Elise Violet 8/10 2656 days true 3.43 2%
Eline Vakentijn 8/10 2657 days true 3.43 2%
Lepied 8/10 2659 days true 3.43 2%
Slangen 8/10 2665 days true 3.42 2%
Samplonius 9/10 2667 days true 3.42 2%
Guillaume Milcent 9/10 2669 days true 3.41 2%
Roberto Hallblom 8/10 2670 days true 3.41 2%
Mike1952 7/10 2672 days 2.84 1%
Sandy & Michaela 8/10 2685 days true 3.39 2%
CMJ 8/10 2703 days 2.8 1%
Nick Selzler 9/10 2717 days true 3.33 2%
Manuela Zimmerti 7/10 2735 days true 3.3 2%
Robert Carswell 7/10 2740 days true 3.3 2%
Steve Neilson 10/10 2741 days true 3.29 2%
Natascha & Greg 8/10 2746 days true 3.29 2%
Andy Lever 10/10 2749 days true 3.28 2%
Waldemar Schuler 9/10 2750 days true 3.28 2%
Rudy Witt 9/10 2750 days true 3.28 2%
JadesWorld 8/10 2764 days 2.71 1%
Max Grimmeiss 8/10 2948 days 2.46 1%
Ralph & Marloes Meyers 7/10 2977 days true 2.91 1%
Julie Norton 10/10 2979 days true 2.9 1%
Lindsey Clough 8/10 2987 days true 2.89 1%
Knapen 4/10 2989 days true 2.72 1%
Andreas Blessing 10/10 2989 days true 2.89 1%
Franzi & Tobi 10/10 2989 days true 2.89 1%
Boehmer 6/10 2993 days true 2.88 1%
Nicola Thackray 10/10 2996 days true 2.88 1%
Wheeler 8/10 2998 days true 2.87 1%
Andy Johnson 9/10 3000 days true 2.87 1%
Kari Tervo 4/10 3001 days true 2.7 1%
Katy Bourne 9/10 3003 days true 2.86 1%
Roman & Esther 10/10 3006 days true 2.86 1%
Lauren McKeone 4/10 3007 days true 2.69 1%
Alan Munday 9/10 3007 days true 2.86 1%
S and A Koehue 10/10 3009 days true 2.85 1%
Mirka Tinterova 9/10 3011 days true 2.85 1%
Anne 10/10 3011 days true 2.85 1%
Claudio 10/10 3015 days true 2.84 1%
H Hensen 7/10 3023 days true 2.83 1%
Selina Mueller 10/10 3023 days true 2.83 1%
Birgette Weiner 7/10 3023 days true 2.83 1%
Valerie 10/10 3023 days true 2.83 1%
Tayler Gray 9/10 3024 days true 2.83 1%
Mike 9/10 3025 days true 2.83 1%
Luise Jaeger 5/10 3027 days true 2.82 1%
David 9/10 3027 days true 2.82 1%
Jessie Currie 3/10 3028 days true 2.61 1%
Jonathon Heaney 7/10 3030 days true 2.82 1%
Sue & Graham Mullin 9/10 3032 days true 2.82 1%
Elinor Bell 9/10 3032 days true 2.82 1%
Brandt 9/10 3034 days true 2.81 1%
penz 9/10 3252 days 2.05 0%
Gea Middelbos 10/10 3306 days true 2.37 1%
David 8/10 3307 days true 2.36 1%
joycevanb 9/10 3313 days true 2.35 1%
heather Cardinal 8/10 3329 days true 2.33 1%
Bjorn Sall 6/10 3355 days true 2.28 1%
Brian Bishop 10/10 3360 days true 2.28 1%
Silke Seemann 8/10 3365 days true 2.27 1%
Matilda Hansson 9/10 3365 days true 2.27 1%
Mark and Natasha UK 8/10 3376 days true 2.25 1%
Kay Beaumont 8/10 3376 days true 2.25 1%
David Milner 9/10 3380 days true 2.24 1%
Gail Mckinstry 7/10 3380 days true 2.24 1%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 3381 days true 2.24 1%
Mike Brunt 10/10 3382 days true 2.24 1%
Wolfgang Engelke 10/10 3383 days true 2.24 1%
Peter Koeck 10/10 3383 days true 2.24 1%
Sue Bennett 9/10 3384 days true 2.24 1%
Will Jemma 10/10 3387 days true 2.23 1%
Fam Leinden 8/10 3396 days true 2.22 1%
Mick Thexton 8/10 3397 days true 2.22 1%
Arne van Schol 8/10 3398 days true 2.21 1%
Wim Van Gastel 9/10 3400 days true 2.21 1%
Sebastien Briant 8/10 3401 days true 2.21 1%
Ines Diana 10/10 3401 days true 2.21 1%
Pizzanelli 7/10 3401 days true 2.21 1%
Jakob Jurgen 8/10 3416 days true 2.18 1%
Beute Hjel 10/10 3418 days true 2.18 1%
Sabine Locker 8/10 3418 days true 2.18 1%
deanlaw 10/10 3447 days true 2.13 1%
menzel 9/10 3447 days true 2.13 1%
ursinab 9/10 3448 days true 2.13 1%
friasj 10/10 3448 days true 2.13 1%
Lynn Maguire 10/10 3450 days true 2.13 1%
jameswhite 10/10 3456 days true 2.12 1%
gereldineb 9/10 3458 days true 2.12 1%
asiacritics 10/10 3464 days 1.75 0%
Sandra M 9/10 3466 days true 2.1 0%
Tim Beuzeval 9/10 3471 days true 2.09 0%
Christy 9/10 3474 days true 2.09 0%
Rebecca Jenner 9/10 3475 days true 2.09 0%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 9/10 3475 days true 2.09 0%
Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach 10/10 3487 days true 2.07 0%
Wim Put 8/10 3490 days true 2.06 0%
Karen Fisher 9/10 3490 days true 2.06 0%
CarinaB1 10/10 3692 days true 1.73 0%
BryonyS 10/10 3696 days true 1.72 0%
BouterG 9/10 3704 days true 1.71 0%
Arjan Muis 8/10 3710 days true 1.7 0%
Mikey 9/10 3713 days true 1.7 0%
Viktoria Stoffel 10/10 3715 days true 1.69 0%
Falk 9/10 3724 days true 1.68 0%
WiebkeS 10/10 3724 days true 1.68 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.

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