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What is a Hotel Contract Bed?

Contract beds are specifically designed beds for commercial use - used in hotels, B&Bs and educational establishments. Contract beds go through rigorous testing procedures to meet strict fire safety and quality regulations. This ensures that every contract bed complies with BS7177:2008 Source 5 - Medium Hazard (Crib 5).

Contract beds aren't just for luxury five-star hotels - they are essential for any commercial or educational environment, including:

  • hotels
  • B&Bs
  • student accommodation
  • boarding schools
  • holiday camps
  • hostels

When you buy a contract bed, you can be reassured that your new bed has been tested to the highest standards, ensuring the utmost safety of your guests.

Did you know? You can also enjoy the quality and comfort of a hotel contract bed and mattress at home, too! Read on to find out more.

Why should I buy a contract bed?

If you own a business that hosts guests, purchasing a contract bed isn't a choice, it's a requirement by law. If your beds aren't 'Crib 5' compliant:

  • you will be putting your guests at risk
  • your insurance will be invalid in the event of a fire

What types of contract beds are available?

Contract beds are available in a variety of different styles, to suit all guests. The main types of contract beds are:

  1. contract divan bed
  2. folding contract bed

1. Contract divan bed

Divan contract beds are the most common type of contract bed available and are typically found in hotels. Constructed with a sturdy wooden frame, these beds have been engineered to meet the demanding requirements of the contract environment.

Many of our contract divan beds can be customised to suit your needs, including:

  • the choice of colour finish
  • the height of the overall bed

In addition to providing your guests with a comfortable slumber, all of our divan beds:

  • are complete with a contract mattress
  • feature a sturdy platform top base
  • provide long-lasting performance for years to come
The Sealy Pillow Coniston Contract Divan Bed with matching mattress
The Sealy Pillow Coniston Contract Divan Bed is available in a range of different colour finishes

2. Folding contract bed

Folding contract beds are often used as spare beds in hotel rooms. These beds are great for guests with children or rooms to sleep an extra person.

Folding beds are easy to store when not in use and don't take up much room. These beds are crafted with a sturdy metal structure, offering lasting support even with regular use.

A small double Jay-Be J-Bed Memory Foam Folding Guest Bed with mattress
The Jay-Be J-Bed Memory Foam Folding Guest Bed: an easy to store contract bed, ideal for extra guests

Can I purchase a contract mattress separately?

Only need a new mattress? We offer a wide range of contract mattresses, perfect for hotel beds. When purchasing a replacement mattress for your commercial establishment, you need to make sure that the one you buy complies with 'Crib 5' safety and quality regulations.

The Shire Hotel Supreme 2000 Pocket Contract Mattress is complete with turning handles
The Shire Hotel Supreme 2000 Pocket Contract Mattress: give your guests the good night's sleep they deserve

Are contract beds only for hotels?

Contract beds are specifically designed for hotels and commercial establishments, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy hotel-style quality and comfort yourself! If you are looking for a hotel sleeping experience in your own home, buying a contract bed is the answer. Our range of luxury contract beds offer hotel comfort - every night.

What size contract bed can I get?

Selecting the right size contract bed for your rooms is easy. Our contract bed range is available in a wide selection of sizes.

Contract Bed SizeContract Bed Dimensions
Small Single2'6" x 6'3" (75cm x 190cm)
Single3' x 6'3" (90cm x 190cm)
Large Single3'6" x 6'3" (110cm x 190cm)
Small Double4' x 6'3" (120cm x 190cm)
Double4'6" x 6'3" (135cm x 190cm)
Contract Double4'6" x 6'6" (135cm x 200cm)
King Size5' x 6'6" (150cm x 200cm)
Superking6' x 6'6" (180cm x 200cm)
Superking Zip & Link6' x 6'6" (180cm x 200cm)

If you need the flexibility to convert your rooms from doubles to twins, then a superking zip and link bed is the solution. Superking zip and link beds enable you to use one luxurious superking size bed, or split it into two single beds when needed. Adjusting your rooms to suit the needs of your guests has never been easier!

Contract beds: what firmness can I get?

If you own a hotel or B&B, you'll understand how important it is that your guests enjoy a great night's sleep. Everyone has a different preference when it comes to the firmness of their mattress. Our hotel beds are crafted in a range of firmnesses to provide your guests with a great night's sleep.

Hotel beds need to be built to last, and the same can be said about the hotel mattress. Firmer mattresses offer durability and support for longer, so they're ideal for your hotel, B&B or educational establishment.

Where can I buy a contract bed?

We offer a fantastic range of contract beds for you to choose from. If you are looking to purchase multiple beds, we offer bulk orders. Simply give us a call and we'll be delighted to help.

Contract beds: best sellers

Purchasing the right bed for your premises is key, and so is the price. We've collected a list of our best-selling contract beds, in a range of prices, to help you find the one you need.

The Sleepeezee Hotel Classic 1000 Pocket Contract Divan comes complete with a mattress
1. Sleepeezee Hotel Classic 1000 Pocket Contract Divan

  • Contract divan bed
  • Complete with a pocket sprung mattress
  • From only £389.95

The Sealy Pillow Honister Contract Divan Bed includes a sumptuously comfortable pillow topped mattress
2. Sealy Pillow Honister Contract Divan Bed

  • Contract divan bed
  • Complete with a pillow-topped mattress
  • From only £469.95

The Sealy Keswick Firm Contract Divan Bed comes complete with a supportive, firm mattress
3. Sealy Keswick Firm Contract Divan Bed

  • Contract divan bed
  • Complete with a standard sprung mattress
  • From only £429.95

Buying a contract bed for your hotel or educational establishment is a necessary requirement to remain compliant. Providing your guests with the safety and quality they deserve is of utmost importance, and we are here to help you achieve this.

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