The workshop aesthetic and the beauty of handicrafts invoked by Hotel Oriental Express Tokyo Kamata are of its own class in the delightful Ota City of Tokyo. With the collaboration of more than ten local artisan workshops, staying in this hotel won’t only immerse you in Japanese hospitality but also the simple and Zen lives of the local artisans'. Every dapper detail that catches your eye throughout the property is either original products used in workshops or made by highly skilled workers.
Combining industrial material for each guestroom’s interior design and headboards with rare Galvalume steel slabs embellishing the foyer’s facade and ceiling, Hotel Oriental Express Tokyo Kamata will impress upon you from the moment you check-in until you check-out. Even the tiniest details from the floor signs and room plates look like they have belonged to the overall design choices of the hotel, to the hotel’s conspicuous staircase signage and first-floor sign.
The room number plate isn’t the only pleasant touch given to all 158 rooms: you’ll also discover murals on carved panels detailing Kamata’s local workshops; another subtle coordination with the hotel's overall contemporary style. The available types include:
The bedding featured in every room is an air-weave mattress, assuring you a good night's sleep after each long day out in the city. Also, standard facilities found in all rooms include Apple TV, Bluetooth speaker, safety box, an air purifier that functions as a humidifier, electric kettle, and built-in alarm clock. Each room's private bathroom also includes complimentary toiletries, bath towels, face towels, and negative ion hairdryer.
This hotel is also wheelchair-accessible for any physically challenged guests, with a Western-style barrier-free in-room bathroom. Other perks offered by Hotel Oriental Express Tokyo Kamata to all guests include the 24-hour front desk and security, universal toilets, coin laundry, ice machine, and drinks vending machines, all located on the first floor.
The hotel’s on-site dining option, Express Café, provides both buffet-style and American-style breakfast, along with USB ports and charging points for guests who wish to get some work done over their mealtimes. Here, the signature “Obento” Breakfast menu selection is one food selection favoured by local craftsmen and guests, particularly since a good old-school bento (Japanese homemade box lunch) is an integral piece in the nation’s culinary culture.
Another breakfast menu from the hotel befitting Kamata's values centers upon Nori seaweed, due to the city's significant distribution of nori compared to other parts of the country. Feel free to add one dash or two of prepared Western cuisines into your bento!
Alongside the helpful assistance of Hotel Oriental Express Tokyo Kamata front desk, you can use the Travel on Demand app named “On the Trip” as an alternative solution to venture the streets in Kamata. This modern and convenient option allows you to freely explore and wander around Kamata like a local, without the fear of getting lost or ripped off at tourist traps. In addition, the hotel also organises Kamata tours via the app free-of-charge for all overnight guests.
The hotel’s direct booking program is another unique service, especially for guests who did their booking through the hotel's official website. Upon your first booking, you’ll receive a loyalty card, which after five consecutive bookings with the hotel, will grant you a complimentary breakfast for one.
Haneda Airport is a 12-minute drive (5km) away from Hotel Oriental Express Tokyo Kamata; while nearby noteworthy points include Kamata station and Kifune Shrine—both about a short 7-minute drive (1.4km) away, while Morigasaki Kaigan Park is a slightly longer 11-minute drive (3km) away.