Hi, unfortunately cooking is out of the question... but in saying that , there are restaurants everywhere within walking distance. there's one right across the road and you can always request the friendly housekeepers to help you. have fun :D
Near is relative term. The hotel is outside of SBMA but only 3 blocks from the entrance to SBMA. From there you can take a taxi to zoobic safari and ocean adventure. That will probably cost about 150-200 pesos.