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.

I have an Emperor size silk filled duvet from The White Company. It was stupidly expensive but it is my best thing in the world. (I got an insurance payout after a hospital stay, couldn't have justified it otherwise) Dust mites don't like silk so it is good for my DH whom? asthmatic and can't do down.

My tip for a luxury feel no matter what your budget is to go one size bigger with your duvet. For example king size duvet on double bed etc.

difficultpickle Tue 06-Nov-12 08:56:36

I've got hungarian goose down from Liberty. It is lovely and warm and very light so I wouldn't recommend that if you want a duvet that feels heavy.

msrisotto Tue 06-Nov-12 10:52:24

well, substantial if not heavy. DH wouldn't tolerate anything too heavy as he gets too hot.

MortimersRaven Tue 06-Nov-12 11:45:56

The order of quality is:

Duck/White Duck - lowest but still good
Goose (generic)
Hungarian/Canadian goose
Snow goose
Eider duck - absolute top whack clear your bank account and stay in bed for a week quality

But in every case it's the down to feather ratio that really affects the warmth and lightness, so check the down content %

legalalien Tue 06-Nov-12 12:20:28

I have a goose one from www.thebestbedlinenintheworld.com/10-5-tog-goose-down-duvet.php and it is great. The sheet sets are good too.

I looked at a proper eider duck down duvet - but it was over £4000!

Rattitude Tue 06-Nov-12 16:01:12

I got my duvet from DAPW. I think I got the ultimate Hungarian one. It is great and still looking good after 3 years. The prices are very decent too.

msrisotto Tue 06-Nov-12 16:03:13

Yeah that's ok wildstrawberryplace

msrisotto Tue 06-Nov-12 16:04:17

KIDDING! I said i'd push the boat out but that's insane! No, I was thinking a couple of hundred would be pushing the boat out!

My mistake, it's actually £6000 for the super king size.

To be honest though, if it wasn't for DH and his unconfirmed feather allergy, I'd be tempted. Apparently they are the ultimate in comfort and luxury and last 15 years +

Oh, tempted if I had £££ to burn. Or a loo roll made of £50 notes.

LynetteScavo Tue 06-Nov-12 17:30:15

In the website photos, all the duvets look really flat.

The 2 best duvets I have slept under (both in Switzerland, one in a 5* hotel and one in a friends house) were both really light but thick. confused

SailorVie Tue 06-Nov-12 19:25:03

I bought a 15 tog 100% Hungarian goose down duvet from an eBay store, it cost about £100, it has been the single best thing I have ever bought for myself. My DH on the other hand, prefers a heavier duvet so he has a duck down / feather duvet from John Lewis which can be split into a winter/summer duvet. We have 2 x double duvets on one King size bed, it means we're both happy and neither of us gets left with no duvet when it's cold!

Crikeyblimey Tue 06-Nov-12 19:37:15

Fab thread!! My mum always sad you should spend a whole month's salary on your bedding - cos it matters so much smile

Oh and How do you get down from an elephant?

You don't - you get it from a duck smile smile smile

permaquandry Tue 06-Nov-12 20:49:15

Peach Soft from John Lewis £50 for a 10 tog and £55 for 13.5 tog (king). It is amazing. Incredibly light but so, so, so soft and snug. Also, invest in a thick mattress topper or put a duvet under bed sheet, adds another element of comfort.

MortimersRaven Wed 07-Nov-12 09:01:29

crikeyblimey grin

msrisotto Wed 07-Nov-12 11:08:24

Yes, thank you for your contribution crikey grin

msrisotto Wed 07-Nov-12 17:39:13

Omg the hotel replied to my email! How lovely!
For anyone interested, the amazing duvet was by Snuggledown of Norway, specifications: 10.5 tog duvets which are 90% duck down and 10 % duck feather.

I am tickled pink :D

reastie Wed 07-Nov-12 18:46:13

Mrsrisotto at the risk of them going out of stock from me linking and that I might want one I think I've found it quite reasonably priced on amazon

LynetteScavo Wed 07-Nov-12 18:49:18

So if a 90% down one was lush...just imagine a 100% down. <<Swoons>>

msrisotto Wed 07-Nov-12 19:07:10

There's only 10 left reastie. . . Race you to it!
So, even with this information, I still need to go and roll around in a few in John Lewis and dunelm. I just can't imagine anything more comfortable than that at the hotel. [head explodes]

reastie Wed 07-Nov-12 19:47:12

I know mrsrisotto! I don't know if this has been said but I've heard from several sources the John Lewis ?Siberian Goose down? (ie the v expensive ones from JL) are the best ever. I've never been able to justify the cost but maybe I should - my synthetic one from debenhams just isn't snug and cosy.

PoppyAmex Wed 07-Nov-12 21:22:58

I second Rattitude's recommendation.

I also got the Ultimate Hungarian from DAPW and love it. It's very toasty but incredibly light and has survived a newborn co-sleeping/throwing up/leaky breasts (mine) blush

msrisotto Wed 07-Nov-12 21:38:07

blush so I checked ut the label on our 7 or 8 year old duvet and it is 90% goose down and 10% goose feather, 10.5 tog blush
Waah! So why was the hotel one so much better? I don't like this stoopid duvet cos the stuffing never fills the edge whiney whiney whinge. I swear the label's lying.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 07-Nov-12 21:41:46

I can't stand down or feather duvets, I don't like the way the feathers, etc settle down into and around you.

I've tried buying a new microfibre duvet but even new microfibre duvets seem to do this.

I love my 20 year old duvet but it really is past its best.

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