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Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau

Old Port of Montreal | Corner McGill and de la Commune West, Montreal, Quebec QC H2Y 3H8, Canada
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Went with my husband for a massage and baths. Had the best caring therapist. Breathtaking views of... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
N L
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Rome, Italy
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This is my first visit to this famous spa. I've been trying to be here since I know if this place... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
MasterGeorge8
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Montreal, Canada
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Step onboard into a universe awash with astounding contrasts. In an invented space, between two water worlds... float away.Anchored at the Old Port of Montreal, Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau offers passengers the healing benefits of a spa coupled with the natural lulling movements of the St Lawrence River. Surrounded by enchanting decor, with Old Montreal as a magical backdrop, this mysterious and innovative floating spa offers privileged proximity to the river while enjoying the relaxing and energizing merits of the water circuit.Bota Bota is comprised of five decks on which you will find the various spa installations: two saunas with incredible views of the river and the Old Port, a eucalyptus steam bath, outdoor whirlpool baths, cold showers and baths, relaxation areas, restaurant, terraces and garden.Over and above its breathtaking Montreal location, this unique spa offers prolonged well-being to its passengers through massage therapy, body treatments, facial treatments, manicures and pedicures, as well as yoga and meditation.You can also delight your taste buds at the restaurant operated by Auberge sur la Route, with Michelin-starred chef Eric Gonzalez at its helm. Affiliated with the reputed Auberge St-Gabriel, Auberge sur la Route allows passengers to complement their experience with a fresh and simple menu, both original and comforting, for a serene healing of body and mind.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“water circuit” (124 reviews)
“hot tubs” (40 reviews)
“locker rooms” (20 reviews)
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Old Port of Montreal | Corner McGill and de la Commune West, Montreal, Quebec QC H2Y 3H8, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Went with my husband for a massage and baths. Had the best caring therapist. Breathtaking views of the Old Montreal and the Old Port. Had gone the previous weeks with 3 girlfriends and also enjoyed lunch at their restaurants. It's a great relaxing experience while...More

Thank N L
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Dear "N L", Thank you very much for sharing your Bota Bota experience with the TripAdvisor community! I'm really glad to read that you enjoyed your time spent aboard, both with your husbands and with your friends. We hope you will visit us again very...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This is my first visit to this famous spa. I've been trying to be here since I know if this place and finally I came, well this is my experience. The concept is very unique that's a plus, they have a restaurant in the boat...More

Thank MasterGeorge8
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear "MasterGeorge8", Thank you so much for your positive comments. I will make sure to share your kind words with Mathieu who is indeed a very talented massage therapist. We hope you will visit Bota Bota again very soon!

Reviewed 10 October 2017

A total oasis of calm and relaxation amidst the buzz of Montreal. I'm not sure what genius came up with the concept of Bota Bota but it's brilliant! From the massage to lounging on the outside deck of the quiet zone... this was a 2+...More

1  Thank BDG618
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Dear "BDG618", Thank you very much for your review! We're very happy to read that you enjoyed your time spent aboard and we take good note of your comments regarding the locker rooms. We will make sure to look into it. We hope you will...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a great experience, to be pampered and treated kindly! This is the place. Aboard a yacht in old port is the best spa in the world! They also have a restaurant, a pool, as well as a full menu of...More

Thank DEBBYB_10
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Dear "DEBBYB_10", Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope you will visit Bota Bota again next time you are in beautiful Montréal !

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Went here with a bunch of girls. The spa is very beautiful. Nothing like I've been to before (larger scale). The boat offers many levels of pools/steam rooms/relaxation rooms and a restaurant on the main floor. Had a massage with Jimmy. Highly recommend! do the...More

Thank Sharon C
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear Sharon, Thank you for your review! We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the time spent aboard with your friends. I understand that the Gardens section was probably more suited for your group, since we allow people to speak at a low voice....More

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the pedicures but they we very expensive and the spa chairs were not comfortable and the positions you had to put your legs in was painful at times.More

1  Thank Drena W
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Dear Drena, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am sorry you were not comfortable during your pedicure. With the fabulous views on Montreal's skyline and on the St.Lawrence River, Bota Chic, the room dedicated to manis and pedis, is one...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

I booked the "Man Overboard" experience. My esthetician Was LISE. The facial was performed superbly. Babor products are wonderful. LISE's techniques were gentle yet efficient. My skin looks and feels fresh, awake and glowing. I walked out without ANY redness, just a nice pink, clean...More

1  Thank JustAnthony
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Dear Anthony, Thank you very much for your kind words! I made sure to let Lise know how much you enjoyed her facial with her! We hope you will visit Bota Bota again very soon!

Reviewed 9 September 2017

My daughter thought it would be a good idea for us to go to Bota Bota as we were in Montreal to celebrate my 60th birthday. Since we hadn't made reservations beforehand, all that we could do was experience the water activities, i.e., the sauna,...More

1  Thank Sandy M
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Dear Sandy, I am sorry that Bota Bota was not for you. We do ask our clients to remain silent aboard the ship (with the exception of the restaurant), in order to maximize the therapeutical effects of the water circuit. A lot of our passengers...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

This spa is a good reason to visit Montreal - it's an awesome venue for a romantic evening with your partner. With facilities on multiple levels and a nice restaurant with a wonderful view of the city, you can spend several hours relaxing and enjoying...More

Thank allendbi
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Dear "allendbi", We're very glad that you enjoyed the time spent aboard for a romantic evening! I really think that it doesn't get much more romantic than sitting in a hot tub overlooking the Montreal skyline at sunset! We look forward to having you aboard...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best fun spas I've been too. An old ferry boat has been converted into a floating spa with gardens. It features a water circuit, swimming pools, lounge, restaurant and of course massages. If you like a good spa day check...More

Thank Andrew C
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Dear Andrew, Thank you for your kind words! We're very pleased to read that you enjoyed your time spent aboard. I will make sure to let our agents know about the good job they do regarding the silence policy! They work very hard at making...More

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Hello there ! I am sorry we did not respond earlier. On the spa premises, it's not possible to smoke. We ask our clients who wish to smoke to do so passed the front gate, a few meters away from the spa.
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