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Hastens, the best beds in the world? … the bed arrives!

October 27, 2011

Following my recent sleep consultation in the Hastens store in Chelsea the trial bed arrived at my home on Tuesday.

A superb delivery crew brought the bed, for whom nothing was too much trouble – these two guys could teach many delivery drivers a thing or two about customer service! My existing bed, a simple Ikea bed frame teamed with a very good quality mattress was dismantled and taken away to storage. The Hastens bed was then unpacked and assembled. So from Ikea to Hastens in one easy step – an upgrade from Economy straight into First Class?


The bed delivered is a brand new model 2000T II and will be mine until 4 November. Apparently a well-known hotel wanted to test it but Hastens had already promised it to me. Hastens beds are featured in many hotels around the world, and they are also proud to be the appointed Purveyor to H.M. the King of Sweden.

The 2000T II is one of the Hastens Continental range, made up of a Base, a reversible spring mattress and a luxury top mattress.  It has 29 different layers of construction including 7 layers of genuine horsehair, many cotton and wool layers, and 2 layers of springs – all encased in the signature Hastens check.

As a twitter friend said “never has there been so much pressure on a first nights sleep” – I think that’s probably why I didn’t sleep very well on the first night! The pressure of trying to get to sleep in this amazing bed was too much – it took me forever to switch off my brain and then I woke up very early.

Last night however was a different matter. I was calm and relaxed and fell asleep immediately. Unusually I didn’t wake up all night and it was the alarm that woke me this morning – that’s a rarity for me.

People keep asking me “Is the bed worth £21,000?” It is a good question and after just two nights I am not sure I can comment yet. I will be blogging more over the next week as I settle into the Hastens lifestyle. If you fancy trying their beds they have 3 showrooms in London – one in the West End, one in Chelsea and one in Walton-on-Thames.

I’m looking forward to my 3rd night tonight and will let you know how I sleep – I think it is going to be good … and I can’t wait for a weekend lie-in!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. October 27, 2011 2:26 pm

    WOW. £21K for a bed!! There was a really interesting programme on the BBC a while ago (I think it was BBC Four) about the history of each room in the home. The bedroom one was fascinating! The Victorians would turn their mattresses EVERY DAY which was covered in another feather mattress, various under and over sheets and blankets AND they changed the pillowcases twice a day. They spent so long faffing around it’s amazing they ever got anything else done.

  2. Benedikte Ranum permalink
    October 27, 2011 2:27 pm

    Looking forward to the updates, Andrew – glad you got over the 1st night nerves! 🙂

    • October 27, 2011 2:49 pm

      LOL – yes my first night nerves have gone so looking forward to really sleeping well tonight – and roll on the weekend!

  3. October 27, 2011 3:11 pm

    I am so envious. I rather pretentiously described sleeping on a Hastens bed as “being held up by the finger tips of angels” – in my defence it was a very good night’s sleep and that is saying a lot for someone who is a championship level sleeper who can fall almost anywhere! Sadly it was during a hotel stay and going back to my old bed was a real let down. Enjoy that lie in, much deserved.

    • October 27, 2011 4:17 pm

      Thanks Claire, and thank you for suggesting me to Hastens for this trial – super excited!

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