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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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I highly recommend this!

My partner and I are on a weekend trip away to Montreal and we decided to start it out with a... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
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Perfect evening wind down!

The view of the city as the sun sets is marvellous. The water circuit is invigorating. There are... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“water circuit” (121 reviews)
“hot tubs” (38 reviews)
“spa experience” (25 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 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 31 July 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

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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

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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

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is a really beautiful spa in Montreal. The water circuit is unparalleled compared to other spas I've been to. The hot tubs inside and out are perfect varied temperatures. The saunas are very hot, and have beautiful views over the old port and the...More

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Natalie E, Responsable des relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Dear "Stephen1894", I first want to thank you for taking the time to share your Bota Bota experience with the TripAdvisor community! We hope to welcome you onboard again soon, to enjoy, relax, and rejuvenate yourself!

Reviewed 22 July 2016

a friend of my husband suggested we check this unique spa out. this was exactly what the doctor ordered. A Spa on the water, on the Old Port of Montreal, with hot, cold & warm pools, sauna, restaurant, drinks, etc. Fantastic

Thank Merry S
Natalie E, Responsable des relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2016

Dear "Merry S", We are very happy to learn that you had a fantastic time at Bota Bota and hope to welcome you onboard again soon!

Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Perfectly located in the old port of Montreal. The therapeutic massage was excellent. The staff was ok. We didn't take advantage of the water Circuit as it was $40 extra for 3 hours.More

1  Thank AmyMtl
Natalie E, Responsable des relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2016

Dear "AmyMtl", Thank you for taking the time to write this review! Next time around, I would suggest you to give the water circuit a try. It's the best way possible to prolong the benefits of a good massage! The water circuit consists of all...More

Reviewed 15 July 2016

The combination of the ultra-modern barge design with the zen-like peacefulness made us feel like we were transported to a far-away place from the minute we started walking across the footbridge from the pier. Even though it was a busy Saturday in the summer, my...More

1  Thank DCskippy
Natalie E, Responsable des relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2016

Dear "DCskippy", Thank you very much for taking the time to write this James Bond review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your comments about the check-out are duly noted. A few days after your visit, we inaugurated our new check...More

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kmcVacas
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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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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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