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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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Great establishment

Bota Bota is my favourite spa in Montreal. The facilities are clean, the staff is professional, the... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2016
Karen A
Best Night

My husband and I booked the after 6 water circuit and a couples massage. It was a terrible weather... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2016
Angela G
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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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“water circuit” (103 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 17 April 2016

Bota Bota is my favourite spa in Montreal. The facilities are clean, the staff is professional, the food from the restaurant is fantastic and the new garden is a great addition. I always have a relaxing time there. I highly recommend it.

Thank Karen A
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2016

Dear Karen A, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review! We are very happy to read that you always enjoy your experience at Bota Bota! We hope to welcome you onboard again very soon!

Reviewed 12 April 2016

My husband and I booked the after 6 water circuit and a couples massage. It was a terrible weather day near zero and rainy but we had such a relaxing time. I had the BEST massage I have ever had. Thanks so much Etinnee (I'm...More

Thank Angela G
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2016

Dear Angela G, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. I'm very happy to read that you had such a great experience. I will definitely pass the message to Etienne and Jeannine! They are, indeed, fabulous massage therapists! We hope...More

Reviewed 6 April 2016

My husband booked me a surprise day at Bota Bota during our recent trip to Montreal. I told the woman at the front desk, that my husband has given me this gift as a birthday present and I have no idea what I am having...More

Thank Sandra S
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2016

Dear "Sandra B", First of all, thank you for sharing your experience. As I always say, it's with constructive criticism that we can improve our customer service. From what I understand, you were given the reservation number for your massage. At your check in, we...More

Reviewed 28 March 2016

my fiance and I booked a couples massage here on Valentine's day. We booked about a month ahead of time, so there were no issues for reservations. We arrived at Bota Bota earlier in the afternoon, so there wasn't that much of a crowd. They...More

Thank Trisha_Andrea
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2016

Dear "Trisha_Andrea", Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your couples massage on Valentine's day, as well as the water circuit. You are right when you say that it's very relaxing,...More

Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

I visited this spa on 2 occasions. The first time I took the water circuit (consist of wet sauna, dry sauna, out door whirlpool and cold bath) and a 60 minute therapeutic massage. The saunas were clean and in excellent condition and relaxing. The outdoor...More

Thank dang9973
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2016

Hello "dang9973", I first wanted to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community. I'm very happy to read that you enjoyed the water circuit, with the two saunas, two steam rooms, three jacuzzis, cold plunges and multiple terraces,...More

Reviewed 18 March 2016

I have been to this spa in the past and have generally have had a good experience. However, this is the second time I have left your spa due to terrible customer service. I came with the hopes to give a visiting friend a birthday...More

Thank Naomi C
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

Dear Sara G, I am truly sorry that you had a bad experience when you last visited Bota Bota. Could you please write me an email at info@botabota.ca, in order to provide me with more information? I would like to understand what happened in order...More

Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

I've never been to a Nordic bath circuit... Saw this business in a must-see blog. I'm really glad I went! The good: the facility is beautiful. A towel, robe & locker is provided. The steam room has a citrus scent. The freezing water really be...More

1  Thank Julie S
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2016

Dear "Julie S", Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community! I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope we will welcome you again sometime soon (this time with...More

Reviewed 9 March 2016

It was the 3rd time we been there since 2010 ans its Awesome every time !!! Cheaper earlier in morning before 11, and less crowed. Magnificient view on all deck. Hot Tub facing Old Montreal. Spend only 2hrs and feeling great . Everything include, locker,...More

1  Thank Alexandre C
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2016

Hello "Alexandre C" Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review! That's indeed a very good tip to share with the TripAdvisor community : if you arrive before 11 am, Monday to Friday, the layover water circuit is cheaper... and the...More

Reviewed 7 March 2016

We spent two hours here today. Fun place and not too crowded - at least not on a Monday afternoon. Great views of Old Montreal. Would highly recommend this place.

Thank danielswiss64
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2016

Hello "danielswiss64" ! Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Bota Bota with the TripAdvisor community ! I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us ! We look forward to welcoming you onboard again !

Reviewed 3 March 2016

The spa has some lovely aspects that you'd expect from an expensive, 'exclusive' spa, while other aspects are mediocre at best. The change room and showers are average; the massage rooms are lovely, with wonderful teas freely supplied; the pedicure 'chair' is very uncomfortable (it's...More

Thank CanadianJ975
Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2016

Hello "CanadianJ975", Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience at Bota Bota. Your feedback is important so we can always improve the quality of our services. I would like to understand what happened regarding the coffee that was offered...More

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Nicole W
Are the saunas / steam rooms / pools co-ed? Thinking of doing this with my boyfriend if most of the water circuit can be completed together.
13 June 2017|
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Response from Natalie E | Property representative |
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
Hi! I am traveling from the US to Montreal at the end of the month & would love to make an appointment at the spa. However there is no e-mail available to ask further questions. Would anyone be able to provide one? My main concern is hours of operation and availability for appointments since we will only be in town for a couple days. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
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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GigiandChad
My husband and I are considering coming to your establishment for our anniversary in February. Can you please tell me which areas are designated as silence areas? We enjoy speaking to each other while relaxing, so not sure if this will be the correct fit for us. Thanks in advance for you response.
22 November 2015|
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Response from Aurélie L | Property representative |
Hi GigiandChad, Let me first thank you for consider visiting us for your anniversary! Since this summer, we have a new policy that allows quiet conversations in our Gardens, while the boat is designated as a silence zone... More
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