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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
+1 514-284-0333
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Beautiful setting but not the best spa services!

I'm always frustrated arriving here and having to wait in line to "check-in" and then check-in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lulupearl
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Chicago, Illinois
BFF Weekend

We visited the spa as part of a girls weekend for mani-pedi's. Lovely atmosphere and facility with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BornTravelBaby
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Whitby, 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%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“water circuit” (108 reviews)
“locker room” (22 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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+1 514-284-0333
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm always frustrated arriving here and having to wait in line to "check-in" and then check-in again to wait for the mani-pedi. Then, there is often another line to check out. It seems that this whole process can be more efficient. The most frustrating, and...More

1  Thank lulupearl
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear "lulupearl", Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Regarding the check-in process, our passengers need to first check-in at the reception area, where they are given a robe, a towel, a locker key, etc. Once they are changed, they than can...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the spa as part of a girls weekend for mani-pedi's. Lovely atmosphere and facility with a beautiful and unique view of the harbour and city from the treatment room. Very special spot. Jessica and Maryse, the manicurists, were lovely and talented - the...More

1  Thank BornTravelBaby
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear "BornTravelBaby", Thank you for taking the time to share your Bota Bota experience! I'm happy that you enjoyed your time aboard and that you had your best manicures with Jessica and Maryse. I will make sure to share this with them! As for the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a couple's massage at bota bota. Lovely unique setting at the old port. Reminded me of blue lagoon in Iceland. We didn't go for the water circuit, so I can't comment on that feature. I had a great massage with Ming. Price was...More

Thank Sheri H
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sheri, Thank you very much for your kind review! I will make sure to share your appreciation with Ming, one of our very passionate and talented massage therapists! Next time you come to Bota Bota, I can only suggest your couple your massage with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I received a gel manicure, the next day the nail gel was coming off all of my nails. I was very disappointed and unhappy. would not recommendas far as the gel manicurist go.More

1  Thank Rachel B
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Rachel, I am sorry that the gel manicure came off on the day following your treatment. We use high quality products and I am surprised to read so. I would like to discuss it with you further. Could you please send me an email...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this spa in May of 2016 with my girlfriends for a destination bachelorette party. It's probably not the right word to describe it, but Bota Bota is such a cute themed spa!! It was picturesque and I loved exploring the different floors, indoors...More

Thank tif y
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear "tif y", Thank you for taking the time to share your Bota Bota experience with the TripAdvisor community! I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your time spent aboard. We hope you will visit Bota Bota again in the near future!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

6 Ladies celebrating their 50th birthday. Very relaxing day, unique atmosphere, excellent pools, superb restaurant and we were all satisfied with our personal treatments. Highly recommend!!

1  Thank Jackie M
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jackie, Thank you very much for your kind words! I'm glad that your friends and yourself enjoyed your day at Bota Bota. We hope to welcome you aboard again soon!

Reviewed 19 June 2017

My boyfriend and I have spent our birthdays here twice in a row, it's a unique and very relaxing atmosphere. The food is excellent and the staff has always been very kind and accommodating. Stay inside the boat for a quieter experience, the outdoor addition...More

1  Thank Josee M
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Josee, Thank you for your review! We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your time spent aboard. We take note of your comments regarding the use of cell phones. We hope you will visit Bota Bota again very soon!

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were in Montreal for our five year anniversary and Bota Bota was recommended by two friends back home. We schedule a 90 minute couples massage and then decided to have drinks and a small bite in their restaurant. We both selected...More

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

Dear "McTravelingMan", Thank you very much for taking the time to write this kind review! I'm very glad that you enjoyed the time spent aboard Bota Bota. I can only recommend that you enjoy the water circuit next time you visit us, either before or...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

It's not bad. They have a lot of bath and pool, also many place you can take a rest. But after 1hour, there are not many things to do.More

1  Thank MinJi J
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Dear "MinJi", Thank you for your review! I am, however, surprised that you thought there were not "much to do"! With our three saunas, two steam rooms, three cold plunges, three outside jacuzzis, a pool, a floating restaurant as well as many relaxation areas, Bota...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

I really felt fabulous! I went with a friend. We each got the Flying Cloud package, which included a massage, a facial and a body scrub. Included with the package was a light lunch, and of course the water tour. We both felt like queens!...More

1  Thank artsyfartsyellen
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Dear "artsyfartsyellen", Thank you very much for sharing your Bota Bota experience! I am thrilled to read that you felt fabulous after your day aboard. The Flying Cloud package is a wonderful way to spend some "me-time"! We hope you will visit us again very...More

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Megan L
24 July 2017|
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Hello Megan, I am the manager of Customer Service at Bota Bota. All massage therapists are registered and will issue insurance receipts. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!
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Nicole W
13 June 2017|
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Hello Nicole, I'm Natalie, Customer Service Manager. Yes, the water circuit is co-ed. You both will have access to Bota Bota's facilities, including the Gardens. We hope you will enjoy your time aboard !
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Miranda R
15 April 2017|
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Response from Genevieve E | Property representative |
Hello Miranda, thanks for your interest Dianne got you covered with the hours of operation and Joop with our website (thanks)! Our general information email is info [a] botabota . ca. You can also contact us by phone... More
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