Frette’s linens are known worldwide for being elegant, luxurious, and made with high-quality fibers. Many hotels feature Frette’s crisp cotton sheets and are the inspiration for the Italian brand’s Hotel Collection.
The Hotel Classic sheet set comes in a clean-looking white color and features a classic double embroidery in more neutral colors. The Percale weave gives them that crisp and cool feel that lasts after multiple nights of sleep. What are some big factors to consider? Care and price for sure — check out the full review below.
- Comes in Twin, Queen, King, and California King
- King dimensions:
- Top sheet: 106” x 126”
- Bottom fitted sheet: 79” x 80”, depth 15″
- Two King pillowcases: 20” x 40″
- Made in Italy
- Machine washable, air-dry/low-dry only
- May need to be ironed
- Available colors are White, White/Grey, White/Khaki, and White/Navy (I reviewed White/Navy)
- Made with pure, extra-long-staple cotton in a Percale weave for that crisp, hotel-sheet feel (200 to 240 thread count)
- Double embroidered borders
- Matching bath collection is available
- Price: $490 (for King size in White/Navy)
Who Makes It?
Frette 1860 is a luxury linen and home furnishings company that has been around since, well, 1860. Frette’s bed linens are in some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and (as the brand puts it) in the most “discerning private homes, yachts, and aircraft.”
The Hotel Series is all about giving you the feeling of a luxury hotel stay in your own home. The Percale cotton sheets give the whole bed that cool and crisp feeling that the brand describes as being “simple and timeless.” The sheets are part of the brand’s Classic Collection and also come with a matching bath collection.
What Is Extra-Long-Staple Cotton?
The word “staple” may bring to mind images of attaching papers together with an office stapler, but that’s not what we’re talking about when it comes to sheets.
Instead, “staple” in this case refers to the fibers in a set of sheets. Extra-long-staple cotton utilizes longer fibers (or “staples”) from the cotton plant. These longer fibers are thought to lend a more luxurious, high-end feel compared to shorter staples.
In addition to being made with extra-long-staple cotton, these sheets are also made with a Percale weave. This means that the fibers are woven tightly together to create an extra smooth, crisp feel.
In order to keep your sheets at their best, make sure to carefully follow the care instructions provided by Frette. For the Hotel Classic sheet set, the instructions indicate you can machine wash in cold water with mild, liquid, biodegradable detergent and without added bleach or whiteners. Dry on a low setting and remove the sheets before they’re completely dry to fold and iron them.
The sheets will definitely wrinkle in the dryer, so I would recommend keeping an eye on them and pulling them out of the air-dry or extra low-dry setting before they’re completely dry so you can iron them.
There is an incredible amount of detailed information about caring for all of your Frette linens and other products on the company’s website. I would recommend checking it out and seeing what they suggest and how that works with the washing and drying system you have at your own house. You can look at their Care Guide here.
- Crisp, soft Percale cotton that mimics a 5-star hotel at home
- Durable thanks to the extra-long staple cotton fibers used to make the sheets
- Variety of sizes and colors
- Sure to please everyone
- Fits mattresses up to 15”; will work with thicker luxury mattresses
- Higher maintenance in terms of care — low- or no-heat drying
- Will need to be ironed if you don’t want wrinkles
- Price is out of some budgets
I’m very impressed with how much care Frette takes in the actual production of their linens. They’re very transparent in sharing that they only use cotton with long and smooth fibers, which makes their sheets more uniform and smoother overall. It also means they’re durable and easy to care for without losing their softness.
The Hotel Classic Bedding Collection, which includes the Classic sheets I reviewed, is made with cotton in a Percale weave, which has a lightweight feel and a crisp, matte look. Frette suggests using these sheets during warmer months or in hotter climates.
From my experience, everything they say about their quality really holds up. I washed the sheets as soon as I got them. I did a gentle delicate cycle on low (using a mild and natural detergent) and then used the air-dry only function on my dryer.
I had to keep my eye on the sheets and tried to grab them when they were slightly damp so they were a little easier to iron. I would highly recommend ironing this sheet set; it will look great on your bed and really helps solidify that “elevated luxury hotel” experience. I will admit, though, it took me a long time to iron a whole King sheet set.
I slept on the sheets for several weeks and washed them one more time during my review. They did wrinkle a little more with use, but each night I could still feel that crisp and cool feeling from the sheets. They really maintained their overall feel and stayed soft and breathable.
I think the double embroidery on the edges helps give the sheets that “classic” look that is in their description. The navy and white color combination went well with my bedding, but they come in other colors as well.
While these sheets would definitely be a splurge in my book, I think they really lived up to expectations and are some of my absolute favorite cotton sheets. I know I’ll continue to use them as often as possible.
The price for these sheets is significant. You get two pillowcases, a top sheet, and a bottom sheet that can fit mattresses up to 15” for about $450 for a Queen (not including the cost of shipping). The King size came in at $490 for the sheet set.
This is a serious amount of money to pay for bed sheets. But after spending many nights on these sheets, I think the price does reflect the value and the quality. They never stopped feeling cool and crisp, even after more than a week of consistent use.
I believe in their durability and quality and saw no signs of any issues in the weeks that I slept on the sheets. If you’re looking for gorgeous Percale cotton sheets and you have some room in the budget, I’d highly recommend giving Frette’s Hotel Classic sheet set a try.
You can take a look at our other sheet reviews HERE.
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