Topping Rose House
What We Love
- Daily breakfast, nonalcoholic minibar items and snacks are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Buzzing locally-sourced restaurant uses ingredients from the property’s one-acre farm
- Just 22 guestrooms split between the historic House, Studio building and contemporary Cottages
- Flawless interior design by Alexandra Champalimaud and modern artwork from Winston Wachter Fine Art gallery
What To Know
- Located at a busy junction; guestrooms in the main building are kept quiet with the soundproof windows
- Although it's two miles from the beach, free bicycles and beach passes are provided for your use
- Spa treatments can be booked in advance, but there’s no therapist on the property
- An 11.63 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In a Greek Revival mansion just off Route 27, Topping Rose House made its much anticipated debut in May 2013. Named for original resident Judge Abraham Topping Rose, the 19th-century building was restored to its original glory, and then some, over eight years by architect Roger Ferris and interior design supremo Alexandra Champalimaud. The finished product is a handsome, grown-up mix of old and new: large porticos, original moldings and uncovered fireplaces mixed with clashing contemporary artwork, patterned rugs and light-flooded public spaces. A wide back porch opens onto manicured gardens, an apple orchard, a one-acre farm and a heated lap pool — a bucolic setting that feels a world away from the Hampton’s tony scene.
Bed and Bath
The 22 guestrooms are split between the original mansion and newly built modern cottages and all show off Alexandra Champalimaud’s exacting style, from the wide floorboards and custom mahogany chests to the iron frame four-poster beds and pillow-strewn window seats (in some). The walls are painted in shades of gray or daubed with floral wallpaper, the linens are by Frette, the colorful rugs were designed by Madeline Weinrib, and there are iHome docks, as well as iPads in place of newspapers. Unusual for a boutique hotel, all soft drinks and the bumper basket of snacks (North Fork chips, Mast Bros. chocolate, Tate’s cookies, organic dried fruit and more) are free. The modern bathrooms have over-tub showers, Matouk towels and gorgeous Naturopathica products.
While weekend trippers are still getting acquainted with the new guest floors, Hamptons residents have been filling the seats of the farm-to-table restaurant since its debut in October 2012. It’s spread across the art-adorned main dining room, the more casual bar and lounge and, in the summer months, the wraparound porch, with the emphasis on American seasonal cooking; many of the ingredients are grown on the hotel’s own one-acre farm. While Colicchio devises the menus, it’s his chef de cuisine, Kyle Koenig, who crafts the delicate dishes that change with the seasons and whatever’s available from the garden, nearby ranches and farms. The wine list also showcases local vineyards and North Fork favorites including Bedell Winery, Sparkling Pointe and Shinn Estate. Beyond the restaurant there’s a petite spa, a fitness center and yoga in the new event space, a second-floor library for afternoon lounging, and cruiser bikes for rides to the beach or into Bridgehampton.
In the Area
Art lovers shouldn’t miss a trip to the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, where some of Jackson Pollock’s most famous works were produced, or keep things cultural with the Guild Hall’s year-round slate of plays, concerts, readings, films, special events and art exhibitions. Hit the shops along Main Street in East Hampton, including the Ralph Lauren East End Polo flagship, John Varvatos, Blue & Cream and Elie Tahari, or hit the trail and explore some of the South Fork’s surprisingly diverse hiking routes. Oenophiles should schedule a tasting at Wölffer Estate Vineyard & Winery, located less than two miles from the hotel.
How to Get There
First time we got to go to this establishment on my wifes birthday. The food was AWFUL service, well they couldn't get it together. Their kitchen located in basement, you have to take elevator. So you can imagine by the time they bring it to your table .Take them a while to go back and forth to serve everybody, so disorganized.
So we didn't, well not me of course the rest of the gang decided to go this AWFUL place for brunch.My wife made reservations for brunch,she was told 3pm is the last seating.
We showed up at 3:10pm.P The place was empty,we were the only ones there. The manager was rude ,obnoxious and arrogant tells the brunch is over.Ok ,they gave us menus this what is available. My wife was asking him to make her couple of scramble eggs, she has digestive issues very limited diet (IBS).The answer was no,no,no way.
Without ordering anything we got up and left.
IF YOU ARE GOING THERE DON'T WAIST YOU MONEY.
OH YEAH,THE FUNNIEST THING WAS AT MY WIFE'S BIRTHDAY. I ASKED THEM TO BRING A PIECE OF CAKE WITH CANDLE,TO SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY. THEY BROUGHT CUPCAKE CHARGE ME $5 FOR IT .UNBELIEVABLE.
DON'T GO THERE
The accommodations here are wonderful and so comfortable. The staff was incredible, particularly Frederico who went above and beyond to make sure our group had the best time! We will definitely return!
Great hotel, dog friendly, and great time to visit the Hampton’s during the early spring. Limited amount of people so it’s easy to travel from Montauk to South Hampton. Everyone is super friendly and nice and made it a great weekend getaway! Last photo is beach down the street from the hotel.
I heard about Topping Rose House from friends of mine who have stayed at the this hotel and raved about it but to be honest what really made me book it was the hotel being featured on Real Housewives of NYC and Summer House as a frequent hot spot. I have never felt more compelled to write a review on any establishment but this place is TOP OF THE LINE from the environment, service, amenities and overall experience.
My friends and I stayed in one of the studios that accommodated 4 of us with our own private roof deck access. Beds were extremely comfortable and the cleanliness was very impressive. You can tell this place takes pride in what they deliver.
The hotel offers complimentary luxury cars for you to travel anywhere in the Hamptons or the beach but we mostly used the bikes that they offered to bike to the beach down the road - a beautiful ride with quintessential hamptons homes lined down the road.
The reputation of a Jean George restaurant did not disappoint - we ate on the patio in the evening one night - great ambiance with the lighting, music and the service. My salmon was cooked to perfection - highly recommend. Most of their herbs and vegetables are grown in the on-site garden which we found really unique. One of managers (Mark?) was very attentive in making sure we were enjoying our time at the restaurant and even hand delivered our breakfast to our room the following morning to follow up on our stay.
Overall great experience - we already have a week reserved for this summer. We prefer this hotel over renting a home in the Hamptons where you never really know what your going to get or who you have to deal with.
Pro tip- stop by the bar and ask Mike for one of his specialty drinks - be careful one to many and you will end up on the floor.
We have been there before . We know that chefs have changed over time and that in the beginning Tom Colochio was involved . Our meal was wonderful . the menu was well balanced with fish and meat and one veggie dish . What we had was great , tasty and well presented. We are thinking of returning very soon