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Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau

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Relaxing Evening

This made for a very relaxing, albeit a bit pricey, evening. A wonderful way to unwind on a brisk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
galbraith83
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Relax with great views!

Visited the spa with 5 friends such a unique location in an old boat and adjacent grassy knoll... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SelinaYoung
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Mississauga, 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...more
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Old Port of Montreal | Corner McGill and de la Commune West, Montreal, Quebec QC H2Y 3H8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This made for a very relaxing, albeit a bit pricey, evening. A wonderful way to unwind on a brisk Montreal night. Would caution if you're coming in the fall or winter to bring sandles as some of the walk ways are metal and get quite...More

Thank galbraith83
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear "galbraith83", Thank you for taking the time to share your Bota Bota experience! It is indeed strongly recommended to wear sandals throughout the spa, as it can get slippery and cold on the feet. We don't provide them, but ask our passengers to bring...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Bota Bota spa is simply outstanding. This was one of the things i was really looking forward to in Montreal when my wife and i went for vacation. I had high expectations based on reviews i read ahead of time. My wife got a massage...More

1  Thank JC0415
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear "JC0415", Thank you so much for those kind words! The whole team works very hard, every day, to provide an outstanding experience to our guests, and reviews like yours make us very happy! We hope you will visit Bota Bota again next time you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the time in bota bota spa, I stayed for the whole day, enjoyed the swings, tried out the saunas and the cold bath. I recommend the cold bath, it was not to cold so you couldn’t stay but still cold enough to get...More

Thank særún K
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear "særún K", Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review! I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your time spent aboard, and hope you will visit us again very soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went back with a girlfriend in September. If nothing else, I wanted to see if this place was any better. I am still in shock over how dirty the floors of the locker rooms are and the quality of the bathrobe I got was...More

1  Thank alwayssunnyhere
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear "alwayssunnyhere", I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy your time spent at Bota Bota. We strive to offer an exceptional experience to all our guests and I realized that we fell short to do so on the day of your visit....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My cruise ship was docked across from this curious looking spa. I checked the website and they offered Thai massage, my personal favourite. I booked in for 90 minutes. Upon entering the place I had reservations that I made a bad choice. The place was...More

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

Dear Lori, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your massage at Bota Bota. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your massage with Fadila. She is indeed a very skilled and passionate therapist! Regarding the rest of your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the most relaxing afternoon on the boat/spa in all the different jacuzzis, saunas and hammams. Unfortunately, the treatments were fully booked and I couldn’t get a massage, I will definitely call in advance next timeMore

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

Dear Dusica, Thank you so much for your kind words! Bota Bota on a rainy day is the perfect place to be! There is something very soothing to be sitting in a hot tub while it's raining! We do, indeed, recommend making a reservation at...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the spa with 5 friends such a unique location in an old boat and adjacent grassy knoll. Beautiful views of old Montreal and the river, nestled in the harbour. Water circuit was perfect. Fabulous relaxation spots, especially the hanging chairs. Change rooms were very...More

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

Dear Selina, Thank you for your review! Our clients' feedback is important as it helps us improve our services. Regarding the locker, since they are situated in the hold of the ship, where the engine room used to be, we unfortunately cannot make them any...More

Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

I have been here many times never did I ever think I would have to worry about the idea of my phone being stolen by an EMPLOYEE. After tonights expereience I feel the urgent need to write this review because even the manager reacted unapologiztic...More

2  Thank Bella T
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Bella, I am sorry about this bad experience. Of course, I was not present to witness this situation, but what I believe happened is that the employee simply put your robe and towel under the band, on the chair, that says not to reserve...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

This most unusual spa does not disappoint. Here you will find many quiet areas including “quiet” jacuzzis, saunas and a quiet steam room. Each floor of this restored boat offers different relaxation opportunities. If you request a massage, I suggest Melissa P. The only flaw...More

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

Dear "cwbyesq", Thank you very much for sharing your experience! I am glad to read that you enjoyed your time spent aboard, including your massage with Melissa P.! Be assured that I will share your comments with her. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Not worth it This wasn't my first time at Bota Bota, but it's definitely going to be my last. Considering I spent over 400$ for the day, I would have expected to at least leave the spa feeling relaxed. However with the multiple hiccups along...More

3  Thank olivia_wonderlander
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Dear Olivia, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We strive to offer the best possible experience, and I am sorry if we fell short on the day of your visit. Regarding the receipt, if you still have not received it, could...More

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Neuro_Nugget
August 14, 2018|
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Response from Claphamturk | Reviewed this property |
I’d say contact the spa direct as we didn’t book any treatments and only used facilities like steam rooms, saunas and pools. Wasn’t too busy when we went this week though it was an evening session
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TravelingSolo88
February 20, 2018|
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Response from MasterGeorge8 | Reviewed this property |
Well, you can show up and go no reservation needed, but this is a popular amenity I suggest you reserve in advance, you won't be disappointed. But if you want to go and see the place first that will be fine. Enjoy and relax.
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TexasLuv2travl
February 18, 2018|
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Response from ritasB6359FB | Reviewed this property |
Hello, 3 days before are enough for reservations , if you go you cannot exchange the day ! Because anyways you pay once you are there and most of the ameneties and food before leaving not at the entrance , you wear a... More
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