Simba Hybrid Mattress Review

Simba is a UK-based mattress company that started out in 1979, supplying spools of thread to a mattress factory. In 2002, they branched out into mattress design and manufacturing. Simba initially sold over 1 million mattresses. However, they wanted to take it further, so they created an affordable mattress that adapts to the body and offers good support. Extensive research led to profiling more than 10 million people and 180 million body profiles. Based off the research, Simba was able to create pocket spring-memory foam hybrid mattress that ensures a good night sleep. Much like other mattress companies, Simba offers its customers free delivery and returns, as well as a 10-year warranty.

The Simba Hybrid construction

The Simba Hybrid mattress consists of five layers. The sleep surface provides temperature control and freshness, while the second layer offers cool, gentle support. Layer number three is made up of 2,500 conical pocket springs that adjust to the body during sleep. The fourth visco memory foam layer moulds to the body shape, while the support base has seven zones that ensure a good night’s sleep..


The Simba Hybrid mattress offers sleepers a good night sleep. The 5-layer construction provides good support, as well as a cool sleeping experience. Due to the combination of memory foam and pocket springs good sleep quality is ensured. Simba mattress fits on all common bases and only requires a smooth and even sleep surface. Additionally, it is suitable for two people with different sleeping patterns and body types, as they will not be interrupted by each other. Optimal sleep can be assured, as the mattress has a good height.

Simba Mattress Customer Service

Simba offers its customers both free delivery and returns, in addition to the 100-night trial and a 10-year warranty. So, it’s easy to return a mattress, if it doesn’t suit all needs and meets requirements. Also, Simba offers interest free credit on orders over £250 and monthly installments can be spread over different duration. On top of that, Simba offers to pick up the old mattress for no additional fee. The customer service can be contacted via email, chat or telephone.

Simba FAQs

When buying a new mattress, you will most likely have a number of questions. We answered some of the most popular questions customers tend to have about the Simba mattress.

Does the Simba mattress get softer?

Unfortunately, the Simba mattress didn’t fare too well in our durability test, so it’s highly likely that the feel of the mattress will change over time. After the rolling machine was used on the mattress, we noticed a considerable difference in the look of the mattress: there was a definite change in height.

Does the Simba mattress smell?

The Simba mattress had a definite smell when we opened it – much like the other foam mattresses we tested. However, we wouldn’t say this was particularly disturbing. The smell quickly evaporated after leaving the mattress to air in a ventilated room.


Can the Simba mattress cover be washed?

Yes, the Simba mattress has a cover that is easy to remove and easy to wash. However, we did notice that despite washing it at 40° as indicated by the company, the cover did slightly shrink. While the shrinkage wasn’t too noticeable and putting the cover back on the mattress wasn’t affected, this is something to keep in mind. If you wash the cover too often, it might impact the quality of the cover.


Does the Simba mattress need turning?

Much like many modern mattresses, the Simba mattress does not require turning. In fact turning the Simba could negatively impact the feel of the mattress. To get the most out of the mattress always ensure that the top side of the cover is facing up. That’ll allow you to get all the benefits of the mattress.

How long does it take for the Simba mattress to inflate?

When we unpacked the Simba mattress, it took roughly two hours for it to reach its intended height. We would recommend giving any bed-in-a-box mattress enough time to fully inflate before sleeping on it. In general it should take no more than a few hours.



Verdict: comfortable mattress

The Hybrid is a very good mattress for people looking to buy their mattress online. It offers optimum support and a comfortable sleeping surface. The 5-layer construction not only gives sleepers a cool sleeping experience, but also molds to the body well. Unlike some of the other mattresses in this test Simba does not produce its mattresses solely in the UK, but also uses factories in Poland. Though this is not very problematic, we’ve chosen to deduct points for this and also for not having Which?’s seal of approval.
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Emily studied journalism and is extremely passionate about good sleep and has extensive knowledge of the mattress industry. She knows exactly what to look out for when buying a new mattress and knows what constitutes good customer service.

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