69 Cadogan Gardens
Knightsbridge London, SW3
A handsomely restored townhouse near Sloane Square that overlooks Cadogan Gardens with just 12 rooms, The Fenja has both style and space, which is reflected in the price: double rooms range from $221 to $323. But staying in this Edwardian townhouse can be the next best thing to sampling life in the “Upstairs, Downstairs” era, with late-20th-Century plumbing, of course. Guest rooms are inviting, with just a dash of flamboyance. Each is named for a famous Edwardian who frequented the area, a lone twee touch. On one visit, I was put in Augustus John–a noble, brownish room with an antique armoir, a carved wooden bed, William Morris-print curtains and a black and white photograph of John, complete with a framed biography. The William Singer Sargent room, done in blues and creams, is huge and quite imposing. But Jane Austen, shades of subdued red, has a fireplace.