Shire Hotel Deluxe 1000 Pocket Contract Mattress Rated 5.0/5 based on 2 customer reviews
Shire Hotel Deluxe 1000 Pocket Contract Mattress

Shire Hotel Deluxe 1000 Pocket Contract Mattress

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14p per sleep based on average mattress lifespan
Small Double
King Size
Super King
With Divan Bed Set
With Ottoman Bed Set
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Available in single, double and king size.

Mattress Online reputation is solid in the industry.

Double-sided for longer-lasting support.

Compliant with BS7177:2008 Source 5 - Medium Hazard regulations.

Price may be considered high for some people.

The mattress is quite heavy and difficult to move around, which can make flipping and rotating the mattress more challenging.

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Who is it best for? powered by SnoozeScore

In our experience, the materials and construction that go into this product can make it suitable for the following people.

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For combination sleepers
Suitable for back, stomach and side sleeping.
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Reduced partner disturbance
Pocket springs work independently to one another.
Roll together prevention
Roll together prevention
Independent springs help prevent roll together.
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Helps those with sleep apnea
Soft and medium tensions promote side sleeping.
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Helps prevent snoring
Promotes side sleeping which stops snoring.
Acid reflux icon
Helps with acid reflux
When paired with a compatible adjustable bed.
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Good for those who toss and turn
Materials like memory foam can restrict movement.

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Why our sleep experts loved it

Today we’re tackling the Shire Hotel Deluxe 1000 Pocket Contract Mattress which is a high-quality mattress designed specifically for the contract and hospitality industry and manufactured by the reasonably well-known Shire Beds. This mattress is part of a larger Contract collection from Shire, a UK-based company that specialises in creating comfortable and durable mattresses.

One of the standout features of this mattress is its construction. The mattress is made up of 1000 individual pocket springs that contour to your bodies every movement in order to provide additional support in key areas. These pocket springs also have the added benefit of being more breathable than competing support systems, aiding in breathability and making for a great all season product. 

On top of these pocket springs, the mattress has a deep and fairly luxurious layer of cotton and wool. These materials are again, very much breathable with additional cooling properties that can be experienced from this particular configuration. The finish of this layer is also finished with a sumptuously soft 100% cotton cover that is hand-tufted for optimum performance while ensuring adequate and measured settlement.

When it comes to the tension, the Shire Hotel Deluxe 1000 Pocket Contract Mattress is rated as medium to firm, providing the perfect balance of comfort and support. This makes it ideal for people who suffer from back pain or who prefer a firmer sleeping surface while also still having enough “give” to satisfy modest side sleepers and combination sleepers. What’s more, the mattress is also double-sided, which means it needs to be flipped on a regular basis to ensure continued support but, while perhaps a bit more labour intensive, does mean you get better durability regardless of how you sleep. This feature, when paired with the good quality pocket springs and wool fillings, helps to prolong the life of the mattress and ensure that your guests will have a comfortable night's sleep for years to come.

The main standout feature of the Shire Hotel Deluxe 1000 Pocket Contract Mattress is that it is compliant with BS177:2008 Source 5 (Medium Hazard) regulations, which make it suitable for use in both residential and commercial settings, appealing to the hotel and landlord industry in particular. This level of compliance is important for any mattress used in the contract and hospitality industry, as it ensures that the mattress is safe and durable enough to withstand frequent use.

Another benefit of the Shire Hotel Deluxe 1000 Pocket Contract Mattress is that it is made in the UK which means that the mattress is manufactured to a high standard and is subject to strict quality control. The mattress is also made with high-quality materials that are designed to last, evidenced by its UK manufacturing and good customer reviews.

In terms of comparison with other similar mattresses in the market, the Shire Hotel Deluxe 1000 Pocket Contract Mattress offers a good value proposition. The 1000 pocketed spring system offers a level of support and comfort that is often not found in mattresses at this price point. The natural cotton and wool layers, and 100% cotton cover also contribute to the mattress's high-quality feel and comfort. Further considerations are that there simply are not that many source 5 mattresses to choose from, particularly at this reasonable price point and with such positive reviews.

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How does it feel?

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*Assuming average weight, suitability will vary dependant on body type, use the quiz above for a more tailored guide.
  • Back Sleepers
  • The amount of support offered from a mattress will vary depending on the firmness of the tension and the type of support layer used. Based on a person of average build.
  • Side Sleepers
  • If you sleep on your side you typically need a supportive tension that is not too firm, nor too soft. This is because your hips and shoulders need adequate sinkage.
  • Stomach Sleepers
  • Stomach sleepers need a reasonable amount of tension in the base support layer to adequately offer body contouring and help prevent aches and pains. Results will vary based on your build.


  • Breathability
  • Mattresses that feature breathable materials help promote airflow and keep you cool making for a more hygienic night's sleep.
  • Turning on mattress
  • Certain materials like memory foam can make it difficult to move about on the mattress while you toss and turn. Same too for pillow tops which can create a cloud like sensation which can make manoeuvrability challenging.
  • Stability
  • Depending on the type of support layer in place can have an impact on stability, edge to edge support and roll together prevention. Pocket springs of a firmer tension will have better stability than open coil soft tension, for example.

Ease of Use

  • Turning handles
  • Mattresses typically need to be rotated frequently and having turning handles can be massively beneficial, particularly in larger sizes which can become fairly heavy.


  • Initial Odour
  • Materials in mattresses, particularly memory foam and rolled bed-in-a-box mattresses can have an initial odour, this is typically short term and reduces considerably within 24 hours.
  • Long Standing Odour
  • Certain materials inside different mattresses can produce a small odour. Typically this is short term rather than long standing but there are minor exceptions.

Brand Rating

  • Overall Brand Rating
  • This is based on community driven customer reviews tied to product reviews and grouped together at a brand level to produce a score.


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5 - 2 reviews

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Verified Buyer
via Mattress Online
Many thanks , just what you advertised and it delivers :) hence we went back to buy another!
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ben piper
via Mattress Online
I love this mattress. It is the best. Great for sleeping and other things.
Of The Shire Hotel Deluxe 1000 Pocket Contract Mattress
Brand: Shire Beds
Retailer: Mattress Online
Delivery Time: Excellent
Delivery Charge: Excellent
Customer Sentiment: Excellent
Guarantee: Average

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