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Restava vs. Christeli 11 Jun 2014 06:19 #1

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Ok so I am trying to decide between 3 mattresses: Restava Ivory at $999; Christeli at $1,299 and the Christeli Madeline at $899.

I have seen positive information regarding all 3 of the mattresses.

I have been to a "mattress store" and enjoyed the feel of the Rhapsody Luxe and Rhapsody Breeze. I do not generally have too many issues relating to heat but always enjoy any sort of cooler experience.

I am looking for a medium-firm to firm feel. I want support with some softness, but support being more key.

Can you offer me anything that might help me make the decision?

Thank you in advance for your help. I really appreciate you time, thoughts, and efforts.

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Restava vs. Christeli 11 Jun 2014 07:13 #2

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Hi Tennis,

I also have narrowed down my search which includes the Restava Ivory. I tested out the Rhapsody the other day and I love the feel, which they say the Ivory compares too. I will be giving them a call soon to confirm this comparison and the specs.

You said you found the Ivory for $999? I'm seeing it for $1299 on their site unless I made a mistake. Could you please tell me where you saw this advertised price? If it's accurate, I would love to save our little family a couple hundred if we decide to go with the Ivory. I really appreciate any info you may have.

I will also keep you posted on what we end up doing and how it truly compares to the Rhapsody after I speak with the manufacturer.

Thank you Tennis.

Edit: I think you may be referring to the Queen size, we are looking at the King

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Restava vs. Christeli 11 Jun 2014 07:22 #3

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I am sorry...I should have noted that I am looking at a queen size. My apologies.

I look forward to what you find out.

Have you looked at Christeli at all?

My only concerns/questions with the Restava lie in the 1" of "firming foam" and then the memory foam layer being 4.1lb which I know is good but thinking in terms of durability.

My biggest challenege is trying to decide if the 3" 4.1lb memory foam combined with the 6" 2.5lb support core and 3" XF under layer in the Restava is better/more durable than the Christeli with 4" of 5lb memory foam but an 8.5" 2lb support core. Though I do kind of like the idea of the adjustable firmness core in the Christelli MAdeline. The Christeli has the 1" of 8lb and that matcheds really close to the Rhapsody but I really wanted to stay under $1,000 if at all possible. So many things to consider and so many options.

I am just so torn.

What are you leaning towards?

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Restava vs. Christeli 11 Jun 2014 07:38 #4

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I am sorry...I should have noted that I am looking at a queen size. My apologies.

I look forward to what you find out.

Have you looked at Christeli at all?

My only concerns/questions with the Restava lie in the 1" of "firming foam" and then the memory foam layer being 4.1lb which I know is good but thinking in terms of durability.

My biggest challenege is trying to decide if the 3" 4.1lb memory foam combined with the 6" 2.5lb support core and 3" XF under layer in the Restava is better/more durable than the Christeli with 4" of 5lb memory foam but an 8.5" 2lb support core. Though I do kind of like the idea of the adjustable firmness core in the Christelli MAdeline. The Christeli has the 1" of 8lb and that matcheds really close to the Rhapsody but I really wanted to stay under $1,000 if at all possible. So many things to consider and so many options.

I am just so torn.

What are you leaning towards?


I was looking at the Christeli, another fine mattress. However, they don't really explain the firmness or feel of their mattresses and it's hard to compare them to tempur pedic, unlike the Restava. I don't think you can really go wrong with either, but I feel a little more confident in the Restava. If what they say is true that the Restava Ivory compares closely to the Rhapsody, then I will most likely be getting it. Plus, you get a 7% discount being a member of this forum.

Do you see anywhere on the Christeli website how their mattresses compare tp tempur brands or anywhere where they explain the feel (soft/medium/firm)? That's kind of baffling to not be on their website unless I missed it. Like you ,I'm looking for a medium/medium firm. It is crucial in my bed selection. I could always call them, but kind of surprised it;s not on their website like all the others.

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Restava vs. Christeli 11 Jun 2014 07:54 #5

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Wow that discount is great.

I think I am pretty much sold on the Ivory as well. I would love the Astoria as it is comparable to the Rhapsody Breeze but I just do not want to spend that much and I am considering an adjustable frame at some point.

I have found out some informaiton on Christeli through searching and has generally been all good.

The discount is moving me more towars the Ivory as well.

I may call them as well...see if there is any other "throw-in".

How do you get the discount for being a member?

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Restava vs. Christeli 11 Jun 2014 08:03 #6

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Wow that discount is great.

I think I am pretty much sold on the Ivory as well. I would love the Astoria as it is comparable to the Rhapsody Breeze but I just do not want to spend that much and I am considering an adjustable frame at some point.

I have found out some informaiton on Christeli through searching and has generally been all good.

The discount is moving me more towars the Ivory as well.

I may call them as well...see if there is any other "throw-in".

How do you get the discount for being a member?


I'm not too sure about that, but I will call them later today and find out. I really want to confirm their comparison and firmness before I pull the trigger. It would be nice if they could throw in a pillow or two as well. Let me know what you find out and I will do the same : )

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Restava vs. Christeli 11 Jun 2014 11:27 #7

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Hi tennisbanker,

You are certainly looking at some good options :)

Can you offer me anything that might help me make the decision?


You've probably read this already but I would make sure you've read the mattress shopping tutorial here .

When you are considering an online purchase that you can't test in person then the most important part of the process would be a more detailed conversation on the phone with each retailer/manufacturer you are considering (see mattress firmness/comfort levels in post #2 here ).

There is more about the different ways that one mattress can "match" another one in post #9 here that you can use as a reference point in your conversations.

Once you are down to final choices between "good and good" and there is no clear winner between them then post #2 here may be helpful in terms of "how" to choose between them although at this point it would really come down to "informed best judgement" since there aren't any "bad choices" between your finalists.

How do you get the discount for being a member?


You just have to let them know you are a member here or use their promo code

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Restava vs. Christeli 11 Jun 2014 12:15 #8

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Just an update: I left Restava a message and an email today, but nobody has returned my messages. Pretty strange, but I'll give them a little more time. If too much time goes by, I'll be moving on to other options on my list. Will keep you guys updated.

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Restava vs. Christeli 11 Jun 2014 12:51 #9

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Phoenix

Thank you for the follow-up and the information.

I guess I will just have to dig deep and decide. I will call and talk to both and try and come to a decision....

Or I will flip a coin! :)


Tarpon

Thanks for letting me know. I actually called as well and went to the voicemail but I did not leave a message. I did find that weird given the accolades for customer service that I have read about on here and other places.

I will let you know if I talk to them as well.

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Restava vs. Christeli 12 Jun 2014 09:33 #10

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Tarpon,

I actually spoke to someone at Restava this morning. They told me the Comfort-Gel MF layer was 5.3lb foam. I have seen in other posts that it is 4.2lbs but I would be interested to see if you ahve heard anything any different.

I did also speak with Christeli and have been lloking more at them as well. I really like that the Danieli has the 8lb conforming layer...so I just have to decide if I can bite the bullet and accept the $1,293 price. I did also get them to confirm that the Danieli is comparable to the Rhapsody Breeze...which is my preferred over the Rhapsody Luxe, though I did really like them both. They do offer comparable Tempurpedic models if asked.

Wondering if you have heard from Restava?

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