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Exhilarating cold water dip

A unique experience in that it’s a spa on a refurbished ferry with great views of the St Lawrence... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
imsupafly
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Middletown, Connecticut
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Great girls night

Loved doing this at sunset. Great experience and beautiful setting to spend a quality evening out... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amber J
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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 yesterday via mobile

Loved doing this at sunset. Great experience and beautiful setting to spend a quality evening out with the girls.

Thank Amber J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A unique experience in that it’s a spa on a refurbished ferry with great views of the St Lawrence river and a spectacular sunset over Old Montreal. There was an evening special, $100 for two after 6pm, worth it to access the pools, water circuits...More

Thank imsupafly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Super unique experience (a spa that's created inside a boat, that's on the water), tasteful and relaxing aesthetic and atmosphere, lots of pools (never felt crowded), professional masseuse/staff, clean and luxurious facilities, adults only (18+ years), affordable treatments, restaurant on site Cons: Insufficient showers...More

Thank Candy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderfully thought out spa on the river with terrific views of Montreal. We went for an evening session, just turned up without booking (though if wanting treatments I’d imagine you would need to book these in advance) A variety of saunas, steam rooms, pools plus...More

Thank Claphamturk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great and affordable way to spend a relaxing afternoon in warm water on the water. For less than $70 you get 3 hours in this gorgeous. setting. There is also a nice restaurant and loungers so it’s very easy to pass 3...More

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

Dear Julia, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your Bota Bota experience! Bota Bota is indeed very unique! We hope you will visit again next time you are in Montreal!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I invited a friend to a 3 hour water circuit. We both liked the pools and the various hammocks, bean bags and lounge chairs. The views on Old Montreal are fantastic as well as the views on Habitat and the grain elevators. Hard to believe...More

Thank Mireille K
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mireille, Thank you for your feedback. It's with our clients valued feedback that we can improve our services. I am glad that you enjoyed your overall experience at Bota Bota. The views from the ship and adjacent gardens are indeed beautiful, and so different...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During vacation w-end in Montreal we booked 3hr water circuit treatment night we arrived. Reservations not necessary for water circuit; our group of 4 walked in Thurs night around 8PM; facility was busy but not crowded. Front desk check-in was easy & quick, no waiting....More

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

Dear "RMPence", Thank you for your review! We are glad that Bota Bota was a destination during your Montreal vacation! Indeed, we do not take reservations for the water circuit, but on busier days, there is a chance of a waiting list. I'm happy it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outside of check-in being a bit slow, the overall experience at Bota Bota was great! The pools and jacuzzis were clean and the various water circuit areas were straight forward with handy signs near their entrances. Wherever I turned, there was an employee there either...More

Thank Jonny V
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jonny, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on Bota Bota! The whole team was delighted to read your kind words. Everyone, from the customer service team, to the massage therapists to the restaurant team work very hard, every...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The spa is on an old ferry boat. There is a water circuit. We had a wonderful couples massage followed by a nice lunch. We then went to the land section where they have pools, a bar, hammocks and bean bag chairs. A very relaxing...More

Thank John F
Natalie E, Responsable relations clients at Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to write your review! We're really happy to read that you enjoyed your time spent at Bota Bota and hope that you will visit again in the near future!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I treated my 18 year old daughter and I to a spa treatment and the water circuit. What a fun experience the entire four hours was! The massage was amazing, the facial was great. The water circuit was relaxing and entertaining. We loved our day!

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

Dear "Janaann", Thank you for your kind words! We love that you loved your time aboard! We hope to welcome you again in the future!

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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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20 February 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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19 February 2018|
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Response from Rita S | 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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