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Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau

358 rue de la Commue Ouest, Montreal, Quebec QC H2Y 3H8, Canada
514-284-0333
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Ranked #32 of 105 Activities in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Spas
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Memphis, Tennessee
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94 reviews 94 reviews
11 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My wife and I made a 10 am reservation on a Saturday for a 60 minute message and the water circuit. We had a total of 3 hours to relax onsite. It was heavenly. We took a nap in the hammocks in between going from the hot tubs/sauna/spas to the cold pools. We had nothing but a great experience with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A very nice place specially by night. From here you can have a wonderful sight of the town. Even if the air is cold, you are in a warm pool, below the stars.

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I've been to a number of spas of this type, mostly in Ontario, and this was my first trip to Bota. The facilities were great, the view and location are amazing, and staff do an efficient job. BUT, the rules around guest behaviour were not always observed, and staff did little to enforce them. The rules are put in place... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Love the place but the staff are verybad , big time attitude not even a smile at you , u feel like they dont wanna be there and have no respect to consumers what so ever never again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I went there with four friends, one of which had reserved for a massage (plus the water circuit since you have to on Saturdays). She checked in first. When the other ones tried to do so, we were told they were full and that we had to wait for lockers availability. There were 8 people on the waiting list already.... More

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Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you enjoy"cruise" like feel and you love nautical experiences, this is the spa for you. I had a WOW experience from beginning to end. From the front desk dressed in nautical wear, to the massage rooms offering great st-Lawrence views - you really get transported in the experience. the massage was great, the different hot and cold spa areas... More

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Hopewell, New Jersey
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9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

On a whim, my wife and I booked massages and a water cycle at Bota once we saw the weather forecast. Definitely worth it! We also had a wonderful lunch onboard-the tartare is amazing-followed by three hours of bliss. It's a totally different spa experience--nothing like sitting in the hot tub while looking at the Old Port! It's pretty reasonable... More

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Melissa C, Gérant at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this review

Hi, We always like reading comments from our costumer after their visit, especially when they look as yours. Rainy days at the spa are my favorite ! I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and I'm looking foward to see you on board soon! Best regards, More

Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Its a very good spa, I've been to better, but this is still very good. 2 saunas, a steam room, a large hot tub and a few nordic/cold pools. The views of old port are why you go to this spa, they will take your breath away

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Melissa C, Gérant at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this review

Dear Andrew M, I want to thank you for your review on your last visit! Hoping to welcomed you aboard again! Best regards, More

Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed in old Montreal several times and I love everything about it. When we were told of this new spa on a boat, quite honestly we thought it was going to be gimmicky. Having indulged in massages around the world, I would say the expert massage therapist was probably one of the best we have ever experienced! The facilities... More

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Melissa C, Gérant at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this review

Dear «Ninita0721», Thank you for your kind review! I hope we'll see you aboard again on your next stay in Montreal! Best regards, More

Chicago, IL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I spent the morning here on my birthday and loved the facial I received. It was the cocoa bliss facial and my technician was superb. The staff at the front desk was excellent. I admit that I am not fluent in french and the directions they gave me were a bit confusing (i.e. locker rooms, what to wear to your... More

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Melissa C, Gérant at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this review

Dear MelyndaSinz, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Bota Bota. I'm glad that you chose us to be a part of your birthday. I'm also happy that you enjoyed your time with us. You should definitely bring your bathing suit on your next visit, to spend some time in the water circuit. I'm sure you'd... More

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