In the 18th Century, a Marwari Jeweller built Mandawa Haveli for his family. The current owner Mr. Dinesh Dhabhai and his family purchased it in 1984.
Between 1984 and 1990 they operated a small handicraft shop within the Haveli. Many of the tourists that came through suggested converting it into a Hotel. Mr. Dinesh decided to do so and after a further nine years of renovation and repair, employing local craftsmen from Shekhawati, he opened with just one room.
On 14th January 1999, the first tourist stayed in Hotel Mandawa Haveli. The gentleman, from Germany, booked for one night but stayed four! This gave us the confidence that the Hotel would be a success. Today there are twenty rooms.