IKEA Reviews

SULTAN HAMNVIK Spring Mattress

SULTAN HAMNVIK spring mattress

Available sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King
Mattress firmness: Firm

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Category: Bedroom, Mattresses, Spring mattresses, SULTAN


19 Reviews

  1. Dina says:

    OMG all I know is I woke up crippled after 7 days of sleeping on this mattress. It’s terrible!

    • critic A says:

      strange that both reviewers have claimed to be ‘crippled’ after exactly 7 days…could the very same ‘crippling’ have been avoided though buying a mattress from a store this person obviously works for…who’s to say

  2. Dimitris says:

    Same as above. Crippled after 7 days. Horrible.

    • critic A says:

      strange that both reviewers have claimed to be ‘crippled’ after exactly 7 days…could the very same ‘crippling’ have been avoided though buying a mattress from a store this person obviously works for…who’s to say

  3. Houstonian says:

    I have to agree with critic A, the ‘crippling” effect observed by the previous reviewers leaves me a little suspicious… In any case, I purchased a King-sized Sultan Hamnvik three months ago, and so far I’ve been very happy with it. It’s a firm mattress, which is what I prefer, and I’ve been sleeping well, without some of the back problems I’d been experiencing with my old pillow-top mattress. I was pleasantly surprised by the range and pricing of Ikea mattresses. The shoppping was relatively stress-free (the salespeople don’t seem to make a commision based on the price of the mattresses they sell) and there are some decent options for people who don’t want to spend a ton of money at the regular mattress stores. In fact, we were initially aiming to buy the Sultan Elfsjord (which costs twice as much), but when the helpful salesperson made us aware of the Hamnvik, we ended up liking it more. The only thing that caught us by surprise when the new mattress arrived at our home was that it felt a bit firmer than the floor model, which was more “broken into”. So that would be something to keep in mind when making a purchase based on the floor models in Ikea.

  4. Houstonian says:

    I purchased this mattress 3 months ago and so far I’m very pleased with it. It’s a firm mattress and works well for me since I tend to develop back problems with some of the softer mattresses. I was happy with its price and the stress-free shopping experience at Ikea (compared with the regular mattress stores I’d tried). One point through, the brand new mattress was a bit firmer than the floor model (which was more “broken into”). Apart from that there have been no other surprises.

  5. MSG says:

    In my experience, all IKEA’s mattresses are terrible. I owned a few through roommates and they all sucked. I finally got a mattress from Walmart, the Spa Sensations mattress, and it is way better than any IKEA mattress.

    • Peter says:

      well IKEA has quite a few mattresses and I don’t think I would judge ALL mattresses from your roommates experiences. You get what you pay for, no more, no less.

  6. Charles Johnson says:

    THe mattress is good to start with but less than ten month it became unevn after the zip on the case holding its layers togetehr got broken and was damaged. Some foam layers are coming out from one corner- Disppointing.

  7. Al says:

    Love it! 600 active pocket springs allow air to flow freely for comfortable climate surrounded by pressure-relieving latex layer – best of both worlds & fantastic value for money.

  8. Tim says:

    This is a very firm mattress and took some getting used to. On softer mattresses, your weight causes your body sink in a bit while leaving your head elevated – so you need a flatish pillow to keep good posture (i.e. your neck straight) while you sleep.

    With this mattress, your body doesn’t sink in much at all so if you use a flat pillow you sleep with your neck crooked and wake up with a “crippled” back. That was my experience anyway – using two pillows solved the problems and I find it to be a very comfortable and good value mattress.

    The major problem is durability. We bought ours in April 2010 and after several weeks noticed it slumping in the centre. 8 months later this has become gradually worse. We turn it as suggested in the care guide. At this rate it will be unusable in less than two years! Lucky it came with a 25 year guarantee..

  9. Jools says:

    I bought one of these last year. It was perfectly comfortable to start with. Unfortunately the top layer gradually deformed over the first few months, even after turning it as recommended, so now it bulges at the edges of the mattress (makes it difficult to get fitted sheets to stay on), and has valleys where my partner and I each sleep, with a ridge in the area down the middle.

    All in all, not a good purchase. Next time I’ll spend more and get something from a specialist mattress manufacturer.

    • bad back says:

      I bought a Sealy luxury top mattress from Sleep Country over 5 years ago for $1000+ and I am having the same issue with the ‘valley’ in the center of the bed. My husband and I naturally roll to the center of the bed due to the dip leaving us feeling like the filler in a taco.

      Does more $$ really mean better value?

  10. Serious Joint Problems says:
    Price Not Rated Design
    Durability Not Rated

    After having this mattress for a few months I began to have major pain in my right shoulder, hip and knee. My doctor stated that I had runners knee and provided me with exercises, none of which helped. Afer trying several other things over the next couple of months I tried sleeping on a different mattress and all of my pain went away!

    This mattress has cause me to lose sleep and live major pain for several months! At times I haven’t been able to walk or sit due to the pain that sleeping on this mattress has caused!

  11. Luis says:

    I bought this mattress 6 months ago. It seemed nice to me in the store. The first month I have to go through an adaptation proccess and I woke up in the midnight feeling disconfortable but i kept adapting. I spent 3 or 4 months sleeping normal but now 4 months later, im selling (or giving it) because since 2 weeks ago the back pain was starting to be unbearable. I visited different doctors (sorry for my english, im spanish, but there was a muscle doctor,a bones doctor and even MRI tests) and they didnt find anything wrong. I never thought it could be the matress, but I discovered that, when i went for a weekend to my parents house, and after 2 days my back pain dissapeared completely. Im a IKEA fan but this mattress destroyed my health and sleep for some months of my life. Later, thinking i understood that i started to sleep less hours a day since i used Sultan Hamvik from the first time

  12. Tim says:

    Pros : good price, 25 yr warranty on springs, allowed one return in first 90 days to choose a different mattress ( I will be using this )

    Cons : too hard for SIDE SLEEPERS: also the mattress has NO COMFORT ZONES for hips and shoulders adding to the discomfort.

    off gassing, it gives off fumes for the first few days

    much harder than the display. i suggest you lie on the new one you are thinking of taking home in the store to see just how hard / soft it really is.

  13. Stephanie says:

    I have had this mattress for 3 years now and I love it. I am moving next year and am buying a Queen because it is perfect. Everyone’s backs are difference and this one has limited my back pain I get when sleeping on soft mattresses. Great buy!

  14. Aaron says:

    I’ve had this mattress over a year, and no problems. It’s standing up to two finicky people that roll around a lot and over 450 lbs of pressure without any damage.

    I also enjoy the side handles, which make changing sheets a breeze.

  15. Maria says:


    Does anyone know how much that mattress cost? it is no longer available on Ikea uk and I need to pay for it to my previous landlord.

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