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How relevant are resort ratings.

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31 Jan 2020 @ 14:14:47 pm
Kanneman
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It is being said that your perception is your reality.

The impression one get is that resort experiences may sometimes differ vastly depending on whether you visit the resort over a weekend or during the week. The reason for this being the type of visitor and the purpose of the visit.

Generally speaking peace and quiet with noise levels being kept low can be expected during the week from elderly visitors, whereas weekends has the potential to provide a rowdy experience from the younger fraternity and day visitors. Obviously this does not apply to all resorts.  

The other question of relevance is that of experiences differing after a resort ownership / management change. In the event of such changes it may be appropriate te cancel previous assessments and only publish fresh ratings based on the current situation, eg. subsequent allowing/disallowing day visitors.

The question is if these ratings should provide for options addressing the above.

The reason for the question is that rating criteria can be misleading where insufficient indicators exists.

Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
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01 Feb 2020 @ 15:59:09 pm
Heindrich
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I really think it is very much relevant as tou hear of so many resorts promising you the best of the best and when you get there they offer much less. Overall ratings are however more correct if and when more people part take in it. The average of lots of people would be closer to the real deal as the one lone rating of an individual.

It therefor is of the utmost importance that we as members of this forum give their true and honest feedback of resorts as we visit them. People do relate to our ratings. I know, as I do!

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01 Feb 2020 @ 16:47:12 pm
Chuck Norris
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Jep.

 

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

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01 Feb 2020 @ 20:57:06 pm
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We plan according to ratings. It irks when someone doesn't rate. It's really the only info new campers have. As this site is well respected, many of us camp only where ratings are above average.  Problem is, many resort's rating are 6 months or older.  Please rate, even if you rated it already.  Rate again, it really helps novice campers.

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01 Feb 2020 @ 21:36:06 pm
HM
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It is important to take note of the date of the ratings. Old ratings can be used as a guideline but as Kanneman said may not be relevant anymore. I ignore ratings that have no written content to motivate their rating.

The Happy Campers.
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01 Feb 2020 @ 22:31:56 pm
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It is important to take note of the date of the ratings. Old ratings can be used as a guideline but as Kanneman said may not be relevant anymore. I ignore ratings that have no written content to motivate their rating.

Ek stem saam....ek het dit ook al hoeveel keer genoem....n rating waar slegs die sirkels ingevul is beteken vir my ook NIKS. As iemand nie verduidelik hoekom hy n plek 1uit5 rate of miskien 5/5 rate nie, kon hy/sy maar net sowel gelos het. Ek sien deesdae baie ratings waar byna alles 5/5 ge-rate is, maar sê nie hoekom nie. Vertel ons asb hoekom die plek so besonders is....dis wat ons wil weet. Of as jy items n 1 of 2 rate.....hoekom sê jy nie hoekom nie. As jy nie sê hoekom nie, kan oord ook nie daarop verbeter nie. 

Dan is daar items op lys wat nie altyd vir my lekker werk nie. As bv asblik binne 20m va af jou tent is, kry hy 5....as kraan binne daai afstand is, 5....as asblik in daai afstand is, 5....as jy staanplek nommer kon sien, 5. Dit beteken ook nie as hierdie naby aan jou tent was dat die staanplek wow is nie, maar volgens kriteria kry hy goeie rating.

Dieselfde met badkamers en opwas geriewe....hoe nader aan jou tent hoe beter punte. Vir my probeer ek weer bietjie verder weg staan want ek wil nie al daai badkamer geluide vanuit my tent hoor of as ek braai nie....beteken nie badkamers moet swakker ratings kry daaroor nie.

Dan die vraag oor kinders of sonder kinders. Ek sien die meeste met kinders rate oord as "met kinders" en dié sonder kinders "geen kinders". Ek het al gekamp waar daar niks is vir kinders nie....kinders tjank van verveeltheid, maar sodra oord ge-rate word, word met kinders gemerk. Mense kan mos op lys van beskikbare fasiliteite sien of hul kinders dit daar gaan geniet of nie....niemand kan jou sê of dit vir hulle gaan lekker wees of nie, elke kind verskil. Sommige kinders soek supertubes en vermaak wat aangebied word, ander is weer gelukkig met net n sandput.

Wat ek wel hou van terugvoering is dat às daar iets is wat pla....dit genoem kan word. Facebook se terugvoering is mog swakker....sodra jy eerlik begin raak en dit klink nie goed vir oord nie, word jou posting delete.....soms word jy sommer ook verban vir n ruk. Terugvoering moet positiewe en negatiewe aspekte insluit. Positiewe terugvoering help om oord te komplimenteer en voort te bou daarop. Negatiewe kommentaar help oorde om te sien wat sy kampeerders pla en gee sodoende die geleentheid om daarop te verbeter sodat ander kampeerders baat daarby kan vind 

WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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02 Feb 2020 @ 10:50:06 am
Nico
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My probleem met hierdie evaluerings is dat daar 'n sekere tyd moet verloop alvorens jy weer daaroor verslag mag doen. Ons het byvoorbeeld nou twee maal binne 'n jaar by 'n sekere kamp gaan staanmaak, en in die tussentyd het 'n paar dingetjies drasties verander .... nou moet ek nog 5 maande wag voor ek die plek mag her-evalueer???

Maak geensins sin nie!!

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02 Feb 2020 @ 12:45:34 pm
HM
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Met my ook gebeur, toe vra ek Admin om my toe te laat om weer te evalueer. Dit is toegestaan.

 

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02 Feb 2020 @ 12:57:27 pm
Cabs
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I believe the ratings are very relevant. I use this websites ratings and go onto the resort website and do proper research. I do not look at resorts that are rated bad on this forum, as I trust that our fellow campers will not be malicious and spiteful in their ratings.

What I do think should happen is that the rating criteria should evolve like everything in life E.G as the previous gent says, add a tab for mid week camping, and weekend camping and school holidays camping so that if I rate a resort and I was there only for a weekend, it will be relevant to someone going on a weekend. Similarly the time of year, because different things happen in summer and winter.

There should also be indicators for people to see, like have you experienced loud noise after 10pm, if yes to noise was something done about it by security, was the management approachable. These are just but a few examples, however as camping and resorts are evolving so should our rating criteria. 

In this day and age of information sharing, the more info one has the better one is prepared!

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02 Feb 2020 @ 20:13:11 pm
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I would support just about all that has been said above to one or other degree.

This is one of my pet crusades, I always slip the question when its appropriate into a conversation with other campers, " do you ever rate the resorts you visit? ". Or when asked  what I think of such and such a resort?, I respond with let me show you quickly what regular campers think of it and show them in the "Caravanparks .com and very often loan them my copy for a short time and tell them its all on the internet.

I consult the ratings before every visit and when time permits and also read the reviews behind the the ratings, with the understanding that every persons perspective of any matter will differ to some degree. 

"A small compass is better than walking in circles."

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03 Feb 2020 @ 07:33:02 am
Leon
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It is important to take note of the date of the ratings. Old ratings can be used as a guideline but as Kanneman said may not be relevant anymore. I ignore ratings that have no written content to motivate their rating.

I would even go this far and say that admin should remove a rating if there are no comments that goes with it.  Without the comment it is the same principal as the Tourism Council rating a resort.  What they think and I need differ a lot.

If someone give the resort a 4 rating on security, I would like to know why he/she thinks that way.  That input is of more value than the No 4 itself.

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03 Feb 2020 @ 08:22:18 am
Frikadel
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I will definately look the the resort ratings as a determaining factor before I book my stay.

As jy al ooit karakter getoon het, nou is die tyd!
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