Simba vs Otty Mattress Comparison

This detailed comparison is based on Simba and Otty’s flagship products, the Simba Hybrid and the Otty Hybrid mattresses.

Simba or Otty which is best?

Simba and Otty both make a small range of mattresses, with their flagship products having won several awards each. Both companies make three versions of their mattress. You can read our in depth Simba Hybrid Mattress review and Otty Hybrid Mattress review where we discuss the mattresses in more detail. In this mattress comparison article, we’re going to look at the Simba Hybrid Original vs the Otty Hybrid mattresses. We’ve done the mattress comparison so you don’t have to!


Next up in our Simba v Otty mattress review is a look at what the mattresses are made of. Both mattresses are 25cm deep and made up of five layers. Let’s look at those layers in more detail:

Simba Hybrid Mattress
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Soft and breathable hypoallergenic knitted cover

Top Layer

Open cell Simba-Pure foam with graphite for cooling

Layer 2

Up to 2,500 25mm conical pocket Aerocoil™ springs

Layer 3

Reflex Simba-Pure support layer

Layer 4

Zoned Simba-Pure support base

Otty Hybrid Mattress
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Luxury thick knit removable cover

Top Layer

Temperature regulating memory foam

Layer 2

High density support foam

Layer 3

2,000 Encapsulated 16cm Pocket Springs

Layer 4

AIrflow side support

Layer 5

High density base foam

Firmness, Comfort & Support

Emma's mattress has a medium firmness rating, whereas the Otty is medium / firm. Let’s look at the pros and cons of the Simba or Otty mattress in this department.

Simba Hybrid Mattress
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  • Due to its layer of latex, the Simba Hybrid mattress is both responsive and comfortable, and is highly breathable.
  • The layer of microcoils help to create a good level of sinkage without any pressure points being created.
  • The microcoils also help to add a little more bounce than you would normally get from a foam mattress.
  • The contour and hug of the Simba Hybrid mattress provides a great mix of sinkage, contour and support.
  • Lighter weight sleepers may find that the Simba Hybrid mattress is a little too firm for them, as the mattress will not ‘sink’ as much to contour round them.
  • Simba’s mattresses are ideal for couples of differing weight, as there is no discernable ‘roll’ towards each other whilst sleeping. However, the mattress can dip on one side over time.
Otty Hybrid Mattress
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  • Otty mattresses rate highly for all sleepers and rate very well with side sleepers, who often find it hard to get a supportive mattress to suit.
  • Otty’s two hybrid mattresses are much firmer than many other bed in a box brands, but are extremely supportive. The Flex Memory Foam does not have pocket springs, so is a little softer in feel.
  • There is minimal motion transfer with all Otty mattresses as they are designed to offer the same level of support across the entire mattress.
  • Otty mattresses rate very highly for supporting those who are prone to back and neck ache, with the firmer mattresses helping to alleviate the problems.

Simba vs Otty other factors

What else should you consider when you're comparing the Simba vs Otty mattresses? Simba offer a trial period of 200 nights and Otty 100. Both companies offer a full refund if you’re not satisfied and come with a 10-year guarantee. You can also apply for up to 12 months interest free credit to pay for the mattress, and there’s free delivery to most of the UK.

Do bear in mind that as these mattresses come delivered in sealed boxes they will have a rubbery smell when first extracted. They need a good few hours in a room with the windows open before you sleep on them.

The verdict - Otty or Simba mattress?

Both mattresses offer appealing factors, but here are some points to consider when deciding which best meets your requirements.

We'd recommend the Simba Hybrid Mattress if:

  • You want a hybrid mattress. The Simba uses latex, microcoils, memory foam and a 7-zoned support foam. All this makes for a responsive mattress with good support.
  • You sleep on your side or back and want a mattress that responds to pressure in a faster manner than most foam mattresses.
  • You want good edge support. Because of the extra layer of foam around the perimeter of the coils, the Simba maintains its support around the edges.
  • You’re of a light to medium build, as some users of a heavier build report that the mattress can be prone to sinkage on one side over time.

We'd recommend the Otty Hybrid Mattress if:

  • You want a firmer mattress with excellent edge support.
  • You are a light sleeper and need a mattress with little motion transfer.
  • You suffer with back or neck pain and need a supportive mattress to help alleviate these issues.
  • You want a mattress that is good at keeping sleepers cool at night.

Richard Plumridge

Richard is passionate about helping people get a better night's sleep. As someone who has struggled with sleep and spent a lot of time researching the perfect mattress, Richard has built an in depth understanding of the merits of each mattress brand and what to look for to help you find your perfect sleep.