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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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A must-see destination in Montreal!

As a native Montrealer, this was my second time at Bota Bota. What an amzing day we had!!! I had a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
mfbedard
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Montreal, Canada
Charming

At first I wasn't sure what to expect about a Spa in the city.... I mean based on previous... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stephanie T
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Montreal, Canada
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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 yesterday

As a native Montrealer, this was my second time at Bota Bota. What an amzing day we had!!! I had a massage since today is my 55th birthday (140$ with the water circuit) and my adult daughters had only the water circuits (70$ each). You...More

Thank mfbedard
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

At first I wasn't sure what to expect about a Spa in the city.... I mean based on previous experience, spas are usual in the country side, surrender by trees and peaceful environnement. But after my visit at Bota Bota I completely charmed and felt...More

Thank Stephanie T
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this review

Dear "Stephanie", Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts! I am very happy to read that you changed your mind about Bota Bota once your visited us. Even though the spa is located very close to the city, there is something very relaxing to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Everything was perfect. We spent three hours there on a hot day last week. I had a facial with Joelle and it was the best facial I've had anywhere. The sauna is exceptional with a picture window view of the water and Montreal, as are...More

Thank Lesley M
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this review

Dear Lesley, Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Bota Bota ! I will make sure to share your kind words with Joele who will be thrilled to know that you enjoyed your time spent with her. The views from our saunas are...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Arrived for our 11am, 90 minute massages. Checking in was simple, locker rooms were clean and smelled fresh. Went upstairs to be greeted by our masseur's. The massages we got were the relaxing ones, and I about fell asleep and so did my partner. Our...More

Thank Traveler7CT
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this review

Dear "Traveler7CT", Thank you for your kind review! I am very happy to read that you spent a nice day aboard and hope you will visit us again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited Bota Bota with some girlfriends. It was a great way to spend the day. We had the flying cloud package which included the water circuit, scrub, massage, facial and tasting plate. The treatments were all wonderful! The food was also very good. I'd...More

Thank Reem G
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this review

Dear Reem, Thank you for your kind words! I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your Flying Cloud package! We hope to welcome you aboard again in the near future!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The spa is located on a boat in Old Montreal. The ambience is wonderful. I signed up for a massage and the water therapies. The checkin was slow. You have to bring your own flip flops and water bottle. They will provide a robe and...More

Thank Lisa X
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your Bota Bota experience with the TripAdvisor community! I am very glad that you received one of the best massages you ever had at Bota Bota. I am however sorry for the wait....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little hesitant and not super excited about a boat-spa (and it was pouring rain). This turned out to the be the most relaxing unique experience that I have had in a while. I went with a group of 4 friends. It was...More

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Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this review

Dear "SherT", Thank you very much for writing your kind review! It is true that the relaxation would not at all be the same if we did not enfore the silence policy aboard the ship. But it is possible to speak at a low voice...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bota Bota was fantastic. We spent an afternoon there on a recent trip to Montreal and absolutely loved it. The massages we had were both terrific. And we loved wandering around the boat (and adjoining property) to test out the various pools and relaxation spaces....More

Thank TravelDadDC
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this review

Dear "TravelDadDC", I first want to thank you for taking the time to write your review! I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed what seems to be the Calypso package. We hope you will come back ton Montreal and visit us again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a Aesthetician for over 20 years, this is by far the best spa I have ever been! Enjoyed the ecaulaptis steam room, and the hot tub over looking the city! It was busy but we still managed to relax in all the quite zones....More

Thank Mell A
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this review

Dear Mell, Thank you so much for calling Bota Bota "Best Spa in Canada"! We strive to offer our passengers the best experience possible, from our dedicated aestheticians, to our passionate massage therapists and our devoted customer service team. I will make sure to also...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When my friend suggested going, I was a little unsure. An outdoor spa on the river in old Montreal? I had my reservations but I was pleasantly surprised. It was well-located and situated. It's beautifully designed and maintained. Lots of outdoor pools at different temperatures,...More

Thank Lisa D
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, Thank you for your kind review! You are right that some weekends can be busier than week days, but with the extented facilities, on the 5 decks of the ship as well as in the Gardens, you can always find a quiet space!...More

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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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