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 Donegal House Irish Hotel.

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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Donegal House Irish Hotel

Valid Reviews

64 Valid Reviews

The Donegal House Irish Hotel experience has a total of 67 reviews. There are 64 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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.

Within these 64 valid reviews, the experience has 1 face-to-face review collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 64 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 27
42%
9/10 17
27%
8/10 10
16%
7/10 4
6%
6/10 4
6%
5/10 2
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.28% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Donegal House Irish Hotel valid reviews is 88.28% and is based on 64 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Weighted Average

86.43%

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
Conor 10/10 136 days 97.07 100%
Joe 7/10 136 days 88.33 91%
Antoine 5/10 136 days 78.63 80%
Erica 9/10 165 days 95.69 99%
Olly 9/10 165 days 95.69 99%
Dik Troost 9/10 165 days 95.69 99%
Charlie B 7/10 165 days 87.07 89%
Caleb 8/10 196 days 89.22 92%
Rosie 9/10 196 days 93.91 97%
Sabine 6/10 196 days 77.95 80%
3s Belgium 8/10 196 days 89.22 92%
Richard & Chris, UK 9/10 196 days 93.91 97%
Katie 8/10 227 days 87.24 90%
Carina 7/10 227 days 83.57 86%
Oliver 8/10 227 days 87.24 90%
Mirco 9/10 257 days 89.53 92%
Susanne 9/10 257 days 89.53 92%
Marion 8/10 257 days 85.06 87%
Julie 10/10 288 days 86.86 89%
Libby 7/10 288 days 79.04 81%
Eve 10/10 317 days 84.08 86%
Georgie 10/10 317 days 84.08 86%
Alice 10/10 348 days 80.81 83%
Xiang Long Ng 10/10 409 days 73.49 75%
ScoutnIndi 9/10 409 days 73.49 75%
Tim L 10/10 471 days 64.85 66%
Margaret 10/10 471 days 64.85 66%
Vincent 8/10 502 days 57.06 57%
Stefan Miedzinski 10/10 502 days 60.07 61%
Aisling 9/10 530 days 55.49 56%
Katie 6/10 561 days 41.65 41%
Marilli 10/10 592 days 45.09 45%
Ben 10/10 592 days 45.09 45%
Dan 8/10 592 days 42.84 42%
Mike Fricker 10/10 653 days 35.96 35%
helen reeve 9/10 653 days 35.96 35%
Claudia 9/10 682 days 32.03 31%
Cassie 10/10 682 days 32.03 31%
Peter Edmead 10/10 867 days 13.24 11%
Jay kerley 5/10 867 days 10.72 8%
Wina 10/10 867 days 13.24 11%
Christian Oerlemans 8/10 872 days 12.24 10%
Fei Fei Lei 10/10 916 days true 10.08 7%
Nadene Wheatley 8/10 983 days 6.64 4%
Jean Simonet 6/10 999 days 5.36 2%
Michiel de Weerd 10/10 1209 days 4.78 2%
Andrew Shortle 9/10 1388 days 4.43 1%
Jack Frazier 10/10 1471 days 4.26 1%
Syed Mohd Muhafiz Syed Mohd Bakar 9/10 1535 days 4.14 1%
Janneke Thuijils 9/10 1623 days 3.97 1%
Tomas Talpa 9/10 1638 days 3.94 1%
James Whitehead 6/10 1659 days 3.23 0%
Ellen Schmitz 10/10 1662 days 3.89 1%
Rhiannan Edwards 10/10 1672 days 3.87 1%
Helen B 10/10 1680 days 3.86 1%
Florian Werner-Zilch 10/10 1685 days 3.85 1%
Singapore Sling 9/10 1687 days 3.84 1%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 10/10 1717 days 3.78 1%
Steve Warren 10/10 1778 days 3.66 1%
Lorina Spring 10/10 1781 days 3.66 1%
Harriet Bramley 9/10 1797 days 3.63 1%
Alva Feldmeier 10/10 1887 days 3.45 0%
Yann Le Gac 10/10 1901 days 3.42 0%
Sarrob Sarrob 8/10 1962 days 3.14 0%

Adjustments

Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Donegal House Irish Hotel experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.20% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 125 days. However the Donegal House Irish Hotel experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Donegal House Irish Hotel experience has been adjusted for 120 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
117 -1.17%
118 -1.18%
119 -1.19%
120 -1.20%
121 -1.21%
122 -1.22%
123 -1.23%

Final Ranking Score

85%

The final ranking score once adjustments and 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.