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