Our bed sheets compared

We sell three types of sheets, only in white:

  1. The Classic Hotel Sheet
  2. The Egyptian Hotel Sheet
  3. The Velvet Flannel Sheet

However, we sell them in a variety of sets and sizes. Here's a run-down of our sheets, sets and sizes.



Sheet Types

1. The Classic Hotel Sheet


Our most popular sheet, used in European hotels. In Europe, it's not uncommon for hotels to use 100% cotton sheets in the more expensive suites, or in hotter climates like Portugal and Spain. However, cotton hotel sheets are open and light (cooler) compared to the poly-cotton version most hotels use. So don't expect thick (and therefore hot) sheets.

What should I expect?
Open, light, cool, crisp and strong.

What should I not expect?
Not soft, silky thick or hot.



2. The Egyptian Hotel Sheet


This sheet uses the same open, light, cool and crisp recipe as our Classic Hotel Sheet but is made from the very best, long-staple Egyptian cotton. But because long-staple cotton is finer, it results in a finer sheet. However, most people who feel our sheets at home shows can't tell the difference. If you know you're sensitive to the way textiles feel, you'll notice the difference, plus the higher quality cotton lasts longer (and costs more). Our Egyptian cotton is DNA tested to prove its actual Egyptian cotton grown in Egypt, hence the price. Best avoid Egyptian cotton sheets that don't state a DNA test, or don't state 100% because they may only contain 1% Egyptian cotton. Yes, it's crazy. More about Egyptian cotton.

What should I expect?
Open, light, cool, crisp, fine and strong.

What should I not expect?
Not soft, silky, thick or hot.




Both The Classic Hotel Sheet and The Egyptian Hotel Sheet have similar characteristics so the below info applies to both sheets. Just be aware that The Egyptian Hotel Sheet is finer and stronger.

What do they feel like?
Our 100% cotton hotel sheets are cool, crisp, open, light but strong. The percale weave feels crisp which is why hotel sheets generally have that crisp feeling. Don't expect soft, thick or silky sheets.

Why are they cooler than other sheets?
Hotels use the percale because it's generally stronger but because it results in an open and light cloth, cotton hotel sheets some of the coolest sheets around. Yes, even cooler than linen in our experience. The trick is to use decent cotton, yarn and weaving so despite being fine, they're still strong. Our sheets are 100% cotton, which in our experience is cooler than linen, bamboo, eucalyptus, Tencel, poly/cotton, polyester and high thread-count cotton sateen. However, our sheets are not like air conditioning, they don't magically make you cold. It's just that a lot of sheets in the shops can make you hotter and nobody explains the difference. Confused about thread-count? Learn more. Confused about weaves? Learn more.

But I was told bamboo sheets are cooler?
Bamboo, eucalyptus and Tencel sheets are all semi-synthetics. Despite what people claim, they're not 100% natural. However, they're also not 100% synthetic, hence the term 'semi-synthetic'. Basically, theses sheets are different types of rayon, some more sustainable than others but in our experience, all are hotter than low thread-count cotton percale.

Are they different from other hotel sheets?
Most hotels use poly/cotton sheets making the sheets much thicker. However, be aware that thicker sheets are normally always hotter, and poly/cotton is hotter again. If you're a hot sleeper, avoid thick sheets, and avoid even a tiny amount of synthetic or semi-synthetic. Everyone is different however, so your millage may vary.



3. The Velvet Flannel Sheet


Our winter best-seller. Super popular in other parts of the world, Velvet Flannel is not very well-known in New Zealand. It's the higher-quality cousin to flannelette and while warm, it's not stifling hot - perfect for hot sleepers in winter.

Although all flannel-style sheets are prone to shedding or balling, our special velvet processing is more durable and lasts longer than flannelette. Cosy 100% cotton sheets made in Europe.




Sheet sets

Full sets
1x Fitted Bottom Sheet, 1x Top Sheet, 2x Standard Pillowcases

Split sets
2x Single Fitted Bottom Sheets, 1x Top Sheet, 2x Standard Pillowcases

Half sets
1x Fitted Bottom Sheet, 2x Standard Pillowcases (no top sheet)

Flat sets
2x Large Flat Sheets (not the smaller top sheets retailers sell), 2x Standard Pillowcases

Separate items

Pick and choose from sheets, pillowcases and sizes to get exactly what you want. Separate items sell fast so if you don't seem them, we're sold-out sorry. Scroll down on these pages to see separate items for:

The Classic Hotel Sheet

The Egyptian Hotel Sheet





Mattress heights

Mattress manufactures changed the heights of mattresses a few years ago. So these days, knowing the height of your mattress is just as important as knowing the size of your bed. If you haven't done so already, grab a tape measure and measure the height of your mattress, then add it to a note on your phone. Trust us, this makes sheet buying much easier, with less disappointment.

Standard sheets
Our standard fitted pocket is 40cm, so fits mattresses up to 32cm high. In our experience, you'll want 8cm tuck-in all the way around but everyone is different. For example, we have a 31cm mattress with a 5cm topper (36cm total), and still use our standard sheets. But some people, especially restless sleepers, prefer more tuck-in. Totally up to you.

Again, if you don't measure your mattress and simply eye-ball the measurements, you could end-up frustrated. So measure your mattress and add it to a note on your phone.

Deepbase sheets
Our deepbase pocket is 50cm, so fits mattresses up to 42cm high, allowing 8cm tuck-in. Again, the amount of tuck-in is up to you, this is our recommendation. And unlike retailers, our deepbase sets also come with a taller top sheet, allowing you to tuck-in the top sheet. Unfortunately, we've become aware that some stores sell 50cm mattresses, so you'll need 60cm sheets which we do not sell.

Yet again, if you just eye-ball your mattress height, you could end-up frustrated. So measure your mattress and add it to a note on your phone.

Super tall mattresses 42cm+
It's harder to find sheets and if you can find them, they'll cost more for often lower quality. This is because they use much more cloth. New Zealanders tell us they regret buying a super tall mattress and dislike the way they're so heavy while making the bed. Each to their own! But most hotel mattresses are around 30cm tall. This is an all-round sweet-spot in our opinion.



New Zealand mattress sizes

Our bedding is cut to fit standard New Zealand mattress sizes. Be aware that mattress sizes differ around the world, even the sizes between New Zealand and Australia are different. Below are the mattress sizes we cut our bedding to.

92 x 188cm

Long Single
92 x 203cm

King Single
107 x 203cm

135 x 188cm

150 x 203cm

165 x 203cm

Super King (Australian King)
183 x 203cm

California King (Australian Super King)
203cm x 203cm



Pillowcase sizes

73cm L x 48cm W

80cm L x 50cm W

90cm L x 55cm W

90cm L x 55cm W