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Simba Hybrid Luxe Mattress – 2024 Review for UK Shoppers

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Written By Connie

CPD Sleep Consultant

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24 April 2024 9 min read

In this Simba Hybrid Luxe Mattress review, we're going to see whether this premium mattress is what you've been looking for! Can it offer the premium sleep the price tag promises? Let's dive in and see.

Simba has a reputation for being one of the innovative companies in the mattress business, and once again, they did not disappoint. Not long after their beloved Simba Hybrid Pro mattress, we've been introduced to the all-new, top-of-the-line Simba Hybrid Luxe.

The Hybrid Luxe is Simba’s most expensive mattress! So what actually makes it ‘luxe’? Is it worth paying more for this one over the others?

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Advantages

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Edge-to-edge support
Thanks to the high-definition Simba-Pure foam layers.
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Very comfortable mattress
Experience a great night's sleep from the breathable sleep surface to the foam base.
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Removable cover
Easy maintenance with the convenient zip-off washable cover.

Disadvantages

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Not for heavier sleepers
The top layers of this Simba mattress are quite soft to sleep on so you may find yourself sinking in the wrong places.
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Slight off-gassing
It’s completely normal and the smell from this one isn’t as bad as others. It will air out overnight.
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Pricey
Expensive when compared to similar products.

Who is this product for?

These 11 layers make this mattress suitable for pretty much everyone – provided that you can afford it. Without spoiling too much of our review, this one offers a great level of comfort, support, and full-body alignment, so whether you're struggling with back pain or are just looking for a premium mattress – this one is for you.

What do we use this product for?

Your sleep quality will be significantly improved with the Simba Hybrid Luxe Mattress because it has incredible comfort and support. Every sleep position can get comfy on their new mattress, especially those who sleep on their back or side. It will keep your body aligned from head to toe, reducing aches and pains first thing in the morning.

Features you should know about the Simba Hybrid Luxe Mattress

Now for the fun part – our breakdown of the most important features of this mattress. This Simba mattress is the most advanced mattress in their hybrid range. Made up of 11 layers, you can expect all the usual features of a hybrid mattress and more!

Here's what you need to know about Simba Hybrid Luxe before deciding whether you should buy it.

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Bamboo wool layer

Simba claims their bamboo-infused natural wool top layer is “silky soft” to give you a comfortable sleep surface. Bamboo wool is also naturally hypoallergenic, temperature-regulating, anti-bacterial and moisture-absorbing. Now, bamboo wool isn't what you would call cool or breathable. While it is true that it will keep you cool during the warm nights, it'll also keep you warm during chilly nights. So, depending on the weather and the season, it will adapt to keep you at an ideal body temperature.

Bamboo-infused wool is also great at retaining moisture, which also adds to its overall ability to retain or dissipate heat based on the circumstances. To put it simply, this isn't a cooling layer – it's a temperature-regulating one.

Multiple spring layers

Four of the mattress layers are made up of springs – two layers being titanium Aerocoil springs, one layer of high carbon steel Aerocoil springs and a layer of barrel springs.

The 4000 Aercoil microsprings are smaller and softer. The two 25mm Aerocoil layers serve as cushioning layers with 13 support zones. This helps to tailor to your sleeping position. An extra steel spring layer made up of 1000 springs enhances the support. With the final ‘No roll-off' SupportCore™ base made up of 1000 barrel springs to improve edge support.

8 handles for lifting

When you're handling a mattress that's 31 cm deep with 11 layers at the king size, you need all the help you can get. Fortunately, just like Simba Hybrid and Simba Hybrid Pro, Simba Hybrid Luxe also comes with handles attached to the cover.

The mattress comes with two handles on each side (excluding Single and Small Double mattresses) to make the larger and heavier mattresses easier to lift. It means you can have multiple people helping to place it onto your bed frame, rather than struggling with just two.

These are not only useful, but they're quite important, as well. As is often the case with hybrid mattresses, you have to flip or turn them, especially in the first few months. This is one-sided, so there isn't going to be any flipping involved. However, Simba advises you to rotate the mattress once a month for the first 3 months and then every 3 to 6 months for as long as you keep using it.

Not only should you rotate your hybrid mattress regularly to evenly “break it in”, but it is also important to note that if you don't rotate this particular mattress regularly, you'll be voiding your 10-year warranty.

Review of Simba Hybrid Luxe mattress

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The Simba Hybrid Luxe Mattress is the one you need for amazing comfort and support. It’s much bouncier than their Pro Mattress, with the help of the extra springs.

Even though it has a bounce, there’s still good edge-to-edge support like the other Simba Hybrid mattresses. This mattress offers pressure relief and keeps your spine aligned which makes it great for back and side sleepers.

Those who are heavier sleepers might find that it’s too soft, and those who sleep on your front may sink in the wrong places – like your hips and your knees.

When taking the mattress out of the box, I left it for a few hours before going back and it had already expanded to height.

However, I would recommend a few more hours for it to fully expand before you sleep on it. Sometimes mattresses can take a couple of days to be at their optimum.

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KEY FEATURES:

  • Size: Single, Double, Small Double, EU Queen, King, Super King
  • Depth: 31cm 
  • Cover material: Recycled polyester
  • Layer(s) material: Pocket springs, memory foam and wool
  • Firmness: 7/10
  • Support: 8/10
  • Breathability: 8/10
  • Motion isolation: 9/10
  • Pressure relief: 7.5/10
  • Hypoallergenic: Yes
  • Removable cover: Yes
  • Warranty: 10-year guarantee
  • Trial: 200-night trial

What we like about the Hybrid Luxe Mattress

As part of our Simba Hybrid Luxe Mattress review, we would like to include our favourite things about this product and what would make us want to buy it. Here are a few of the best features.

What we didn’t like about the Hybrid Luxe Mattress

Of course, it's not all amazing and suitable for everyone so we do have to mention the downside to this mattress. There are only a couple of things we feel are not so good about it. Here they are.

Simba's customer service and company information

Delivery – With Simba, you can get free next-day delivery on your order or another chosen date. After this, we had an order confirmation text with the delivery date which was followed by another text with a two-hour time slot. We were kept in the loop with our delivery so we could ensure we were there to receive it. Thankfully, you get the option of having the heavy mattress delivered to your room of choice, so you don’t have to worry about lifting it on your own.

Payment – Standard card payments are accepted, as well as PayPal. Those wanting to split the cost of this pricey mattress across several months can use various options. You can choose Klarna, DivideBuy or Splitit. Make sure you take a look at their specific terms.

Online customer service – For any problems you might experience, there’s an online bot for you to get answers or you can take a look at their FAQs. If you want to speak to the team, you have the other option of filling out a form on the website for an email response. However, there is no live online chat.

Simba Hybrid Luxe prices: A size for every sleeper

Thinking about upgrading to a Simba Hybrid Luxe mattress? You're in luck! There's a size to suit every kind of sleeper, and guess what? They're all on special promotion right now. Take a look at the table below to discover your ideal match:

SizeDimensionsPrice
Single90x190cm£1,589.00 £953.40
Small Double120x190cm£2,309.00 £1,385.40
Double135x190cm£2,309.00 £1,385.40
King150x200cm£2,409.00 £1,445.40
Super King180x200cm£2,759.00 £1,655.40

Check the alternatives to Simba Hybrid Luxe mattress

If there's something about the Simba Hybrid Luxe that isn't selling it for you, you can check our new mattress comparison tool with essential information about the top mattresses on the UK market. Otherwise, we have picked another option that might suit you better. The Emma Luxe is a beast of a mattress, one of the chunkiest ones we've reviewed, so you might be on the hunt for one that's not so big but still has similar features.

Emma Luxe Cooling Mattress

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The Emma Luxe Cooling Mattress seems like the perfect alternative as it can regulate your body temperature – especially keeping you cool in the warmer months.

It's also one of the best mattresses for those who sleep on their side. Comfort and support are achieved in this mattress, making it suitable for all needs.

It's also an excellent choice for couples, as the mattress has excellent motion isolation. So, you can rest assured that your tossing and turning won't make the other side of the mattress feel like a bouncy house!

Not to mention that the mattress offers next-level back support. So, your spine will be properly aligned and you likely won't have to wake up every morning feeling like you're 60 with how much your back hurts.

The only real deterrent is the price, which might be too high for some.

Check out our full Emma Luxe Cooling Mattress review.

Advantages

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Great for side sleepers
Promoting proper spinal alignment.
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Good motion isolation
Won't feel your partner fidgeting.
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Breathable
Adapts to each individual so if you're sharing a bed with someone you'll both feel your own benefits.

Disadvantages

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Very pricey
Emma's most expensive mattresses.
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Not eco-friendly
Uses polyester for the cover.

Consider the Simba Hybrid Pillow if you are buying the Simba Hybrid Luxe Mattress

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Every great mattress needs a great pillow. So if you're thinking of buying the Luxe mattress, you should probably look into buying the Simba Hybrid Pillow, as well.

This temperature-regulating, highly breathable, fully customisable and adjustable pillow is designed to have you never again turn the pillow over to the cool side.

The cotton cover is enriched with Simba's Stratos technology for better temperature regulation and the inside of the pillow is filled with Nanocubes – small, open-cell foam cubes you can add or remove to achieve the desired firmness and thickness of the pillow.

Click here to read our full review of the Simba Hybrid pillow.

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Advantages

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Very cool and breathable
Thanks to the Stratos technology, it is highly breathable.
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Excellent durability
High quality craftmanship ensures durability.
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Neck support
Good for neck pain treatment.

Disadvantages

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Not for stomach sleepers
The loft may be too high for those who sleep on their front.

What makes this product better than some other similar ones?

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To put it simply, what separates the Simba Luxe mattress from the others is the excellent engineering, finest materials and quality craftsmanship. Plus, due to its firmness and support, it resembles some orthopaedic mattresses that we had tested earlier.

There are many high-count pocket sprung/hybrid mattresses on the market, but none of them are quite as good as this one.

With Simba Luxe mattress, you can expect excellent support, great temperature regulation, and a comfortable night's sleep for a really long time.

Sure, you will have to pay a lot of money for a Super King-size mattress, but with proper care and maintenance, this one should last you at least 10 years and we can't really say there are many, if any, better mattresses at this price range.

Is the Simba Hybrid Luxe Mattress eco-friendly or sustainable?

While there are benefits to you, there are also benefits to the environment when you shop at Simba. Simba claims that every single delivery is 100% carbon neutral and they aim to be Net Zero by 2030. And if you’re struggling to know what to do with your old mattress – Simba will take it out of your hands to be recycled to reduce landfill waste. However, this does come at an additional charge of £40.

Simba mattresses are made with 100% recycled materials and use 61% less foam. Any excess materials from the manufacturing process are sold on to create flooring and dog beds. So, there really is no waste from their products.

How did we test the product? 

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Now, to discuss precisely how we trial our products. After all, how will you be able to trust our opinion on top mattresses if you don't know how we got there? On a basic level, all the products we review go through these tests:

  • Visual inspection
  • Hands-on inspection
  • Measured tests

When it comes to the Simba Hybrid Luxe, in particular, these are the tests conducted to gauge its luxe quality:

  • Looked for smaller details
  • Found the key features to see how they worked
  • Trialled different sleeping positions to see how it adjusted and retained shape
  • Directly compared to other mattresses

Overall impressions of the product after the testing

The Luxe mattress is reassuringly heavy – I mean it does have 11 layers and a depth of 31cm… so the design of two handles on the long sides and two handles on the short sides is exactly what you need from this mattress. When it comes to rotating the mattress every three months, the job is made easier with this design feature. As for the depth of the mattress, it’s deeper than the Essential and the Pro mattress which is definitely noticeable. As soon as I lay down, I felt the additional support and comfort from beneath. It felt as though I was sleeping high up in the clouds – as you should with a luxury choice. So, after purchasing this mattress, it’s worth considering a deep fitted sheet so you know the mattress will be fully covered.

The cover of the mattress is soft to the touch and feels cooling on the skin. But you might be wondering how this differs from Simba’s other mattresses to make it the pricier choice. Well here are the comparisons to their Hybrid Pro Mattress, the previous mattress to this one. Three comfort layers, not two. Up to 5000 micro springs, not 4000. A bamboo-infused wool layer, not just a wool layer. Reduced foam content for a smaller carbon footprint. Well, it’s one percent lower but it all helps. So, I think it’s quite obvious why the luxe is more expensive than the rest. However, the sleep surface, edge support, support core base, sustainability and trial period haven’t changed.

Simba’s mattresses come with a 10-year guarantee so you can expect your mattress to give you a good night’s sleep for many years. If, for some reason, you find the luxury mattress isn’t quite right, then you have a 200-night trial for you to send it back to Simba.

Comfort – tick.

Support – tick.

Springs, foam, breathable bamboo, kinder to the planet, temperature control – tick, tick, tick, tick, tick.

You can really see why it’s their luxe option. But, this does mean it comes with a higher price tag.

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FAQs about your Simba Hybrid Luxe mattress

Finally, we wanted to wrap up this Simba Hybrid Luxe review by answering some of the most frequently asked questions, mostly regarding the maintenance of the Luxe mattress. Sometimes, all you need is a straightforward answer to a simple question and that's precisely what we want to give you.

Is Simba's Hybrid Luxe Mattress good for side sleepers?

Yes. The Aerocoil springs help to contour your body as they are small enough to adapt to every movement. While doing that, they offer support to the most important areas of your body e.g. shoulders and hips. Working together to keep your spine aligned.

How to wash my Simba Hybrid Luxe Mattress?

Simba Luxe comes with a removable mattress cover that you can safely wash in the washing machine at 30ºC.

How long will my Simba Hybrid Luxe Mattress last?

This one should last you for a decade without any issues. But even if it fails, you get a 10-year warranty on this Simba mattress, just like you do on all the other ones.

How firm is a Simba Hybrid Luxe Mattress?

As a Simba Hybrid Mattress, it uses both memory foam and springs which make it a medium firm mattress. A good balance of comfort and support.

About the author

Connie
As a CPD certified Sleep Consultant I know how important sleep is. And as a combination sleeper, I have found it difficult to get products to suit my sleep style. I have more than 2 years product testing experience with The Sleep Advisors which means I have slept on, with and under more than 500 products with varying degrees of success. This is added to more than 2 years experience as a product reviewer for Closer, Heat and Grazia magazines, so I've got a rigorous process. I love sharing my sleep testimonials with our readers and hearing their experiences too.
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