I am forever amazed at my guests ratings for the locations of my property.
It is clearly a very personal perspective.
I total agree that the location of a property should be rated. Its important for other guest to know more about the location. In fact this is critical.
However this should not be part of the overall property rating.
People rate the coffee but the properties score is not affected by it. Location should be treated the same way.
My points are as follows.
The location is very subjective. A granny staying in a hotel near a nightclub will hate the noise. A teenager staying in the same place will love it.
And most importantly for the property, there is absolutely nothing that can be done about the location.
It is like rating the property on the weather. It cant be changed and people rate purely on personal preferences.
As I say, its vital that the location is rated but should absolutely not form part of the property overall score,