Gosh, we are just the people to answer this! 2 years ago for our 10th wedding anniversary, we stayed at the GF for 7 nights. Fantastic resort, but not our favorite. We stayed in a dormer room too with a park view. So, here is my take:
Beautiful resort, fantastic rooms, immaculately maintained, perfect place. The room was large, pretty neat with the dormer layout, great balcony, great mousekeeping. Restaurants were great, nice staff, etc.
BUT, (of course there is a but), it was by far NOT our favorite. It is pretty simply just a nice hotel. It doesn’t have that same “Disney Magic” that other resorts such as the Poly or WL have. We have stayed at both of them and far prefer them to the GF. While the grounds are beautiful, the room is great, and the staff is nice, I was really hoping for more in the realm of the “neat fun-ness” that we have come to love about Disney. It simply just doesn’t have the theming or the themed pool we have come to love. If it were just my wife and I, and we wanted a romantic honeymoon resort, sure, it would be great. However, we have a daughter and just didn’t have the same experience. Great hotel, just not great Disney. Also, we paid out the wazzoo for a park view room. We got a view of the castle if we leaned out to the left from our dormer balcony which wasn’t horrible, but not worth the park view money. One cool thing though, we could hear the Haunted Mansion from our room! LOL. We loved that.
For the money, I would say go Poly or Contemporary. Both are VERY Disney, are quite a bit cheaper, and frankly are just as nice.