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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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Nicely situated, rules not enforced

The idea of a spa on a boat is genius. Clearly, a lot of thought was put in the design and and... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Julie C
,
Ottawa
Parfait!

I treated myself to a 90 minute massage and was thoroughly satisfied. The water therapies are also... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
ajaxbhoy1
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ajax, Ontario, 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%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“water circuit” (124 reviews)
“hot tubs” (39 reviews)
“locker rooms” (18 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 16 August 2016

The idea of a spa on a boat is genius. Clearly, a lot of thought was put in the design and and development of the theme. Space is limited therefore the garden is a great addition. I had a therapeutic massage by Léo and the...More

1  Thank Julie C
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Dear Julie C, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. I am very glad to hear you enjoyed your massage with Léo. I will make sure to personnaly share your kind words with him! As per your comments about the...More

Reviewed 14 August 2016

I treated myself to a 90 minute massage and was thoroughly satisfied. The water therapies are also fantastic, along with the eucalyptus steam room and sauna. You have to do the hot tub to cold tub and back again. The views on this converted boat...More

Thank ajaxbhoy1
Natalie E, Responsable des relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Dear "ajaxbhoy1", Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review! You explained very well what Bota Bota is all about, with our skilled and experienced massage therapists, our fabulous views over looking the St.Lawrence River and the Old Port, as well as...More

Reviewed 11 August 2016

I was given a gift certificate for services at Bota Bota. I finally got around to using it today for a massage. I arrived at the Old Port of Montreal where Bota Bota is located and immediately knew this was something special. The spa is...More

Thank dlba
Natalie E, Responsable des relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

Dear "dlba", Thank you very much for taking the time to share your Bota Bota experience! I am truly pleased to read that your massage with Lan was the best one you ever received! Our team of massage therapists is very knowledgeable and professional, and...More

Reviewed 10 August 2016

Can't say enough about this spa! It was my first massage ever and Dominique S. made me feel very comfortable. Definitely do the water circuit. It is worth it just to sit in the spa overlooking the city skyline!!!!!More

1  Thank EdgewaterChicago
Natalie E, Responsable des relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Dear "EdgewaterChicago", Thank you for your kind review! I will share it with Dominique who is indeed a fantastic massage therapist! I can only recommend combining a massage with the water circuit. It either prepares the mind and body for a deep relaxation when done...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My partner and I are on a weekend trip away to Montreal and we decided to start it out with a relaxing trip to Bota Bota. From beginning to end the staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. The pool circuit was extensive, clean and had...More

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Natalie E, Responsable des relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your Bota Bota experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are very happy to read that you had a great massage with Pierre-Luc. He is indeed a fantastic massage therapist and we will make sure to...More

Reviewed 3 August 2016

The view of the city as the sun sets is marvellous. The water circuit is invigorating. There are several areas you can relax in, so even though it looks busy from the outside, it still has its intimate moments. I would suggest two things though:...More

Thank FOYL
Natalie E, Responsable des relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Dear "FOYL", Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. It is with constructive comments like yours that we can always improve our services. I will personally make sure that our teams pay extra attention to the cleanliness of the spa....More

Reviewed 1 August 2016

Bota Bota made for a great end to my quick holiday to Montreal. In the cold of late December, this old boat-turned-spa was a fantastic spot to unwind and relax. I selected the Water Circuit, which gave me access to all of the pools and...More

Thank Andrew H
Natalie E, Responsable des relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Dear Andrew H, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your Bota Bota experience with the TripAdvisor community! Winter is indeed a beautiful season to visit Bota Bota. Admiring the spectacular views over the city, while in a warm hot whirlpool, with...More

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Had a great massage from Nathalie! Pools were lovely. Only disappointment was waiting for the shower & small area to dry my hair.More

Thank HarmonyTreeStudio
Natalie E, Responsable des relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Dear "HarmonyTreeStudio", I am glad to hear you enjoyed your massage with Nathalie, as well as the water circuit. As per the locker rooms, as you might have noticed, they are in the hold of the ship, so space might be a little limited. But...More

Reviewed 29 July 2016

In town for the Just for Laughs festival and had hiked all over the city checking out different neighbourhoods. This was a unique option to have a restful afternoon in a relaxing setting with great view of the city. Did not plan properly to have...More

Thank GeoRoadWarriors
Natalie E, Responsable des relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Dear "GeoRoadWarriors", Thank you very much for taking the time to write this kind review! We hope to welcome you onboard again next summer, for a relaxing break at Bota Bota!

Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a very pretty attraction on the water at the end of the old port of Montreal. As a re-purposed boat, it has a spectacular layout, and is surprisingly cozy. The change room is small, as you might expect in a boat, and there...More

1  Thank Chris F
Natalie E, Responsable des relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Dear Chris F, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am glad that you enjoyed your massage! However, I would like to clarify a few informations. You are comparing the price of a massage at Bota Bota ($95 for 60 minutes)...More

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ginarose35
14 November 2017|
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Response from Thursty T | Reviewed this property |
Haha yes of course! Don’t worry! I would guess most places have clearance of at least 8 feet. Have fun! I’m there again this weekend. Place is addicting :)
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kmcVacas
10 September 2017|
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Response from Natalie E | Property representative |
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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Kristine N
16 August 2017|
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