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Double Beds Review: What we Discovered

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Double beds can be a bit ambiguous. You see, many people refer to any bed that has the capacity for two people to lie next to each other comfortably as a double bed. That, however, is not the case. In this article, The Mattress Warehouse explains the exact dimensions of a true double bed. Furthermore, we review some of the best ones in the country. So if you are on the lookout for a new double bed, keep reading.

Double beds size: how big is it?

A true double bed is 188 cm in length and 137 cm wide. Other beds that are sometimes confused as being double are queen size and king size beds. And yes, these beds can comfortably support two people but they are wider than a true double bed. So if both the queen and king sizes are wider than a double, the question is…

Is a double bed good for two people?

Yes. For many years double beds were the standard bed for married couples. It was only in the 1950s that larger bed sizes became a popular choice across the globe. And if couples could do it back then, they can surely do it now, right? Moreover, a true double bed is more affordable than the larger variations and it can also fit into smaller bedrooms with ease. So it is a popular choice for couples working on a budget.

Having said that, growing teenagers and single people can also benefit from having a double bed. It is a great space for teenagers to toss and turn as they contemplate the meaning of life!

Cool. So you are convinced that a double bed is the right way to go. Now all you need to know is:

What are the best double beds?

When it comes to bed shopping, the best bed for one person is not necessarily the best bed for another. There are basic things that you need to consider when looking for your next bed:

  • Sleeping Style – If you sleep on your side, soft beds are better. Whereas firmer mattresses are better if you prefer sleeping on your stomach or back.
  • Partner – What is your partner’s sleeping style? You should get a bed that caters for both of you.
  • Budget – As always, budget plays a role. You should ask yourself what is the best double bed for your budget.

Keeping that in mind, we reviewed five beds that cover the entire spectrum. Both in affordability and comfort level.

5 Double beds that we reviewed

1. Rest Assured Eton Bed

Rest Assured Eton double beds are incredible value for money. If you are on a tight budget, this bed is for you.
The Rest Assured Eton double bed is a good buy for cash strapped young couples

The Eton Bed is great value for money. The mattress is packed full of sleep technology that is unparalleled for beds in this price class. Not to mention the fact that it is a local brand.

The Eton dual-sided coil mattress can support up to 90 kg per side, making it a good fit for average adult couples. Furthermore, it is covered in natural anti-allergenic bamboo fabric making it a great choice for people that suffer from allergies. It has a medium comfort rating, making it a perfect choice for all sleeping positions (and your spare bedroom).


  • Affordable
  • Supports all sleeping styles
  • Anti-allergenic cover fabric


  • Mattress must be flipped to ensure lingevity

2. Serta Eminence Bed

Serta Eminence beds are packed with amazing technology. And it is beautiful to boot, with its blue rim around the pillowtop and the quilted blue base.
The Serta Eminence double bed is ideal for medium comfort support

Another medium comfort bed, the Serta Eminence is a fantastic choice for your main or guest bedroom. But because of the beautiful finish, you’d probably prefer to have it all to yourself!

Featuring a hybrid mattress that has an innerspring base layer, topped by a couple of foam layers for added support and comfort, the price you pay for this bed is brilliant. Moreover, it can support up to 120 kg per side, making this bed perfect for almost any couple. With its foam layered pillowtop, you will sleep comfortably for years to come on the Serta Eminence.


  • Non-flip technology
  • Supports all sleeping styles
  • Pillowtop for extra comfort


  • Some oldschool people prefer mattresses that need to be flipped but this product does not require that.

3. Cloud Nine Comfort Plush Bed

A Cloud Nine Comfort Plush double bed come with a fantastic 20 year service warranty.
Cloud Nine Comfort Plush double beds come with a 20-year service warranty

A fantastic bed for plus-sized couples. The Cloud Nine Comfort Plush can support up to 145 kg per side and has a firm comfort rating, which makes it perfect for back and stomach sleepers. And with a whopping 20-year service warranty, you don’t have to buy a new bed anytime soon.

The Cloud Nine Comfort Plush bed boasts a foam mattress. There are perfectly combined layers of different foam to create a bed that provides the user with great support, while not skimping on comfort. And to top it all off, the mattress is covered in a fabric that wicks away moisture to ensure that you don’t wake up in a puddle of sweat.


  • 20-year service warranty
  • Non-flip technology
  • Great for stomach and back sleepers


  • Mattress must be rotated regularly to ensure longevity

4. Kooi Pure Plush

Kooi Pure Plush double beds are great for side sleepers.
The Kooi Pure Plush Bed is a fantastic addition to any active person’s bedroom

This locally designed and manufactured bed is perfect for active people. You see, Kooi beds are designed by an ex Springbok rugby player – his aim with this bed series is to create the perfect bed for active people. And with so many professional athletes giving the Kooi Pure Plush a five-star rating, we just had to review it.

The Kooi Pure Plush has a plush comfort rating, making it the perfect bed for people that sleep on their sides. It is a pure foam mattress, and it comes compressed in a box and has a 3-year guarantee. It meets European standards, so if you are looking for a bed that will make the cut anywhere on earth, this is it.


  • 3-year guarantee
  • Adheres to European standards
  • Great for side sleepers
  • Non-flip technology


  • It might be a bit pricey for those working on a budget

5. Sealy Crown Jewel Zita Medium Bed

Sealy Crown Jewel Zita Medium bed boasts a beautiful pillowtop and offers excellent support.
The Sealy Crown Jewel Zita Medium double bed is a fantastic option for the discerning shopper

What a mouth full! But it is absolutely worth your while to say those words to the sales consultant. Because this bed is out of this world. With an incredible weight capacity of up to 160 kg per side and a medium comfort rating, this double bed can work for anyone.

It is a power-packed bed with all sorts of technology to make you sleep as comfortably as possible. From a cover fabric that helps you to regulate your temperature and keeps the allergies at bay to a combination of state of the art coils and comforting foam that aids muscle recovery. The Sealy Crown Jewel is an apt name for this magnificent five-star rated bed. Oh, and it also has a 3-year guarantee.


  • 3-year guarantee
  • Hybrid mattress for extra support and comfort
  • 160 kg weight capacity per side
  • Temperature regulating fabrics


  • It’s on the upper price scale

Find the best double beds for sale

And there you have it, folks. Five fantastic double beds for sale. And if you are not satisfied with any one of those for some reason, The Mattress Warehouse has many more (we also have queen and king size, if you think double is too small). If you purchase a mattress protector with your double bed (and use it) you get to test the bed for 100 days and send it back if you don’t like it. So if you don’t trust our reviews, try it for yourself!

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