Posh hotel quality duvet?

(125 Posts)
msrisotto Mon 05-Nov-12 21:09:30

I recently stayed in a very posh London hotel (courtesy of someone else!). I can't look at my duvet the same way since. It feels lumpy and patchy and deeply wanting in comparison. I didn't have the nerve to ask about the make and didn't have to nous to look at the time so am now left obsessing thinking about it somewhat.

I think it was down. I don't know [listless], can anyone recommend a nice plump soft duvet? I would push the boat out with regards to price as bed is my favouritest place in the world.

WipsGlitter Mon 05-Nov-12 21:12:25

Lurking. FiL usually gives us M&S vouchers for Christmas and new bedding/pillows/mattress topper are on my list.

SavoyCabbage Mon 05-Nov-12 21:14:29

I have a goose down duvet. It's from JL and I got it twelve years ago. Every night when I go to bed I appreciate it's loveliness. I miss it when I go away.

rubyrubyruby Mon 05-Nov-12 21:17:31

Why don't you email the hotel and find out.

Violet77 Mon 05-Nov-12 21:23:23

I have a duck and down duvet frm tk max.

Its beyond devine, too hot for DH, oh well.

It comforts and hugs me, its been out On the line all day freshening up.

Ponders Mon 05-Nov-12 21:25:47

I have this one - Slumberdown 10.5 tog "Feels like Down". It's a soft cotton cover & just the right weight & warmth IMO and not expensive either.

Can't remember where I bought it - not from Argos, may have been BHS, but I've had it a couple of years & it's perfect smile

They do kingsize too if you want that

Ponders Mon 05-Nov-12 21:28:07
msrisotto Mon 05-Nov-12 21:34:37

Ok, thanks for the recommendations! I have emailed them, am waiting on a reply. I like it to feel nice and heavy.

LynetteScavo Mon 05-Nov-12 21:36:54

www.johnlewis.com/119142/Product.aspx

I think the one in this link would be very good.

The white company have a very expensive Hungarian Goose Down duvet, but I suspect the JL one is better value for money.

LynetteScavo Mon 05-Nov-12 21:43:31

www.theduvetstore.co.uk/index.php/Siberian-Pure-White-Goose-Down-15-Tog-Duvets/View-all-products.htm

This company also do "hotel quality" duvets, but the above are a bit more expensive, and I imagine cloud-like.

these get excellent reviews on Amazon. Often in hotels they don't use down, but they use microfibre clusters which feels like down but is easier for them to launder.

But if you're going to treat yourself to 100% down you can't go far wrong with the duvet store Siberian down made in Scotland linked to by Lynette.

Ponders Mon 05-Nov-12 21:50:57

having looked at the other links, I'd definitely give the £25 one a try before going for £100s of goose down grin

Ponders Mon 05-Nov-12 21:53:50

ooh, wildstrawberry, that one looks good too!

I'm thinking of getting one now - I've had my eye on a 100% snow goose down duvet, but DH has just informed me he thinks he's allergic to feathers.

msrisotto Tue 06-Nov-12 07:51:33

I wish I could feel them before I choose!

MortimersRaven Tue 06-Nov-12 07:59:03

Hello, I work for a home textiles company and a few months ago I had to do a large market research project on DUVETS and now there is very little I don't know about them. It was very boring at the time but perhaps now I can be of some use to you!
Ask me anything!
And here is an important word of warning if you plan to buy down-filled: There is no such thing as a Siberian goose. It is a marketing gimmick designed to make you pay more for plain old goose. So never pay more for Siberian. Choose snow goose, or Canadian/Hungarian. I'd also buy from a reputable supplier who guarantees the goose/duck was not live plucked, which is a horrific practise.

MortimersRaven Tue 06-Nov-12 07:59:29

Practice!!! Spelling blush

Feather and Black do the best duvets and bed linen in my opinion, not super expensive and great quality. You have to get feathers though and the best you can afford.

msrisotto Tue 06-Nov-12 08:05:35

Mortimers You never know when these things will come in handy! grin Do you know what kind of duvets the posh hotels buy?

Thanks for the tip about the siberian goose myth! There are so many gimmicks though, that I really struggle to compare duvets like for like.

EdgarAllansPo Tue 06-Nov-12 08:06:32

You can have a feel of them at a lot of shops to get the idea of what you like. Dunelm and John Lewis both sell a good range.

I recently bought new (white) duvets covers and sheets, and our bedroom feels like a posh hotel with those on.

MortimersRaven Tue 06-Nov-12 08:13:40

We don't supply hotels at my company but IME wildstrawberryplace was right that the hotels tend to use microfibre clusters since they are easier to launder regularly and the clusters simulate the feeling of down. Microfibre is also great if you have allergies.
If you don't have allergies and can spare the extra cash, choose down, which is natural so it lets your skin breathe better. If you have money to blow, then choose a higher proportion of down than feather (you could even splash out on 100% down) since it is way lighter and warmer, and won't prickle through the outer fabric.
See! I really was taking all this in in between making coffee and MNing, my boss should be proud!

EdgarAllansPo Tue 06-Nov-12 08:14:21

As for duvets, I would expect hotels would use duvets with fillings which are anti-allergy, and yet also washable. That narrows the field considerably. I then go for the lowest tog, so I can get it into the washing machine. You can always add more blankets and throws (or an electric blanket) in winter, but in warmer weather you can still use it without feeling weighed down and too hot.

msrisotto Tue 06-Nov-12 08:14:47

How long do you think you should have a duvet before you can throw it out without feeling wasteful? Ours has gone yellowed blush, must have had it 10 years...

msrisotto Tue 06-Nov-12 08:17:01

Ooh Mortimer! You are a mine of information! I hate it when feathers stick out from the duvet.

If the hotel actually tells me what they use, I will report back. I doubt they will somehow!

msrisotto Tue 06-Nov-12 08:27:26

Is goose down better than duck down?

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