A true riad has trees in the courtyard, so this is a dar, but they're working on the trees. Unlike many proprietors, Katrin and Melle, a Belgian couple, live on the premises. Sound really carries in a riad, given the layout, but the kitchen was two doors removed from the courtyard, which helps a lot. The 5:30 call to prayer is not very loud here, which is a nice plus. Katrin came to find us where our taxi had dropped us off, having advised us where to go and how much to expect to pay. The walk to the riad was confusing, but we figured it out quickly. The riad is close to Cafe Clock (fun!!) and lots of things that you'd want to see in Fez, and it's a cheap ride by petit taxi to everywhere else. Melle volunteered to go to the train station to purchase our tickets to Marrakech, and he wouldn't accept a tip or cab fare. (We recommend advance purchase and 1st-class tickets, as you are more likely to get assigned seats next to the window and the air conditioning vents.) We originally booked a room for three, but the room was not available, so they gave us a room for two and a room for one at the same affordable price. Elodie, the French assistant, was generous with letting us use her computer and dealing with Morocco's internet, which has room for improvement. Laundry is 100 dirhams for an 8-kg. load, but we were charged 50, so we must have only had 4. Remarkable. They also found us a great tour guide, Mohammed Qlay (clay), whose help with negotiations at the weaving souk paid for the price of his services. Highest recommendations of one and all.