Ranking Score Explained

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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

77.35%

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 3/10 700 days 22.89 100%
Edward Lowe 4/10 792 days 15.44 67%
Patricio Vidal 10/10 884 days 12.05 53%
Jeny Smolders 10/10 1133 days true 4.93 22%
Elli 5/10 1443 days true 3.5 15%
Carina Weber 5/10 1445 days true 3.5 15%
David 10/10 1448 days true 4.31 19%
Gretha 9/10 1450 days true 4.31 19%
May 4/10 1473 days true 3.37 15%
Rik van der Niet 6/10 1475 days true 3.53 15%
Lea Celerier 8/10 1501 days true 4.0 17%
Leigh Dodds 8/10 1518 days 3.96 17%
Elizabeth Braidotti 9/10 1558 days 4.09 18%
Bernd Muller 9/10 1685 days 3.85 17%
Jana Ebelina 9/10 1689 days true 3.84 17%
Celina 8/10 1689 days true 3.65 16%
Alberto 8/10 1703 days true 3.62 16%
Camilla Geert 4/10 1716 days true 2.99 13%
Bas Marinus 9/10 1720 days true 3.78 17%
Virginia Saez 7/10 1724 days true 3.43 15%
Philipp 3/10 1725 days true 2.9 13%
Matthew Palmer 7/10 1726 days true 3.43 15%
Andre 8/10 1728 days true 3.57 16%
Sybille 8/10 1728 days true 3.57 16%
Stefan Hahn 6/10 1733 days true 3.11 14%
Manibod Vannaphone 8/10 1733 days true 3.56 16%
Alex Schott 10/10 1736 days true 3.75 16%
Matias Santos 5/10 1742 days true 3.02 13%
Ruben Toorwe 7/10 1742 days true 3.4 15%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 1743 days true 3.73 16%
Boukje Diijkstra 9/10 1744 days 3.73 16%
Aaron Stalley 3/10 1744 days true 2.87 13%
Clement Delrue 7/10 1748 days true 3.39 15%
Theo Pargemin 8/10 1748 days true 3.54 15%
Floren Hoenschler 7/10 1750 days true 3.38 15%
Johannes Koch 7/10 1750 days true 3.38 15%
Feline Herbst 9/10 1752 days true 3.71 16%
Dawn Howard 7/10 1753 days true 3.38 15%
Verena 7/10 1754 days true 3.38 15%
Jakub Ira 7/10 1756 days true 3.37 15%
Michal Putnar 10/10 1756 days true 3.71 16%
Ales Bronec 10/10 1756 days true 3.71 16%
Aneta Hambergeroua 7/10 1756 days true 3.37 15%
Patrick Veber 4/10 1756 days true 2.93 13%
Megan Lenox 9/10 1758 days true 3.7 16%
Briony 5/10 1765 days true 2.99 13%
David Schelensky 7/10 1765 days true 3.36 15%
Theresa Huelk 5/10 1772 days true 2.98 13%
Eric Hertort 10/10 1773 days true 3.67 16%
Christian Meyer 10/10 1773 days true 3.67 16%
Miriam Hack 8/10 1778 days true 3.48 15%
Livia and Dave 7/10 1782 days true 3.33 15%
Rafaella 8/10 1808 days true 3.42 15%
Sebastian and Susanna 6/10 1822 days true 2.97 13%
Jessica and Leonie 7/10 1823 days true 3.25 14%
Fabienne Strobel 10/10 1828 days true 3.57 16%
Julia Waenninger 7/10 1835 days 3.23 14%
Jan B 6/10 1836 days true 2.95 13%
Dan 10/10 1847 days true 3.53 15%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 7/10 1856 days 3.19 14%
Richard Thompson 9/10 1888 days 3.45 15%
Emma Keegan 7/10 2070 days 2.81 12%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 8/10 2090 days true 2.9 13%
Thomas Haslbeck 7/10 2090 days true 2.78 12%
Stuart Cook 10/10 2091 days true 3.05 13%
Daniela Wall 8/10 2091 days true 2.9 13%
Carmen 10/10 2092 days true 3.05 13%
Jade Cownley 10/10 2115 days true 3.0 13%
Martha Taatz 10/10 2136 days true 2.96 13%
Maria Ulitzsch 10/10 2177 days true 2.88 13%
Antoine Lerin 7/10 2184 days true 2.61 11%
isabel Zander 10/10 2435 days true 2.38 10%
Franz Birkefeld 10/10 2446 days true 2.36 10%
Rainer 8/10 2460 days true 2.21 10%
Laura 9/10 2461 days true 2.33 10%
Phil Bromby 10/10 2464 days true 2.32 10%
Joanna Mulcahy 10/10 2464 days true 2.32 10%
Hirsch Svenja 9/10 2470 days true 2.31 10%
Mahr Svenja 10/10 2470 days true 2.31 10%
Konrad Ullmann 9/10 2473 days true 2.3 10%
Lukas Lehmeyer 9/10 2473 days true 2.3 10%
Friederike Kranzin 10/10 2474 days true 2.3 10%
Sarah 7/10 2475 days true 2.09 9%
Daniel Garcia Dezgado 10/10 2476 days true 2.3 10%
Jennifer Garner 10/10 2480 days true 2.29 10%
Emeline Brocard 10/10 2481 days true 2.29 10%
Marvin Koever 9/10 2481 days true 2.29 10%
Luisa Bach 10/10 2483 days true 2.28 10%
Klaus Petersen 8/10 2485 days true 2.17 9%
Alex Sheldon 9/10 2492 days true 2.27 10%
Piotr Jurkowski 10/10 2511 days true 2.23 10%
Anne Collet 9/10 2519 days true 2.21 10%
Evian Bolz 7/10 2524 days true 2.01 9%
Chen Levin 8/10 2524 days true 2.09 9%
nimrod yaron 10/10 2525 days true 2.2 10%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 2526 days 2.2 10%
Alex Artigues 8/10 2529 days true 2.08 9%
Brian 6/10 2618 days 1.68 7%
Mark Hayes 10/10 2648 days 1.96 9%
Anton Thisted 9/10 2799 days true 1.67 7%
Josefine Sjodin 9/10 2799 days true 1.67 7%
Katie Fleck 9/10 2799 days true 1.67 7%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 2801 days 1.58 7%
Mark Faulk 8/10 2801 days 1.58 7%
Iban Dupont 7/10 2815 days true 1.49 6%
Guillaume Boudrand 8/10 2815 days true 1.55 7%
Lorraine Doyle 6/10 2818 days true 1.35 6%
Sean Hurley 5/10 2818 days true 1.32 6%
LiseMarie Leger 9/10 2822 days true 1.62 7%
Jeremy Eng 7/10 2832 days 1.46 6%
Stephanie Belanger 10/10 2835 days true 1.59 7%
Brendon Furney 10/10 2836 days true 1.59 7%
Sebastian 7/10 2836 days true 1.45 6%
Selina Lott 8/10 2836 days true 1.51 7%
Annika 5/10 2836 days true 1.29 6%
Fabian 8/10 2836 days true 1.51 7%
Jonas Herrmann 5/10 2836 days true 1.29 6%
Missy and Chaz 8/10 2842 days true 1.5 7%
Neele & Philipp 5/10 2842 days true 1.28 6%
Fabian Koitka 7/10 2852 days true 1.42 6%
Jill Fischer 10/10 2860 days 1.55 7%
Christina Rodewald 9/10 2865 days true 1.54 7%
Andre and Marina 9/10 2865 days true 1.54 7%
Jo Sutton 9/10 2891 days 1.49 6%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 2910 days true 1.45 6%
Aurelie Morin 8/10 2913 days true 1.37 6%
Paul Lawrence 7/10 2920 days true 1.3 6%
Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch 10/10 2921 days true 1.43 6%
Doan 10/10 2927 days true 1.41 6%
Milena Heinrich 10/10 2928 days true 1.41 6%
Faassen 9/10 2930 days true 1.41 6%
Julie Lamart 9/10 2931 days true 1.41 6%
Henzen 8/10 2931 days true 1.34 6%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2932 days true 1.41 6%
suemax 10/10 3166 days 0.95 4%
Jonathan Tuthill 9/10 3182 days true 0.92 4%
Heiner Reinecke 10/10 3189 days true 0.9 4%
Jens Moller 7/10 3190 days true 0.82 4%
Chris Sylvia 9/10 3190 days true 0.9 4%
Selwindt 9/10 3191 days true 0.9 4%
Michael Touzer 8/10 3192 days true 0.85 4%
A Ormsby 8/10 3194 days true 0.85 4%
Jaroslav Gajdos 8/10 3200 days true 0.84 4%
Carolin Haas 7/10 3207 days true 0.79 3%
Thomas 10/10 3208 days true 0.86 4%
Peter Dellen 8/10 3209 days true 0.82 4%
Tom Pratt 9/10 3209 days true 0.86 4%
Elise Violet 8/10 3210 days true 0.82 4%
Eline Vakentijn 8/10 3211 days true 0.82 4%
Lepied 8/10 3213 days true 0.81 4%
Slangen 8/10 3219 days true 0.8 4%
Samplonius 9/10 3221 days true 0.84 4%
Guillaume Milcent 9/10 3223 days true 0.84 4%
Roberto Hallblom 8/10 3224 days true 0.79 3%
Mike1952 7/10 3226 days 0.76 3%
Sandy & Michaela 8/10 3239 days true 0.76 3%
CMJ 8/10 3257 days 0.73 3%
Nick Selzler 9/10 3271 days true 0.74 3%
Manuela Zimmerti 7/10 3289 days true 0.64 3%
Robert Carswell 7/10 3294 days true 0.63 3%
Steve Neilson 10/10 3295 days true 0.69 3%
Natascha & Greg 8/10 3300 days true 0.65 3%
Andy Lever 10/10 3303 days true 0.68 3%
Waldemar Schuler 9/10 3304 days true 0.68 3%
Rudy Witt 9/10 3304 days true 0.68 3%
JadesWorld 8/10 3318 days 0.62 3%
Max Grimmeiss 8/10 3502 days 0.28 1%
Ralph & Marloes Meyers 7/10 3531 days true 0.21 1%
Julie Norton 10/10 3533 days true 0.23 1%
Lindsey Clough 8/10 3541 days true 0.2 1%
Knapen 4/10 3543 days true 0.17 1%
Andreas Blessing 10/10 3543 days true 0.21 1%
Franzi & Tobi 10/10 3543 days true 0.21 1%
Boehmer 6/10 3547 days true 0.17 1%
Nicola Thackray 10/10 3550 days true 0.2 1%
Wheeler 8/10 3552 days true 0.18 1%
Andy Johnson 9/10 3554 days true 0.19 1%
Kari Tervo 4/10 3555 days true 0.15 1%
Katy Bourne 9/10 3557 days true 0.18 1%
Roman & Esther 10/10 3560 days true 0.18 1%
Lauren McKeone 4/10 3561 days true 0.14 1%
Alan Munday 9/10 3561 days true 0.17 1%
S and A Koehue 10/10 3563 days true 0.17 1%
Mirka Tinterova 9/10 3565 days true 0.17 1%
Anne 10/10 3565 days true 0.17 1%
Claudio 10/10 3569 days true 0.16 1%
H Hensen 7/10 3577 days true 0.13 1%
Selina Mueller 10/10 3577 days true 0.14 1%
Birgette Weiner 7/10 3577 days true 0.13 1%
Valerie 10/10 3577 days true 0.14 1%
Tayler Gray 9/10 3578 days true 0.14 1%
Mike 9/10 3579 days true 0.14 1%
Luise Jaeger 5/10 3581 days true 0.11 0%
David 9/10 3581 days true 0.14 1%
Jessie Currie 3/10 3582 days true 0.1 0%
Jonathon Heaney 7/10 3584 days true 0.12 1%
Sue & Graham Mullin 9/10 3586 days true 0.13 1%
Elinor Bell 9/10 3586 days true 0.13 1%
Brandt 9/10 3588 days true 0.12 1%
penz 9/10 3806 days 0.0 0%
Gea Middelbos 10/10 3860 days true 0.0 0%
David 8/10 3861 days true 0.0 0%
joycevanb 9/10 3867 days true 0.0 0%
heather Cardinal 8/10 3883 days true 0.0 0%
Bjorn Sall 6/10 3909 days true 0.0 0%
Brian Bishop 10/10 3914 days true 0.0 0%
Silke Seemann 8/10 3919 days true 0.0 0%
Matilda Hansson 9/10 3919 days true 0.0 0%
Mark and Natasha UK 8/10 3930 days true 0.0 0%
Kay Beaumont 8/10 3930 days true 0.0 0%
David Milner 9/10 3934 days true 0.0 0%
Gail Mckinstry 7/10 3934 days true 0.0 0%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 3935 days true 0.0 0%
Mike Brunt 10/10 3936 days true 0.0 0%
Wolfgang Engelke 10/10 3937 days true 0.0 0%
Peter Koeck 10/10 3937 days true 0.0 0%
Sue Bennett 9/10 3938 days true 0.0 0%
Will Jemma 10/10 3941 days true 0.0 0%
Fam Leinden 8/10 3950 days true 0.0 0%
Mick Thexton 8/10 3951 days true 0.0 0%
Arne van Schol 8/10 3952 days true 0.0 0%
Wim Van Gastel 9/10 3954 days true 0.0 0%
Sebastien Briant 8/10 3955 days true 0.0 0%
Ines Diana 10/10 3955 days true 0.0 0%
Pizzanelli 7/10 3955 days true 0.0 0%
Jakob Jurgen 8/10 3970 days true 0.0 0%
Beute Hjel 10/10 3972 days true 0.0 0%
Sabine Locker 8/10 3972 days true 0.0 0%
deanlaw 10/10 4001 days true 0.0 0%
menzel 9/10 4001 days true 0.0 0%
ursinab 9/10 4002 days true 0.0 0%
friasj 10/10 4002 days true 0.0 0%
Lynn Maguire 10/10 4004 days true 0.0 0%
jameswhite 10/10 4010 days true 0.0 0%
gereldineb 9/10 4012 days true 0.0 0%
asiacritics 10/10 4018 days 0.0 0%
Sandra M 9/10 4020 days true 0.0 0%
Tim Beuzeval 9/10 4025 days true 0.0 0%
Christy 9/10 4028 days true 0.0 0%
Rebecca Jenner 9/10 4029 days true 0.0 0%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 9/10 4029 days true 0.0 0%
Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach 10/10 4041 days true 0.0 0%
Wim Put 8/10 4044 days true 0.0 0%
Karen Fisher 9/10 4044 days true 0.0 0%
CarinaB1 10/10 4246 days true 0.0 0%
BryonyS 10/10 4250 days true 0.0 0%
BouterG 9/10 4258 days true 0.0 0%
Arjan Muis 8/10 4264 days true 0.0 0%
Mikey 9/10 4267 days true 0.0 0%
Viktoria Stoffel 10/10 4269 days true 0.0 0%
Falk 9/10 4278 days true 0.0 0%
WiebkeS 10/10 4278 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

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.