Nectar Premier Mattress

Nectar Premier Mattress Review (2024)

Last updated: 27.03.2024 Reading time: 13 Min.

The Nectar Premier mattress is a layered foam mattress that feels supportive without being too firm.

But the luxury feel of this mattress doesn't come cheap. 💸

So is the mattress worth the higher price, or is your money better spent elsewhere?

We'll help you decide in our Nectar Premier mattress review.

Let's dive right in! 👇

Top features of the Nectar Premier mattress

Firmness level 6.5
Firmness Level 6.5
365-day trial period
365-Day Trial Period
Lifetime guarantee
Lifetime Guarantee
Free delivery & returns
Free Delivery & Returns


  • Minimised motion transfer makes this mattress great for couples.
  • Microzone support base to improve comfort and ensure better spinal alignment.
  • Quilted cooling cover and enhanced airflow help regulate temperature.
  • 365-day trial.
  • Old mattress removal for an additional fee.
  • Free delivery and returns.
  • Forever warranty.


  • Poor edge support.
  • Initial off-gassing odour can be unpleasant.
  • Restless sleepers may find changing positions more challenging.

What makes the Nectar Premier mattress special?

  • Revolutionary 365-day trial period.
  • Excellent pressure relief and micro-support zones.
  • Enhanced temperature regulation.

Who is the Nectar Premier mattress most suitable for?

​Nectar Premier mattress reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

Most customers are happy, not just with the mattress itself but with Nectar Sleep's services (resulting in an impressive 4.3-star Trustpilot rating). ⭐

The thoughtful design helps many get a better night’s sleep.

However, the Nectar Premier mattress won't be ideal for everyone.

Let's take a quick look at who the Nectar Premier mattress is best suited for and who might want to consider an alternative! 🤔

Who is the Nectar Premier mattress most suitable for?

The Nectar Premier could be the mattress of your dreams.

Overall, most customers are happy, not just with the mattress but also with the services provided by Nectar Sleep. 💗

Happy woman with heart
The Nectar Premier mattress has received many positive reviews from customers.

Let's see what makes the mattress great and who it's best suited for. 😍

The Nectar Premier mattress is most suitable for:

  • People looking for a mattress that is not too firm.
  • Couples who want a better night's sleep without feeling their partner's every turn.
  • Those who often overheat or sweat in their sleep.
  • Side sleepers and back sleepers can both rest comfortably on this medium-firm mattress.
  • People who want a protected purchase with a 365-day trial and a forever warranty.
  • Those seeking free delivery and returns.
  • Environmentally conscious individuals (the Nectar Premier mattress manufacturing process is 100% carbon neutral, meaning it's kinder to the environment).

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to love the Nectar Premier mattress!


But it's not the best option for everyone. ⛔

Who is the Nectar Premier mattress less suitable for?

People are different, so it makes sense that we have different needs and preferences when it comes to our mattresses, too.

woman confused
Just because the Nectar Premier mattress is well made, it doesn't mean it's right for you.

So, even though the Nectar Premier is well made, it may not be the best mattress for you.

The Nectar Premier mattress is less suitable for:

  • People who prefer very soft or very firm mattresses (the Nectar Premier is a medium-firm mattress).
  • Those looking for better edge support.
  • Older people or those with mobility difficulties (the mattress requires frequent rotating).
  • Individuals who like to change sleeping positions frequently.

We'll delve deeper into all of this later on, but for now, let's take a look at the Nectar Premier composition. 👇

Nectar Premier mattress construction

The Nectar Premier mattress is quite tall at 28 cm.

It has a unique construction consisting of 6 layers (4 of which are foam).

The mattress foam is CertiPUR [1] certified, meaning it's free from heavy metals and carcinogenic or allergenic dyes, among other things. ❌

Overall, we give the Nectar Premier a rating of 6.5 out of 10 on our firmness scale.

Mattress firmness
The Nectar Premier is medium firm, meaning it's not too firm nor too soft for most people.

It has a medium-firm feel, making it more comfortable for a variety of sleeping positions.

We'll discuss each of the Nectar Premier layers below (alongside their benefits). 👇

1. Quilted cover

The top layer is a quilted polyester cover.

The Nectar Premier quilted cover offers a softer and more luxurious feel. 🤗

Made from polyester, the Nectar Premier mattress cover is breathable, durable, and holds its shape well.

Unfortunately, the cover is not washable, so it's best to use a mattress protector to prevent damage.

Why not check out the reputable and inexpensive Nectar mattress protector?


2. Dynamic support layer

Underneath the quilted cover is a 3 cm foam dual support layer.

This foam layer is breathable and works with the quilted cover to promote airflow. 🍃

The dual support layer also provides the mattress with more bounce.

The bounce of the dynamic support layer prevents too much sinkage, allowing you to move more easily.

3. Pressure-relieving memory foam

The third layer is the only memory foam layer.

Nectar Premier memory foam mattress
The Nectar Premier memory foam layer provides extra body-hugging support.

NASA initially designed memory foam with low-motion transfer, body contouring, and pressure-relieving abilities. 🧑‍🚀

Now memory foam mattresses are popular around the world.

The Nectar Premier mattress pressure relieving foam layer is 4 cm.

In comparison, similar mattresses by other brands (like Emma) have memory foam layers that are half as thick.


4. Honeycomb micro-zoned transition layer

Next up, we have the honeycomb micro-zoned transition layer. 🍯

This allows for micro-adjustments and maintains optimal spinal alignment to increase comfort.

5. Honeycomb micro-zoned support base

Combined with the honeycomb transition layer, the honeycomb base provides adaptive support.

The honeycomb layers combined measure 7 cm and are designed to account for shifts in body positions and various body parts.

It ensures your spine remains neutrally aligned as you sleep. 👍

For instance, by allowing certain areas of the body, like the hips and shoulders, to sink deeper into the mattress while lighter parts, like the legs, sink in less.

6. Positioning base layer

The final layer of the mattress is the thickest at 14 cm deep.

Its purpose is to support the mattress and prevent slips and movement on the bed frame.


Nectar Premier mattress firmness

The Nectar Premier is a medium-firm mattress.

We rank it as a 6.5 out of 10 on the Sleep Hero firmness scale. 📏

As a medium-firm mattress, the Nectar Premier shouldn't feel too soft or firm.

Nectar Premier mattress firmness scale
The Nectar Premier mattress is a medium-firm mattress, sitting more towards medium than firm.

Customers who prefer a not-too-firm mattress will appreciate the Nectar Premier mattress.

Thanks to the dual support layer, it comes with a little more bounce than a traditional memory foam mattress.

But the quilted cover adds an extra layer of softness and comfort. 🐑

The not-too-firm design and microzoning support layers are especially beneficial for those who experience pain or discomfort when sleeping on a firmer mattress.

The 4 cm memory foam layer and honeycomb micro zoning layers are designed to better contour to various bodies, providing both support and pressure relief.

The Nectar Premier suits back and side sleepers well and encourages optimal spinal alignment.

Spinal alignment side sleeper
Mattresses with contouring support, like the Nectar Premier microzone layers, help promote the best possible spinal alignment.

Ranking at a 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale, the mattress is well suited to people of a lightweight to average build.

However, it can also support heavier individuals, as all Nectar mattresses have a weight limit of 295 kg (650 lbs). 🤗


While the Nectar Premier mattress is softer than many hybrid mattresses, it's still a medium-firm mattress.

Medium-firm mattress
The Nectar Premier is softer than a typical hybrid mattress.

Of course, even though it's not a firm mattress, the Nectar Premier may still feel too firm for some people.

There is a Nectar mattress with a thicker comfort layer (the Nectar Premier Copper), but this is only sold in the US. 😭

So, if you want a super soft mattress, you'll want to look elsewhere.

For instance, one of the softest mattresses that we have seen is the Tempur Cloud Mattress, which is slightly more expensive but worth the price for those seeking cotton floss softness.


Nectar Premier mattress temperature regulation

Memory foam mattresses are known for retaining heat.

Unfortunately, this heat retention often leads to overheating, sweating, and a poor night's sleep. 🌡️

Generally, warm sleepers tend to prefer hybrid mattresses because they are more breathable.

But some all-foam mattresses, like the Nectar Premier, now have a temperature-regulating design that can keep even hot sleepers comfortable. 🥳

Temperature regulation
​ The Nectar Premier is breathable, providing enhanced temperature regulation.

So, how does Nectar Premier mattress temperature regulation work?

The quilted cooling cover draws heat away from the body and promotes fresh air to circulate alongside the breathable dynamic support layer below. ☃️

Cool air circulation promotes temperature regulation, preventing sleepers from overheating.

The Nectar Premier is a great option for those who want to try a foam mattress but tend to sleep warm.


However, there are even better mattresses for very hot sleepers.

If you often wake up because you are too warm, you may prefer a gel memory foam or cooling mattress. 🥵

Gel foam mattress
If you are a very warm sleeper, you may prefer a mattress specifically designed to keep you cool.

Gel mattresses are usually memory foam infused with gel and have fantastic heat-diffusing properties.

One of our favourites for keeping cool as a cucumber is the Simba Hybrid Luxe.


Is the Nectar Premier mattress good for couples?

If you're looking for the perfect mattress as a couple, you may be wondering what to look for.

Of course, you need a mattress that's large enough to sleep you and your partner comfortably (and the Nectar Premier is available in sizes from single to super king). 👫

However, that's not the only thing that matters.

Couple in bed
It's important that couples have enough space to sleep comfortably, but that's not the only thing that will make or break your sleep.

It's also well worth considering looking at mattresses with motion isolation.

Like most all-foam mattresses, the Nectar Premier mattress provides excellent motion isolation.

But what exactly is motion isolation?

Simply put, a mattress that provides good motion isolation 'swallows' movements, so you won't be bounced around even if your partner is tossing and turning. 🦘

Foam mattresses like the Nectar Premier are perfect if you or your partner are easily disturbed.

They carry movement far less than traditional innerspring mattresses, which are bouncier and mean whenever one person fidgets or gets out of bed, the other feels the movement.

Motion transfer
The Nectar Premier prevents motion transfer for a better night’s sleep.

The Nectar Premier Memory Foam Mattress isolates motion and minimises disturbances.

It can also help reduce tossing and turning as it contours to your body, keeping you secure and comfy.

Overall, the motion isolation offered by the Nectar Premier mattress can help couples sleep better and wake up refreshed. 🙂


Nectar Premier mattress cover

The Nectar Premier mattress cover is a simple black and white.

Made with polyester, the mattress cover is thick and quilted, offering an additional layer of softness.

Nectar Premier mattress cover
The Nectar Premier mattress cover is quilted and breathable for a softer, cooler feel.

It is also designed to keep sleepers cool and comfortable. 🧊

The polyester cover wicks moisture, allows fresh air to circulate and helps draw heat away from the body.

Does the Nectar Premier mattress cover have handles?

Unfortunately, the Nectar Premier mattress has no handles.

The lack of handles can be problematic since Nectar recommends rotating the mattress to prevent ridges from forming. 😬

While the Nectar Premier mattress can still be rotated, it is more challenging.

If you are looking for a mattress with handles, you may prefer something like the Simba Hybrid Pro mattress, which comes with 4 handles.


Is the Nectar Premier mattress cover washable?

It is recommended that the Nectar Premier mattress cover not be washed.

Do not wash
The Nectar Premier mattress is not machine washable.

However, you can spot-wash the cover if needed.

Check out our articles on how to wash a foam mattress and the best mattress cleaners to make sure you get cleaning yours right.

We also suggest using a mattress protector to avoid stains or damage, especially since the Nectar Premier cover isn't washable.

The Nectar mattress protector is an effective and affordable option for protecting your mattress.


Nectar Premier mattress sizes

The Nectar Premier is available in 5 different sizes.

These include:

  • Nectar Premier single mattress: 90 x 190 cm (3’ x 6’3”)
  • Nectar Premier small double mattress: 120 x 190 cm (4’ x 6’3”)
  • Nectar Premier double mattress: 135 x 190 cm (4’6” x 6’3”)
  • Nectar Premier king-size mattress: 150 x 200 cm (5’ x 6’6”)
  • Nectar Premier super-king-size mattress: 180 x 200 cm (6’ x 6’6”)

This variety of sizes is great news whether you're looking for something for a small space or something roomy for you and your partner to stretch onto.

UK mattress sizes
The Nectar Premier is available in single to super-king sizes.

All Nectar Premier mattresses are 28 cm (11 inches) deep, regardless of size.

You can easily find a mattress size that fits your needs, though taller individuals and couples should opt for at least a double mattress to sleep comfortably. 😴


Nectar Premier mattress cost

The Nectar Premier mattress isn't cheap.

It's best suited for people looking to invest in a high-quality, comfortable mattress that lasts years. 🥰

Price performance ratio
The Nectar Premier may be more expensive, but it’s high-quality and comfy.

While the Nectar Premier mattress is relatively expensive, the brand often has sales running to help you get the best deal.

They also have a 365-day trial and forever warranty, so you are well-protected if anything happens (or even if you just don't love the mattress). 🏆


Of course, we understand that not everyone has the funds to invest in a mattress like the Nectar Premier.

Luckily, there are still plenty of good quality, more affordable mattresses around.

Nectar Premier mattress discounts

Not everyone can afford to drop hundreds or thousands of pounds on a mattress, meaning Nectar mattresses are not always an option.

However, there is some good news for those who want a Nectar mattress but don't want to pay full price.

Nectar frequently runs sales, so you can find one for significantly less than the full price if you time it right.

You can often find Nectar Premier mattresses for almost half price. 💸

Or, with the Nectar Premier bundle, customers get a mattress, mattress protector, bedding set, duvet, and pillows for a heavily discounted price.

Nectar discounts
Thanks to frequent Nectar discounts, you can purchase a Nectar Premier for significantly less.

Our article will always reflect current prices, including any discounts Nectar may be running.


Nectar Sleep NHS discounts

Nectar Sleep also offers an NHS worker discount for emergency staff, registered health workers, police, and security services. 🧑‍⚕️

Check out NHS Discounts [2] to find out more.

Or find more of the best discounts on our discount page.

Nectar Premier mattress delivery and returns

Nectar offers free delivery and returns in the UK.

Most mattresses are delivered quickly, within 5 working days. 🚚

Customers can also choose a free named day delivery.

Nectar Premier mattress delivery
The Nectar Sleep delivery process is simple.

Alternatively, you can also have Nectar's team deliver a mattress to a room of your choice for a small fee.

Unpacking your Nectar Premier

The Nectar Premier mattress is a bed-in-box mattress. 📦

It comes rolled and vacuum-packed but should expand fully in 24 hours.

We suggest checking the depth is around 28 cm (11 inches) if you're uncertain if it's ready to use.

Bed-in-a-box mattress
The Nectar Premier is delivered rolled and in a box.

When you first open your mattress, there may be an unpleasant odour known as off-gassing.

Luckily, this smell is not harmful and should dissipate within a day or two. 👃

While there may be some smell, Nectar Premier is made with low VOC (volatile organic compound) foams, so it doesn't produce a particularly strong off-gassing odour, unlike some bed-in-a-box mattresses.


Nectar Sleep old mattress removal

When you purchase a Nectar mattress, you can have your old mattress removed for a small extra cost.

This service means you don't have to worry about what to do with your old mattress.

Mattress recycling
Nectar provides old mattress removal and recycling.

Old mattresses are collected by Nectar Sleep's partner, Anyjunk, and recycled. ♻️

Delivery and collections are different services, so Nectar suggests booking your old mattress removal after your new mattress is delivered.

Waiting to book the collection of your old mattress protects you in case of any delivery delays, so you aren't caught short and left without a mattress.


Nectar Premier mattress trial

Nectar Sleep offers one of the longest home trials.

You'll have 365 days to test your Nectar Premier. 🎉

Having a whole year to make sure you love your new mattress can reduce the stress of this big purchase.

In addition, Nectar's trial allows you to return the mattress for a full refund, while other brands like Sleepeezee only offer product exchanges as part of their trial.

Mattress trial
If you're not happy with your Nectar Premier, you can return it for a full refund.

If you don't love your mattress, you can return it for a full, no-hassle refund.

We'd suggest using your new mattress for at least 3 weeks to give yourself time to get used to it before considering a return.

To return your mattress, you simply need to contact Nectar, and they will arrange the pick up free of charge.


Nectar Premier mattress warranty

Nectar mattresses come with a forever warranty.

So you won't have to worry about what to do if a problem occurs after your one-year trial is up.

Most Nectar Mattress Premier reviews suggest Nectar Sleep reliably offers repairs and replacements for faulty goods.


What else does Nectar Sleep UK offer?

Nectar sells much more than just mattresses.

You'll also find various sleep accessories and products. 🛌

These include:

Check out a couple of our top picks below.

Our favourite Nectar sleep accessories:

Should you buy the Nectar Premier mattress?

The Nectar Premier mattress is high-quality, highly rated, and produced by a reputable brand.

Not too soft nor firm, it suits a variety of sleep positions.

It’s also one of the best mattresses for pressure relief, motion isolation, and breathability. 🌟

Plus, the pressure is off with Nectar's 365-night trial and forever warranty.



  • Material

    High-density foams and high-quality construction

  • Comfort

    Very comfortable

  • Off-gassing

    Faint smell that dissipates quickly

  • Breathability

    Breathable but sleeps warmer than spring mattresses

  • Motion transfer & support

    Low motion transfer and tailored support

  • Delivery & returns

    Outstanding service

  • Value for money

    Great value for money

Motion transfer & support
Delivery & returns
Value for money

Contact Nectar Sleep UK

Customer service: To contact Nectar Sleep directly for complaints, support, or queries, please e-mail them at, call them on 0808 501 5373, or visit their live online chat [3]. You can contact Nectar for support from 9 am to 5:30 pm seven days a week.

Registered office: Nectar Sleep, 100 Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 1FH

Frequently asked questions

  • When did Nectar start?

    Nectar first launched in the US in 2016.

    In 2018, the brand began operations in the UK.

    Nectar started with the aim of promoting better sleep and creating the most comfortable mattress.

    Today, they also offer a range of sleep accessories and focus on sustainability.

  • Which mattress does Premier Inn use?

    Silentnight now supplies the famous Premier Inn mattress.

    The Silentnight Premier Inn mattress is designed to be comfortable for all and combines multiple comfort layers, including temperature-regulating Geltex.

    Before Silentnight, Premier Inn previously used Hypnos mattresses.

    And, despite its name, the Nectar Premier mattress has never been used in Premier Inn hotels.

  • Where is the Nectar mattress made?

    Nectar mattresses are made and shipped from locations in the UK.

    The heart of Nectar's manufacturing operation is Derbyshire, a region renowned for its manufacturing history and expertise.

  • Are Nectar mattresses delivered in a box?

    Nectar mattresses come rolled and vacuum-packed in a box.

    This packaging makes delivery easy.

    Typically, the Nectar Premier takes between 24 and 72 hours to expand fully once removed from its box.

  • Can you use Nectar points to buy a Nectar Mattress?

    Unfortunately, Nectar points and Nectar Sleep are unrelated.

    So you cannot use Nectar points to purchase a Nectar Sleep mattress.

    However, you can use Nectar points to shop for Dreams beds or Argos mattresses.

  • References

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Katharyn is a research pro with a BA in English and over 4 years of experience writing health and well-being content. She uses her understanding of sleep and its importance to cut through the nonsense and provide honest information about various sleep products and topics.

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